PVJH Back to School Center

PVJH Back to School Center


We are thrilled to get the 2018-19 school year underway!  This is your one-stop shop for all things back to school. Enjoy the rest of your summer and we'll see you soon!

Important Dates

August 15:   Back to School Day, PVJH Building Open - 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. You are invited to find your lockers and classrooms and tour the school.  Classroom assignments will be posted on Infinite Campus Portal in the morning.

August 16:            Building open – 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

August 20:       Building open – 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

August 20: PVJH  PTA Back to School Social: 7th Only at the JH from 6:00 to 7:30 pm.

August22: SPED Meet and Greet Day at PVJH - 9:00 -11:00 a.m.

August 22: Building open – 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

August 23:       First Day of School – 7:34 a.m. to 2:25 p.m.

August 23:           Football practice begins. Physical & concussion forms required for participation. Click here for the form.

August 26:       Volleyball and Cross Country Practice begins. Physical & concussion forms required for participation. Click here for the form.

August 27: Digital Citizenship Presentation - 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

August 27: Open House @ 6:30 p.m.

August 30:       School pictures

September 4:    12:05pm Early Dismissal


Open House, August 27

On Tuesday, August 27, 2019 we will host our annual Open House.  The Open House is an opportunity to meet each of your child’s teachers.  We will run the following schedule:

5:30 -6:30 Digital Citizenship Presentation (optional)
6:30-6:35 pm Welcome to Pleasant Valley Junior High – Please report to your child’s 1st period class
6:35-6:42 pm 1st Period
6:46-6:53 pm 2nd Period
6:57-7:04 pm 3rd Period
7:08-7:15 pm 4th Period
7:19-7:26 pm 5th Period
7:30-7:37 pm 6th Period
7:41-7:48 pm 7th Period
7:52-7:59 pm 8th Period

Prior to attending the Open House, please visit with your child about their daily schedule and have them map out the route for you.  Their schedule can be printed online through the Parent Portal under the ‘Report’ section.  We will have your child’s schedule and map of the school available in at the main entrance if you need a copy.

The goal of our Back to School Open House is to allow each of you to meet your child’s teachers and to understand the curricular expectations of the course.  Therefore, we recommend you do not ask specific questions regarding your child’s progress at that time.  If you have a specific question regarding your child, we encourage you to set up a time to meet with the teacher or to send them an email!

From the Principal

It is my pleasure to welcome everyone back for another great year. We are all excited to have students back in our classrooms and hallways, filling them with energy and enthusiasm for learning. We welcome all of our returning families and extend a warm welcome to all of our new students and families to Pleasant Valley Junior High. Our MISSION is to create a challenging academic environment empowering all students with essential life skills and emotional health. Our VISION is to make potential a reality in all things for all kids. We strive to help every child feel safe, welcomed, connected, challenged and a part of the Spartan family.

I am honored to serve as the principal of Pleasant Valley Junior High. It is truly a privilege to be a part of a community where parents, teachers and students care for each other and strive to build positive relationships that support academic and social growth. Please feel free to contact me at 563-332-0200 or peakinmichael@pleasval.org if you have any questions or concerns.


Michael Peakin


Parking & Pick Up/Drop Off Changes

Pick Up/Drop Off:  Because of the renovations at Pleasant Valley Junior High, procedures have changed.  Busses will now drop off and pick up behind the school. Car drivers will use the front of the school. Please pull down as far as you can so traffic does not get backed up. Click here for a map of the traffic pattern.

Bus Rules:

Many of our students ride a bus to get to school. Click here for a reminder of the expectations we have for our exceptional bus riders.

Meningococcal Meningitis Vaccine Information

Students entering the 7th grade are required to have 1 dose of the Meningococcal vaccine if born on or after September 15, 2004.  There will be no grace period allowed, if your child does not meet the state requirements they will not be allowed to start school on August 23. If your student has a medical exemption; a new medical exemption to include the Meningococcal vaccine is required. YOU MUST PROVIDE THIS INFORMATION TO YOUR CHILD’S SCHOOL AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!

School Supplies:  

Click here for the 7th Grade School Supply List.

Click here for the 8th Grade School Supply List.

Food Service:

Want to know what’s for lunch today?  Click here for breakfast and lunch menus - You can also download an app to keep track of it all on your phone.  Plus, the site lets you look at the nutritional values of every item on our healthy menus, which makes it easy to feel good about what PVCSD is serving your kids!

School Meal Prices:

  • Elementary Breakfast $1.65

  • Junior High & High School Breakfast $1.80

  • Elementary Lunch $2.45

  • Junior High Lunch $2.55

  • High School Lunch $2.85-$3.10

You may make a deposit into your student's lunch account at any time by sending cash or check to their building.  You can also add money via credit card to your student’s food service account online through RevTrak by clicking here.   Communications for low food service balances will be sent to the parent/guardian email address(es) that the school has on file. Click here for a reminder about our meal charge policy, including how much students can charge and when you'll be alerted for having a negative balance.

Free and Reduced Application:  Please see the below instructions on beginning your student’s 2019-2020 Free and Reduced Application.

  • To begin your Online free and reduced application, please log into your Parent Portal Account here.  (If you do not have an account please call our Administration Center at 563-332-5550.)

    • Please note that Free and Reduced application must be accessed from the Portal website link above; it is not available through the Portal Mobile App.

  • Once logged in, click the link for “Applications/Forms” on the left

  • Select “Click to start meal benefit application”

After your application has been processed you will receive notification in your parent portal inbox.

If you are unable to complete the online application please click here

If you have questions about our Food Service Program, please contact Food Service Director, Andrea Mahler, at 563-332-5550 or mahlerandrea@pleasval.org

New Faculty and Staff:

Join us in welcoming new faculty and staff to the PVJH Family:

Emily Duncan - 8th Grade Language Arts

Ariana Krueger - 7th Grade Science

Nicole Lenius - 7th Grade Language Arts

Karen Lorenzen - Spanish

Maddie Reynolds - Wellness

Carolyn Vinyard - 8th Grade Language Arts

Veronica Cox - Aide

Kristi DeCoster - Aide

Kelly Kanzake - Aide

Strive for Less Than Five:

The Pleasant Valley Community School District is teaming up with school districts across the Quad Cities and the United Way to increase attendance by participating in the Strive for Less Than Five Challenge!  We encourage you to watch this short video about the mission and the importance of having students at school every day.  We’re hoping you’ll help us keep student attendance high as we head back into the school year!

Don’t Miss a Thing!

In an emergency, PV will send you notices via text and phone calls.  Information you give us during registration automatically signs you up for emergency phone calls.  But, if you want texts too, you need to sign up. Click here to manage your preferences. Sign in and click on the Contacts Tab.  Your name will pop up, then click edit and make sure your information is correct!  (can’t remember your sign in? Click “forgot password” on the home page.  If you have any questions, contact our Communications Director at thomsenhannah@pleasval.org)

Pleasant Valley schools send out an email every week with important dates, events, and community opportunities.  It’s called the #SpartanNation and it’s unique to every school. Make sure you check your in-boxes every Friday afternoon, so you don’t miss a thing!

To assure that your email provider will not block email communications, please add this email address to your safe senders list: enews@pleasval.org. Pleasant Valley will not give email lists to anyone outside of the district. If you do not have access to email, information is available in the school office.

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Run with Carl

Support the Pleasant Valley Educational Foundation and Run with Carl on Labor Day, September 2, 2019!  The 5k, 5 mile and kids run takes place at the Life Fitness Center.  The races start at 7:30am and every dollar raised from registration fees goes directly to the PVEF and the Bettendorf Community Schools Foundation.  The PVEF provides scholarships for seniors, awarding 102 scholarships in 2019.  Register NOW at www.runwithcarl.com.