PVJH Back to School 2022-23

Back to School Center

Welcome to another exciting school year at Pleasant Valley Junior High! I am looking forward to welcoming our new and returning eighth graders, as well as welcoming our new seventh graders, as they come together for the first time as Spartans.

It is a true 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 success and social growth. We have an amazing staff that is guided on the principle of doing what is best for students. We consider ourselves a family, and we are excited to welcome you!

Thank you for your very important part in your student's educational journey.  I’m looking forward to another wonderful school year!

Michael Peakin
Principal 
Pleasant Valley Junior High

August 15 PVJH Schedules Posted on Infinite Campus
August 15 Back to School Day, 9:00am - 5:00pm - Families can visit the school and walk schedules
August 17 Self-Guided Tours, 3:30pm - 6:00pm- Families can visit the school and walk schedules
August 18 Self-Guided Tours, 3:30pm - 6:00pm- Families can visit the school and walk schedules
August 22   Self-Guided Tours, 3:30pm - 6:00pm- Families can visit the school and walk schedules
August 23 First Day of School, start time 7:34am
August 23 First Day of Athletics. Click here for instructions
August 29 Picture Day
September 5 Labor Day, No School
September 5 Run with Carl - Register here to support PV Seniors.
September 7 Early Dismissal, 12:55pm

Did you know you can download your school’s calendar right to your digital calendar?  Click here.

Here’s the bell schedule for PVJH. Here’s a map of the building.

EARLY DISMISSALS:  This year, PV schools will dismiss early on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month.

Infinite Campus Parent Portal opens to access homeroom teacher assignments on August 15. To access the parent portal, please follow the following guides:

Infinite Campus Getting Started Guide
Navigating the Portal Video

If your student is riding the bus, you will learn your bus assignment through the parent portal.  Bus assignments will be made in mid-August and we will alert you when they are available. Bus assignments could change up to the night before school starts, so check back often! 

Click here for a reminder of the expectations we have for our exceptional bus riders.

Click here for the JH School Supply List.  

Iowa Immunization Law requires all students entering 7th grade to have one dose of Tdap vaccine and one dose of Meningococcal vaccine.  Once these have been completed please provide the date to your school nurse. The State of Iowa allows NO grace period for the start of the school year. Students without evidence of these vaccinations or an immunization exemption certificate on file will be unable to attend school in August until the requirement is met.

To sign up for athletics at the Junior High, you need to sign up with Family ID. Click here for instructions. You also need to provide an updated physical every year.  We will no longer be collecting paper physicals; you must upload them to Family ID.

Want to know what’s for lunch today?  Click here for breakfast and lunch menus. 

You can also download the Nutrislice app by searching “nutrislice”.

The USDA has ended the free breakfast and lunch program. We appreciate your understanding as this was not a local decision, but a decision made by the USDA and Federal Government. 

Breakfast and Lunch Prices 2022-23 Reduced 
PVJH Breakfast $1.85 $0.30
Lunch $2.60 $0.40
Milk $0.50 $0.40

FREE & REDUCED MEALS: Your family may qualify for free or reduced-price meals by filling out the 2022-2023 Iowa Application for Free & Reduced Price School Meals/Milk. To begin your online free and reduced application, please log in to your Parent Portal Account here. If you do not have an account please call our Administration Center at 563-332-5550. Please note that the 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 a 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, Corie Gamble, at 563-332-5550 or gamblecorrie@pleasval.org.


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

Angela Bartelson, Paraeducator
Evelyn Blair, Paraeducator
Jackson Culp, PE/Health
Kelly Drish, Paraeducator
Shannon Heims, Language Arts
Tobias Jessen, Special Education
Avery Kitchen, Special Education
Anne Klimek, Paraeducator
Theresa Needham, Paraeducator
Lily Porter, Paraeducator
Alexandra Stevens, Paraeducator
Amber Welvaert, Special Education
Meredith Zietlow, Social Studies


RUN WITH CARL!  Funds raised from the ½ mile, 5k and 5 mile race benefit the Pleasant Valley Educational Foundation’s scholarship program!  This year the PVEF will award more than 130 scholarships to graduating seniors!  Run with Carl and support our seniors!  Sign up for this Labor Day event here!


PV wants to keep you in the know. Pleasant Valley schools send out #SpartanNation weekly email with important dates, events, and community opportunities for your school. Make sure you check your inboxes 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.

Information you give us during registration automatically signs you up for emails, texts, and phone calls. If you’d like to add or change that information, please click here to manage your preferences. 

Click here to follow us on facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

If you have any questions, contact our Director of Communications, Beth Marsoun, at marsounbeth@pleasval.org.