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!
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 18 Special Education Meet and Greet, 9:00am, PVJH Library
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.
Special Education Meet and Greet! If you have a student with an IEP, come out to Pleasant Valley Junior High and meet your student's case manager and counselor; get a tour of the school; and enjoy light refreshments on August 18 from 9:00am to 11:00am.
What: Special Education Meet and Greet!
Where: PVJH Library
When: August 18, 9:00am to 11:00am
Why: Meet your team!
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.
Chromebook Pick Up for 7th Grade: Incoming 7th Grade students will be able to pick up their chromebook and charger on Monday, August 15th between 9:00-5:00 PM. Staff will also be able to distribute them during the self-guided tour times from 3:30-6:00 on August 17th, August 18th and August 22nd. Any student who does not pick it up before school starts will receive their chromebook and charger on the first day of school.
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.
Season One Sports will start the first week of school. Cross Country, Football, and Volleyball on day one (8/23/2022) and then Cheerleading on day two (8/24/2022). Students that participate in athletics attend an Advisor period at the end of the academic school day from 2:32 pm - 3:10 pm at which time they are released to locker rooms to get ready for practices/games. Practice roughly starts around 3:20 pm - 3:25 pm and continues until around 4:55 pm. All activity (Late Run) buses leave the PVJH parking lot at 5:05 pm to return students to their drop/pickup locations.
To participate in the first practice your student needs a valid/up to date physical form uploaded to their Family ID account. NO physical forms will be collected by PVJH. Upload them to your Family ID account and keep the original for your records.
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|
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 email@example.com.
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: firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.