GVES Summer Update I
July 8, 2019
7/17: GVES Library Open 9AM-12PM
8/5: GVES Library CLOSED for renovations
8/19: Back to School Information Released on Alma
8/28: Elementary Open House (Grades 1-5) 12:30PM-2:30PM
9/3: First Day of School
Save the Date - Elementary Open House
Under Armour Backpack Sale - Ends August 1st
Dear GVES Families,
GVES HSA is able to offer Under Armour GV backpacks for $50. If you are interested, please click on the link below for ordering information as well as a picture of each of the color options. The GV logo will be added to each backpack. Payment must be made on myschoolbucks before you order will be confirmed. Backpacks will be available for pickup at the Open House.
Please email email@example.com if you have any questions.
Turn in your "50 Days of Summer Reading" form and you will be entered into the drawing for the prize basket shown in the picture below. The basket contains:
- A Kindle Fire 10 with headphones
- a $50 Amazon gift card
- Big Boggle
- Chess and Checkers Travel Set
- Rubik's Cube
Good luck and happy reading!
NEW Parent Health Portal
Last school year the district used the FamilyID system for all emergency cards and forms to help streamline the summer process for our parent community. While the feedback from our parents was positive, FamilyID did not meet the needs of our school nurses. Starting this coming school year (2019-2020), Garnet Valley will give our parents and guardians direct access to our district’s health portal (SNAP) which will provide the most secure, convenient, and real-time view of your child’s school health record.
(The FamilyID system is not going away entirely as it will still be used by our athletic department to collect sports physicals.)
Benefits of the SNAP Parent Health Portal
With a secure login and encrypted data transfer, parents can safely access their child’s health information from any computer or mobile device to:
Update Critical Health Information
Electronically Sign & Submit Forms
Review Screening Results
Upload Medical Forms
Authorize OTC Orders
Monitor Health Clinic Visits
Additionally, automatic email notifications immediately alert parents when new information is available, medication refills are needed, immunization status becomes non-compliant, or forms need to be signed. Through a built-in messaging system, parents can communicate directly with the school nursing staff.
From within the SNAP Health Center, our school nurses are immediately notified when any changes are made by parents. New information is flagged to make sure it doesn’t go unnoticed and critical changes must be acknowledged. Nurses also can view a log of recent parent activity.
All parents and legal guardians that have an email address in Alma will be receiving their secured login credentials in a few weeks. The email will come from firstname.lastname@example.org and look similar to the screenshot below.
If anyone has an issue accessing their child’s health records or has difficulty with technology, there will be a parent night on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, to help troubleshoot any issues.
Back to School Nights
Save these dates for our Back to School Nights. The schedule and times have been adjusted to better accommodate parents/guardians based on the survey feedback we received last year. We look forward to connecting with you!
Wednesday, September 11
- 3rd Grade, 6PM
- 5th Grade, 7:15PM
Thursday, September 12
- 4th Grade, 7PM
Study Skills has a New Name!
Study Skills will now be known as Book Smarts! We will be updating schedules to reflect this exciting change.
School Supply Lists for 2019-2020
Interested in Reading Olympics?
Band & Orchestra for the 2019-2020 School Year
Band and Orchestra sign ups for the 2019-2020 school year have begun! 3rd graders are completing the instrument interview process and will come home with a form reflecting their instrument recommendations. To sign up for band or orchestra for next year, please click this link:
Keep Collecting Box Tops!
After School Activity Dismissal Procedures - Dismissal Locations
VEFLS - Foreign Language Contact Person, email@example.com or 610-717-2755
Cafeteria Information - Menus and Payments
GVES Yearly Calendar - Important Dates
Safe Arrival - Attendance Reporting App
GVSD App - Download app here
MySchoolBucks - Online Payments
District Text Messaging Opt-In - Registration Info