West Word

A Weekly Update from Perkiomen Valley Middle School West

A Word from Mr. Creeden

We hope you and your children had a great week as we continue to navigate this new normal together. The faculty and staff here at West continue to work very hard to connect with, support, and educate their students. We will be welcoming students into our beautiful Middle School West building very soon as we approach our start dates for the hybrid model. Below you will find valuable information regarding the transition from virtual to hybrid for participating students as well as other important news on happenings at West.

Quick Snapshot

  • Hybrid Model Information
  • Half-Day Schedule on 9/23
  • PV West Home & School Update
  • East/West Middle School Ursinus Mentoring Program
  • First Day Packet Info
  • Attendance Info
  • Weeks at a Glance

Hybrid Model Information

The dates for when each grade level returns in a hybrid model to Middle School West are:

6th Grade - 9/29

8th Grade - 10/19

7th Grade - 11/9


All students will be divided into two groups, Hybrid A (Last Name A-K), and Hybrid B (Last Name L-Z). Hybrid A will be scheduled to attend school on Mondays and Tuesdays, Hybrid B will be scheduled to attend school on Thursdays and Fridays. Each Hybrid group will alternate attending school on Wednesdays. Due to keeping numbers below an amount safe for social distancing purposes some students may need to be moved from one group to the other. If this occurs parents will be contacted.


When in the hybrid model students would follow the same schedule they are currently following virtually. We are continuing to make preparations here at West to provide students with a safe and enjoyable educational environment while following all safety guidelines.

Half Day Schedule on Wednesday 9/23

Wednesday September 23rd will be a half-day for students. All students will follow the schedule below during the half-day.
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PV West Home & School Update

Perk Valley Strong T-shirts

We will be ordering more Perk Valley Strong t-shirts (see picture below) If you’d like to pre-order a t-shirt or several fill out this link.

https://forms.gle/YHP8ExkizfzXaoR76

Amazon Smile Link - Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to PV West Home & School

https://smile.amazon.com/ch/73-1727330

Box Tops

Keep scanning your receipts

Agenda Books - $5.00

For sale in the office

Next Home & School Meeting 10/20/20

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East/West Middle School Ursinus Mentoring Program

A unique opportunity for middle school students at East and West to meet virtually for two hours a week with Ursinus College students. You will engage in a variety of activities to build a relationship with each other. This program will assist you with making connections and setting goals. There is no cost to the program but you must apply as there is limited space.


Students must submit a completed application (below) by next Friday, September 18th at 3:00PM to be considered for participation in this 1st Semester. The google form application is only accessible with a PVSD account so please have your child log on to complete the form with you. Mentoring groups will meet weekly on Monday & Wednesday OR Tuesday & Thursday. Groups of middle school students will be paired with Ursinus College students for the entire 1st Semester. Groups will start meeting virtually in the last week of September.

First Day Packet Info

This year’s First Day Packet materials are being shared online. You can get to First Day Packets by going to PVSD website, select Parents and then select First Day Packets. Click on the folder that is for your child’s level. There are several forms that must be completed and returned to school. Those forms are:


  • Limerick letter/authorization form
  • Health Emergency Information from
  • Symptom Monitoring Acknowledgement form

You may return theses forms in any of the following ways:

  • Download, print, fill out the form and mail it to your child’s school
  • Download, print and fill out the form, take a picture of it, and email it to your child’s building secretary (see emails below)
  • Download, print and fill out the form, scan it, and email it to your child’s building secretary (see emails below)

Evergreen: dharp@pvsd.org

Schwenksville: wledford@pvsd.org

Skippack: pjacobson@pvsd.org

South: kajones@pvsd.org

PVMS East: dimelville@pvsd.org

PVMS West: csitron@pvsd.org

PVHS: nvenezia@pvsd.org


There is an optional publicity refusal form to complete - this only needs to be submitted if you do not want your child’s image used for publicity purposes in the coming school year. A student accident insurance form is also available and optional.

Attendance Info

If your child will be absent or missing any class time, please send an email (from the email you have listed in our new SIS system) to:


MSWAttendance@pvsd.org.


This will count as your call-out AND parent excuse. Please indicate in your email the date of absence, student’s grade and the reason for the absence. An absence is considered unexcused when the child’s school has not received an email providing an acceptable reason for the absence within a 3-day period.


You may also call our attendance line at: 1 (484) 977-7210, option 1. If you do this, you would still need to submit an email with the above information in order for it to be excused.

Any medical notes should be scanned in. When back to school (in person), any Dr.’s notes should be placed in the Attendance Box, right outside the Guidance Department.


If you have any questions at all, please contact Brenda Continelli at bcontinelli@pvsd.org.

Weeks at a Glance

Wednesday 9/23 - Half-Day for students

Monday 9/28 - No School (Yom Kippur)

Tuesday 9/29 - First day of hybrid model for 6th grade students in Group A (A-K)

Thursday 10/1 - First day of hybrid model for 6th grade students in Group B (L-Z)

Wednesday 10/7 - Half-Day for students

Monday 10/12 - No School (In-Service)

HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND!