News from the 'View

Skyview Upper Elementary School

Skyview Family Forum Night - October 16, 2019

We are excited to offer an evening of brief sessions for families on a variety of topics - see the flyer below to RSVP for this event. Presenters include representatives from Springfield Psychological Associates, Lower Providence Township Police, and Skyview staff members.
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Emergency Drills at Skyview

On Thursday, October 17, 2019, Skyview staff and students will participate in a Lockdown DRILL where a “run, hide, fight” protocol will be utilized. Staff will follow the security procedures in our emergency guidelines as they guide our students through the drill.


The key components to a successful drill are to have the students and staff out of sight and silent during the drill or, if certain sections of the building are free of an intruder(s), staff and students may be quietly evacuating the building to a designated area outside of the school.

Students will be made aware of the drill one day in advance via an announcement and again when the drill begins. Our purpose is to communicate our safety procedures to staff and students and have them practice the drill together.


We will gather feedback to make sure we have the most effective procedures in place as we continue to work with local and state agencies.


Please contact the office with any questions you may have.

It's mid-marking period...be sure to check the parent portal for updates on your child's progress for first marking period!

PAYS Survey - Grade 6 - October 29, 2019

Please see text below of letter sent home with 6th grade students:



Pennsylvania Youth Survey

Passive Parental Permission Letter

Dear Parent or Guardian:

Our school is taking part in the 2019 Pennsylvania Youth Survey (PAYS) sponsored by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, the Pennsylvania Department of Education, and the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs. The survey will ask questions about the behaviors of students in the 6th, 8th, 10th and 12th grades, including questions about school climate, violence, depression, bullying, and substance abuse.

The information we receive will assist us and our community partners in working to prevent adolescent drug use and other problem behaviors. We want to ensure that all parents are notified that the survey is being conducted and provide you with as much information about the survey as possible. As a parent, you have the right to prohibit your child’s participation. The following facts about the survey will help you make an informed decision about your child’s participation:

· Participation in this survey is completely voluntary. Students will be instructed by their teacher that they can skip any questions they do not understand or choose not to answer. If they have any questions or concerns after taking this survey, they are instructed to talk with their school counselor or a trusted adult.

· The survey is designed to protect each student’s privacy. It is anonymous and confidential. Students will not put their names on the survey, and no student will ever have their individual responses reported.

· The survey is well tested, having been administered to over 1,000,000 Pennsylvania students since the 1990’s. The information collected has proved invaluable to prevention planners in selecting programming to promote healthy youth development.


You can request a list of the survey questions by visiting this link: http://episcenter.psu.edu/node/599. For more information about the survey, including a list of Frequently Asked Questions, please visit www.pays.pa.gov then click on “2019”.


The survey will be administered during the school day on October 29, 2019 and will take one class period to complete. If you do not want your child to participate, please submit your request to Mrs. Melissa Gorla, Skyview Principal, in writing.


Thank you for your help in our efforts to keep our schools drug free and safe for learning. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Gorla at 610.489.5000, extension 34200.

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