PATRIOT PRESS

PLEASANT VALLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL, * * * August 28, 2020

PRINCIPALS' CORNER

August 28, 2020


Greetings Patriot Families,


We hope that you all had some summer fun and relaxation. We want to welcome you all back to school, which begins on September 2nd. As I complete this first of the year letter, our Patriot faculty is getting settled in and working through our Remote Professional Learning training. We have finalized some last minute details and have attached the information to this newsletter. We hope that you find the links informative and helpful. Please note that students will be connecting through Zoom in each of their periods on the first day of school. The first day is a Wednesday so all first period classes begin at 9:00 AM. Students will be sent Zoom invites for each of their periods from their teachers. Please look for these as we will be taking attendance through the Zoom platform. We are very excited to be back in the swing of teaching and learning, and to have you with us for the 2020-2021 school year! Go Patriots!


Thank you and take care!


Michael Maloney, Principal


Pleasant Valley Middle School

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Hello PVM Families,


I am so excited to be a Patriot. I can not wait to meet each of you through Zoom. I have taught both middle and elementary school and am a huge fan of all Battle Ground kids. This is my fifth year as an assistant principal. I am here to help and support Patriot students and families. We will work together to make this unusual year the best it can be.


"See" you all soon,


Mrs. Leeper

Inside Scoop

Here's what's inside this week:


  • Back to School information/videos
  • PVM Online
  • Schedules Available on Skyward, Monday 8/31
  • PVM School Supply Lists
  • Virtual Back to School Night, online September 11th
  • Free/Low Cost Immunization Clinics
  • Lunch Program
  • Free/Reduced Lunch Applications
  • Family & Community Resource Center
  • PTA Online Book fair Ends September 4th!
  • School Accident & Sickness Insurance
  • Online Payments
  • 20-21 District Calendars
  • 20-21 District and PVM Student/Family Handbooks

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2ND

PVM ONLINE - LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES HERE!!!

Student Schedules Will be Available to View on Skyward Monday, August 31st.

ALL students must have the 20-21 Annual Student Update completed. Please log into Skyward to check this for each student. NOTE: you will not be able to view a student schedule if this is not completed.

School Supply Lists

The items highlighted in yellow will be used at home and also at school when we are back to in-person learning, so they will travel with the student in their backpack.
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Free and Low Cost Immunization Clinics

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Download the flyer below to view larger version; English, Russian and Spanish versions.

National School Lunch Program

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Download lunch flyer to view larger version.

Free and Reduced Lunch

As noted in the flyer above, you may apply online for free and reduced meal benefits at the link on the flyer, which directs you to the Skyward Family Access login page. You may also print a paper copy of the application and send it in/deliver it to the school or district office. The paper version is currently only available in English and Spanish on the district website.


Skyward Login


English version application


Spanish version application


We recommend submitting your application prior to the start of school to ensure continuation of coverage. If a new application is not submitted, you will be responsible for meal charges. When you are approved for benefits, Battle Ground Public Schools will send you a confirmation letter. If you have not received an approval letter for the current school year, you must complete an application to receive meal benefits.

If you have questions, please call the Free and Reduced Hotline at (360) 885-5390.

Student Accident & Sickness Insurance Information

Information booklets containing plan, exclusions, and enrollment information about this insurance program will be sent home during student supply pick up days. If you don't receive a booklet, please call your school office to arrange to get one. This is a good resource to investigate for students needing insurance coverage.
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Family and Community Resource Center

Battle Ground Public Schools’ Family and Community Resource Center (FCRC) helps meet the needs of families faced with housing instability and similar economic challenges.


While a main goal of the FCRC is to assist families experiencing housing instability, it can also help connect families with many other types of resources and is intended to respond to the changing needs of the community.


The FCRC is a continuation of the district’s joint efforts with the Battle Ground Education Foundation, an all-volunteer, nonprofit community organization whose purpose is to leverage community resources to help maintain quality education for all students in Battle Ground schools.


The Family Resource Guide is full of contacts to aid families in connecting with agencies who are able to help with a great variety of needs. Please click the link below to view this helpful guide.


Family Resource Guide


(click below to be redirected to the FCRC page)

Family and Community Resource Center (FCRC)
Phone: (360) 885-5434
Email: fcrc@battlegroundps.org

PV Virtual Book Fair Ending SOON, Get Your Books By September 4th!

Let’s make this a summer of reading to remember! You’re invited to shop our Read-a-Palooza Virtual Book Fair now through September 4, 2020 to support our school and help students discover favorite characters, series, and collections all summer long. Stocking up for summer reading has never been easier:


· Find the same exclusive titles as our in-school Book Fair

· Orders ship direct to home

· FREE shipping on book-only orders over $25*

· All purchases benefit our school and earn 25% in rewards

Visit our Book Fair Homepage, PVM or PVP, and click “Shop Now” to get started!


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There are also some online programs offered by Scholastic that support at home learning; Links to those are below. Both should be free, but Home Base is an app, so there may be in-app purchases available.


The Virtual Resource Center


Home Base


Thank you all for supporting our students through this bizarre time. We are so fortunate to have such a dedicated school community!

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Online Payment for Purchases, Fees and Fines

Dear Parents,


We are excited to announce that the Battle Ground School District is opening online payments for parents as a convenience when paying for items such as yearbooks, field trips, dances, tests, student fees, donations etc. You can access this site at https://wa-battleground.intouchreceipting.com/ We have also included a "Pay Fees and Fines icon" under the quick links section on our website that will take you directly to the payment website.


Please note there is a convenience fee that will be assessed if you choose to use this as a payment option. You will still be able to mail payments (marked with student first and last name and what the payment is for) to Pleasant Valley Middle School, P.O.Box 200, Battle Ground, WA 98604. When we are back to learning in the school buildings you may still come into the office, or send money with your student to pay for items, like we have always done. All permission slips for any activity or field trip will still need to be filled out and turned in to teachers. If the field trip you are paying for is offering chaperone spots, you will need to come in and pay for that at the school office. You cannot pay for chaperone fees online, only students.


The login username and password are as follows:

Username is your student's "Other ID" number. This information is located in Skyward under the Student Info tab on the left pane. It is also the number on the student's ASB card.

Password is your student's last name as it appears in Skyward. Make sure the first letter is capitalized.

PLEASANT VALLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL MISSION

Every student at Pleasant Valley Middle School is known by name, strength, and need.
We believe ALL students can experience academic and personal growth.
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PLEASANT VALLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL

Office: 360-885-5500

Fax: 360-885-5510

Student helpdesk: 360-885-5465

Student helpdesk email: studenthelp@battlegroundps.org

PVM Online: https://sites.google.com/battlegroundps.org/pvm-online/home

District office switchboard: 360-885-5300

PV PTA

Battle Ground School District Calendars 2020-2021

Battle Ground Student and Family Handbook

PVM Student and Family Handbook

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The Battle Ground Public Schools provides equal opportunity in programs and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin/language, creed/religion, sex, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a service animal by a person with a disability, age, marital status, honorably discharged veteran or military status, HIV/Hepatitis C status. The district provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Contact the following regarding questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Tom Adams, Director of Student Services, adams.tom@battlegroundps.org , Title IX Compliance Officer, 360.885.5415; Shelly Whitten, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources, whitten.shelly@battlegroundps.org , Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator/Section 504/ADA Coordinator, 360.885.5360; or a letter may be submitted to the designated coordinator at the Battle Ground Public Schools, PO Box 200, Battle Ground, WA 98604

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August 28, 2020

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