an Update from Dr. Barbara A. Russell 3/9/22
Greetings PV Families,
March recognitions and observations continue! Youth Art Month is also celebrated in March. The focus encourages support for quality school art programs and promotes art material safety. This year's theme is “Art Connects Us.” Learn more at the National Art Education Association.
As a note, daylight savings, the practice of advancing clocks during warmer months so that darkness falls at a later clock time, begins this weekend (the second Sunday in March) and ends on the first Sunday in November. Don't forget to turn your clocks ahead an hour! "Spring Forward, Fall Back."
Dr. Barbara A. Russell
The appeal is STAYED until the District Court decides the motion to dissolve the
preliminary injunction. Updated briefs are due by this Friday and Judge Beetlestone is expected to respond within 30 days. We continue to be required to uphold the preliminary injunction and maintain universal masking during the school day. Updated information will be provided as it becomes available.
Special Education Roundtable
"Rock Your Socks" for World Down Syndrome Day on Monday, March 21
"Light It Up Blue" for World Autism Day on Friday, April 1
Opportunities for comment are available at the upcoming Business meeting on March 14. Feel free to reach out to our Asst. Superintendent, Mrs. Laurie Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Let Us Entertain You!
~Middle School West presents High School Musical Jr. Friday, March 18 @ 7:00pm, Saturday, March 19 @ 6:00pm, and Sunday, March 20th @ 2:00pm in the Middle School West Auditorium. Information & Tickets - Tickets on Sale NOW!
~PV High School presents The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Thursday, March 31 @ 7:30pm, Friday, April 1 @ 7:30pm, and Saturday, April 2 @ 7:30pm in the Spahr Auditorium at Middle School East. Information & Tickets - Tickets on Sale NOW!
To assist us in collecting data, report your child's confirmed positive COVID case using this form. Refrain from calling the nursing office if possible. For medical advice, including COVID-19 guidance, contact your medical provider.
Upcoming District Dates
- Monday, March 14: Board Business Meeting @ 7:00pm
- Monday, March 14: End of Trimester 2 (elementary)
- Tuesday, March 15: Special Education Roundtable @ 7:00pm
- Wednesday, March 16: Wellness Committee @ 7:00pm
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As a note, in addition to always encouraging our students to share questionable or concerning information with a trusted adult, they can submit an anonymous tip through the Safe2Say Program. Tips are typically related to a variety of challenges our students experience or witness, such as bullying, harassment, disrespectful language, safety concerns, etc. When a tip is received, the State (who runs Safe2Say) immediately follows up with the respective building administrator and the information is investigated.
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