High Lites November 12, 2021

A Weekly Update from Perkiomen Valley High School

Conferences

Parent/teacher conferences will be held Monday, November 22, and Tuesday, November 23. Parents/guardians will schedule using the conference module in the ParentVUE portal beginning at 12pm on Monday, November 8. View Instructions for how to schedule a conference are located here for assistance. Please note the conference module referenced will not be viewable until 12 pm on November 8.


Parent/teacher conferences are onsite and in-person unless otherwise requested. Please reach out to your teacher directly to specify the desire to have a virtual conference after scheduling your time.

If you do not yet have a ParentVUE account, you will need to create one in order to access the conference scheduling module. To set up your account, please contact the helpdesk@pvsd.org.--

Important Dates

Nov 16th at Noon Reports cards available in ParentVue

Nov 17th Powder Puff Game

Nov 22 and 23 Parent Conferences, NMTCC in session, PVHS not in session

Nov 24-26 No School

Winter Sport Update


Winter sports registration must occur by Nov 8th.

First day of Varsity Winter Sports Tryouts NOVEMBER 19.

Registration for winter sports must occur by November 8. This can be done at http://www.planeths.com. In addition to registering, student-athletes must have a PIAA physical examination done by a doctor and the proper paperwork completed by the doctor. In order to count for the 2021-2022 school year, the physical must occur June 1 or later. The form is found on www.planeths.com when you register.

After School Bus

There will now be after-school activity transportation every afternoon at 5:30 pm and is available to any student participating in an after school activity such as athletics, music practice, or student clubs. Also available on Tuesday and Thursdays will be a bus leaving at 4:00 pm. All busses leave from the main student parking lot. Each day that a student intends to take either the 4:00 pm or 5:30 bus home, they must use the electronic form to sign up so the bus company can work on the days’ bus routes.


This form must be completed every day by 10:00 am if they intend to ride the afternoon activity bus that day. Here is the link for the HS activity bus daily sign up: HS- https://forms.gle/fpYZuCSc7Yv6xfj89

PV Traffic Study

As part of our efforts to closely examine campus traffic, PV School District has partnered with the Montgomery County Dept of Public Safety to collect video data via drone flights. Data-collecting flights are scheduled for today (Wednesday, November 10) and Friday November 19 during high traffic times (7-8am and 2-3pm). The focus is on the PV Campus area which includes Evergreen Elementary, Middle School East, and the PV High School. We look forward to learning more from the recorded data collected.

Class of 2025 T-Shirt Design Contest

We are holding a T-shirt design contest for a class t-shirt until Senior year. Please consider submitting a design and the class will vote for one to be on our shirt! Please submit designs to Mrs. Brecht @Amy Brecht and Nadia Yackanicz ny113@pvsd.org no later than November 10th! We look forward to seeing your designs!

Having Tech Issues?

Here are a few friendly reminders from the Technology Department about where to go if you are having issues with any of the following:

American Mathematics Competition

The American Mathematics Competition (AMC 10 and AMC 12) will be held after school at 2:45 in room 246 on Tuesday, November 16th. The competition will run from 2:45 - 4:00 PM. Previous competition questions and solutions can be accessed using this link. All students interested in competing in the competition need to sign up by 3PM on Friday October 15th. Click here to access the sign up

From our Handbook

Educational Trips- Board Policy 204

Upon receipt of a written request from the parents of the students involved, students may be excused from school attendance to participate in an educational tour or a trip during the school term at the expense of the parents.

  • An Educational Trip Form form must be submitted to the Principal five (5) days prior to the student’s departure.
  • Approval for such trips is limited to five (5) school days per year. Additional days will be classified as unexcused and be subject to legal attendance regulations.
  • A signature of the parent(s)/ guardian(s) must accompany the application.
  • Every effort should be made to avoid proposing trips during final examinations and the State testing dates for students in participating grades and/or courses as such absences cannot be recorded as excused. Please see the testing schedules for PSSA and Keystone Exams included in this handbook.
  • Non-school educational trips are not recommended for students in academic difficulty or with attendance problems and will not be approved.
  • The five (5) days will be recorded absences and fall within the attendance policy. It is the responsibility of the student to contact his/her teacher to make arrangements to make up work missed during an educational trip.
  • Students attending a college visit must complete an Educational Trip Form and return it to the attendance office with proof of the college visit.
  • For additional information, contact your school principal.


IDs

Please remind your student that IDs are to be worn around their neck while in the building.


Pictures for student identification (ID) cards were taken during senior and underclassmen picture days and every student should have received an ID and a lanyard. This ID card is required to be worn every school day in the building and to gain access to all school dances. If an ID card is lost, a replacement card can be obtained in the main office for a fee of $5.00.

Class of 2022

Senior Dates

Wondering when Career Study starts? When are APs? When is prom, graduation practice, the senior walk, and graduation? Senior Dates


This information is also posted on the class of 2022 webpage.

From Our Counseling Center

Thinking about College Athletics?

If your student might want to participate in athletics at the college level you need to start to plan now. From taking the correct courses, taking the ACTs or SATS and registering with the NCAA Eligibility Center. Click on the picture for a timeline of things to do.

College Visits

Check out the daily announcements for the upcoming college visits. The Counseling Center is currently scheduling college visits for the upcoming school year. These visits will be virtual through the end of November. Students must sign up for these visits through Naviance in order to get the link to attend. Students will get a link after registering for the college visit.

Resources

Attendance

Contact our Attendance Office about all things attendance

Educational Trip Forms

Turn this in 5 days prior to an educational trip.

High School Student Handbook

Your reference guide to everything you need to know about the high school

District Information

Power Packs

PV Power Packs is a weekend food program for students experiencing food insecurity. Bags of food, including 2 breakfast items, 2 lunch items, 2 snacks, and 2 fruits, are sent home with students prior to every weekend. There is no financial information required to participate in this program and students pick up their bags from their counselor or designated person every week.


We will begin distributing Power Packs on 9/10. You can sign up for your student to receive a Power Packs bag by filling out this form: Power Packs Sign Up


If you have any questions, email Sarah at powerpacks@pvsd.org.


Donations for Power Packs are always welcome!

District Health and Safety Plan

The 2021-22 Health and Safety Plan includes the following updates:

  • when in our schools, all staff and students are required to wear masks indoors; (We recommend students carry an extra mask in their bag in case it breaks.)

  • students are required to wear masks while riding on buses (in accordance with the CDC order);

  • physical/social distancing of 3’ is recommended;

  • while eating lunch, students in grades 1-6 will be situated 6’ apart to the greatest extent possible;

  • masks remain optional when students are outdoors (for example, during physical education classes, recess, learning activities, etc.)


To learn more about PVSD's updated Health & Safety plan, along with other COVID information, please go to https://www.pvsd.org/covid-information/.