July 29, 2022

BVSW Newsletter

2022-23 School supplies

There is not a school supply list provided for high school students. Your student will learn what they need for class when they arrive in August and meet their teachers!

2022-23 online registration information

As we prepare for the 2022-23 school year, I am providing the high school online registration (OLR) timeline for your reference.

  • July 12, 2022 – High school online registration opens. At this time, families will have access to pay fees; all fees will be open for payment with the exception of course fees. Families will also need to review and update their student’s information such as phone, email, emergency contacts and health data.
  • August 12, 2022 High school student schedules posted online. In an effort to maintain consistency district-wide and ensure counseling offices are fully-staffed to field schedule-related questions in a timely manner, all five high schools will post course schedules online for families to view on the same day once counselors return from break.
  • August 19, 2022 Final day for students to drop a course. This will be the final day for students to drop a course and not owe any fees for that course. Prior to Sept. 1, counselors should enter all known dropped courses in Synergy using the date the drop was requested, especially for those students who dropped prior to the Aug. 19 deadline.
  • September 1, 2022 Course fees assigned and opened for payment. Course fees for both first and second semester will be assigned. Students who drop a course after the Aug. 19 deadline will be responsible for paying any fees associated with that course. No reimbursements (full or partial) shall be given except in individual cases with extenuating circumstances.
  • October 1, 2022 – First semester course fees due; two weeks prior to quarter end.

high school fees

District office is opened the payment window for 2022-23 registration fee payments the week of July 11th. As in the past, the registration process for both student updates and student fees will be available through the Blue Valley School District ParentVue site.

band summer fundraiser

The dates and times are as follows:

Sunday 7/24-8/5 2022

Mon-Fri drop off 7:30-3:30

Sat-Sun drop off 8-12

Drop off your items directly into the Thrift World Trailer!

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Time to order your fall mums!

Find your favorite band or color guard student and place those orders now through September 1. Single color mums are $13/each and colors include: white, yellow, orange, red and purple. We will have tri-colors again this year and those are $30/each. The quantities are limited for tri-color, so you will want to get those orders placed ASAP. Payment is due with your order. Pick up day will be September 17 and more info will be shared as we get closer to that date. Thank you for supporting the BVSW marching band!
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BVSW Football

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new online physicals

July 1st, the Blue Valley School District is moving to an online format to submit all paperwork needed to be involved in athletics and activities at the high school and middle school levels. The online system can be accessed directly through the link below.


The registration website includes tutorials for athletic/activity registration. Please note that Blue Valley is not using the system for fee collection.

Students participating in athletics, dance and cheerleading will be required to upload a completed KSHSAA physical, dated after May 1, 2022, with a doctor’s signature, and complete all the necessary forms to be able to participate. Students involved in KSHSAA activities that do not require a physical will need to complete the other required forms to participate. Those activities include band/marching band, choir, and orchestra for high school and middle school. And, debate, forensics, BPA, DECA, and theatre for high school only.

Individuals will receive an email notification that confirms the online portion of activities/athletics registration. When building administrators return in late July, they will complete the final clearance. Students will be notified if they are successfully cleared to participate for the 2022-23 school year or if their registration is incomplete.

If you have any questions during the summer, please contact Matt Ortman, Director of School Administration, at mortman@bluevalleyk12.org. Building administrators will return at the end of July and will be available to answer questions at that time.

** If you are new to the Blue Valley School District, there will likely be a lag time between being enrolled and when you are entered into this system. Contact your building administrator if your student is not showing up in the system.**

2023 yearbook senior ads

Parents of the Class of 2023

It is time to start planning the Blue Valley Southwest 2022-23 yearbook, which will be distributed in May 2023. As the parent of a 2023 senior, you have the special opportunity to place a congratulatory tribute in the book for your student. Deadlines are as follows:

EARLY BIRD ($50 DISCOUNT) - 2 p.m. Aug. 26, 2022

FINAL DEADLINE - 2 p.m. Sept. 16, 2022

Please note that all materials (photos, message, and payment) will need to be received by the above dates to qualify for the discount or to reserve an ad space. There will be no exceptions. Payment portal and order form will open in July. Sizes, prices, and answers to frequently asked questions can be found here: https://tinyurl.com/BVSWSeniorAds2023

BVSW parents

Don’t forget to pre-order your 2023 yearbook when registering your student. Cost is $50 and you can order online through Synergy ParentVue. Deadline to order is Jan. 11, 2023. This is the ONLY way to ensure you will receive a yearbook in May. Don’t miss out on this opportunity!

Theatre dept

Mark your calendars - don't miss this!
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Keep up to date with what is happening at BVSW!

All Activities and School Events can be found on the Eastern Kansas League website. Go to BVSW homepage, click on calendar, then click on the Eastern Kansas League website or click on the following:


Newsletters may also be found on our BVSW website - About Us - News

Check out the official student media of BVSW: https://www.bvswnews.com/

Want to include something in our Friday newsletter during the school year?

The deadline for submissions to the Friday weekly newsletter is Thursday noon. Any fundraisers must be pre-approved before they may be added to the newsletter. Fundraiser questions, contact Kim Rich at KARich@bluevalleyk12.org.