The Valley View

Weekly Family Newsletter, September 18, 2020

COVID 19 DAILY STUDENT SCREENER DIRECTIONS

Parents/Guardians are required to login to the parent portal and complete the daily COVID 19 Student Screener prior to sending their child(ren) to school. Click the button for directions.

Picture Day is Coming

Our fall picture day is approaching. Please read the following information regarding pictures for hybrid and virtual learners.


Hybrid Learners - Picture Day is Wednesday, September 30th. Pictures will be taken during AM and PM cohort sessions. There will be three photographers present. Homeroom teachers will communicate picture times with their classes.


Virtual Learners - Picture Day is Thursday, October 1st, 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM in the gym. Students should enter the building by the gym foyer. There will be three photographers present. Students who are learning from home should plan to attend at the following designated times:


  • Fourth Graders: 3:00 - 4:15
  • Fifth Graders: 4:15 - 5:30
  • Sixth Graders: 5:30 - 6:45

Virtual Only Siblings, please come together with the youngest child's time slot.

PTA NEWS, EVENTS, & INFO




SCHOOL COUNSELING PROGRAM AT PVS

All students are eligible to receive the benefits of a school counseling and guidance program that is developmental in nature, preventive in design, and comprehensive in scope. As an integral part of the total educational program, credentialed school counselors ensure access to services so that every student is challenged and supported to reach his or her potential. Click HERE to access a letter from our PVS school counselors to learn more about the counseling program.


Additionally, our district counselors have created a VIRTUAL CALMING SITE. Click HERE to access a fabulous resource for our learners and families.

USDA AND STUDENT MEAL UPDATES

We have been notified that to minimize the continued challenges during COVID-19, the USDA is allowing meals to be offered to all students at no charge from now through December 2020. Schools are still required to report meals according to USDA guidelines; therefore, families that wish to be considered for free and reduced meals under normal circumstances should still continue to complete the free and reduced lunch applications and send them back to the school. If you have any questions, please contact Angela Otlowski at otlowskia@harrisontwp.k12.nj.us or at (856) 478-2016 ext. 7153.


You must order lunches by Wednesday at 6 PM for the following week. The links to the forms can be found at: https://www.harrisontwp.k12.nj.us/domain/1193


Click HERE to access the informational flyer.

DIGITAL SCHEDULES - PHASES 1, 2, & 3 ARE ROLLING!

Phase One From September 8 - 11: COMPLETE! All of our learners, virtual and in-person, are receiving ELA and Math instruction daily.


Phase Two Beginning September 14: COMPLETE! ALL STUDENTS should be accessing their specials, Science, and Social Studies lessons by receiving asynchronous instruction (recorded lessons). Your student can access through their Google Classroom account.


Phase Three Beginning September 16: COMPLETE! Students who receive additional supports for ELA and/or math have begun their interventions.


Phase Four Anticipated Beginning the First Week of October: ALL students will begin receiving live instruction from PE, Art, Music, Science, and Social Studies at the times indicated on their digital schedules.

A PEEK AT NEXT WEEK

Monday, September 21st, Day 4
  • Bd Of Ed mtg. 7:00pm @ PVS, Zoom link will be available on the district's website

Tuesday, September 22nd, Day 5

Wednesday, September 23rd, Day 6


Thursday, September 24th, Day 1

Friday, September 25th, Day 2


Further out on our calendar . . .


  • Monday, Sept. 28th, Day 3 - PTA Mtg. 7:00 pm
  • Tuesday, Sept. 29th, Day 4 - Band Rental Pickup - 4:00-5:30 PVS parking lot
  • Wednesday, Sept. 30th, Day 5 - PVS Portraits - Homework Hiatus
  • Thursday, Oct. 1st, Day 6 - Virtual Portraits 3:00 - 7:00
  • Friday, Oct. 2nd, Day 1 - School Color Day


FALL DRIVE IN MOVIE EVENTS

Sponsored by the Harrison Township Recreation Commission

SCOUT ME IN

Click the button to learn more about the Boys and Girls Scouts!

SCARECROWS TO GO!

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HALLOWEEN BOOgie WALK

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2020 - 2021 Handbook Calendar

Click the button to access the handbook calendar. It's also available on the district's website under the Calendar heading.

Harrison Township School District Code of Conduct

Click the button to access the district's Code of Conduct