Pleasant Valley Family Newsletter

Week of May 18, 2020

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Dear Pleasant Valley Families,


Pleasant Valley will be open next week from 8:00 am - 3:00 pm for parents and guardians to return library books and for those who would like to retrieve their child's personal items.


Social Distancing Measures for Student Belonging Pick up

To adhere to "social distancing guidelines" we have a set schedule of who can enter the building on certain days to keep everyone safe. Enter through the main door entrance and follow all social distancing guidelines during pick-up. Please stay with this schedule for everyone's safety.


Schedule for Student Belonging Pick Up

  • M 5.18 8:00 am-3:00 pm Students with the last name beginning with A-E
  • T 5.19 8:00 am-3:00 pm Students with the last name beginning with F-L
  • W 5.20 8:00 am-3:00 pm Students with the last name beginning with M-R
  • Th 5.21 8:00 am-3:00 pm Students with the last name beginning with S-Z


If the day listed does not work for your schedule, please call the office, and we will coordinate other arrangements. If items are not picked up, and we have not heard from the family regarding alternative arrangements by May 21st, the items will be discarded or donated. Discards do not include spring pictures or yearbooks. As stated above, we will hold these in the office until the next school year.


Please use the main entrance door to enter and use the social distancing markers at the front entrance if there is a wait to be checked in.


The stairs next to the lobby are designated for up foot traffic and the stairs by the M-Z door will be used for down foot traffic.


Exit using the nearest door to your child's classroom.


Spring Pictures and Yearbooks

Your preordered spring pictures will be available when you arrive. Our Yearbooks have been delivered! We will hold all of the pictures and yearbooks that are not picked up in the office, and they will be available when we reopen for the 2020-21 school year.


Library Book Return

All classrooms will have a blue rectangular recycling bin in front of the classroom door for library book collection. Please place any PV borrowed library books inside these bins.


Personal Belongings

Most children have personal belongings to be picked up. It is your choice whether to pick them up or not. Personal belongings will be in a bag with your child's name on it just outside of their classroom in alphabetical order. If items are in lockers, the locker will also have your child's name on it. Some children have to share a locker. If this is the case for your child, then you will have to decide which items are your chid's. Items left in lockers are most like something familiar, like a shirt for PE class.


School Fees Payments

Click on the link for Information regarding PCSD school fee payments during the closure.


Please check your child's progress and performance

We wanted to reshare the information about our district's Home Access Center (HAC) app that

allows parents and guardians to obtain their child's ongoing progress and performance for the quarter right from their mobile phone. Most families use this but again we are resharing this for those who have not been checking their child's progress.


The eSchoolPlus App is available for most smart devices. Families can download the app by visiting www.ParmaCitySchools.org/HomeAccess. The usernames and passwords for HAC and the eSchool Plus Family app is the same. If you do not know your HAC username and

password, email homeaccesscenter@parmacityschools.org to request the login information.

As always, contact your child’s teacher immediately if you have questions or concerns

about their performance.


Distance Learning

Next week is the last week that assignments will be posted in our Distance Learning.

All student assignments will be due on June 1st. CLICK HERE to visit the PCSD, scroll down, and then click on PCSD Online Distance Learning Activities. There you will find Pleasant Valley's Distance Learning Plan link that outlines the plan for the week of May 18th, 2020. The link will be available at 10:00 am on Monday.


Surveys

Let us know how we can help you by filling out our PV Family Check-in Survey.


The PCSD would like to gather input about the next school year!

Please click on the link for the Elementary Family Survey.



Stay connected by following Pleasant Valley on Twitter and PCSD on Twitter. Please reach out to your child's teacher, home liaisons, or PVs administrative team if you have any concerns or questions. We know you are our learners' first and most important teachers and thank you for your partnership with Pleasant Valley!


Very Sincerely Yours,


Stephanie Boka, Principal

Emily McKim, Assistant Principal

Kira Karabanvos, Dean of Students

The Plesant Valley Staff

Save the Date!

PV Stars End of the Year Car Parade on 5.29.2020 @ 1:00 pm for ALL PV Students!

Chromebook Return

All District issued Chromebooks and Charger will need to be returned.

  • 6/1, 6/2, 6/3
    • Collection of devices at DIS 8am-2:30pm each day
    • Back of Parma High – 6285 W54th Street DOOR #50 there is a sign in the grass outside so it’s hard to miss!

Camp Invention Updated Information

For the health and safety of students and staff, we are unable to offer the Camp Invention summer program, Elevate!, at Pleasant Valley Elementary School. However, we are excited to host Camp Invention Connect which is a new digital model that was created this year!


Imaginations soar with the new at-home program, Camp Invention Connect™! Children in grades K-6 receive four exciting activity kits packed full of materials to get them outside and active as they explore concepts of flight, tackle environmental challenges, build the ultimate sports complex, design the next great invention, and gain confidence as innovators and entrepreneurs! This flexible program reinvents distance learning — it can be screen-free and self-led, or it can be enhanced through online collaboration sessions with Coaches and fellow participants.

WHAT: Camp Invention Connect

WHO: Children entering grades K - 6

WHEN: June 15 - 19, 2020, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Cost: $175 (before discount)

Use code SUM15 for a $15 discount, which will bring the cost to $160!


More info can be found at:

https://www.invent.org/camp-invention-connect


You can register at:

https://invent-web.ungerboeck.com/programsearch/moreinfo.aspx?event=26628&_ga=2.251071814.1988565628.1589212847-382540146.1586790891


Anyone who has questions can direct them to Coach Allison Kokely: kokelya@parmacityschools.org

Nutritional & Community Resources

Parma City Schools Nutrition Services will be offering Emergency Meal Pickups. The pickups will be held on Wednesdays and Fridays at Parma Senior High from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Families must complete a weekly survey if they would like to participate. The surveys will be released on the PCSD website and social media sites on Monday mornings at 9:00 AM for the Wednesday pick and on Tuesdays at 9:00 AM for the Friday* pickup.


The Parma Area Family Collaborative located at 5210 Loya Parkway Parma, Ohio- Will also have community supports during this- more information can be located on their Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/Family-Collaborative-408375042558677/


Additional Community Resources can be located by calling United Way's 2-1-1. 2-1-1 is the gateway that connects people with community resources. By simply dialing three digits, you can make one call to find or give help. No more wasted time trying to find the right resource. It’s efficient, fast and easy to use. And the call is free and confidential.

Kindergarten and New Student Registration Information

Socially Distant Registration


For the time being, the Parma City School District has transitioned to a completely online new student registration process, eliminating the need for appointments. In addition, we have canceled our Kindergarten Registration events for May, June, and July. Although this experience is not how we were hoping to welcome you to our district, we hope that we have eased the fear and burden of having to come in to register. We know that you will have a fantastic experience in the Parma City School District and cannot wait to meet you in person.


Why do I need to register now?

Registering now for Kindergarten is important because it helps us calculate accurate class sizes and recruit the most talented teachers in advance of the school year. Moreover, it helps us better prepare for all aspects of your child's educational experience.


How do I register?

Visit parmacityschools.org and on the top banner click “REGISTER NOW.”


What documents do I need to register?

  • Student's birth certificate

  • Student's immunization record

  • Two documents proving residency (must not be older than 60 days):

    • Electric, gas, water, sewer, cable/internet, monthly mortgage statement, or lease or bank statement.

  • Parent/Guardian Photo ID

  • Custody Papers (if applicable)

  • Individualized Education Program (IEP) or Evaluation Team Report (ETR) or 504 (If applicable)

How do I upload the documents?
You can take a picture of your documents or you can scan them, whatever technology is accessible to you. You can use your phone to take a picture of your documents. Our online registration system requires parents to make an account, allowing you to make changes as well as upload any missing documents.

Who do I call if I have questions or need help?
You can call Audrey Holtzman at 440-885-8334 but the fastest way to get a response is by emailing holtzmana@parmacityschools.org.

Helpful Links

Be sure to complete the 2020 Census! Click here to learn more about the 2020 Census and how it helps our community! https://2020census.gov/.


Directions to Check Progress and Report Card Grades in our Home Access Center Click here


Directions for Uploading Assignments and Photos of Assignments in Google Classroom Click here


To pay a school fee, click here


United Way 211:

https://www.unitedwaycleveland.org/

2-1-1 is the gateway that connects people with community resources. By simply dialing three digits, you can make one call to find or give help. No more wasted time trying to find the right resource. It’s efficient, fast, and easy to use. And the call is free and confidential.


Cuyahoga County Board of Health:

https://www.ccbh.net/


Ohio Department of Health:

https://odh.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/odh/home


Ohio Department of Education:

https://education.ohio.gov/

PV Stars

PV Packet Pick-up Procedures

Our teachers have planned to make student engagement activities digitally for most or all of the assignments. The online Hard Copy Request Form is reserved for families who do not have internet access. We are not encouraging families to fill out the request form.


Parents who have completed the online Hard Copy Request Form will be permitted to pick up packets on Thursday, April 23rd, from 12 pm to 2 pm. To ensure families get their necessary packet, please only come to get a packet if you completed the online Hard Copy Request. It is also imperative that we follow the Governor's orders to keep everyone safe and help to flatten the curve by maintaining social distancing. Below are the specific procedures we are asking each of you to follow when you come to pick up your packet.


  1. Please pull into the main driveway and make a lefthand turn into the A-G pick-up line.
  2. We ask that you use an 8 1/2 by 11 sheet of paper to write the last name of your child and the last name of his/her homeroom teacher.
  3. When you pull up to the pick-up location (A-G car rider pick-up doors), you will hold up your sign with your child's last name and homeroom teacher's name. (This will help us maintain social distancing so that we do not have to stop and talk to one another.)
  4. A staff member will retrieve your packet(s). You will then roll your window down enough for us to hand the packet to you quickly.
  5. If you have completed work that needs to be turned in, at this time we are asking that you keep all work at home until we return. Please take a picture of the work and send it to the teachers via email. All of the teacher's email addresses can be located on the district website.


Please adhere to the above procedures as we are working very hard to keep everyone safe, while also providing families with the packets needed.