eNews - 09.03.2021

It has been a great second week of school with your children! Our staff is getting to know both returning and new students to Riverdale Heights, and we have greatly appreciated your partnership and grace this week.

As many of you know, and others our learning, our arrival and dismissal procedures work best when everyone is working together - especially when mother nature throws us a curveball! With rain in the forecast again Friday, please make sure to have signage you can show, in your passenger side window, to help with calling for students, along with creating a plan for your walker in inclement weather. Thanks for working with us to help this run smoothly.

Jennifer Richardson Riverdale Heights Principal


Stay Home When Sick: We have seen a high number of students visiting the health office within the first hour of school. As a reminder, a child should be kept home when the child’s illness causes one or more of the following:

  • Elevated temperature (fever defined as >100 degrees will be sent home and can return after fever free for 24 hours without the use of medication)

  • Vomiting and/or diarrhea (can return after 24 hours with no vomiting/diarrhea)

  • Child feels unwell: cough, low grade temp, headache, sore throat, allergies that causes disruption and/or prevents the child from participating comfortably in learning.

  • An acute change in behavior: lethargy, irritability, persistent crying, difficulty breathing, or new rash.

When in doubt please contact your personal health care provider. We appreciate you working with us to promote the health and safety of our PV community.

Lunch Visits: Due to COVID protocols and spacing needs within our cafeteria, we cannot accommodate lunch visitors at this time. We value the joy and excitement that comes with a special visitor eating lunch with a student and appreciate your understanding. Visitors are welcome to take the student out for lunch (provided they return to school when the lunch/recess period ends). If you are interested in this option, please let us know so that we can check the student in and out of the building during the scheduled time.

Homecoming: Next week is Homecoming! Click here for Spirit Days!

September 9 – Homecoming Parade, 6:00pm If you would like to participate in the parade with our school, please see this document and return it to the office by September 9.

September 9 – Homecoming Carnival, 6:30pm in the PVHS parking lot east of the tennis courts. Be sure to come to the carnival for food trucks, caricature art, pet therapy dogs, games and prizes, and a dunk tank featuring some of your favorite PV teachers! The theme is decades day, and we can't wait to see you all there! September 10 – Homecoming Game v. Lin-Mar

Curriculum and Classroom Overview: On Tuesday, September 7, you will receive an enews from the school to join our virtual Curriculum and Classroom Overview! Please click the website included in that email and select your teacher to hear a message that invites you to partner with them to ensure student success!

Run with Carl: The race is on! Join us on Monday, September 6 for Run with Carl! You can still register here for the kids ½ mile, kids 1 mile, the 5k, 5 mile. Remember proceeds benefit the Pleasant Valley Educational Foundation’s Scholarship Program!

WORK AT PV! We always have great jobs available! Come join the #SpartanNation! https://bit.ly/3wHDX4y


September 6 No School September 6 Run with Carl - Register here. September 9 Homecoming Parade September 10 Homecoming Game September 13 MAP Testing Begins October 5 Picture Day


4th Grade Orchestra Sign-Ups: It’s not too late to sign up for orchestra! All 4th grade students are welcome to join orchestra (as well as 5th and 6th grade students!) See the PV Orchestra Website for more information including registration. All interested 4th grade students are welcome to attend our Orchestra Information Night & Instrument Petting Zoo on Monday, September 13th at 6:30 PM at PV Junior High, which will be held in-person and made available virtually. Please contact Mr. Lee Starovich starovichlee@pleasval.org if you have any questions!

PV Xplosion is excited to announce that it is forming a 10U baseball team. If your child is 10 or under on May 1, 2022 and is interested in joining the PV Xplosion Herd 10U baseball team, the tryout is Monday, Sept. 6th, 5-6 p.m. at the PVHS practice diamond. If you are interested in registering or have questions please contact Mike Duncan: mjafduncan@gmail.com Walk ups are welcome.

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