Riverdale Heights Elementary eNews - 5/17/2021

Updated: May 20

Dear Riverdale Heights Families,

New CDC Guidance: Yesterday the CDC released new guidance stating anyone who is fully vaccinated can participate in large or small indoor and outdoor activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing. As part of the new release, the CDC's school guidance remains unchanged for students and staff through the end of the school year due to the number of students who are not able to be fully vaccinated at this time. We ask that you share this information with your child(ren) to avoid confusion. We continue to be grateful for your support and partnership!

Also, the CDC recommends that the Pfizer vaccine be used for children 12 to 15. Because we are at the end of the school year and students would not be in school for their second vaccine, we will not be holding a clinic for this age group. However, the Scott County Health Department has resources for you to obtain a vaccine for a child 12 to 15. Scott County COVID-19 Vaccine Options

Online 21-22 Registration: If you have not already registered your student for the 21-22 school year, please do so by Monday, May 17. Click here for instructions.

PV-Issued Devices:

  • Students who are attending school in person and have checked out a device (iPad/Chromebook) from the district are asked to return the device and charger to the classroom teacher by May 17. These devices will be collected, checked back in, and redistributed to the classrooms for use the rest of the school year.

  • Online Students that have checked out a device (iPad/Chromebook) from the district are asked to return the device and charger to the administration center (525 Belmont Rd) either on June 7 from 7:00am - 12:00 pm or June 8 from 1:00pm - 4:00pm.

Attention 6th grade families: Iowa Immunization Law requires all students entering 7th grade to have one dose of Tdap vaccine and one dose of Meningococcal vaccine. Once these have been completed please provide the date to your school nurse. The State of Iowa allows NO grace period for the start of the school year. Students without evidence of these vaccinations or an Immunization Exemption certificate on file will be unable to attend school in August until the requirement is met.

Meals Available for At-Home Learners: Meals will be available every Monday from 10:00 am – 11:00 am for 100% online learners. You’ll pick up all your meals for the entire week. You must fill out this form every week by Monday at 6:00am to register for the meals. Meals are currently free because of a government program.

Bus Drivers Needed! The search for the right drivers is paramount to our success because the best drivers = the safest kids. Durham School Services is hiring! If you’re interested in learning more, click here.


Riverdale Heights PTA meeting: Join us at 6:30 on Tuesday, May 18th on Zoom below:

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81320250836?pwd=M2lZMHhvSUlTaUpNQWNXallJUWltdz09

Meeting ID: 813 2025 0836

Passcode: 641086

Forest Grove PTA Meeting: Please join us for the last PTA meeting of the year. Thursday, May 27, 5:00 pm. Forest Grove PTA has invited you to join a video meeting on Google Meet.

Join the meeting: https://meet.google.com/srx-qoqa-vkg


ATTENTION Current 6th and 7th Grade Students

If your child is interested in playing a fall sport for the 21-22 school year, please sign your child up via Family ID. This is how your student will now sign up to participate in all sporting seasons at PVJH. We will no longer complete a paper-pencil signup at lunches. Family ID Info Sheet

Fall Sports

  • 7th and 8th Grade Football

  • 7th and 8th Grade Volleyball

  • 7th and 8th Grade Cross Country

  • 7th and 8th Grade Cheerleading

Boys Soccer Camp: Future 7th Grade Boys – sign up for the PV Soccer camp here.

Boys Swim Camp: Future 5th and 6th Graders – sign up for the PV Swim camp here.

Girls Basketball Camp Parents of girls entering 3rd grade who are interested in playing on a rec basketball team in 2021-2022, please contact Jen DeBuhr by June 1st at 563-343-8268 or jendebuhr79@gmail.com. Get a jumpstart on the season with PV Girls Basketball Camp this summer (K-7th Grade). Click here for full information.

Bettendorf - Pleasant Valley Young Life is doing an event for Jr. High students 6-8th grade called the Color War at Crow Creek Park Shelter #5 from 5-6:30pm Saturday May 15. Kids should wear clothes that can get dirty and bring a can of shaving cream. Parents when picking up please bring a trash bag and a towel as your kid(s) will be messy!

Bettendorf Parks and Recreation: QC Basketball Complete Essential Skills Trainings Improve your basketball skills and confidence at this seven-week youth basketball program at the Life Fitness Center. Coach Joseph Hill and Coach Zac Myers from the Quad City United and Quad City Basketball Academy offer a high-energy environment for you to hone in on your strengths, work on your weaknesses, and learn how to play competitively in a team setting. Saturdays May 15, 22, 29, and June 12, 19, and 26. Each Saturday is $30. Registration deadline for each week is the Thursday prior. All programs are held at the Life Fitness Center from 5-7pm. Skill Level Preferred – Intermediate, Ages - 8-12 years old – Coed. Click here to register today!

Bettendorf Parks and Recreation: Summer Playgrounds Program Let us help your child have a summer packed with fun! Encourage them to attend their neighborhood Playgrounds program! Seven (7) locations are staffed to provide your child with a variety of supervised activities including athletics, games, special visitors, arts and crafts, field trips, and MUCH more! This program is for children ages 5-12 (must have completed Kindergarten). Program Runs June 7-August 6 and meets EVERY Monday-Friday from 12:30pm-4:00pm. Cost is $50 for Bettendorf Residents and $125 for Non-Residents. Register before May 23rd to avoid late fees. Any questions, please call 563.344.4113. Click here to register today!

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