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Riverdale Heights eNews - May 7, 2021

Dear Riverdale Heights Families,

Parent Conditions for Learning Survey: Don’t forget to take the Conditions for Learning Survey. The survey contains items focusing on areas that range from student safety, to positive adult and student relationships, to school rules and how they are enforced. The results will be provided to each school in our district to be used with the student survey results for identifying areas of strengths and areas for improvement. You can access instructions and the link to the survey. A copy of the items on the survey is available by request. 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.

Flag Day Ceremony: Join us as we live stream this year’s Flag Essay Ceremony. Every year we partner with American Legion Buffalo Bill Post #347 to host a 5th Grade Flag Essay Contest. Hear from the winner at 8:50am on May 14 at this link. 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. Reminder - if you sold and/or ordered Nothing Bundt Cakes you must pick everything for your entire students order up from 4:30-6pm Friday this week at school. The students (and coordinating parents) who received orders under their name are responsible for Curbside Pickup on Friday and then should distribute to members outside of their household immediately after. This includes any orders through the online store and paper order forms. If there are multiple students going to the same household (or being picked up by the same person), please message before noon Friday so we can combine orders for you ahead of time. Thank you! PVJH PTA: 6th Grade Parents - We'd like to invite you to join us virtually at our last Junior High PTA meeting of the year. This is your chance to get questions answered by those who have walked in the shoes you're about to. We'll be meeting via Google Meet on Monday, May 10th from 4-5. Click here for the agenda - hope you'll join us! or join by phone 224-475-4232 PIN 645443022 Current 6th Graders: If your child is interested in playing a fall sport at PVJH 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. Fall Sports are Football, Volleyball, Cross Country and Cheerleading. Click here for full information. Current 5th Graders: It is time to register for 6th Grade Band! During this past week (and continuing next week), all of the 5th graders in the school district were introduced to our highly acclaimed band program. Each student has received a packet of information on how to register, how to obtain an instrument, and options on when to get started. Please visit our Beginning Band Webpage for more information. Additionally, there will be an informational parent meeting and question/answer session about our band program on Thursday, May 13th at 7:00pm in the Pleasant Valley High School Theater. We hope to see you there! Please contact Rachel Isaacson at with any questions. Current 3rd Graders: All current 3rd grade students are welcome to sign up for orchestra for next year - for 4th grade! Please see the PV Orchestra Website for more information as well as to pre-register by Thursday, May 20th. Please contact Mr. Lee Starovich if you have any questions! Boys Summer Swim Camp: For more information on the PV Swim Camp for incoming 5th-8th graders, click here. Imagination Event: Click here to learn more about this event held by the Girl Scouts. Rally for Reid Football Camp: Learn more about this camp here. Rick’s House of Hope Camps: Camp Good Grief is for children ages 5-10 that are grieving and need a little help in understanding grief. Camp Rollercoaster is for children ages 5-10 that have experienced some kind of family change such as divorce, moving etc.

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