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PVMS Tiger Tuesday Update - 10/27/2020

PVMS Tiger Tuesday Update

October 20, 2020  

Happy Tuesday! Hope you all had a restful weekend! Today marks week 9 of blended and online only learning as well as the start of the second quarter.  That being said, the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Adams County required Adams County officials to 

Thank you for being proactive and helping us by keeping your students home when they have symptoms or you believe they may have been exposed to a positive case. 

Yesterday the district sent out a message about Adams County moving to Safer at Home effective tomorrow, October 28, 2020 at 5:00 pm. As of right now, schools are considered a critical business, so the move to safer at home does not currently impact us. We will remain business as usual during the Safer at Home order. If the county moves to Stay at Home, we will be in communication with you all about how that might impact your Tiger. 

Should PVMS at any time be directed to go to full online learning for all students, the link below will guide you on what that process entails for your TIGER. 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lt60w2Ri6ptxMlGgfX_DukL4kfawM4r6cSIjUtRzFE4/edit#heading=h.qzrkytx2vkp3

In order to be best prepared for full online learning, please email Jarred Ratzlaff at Jratzlaff@sd27j.net if your family is in need of a hot spot. We would like to start securing resources for our families just in case. 

 

District COVID Update

Please use this link to access the district COVID dashboard. 

https://www.sd27j.org/covid



Picture Day Re-takes 

PVMS retake picture day will take place on November 11 and 12th. In person learners will have the opportunity to take pictures on those days between 10-12:00pm and online learners may come in for pictures on either of those days from 1:00-3:00 pm. We will ask that our online students enter through the gym doors on the east side of the building (bus lane). 


Student Drop-off Requests

We want to addrss three traffic issues involving morning drop off. First, as it continues to get colder outside, we want to remind you that drop-off time is 9:45 am. We cannot let the students inside before then and we do have supervision outside before 9:45 either. On cold days, we will begin to let kids enter at 9:45 instead of having them wait until 9:55 am. 

Also, we have noticed many cars are parking for extended periods of time in the east and central portions of the drop off lanes. This causes a backup on 120th Ave. It would be most helpful if vehicles pull forward all the way west if you are planning to spend more than 30 seconds parked with your student in the vehicle. You may also use the parking lot. 

Lastly, we have seen an increase of students exiting their vehicle in the middle lane. Please don't do this for safety reasons. Instead move next to the sidewalk for your student to exit your vehicle or consider parking in the parking lot.

Thank you for helping us keep our Tigers safe and warm. 

 

Halloween Celebration

We will celebrate Halloween with our Blue Group on Thursday, October 29. The Silver Group will celebrate Halloween Friday, October 30. This is completely optional. Here are the guidelines for students who decide to wear a costume to school on their specific day:

 

Costumes must follow our Student Dress Code Policy (Superintendent Policy JICA)
No masks or makeup that would conceal a student’s identity. 
No toy facsimile guns or fake weapons.
Costumes may not be overly graphic or promote violence.
Costumes must not make noise or include items that would disrupt the learning environment (sound effects, lights, etc.).
Costumes that are indecent or suggestive and violate our school’s dress code policy.
Students will still wear masks to support our layers of safety.
Digital Citizenship

With the transition to digital learning, it is important that students and families understand their rights and responsibilities about engaging with online tools and using district devices like Chromebook. Here is more information about that as well as links to relevant district policies.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vRpLRQ9uZSK4dXC-raxUfrUnValIGDOD6HzqCHEbf6iOrUPRSS80Rh0n7HdJhfeLo-s8k1jhMgn5ua3/pub



Health Screeners & Safety Updates

Since we are no longer asking families to complete the district health screener, please make sure you are only sending you student to school if they are COVID symptom and fever free(see email sent from the district for details on this updated policy). We will continue to take temperatures and ask about symptoms upon arrival to school as well. Additional information will also be coming from the district. Thank you for keeping us safe and your understanding as we update systems and procedures in response to community needs and health guidance.

Helpful Links

Teacher Contacts

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1J3o9ynVe57qSLcGxOBd1m5faxlFnjiPfIjTKuG4ACyw/edit#gid=0

Apply for Free & Reduced Lunch

www.payschoolscental.com 

Online Student Technology Help Desk

https://www.sd27j.org/Page/9366

PVMS Return to School Plan

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Fb4sjUXoV-TPPLalZY-6L9QteUa7jcUJ3ojzOVdM3Ns/edit#

Tiger Celebrations 

https://forms.gle/hRChnxeuS8gAms5n7 

Student Chromebook Trouble- Shooting Guide

https://docs.google.com/document/d/16_Ohttqh-jobPnRHBaftvXOdteb8dcTb5H0VqYpP5mE/edit?usp=sharing