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PVMS Tiger Tuesday News 11/2/21

 



Tiger Tuesday News

November 2, 2021

Hello PVMS Families & Community,

As we enter November we are excited to start focusing on the many things we are grateful for even during this busy year. We are so grateful to have the opportunity to partner with you to serve your students and provide them with a safe and fun learning environment. Please consider submitting a thank you to one of our PVMS staff members using this form. We will share these with them before they leave for fall break. 

Here are a few other things we are especially grateful for right now! 

We have been selected  as a Fall 2021 Westerra School Grant recipient and have been awarded $500 to help us pay for our WEB Tshirts. Our WEB shirts usually cost us about $1200 so that will be a huge help.  Thanks to our Digital Learning Coach Robbi Makely for writing this grant for us!
We had 365 responses to our Fall Parent/Family Survey! We are so grateful for your input and for the chance to partner with you to provide the best learning experience possible for your students. We will share the data with you all as soon as we get it.
Last Thursday, we held our first student panels of the 2021-2022 school year. We were able to hear from over 40 students from all three grade levels. We asked students a variety of questions around our goal of creating welcoming, safe, and inclusive learning environments for ALL students. Here are some trends we saw across all three grade-levels.
Students LOVE when you greet them at the door and smile at them (even through a mask).
Students love when you provide them feedback that helps them grow as a learner and use growth as motivation.
Students love when you sit with them and conduct small group opportunities.
Students love when you unpack the Learning Target and Success Criteria  in varied and creative ways.
Students LOVE compliments. Any compliment is still meaningful to them.
Students NEED you to respect them.
Students like goal sheets AND when you talk to them about their goals.
Students appreciate when you talk to them privately on more serious matters.
Students love when you ask about their weekends.
Students love the vibe checks.
Students who feel comfortable in your classroom will put forth a lot of effort.
Students appreciate when you don't let them mess around in class =)
Parents and students love positive emails and phone calls home!
Student Panels are our favorite way to elicit student feedback and elevate student voice in our building. Our next student panel will take place in January and we are looking forward to hearing from our students about their experiences at PVMS. 

 

Fall Break Reminder

There will be no school the entire week of November 22-26th. Students return to school November 30th. 



This Week’s Basketball Games

Tuesday, 11/2 - vs. Vikan  

A Team Home
B Team Away
Thursday, 11/4 - vs. Overland Trail MS

A Team Away
B Team Home
Please remember that all spectators are required to be masked at all times during indoor sporting events. Students are required to pay $2 to attend basketball games. Students accompanied by parents are free! 

 

Chromebooks

A reminder that students are responsible for their Chromebooks at all times! Students should not leave Chromebooks outside at recess or in the cafeteria unattended. The replacement fee for a lost Chromebook is $260! 

 

8th Grade Career Expo

8th grade families it is that time of year again for the annual Adams County Career Expo.  All 8th grade students in Adams County have the opportunity to attend this event hosted by the Adams County Education Consortium.  This year, the event will be held virtually to follow COVID 19 protocols.  On November 17th, our 8th grade students will meet with career professionals in a virtual setting where they will have the opportunity to ask questions and hear about their job and daily life.  To prepare for this event, students will be completing lessons in advisory by Junior Achievement on creating a brand, high growth careers, career clusters, interviewing skills, professionalism etc.  Students who do an exemplary job of demonstrating professionalism on the day of the expo will be awarded prizes based on the number of businesses that recognize them as a "top student,"  Last year, one of our 8th grade students received the highest award at the expo of being the top student out of all of the 8th graders in  Adams County.  We also had the most students recognized by businesses out of all the schools in Adams County.  We hope our students will make us proud again this year at the Expo! 

 

Submit Photos for the Yearbook!  

Do you have great photos from the 21-22 school year!?! Please share with our yearbook advisor Catherine Davies at cdavies@sd27j.net

 

Masks

A reminder that students are responsible for coming to school with their own masks. We do not have the supply to keep this up. We will begin calling home for students that arrive at school without a mask or that we are having to provide masks to frequently. 

Please also remind your student that their mask must cover both their mouth AND nose. We have many students wearing them under their nose despite repeated reminders. Please expect a phone call home if this behavior continues. If students are habitually attending school without a mask or continue to receive reminders about proper mask usage, a switch to the 27 J online school will be recommended. 

 

COVID Reminders

Exposure: Families can follow COVID cases and quarantines on our district dashboard. The PVMS exposure list can be found here. Please review this list regularly to see if there was an exposure in one of your student’s classes. 

Absences & Classwork: If your student is absent due to an exposure or illness, they are still responsible for their school work. All assignments will be available asynchronously in Google Classroom. If your student has a documented/reported illness, they will be given additional time to make up missed work. If your student is quarantined as precaution, they will not be given extra days and are required to keep up with the classwork asynchronously. Teachers are available via email for support and students can expect responses from them within 24 hours. 

Health Screening: Families play an essential role in keeping PVMS safe and healthy. If your Tiger has signs/symptoms of illness, has received a COVID-19 test and is awaiting results, or has had a positive COVID-19 test in the last 14 days you should fill out this form. Each form is school specific.  Please keep your child home until you have heard from your school via email or phone call.