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PVMS Tiger Tuesday News 2/22/22


Tiger Tuesday News

February 22, 2022



Happy Tuesday PVMS Families & Community! 

Brrrrrrrrrrrr! A reminder that we do not have adults available to supervise students in the morning until 8:15 am. Please do not drop your student off before that time and expect for them to be supervised. Please do not inundate our front office with calls requesting students be let in. We do not have supervision per the contract until 8:15 am. 

 

CMAS

In April, all PVMS students will participate in the Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS). These annual assessments measure students’ progress towards the Colorado Academic Standards. Testing did not take place in 2020 due to COVID school closures and testing was reduced in 2021 also due to COVID. We are excited to have returned to a more typical schedule with all students in person so that our data is complete and we can have a well-rounded picture of where students are and what they need. The schedule for testing is listed below and more details regarding CMAS will be including in upcoming Tiger Tuesday News. 

PVMS currently holds a Performance Rating from the state of Colorado. Not that we are competitive or anything but we are the only middle school in the district with this rating! Go TIGERS! 

If you have questions related to CMAS or any other assessments at PVMS, please contact Assistant Principal Grace Bird at gbird@sd27j.net



 

Lockdown Drill On Wednesday (2/23/22)

Tomorrow, we will be conducting a lockdown drill. This drill, like our other safety drills, helps us prepare staff and students in the event of an emergency. Lockdowns are called when there is a threat within the building and students and staff need to isolate/hide within their current classrooms. We often use the phrase, “Locks, Lights, & Out of Sight,” when discussing a lockdown. We know that even though this is a drill, it can raise feelings of stress, anxiety, and fear so we encourage you to discuss these types of drills with your Tiger. 

 

Meetings with Administrators

Please understand that in an effort to communicate in a timely manner, PVMS office staff, deans, and counselors are an integral part of our admin team.  These staff are experts in their roles and we have full confidence in their ability to communicate with families. 

If you need to speak with or meet with an administrator, please call our main office at 720-685-5400 to schedule an appointment or be transferred to their voicemail. 

Safety and behavior concerns can be emailed directly to Dean of Students Allie Schiavoneat aschiavone@sd27j.net. 

 

Make-a-Wish Month - Still Time to Donate! 

It’s the last week of our Wish Month! We are one of the top contributors in the state out of middle school participation and there is still time to help us raise money. We have our online fundraising pages available for you to make a donation and share with your family.  There is a 6th, 7th, and 8th grade page, as we are having a grade level competition where students can earn a movie day with their pod if they reach $500.  

8th Grade page - http://site.wish.org/goto/PVMS8th

7th Grade page - http://site.wish.org/goto/PVMS7th

6th Grade page - http://site.wish.org/goto/PVMS6th

 

High School Transition

8th grade families, it is time to start thinking about the transition to high school!  Almost all families who attend PVMS will roll up to Prairie View High School and Riverdale Ridge High School. Below is the transition plan for both schools.  If your student is planning to attend a district high school that is not their boundary school, you will need to complete the open enrollment process.

PVHS- transition process

February 15th - Information shared with incoming families regarding Prairie View

Feb 16th 5:30-6:30pm - Virtual Q & A session 

February 24th and 25th during advisory- High School counselors will come and walk students through registration process and they will enter their course requests into IC

PVHS counseling webpage for more info

 

 

2022-23 Immunization Requirements

It’s hard to believe but we are already underway prepping for the 22-23 school year. Getting vaccinated is an important part of a student’s school readiness and keeps children from catching and spreading diseases that can make them sick and potentially disrupt in-person learning. See below for guidance from the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment on required school immunizations.

Immunization Guidance - English

Immunization Guidance - Spanish

 

Fees

We have many students with outstanding fees. We have sent fee balance notices in the mail to all families. These funds are very important to PVMS and allow us to support learning opportunities for your students. 27J policy also outlines that students may not participate in extracurricular activities, including sports, if their fees are not paid. 

If your student has previously qualified for Free & Reduced Lunch you would have had some reduced or waived fees. Because meals are free for all students this year, many families did not complete this application. This application must be submitted in order to eligible program fees to be waived. Please visit this site to complete the application. 

 

Chromebook Repair Times & Replacement Cost

With both staffing and Chromebook shortages, we are struggling to keep Chromebooks in kid’s hands. Current repair times from Dell for hardware repairs are about 6-8 weeks. Please talk to your student about taking good care of their CBs to avoid being without them and facing damage or loss charges. Minor damage like missing keys is totally avoidable! 

If you student does not have a CB at that time, please reach out to Assistant Principal Grace Bird at gbird@sd27j.net.

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! Students needing replacement chargers will be charged $30. 

 

Electronics

A reminder PVMS is not responsible for lost or stolen electronic items (phones, earbuds, gaming systems etc.) Students are not supposed to have these items at school as they are not conducive to the learning environment. We will use our redirect process as well as contact home if electronic devices are confiscated by our staff. Parents and or guardians will be asked to come to PVMS and retrieve the phone/earbuds etc. Please remind your TIGER that they are not to have these items at PVMS.

Since cell phones are prohibited while at school, we ask that you please direct any necessary communication to your students through our main office during school hours. Students caught texting during school hours, even if it is with a parent, will still have their phones confiscated.

Information about this and other student rules at PVMS can be found in our Student Handbook. 

 

Yearbook!  

Yearbooks are available to purchase now! Go to yearbookforever.com and search for our school to buy.

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