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You are invited to attend the October 22, 2020 Williams Valley School Board Meeting at 7:30 p.m. This meeting will take place in the high school library for Board members and administrators and virtually for visitors.  An executive session for Board Members and Administrators will begin at 7:00 p.m. 

You must pre-register at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_lADv05B6QZObeQSO2caAAw to attend this meeting virtually. Once registered, an email will be sent to you with the link to connect to the meeting. 

The agenda for the School Board meeting will be available on Wednesday, October 21, 2020. General public comments or questions on a specific agenda item must be emailed to PA-WilliamsValley@schoolboardmeetings.org prior to the board meeting. The school board is temporarily suspending public comment on non-agenda items.

Board Agenda 10-22-2020


Student Chromebooks have arrived for our 1:1 program.  Each student in Grades 5, 6, 8, and 9 ONLY can pick up their Chromebook on Thursday, October 22, 2020 from 4 to 6 PM at the front entrance of the Jr-Sr High School. (Students in other grades will be notified when devices are ready for those grade levels)

Parents/Guardians will be asked to complete a technology receipt form when the device is distributed and pay a $20.00 technology fee by December 2, 2020.  If the fee is not paid, parents/guardians will be responsible for the entire cost of the Chromebook should damage occur to the device. Again, fees must be paid no later than Wednesday, December 2, 2020. The attached form outlines the technology fee and what it coversWV Student Technology Fee Form

Due to product availability, Chromebook cases are currently not available.  Due to the urgent need to give students a device, cases for the Chromebooks will be distributed when they arrive.  

IMPORTANT:  If your student currently has a district owned device, please bring the device with you when picking up the Chromebook. The Chromebook will NOT be given to you unless the previous school device is returned. 

 


Please see the Williams Valley Spectator Plan 2020 addendum (Board approved 9.10.2020) to the Williams Valley School District Athletic Department Resocialization of Sports Recommendations (Board approved June 25, 2020)

Williams Valley Spectator Plan 2020 (Updated September 24, 2020)

Williams Valley Spectator Plan 2020 (Updated and Board Approved September 24, 2020)


Williams Valley Jr/Sr High School will hold Homecoming on Friday October 23rd at Viking Stadium during the home football game against Tri-Valley.  Voting for Homecoming Court will occur this week during homeroom.  Online students will be able to vote online and should check their Google Attendance Classroom for announcements related to homecoming and voting. In-person students will receive directions on voting from homeroom teachers this week. Homecoming court finalists will be announced on Friday, October 16th.  Stay tuned for more information.  


Williams Valley will be hosting a flu vaccination clinic by Health Heroes for students in both buildings on Thursday, November 12, 2020. It is anticipated to be held in the morning, however, more details will be shared closer to the event. Any student that is learning online may participate. Personal transportation to the school will be necessary. A consent form must be completed and returned to the nurse in the student’s building by November 6.  Please contact the nurses with any questions.

Click here to view the Flu Clinic Consent Forms


21st ACHIEVE School for grades K-4 will be starting October 5th.  The program will be virtual with tutoring and enrichment activities available. We are hoping to be in-person soon.  See information below.

Schuylkill Achieve Flyer

 Registration form


Please see the attached document for details regarding asynchronous online/remote learning expectations:

 Asynchronous online/remote learning expectations


Viking Times September 2020


Williams Valley School District Covid Notice.


Please click to see the Beginning of the School Year FAQ document for important information.


WV Health Information for 2020-2021:

SYMPTOM MONITORING and temperature screening must be done by all parents/guardians at home each morning before the school day. No children with symptoms should be sent on a bus or brought to school. Students should NOT be sent to school to be evaluated by the school nurse, as this places the rest of the school community at risk of contamination. When in doubt, students should stay home and your primary care provider should be contacted.

Students with COVID-19 symptoms will be sent home and required to return with a note from their physician.  Exclusion from and return to school criteria are based on current Pennsylvania Dept of Health guidelines.

Symptoms of COVID-19 include:

  • fever or chills
  • cough
  • shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • fatigue
  • muscle or body aches
  • headache
  • new loss of taste or smell
  • sore throat
  • congestion or runny nose
  • nausea or vomiting
  • diarrhea

MEDICATION:  If your child requires medication during the school day, you will need to make an appointment with the nurse in your child's building before the start of school. Times for bringing in the medication must be staggered. Nebulizer treatments will not be given due to the risk of aerosolization. If your child needs a nebulizer treatment, it will need to be given at home.


Williams Valley Families,

The Williams Valley School District Reopening Plan Frequently Asked Questions document has been updated.  (Updates are noted in red font.)

Williams Valley School District Reopening Plan


Williams Valley Families,

The WVSD Health and Safety Plan is now available for your review.  Thank you for all of your questions and suggestions which have been considered throughout the planning efforts.  A question and answer document will be shared next week to answer additional questions and to serve as a reference.  Any changes and updates will also be posted as changes are warranted.  Please continue to send questions and suggestions to dbest@wvschools.net and thank you for your patience during the pandemic.

Williams Valley School District Health and Safety Plan Final August 20 2020


Williams Valley hosted a series of Community Informational Zoom meetings. 

Past Meeting Information

Tuesday, August 11, 2020   Review Questions from Survey/ Disinfecting, Sanitation, and Hygiene

The PowerPoint for the 8/11/2020 community meeting is posted and available for viewing.  Please let us know if you have any questions.  Thank You.

Thursday, August 13, 2020 - Social Distancing and Question Follow-up  | Video

Thursday, August 20, 2020 - Follow-up/Start of school/Completing beginning of year paperwork | Video


Williams Valley Families,

The WVSD Reopening Plan FAQ is posted below.  Please note, changes and updates will be added as they become necessary due to updated guidance and requirements that are received.  Additional questions can be emailed to dbest@wvschools.net.  Thank you for your patience and support.

WVSD Reopening Plan - FAQ


Senior students who would like to drive to school this year are asked to complete the online student driver application to receive a parking spot.  Please note: the application consists of 6 sections and does require an upload of driver documents.  Incomplete applications will not be accepted.  Parking spot fees and activity forms/fees may be mailed to the high school office or turned in on the student’s first day of school. Applications are open to Seniors only from 8/4-8/6.  On 8/7 applications will be opened to Junior students as well. Processed applicants will receive an email from the high school office with confirmation of parking spot information.  Please contact the high school office at 717-647-2167 with any questions or concerns.

Find the application here: https://tinyurl.com/WVParkApp


Meet administrators and staff for the 2020-2021 school year!

District

High School

Elementary


WV Continuity of Education Plan

Covid-19 School Closing Information


Williams Valley Families,
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have learned that the delivery of devices for the 1:1 initiative will be delayed.  Please plan to use your own device until the shipment is received and if this is not possible, call the school at 717-647-2167 x1400 to request assistance.  We realize this is not ideal, but recognize our other options would put students, families, faculty, staff, and community members at risk.  In order to lessen the inconvenience of the situation, an asynchronous (occurring at a time other than during the scheduled class) option will be added to the educational component of the Health and Safety Plan.  Your patience and support will be appreciated as we continue to work through these times as the district is working to ensure a rigorous education recognizing the health, safety, and well being of all.