Principal's Annual 'Back to School' Message
Dear Park Village Families,
Welcome to Park Village Elementary School, home to the Surfin’ Penguins! We are excited about starting another successful school year and look forward to meeting all of our new students and families. The following information should answer many of your questions regarding the start of school. The professional staff at Park Village is here to provide all support necessary for your child’s success in school. Should you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me or any of our staff members.
8:55 AM – 3:20 PM on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday
8:55 AM- 1:40 PM on Tuesday
8:55 AM - 12:30 PM Monday through Friday from 8/16/16 through 9/23/16.
Beginning on September 26, the schedule will be:
8:55 AM – 3:20 PM Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
8:55 AM - 1:40 PM on Tuesday
8:55 AM- 12:20 PM Monday through Friday all school year
Classroom assignments will be posted in the front of the school at 4:00 PM on Monday, August 15, 2016. It is possible that these assignments may change due to enrollment needs.
Regular attendance is critical in ensuring student success in school. Please call the Attendance Line at (858) 538-0437 when your child is absent. If the school is not notified regarding an absence by 9:30 AM, our automated system will call you for verification. Unverified absences are considered truant.
Absence on the First Day of School:
Please call the school at 858-484-5621 to account for your child’s absence. If this is a planned absence, let the office know in advance. An unconfirmed absence on the first day of school may result in the District dropping your student from attendance at Park Village.
New Family Tour:
There will be an orientation for new students and their parents on Monday, August 15, 2016 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM in our Multi-purpose room. An overview of our school and a tour will be provided by Park Village Pilot Penguin Ambassadors.
The price for lunch is $3.00. Please prepay for lunch whenever possible. Checks should be made out to PUSD Food Service or you can pay online. For more information about paying online, go to powayusdnutrition.com/
. If a student forgets to bring lunch or lunch money, he or she will be allowed to call home. The school will not lend money to students for lunch.
Free or Reduced-Price Lunch:
If you qualified for free or reduced lunch in 2015-16, then you will receive free or reduced lunch until September 25, 2016 only. You must complete a new application every school year.
Medication at School:
If your child is on medication, a “Physician’s Recommendation for Medication” form must be obtained from the school, completed by the physician, and returned to the school. No medication may be given at school without this form. An adult must bring the medication to the school office in the original container medication is dispensed. Children may never have medication in their possession at school. This includes aspirin, inhalers, cough drops, etc.
Only students in grades 4 and 5 may ride a bicycle to school. Children must wear a helmet, provide a lock for the bicycle, and follow safety rules/laws. A permission form, obtained from the office, must be completed and on file with the office for students who wish to ride their bikes to school. Bikes must be walked once on school grounds. No rollerblades, razors, scooters, or skateboards are allowed on campus.
Parking Lot Drop Off & Pick Up:
When dropping off and picking up students in the parking lot, please pull all the way forward to drop off/pick up your child at the curb. Do not let your child out of the car until you are stopped at the edge of the curb. Never leave your car unattended in the loading zone. Please do not park your car at any time in the staff parking lot. If the visitor parking spaces are not available please park your vehicle on the street.
Before School Supervision:
Children should not arrive at school before 8:40 AM, the time that supervision begins. At 8:40 AM supervision will be provided on the playground for all students.
Park Village is a closed campus:
Once children arrive, they may not leave unless a parent or other authorized person comes to the office to sign a release. To insure the safety of our children, you will be required to show I.D. when you pick up your student.
Extended School Services:
Park Village provides an ESS program, which is a fee based before and after school childcare program. ESS is open from 6:30 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. All students planning to participate in ESS must be registered at our ESS building. Please call our coordinator, Kaitlyn Antus at 858-484-9735, for information regarding registration and fees.
Back to School Night:
This is an opportunity for parents to meet their child’s teacher and learn about their child’s classroom expectations, homework policies and curriculum. This is an ‘adults only’ evening. We look forward to seeing you on the first day of school!
-- Mike Mosgrove, Principal