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Shanda  Herrera
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Fall 2015

I hope everyone had a restful summer and is looking forward to new teachers, new classes, and new opportunities. The school website is the school’s primary method of communication. Please visit it regularly as it has a wealth of information about programs, events and opportunities.

Student achievement continues to be the number one priority for PV. Teachers are looking forward to using the new tablet technology in the classroom.  The Tablet Resources Page provides students with set-up information, troubleshooting tips and guidelines for use.  Parents will find information on how to support their student's use of the new technology, how to purchase internet access for the home and insurance protection for their student's device. 

The daily bell schedule for the upcoming year remains the same with ten early out Mondays and several minimum days throughout the year. All dates are listed with modified bell schedule on the Calendar Page.  Each semester has six grading periods with progress reports every six weeks.  Parents can access student grades and attendance via the Parent Portal.  Guidelines on how to gain access to the portal can be found here.

Link Crew Orientation will be Friday, August 7th from 8:00—12:30 for ninth graders. Now in its seventh year, this mentorship program connects freshmen with upperclassmen. Many fun activities are planned and students will receive their schedules at the end of the day about 12:30. This positive event is for students only.  Visit this link for more details.

As building begins on our new Performing Arts Center at the front of campus, we urge everyone to be patient and cautious around the construction zone. 

My expectation is that all students will exemplify the traits of a true Panther as outlined on PRIDE posters displayed throughout campus.

There are many ways parents can be involved at school—Boosters, ELAC, Site Council and SDM.  For involvement opportunities, visit our Parent Information Page and contact the school for how you can be a part of our school community. 

I look forward to working with each of you!