Pleasant Valley
Community Schools
Riverdale Heights Back to School Center

We are thrilled to get the 2018-19 school year underway!  This is your one-stop shop for all things back to school.  Enjoy the rest of your summer and we’ll see you soon!

Important Dates

August 18:           Classroom assignments posted on Infinite Campus Portal. ***Don’t have a Portal account?  Contact Susan Parks at 563-332-5550
August 21:           5:00pm New Family Welcome
August 21:           5:30pm Meet and Greet
August 23:           8:30am First Day of School
August 29:           1:30pm Early Dismissal
August 30:           Fall Picture Day

September 3:       No School, Labor Day
September 3:       Run with Carl

Friday, August 17, 2018:

Infinite Campus Parent Portal opens to access homeroom teacher assignments.  If you wish to open a parent portal account, please contact Susan Parks at 332-5550, ext. 1004.  Parents of incoming kindergarten students will receive a call on Tuesday, August 14th from the school office indicating their homeroom teacher assignment and assigned staggered start day.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018:  Pleasant Valley Elementary Meet and Greet

  •  5:00-5:25 PM Welcome for parents of kindergarten students and new families to our district
  • 5:30-6:15 PM Elementary Meet and Greet (Please feel free to come at a time that works best for you.  This is an open house format.)
    • Meet your child’s homeroom teacher
    • Ask questions about the first day of school and become acclimated to your new classroom
    • Pick up your district calendar (one per family) and any incomplete registration forms
    • Unpack your backpack and pick-up your school supplies purchased through the PTA
    • Sign up for various PTA volunteer opportunities
  • 6:15-7:00 PM Registration and school fee finalization with school office personnel

            If needed only:

  • Finish any outstanding registration forms indicated during classroom visit
  • Deposit money into your child’s Food Service account (can be done online)
  • Visit with a Durham School Services bus driver representative for transportation questions
  • Visit with school nurse

Thursday, August 23, 2018:  First Day of School

First Day of School 8:30 AM-3:00 PM

  • *Parents of kindergarten students:  Please note your kindergartner will attend either August 23rd, 24th or 27th as you are directed on August 14th.  All kindergarten students will begin regular attendance on Tuesday, August 28th.

Parking Lot Procedures:

Getting back into the school routine can be tough.  Remind yourself of the pick up/drop off procedures at Riverdale Heights.  Click here for the parking lot procedures.

Student Drop Off/Pick Up:  It is important to work collaboratively to make sure students and staff are as safe as possible at all times.  Therefore, we ask all visitors to check in at the office.  If you arrive prior to dismissal you will need to wait in the atrium.  Parents should not head to classrooms, as this is a safety concern.  Appointments with faculty should be made in advance for visits before and after school, as teachers often have duties and/or meetings they need to attend to after dismissal.  We closely monitor who is able to access our building and it is important that we all work together to follow safety procedures.

Bus Rules:

Many of our students ride a bus to get to school.  Click here for a reminder of the expectations we have for our exceptional bus riders.

School Supplies and Spartan Safe Snack List:

Click here for a complete list of necessary school supplies for the 2018-19 year.

Click here for the updated Spartan Safe Snack list.

Food Service:

Want to know what’s for lunch today?  Click here for breakfast and lunch menus – You can also download an app to keep track of it all on your phone.  Plus, the site lets you look at the nutritional values of every item on our healthy menus, which makes it easy to feel good about what PVCSD is serving your kids!

School Meal Prices:

  • Elementary Breakfast $1.65
  • Junior High & High School Breakfast $1.80
  • Elementary Lunch $2.45
  • Junior High Lunch $2.55
  • High School Lunch $2.85-$3.10

You may make a deposit into your student’s lunch account at any time by sending cash or check to their building.  You can also add money via credit card to your student’s food service account online through RevTrak by clicking here.   Communications for low food service balances will be sent to the parent/guardian email address(es) that the school has on file. Click here for a reminder about our meal charge policy, including how much students can charge and when you’ll be alerted for having a negative balance.

Free and Reduced Application:  Please see the below instructions on beginning your student’s 2018-2019 Free and Reduced Application.

  • To begin your Online free and reduced application, please log into your Parent Portal Account here.  (If you do not have an account please call our Administration Center at 563-332-5550.)
    • Please note that Free and Reduced application must be accessed from the Portal website link above; it is not available through the Portal Mobile App.
  • Once logged in, click the link for “Applications/Forms” on the left
  • Select “Click to start meal benefit application”

After your application has been processed you will receive notification in your parent portal inbox.

If you are unable to complete the online application please click on the link https://pleasval.org/free-and-reduced-meal-information/

If you have questions about our Food Service Program, please contact Food Service Director, Andrea Mahler, at 563-332-5550 or mahlerandrea@pleasval.k12.ia.us

New Faculty and Staff:

Join us in welcoming new faculty and staff to the Riverdale Heights Family:

Kristen Bishop – 3rd Grade

Jose Lara – PE

Stephanie Seier – Instructional Coach

Megan Kohn – Educational  Aide

Lavanya Vijayaraghavan – Educational Aide

Strive for Less Than Five:

The Pleasant Valley Community School District is teaming up with school districts across the Quad Cities and the United Way to increase attendance by participating in the Strive for Less Than Five Challenge!  We encourage you to watch this one-minute video below about the mission and importance of having students at school every day.  We’re hoping you’ll help us keep student attendance high as we head back into the school year!

Don’t Miss a Thing!

In an emergency, PV will send you notices via text and phone calls.  Information you give us during registration automatically signs you up for emergency phone calls.  But, if you want texts too, you need to sign up. Click here to manage your preferences. Sign in and click on the Contacts Tab.  Your name will pop up, then click edit and make sure your information is correct!  (can’t remember your sign in?  Click “forgot password” on the home page.  If you have any questions, contact our Communications Director at thomsenhannah@pleasval.k12.ia.us)

Pleasant Valley schools send out an email every week with important dates, events, and community opportunities.  It’s called the #SpartanNation and it’s unique to every school.  Make sure you check your in-boxes every Friday afternoon, so you don’t miss a thing!

To assure that your email provider will not block email communications, please add this email address to your safe senders list: enews@pleasval.k12.ia.us. Pleasant Valley will not give email lists to anyone outside of the district. If you do not have access to email, information is available in the school office.

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Run with Carl

Support the Pleasant Valley Educational Foundation and Run with Carl on Labor Day, September 3, 2018!  The 5k, 5 mile and kids run takes place at the Life Fitness Center.  The races start at 7:30am and every dollar raised from registration fees goes directly to the PVEF and the Bettendorf Community Schools Foundation.  The PVEF provides scholarships for seniors, awarding 90 scholarships in 2018.  Register NOW at www.runwithcarl.com.

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