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The most recent issue of our digital parent newsletter, Panther Parents as Partners, can be accessed by clicking here

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We are excited to welcome students back for the 2021-2022 school year. Our theme for the upcoming school year is "Getting Back on Track".  Our hope this year is to provide some much needed consistency to our students. At Panther Valley Elementary, we provide students with a rigorous educational curriculum, focus on strengthening students' social-emotional wellness, and strive to make school an enjoyable place. As a partner in your child's education we will communicate with you regularly, openly, and honestly about your child's educational progress. If at any time you need anything, please reach out to your child's teacher or the main office.


If you recently moved into our district and need to register your child, please follow these instructions.  For kindergarten, come to the elementary school between 9:00 and 1:00 each day to pick up registration information.  If your child is in grades 1-12, call the Intermediate School at 570-645-2175 and speak to Mrs. Gauronsky

Health and Safety Plan 2021-2022

The graphic below outlines the components of our health and safety plan for the 2021-2022 school year. Masks or face coverings are optional during the school day. They must be worn on school buses per the federal transportation mandate. Students will be seated apart the maximum distance possible. 

Health and Safety Plan

We are encouraging all students to return to in person learning for the upcoming school year and will resume normal school hours. The school day is from 8:30-3:00 daily. If you would like your child to be a virtual learner, please contact the elementary school and we will provide you with information about how to enroll in our online program called the Panther Valley Learning Network.

The Panther Valley School District does have a dress code. The graphic below outlines the permitted and not permitted items within the dress code. 
Dress Code

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Panther Valley Elementary School’s vision is to provide a clear path for academic achievement by meeting the needs of each individual student. We are committed to seeing students model positive behavior, a strong work ethic, and a belief in oneself. Collaboration and communication among school, home, and the community is essential for student success.

At PVES, our English Language Arts curriculum focuses on providing explicit instruction in phonemic awareness, phonics, encoding, and spelling. These are the skills necessary for students be able to learn to read by the time they reach 3rd grade. In 2nd and 3rd grade we also introduce explicit instruction in text dependant analysis and text dependant writing. Students' progress is monitored through their mastery of the skills being taught and local assessments, such as DIBELS 8 and iREADY diagnostic assessments.

In math, we adopted a new curriculum for 2021-2022 called Ready Classroom Math.  This set of instructional materials has a technology component to support student learning. The emphasis is on developing a mathematical mindset, while still practicing functional skills.

We have a Positive Behavior Support Program at the school.  This program encourages students to be Cool Cats!  Our three character traits that are taught throughout the school are Be Safe, Be Responsible, Be Respectful.  Students are given direct instruction on what these expectations look like across all settings.  Students are given Cool Cat tickets when they demonstrate behavior that shows one or more of these expectations.  Each day, one student is selected as the Cool Cat of the Day by a staff member.  This student has their picture taken with the principal and shared out on our Facebook page.  They also get a positive phone call home from the principal.

If there is anything I can do to help you or your child, please do not hesitate to give me a call at the school.  The best way to reach me is to e-mail palazzor@panthervalley.org


Sincerely,
Robert Palazzo
Elementary Principal