Pioneer Valley Regional School

universal respect - personal responsibility - academic excellence


Dear PVRS Families,

I hope you are well and enjoying some summertime fun!

As communicated by Superintendent Scagel last week, the district has been working diligently to plan for a fall reopening. The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) is requiring that we submit a plan that addresses three different models: in-person, hybrid, and remote. While these plans are taking shape, there are still many details that we are working through.

We met today with student council representatives on Friday. We reviewed some key points in the PVRS plan and the student representatives an opportunity to provide feedback, input and ask questions.

On Monday, August 3rd we will be meeting with the PVRS School Council, which is composed of students, parents and staff. Once again providing an opportunity from them to provide feedback, input and ask questions.

There are also a fews ways that you can learn about these developing plans:

  • SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING -TUES. AUG 4TH: Please consider "attending" the virtual School Committee meeting (via the BNCTV Facebook page) on Tuesday, August 4th during which time the district reopening plan draft will be presented, discussed, and voted on. Ultimately, the re-opening plan needs to be sent to and approved by DESE. As a result of feedback from DESE or changes in circumstances, district plans could change.

  • PVRSD REOPENING PLAN DRAFT: Once this DRAFT is finalized, it will be sent to the School Committee for their review and posted on our district website so that parents may review it prior to, during, or after the School Committee meeting.

  • DISTRICT SURVEY: A district survey will be sent on August 5th. It will be important that every family completes this survey as it will be asking for your return-to-school plan for your child(ren) as well as your child's mode of transportation if returning to in-person learning.

  • PARENT FORUM: On Wednesday, August 5th, PVRS will have a middle school parent forum followed by a high school parent forum, in the early evening, during which time more specific details about what the in-person model, hybrid and remote learning models will look like at PVRS. Times will be announced and invitations will be sent out by August 3rd.

Our PVRS COVID Response Team has worked many hours over the past weeks, working through these details and incorporating the Department of Education guidelines in creating our school plan.

We hope our plan addresses many of the questions that you may have. Please realize that we are in unprecedented times and there are certain questions that we may not yet have the answers. I can assure that we will be working to address and answer those questions.

Thank you

Mr. Burke, Principal.

Dear Class of 2020 Families,

The 2020 yearbooks and senior photos have arrived!

Pick-up: Our first curbside pick-up time will be on Wednesday August 5th from 1:00 - 3:00 pm.

Per current guidelines, please sign-up for a timeslot on the attached spreadsheet. There will be additional pick-up times to accommodate

everyone. There will be more info to follow about that.

Cost: If you reserved a book with Ms. Brown, the cost will be $60 at the time of pick-up. A check made out to PVRS or cash will work. If you ordered and paid through Balfour.com, you are all set!

Please contact Ms. Brown at browna@pvrsdk12.org with any questions.

USE THIS LINK:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1qBew2UZSiDJLaPrd87j48aIlD1gAqvBu_nV5CNLnu98/edit?usp=sharing

Plus Portals Grades

Click on Link for VHS Learning Response to COVID-19

Weekly Meal Menu

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Franklin County Meal Delivery Routes. Updated 3/23/20

**Please plan to arrive early/expect unanticipated delays. Below please find the 7 Bus routes currently running**

Bus 1: Kuzmeskus Bus Co.

Pick up at Franklin County Tech: (10:35 AM)

Meals drop off at Turners Falls Sheffield Elementary School (10:45 AM)

Meals drop off at Griswold Street &Davis Street (10:50 AM)

Meals drop off at Unity Park Skate Park: (10:55 AM)

Meals drop off at Food City Parking Lot (11:05 AM)

Meals drop off at Cumberland Farms (11:10 AM)

Meals drop off at Farren Care Center (11:15 AM)

Meals drop off at Yankee Candle Parking Lot (11:30 AM)

Meals drop off at Whately Diner Parking Lot (11:40 AM)

Meals drop off at Whately Elementary School (11:55 AM)

Meals drop off at Sunderland Corner Store (Rt. 47 & 116) (12:10 PM)

Meals drop off at Montague Library (12:25 PM)

Bus 2: Kuzmeskus Bus Co.

Pick up at Franklin County Tech: (10:35 AM)

Meals drop off at Millers Falls Library: (10:45 AM)

Meals drop off at McDonalds Greenfield rt. 5/Federal St: (11:20 AM)

Meals drop off at YMCA Greenfield: (11:30 AM)

Meals drop off at Fosters Greenfield: (11:40 PM

Meals drop off at Greenfield Gardens Greenfield: (11:50) PM

Meals drop off at Leyden Woods Greenfield: (12:05 PM)

Bus 3: Kuzmeskus Bus Co.

Pick up at Franklin County Tech: (10:35 AM)

Meals drop off at Erving Town Hall: (10:50 AM)

Meals drop off at Executive Inn Orange (off of Rt. 2): 11:05 AM)

Meals drop off at Orange post office;(11:10 AM)

Meals drop off at Walmart Parking Lot Orange: (11:20 AM)

Meals drop off at Wheeler Public Library: 11:30 AM

Meals drop off at Orange post office;(11:35 AM)

Meals drop off at Wendell Town Library (11:45 AM)

Bus 4: Kuzmeskus Bus Co.

Pick up at Franklin County Tech: (10:35 AM)

Meals drop off at Leyden Elementary School: (11:05 AM)

Meals drop off at Colrain Fire Dept. (11:40 AM)

Meals at Hawlemont Elementary School has Drive up Feeding between 11:00am-1:00 PM for ALL STUDENTS at Pioneer, Mohawk and FCTS.

Bus 5: Kuzmeskus Bus Co.

Pick up at Franklin County Tech: (10:35 AM)

Meals drop off at Bernardston Elementary School: (11:05 AM)

Meals drop off at Four Leaf Clover Bernardston: (11:20 AM)

Meals drop off at Dollar General Bernardston: (11:35 AM)

Bus 6: Kuzmeskus Bus Co.

Pick up at Franklin County Tech: (10:35 AM)

Meals drop off at Warwick Elementary School: (11:35 AM)

Bus 7: Kuzmeskus Bus Co.

Pick up at Franklin County Tech: (10:35 AM)

Meals drop off at Northfield Elementary School: (10:45 AM)

Meal drop at the bottom of Lyman Hill Rd. (11:05 AM)

Meal drop at Northfield Trinitarian Church (11:15 AM)

Meal drop at PVRS in the parking lot (11:30 AM)

Meal drop at corner of Rt. 142 & Gerrish Rd. (11:40 AM)

Please see our new Remote Learning page to access your assignments during the school closure and our Remote Learning Guidelines to see what is asked of you during this time.

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Our Mission

The Pioneer community is committed to creating a learning environment that fosters universal respect, personal responsibility, and academic excellence. Pioneer recognizes that to meet the challenges of the 21st century we must critically and creatively engage in real world tasks, adapt to new situations and technologies, and collaboratively problem solve. By designing equal opportunities and multiple approaches to growth in a heterogeneous setting, we will facilitate the success of our students in a rapidly evolving, diverse and dynamic global society.

Kevin A. Burke, Principal ● Cathy Hawkins-Harrison, Dean of Students ●

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