11/15/18 2:15 pm: This is an update to our previous message. Due to existing road conditions, student dismissal has been delayed. Middle school and high school students have departed, but we anticipate a delayed arrival time. Elementary students will likely be dismissed between 2:30-3:00. If there is a prolonged delay for a specific bus, your child’s school will communicate with you.
Due to today’s weather (11/15/18), an early dismissal is in effect:
- Secondary schools (High School and Middle School) will dismiss at 12:30 p.m.
- Elementary schools will dismiss at 1:45 p.m. There will be no afternoon kindergarten.
- All after school and evening activities are cancelled.
District News & Highlights
The Great Valley School District formed a Calendar Committee this year that is comprised of parent and staff representatives from every school. The committee is facilitated by administrators from District Office and is charged with gathering parent and staff feedback and opinions about the school district calendar.
As part of its Homecoming celebration on Fri., Oct. 19, the Great Valley School District inducted four outstanding alumni to its Wall of Fame. Wall of Fame Inductees for 2018 are: Mike Green (Class of 1970); Tony and Debbie DiAntonio (Class of 1974 and Class of 1975); and Celeste McMichael Rolfing (Class of 1976).
The GVSD Speaker Series returns in the 2018-19 school year. Once again designed around the theme of creating safe and healthy school environments, the series is open to the Great Valley community and offered free of charge to those who choose to attend. Registration is required in advance. Click the headline for more information.
Considering Full-Day Kindergarten
The District has initiated a process to consider the implementation of a full-day kindergarten program in Great Valley. The process will include a careful study of research, an examination of impacts (financial, facilities, and educational program), and opportunities for parents and community members to provide input and feedback. A special section of this website will be dedicated to the consideration of full-day kindergarten over the next few months. Click here to access resources, plans, and feedback opportunities.