District Correspondence

  • End of Year Letter (June 10, 2020)

    End of Year Letter (June 10, 2020)

    Happy end of school year! What a year it has been. I know now more than ever the strength, resiliency, and creativity of our Great Valley community.

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  • Retrieval and Return of Items

    Retrieval and Return of Items

    The purpose of this letter is to share our process for the return and retrieval of materials from our schools. As is usual at the end of the year, students must return items like textbooks, music equipment, athletic uniforms, and other school-issued items. To that end, we have developed a schedule for families to follow for both the return of District materials, as well as the pick-up of personal items left in student lockers (MS/HS) and desks (elementary).

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  • Information and Updates (May 20, 2020)

    Information and Updates (May 20, 2020)

    As we approach the last week of May and get closer to the end of the school year, this email is sent to update you on a number of important things. Perhaps on the top of your mind is a curiosity about how we will start school in the fall.

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  • Information and Updates (May 7, 2020)

    Information and Updates (May 7, 2020)

    As the eighth week of our new reality wraps up, I wanted to again reach out to thank you for your patience and perseverance as we navigate our online learning environment.

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  • Updates and Information (April 25, 2020)

    Updates and Information (April 25, 2020)

    As we conclude our first week with the revised schedules, I am reaching out to thank you once again for your continued support and collaboration. I also wanted to provide some quick updates.

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  • Elementary Special Area Times (April 21, 2020)

    Elementary Special Area Times (April 21, 2020)

    We have received some questions about the revised elementary schedule, specifically related to special areas (art, music, library, physical education, and STEAM). This email is sent to clarify information.

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  • Schedules, Grading and Updates

    Schedules, Grading and Updates

    I am reaching out today to share information about a number of topics. I apologize for the length of this email, but am compelled to answer many of the questions we’ve been asked. In addition, it is important that I share information with you about our online learning schedules that will see changes beginning next week.

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  • Letter to Families (April 13, 2020)

    Letter to Families (April 13, 2020)

    I do hope that last week, although very different from what many of us had planned, provided time for you and your family to enjoy the spring-like weather. As the scheduled Spring Break ends and our students prepare to return to online learning tomorrow, I am emailing with a few reminders.

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  • Update on School Closures (April 9, 2020)

    Update on School Closures (April 9, 2020)

    As you may have heard, Governor Wolf today ordered all K-12 schools and programs, public and private, to be closed through the end of the 2019-2020 academic year.

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  • Letter to Families (April 2, 2020)

    Letter to Families (April 2, 2020)

    As our first week of virtual learning comes to a close, I want to reiterate my gratitude for your support and enthusiasm this past week.

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  • Plan for Delivery of Instruction (March 25, 2020)

    Plan for Delivery of Instruction (March 25, 2020)

    We are excited to share that beginning on Monday, March 30, students at all grade levels will begin to engage online with their teacher(s). We consider March 30 as the official “return to learning” day, with students and teachers picking up in this new environment with where they left off on March 13.

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  • Food Program Update (March 23, 2020)

    Food Program Update (March 23, 2020)

    The Great Valley School District has been pleased to support our families who are in need of meals during our school closure. This email is sent to share important updates with you about the food program.

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  • Planning for Instruction (March 23, 2020)

    Planning for Instruction (March 23, 2020)

    As you may have seen, the Department of Education (PDE) announced today that all schools in the commonwealth will remain closed for students through at least April 9, as a result of the COVID-19 response efforts.

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  • End of Week Update (March 19, 2020)

    End of Week Update (March 19, 2020)

    As we near the end of a very unusual week, we will continue to share information and stay connected. I would like to share updates and also reiterate some of the information we shared earlier this week related to learning opportunities.

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  • Update about Learning Opportunities (March 16, 2020)

    Update about Learning Opportunities (March 16, 2020)

    As we continue to navigate unchartered waters in light of the unprecedented events in our nation and community, this email is sent to share information with you related to teaching and learning over the next few weeks. We thank you for your continued patience as we work through the logistics to support our students’ learning while school remains closed.

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  • Food Program Available

    Food Program Available

    While our schools are closed, the Great Valley School District is committed to supporting our families who may be in need of meals. To that end, the Food and Nutrition Services Department will make meals available for students over the next two weeks.

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  • Schools Closed (email to parents, March 13, 2020)

    Schools Closed (email to parents, March 13, 2020)

    Based upon the decision of Governor Tom Wolf to close all schools and non-essential businesses in Montgomery County for the next 14 days, and in anticipation that all Chester County and other southeastern Pennsylvania counties will be ordered by the Governor to close within the next several days, we are taking proactive steps out of caution to close all district schools. This closure will begin on Monday, March 16, 2020, to safeguard the health and wellness of our students, staff, families and the community at large from the spread of COVID-19.

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  • Update from the Superintendent (March 13, 2020)

    Update from the Superintendent (March 13, 2020)

    The Great Valley School District will participate in a call this morning with the PA Secretary of Education. We expect to receive additional guidance about how to proceed in light COVID-19’s effect on our area. We will have an update for you today including additional information related to online learning and regulations related to remote education.

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  • Letter from the Superintendent (March 12, 2020)

    Letter from the Superintendent (March 12, 2020)

    In our ongoing effort to communicate with you about coronavirus, this email is being sent for two reasons. The first reason is to reinforce information that has already been shared with you. The second reason is to address some of the questions we know you have about school closings should that become necessary.

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  • Letter from the Superintendent (March 10, 2020)

    Letter from the Superintendent (March 10, 2020)

    As more information is shared about area school closures, it is important to me that you have updated and correct information about how the Great Valley School District is responding to COVID-19, better known as the coronavirus.

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  • Letter from the Superintendent (March 6, 2020)

    Letter from the Superintendent (March 6, 2020)

    In our effort to communicate with you about coronavirus and the impact on our school community, I am emailing with an update.

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  • Letter from the Superintendent (March 4, 2020)

    Letter from the Superintendent (March 4, 2020)

    As a follow up to last week’s letter about flu prevention and the coronavirus, this email is sent to ask for your help in sharing accurate information.

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  • Letter from the Superintendent (Feb 27, 2020)

    Letter from the Superintendent (Feb 27, 2020)

    As we move through the remainder of this school year, please know that we remain focused on creating healthy environments for our students, staff, and community.

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