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Friday, August 28, 2015

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  • Cougar Family Annual Carnival 2015
     
    Sept 3rd thru Sept 6th
    $12.00 ride wristbands
    carnival flyer  
     
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  • 2015 PSSA CHANGES RESULT IN LOWER SCORES

    The Valley View School District would like to make students, parents, and community members aware of the fact that the PSSA has changed. In fact, the 2015 PSSA is considered a new test. It is the first PSSA that is fully-aligned with the PA Core Standards, which are considerably more rigorous than the previous academic standards. As a result, PSSA scores at Valley View and throughout the state are lower than they have previously been. The lower scores are a result of: the heightened difficulty of the PSSA, the increased rigor of PA Core Standards, and the limited time between final adoption and implementation of the new PSSA. 

    It is important to remember that our students have not changed; the assessment has changed. The Pennsylvania Department of Education has stated that it is not useful to directly compare students’ scores on the new assessments to previous scores. 

    Transitioning to new assessments and standards takes time. New curriculum must be developed, resources to support the new curriculum are needed, and educators need to be trained. The Valley View School District is working hard to accomplish this and remains committed to improving student achievement. 

    We encourage students and parents to consider the following resources:

     
     
     
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  • Important information regarding the S.A.T. Scoring Update from the June 6, 2015 Testing Date. 
     
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  • Summer Meals Locator 

     The Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 was established to inform families about the availability and location of free meals for students over the summer months through the Summer Food Service Program.

    Schools or families can use any of the following methods to locate sites that serve free meals to children during the summer:

    · Call 211
    · Call 1.866.3Hungry or 1.877.8Hambre
    · Text “MEALPA” to 877877 during the summer months
    · Visit the website: www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks (note, this replaces the whyhunger.org website)
    · Use the site locator for smartphones - Rangeapp.org

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  • STUDENT ACCIDENT INSURANCE
    2014-2015 SCHOOL YEAR

    This is a reminder to parents with a child or children attending school in our School District
    that we do not carry medical insurance on students, but do provide parents with the
    opportunity to select a primary excess group insurance plan for students. Student accident
    insurance can help you eliminate the possibility of out-of-pocket expenses, since many group
    insurance policies no longer pay full hospital and medical expenses and may require a
    deductible or co-insurance. 

    Please see the attached Brochure for a complete description of the plans and the various coverage options.


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