Good Afternoon Jonathan Valley Families,
We have enjoyed seeing most of our students and families this past week at Meet the Teacher. We are so glad that your family is a part of Jonathan Valley. The first day of school for 1st through 5th graders is Monday, August 22nd, and it is a 12:30 dismissal.
All of the information in this call is sent through the email you have connected to your HCS Blackboard Connect phone account, through Remind, and posted on our JVE website.
Students may begin entering the building at 7:30 AM. The tardy bell rings at 8:10 AM. Please remember, if your child is tardy, you will need to park, walk them in the building, and sign them in at the front office. If your child will be eating breakfast at JVE please try to have them to school before 8:10, because our teachers start teaching as soon as the tardy bell rings and announcements are over.
Jonathan Valley is participating in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) Breakfast and Lunch Program for the 22-23 school year. CEP allows all students to participate in the breakfast and lunch program at no cost. Students will be picking up a bagged breakfast in the lobby in the mornings and taking it to their grade level hallway just like last year. They may wait to eat their breakfast until their classroom teacher arrives at 7:50, or they may eat their breakfast in the hallway with the teachers on morning duty from 7:30-7:50.
Bus riders should allow at least 10 minutes before and after the usual arrival time of their bus all year. At this time we have three, wonderful, bus drivers. Mrs. Linda will be driving Bus #43. Mrs. Sophia will be driving Bus #45. Mr. Joe will be driving Bus #46. We are so thankful to have them, as many places in our county, state, and country are looking for bus drivers. If you would be interested in being a bus substitute driver, give us a call, we would love to have you. Bus pick up and drop off times will begin to fluctuate again when Kindergarten staggered entry begins August 29 – September 1. Throughout the year we have students moving in to JVE and moving out of JVE. This can cause bus pick up and drop off times to fluctuate, so always give 10 minutes before and after the normal bus times. Thank you in advance for your patience.
The car rider line will operate as usual. Please plan to be in line by 2:50. As the year goes along the car line will get quicker. We ask that you wait in your vehicle or beside your vehicle. Please do not wait on the sidewalk. This is a safety issue, and it blocks our students as they try to make their way to their vehicle. Students will be dismissed to the car line based on if their car is parked in the front half or the back half of the car line. Our JVE faculty and staff on duty will direct students to the middle of the car line to look for their car.. Students not picked up by 3:10 will be taken to after school.Please have the yellow car rider sign in your front windshield / window. This will help our folks on the JVE car rider line. It helps keep our car line a little safer, and it also keeps the car line moving. This sign should be in your vehicle window everyday.
As always, a lot of paperwork will be coming home with your student. After school care paperwork will be sent home with all students on Monday. We ask all families to fill this paperwork out even if you do not plan for your child to stay in after school care. Emergencies do arise, and if we do not have paperwork on file, your child cannot go to after school care. After school care will begin Wednesday, August 24th. Also, please read through the agenda book, and be sure to sign the page in the agenda indicating you have read it.
Have a great evening, and give us a call if you have any questions.