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Dear Parents/Guardians,


As we near the end of the 2021-22 school year, we would like to thank you for sharing your children with us and allowing us to watch them grow. I am very proud of our school community for the educational, social, and emotional growth that we were able to see amongst all learners. All of this requires a team effort. If you would like some extra learning opportunities for your child in the summer, please complete the Summer Learning Online Survey


For the next few weeks, learners will be completing the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA). We ask that you encourage your child to get enough sleep the night before each test, eat a healthy breakfast, and be at school on time during the testing. We scheduled some exciting, social opportunities for the learners at LVMS following the assessments. Please be on the look out for permission slips and return them to the school office. The following schedule will explain testing dates and remaining 2021-22 scheduled events:


April 25, 26, 27  ELA PSSA

April 25  LVHS Athletics Presentation

April 26 J-Line Dance Crew Anti-bullying assembly

April 27 Gr.7&8 Career Panel, Gr.6 FIELD DAY at Weller Field

May 2 and 3  MATH PSSA

May 2  Gr.7 FIELD DAY at Weller Field, Gr.8 Holocaust Speaker & 8th grade only dance

May 3  Gr. 8 FIELD DAY at Weller Field

May 6  NO SCHOOL for learners

May 11 Gr. 6 FIELD TRIP

May 12 Spring Concert at LVMS

May 13 Blue Shoe volleyball game


May 20 iPads no longer go home

May 25 iPad collection

May 27 LVMS Awards Assembly


May 31 Partial Day for learners

*dates are subject to change


Recently, we have needed to initiate more conversations with our student body about respect of school property and acting in a kind, respectful way toward ourselves, other peers, and other adults in the school community and beyond. We have seen an increase in damaged school property after the creation of TikTok challenges (inappropriate actions toward other learners, bathroom destruction, hallway litter, and/or damaging teacher property, etc.). There has also been an increase in inappropriate social media interactions that we are made aware of in conversation with learners and parents. Now is the time for us to work together as a community to talk with our young adults about these incidents and to report information to administration and/or police when necessary. Please make us aware of the incidents, so we can continue to lead our learners to create a positive school culture.


We have many activities planned for the remainder of the school year. Please remind your child to refer to the Student Rights & Responsibilities under Rules & Policies to review expectations as a learner at LVMS. As the weather gets warmer, please review the dress code policies with your child. On May 2, the learners in grade 8 only will be having a dance from 1-2:30 in the gymnasium. Since this is a testing day, we do not permit special dress for the dance. We want them to dress comfortably for the assessments. At social events during school hours, learners are also not permitted to have their cell phones turned on, as always during school hours.  All iPads will be collected on May 25 for the summer. Learners will not be permitted to take iPads home with them after May 20. If your child is attending summer school, he/she will receive his iPad when arriving on June 14.


Thank you for your continued support. We wish you all a wonderful finish to the 2021-22 school year!



Paulina Burns