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Principal’s Message

Good Afternoon PKMS Community! 

We are very excited to have students back on campus for the 2021-2022 school year!!! 

Following is some important information for this year:

Introducing our New Assistant Principal – Mrs. Reyes

Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year. I am excited to begin the school year as your new Assistant Principal and getting to know our students, parents, and community members.  Before coming to Parkway, I was the Assistant Principal at STEAM Academy.  Feel free to stop by with any questions or concerns or you can email me at veronica.reyes@lmscsd.net 

COVID-19 Guidance and Regulations

Masks

All students will be required to wear masks while indoors during class regardless of vaccination status. Masks are not required outside, while eating during lunch, or when outside for PE. This is a California Public Health mandate that we are required to uphold. Students refusing to wear a mask indoors could potentially be asked to leave campus and/or enroll in the online program through Trust Academy. 

Masks for Adults 

All teachers will wear masks while indoors with students. This is also a mandate from the California Department of Public Health. Teachers will be able to take off masks when outdoors or when not in the presence of students. 

Masks in the Office

Anyone from the public entering the school office must wear a mask. Office personnel will wear a mask with a student/or person from the public entering the school office. 

For More Information: SDCOE Mask Guidance and FAQs

Quarantine

Students who test positive will need to quarantine for 10 days. 

Students who are in close contact with a student who tests positive must quarantine for 10 days. However, students may return to in-person instruction if they are asymptomatic, continue wearing a mask, and get tested 2 times per week the duration of the quarantine period.

Students who are in quarantine will be placed on an Independent Study Contract. If the quarantine extends beyond 10 days, the student could be asked to enroll in the online learning program at Trust Academy. 

COVID-19-like Symptoms

We will no longer ask COVID-19 Health Screening Questions. However, if a student reports a COVID-like symptom we will send them home for 10 days. Students can return within 24 hrs. if they receive a negative COVID-19 test result AND the student no longer has symptoms.

We will cover more of the COVID-19 Guidance and Regulations at 5:00 pm, Tuesday August 10th at a Community Presentation. We held these presentations periodically last year to communicate important COVID-19 information. 

Student Laptops

All students will have a device/laptop they will take to and from school each day this year. We are going to be a true 1:1 school! 

Students who are new to PKMS will be issued a student device the first few days of school. 

Please make sure students are bringing their device and charging cable to school the first few days of school. 

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So far it has been a great year! We are working to reconnect, recover, and thrive as we continue to move through and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. 

PKMS Teachers and Staff love seeing the smiling faces and all the amazing energy middle school students bring to Parkway! 

Mr. Ruth 

School Announcements:

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Yearbook

Now through October 29th, you can purchase your yearbook for $38! Get it now before the price goes up! Please check out the flyer below for more info, including a clickable link to purchase.

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Back to School Packet/Aeries Parent Portal

This year, we are going mostly digital with our First Day Packet materials that are required for signature by parents. To access these materials, please use the Aeries Parent Portal link below. This will allow you to complete an electronic version of the first day packet. If you have not logged into Aeries before or have forgotten your password, please see the attached directions on how to reset your password.

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Parkway Clubs!

We are so excited to offer a variety of clubs to our students this year! As clubs get up and running, we will add information here so please check back frequently for updates.

Running Club

Mondays at 8am @ the turf field track
Whether you are an experienced runner or want to try it out for the first time, please join Mrs. Reyes on Monday morning to run some laps! Permission slips are required and are available in the office.

Paddling Patriots - Parkway's Surf Club

Wednesdays at 8:15am @ Room 22
This club is for anyone from pro surfers to complete novices! Club members surf together, BBQ, learn about weather and water conditions, ecology and environmental sciences. Permission slips are required and are available in the office.

The Adventurer's Guild - Parkway's Gaming Club

Thursdays, 3:35pm - 4:30pm @ Room 3
This a gaming club that includes role-playing games, board games, and collectible card games.

Basketball Club

Daily at 8:00am @ back basketball courts
This is a supervised informal basketball club open to everyone! Students participating for the first time should make sure to let Mr. Jones know they are interested in joining.

Volleyball Club

Wednesdays, 8:00am - 8:45pm @ back volleyball courts
Everyone is welcome to join Parkway's Volleyball club! Join Coach Cappos on the volleyball courts every Wednesday morning.

Skate Club

Fridays at 8:15am @ Room 4-A
Skate Club is all about building a community of skateboarders at Parkway who can share their passion for everything skateboarding, learn new skills and tricks, make friends, participate in skateboarding meet-ups and much more.

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Parkway Policies

With students back on campus full-time again, we want to make sure everyone is aware of a few key policies at Parkway. Posted below you will find our cell phone policy and bike rules, and the District dress code policy.

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Enrollment for 2021-2022 at Parkway

Open enrollment for the 2021-22 school year begins Monday, March 1st and can be completed online at the following link: www.lmsvschools.org/enroll.  In addition to completing the online forms, you will need to upload a scanned copy or a photo of the following documents in order to complete enrollment:

Only students who will be new to La Mesa-Spring Valley Schools will need to complete the entire enrollment process. If your student is in 6th grade at an LMSVSD school, please notify your current School Office Manager that your student will be attending Parkway next year.

If you have submitted an INTRA or INTERdistrict transfer to attend Parkway, please wait to hear from the District Office (they will notify you in early June) and then you can complete the enrollment process; you may need to submit additional documents to complete the enrollment process. You will be given instructions when you are notified by the District office about transfer approval.

For enrollment questions, please contact Parkway at PKMS@lmsvschools.org.

Districtwide Announcements:

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LMSV Virtual Learning Academy

Students who are placed on an Independent Study Agreement (ISA) are invited to attend our LMSV Virtual Academy. For an overview and frequently asked questions about Virtual Learning Academy, please click below

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Trust

Home School, Online, and Independent Study

Our Trust Blended Learning program offers families the opportunity to continue with distance learning in a format that works for them. The Trust program offers traditional homeschool, online-only, and blended learning options for families who prefer a less traditional or more home-based learning model. While each model is a bit different, all students enrolled in Trust will participate in daily virtual instruction in addition to independent learning activities.

New to LMSV? Enroll in Trust here. Already enrolled in an LMSV school? Enroll by completing this interest survey. Click here for more information about Trust. 

Why You'll Love Parkway

  • Reading and Writing Emphasized Across All Subject Areas
  • Rigorous Math and Language Arts Classes Provided to Allow for Students’ Varied Academic Needs
  • One-to-one Chromebooks and/or iPads in All Language Arts and Math Classes
  • Varied Electives Offered such as Forensics, Journalism, Programming/Gaming, Media, Music Exploration, Band, Spanish 1 and 2, ASB and Yearbook
  • Character Education Emphasized through Discussions in Classes and the Morning Broadcast Using the Six Pillars of Character
  • Parkway Builders Club and California Junior Scholarship Foundation that Offers Many Opportunities for Students to Participate in Community Service Activities
  • A School-Wide Focus on Anti-Bullying
  • Exceptional Physical Education Program that has Exclusive Use of the Junior Seau Sports Complex During School Hours
  • Additional Flex and Foundation Period Throughout the School year to Support Students who are Struggling and Offer Enrichment Opportunities for More Advanced Students
  • Free Morning Homework Club Offered Tuesday Through Friday in the Library

Enroll Today!

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Important Information:

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Parkway Virtual Counseling Office

If you would like more information about our Counselor, Mrs. HarkerReid, and the support she provides for our students, please visit our virtual counseling office!

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Aeries Parent Portal for report cards

Parents are able to view their students' report cards via the Aeries Parent Portal. Please visit link and follow the instructions posted below:

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Office Hours

We open daily at 7:30am. On Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday we close at 4:00pm. On Tuesdays, we close at 3:30pm for our weekly staff meeting. If you will be visiting the office, please be sure to wear a face mask.

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2021-2022: Purchase PE clothes and lock here!

PE clothes and a PE lock can be purchased here and picked up during PE.

TECH TIP! If you are using Safari for your browser and unable to complete your purchase, please try using Chrome, Firefox or Internet Explorer. Also, please disable any pop up blockers for our webstore.

If you purchase online, please send your student with the receipt; they will pick up their clothing and lock during PE.

Please note that all students are required to have a school-issued lock for PE. However, students may wear their own solid-color t-shirt with sleeves and basketball-type shorts; no logos or school names are allowed, and PE clothes must be different from what students wear to school.

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Shot requirements for 7th graders: no shots, no school!

All 7th grade students are required to also have a 2nd dose of Varicella (chicken pox) in addition to the T-Dap booster. You can download flyers that outline the requirements in English or Spanish.  

Please bring in your up-to-date shot record to your current elementary school; your students' records will roll over to Parkway when they start 7th grade. Your student will not be able to start school without proof of required immunizations. You can fax records to (619) 668-5779; please include your contact information if you fax.

Students without the required immunizations will not be allowed to attend school. 

If your child needs the T-Dap booster or 2nd Varicella dose, shots are available from your local doctor, local pharmacies, and for those without health coverage - El Cajon Public Health Center ($10) at 367 N. Magnolia Ave, Ste 101, (619) 441-6500.

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Jupiter Ed Instructions

To log in to Jupiter Ed, please visit the following URL: www.lmsvschools.org/Parkway

  • Enter Student’s registered first name and last name (no nicknames) or ID #
  • Enter the 4-digit password distributed from Parkway. 
    • If you did not get a password, please contact Julianne Pantehis at (619) 668-5810 (ext 1197) in the office for a password.
  • Please type in the following below the password:
    • Parkway Middle
    • La Mesa
    • United States
    • California
    • Click on Login
  • On the homepage to Jupiter, make sure Parkway Middle is the school name next to your child’s name at the top and the current school year.
  • Click on Grades and then the drop down boxes for the Quarter and Subject.

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Two Household Communication

Does your child live in two households and you need communication to both households?

Please call the office, (619) 668-5810, to arrange for automatic calls and emails to both households.

Need homework for an absent child?

Look on Jupiter and/or email the teachers.

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