Principal’s Message

Hello Parkway Families!

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the 2020-2021 school year.  My name is Jacob Ruth and I am the new principal of Parkway Middle School. I am excited to get started as the new school leader, meet students and families, and guide Parkway in continuing to be the great school it has been for so many years! 

On behalf of all of us at Parkway Middle School, we want to welcome all returning families as well as our new families to Parkway. The coming year is going to include some challenges as we continue to face COVID-19 as a community and do everything we can to create the best school experience, despite the circumstances. We are currently crafting plans and procedures that address public health guidelines and that allow for effective learning to take place, regardless of school structures. Communication during this time is paramount and we will be sending out information on a regular basis during the summer to keep the community informed.

At Parkway, your child’s education is our priority.  A great education comes from strong school and parent relationships. We aim to be a full partner in your child’s education at Parkway. So, feel free to stop by the front office any time if you have any questions/concerns or email me at: jacob.ruth@lmsvsd.net

Have a great day!

It is great to be a Parkway PATRIOT!

Jacob Ruth

Distance Learning Schedule

Following is our Distance Learning Schedule. Students have Zoom classes every day of the week, as well as the opportunity to attend Office Hours via Zoom.

Procedure for Accessing Google Classrooms and Zoom Links

  1. Students  will open Google Classroom and join/accept all classes (Periods 1-7)

Video #1 – Logging-in to Google

Video #2 – Accepting a Class in Google Classroom

Video #3 – Adding a Class and a Few More Google Classroom Details

  1. After accepting/joining each class, students will CLICK into each classroom – ZOOM Links for each period will be posted in Google Classroom stream and/or in the weekly planner.

Video #4 – Where to find ZOOM Links in Google Classroom 

  1. Please attempt the use of Google Classroom. All work/zoom links/resources will be posted and accessed through Google Classroom. 

*ZOOM Virtual Video Conferencing – How to join a ZOOM call? 

Zoom/Synchronous Behavior Expectations

Zoom/Synchronous Behavior Expectations

Attendance and Grading Expectations

We will be taking attendance each period during the Synchronous/Zoom portion of the class. Students are expected to attend all Synchronous/Zoom sessions/all periods. Academic and Citizenship grades will be assigned and a report will be sent home connected to Distance Learning. 

If you can’t access Synchronous/Zoom at any point during the day, please call the school office at (619) 668-5810 to make sure we know your family/student is having technology issues. 

Districtwide Announcements:

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CBOC: Measure V

Applications accepted for Measure V Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee (CBOC)

La Mesa-Spring Valley Schools would like to invite interested parents and community members to be part of the Measure V Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee (CBOC) to help report the progress of the bond program to the public.

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Transitional Kindergarten Enrollment Boundaries 2021-2022 School Year

Enrollment boundaries on this list apply to Transitional Kindergarten ONLY. Students who wish to attend a school other than their school of residence for Kindergarten will need to apply for an Intradistrict Transfer Request form beginning February 1 of the year prior to Kindergarten to attend a different school location. More information can be found at the district’s enrollment website.

LMSV We Got This

We invite you to watch this special video from our teachers to their students.


Weekly food bags: FAQs

Every Monday between 11am and 1pm, weekly food bags are available for pick-up from Child Nutrition in front of the school. Our Child Nutrition Department has compiled a fact sheet to explain the program in more detail. If you have additional questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to the school office Monday - Friday from 8am to 3pm.

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:

Order your 2020-2021 Yearbook!

Yearbooks are $29 until January 29th and prices will go up to $35 in May, so order yours now and save money! Please download the flyer for more information, and visit the link below to order.

2022 Washington D.C. Trip

We have begun enrolling students in the 2022 8th grade Washington DC trip! Each year, our eighth graders are given the opportunity to travel to Washington D.C., Philadelphia, New York and Boston during the first week of spring break. It is an amazing, once-in-a-lifetime experience!

We have a great opportunity to make this trip more affordable! EF, our tour operator, is offering a $500 discount to those who enroll prior to December 15, 2020 lowering the cost of this 7 day trip to $2,334! Additionally, if you enroll in the auto pay program, you can cancel anytime before May 1, 2021 and receive all your payments back. This makes the 2022 tour the best deal of the century. Below you will find links to the enrollment page and the risk free enrollment policy. We also encourage you to download and review the itinerary and student behavior contract below. Please reach out to Mrs. Leichtamer at stacey.leichtamer@lmsvschools.org for more information or to set up a meeting.

Our Library is open for book check out!

Our library is now open for book check out! All books need to be reserved from a student's device through the Fallett Destiny app, or through our website. Students are able to pick up books on Mondays between 11am - 1pm, or by appointment. Head on over to our Library page for full instructions!

Digital First Day Packets – ACTION REQUIRED

To provide flexibility to our families during this time of social distancing, we have made most of our First Day Packet available as a PDF (please download below)! You still have the option to pick up a printed First Day Packet at the school office. As you will see, the Digital First Day Packet contains a LOT of info, but following are the documents that are required back from our families:

  • Health Registration
  • Custody Information
  • Income Eligibility
  • Electronic Release
  • Acceptable Use of Technology Agreement (even if not checking out a device)

Please feel free to drop off any completed documents at the office between 8:00AM - 3:00PM daily, or you can email scans of any completed documents to: PKMS@lmsvschools.org

Office Hours

Parkway's office is open for the 2020-2021 school year, and office hours are 8:00am until 3:00pm

If you will be visiting the office, please be sure to wear a face mask.

Onsite enrollment for 2020-2021 at Parkway

Beginning Monday, April 27, 2020 enrollment for the 2020-21 school year can be completed entirely 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 you have an approved INTRA or INTERdistrict transfer to attend Parkway, you may need to submit additional documents to complete the enrollment process; you will be given instructions when you are notified about transfer approval.

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

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:

Apply for Free or Reduced Price Meals or Pre-pay Lunch Accounts

If you are applying for free or reduced price meals, you can either complete a paper application (forms are available in the school office) or apply online. Online applications may be processed more quickly. If you would like to apply online, please visit the following link and follow the instructions to apply online. Please note that you will need to create an account to apply. Until notification, families must provide their student with a lunch or lunch money.

You can also prepay your student's lunch account through School Cafe by visiting the link below.

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.

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.

Two Household Communication

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

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

Need homework for an absent child?

Look on Jupiter and/or email the teachers.

District Spotlight

Academy Program Offerings Dazzle with Music at Spring Valley Academy

Enjoy this video about amazing students at Spring Valley Academy, an International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme School.  Academy enrollment is now open until December 2.


Academy Programs in LMSV Engage Unique Gifts of Each Child

Enjoy this video about student artists and performances at LMAAC. Academy enrollment is now open until December 2.


Extended School Services in LMSV Rocks!

Extended School Services (ESS) provides students an outstanding childcare experience before and after school. Students get homework help, engage in games, projects and field trips. ESS provides grants for families who qualify and low cost options.


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