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9/11/2020 – The View

Dear Parents and Students:

I trust that your summer has been refreshing and pleasurable.  As we reach the middle of July, we begin to look forward to the start of the 2020-2021 school year and the first day of school! President Durkee has enclosed a separate letter that outlines the school philosophy, policy, procedure and practices as we move forward in this new school year.  Please take the time to read it!

Here are some important dates and reminders that you will need to know:

  • Pre-registration is Thursday, August 13, 2020. You need to make an appointment for registration on this day (570-837-1855 ext. 1128). 
  • Registration for all students (Pre-K through grade 12) is on Friday, August 14, 2020, from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
  • Classes for grades K-12 begin on Wednesday, August 19, 2020, (High School – 7:55; Elementary – 8:00)
  • K-4 classes begin on Thursday, August 20, 2020, which meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Class times are 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Referral Discount: Any family who wishes to reduce their school bill by $500.00 may be interested in taking advantage of the PVCA Referral Discount. Forms can be requested at registration. 

Meet the Teachers: This event will take place on Friday, August 21, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. (prior to the Welcome Night Program).  Visit classrooms, meet teachers, see curriculum, view objectives and rules!  

We are happy to announce the arrival of Penn View Christian Academy’s new principal, Mr. Jeremy Beltz.  He begins his service as Principal on Monday, July 20, 2020.  Mr. Beltz comes to us with his wife Christina and four children.  I will assist him through the last month of summer break. The registration process and first days of school will conclude my administrative services on Friday, August 21, 2020.  I will begin working in the Penn View Finance Office as the new Accounting Clerk on Monday, August 24, 2020.

We want to welcome the following new faculty members: 

  • Mr. Jeremy Beltz, our new Academy Principal, is an alumnus of Penn View Bible Institute. Since graduating in 2005 with an Advance Diploma in Christian Education, he has 14 years Christian School experience, serving as a teacher for six years and as principal for eight years. Most recently he completed six years as the principal of the Bird Lake Bible School in Osseo, MI, where he served a total of 12 years.
  • Miss Jalissa Bills, graduate of Penn View Bible Institute with a major in Elementary Education, has been hired to teach second grade.  She has just completed her student teaching with Mrs. Jenna Durkee in 2019.
  • Mrs. Jeanne Fritz, a Bible graduate of Penn View Bible Institute, an English graduate of Queens University and an Education graduate of Bloomsburg University is returning to teach High School English.

Physicals: All students who first enter school (K-4 or K-5), all students entering 6th grade, and all 11th grade students must have a physical. Parents of Kindergartners should have your child’s immunization records ready to present to the nurse on registration day, unless you have already done so. For 6th and 11th grades, the physical can take place during the school year. Please get forms from our school nurse or from the Academy Secretary, Valerie Hallenbeck, at ext. 1128.

Transportation: All school districts that provide transportation will begin transporting our students on the first day of classes, Wednesday, August 19, 2020. You must call your school district to arrange transportation for your child if you have not already done so.

Calendar for the 2020-2021 school year is enclosed. It is also posted on the Academy website http://academy.pvbi.edu/. We enclosed and posted the Class Supply Lists on the website as well.

Uniform: Enclosed is a Uniform Profile.  Skirts can still be ordered from French Toast or be made with the Simplicity 4881 pattern. We are offering seamstress service in addition to those options. We will also have some samples skirts from FrenchToast and uniform polos from Green Ridge Graphics on site as well. If you had any sizing issues, please feel free to contact us.  Green Ridge Graphics orders must be turned in to the school by Monday, August 3.  Sweaters for the classroom – see Uniform Profile

If you have any other question, please feel free to contact me at (570) 837-1855 ext. 1129. Thank you for allowing your child to attend PVCA and we are looking forward to the 2020-2021 school year.

Bernice DeStefano
Interim Principal

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