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Frequently Asked Questions

What are students saying about their Penn View experience?

  • Elementary student surveys indicate that our students are having a positive experience. Their highest ratings indicate that in their experience:
    • Penn View is a good place to learn.
    • Adults and students get along well in our school.
    • I have friends at school.
    • I am learning about the Bible and how to pray, and the teachers talk about God throughout the day.
  • Middle school student surveys indicate that these students also have positive learning experiences. Their highest ratings indicate that:
    • Penn View is an enjoyable place to go to school and a good environment for learning.
    • They find that teachers and the middle school principal are available and helpful.
    • We are a friendly student body.
    • Students show respect when God is talked about and find that weekly chapels are a valuable part of the week.

Does Penn View have a student dress code?

  • Yes (click here to view a copy of the dress code)

What school supplies does my child need?

  • Click here to view the school supplies list.

Do you encourage parents to volunteer?

  • Yes 

Why do I need Child Abuse and Criminal Clearances?

  • For specific volunteer activities, volunteers at Penn View Christian School must produce a child abuse history clearance and criminal history background clearance.These clearances will be kept on file at the school.
         Clearance Forms

Positions requiring clearance:

  • Classroom/Media Center/Computer lab volunteers
  • Lunchroom volunteers
  • Field trip volunteers
  • Playground volunteers
  • After school club leaders and aides
  • Race for Education fundraiser volunteers – event day with students or in classroom.

Positions Not requiring Clearance:

  • Race for Education fundraiser volunteers – office processing of paperwork and payments.
  • Hoagie Sale volunteers
  • Country Auction volunteers
  • Moms-In-Touch

Do you encourage students to make healthy choices?

  • Yes (click here to view our Wellness Policy)

How many fundraising activities do you have each year?

  • 4: Race for Education, Christmas Benefit Concert, Hoagie Sale, Country Auction

How many students attend Penn View Christian School?

  • 550 in early childhood through 8th grade

Do you have a financial scholarship program? Academic scholarships?

  • Yes, we have a financial scholarship program but we do not offer academic scholarships.

How many of your graduating 8th graders go on to CD?

  • About 75-80%

What are the early dismissal dates?

  • September 25, 2015
  • October 8, 2015
  • November 25, 2015
  • December 23, 2015
  • February 4, 2016
  • May 20, 2016
  • June 14, 2016

What if I need to change afternoon transportation?

  • Call the main office with the change and we will get a note to the student

What do I do if I want to send birthday invitations to students in my class?

  • Ask the homeroom teacher for an address list and send them home through the mail
  • Please do not send invitations to school UNLESS you have included ALL the students in the class

How do I get to the school?

  • We are at 420 Godshall Road, Souderton, PA 18964.

What to do if my child is riding the bus home with another student?

  • Both students must be in the same school district.
  • A note, stating this transportation change, must come to school with each student.
  • The notes must be approved by the elementary office or the middle school office.
  • The notes are given to the bus driver as the students get on the bus in the afternoon.
  • Pennridge School district does not allow students to ride other buses within their district.

When does my child have rehearsal for band or strings?

  • Jazz Band meets on Tuesday mornings (7:30-8:15 a.m.)
  • 8th Grade Handbell Ensemble meets Monday during 8th period (2:27-3:03 p.m.) and every other Thursday morning at 7:30 a.m.
  • 7th Grade Handbell Ensemble meets Tuesday during 8th period (2:27-3:03 p.m.) and every other Thursday morning at 7:30 a.m.
  • Middle School Band meets Monday during rehearsal time (12:30-1:00 p.m.) and Wednesday during 8th period (2:27-3:03 p.m.)
  • Middle School Strings meets Wednesday during 8th period (2:27-3:03 p.m.) and Friday during rehearsal time (12:30-1:00 p.m.)

Inclement Weather Related Questions

If Inclement Weather Develops Overnight

1. What do I do if Penn View is closed?

  • Do not send your children to school.

2. What do I do if Penn View has a 2 hour delay, but my district opens at the normal time?

  • Bring your children to school between 10:00-10:25 a.m.

3. What do I do if Penn View is on time, but my district has a 2 hour delay?

  • Bring your children to school before 8:25 a.m.
  •        OR
  • Send your children on the bus according to your district’s 2 hour delay schedule. Students who arrive after school has begun will not be counted tardy.

4. Morning Kindergarten

  • If Penn View opens on a 2 hour delay, morning kindergarten will be cancelled. Please do not send your child to school.

5. Early Childhood / Developmental Kindergarten

  • If Penn View is closed, preschool will be closed.
  • If Penn View has a 2 hour delay:
    • All AM classes will be cancelled.  Please do not bring your child to school.
    • All day 3's, all day 4's and, developmental-kindergarten will begin 2 hours late.

If Inclement Weather Develops During the Day

1. What do I do if Penn View closes early, but my district remains open?

  • Use radio, television or the web site for closing information on Penn View and your busing district.
  • When Penn View makes the decision to close early, all busing districts are contacted and bus services are requested. Buses will arrive at Penn View as soon as busing companies can provide them. Bus departure times will be posted on the Penn View website. Be prepared for your children to come home early.

2. What do I do if Penn View remains open, but my district closes?

  • Use radio, television or the web site for closing information on Penn View and your busing district.
  • Penn View will continue classes as normal. If a bus from a closed district arrives, students will be sent home on the bus, unless other arrangements have been made. Be prepared for your children to come home early.

3. Early Childhood/ Developmental Kindergarten

  • If it snows during school hours, parents are welcome to pick up children any time prior to dismissal. Safety is our first and foremost consideration.

Penn View's phone system - 215-723-1196, Press 1

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