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Mrs. Kourtney Almeida

August 3, 2023 

Hello Panther families!    

I hope everyone took some time to relax, recharge, and enjoy their summer! I cannot believe we are entering our fourth school year together. Last year was a year of many new beginnings and expectations within the school day, and we are continuing to raise the bar for this school year.  I am again excited to see what we can accomplish inside and outside of the classroom.        

We will continue to focus this year on our Panther Pack. All our students are in our Pack, and we want to continue to build an unstoppable and incredible Pack. We are all on the same team and will achieve greatness when we all work hard, believe, reflect, set goals, and above all else, be kind to one another. In addition, we will be focusing on the concept of “Owning It.” Everyone needs to own their day and own their year by first showing up daily, actioning up with their behavior, and then leveling up with their grades. With a focus on these three things, each of our students will have a fantastic year!     

As we prepare for the upcoming school year, I would like to review some of our incentives and procedures within the Pine Valley Jr./Sr. High School. More detailed information is on FamilyID, which can be found at  

  • Student agendas will be provided to all students. The agendas will serve as an organizational tool for each student and will also serve as hall passes.   
  • We will be providing additional attendance support. We want to increase communication with families around attendance. Each family will receive, at minimum, a quarterly postcard that reflects the number of days your child has missed. Please e-mail Mrs. Howard ( or send in a note if your child has missed a day of school. In addition, we realize there are times when students will need to be out of school. To support each student academically, we will continue to implement what we will call the “Purple Sheet.” The purpose of the Purple Sheet is to support each student academically, hold high standards of accountability, and increase communication with families.    
  • We will be hosting two Principal Incentive Days this school year. The goal of the Principal Incentive Days is to promote high achievement, regular attendance, and remarkable behavior throughout the year.   
  • We will also be hosting four Incentive Days this school year. The goal of these Incentive Days is to promote good academics and behavior.   

I am very excited to have our students back on campus for an incredible 23-24 school year!     

Go Panthers!    

Mrs. Kourtney Almeida
Jr./Sr. High School Principal   
Pine Valley Central School District