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Mrs. Kourtney Almeida

August 12, 2022 

Hello Panther Families!   

I hope that everyone took some time to relax, recharge, and enjoy their summer! I cannot believe that we are entering our third school year together. While the past two years have been atypical, I am hopeful for a typical school year with all of you to see what we can accomplish inside and outside of the classroom.    

Our focus this year will be to continue to form a stronger 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 we will achieve greatness when we all work hard, believe, reflect, set goals, and above all else be kind to one another.   

As we prepare for the upcoming school year, I would like to share some exciting new happenings within the Jr./Sr. High School. Each new happening is summarized below, and I have also attached documents to further explain the new happenings.  

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 and incentives. We will be hosting numerous incentives throughout the school year to encourage remarkable attendance for our students. Additionally, we want to increase communication with families around attendance, so each family will receive, minimally, a quarterly postcard that reflects the number of days your child has missed. Lastly, we realize that there are times when students will need to be out of school. To support each student academically, we will be implementing 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.  

I am very excited to have our students back on campus for an incredible 22-23 school year!    


Go Panthers!   

Mrs. Kourtney Almeida   

Jr./Sr. High School Principal   

Pine Valley Central School District