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Sun Valley High School
Principal’s Letter for the 2017-2018 School Year       @SVPrincipalps

August 2017

Dear Parent/Guardian:

Welcome to Sun Valley High School where students are challenged to achieve beyond their personal goals. Sun Valley offers students opportunities to enhance their growth intellectually, socially, and emotionally. Our goal is to show our Valley Pride through focused and engaged learning, social and emotional maturity and support, and meaningful involvement in clubs, service, athletics, and the arts.

Please become familiar with the school’s website as it will provide important information for students and parents throughout the school year. The web address appears in the heading of this newsletter. In addition, our electronic system (phone & e-mail) will be used to communicate important messages during the school year. Finally, follow our school on Twitter @SVPrincipalps where we post about our students’ achievements and the day-to-day successes here in the Valley. We appreciate your involvement in the Sun Valley High School and your support of our programs.

Student Information Sheets
In lieu of sending out new Student Information Sheets to each family, please contact us at 610-497-6300 or at with any changes to the information that appears on your child’s information record; such as: phone number, e-mail address, mailing address, or emergency contacts. Sun Valley communications are sent out regularly using the numbers and e-mail addresses in our system, so please update them with us if there is a change. In addition, we can only communicate student information with parents/guardians who are listed with these privileges in our system. Thank you for taking the time to update with us if a change has occurred since last school year.

School Attendance/Vacations
Students are responsible for completing make-up work during or after an absence. Vacation is not an acceptable absence, and we encourage families to schedule vacations around the school calendar. The Sun Valley School District has pre-scheduled the following school holidays and teacher in-service days that can be found here.

Back to School Night
Meet the Teacher Night in the high school is scheduled for Tuesday, September 12 from 6:00-8:00 pm. This is an opportunity for parents/guardians to meet the high school teachers and review course expectations. Parents/Guardians are strongly encouraged to attend. New members of the SV PTL will be entered into a drawing for a $200 Gift Card or other prizes to be drawn during Back to School Night!

Sun Valley Parent-Teacher League (PTL)
The Parents’ Advisory Council is a group of high school parents who meet regularly to discuss school issues and programs. All parents/guardians are encouraged to attend these meetings. The first meeting is Monday, September 11 from 6-6:30 pm in the MIC (Sun Valley Library).

The very important Annual Membership Drive is here! Please click this link to get information on how you can join the Sun Valley PTL so they can continue to bring effective and celebratory programs to our students and teachers!

The Pennsylvania Act 84 of 2015 requires that public and nonpublic schools receive electronic notice of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) on an annual basis to be shared with every parent or guardian of every student enrolled in the district during the school year.

Please review the CHIP flyer to learn more about this opportunity. The flyer and many more resources can be found on the CHIP website at, under CHIP resources. If you would like to speak to a CHIP representative, please contact the CHIP customer service center at 1-800-986-KIDS(5437).

I look forward to the upcoming school year and working with you and your children. If you have questions about topics listed above, please contact the high school office at 610-497-6300.

                                                                                                                         Patrick A. Sasse
                                                                                                                         High School Principal

Dates to Remember
5-First Day of School
9-ACT Testing
11-12-Military Opportunities Assembly
12-Picture Day
12-Back to School Night
14-Sophomore Class Ring Assembly
14-Hall of Fame Banquet
15-Hall of Fame Reception & School Tour
29-10:15am Dismissal for students (In-service)
30-Parkside Community Day
30-Brookhaven Family Day