The handbook has been revised for the 2019/2020 school year. Please read before your children begin school with us to become familiar with our policies and expectations.
Safe Schools Policy
Before anyone can volunteer with our school, they must fill out the volunteer application. Depending on the capacity in which you'd like to serve, you may need to complete a criminal history check and fingerprinting as well. Our volunteer tier document explains the requirements for each tier.
Some great ways to get involved right away are by signing up for Fresh Air Shift and the Lunch Buddies Program. Having parents help on a regular basis in these areas makes a huge difference for our school - thank you for your support.
Once your paperwork is complete, if you want to help in your child's classroom, be sure to set up your volunteer times with your class teacher before you plan to come in. They manage their own classrooms, and so they can tell you what days and times they need your help.
And finally, remember to log your volunteer hours in the front office or on our volunteer tracking form. We can use these hours when applying for grants!
2019-20 School Calendar and Daily Schedules
Peace Valley classes are 5 days a week Monday through Friday with a shortened day on Thursdays for weekly faculty meetings and on-going professional development.
Students taking the bus will arrive at the earlier start time of 8:05 and be allowed supervised play outside until brought inside by class teachers.
The daily schedule is as follows:
For full day kindergarten and grades 1 - 7, school days go from 8:20 - 3:30 on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. Thursday is early release, with class ending at 1 o'clock.
For morning kindergarten, school days go from 8:20 - 11:45 on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. Thursday is early release, with class ending at 10:30 AM.
For afternoon kindergarten, school days go from 12:05 - 3:30 on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. Thursday is early release, with class starting at 10:50 AM and ending at 1 o'clock.
For more details and specific important dates, see the 2019-2020 School Calendar.
The school will be offering after school care to our students, Monday - Friday, from release until 6 o'clock for a nominal fee. (Please note that Thursday's early release time has changed to 1 o'clock.)
Peace Valley Charter has contracted with Brown Bus Company for transportation services. If you are interested in your child riding the school bus as a regular means of transportation to and from school, and you haven't already filled out a form, please contact Brown Bus at firstname.lastname@example.org with your Transportation Form. Brown will be verifying eligibility when they receive the application.
General Bus Information
Students who live within Peace Valley’s enrollment boundary will be given priority on the bus. Our bus routes will run mornings and afternoons for the whole school at once, not midday. Thursdays the bus will leave the school earlier than the other days because it is our early release day. The bus will not go door to door but will pick up children from safe designated group pickup points (chosen by Brown Bus Company) within our attendance area.
Parents are responsible for the safety of their children before they get on the bus and once they are dropped off. Kindergarten children must have a parent/adult or older child/approved person to meet them at the bus door, or they will be kept on the bus and returned to the school. Once the routes are planned, estimated pick-up drop off times will be published on Brown’s website. Any quesiton regarding bus times or routes should be directed to Brown Bus Company.
Student School Supplies (Donation)
Peace Valley uses natural, high-quality artistic tools and materials for your child—and provides uniform supplies for all students. These supplies are an integral part of a Waldorf curriculum.
- Waldorf materials are hard-to-find and more expensive than traditional school supplies when purchased independently
- As a school, Peace Valley can receive a discount when purchasing these supplies in bulk
- Rather than provide a list of school supplies for families to shop for, we are removing the hassle and asking each family to donate toward the materials fund (suggested donation $140 per student), the actual cost will be greater.
- Donations can be made at any time and multiple payments over several months, if necessary.
Money donated is tax-deductible and helps to cover the purchase of: main lesson books (in lieu of textbooks), watercolor paper, beeswax block and stick crayons, modeling beeswax and clay, colored pencils, watercolor paints, brushes, calligraphy pens and paper, knitting yarn, raw wool, Eurythmy shoes, and more.
ANY amount donated will assist us with our school supplies for the year. We thank you for your contribution. Donations can be made at any time. Students will receive materials needed regardless of donations received. If you'd like to provide your own materials you may request a materials list.
Checks can be mailed to PVCS, 1845 S Federal Way, Boise, ID 83705.
Full-Day Kindergarten tuition payments
Full-Day Kindergarten tuition is $275 per month, due the first of each month Sept to May (commitment deposit will be used as the May 2019 tuition, if no default of payment occurs).
- Enrollment Fee: $40 non-refundable commitment deposit, to be paid at the time of enrollment
- Commitment Deposit: $275, one month's tuition (non-refundable), to be paid within 5 days of enrollment.
Pay Online or mail checks to PVCS, PO Box 5043, Boise, ID 83705
Before and Aftercare Information
The Before/Aftercare program of Peace Valley Charter School (PVCS) exists to support the needs of families as well as maintain the rhythms, reverence, and rituals established by the schools. The before/aftercare and enrichment programs are available to PVCS students, ages 5 to 13. Enrollment in the program begins with a completed application and a $25 application fee.