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Mr. Newbury and Mrs. Shea will be available throughout school hours. If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out via email: Mrs. Shea at grizzutoshea@pvschools.net and Mr. Newbury at jnewbury@pvschools.net.

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Students Return to Online Learning Monday, November 23rd

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Explorer Middle School Modified PVConnect Schedule

Block A/B Block C/D Block E/F
Block A: 9:00-9:49 a.m Period 1: 9:00-9:32 a.m. Period 1: 9:00-9:32 a.m.
Block B: 9:52-10:41 a.m. Period 2: 9:35-10:06 a.m. Period 2: 9:35-10:06 a.m.
Period 4: 10:44-11:16 a.m. Period 3: 10:09-10:41 a.m. Period 3: 10:09-10:41 a.m.
Period 5: 11:19-11:50 a.m. Block C: 10:44-11:33 a.m. Period 4: 10:44-11:16 a.m.
Period 6: 11:53 a.m. - 12:25 p.m.  Block D: 11:36 a.m. - 12:25 p.m.  Block E: 11:19 a.m. - 12:08 p.m.
Period 7: 12:28-1:00 p.m. Period 7: 12:28-1:00 p.m. Block F: 12:11-1:00 p.m.
Lunch: 1:00-1:40 p.m. Lunch: 1:00-1:40 p.m. Lunch: 1:00-1:40 p.m.
TSI*: 1:40-3:40 p.m. TSI*: 1:40-3:40 p.m. TSI*: 1:40-3:40 p.m.

*Targeted Student Intervention (TSI) will be scheduled by teachers.

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Open Enrollment will run from 9/1/2020 - 12/1/2020. Open Enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year will be going "ONLINE." Starting 9/1/2020, check our school district's Open Enrollment page for the online form.

To register for Explorer Middle School for the 2021-2022 Academic Year:

If you would like to register a new student for the upcoming academic year, please complete a registration packet, which can be found on the PVSchools website. The completed packet, along with the following documentation, can be emailed to our school registrar at jeusher@pvschools.net.  

  • A birth certificate

  • Immunization records

  • Proof of residency**

If you have any questions, please feel free to email our registrar, Jennifer Usher, at jeusher@pvschools.net.

**You must live within Explorer's boundaries as outlined on the district website or apply for Open Enrollment. Submitted Open Enrollment applications will be placed on a waitlist and reviewed by our principal monthly.

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