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Activity Fee Information


Why did the Perkiomen Valley School District establish an activity fee?
Like most school districts across the state, the Perkiomen Valley School District has been greatly affected by the current downturn of the economy. In an effort to continue offering high-quality athletic and extracurricular activities, the school district has established an activity fee for students in grades 7-12 who participate in a school activity.

How much is the activity fee?

For the 2017-2018 school year, the activity fee is $100 per student with a maximum of $300 per household.

Who does the activity fee apply to?
Students in grades 7-12 who participate in any school activity or athletic program must pay the $100 activity fee.

What activities does the activity fee apply to?

To see a list of extracurricular activities and athletic programs for which the activity fee must be paid, please review the list at right.

How will the school district use the activity fee revenue?
The activity fee revenue will be applied to the PVSD general fund to help to offset the varied costs related to extra-curricular activities and athletic programs, thereby allowing us to continue offering them. The varied costs include coach/advisor stipends, transportation to and from schools for activity and athletic events, club fees, and equipment related to all extracurricular activities and athletic programs.

My child has been asked to pay additional money by the group he/she is participating in. Why is this – shouldn’t the activity fee be enough?
Activity fees that are received for a student’s participation in a particular sport or activity do not go directly back to that group – the money that we collect goes back into the general fund and is then used to pay for the costs listed in the answer above. Therefore, individual athletic teams or student groups might need additional funds from students to help pay for trips, equipment, or other expenses that are relevant to that particular activity.

How do I pay the activity fee?
Parents can download the activity fee form and can follow the instructions on the form. Completed forms and payment can be sent to your child's school office, or mailed or dropped off to:

Perkiomen Valley School District
Attn: Activity Fees
3 Iron Bridge Drive
Collegeville, PA 19426

When is the activity fee due?
Due dates for the 2017-18 school year for sports are as follows:

Fall Sports: Sept. 15, 2017
Winter Sports: Dec. 15, 2017
Spring Sports: April 6, 2018

Activity fees for activities and clubs are due two weeks after a student signs up to participate.

What if my child is eligible for free or reduced lunch status? Do I still have to pay the activity fee?
If you have received notification that your child is eligible for free or reduced lunches, please complete an application for waiver of activity fee. This form is available on the second page of the activity fee form.
PVSD Clubs and Activities
2017-2018

The Perkiomen Valley School District, like most school districts across the state, has been greatly affected by the current downturn of the economy. So that we can continue to offer high quality athletic and extracurricular activities, the school district has established an activity fee for students in grades 7-12 who participate in a school activity.

For the 2017-2018 school year, the activity fee remains at $100 per student with a maximum of $300 per household. Payment of the fee will allow a student to participate in an unlimited number of extracurricular activities and athletic programs during the 2017-2018 school year. This is an annual fee to support all PVSD activities; not just sports.

This is a list of the clubs and activities* that would be eligible for the PVSD Activity Fee of $100 per student in grades 7-12.

Perkiomen Valley High School

All school-sanctioned athletic teams (both interscholastic and intramural)
Astronomy
Band (non-graded)
Big Brothers/Big Sisters
Chess Club
Chorus (non-graded)
Computer Club
Debate Team
Envirothon
Fall Play
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
French Club
Fashion Club
Guitar Club
German Club
History Club
Interact
Japan Exchange Club
Key Club
Literary Club
Math Club
One World Club
Orchestra (non-graded)
Poetry Club
Reading Olympics
Science Olympiad
Sign Language
Spring Musical
Student Forum
TedX
Ultimate Frisbee

PV Middle School East 

All school-sanctioned athletic teams (both interscholastic and intramural)
Art Club
Band (non-graded)
Builders Club
Chorus (non-graded)
First Lego League Club
Game Club
Graphic Design Club
Guitar Club
Honors Chorus
Inter-County Band
Jazz Band (non-graded)
Math and Problem Solving Club
Middle School Spring Musical
Movie-Maker’s Club
Newspaper Club
Orchestra (non-graded)
Physical Fitness
Poetry Guerillas
PV TV
Reading Olympics
Spanish Club
Student Council
Yearbook Club 

PV Middle School West

All school-sanctioned athletic teams (both interscholastic and intramural)
First Lego League Club
Green Team
Jazz Band (non-graded)
Musical
Music Technology
Operation Help (Builders Club)
PVTV
Reading Olympics
Select Choir
Student Council
Yearbook

*Please note that this list is subject to change at any time.