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LATEST UPDATES
  • Friday, March 27, 2020

The PVBI Administration continues to take the necessary steps to keep all members as safe and healthy as possible! We believe these are helpful preventative measures to limit the risk related to COVID-19.

1. Monday, March 30 – Friday, April 3 will be Spring Break for all departments, both Institute and Academy.

2. The Academy will begin home based education instruction and learning starting on Monday, April 6th and return to classes, Monday, April 13. 

3. The Institute will continue online April 6-9, and return to classes on April 13.  Dorms will open April 13. Students who have a need should contact Director of Student Life.

4. Candidates for graduation can still anticipate receiving diplomas if they complete their work.

5. Students and employees are to watch for texts, emails and web site updates.

6. All these are subject to further updates by the Administration.

Our priority is to keep our students, faculty, staff and our community safe. Our decisions are being made with much prayer, consultation and our people in mind. We love our students and community and want everyone to be safe. These are not easy days, but we depend on God’s for guidance, wisdom, and strength. Jesus said, “My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness.”


  • Monday, March 23, 2020

The PVBI Administration continues to take the necessary steps to keep all members as safe and healthy as possible! We believe these are helpful preventative measures to limit the risk related to COVID-19.

1. The Academy will continue to be closed and return to classes, Monday, April 6.  The Institute will continue online March 23-27.  Dorms will open April 5 and face-to-face classes will resume on April 6. Students who have a need should contact Director of Student Life.

2. Wednesday, March 25, Spring Portraits Day is canceled.

3. Monday, March 30 – Friday, April 3 will be Spring Break for all departments, both Institute and Academy.

4. Friday, April 3, KCEA Fine Arts Festival is canceled.

5. Dining Center food services will be suspended until Monday, April 6th.

6. Monday, April 6, Spring Cleanup Day is postponed to the Rain Date, April 27.

7. Monday, April 6, High School Junior/Senior Banquet is postponed.

8. April 6-9, Elementary Standardized Testing is postponed.

9. Tuesday, April 7, Founders Banquet is postponed.

10. The Choir and Orchestra will NOT be traveling through April 26.

11. The week of April 20-24, the Institute and the Academy will be in class, instead of the previously planned Spring Break.

12. Tuesday, May 19 and Wednesday, May 20 will be full days for the Academy instead of half-days as previously scheduled.

13. Students and employees are to watch for texts, emails and web site updates.

14. Office hours will be 9:00 am – 4:00 pm until further notice.

15. All these are subject to further updates by the Administration.

Our priority is to keep our students, faculty, staff and our community safe. Our decisions are being made with much prayer, consultation and our people in mind. We love our students and community and want everyone to be safe. In the midst of all that we are facing, God’s Word can bring comfort for it says in Psalm 91:9-11, “Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation; There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling. For He shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.” Let’s keep trusting in Him! God is in control!


  • Monday, March 16, 2020

The PVBI Administration has taken the following steps to keep all members as safe and healthy as possible! We believe these are helpful preventative measures to limit the risk related to COVID-19.

1. Academy will continue on its extended Break and will return to classes, Monday, March 30.

2. Institute classes will be moved to online type methods, March 17-31. Instructors will contact students by text or by email with further instructions for assignments or online presentations. Institute will resume face-to-face classes Tuesday, March 31.

3. Dorms will be closed for students until March 29. Students who have a need should contact Director of Student Life.

4. Dining Center food services will be suspended until Monday, March 30.

5. The Missionary Convention scheduled for March 31-April 2 is CANCELLED!

6. Students and employees are to watch for texts, emails and web site updates.

7. Office hours will be 9:00 am – 4:00 pm until further notice.

8. All these are subject to further updates by the Administration.

As COVID-19 continues to spread, our priority is to keep our students, faculty, staff and our community safe. Our decision is being made with much prayer, consultation and our people in mind. We love our students and community and want everyone to be safe. We are living in confidence that God is in control and our hope is in Him. Nothing takes Him by surprise! We do not need to fear! He will give you a faith in Him that can weather the storms of life. He will calm the storm or calm His child!


  • Friday, March 13, 2020

At Penn View Bible Institute & Christian Academy, our mission is to prepare Christlike servant leaders. One of our social objectives is to assist students to become aware that they do not stand alone, but they are a responsible member of several social structures: family, church, nation and the world. We seek God’s direction and guidance in all we do and we take seriously our responsibility to make wise operational decisions and this includes our response to COVID-19. We want to avoid any outbreak on campus and be prepared in the case of widespread outbreak in our area. We want what is best for our entire campus and community.

After prayerful discussion and communication with our U.S. Congressman, State Representative, County Commissioners, Midd-west School District and Snyder County Emergency Management, the PVBI Administration has taken the following steps to keep all members as safe and healthy as possible! We believe these are helpful preventative measures to limit the risk related to COVID-19.

1. Academy will continue on its extended Break and will return to classes, Monday, March 23.

2. Institute classes will be moved to online type methods, March 17-20. Instructors will contact students by text or by email with further instructions for assignments or online presentations. Institute will resume face-to-face classes Tuesday, March 24.

3. Dorms will be closed for students until March 22. Students who have a need should contact Director of Student Life.

4. Dining Center food services will be suspended until Monday, March 23.

5. Academy teachers and non-teaching staff are to report to work Monday, March 16, at 9:00 am in Room 105 for special cleaning through the morning and a staff meeting in the afternoon.

6. Institute instructors are to meet Monday, March 16 at 9:00 am in Room 108 to collaborate on further details.

7. Students and employees are to watch for texts, emails and web site updates.

8. School Spirit Week and the Academy Art Show are postponed. The Black Tie Event is canceled. Instructions for the Academy Math Olympics will follow later.

9. All these are subject to further updates by the Administration.

As COVID-19 seemingly continues to spread, our priority is to keep our students, faculty, staff and our community safe. Our decision is being made with much prayer, consultation and our people in mind. We love our students and community and want everyone to be safe. We are living in confidence that God is in control and our hope is in Him. Nothing takes Him by surprise! We do not need to fear! We pray the Lord sustains you with the confidence of the psalmist David, who said of the one who fears the Lord and delights in His commandments, “He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the Lord.” Psalm 112:7

INFORMATION AND RESOURCES


Please see the CDC website for more in-depth information regarding prevention, symptoms, and recommendations regarding COVID-19.

If you develop COVID-19 symptoms (listed below) or have been exposed to a known case of COVID-19, follow the steps below immediately:

1. Notify Student Affairs personnel immediately:

2. If you are away from campus, you will not be permitted to return to campus until approved by Student Affairs to do so. Do not head back to campus until you are cleared by Student Affairs.

3. Students on campus should follow Student Affairs instructions regarding isolation and quarantine.

4. Follow Student Affairs staff’s instructions to be cleared to return to campus and/or resume normal activities. Any absences you accrue because of this process will be excused, and faculty will work with you to continue to make progress in your classes.

COVID-19 Symptoms seen below may show up 2-14 days after exposure:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

Please see the CDC website for more in-depth information regarding prevention, symptoms, and recommendations regarding COVID-19.

Please join with us in prayer not only for what it means for our campus, but for all who are affected around the world.