Welcome to Valley
Ricardo Ceceña, Principal
Office Hours: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, 7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.,
Wednesday 7:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
School Hours: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Breakfast Service begins at 7:30 each morning
I’d like to extend a warm welcome to everyone new and returning to the 2016-2017 school year. It is my distinct pleasure to be a part of the Valley Team serving as the principal of this exceptional professional learning community. Valley Elementary, A No Excuses University School has a long tradition of being a learning community where all students, staff, and parents work together to seize daily opportunities to help students succeed in school. Striving for excellence in all we do is part of the Valley heritage. I look forward to working with everyone as we continue to prepare all of our Tigers for college. Should you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me or any of our team members. The professional staff at Valley is here to provide all support necessary for your child’s success in school.
With Tiger Pride,
Please be aware the teachers have a lot of work to do
with your students and we ask for your help in reducing the number of
interruptions to the classrooms. Our office staff has been instructed
not to interrupt the classroom during the school day unless there is a
family emergency. You can help by discussing with your child alternate
pick up plans for the days you may be running later or when the weather is
rainy. We greatly appreciate your support in helping us create a
successful environment for our Valley students.
Click here for
the 2016-17 Calendar
Back to School Night for the 2016-17 School Year is
Transitional Kindergarten through Second Grade will
open their classrooms 5:00-6:00 pm.
A welcome meeting will take place in the MPR at 6:00pm and then
Grades third through fifth (except rooms 13 & 14) will open their classrooms to parents at 6:30 with the events ending at 7:30pm. Remember this event is for parents only and there will not be any childcare provided. Thank you
Valley Dual Language Program ~ Enrollment
For enrollment in the 2016-2017 School Year
The informational meetings will be held on
Thursday, January 21, 2016, Thursday, January 28, 2016 and February 4, 2016 at 6:30pm.
Childcare will be provided for school age children
Attendance to one informational meeting is mandatory to receive priority enrollment.
Click here for the Supply list for the 2016-17 School Year
Links for SBAC Information
Click here for the CAASPP Parent
Click here for the CAASPP Parent Guide
Follow the link for the SARC Report in Spanishhttp://www.powayusd.com/schools/SARCs/Valley_spanish.pdf
The California Department of Education approved a request from PUSD to waive Education Code Section 37202(a) allowing Transitional Kindergarten (TK) students to attend school for a half day program. The waiver, # 14-3-2016-W-06, was approved at the July 13, 2016 meeting and is in effect from June 30, 2016 to June 30, 2017. The rationale behind this request rests on several points:
1. TK is intended to be the first year of a two year Kindergarten experience. PUSD believes it is in the best interest of TK students to attend school within the required number of instructional minutes for Kindergarten, which is 180 minutes, of a half day.
2. TK students participate in an intensive language arts and math curricula aligned to the California State Standards (2010) in ELA and Math. They also experience instruction in other core areas during this time, as well as support for behavioral, social and emotional development. This structure ensures that our TK students are fully prepared to meet the academic rigor in the second year of the Kindergarten sequence.
3. TK teachers in PUSD are fully credentialed educators who provide intervention and enrichment support to other primary classrooms in the afternoon portion of their daily schedule. This structure collectively reduces class size for our primary students in grades K-2, and ensures high quality teachers are working with students needing additional supports or enrichment.
Accountability Progress Reporting
The Poway Unified School District (PUSD) is an equal opportunity employer/program and is committed to an active Nondiscrimination Program. PUSD prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. For more information, please contact the Title IX/Equity Compliance Officer, Associate Superintendent of Personnel Support Services, Poway Unified School District, 15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA 92128-3406, 858-521-2800, extension 2761.