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No Excuses

Reminders


7/29 Posting Fair 8:00-10:00am
8/1 SCHOOL STARTS
8/2 Back to School Night

8/11 Non Student - Professional Growth Day
9/5 Non Student - Holiday
9/7 Non Student - Professional Growth Day
9/12 Kindergarten Full Day Starts


WHEN SHOULD MY CHILD STAY HOME FROM SCHOOL?

Please take a few minutes at home to carefully check your child’s health before he/she leaves for school each morning. The following are a few suggestions, which may help to guide you:

REASONS FOR KEEPING YOUR CHILD HOME:

~Illness during the night
~Fever is present (100 degrees or greater)
~Complaints of nausea, upset stomach, vomiting, headache, diarrhea prior to leaving for school
~Development of a rash on face and/or body
~Has a severe cold, cough and/or sore throat
~Has inflamed eye(s) with discharge from them

Please Remember: An ill child cannot function properly in the classroom. The spread of illness and disease through class or school can be more easily monitored if sick children remain at home during the acute stage of an illness. If the school health tech detects any of the above, your child will be sent home.

People with influenza-like illness are to remain home until at least 24 hours after they are free of fever (100o F [37.8o C]) without the use of fever-reducing medications.

A student’s absence should be reported on the School Absence Hotline by calling: (858) 748-2038.

 

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

 


 

Principal’s Message

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,

Ricardo Ceceña

Principal

rcecena@powayusd.com

 

 


 

 

Classroom Interruptions

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

August 2nd

 

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

Elementary and Middle School Students – English

Understanding Your Child’s Score Report (English)

Click here for the CAASPP Parent Guide

Follow the link for the SARC Report in Spanish

http://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

Academic Performance Index and Adequate Yearly Progress - 2012-2013 Program Improvement for Valley

 

 

 


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.