SCHOOL CLOSES FROM TOMORROW DUE TO  CORONAVIRUS:

SCHOOL WILL BE DISMISSED EARLY AT 12:00 TOMORROW03/13/2020. On Friday, March 13, all students will be dismissed at noon to allow teachers to plan for online learning that will take place over the next two weeks of school. IT IS IMPORTANT THAT CHILDREN GO TO SCHOOL TOMORROW as they will be receiving Academic Packets to do while school is in recess. K and 1st graders will be given packets to do independent work study and 2nd-6th graders will participate in on-line learning for the two weeks when schools will be closed. Specific detailed instructions will be given to students and families on Friday, March 13, and available on the District website, starting Friday afternoon.

SCHOOLS WILL BE CLOSED FOR THREE WEEKS starting THIS MONDAY 3/16/2020 through 3/27/2020. The Spring Holiday will now occur 3/30-4/3. 

According to Contra Costa Health Services, there have been no confirmed cases of children or staff at schools testing positive for COVID-19. However, there have been several cases of students and staff coming into contact with people who have potentially contracted the disease and that has understandably caused significant concern. It is the hope that by taking this step to close schools, it will help reduce the spread of the virus and allow our community an opportunity to rest and regroup after trying to navigate this stressful situation.

Closing schools for such a long time is a tremendous logistical challenge. WCCUSD wants to provide as many services as possible while the campuses are shutdown and have made arrangements to clean the schools and provide distance learning and meal distribution to students.The district will be offering meals to students at several schools during the closure. Meals can be picked up at Pinole Valley, De Anza, Richmond, and Kennedy high schools; Helms and Dejean middle schools; and Nystrom, Riverside and Montalvin elementary schools. The meals will be available between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

For updated information please check-out the following websites: www.wccusd.net/Page/13696 and www.cchealth.org/coronavirus

 

CANCELLED EVENTS:

ASEP Classes – Postponed

Valley View Multicultural Night – Postponed

Based on the CA Department of Public Health guidance on mass gatherings the Valley View Multicultural Night will be postponed for a date to be determined in the future

510 OYC – Postponed

In light of the most recent guidelines from public health agencies, it has been decided to postpone our March 21st 510 OYC event for our elementary program singers. While we would love to have shared this time with you in the coming weeks, helping to minimize the impact of coronavirus on the greater community and ensure the health and well-being of our children, families, and grandparents takes precedence. New time TBD.

LOVE LINE ORDERS FOR THE 2019-2020 VALLEY VIEW YEARBOOK ARE BEING ACCEPTED NOW AND ARE DUE BY 03/20/2020What exactly is a Love Line anyway? Love Lines are short personalized messages to your child that are featured in the school yearbook. Let your child know how proud you are of them! Cash (please have exact change as front office does not have change) or checks (make checks payable to VVPC) accepted. Fliers with more information can be found in the front office or see the 02/13/2020 Mustang Memo for flier.

FREE VOLUNTEER FINGERPRINTING PARTY 3/21/2020 FROM 9:00-12:00 AT COLLINS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 1224 PINOLE VALLEY RD., PINOLE, 94564 IN THE MPR. If you are interested in volunteering at Valley View, WCCUSD requires that volunteers, both parents (parents/legal guardians) and community members (non-parents), complete the WCCUSD registration process, which includes being fingerprinted. This is a drop-in day, so an appointment is not needed. PLEASE NOTE: The online application must be completed BEFORE the date of the event. To complete the online application, go to www.Beamentor.org/now

PLEASE TAKE THE YOUTH TRUTH SURVEY TO HELP VALLEY VIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL staff know how they are doing and where they need to put their resources. This is an opportunity for you to provide honest feedback to improve our school. This survey should take no more than 15 minutes and all responses are anonymous. You will find the survey at https://cep.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_esKGq5A2JqZwteZ?Q_JFE=qdg

Your opinion is very important to us!

PRE-ORDER YOUR 2019-2020 VALLEY VIEW YEARBOOK Now for $28.00! Don’t wait as they are guaranteed to sell out and prices go up April 1st. Cash (please have exact change as front office does not have change), checks (make checks payable to VVPC ) or credit card accepted. To pay by credit card, use the online parent pay link: https://www.memorybook.com/online-pay/parent-pay/ and enter School Code 095158.

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FROM PRINCIPAL’S DESK

Dear Mustang Families,

Welcome! We have many exciting school activities planned for the year, always returning to our vision:

Valley View Elementary prepares our students to be well-rounded individuals both academically and personally.  Our students, staff, and parents work together to provide a safe, positive environment that fosters respect, independence, and a love of learning while valuing diversity.

Our school community works effectively because all of us — teacher, staff, parents, and students — make a commitment to being safe, being respectful, and being responsible. Our goal is to ensure that all students do their best in the classroom, on the playground, and in everything we do.

Our parent information handbook has been prepared as a resource for you, to acquaint you with the routine schedules, procedures and programs of Valley View. Please check it out on the Valley View website: https://www.wccusd.net/valleyview . Be sure to read the headlines, follow announcements, and check the school calendar which is linked to our website. If you have a question or need additional information, please don’t hesitate to a call the school office.

I truly believe that Valley View is a wonderful family in which to be a part.  That means that if you have any concerns or questions, I count on you to let me know.

Welcome back! I wish you all a happy and productive year!

Sincerely,
Ann Marie Marinakis, Principal

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