School starts at 8:00 am and ends at 2:15 pm Monday - Friday.
There is no supervision for students before 7:30 am.
Students should be picked up no later than 3:00 pm.
If your student is absent, please call our ATTENDANCE HOTLINE (925-682-8000 x5090) within 72 hours to let us know why your student is absent.
You do not need to come in the office to clear an absence.
Speak clearly and list the following:
Student's last name (spell please), first name, grade, date(s) of absence, reason, your name, your phone number, and your relation to student.
Please speak slowly and clearly.
Si su estudiante esta ausente, por favor llame nuestra LINEA DE ASISTENCIA (925-682-8000 x5090) en las primeras 72 horas de la ausencia para darnos la razón de la falta.
Usted no tiene que venir a la oficina para reportar la ausencia y puede dejar mensajes en español.
Dígannos la próxima información:
Apellido del estudiante (por favor deletree), primer nombre del estudiante, grado, fecha de la falta, razón de la falta, su nombre, su relación al alumno, y su teléfono.
Por favor hable despacio y con claridad.
VVMS Homework Club is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:15-3:15 in Room C2.
Whether you need assistance or just want a quiet place to work, don't miss out on this fabulous resource!
Coffee with the Administration
On the first Friday of each month, VVMS hosts Coffee with the Administration at 9:30 am in the Library.
VVMS parents, come by for refreshments and conversation!
2016-2017 Important Dates
October 26: Make-Up Picture Day
October 28: Minimum Day; dismissal at 12:30 pm
October 28: End of 1st Quarter
November 11: Veterans Day- No School
November 21 - 25: Thanksgiving Break- No School
December 19 - January 2: Winter Break- No School
January 16: Martin Luther King Jr Day- No School
January 20: Minimum Day; dismissal at 12:30 pm
January 20: End of 2nd Quarter/1st Semester
February 13: Teacher In-Service Day- No School
February 20: Presidents' Day- No School
March 6: Teacher In-Service Day- No School
March 30: End of 3rd Quarter
March 31: Cesar Chavez Day- No School
April 3 - 7: Spring Break- No School
April 21: Minimum Day; dismissal at 12:30 pm
May 29: Memorial Day- No School
June 9: Promotion Assembly, 9:00 am on the black top
June 9: End of 4th Quarter/2nd Semester/School Year!
**All Progress Reports are sent home with students mid-quarter**
1st and 3rd Quarter Report Cards are sent home with students. 2nd and 4th quarter Report Cards are mailed home.
Congrats to Contra Costa County Teacher of the Year: Valley View's Shauna Hawes!
Book Fair is Coming Up!
Book Fair Preview Night: 10/21/16
Book Fair: 10/24/16 - 10/28/16
Please support the PTSA and Valley View Middle School!
Fright Fest- October 28th , 6:00pm- 8:00pm
Fright Fest is open to all VVMS students grades 6 - 8. It is an outdoor event provided that weather permits, otherwise we will move all the activities indoors.
Tickets cost $10 cash and include access to all activities; a professional photo booth, a dance area with music/DJ, an air brush tattoo station, laser tag arena, Halloween themed games, and a projected scary movie. Food and drinks can be purchased at the event as well, so it's recommended to send students with $5-$10 dollars cash.
Tickets are on sale now and will be sold in front of the office at lunch through the 28th. To purchase tickets, students need their VVMS ID card, a signed permission slip and $10 cash. Permission slips can be found here or in the office. If students are on the non-participation list for behavior concerns, they will not be permitted to purchase a ticket.
Costumes should not be worn to school on Oct 28th, but students can wear costumes to the event if they wish (no gore, no weapons, masks or face coverings are allowed and our modesty dress code rules still apply for this event, due to recent events on social media and around the country no Clown Costumes this is to keep our students safe. ). To get into the event students will need to check-in using their ID card and their ticket. Tickets will also be sold "at the door" on the 28th for an increased price of $12.
Parent Chaperones are needed to help supervise.
Questions? Available to chaperone? Email the Leadership teacher, Mrs. Ziegler, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Halloween Costume Rules
Halloween is on Monday, 10/31!
Students may wear costumes to school if they wish.
No excessive face paint, gore/excessive blood, weapons, or masks (no faces covered) are allowed. Due to issues around the country, no clown costumes are allowed (this is to keep our students safe in the community).
Dress code rules, outlined in the student organizer, still apply!
Middle School Sports
Click here for more information.
Full sports schedule available here. Go Jaguars!
Students, Check out the App Challenge!
The app challenge, part of Verizon Innovative Learning, is a nationwide contest in which middle and high school students are challenged to develop concepts for mobile apps that solve a problem in their community.
It’s a unique, hands-on activity that teaches collaboration, critical thinking, problem solving, and entrepreneurship, as well as STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) skills and coding. It builds on students’ excitement about technology and aims to equip them with skills they need to succeed in the jobs of the future.
Registration is open now, and the submission deadline is November 18, 2016.
Click here for more information.
Information for MDUSD Parents
VVMS Partnership with Sports Basement
Become a Basementeer! Sports Basement is partnering with Valley View Middle School and spinning the traditional loyalty program into a win-win for their loyal customers and our community. Basementeers receive 10% and give 10%:
-10% off every item every day
-10% of profits back to your favorite local charity or school- like Valley View Middle School
While there is a $25 fee to join the program, Valley View Middle School families can waive that fee if they register by December 31, 2016.
So on your next visit to Sports Basement, register as a Basementeer and select Valley View Middle School as your beneficiary!
Raise Money with Amazon!
Details about Amazon partners/fundraising
Use the search bar above or this link to search for and find products from Amazon. Any orders placed through this site automatically generate donations to the PTSA. The account information is completely private, and the PTSA members don't know who ordered or what was ordered.
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Support a Classroom
Click here to see our teachers' active projects!
School Sports 2016-17
Try-outs for Boys’ and Girls’ Valley View Basketball Teams will be taking place in November.
See Mr. Salmon for forms.
Soccer: September - October
Basketball: January - March
Flag Football: April - May
Follow Us on Twitter!
Families, you can follow us on Twitter via text message! Text Follow@ValleyViewJags to 40404, and our tweets will arrive in your in-box!
Thanks to Mr. Garcia for starting a student news team!
Click here to see all VVMS News videos, including this week's!
MDUSD Hot Weather Operations Plan
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Valley View's Website
What would you find helpful to have on our site? Have you found broken links, or pages with problems? We would appreciate your feedback and suggestions. Please send an e-mail to Mrs. Welsh with your ideas. Thanks!