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School Hours

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. 

Enrolling a New Student

To enroll, click here.

For more information, click here.

6th Grade Rotation Description

Please click the following link to get a description of the 6th grade Rotation classes.

6th Grade Rotation Descriptions

Attendance Procedures

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.

Homework Club

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

May 29: Memorial Day- No School

June 9: Minimum Day; lunch from 10:50-11:20 am; dismissal at 12:30 pm

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.

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PTSA

Jaguar Journal is a weekly e-mail with information.  Click here to subscribe.

 

Mt. Diablo Summer Algebra Academy

Mt. Diablo Summer Algebra Academy is a summer course for students who took 8th grade math and were recommended for Algebra 1A/B in their freshman year. Please read the application form carefully as there is a deadline for registration.

2017 8th Grade Promotion

June 9, 2017 at 9:00 am on the black top

Families need to bring their own chairs to sit in. 

All families and friends must sit on the grass; no one other than our students can sit on the black top.  

If you are taking your student home after the Promotion Ceremony you will need to sign your student out - you can call the office ahead of time (even a week before) to take care of this.   

Summer School

Valley View will be hosting classes for students from June 19th - July 26th,  7:45 am - 12:15 pm, Monday - Thursday.  You must sign up to attend. This will be primarily for Math and English enrichment and is open to students who will be 7th or 8th graders for the 2017 - 2018 school year.  Contact your student’s counselor or Mr. Bushnell.  There are a limited number of seats so please sign up soon if this is something you’d like for your student(s)!

 

Click here for the registration form in English. 

Clic aquí por el formulario de inscripción en español.
 

Field Day, 12:00 - 2:15 pm on June 2nd

Parent volunteers needed to help supervise!

 

There will be food trucks, game and activity vendors, and big games.  Field Day is for all students, all grades. If a student is on the "Non-Participation" list for behavior concerns, then they will not be invited to attend as Field Day is a reward activity for good behavior in Quarter 4. 

If you can help, please contact Nicole Ziegler (Manasewitsch) at manasewitschn@mdusd.org.

End of Day Policy

Dear Parents,

 

Traditions are a wonderful thing, but most of us recognize that over time traditions change for many reasons.  One of the traditions at Valley View is that students have been allowed to hang-out after school.  There are often students still on campus when administrators leave late in the day.  We are seeing a recent increase in vandalism, inappropriate behavior, “cupid concerns”, profanity and other behavior that occurs when students are unsupervised.  Because of our concerns for student safety and appropriateness, we are going to start enforcing the handbook’s “End of Day” clause.  “All students should be off campus no later than 3:00 unless under the direct supervision of a teacher, administrator or other staff member.”  Starting 4/10/17 at 2:30 we will be directing all students to the front of the school to wait for their rides unless they are supervised.  At 3:00 the gates will be closed and anyone still waiting for a ride will be instructed to remain in front of the Multi-Use room.  There will be no supervision after 3:00 and students should be leaving campus.  Students who are under supervision with a teacher will be walked out to the front when their activity is over.  Thank you for making arrangements for your students after school. 

DVC College for Kids


 

For full brochure, click here.

 

For scholarship information in English, click here.

 

Para obtener información sobre becas en español, clic aquí.

MDUSD Middle School 8th Grade Promotion/Activity Participation Requirements

Academic Requirements:

  • Students who receive F's at any point in the school year will be provided with intervention and may be placed on Academic Probation. Academic Probation may include: Weekly Progress Reports, Academic and/or Behavior Contract, and other requirements as determined by site administration and the site team. Should a student continue to fail even with interventions, they may become ineligible for Promotion as determined by the site team and clearly articulated to parents and the student.
  • Students with IEPs/504/or ELLs may be eligible based on individual performance goals as determined by their Case Manager or Administration.
  • No retained student shall participate in 8th Grade Activities including promotion.

Behavioral Requirements:

  • During the 4th quarter, two or more behavior infractions (referrals) or any suspensions from school will disqualify students from participating in end of the year 8th grade activities with a tiered approach. First infraction is loss of first event, next infraction equals the second event, etc.
  • Site administration may consider approving an individual student who has violated the behavioral requirements to participate in only the promotion ceremony if academic requirements are met and other means of correction have been satisfactorily completed. Case-by-case determination is made by the site team.

Girl Camp

Boy Camp

2016-2017 Jaguar Contest

Literacy Corner

Earlier this school year, sixth graders wrote personal narratives. More than 30 stories were selected as finalists. All sixth graders were invited to participate in the peer review; the names of the committee members are below. After reading all of the stories, the peer committee met to determine which stories would best represent the talented writers at Valley View. Congratulations to all of these writers. You have much to be proud of!

 

Personal Narrative Stories

 

Goodbye Thumper                   The Grim Book

 by Sofia D.                                  by Emma L.

 

The Fire                                   Up a Hill

by Sophia K.                                by Lauren C.

 

Snake!                                       Tubing

by Stevie F.                                  by Lily B.

 

Roller Coaster of Doom                Sleepover Stitches

by Sonica S.                                  by Zoe H.

 

Meeting Miss Reikofski               That Proud Moment  

by Kate J.                                   by Paulina D.

 

First Day Surprises                      Splash Mountain

by Gabriella H.                               by Lyric J.

 

 

Literary Peer Review Committee

                                                                   Sydney M.                                  Kate J.                                

                                                                   Jose V.                                       Sonica S.

                                                                   Lauren C.                                   Laney V.

                                                                   Cody F.                                       Helena B.

                                                                   Diego A.                                     Jasmine V.

                                                                           Hima T.                                      Jenna S.

2017 - 2018 Academic Calendar

The first day of school for the 2017 - 2018 school year is August 22, 2017.  Click the link below for next school year's academic calendar.

 

Academic Calendar 2017 - 2018

Middle School Sports

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Click here for more information.

 

To sign up, download a permission slip (here in English / aquí en español) and submit to the front office.

 

Download the MDUSD Middle School Sports Handbook (here in English / aquí en español) for policies and procedures.

 

Full sports schedule available here.  Go Jaguars!

Information for MDUSD Parents

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School Sports 2016-17

Football: All players need to return cleaned uniforms to Coach Salmon as soon as possible. Great season, Jaguars! 

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!

VVMS News

Thanks to Mr. Garcia for starting a student news team!

 

Click here to see all VVMS News videos, including this week's!

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!