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A California Distinguished School

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.

Proof of Residency Information 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) or email at VVMSattend@mdusd.org 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 or put the following in the e-mail:

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.

Click here  (Spanish aqui) for printable information

Si su estudiante esta ausente, por favor llame nuestra LINEA DE ASISTENCIA (925-682-8000 x5090) o un correo electronico a VVMSattend@mdusd.org    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.

Deje un mensaje claro y de la siguiente informacion:  

Apellido del estudiante (por favor deletreelo), primer nombre del estudiante, grado, fecha de la falta, razón de la falta, su nombre, su relación con el alumno, y su teléfono.

Por favor hable despacio y con claridad.

Homework Club

Homework Club takes place in Room C2 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:15-3:15.

Whether you need assistance or just want a quiet place to work, don't miss out on this fabulous resource!

Chat with the Administration

On the first Friday of each month, VVMS hosts Chat with the Administration at 9:30 am in the Library.  

VVMS parents, come by for refreshments and conversation!

Important Dates 2018 - 2019 

March 11 - Teacher In-service Day - no school 

March 15 - Minimum Day - School out at 12:30 p.m.

March 15 - Last Day of 3rd Quarter

March 22 - 3rd Quarter Report Cards distributed to students

April 1 - 5 - Spring Break 

May 3 - 4th Quarter Progress Reports Distributed to Students 

May 9 & 10 - Drama Production 

May 16 & 17 - Drama Production 

May 21 - Honors Dessert - 6th & 7th grade 

May 22 - Spring Concert - Strings & Choir 

May 23 - Spring Concert - Bands & Jazz Band 

May 27 - Memorial Day - no school

May 29 - Open House 

June 5 - 8th Grade Promotion - 9:00 a.m. on Black Top 

June 5 - Last Day of School - School Out at 12:30 p.m.

 

Valley View Celebrates African American History Month

During the month of February, Valley View will honor and celebrate the many achievements, contributions and successes of the African Americans who have helped shape the history of our country.  Many teachers will be doing lessons or activities in their individual classrooms as well as a daily message in the school bulletin.  We hope you’ll choose to celebrate with us by sharing these stories of accomplishment in your home\family.

Langston Hughes was born on February 1, 1902, in Joplin, Missouri. He published his first poem in 1921. He attended Columbia University, but left after one year to travel. His poetry was later promoted by Vachel Lindsay, and Hughes published his first book in 1926. He went on to write countless works of poetry, prose and plays, as well as a popular column for the Chicago Defender. He died on May 22, 1967.

Thurgood Marshall (July 2, 1908 to January 24, 1993) was an American lawyer who was appointed as an associate justice of the Supreme Court in 1967. He was the first African-American to hold the position and served for 24 years, until 1991. Marshall studied law at Howard University. As counsel to the NAACP, he utilized the judiciary to champion equality for African Americans. In 1954, he won the Brown v. Board of Education case, in which the Supreme Court ended racial segregation in public schools.

George Washington Carver (c. 1864 to January 5, 1943) was born into slavery and went on to become a botanist and one of the most prominent scientists and inventors of his time as well as a teacher at the Tuskegee Institute. Carver devised over 100 products using one major crop — the peanut — including dyes, plastics and gasoline.

Madam C.J. Walker was born Sarah Breedlove on December 23, 1867, near Delta, Louisiana. After suffering from a scalp ailment that resulted in her own hair loss, she invented a line of African-American hair care products in 1905. Her savvy business acumen led her to be one of the first American women to become a self-made millionaire. She was also known for her philanthropic endeavors including donating the largest amount of money by an African-American toward the construction of an Indianapolis YMCA in 1913. 

Scholar and activist W.E.B. Du Bois was born on February 23, 1868, in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. In 1895, he became the first African American to earn a Ph.D. from Harvard University. Du Bois wrote extensively and was the best known spokesperson for African-American rights during the first half of the 20th century. He co-founded the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (N.A.A.C.P.) in 1909. Du Bois died in Ghana in 1963.

 

8th grade high school visitation

8th Graders will be visiting the high school that they are slated to go to for the 2019 - 2020 school year.   All students must return Field Trip Form to the Office to eligible to go on the visitaions. 8th graders received the Field Trip form form their math Teacher.  

Ygnacio Valley High School Visitation is: 

Thursday, February 21st.   

Ygancio Valley has their Open House on Thursday, February 21st - this is a great opportunity to find out more about Ygnacio Valley and to meet teachers.  

 Mt. Diablo High School Visitation is:

Wednesday, February 27th. 

Mt. Diablo's Open House/Academy Nigh is Thursday, March 14th see flier for more information  Flier in English  Spanish   this is a great opportunity to find out more about Mt. Diablo High School and to meet teachers.  

 

College Park High School Visitation is:

Tuesday, March 5th 

8th grade Parent Nigh is Tuesday ,March 5th starting at 5:30 p.m. in the Gym.   This is a great opportunity to find out more about College Park.

Mindfulness Series Class

Adrienne Lopez teaches 8th grade English at Valley View Middle School. As a Certified Mindfulness Practitioner, a trained Non-Violent Communication practitioner, and Positive Behavior Intervention Support Coordinator, she is passionate about providing mindfulness-based awareness practices for her students, staff, and the local community. 

Mrs. Lopez is doing a six-week Mindfulness series starting Jan 15th and ending Feb 26th. Every Tuesday from 6-7 PM in room A5 at VVMS.

 

Most important the series is free!

 Gain some Mindfulness (DOCX) (Click the link on how to sign up)

 

 

 

Free and Reduced Meal Service

“Parents, please remember new meal applications must be submitted for the 2018-2019 school year to receive lunch and breakfast for free or at a reduced price. The meals being served are healthy and nutritious that supports your student towards academic achievement. If you have any questions or need help please call Food & Nutrition Services at (925) 682-8000 extension 4124. You may also submit meal applications online at the MDUSD Food & Nutrition Services webpage click here. Thank you” 

 

Supply Lists

To sign up for the Jaguar Journal - Valley Views weekly news letter please click here.  

 

Supply Lists 

6th grade click   here

7th grade click here

8th grade click here 

Math All Grades click here 

ELPAC Information

2018 - 2019 School Calendar click below.

ELPAC - click here for information - espanol aqui

Valley View School Safety

Student Safety is our primary focus at Valley View                                  Valley View Safety Plan information for families please click here

End of Day Policy

Dear Parents,                                                                                                         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. 

Middle School Sports

Sports

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

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

2018 - 2019 Schedule 

Basketball  

Monday, February 25 Home versus El Dorado

Girls B @ 3:30 p.m.

Boys B @4:30 pm.

Girls A @ 5:30 p.m.

Boys A @ 6:30 p.m.

Monday, March 4 Home versus Sequoia 

Girls B @ 3:30 p.m.

Boys B @4:30 pm.

Girls A @ 5:30 p.m.

Boys A @ 6:30 p.m.

Play Offs 3/19 & 3/25

Go Jaguars!

Information for MDUSD Parents

Parent Information Packet click here

Raise Money with Amazon!

Details about Amazon partners/fundraising

Don't forget AmazonSmile when you do your holiday shopping. They will donate to Valley View PTSA when you use this link (click here every time you shop. (Don't forget to bookmark it!)

Support a Classroom

Donors Choose

donors-chooseClick here to see our teachers' active projects!

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!

Tweets

2018-2019 Report Cards Distribution

1st and 3rd Quarter Progress Reports are sent home with students. 

2nd and 4th quarter Report Cards   are mailed home.

VVMS News

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.  Thanks!

Student Handbook

Click here to view Student Handbook 

PTSA

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