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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.

 

Short Term Independent Study 

Please email Margaret Vercammen-Grandjean, the attendance secretary @ vvmsattend@mdusd.org  & Mrs. Sullivan @ sullivanl@mdusd.org  with the following info at least 10 school days lead-time before departure date:

1)     Student's first/last name

2)     Reason for being out of school

3)     Last date in school

4)     First date back in school
Once you've sent your email, please send your student to the office at 7:45am so that Mrs. Vercammen-Grandjean can review the contract with the student.

Note: Minimum time out of school is 5 school days, maximum is 4 weeks.  Short Term Independent Study is for non-medical absences.

 If a student is going to be out for medical reasons and will be out three or more weeks then Home and Hospital would be the correct program.  Please e-mail Mrs. Sullivan at sullivanl@mdusd.org  or call Mrs. Sullivan at 925-682-800 ext. 5010 for  Home and Hospital requests and information.  If shorter than three weeks then e-mail vvmsattend@mdusd.org  to inform the school about the absence and e-mail student’s teacher for homework.

STUDENT RESOURCES

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

(except Tuesdays after a Monday Holiday or PD day)

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

Click here  to view Student Handbook 

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

6th Grade Rotation Descriptions

 

 

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.

 

Go Jaguars!

A California Distinguished School

Chromebook Check out

For families that do not have a device for students to connect with teachers and online learning.   

Please e-mail Mrs. Sullivan at  sullivanl@mdusd.org  to arrange an appointment to check out a Chromebook.  

Click here for information about Chromebook conncections, Espanol aqui

Resources for Families 

Free E books.The library has an easy way for kids to keep reading via e books. They can download books to their phone or computer. Click here for the link. 

Message from Valley View click here 

Sanford Fit for Families click here for resources 

Free Internet Information click here for both English and Spanish information

 

Students with special needs support

For student who need Speech Support click here for resources. 

Supporting Students with Autism through uncertain times click here for resources, in Espanol aqui

Counselor Support 

During the school closures counselors will be available by e-mail to help support students with any difficulties. 

Ms. Robinette   robinettes@mdusd.org or (510) 677-5347

Virtual Office Hours - Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. on zoom click here to link with zoom. 

Ms. Ervin  ervinm@mdusd.org 

Virtual Office Hours - Monday -Friday 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. on zoom click here to link with zoom. 

Click here for information on how to help your students cope with emergencies. 

Click here for more information on how to support your student.

Distance Learning Counseling Support for Parents-Secondary click here 

Welcome to the MDUSD Counselor's site click here

Academic Support

During the school closure, please find your teacher name below and see where you can find recommended assignments.  It is important for students to stay on a scheudule during the closure and have a dedicated space away from distractions to do assignments.   Please feel free to e-mail teachers with questions as they will be monitoring their e-mails.  Click here for a list of teacher, counselor and adminstators e-mails. 

Ms. Abella - Google Classroom

Mr. Casamajor - Google Classroom

Mr. Dabby - Google Classrom

Ms. Devineni - Google Classroom -codes below

Period 1: n424gl7

Period 2: hbwius4

Period 3: u3cfgj5

Period 4: hu7mw2l

Period 5: dzwp5p5

Period 7: joyiucp

Ms. Enciso - check Aeries and e-mails

Ms. Gadd - Homelink & Google Classroom & webpage click here

Ms. Glasgow - Google Classroom 

Mr. Garcia - Google Classroom

Ms. Hawes - Google Classroom 

Mr. Hemsley - Google Classroom 

Mr. Hendrickson - Google Classroom 

Ms. Hill - Google Classroom 

Mr. Jacobs - Google Classroom

Ms. Jones - Google Classrom 

Ms. Kirberg, Google Classroom

Ms. LaTorre - Google Classroom

Ms. Malan - Homelink 

Ms. Manasewtisch - Google Classroom

Ms. Newport - Google Classroom 

Ms. Pinsky - Google Classroom

Ms. Porter - Google Classroom 

PE classes - Google Classroom

Ms. Stauffer - Google Classroom 

Ms. Tharalsen - Google Classroom

Ms. Wilhelm - blog click here & Google Classroom

Ms. Wilkerson - Google Classroom & read 30 minutes a day

Food SErvice 

Meal Service will commence on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.  We have identified nine locations throughout the District that will provide meals to students 18 and under. The sites include: Cambridge, Bel Air,  Meadow Homes, Valley View Middle School, El Dorado Middle School, River View Middle School, Foothill Middle School,  Ygnacio Valley High School, and Mt. Diablo High School. Meals will be provided from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm. We will be providing lunch and breakfast food for the following day in each bag.

Coronavirus Resources and Recommendations

Please click here to view the Mt. Diablo Unified School District's web page on Coronavirus Resources and Recommendations. This page will be updated on a daily basis as information changes. 

School will be closed starting Tuesday, March 17th through Friday, May 1st.  

Shelter In-Place response click here

 

6th and 7th grade - Elective Selection for 2020 - 2021 

Elective selection for the 2020 -2021 school year (next year) will be done through Homelink.  The window will open Friday, March 20th and close on Friday, March 27th.   

Click here for instructions on how to select electives. 

Click here for Course Catalog 

For questions please e-mail Mr. Bushnell at bushnells@mdusd.org  or Ms. Stull at stullc@mdsud.org. or Mrs. Sullivan at sullivanl@mdusd.org

 MDUSD Air Quality Action Plan

Please click here to MDUSD Air Quality Action Plan 

Student Guide to Success Presentation

Presentation from Back to School Night 

Click here for the presentation

New Online Web Store 


New Online Web Store 

Save time at Walk Through purchase your student's PE clothing, yearbook and department donations online with a credit card. 

Click here for link to Web Store. 

 

To enroll, click here.

For more information, click here.

Proof of Residency Information here

 

Click here for information on Immunization 

No Shots, No Schedule , No School. 

GENERAL RESOUrCES & INFORMATION

 

End of Grading Periods:

4th Quarter - Jun. 3, 2020

 

Minimum Days: - School is out at 12:30 p.m.

June 3, 2020 


Open House:

May 27, 2020 

Welcome - 5:45-6:00 pm

Visit Classrooms - 6:00-7:30 pm

 

Incoming 6th Grade Parent Night at Open House:

May 27, 2020 - 6:30-7:00 pm

 

Music Events:

5/20 - Strings and Choir Spring Concert 7:00 p.m. in the MU

5/21 - Jazz Band and Bands Spring Concert 7:00 p.m. in the MU 

 

Honors Dessert 

5/13 - 6th and 7th grade 6:00 p.m. on the Black Top 

Academic Calendar 2019 - 2020 

 

Promotion

6/3 - 9:00 a.m. on the Black Top - Bring your own seating. 

 

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. 

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

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

Get Involved

PTSA

Jaguar Journal is a weekly e-mail with information. Subscribe here.

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

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

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!

Please call Mrs. Sullivan, Principal @ 925-682-8000 ext. 5010 or e-mail Mrs. Sullivan @ sullivanl@mdusd.org 

Families, you can follow us on Twitter via text message! Text Follow@ValleyViewJags to 40404, and our tweets will arrive in your in-box!

PARENT RESOURCES

2020 - 2021 Academic Calendar

First Day of School - Thursday, August 13th.  

Click here for 2020-2021 Academic Calendar

Parent Information Packet click here

On the first Friday of each month, VVMS hosts Chat with the Administration at 9:30 a.m. Please check in at the office for location.  

VVMS parents, come by for refreshments and conversation!

“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” 

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. 

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 

2018 - 2019 School Calendar click below.

ELPAC - click here for information - espanol aqui