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SPEAKER SERIES- Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 6pm at Mt. Diablo High School

Please see the English and Spanish flyers for our LCAP/Speaker Series HERE.  The next event is Tuesday, January 22nd in Mt. Diablo High’s library at 6pm.  The topic will be:   Social Media’s Impact on Young People’s Self Image presented by Thomas Dodson from Above the Fray.   

TEACHER OF THE YEAR NOMINATIONS FOR 2019-20:  Please see memo HERE for information on the Contra Costa County Teacher of the Year (TOY) 2019-20.  Administrators, teachers, parents, and/or students may nominate classroom teachers who have demonstrated a passion for teaching, an ability to differentiate instruction to meet students’ needs, and teachers who connect with and support their school community. 

TK/Kindergarten Registration 2019-2020

TK/Kindergarten Enrollment begins January 1, 2019

1. FIND Your Resident School:

To locate your resident school use our School Finder

2. REVIEW the following before enrolling your student

  • Age Appropriate Placement here
  • Immunization Requirements here
  • Documents for Address Verification here

3. APPLY online beginning January 1, 2019

New TK/Kindergarten students will begin enrollment by completing Aeries Online Enrollment here. 

  • Please print your AERIES Online Enrollment summary upon completion
  • Currently attending TK students do not need to complete AERIES Online Enrollment. Your student will be pre-enrolled at their school of residence
  • Please call Valhalla for date of availability for TK/Kindergarten Registration packets 

4. REGISTER at your Resident School beginning February 5, 2019

Take your Aeries Online Enrollment summary and required documents to your resident school site. 

5. TK/Kindergarten Intradistrict Transfer Applications will be available online only from February 18, 2019 - March 18, 2019 

  • TK transfers for Two Way Dual Immersion and Bilingual Programs will be available online only from February 18, 2019 - March 18, 2019
  • Currently attending TK students wanting to transfer to a non-resident school can apply online only from February 18, 2019 - March 18, 2019

More information on TK and Kindergarten programs can be found here

Dear Families of the Valhalla community,      

I am so honored to be the new principal of Valhalla Elementary.  I have felt so welcomed with open arms by you, the staff and our amazing students.  It is very important that we all stay connected and reflect on our love for students and learning to guide every decision that we take as a community.  Our school is a hidden gem. While it may seem tucked away in Pleasant Hill, it is no secret that Valhalla is a beloved school by anyone who has had the privilege to have benefitted from the hard work and dedication of the staff and families here. I myself am a Pleasant Hill resident of 15 years. I understand and value the importance of being connected to the community. My primary goal is to carry on the strong traditions and to support the rigorous learning environment that has been provided here as well as create some new traditions together as a new team.  Please don’t hesitate to come by and say hello. I hope to have the opportunity to meet every single one of you either on campus, as a volunteer, or at a school event. Thank you so much for all you do for your child and for the school. I’m so proud to be a Valhalla Viking.

 

Respectfully,

Lisa Keck

 

Reporting absences

Call 925-687-1700, between 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

*By writing a note 
*By e-mail 
 
Please report your child's name, grade and teacher, date of absence, the reason for the absence and your name and relationship to the child. 
 
District policy states that absences must be cleared within 72 hours after student returns to school. If no notification is received, the absence will be considered a truancy. 

Kindergarten Registration information for the 2018-2019 school year.

California Department of Education to view information about standards and test scores.

 

Please read all forms below with your students. 

DATES TO REMEMBER   

PARKING/DROP OFF/PICK UP 

SITE COUNCIL MEMBERS NEEDED

STUDENT DIRECTORY AD SPONSORSHIP  

STUDENT INFORMATION PROFILE

TRAFFIC PATTERN  & REMINDERS

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES & SIGN-UP SHEET         

 

 DONATE TO VALHALLA!

Your Input needed, please fill out survey below!

Hello MDUSD Parents,

Mt. Diablo USD is embarking on an effort to create a district-wide Facilities Master Plan.  We invite you to take a brief, online survey so that we can hear what parents think about the existing buildings and hear your ideas for future school site improvements.  The survey takes less than 5 minutes to complete and will close on January 25th, 2019.  Click this link and let us know what you think:

English: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MDUSDparents

Spanish: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MDUSDparents_sp

For more information about the Facility Master Plan, please follow this link: http://lpamasterplans.com/mt-diablo-usd-fmp/

Events

January

Wed., Jan. 16

VPFA Meeting, Library Annex 6:30pm

Mon., Jan. 21

Martin Luther King Jr. Day - NO SCHOOL

Mon., Jan 28

Site Council Meeting, 3:15pm

Tues., Jan. 29

100th Day of School

February

Mon., Feb. 4

Teacher In-Service Day - No School

Tues., Feb. 5

Kindergarten Registration Day

Fri., Feb. 8

Lunar Parade

Wed., Feb. 13

STEM Science Fair, Thor Hall, 5:30 - 8:30pm

Thur., Feb. 14

Valentine's Day

Fri., Feb. 15 - Mon. Feb. 18

President's Day - No School

Mon., Feb. 25

Site Council Meeting, 3:15pm

Wed., Feb. 27

VPFA Meeting, Library Annex, 6:30pm

SCHOOL SCHEDULE

Regular Day Schedule

Kindergarten
Early Slip: 8:10 a.m. - 12 noon 
Late Slip: 9:55 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Grades 1-5
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays: 8:08 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Wednesdays: 8:08 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Visitors

Please remember that all visitors must check in at the school office between the hours of 8:20 a.m.-2:35 p.m. A "visitor" badge must be worn at all times. 

Constant Contact

TO:  MDUSD Community

FROM: Dr. Nellie Meyer, Superintendent

RE:  RECENT CA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION COURT ORDER

 

Dear Parent or Guardian:

I am emailing today, to make you aware of a recent court case in which the California Department of Education (CDE) has been ordered by the courts to release all student data that the CDE has collected on general and special students since January 1, 2008.  As a parent/guardian you have the right to object to the disclosure of your child’s protected personal information and records by notifying the court in writing by April 1, 2016.  To notify the courts, download the Objection to Disclosure of Student Information and Records form on the CDE website: and mail it to the court by April, 1, 2016.  (The return address and instructions are on the bottom of the form.)

Mt. Diablo Unified School District was not involved in the lawsuit, nor is it the subject of any of the suit’s allegations.  Mt. Diablo Unified School District is not involved in this release of data, nor in the collection of the Objection forms.   Also of note, Mt. Diablo Unified School District does not identify students by social security numbers; instead, Mt. Diablo Unified School District uses a state-issued unique student identification number.  

This case started in April, 2012, when two organizations, the Morgan Hill Concerned Parents Association, and the Concerned Parent Association, filed a lawsuit against the CDE alleging widespread, systemic non-compliance by local education agencies with special education laws.  The suit also alleges the CDE fails to monitor, investigate and correct such non-compliance in accordance with the law. The CDE denies these allegations and is actively defending the litigation. 

For more information regarding the release of this data and how you can file an Objection to Disclosure of Student Information and Records form with the court to consider not releasing your child’s data, visit here You may also contact the CDE at (916)319-0800.

 

Sincerely,

Dr. Nellie Meyer

Superintendent

Mt. Diablo Unified School District