Tahoe Valley Times

Keeping Up with the Thunderbirds

November 12, 2021 #grateful

We hope that all of our families are enjoying the long weekend! To all veterans, thank you for your service. We look forward to welcoming students back on Monday November 15th.

Today, our LTUSD staff is engaging in a day of professional learning together focused on equity, culture, and effective collaboration. We are looking forward to a day of inspiration, conversation, and reflection as a district team. In addition this full day, we also spend every early release Wednesday afternoon collaborating as a TV team. On those days we learn and share best practices, analyze data, and dream big for our students and school! Some of our recent topics have included launching our grade level differentiation blocks and finding ways to build community. We have been working on BIG things like creating a TV Single Focus Plan which will outline a three year plan to increase achievement for all students, and smaller things like planning activities and spirit days to help us all to have fun!

Finally, this week we have a PTA meeting Wednesday the 17th from 4-5 on Zoom, and Site Council Thursday the 18th from 4-5 on Zoom. All are invited to attend!

Enjoy the beautiful weekend!

We Are Grateful for Tahoe Valley Staff!

November is a perfect time to be grateful, and we'd like to invite you to say thank you to our staff. The form below allows you to click a name and add your appreciation easily, or click here to visit the link. Thank you! You can submit as many as you like!

Dates and Details

Looking Ahead

November 15 Thunderbird Lunches!

November 16-17 Dental Van at TV

November 17 Makeup Picture Day

November 17 PTA meeting on Zoom! 4:00-5:00

November 17 Early release (12:30 TK/2:30 K-5)

November 18 TV School Site Council 4:00-5:00 on Zoom

November 22-26 Thanksgiving Break

In the Distance

December 18-January 2 Winter Break

January 7 Report cards go home

Thunderbird Shout Outs

This week's shout out goes to the TK students! On Monday we returned to using plastic trays for serving lunches instead of paper trays - this helps eliminate so much trash at school! The TK kids did a great job from the very first day learning how to clean and prepare their trays for washing. Nice work TK!

Updated LTUSD 2021-22 Calendar

Bell Schedule

We have a new bell schedule this year! School is now dismissed at 1:00 for TK & 3:30 K-5.

2021-22 Bell Schedule

Every Wednesday is also a minimum day for teacher collaboration.

Tahoe Valley Elementary School Hours
9:10 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. K-5
9:10 a.m. -1:00 p.m. TK

Wednesday Early Release
9:10 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. K-5
9:10 a.m. -12:30 p.m. TK

Minimum Day School Hours:
9:10 a.m. - 1:05 p.m. K-5
9:10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. TK

Safety Reminders

Masks Required Indoors

Just a reminder that masks are required indoors at all times regardless of vaccination status at all schools. If you need to come in the office for any reason, masks are required. We have masks available if you need one. (Masks are optional outdoors.)

At this time, volunteers are not allowed on campus.

If your child is not feeling well in the morning, please contact the office and do not send them to school.

Thank you for helping us stay safe!


Our all new Tahoe Valley Facebook page is UP! This is where you can find information and we will celebrate our students and school community! You can find us at: facebook.com/TVThunderbirds

Communication is very important in any successful organization, and my goal is that families always feel well -informed about everything Tahoe Valley.

Also, as your principal, my door is always open. Please reach out if you have any questions or concerns. I appreciate your feedback and look forward to connecting this year!

Community Announcements

Toys for Tots

It is time to fill out your applications for Toys For Tots if your family needs help this year. Applications can be returned to the school or mailed by December 6th to:

Kristi Bell

1842 13th Street

South Lake Tahoe 96150

School ID required to pick up toys. Distribution will be Saturday December 18th from 10-3 at the door to the right of Rite Aid.

Toys for Tots application linked here

Cub Scouts Event

Join your South Lake Tahoe Cub Scouts Tuesday, November 16th at the California Conservation Corp (CCC) building in Meyers at 6:30pm as we meet with local first responders during our annual Local Heroes Night! Learn about the incredible work that our South Lake Tahoe Police SWAT team, El Dorado County Sheriffs, Search and Rescue, Lake Valley Fire, and FBI perform in service to our community. It's also a great way to see what Scouting is all about so come join the fun! Cub Scouts is open to Boys and Girls in Kindergarten through 5th Grade. See you there!

For staff or students who have been exposed to a positive Covid case or are symptomatic, COVID TESTING is now being provided by CDPH at Al Tahoe school in the Elevated Portable - P1 every Thursday and Friday from 7:30am - 2:30 pm.
Individuals are required to register only once for all testing for the duration that it is available during this school year.
Note that a consent form will be required for minors and is part of the registration.
Here are the registration links for Lake Tahoe Unified - Al Tahoe:
Staff testing link
Student testing link

LTCC’s MATH TUTORING CLUB is back! Math tutoring for LTUSD students of all grade levels is offered Monday through Thursday 3:30-5:00pm (except during Thanksgiving week) on a drop-in basis, starting Monday October 11th and ending Thursday December 9th. The location of the tutoring will be in its usual location of past years - in the mezzanine area between the first and second floors of the main building of the college. This has been a very successful program for LTUSD students and we are very grateful for its return!

EL DORADO SMILES DENTAL VAN The El Dorado Smiles Dental Van will provide comprehensive dental care to children, in collaboration with El Dorado Schools including cleanings, X-rays, fluoride, sealants & complete oral exams. Most insurances including Medi-Cal/Denti-Cal are accepted. Sliding fee is available for those who qualify. After receiving a health history and consent form, a dental representative will contact you to schedule an appointment.

Flyer and Forms are linked HERE

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Discover & foster the unique talents and potential of all students