Valley View Junior High

January 2019 Parent Newsletter

Principal's Message

Happy New Year and welcome back to the second half of the 2018-2019 school year. We are returning to the beginning of a new semester and it is important that students keep up with work and stay on track to have a successful end of the year. The rest of the year will fly by. It won't be long until 8th grade students are scheduling for high school. Let's work together to make the rest of this year wonderful.

~Mrs. Thomas

Students Experience Career Connections

All 7th and 8th grade students are exploring careers with their advisory teams. Students are creating accounts or revisiting them on the Ohio Means Jobs website, taking career interest surveys, then researching careers of interest to them. The Ohio Means Jobs website is a resource available to students, free of charge, and can be used through junior high, high school, college and beyond. Students have the ability to research careers, colleges, create resumes, and much more. Be sure to ask your student about this valuable resource! If you have any questions, feel free to contact Mrs. Carmack in the school counseling office.

Sports Update

You can see all of the sports schedules on the webpage. Just go to and click on "Spartan Sports". Also, don't forget that you can follow all of the latest updates regarding Spartan Athletics on Twitter. Follow @vvspartansAD.

Good luck to all of our teams as the finish up their seasons.

Order Your Yearbook!

A reminder that yearbooks are on sale for $28.00. If you would like to order a yearbook for your student, you can do so online OR students can pick up order forms outside Mrs. Carmack's office. Yearbooks will be on sale until February 2nd so don't miss out!

Report Cards

Students and parents will have access to second quarter report cards on Progressbook on Friday, January 11th.

Student Fees

Fees for the 2018-19 school year are $42.00. Please send them in with your child or mail to the office if you have not already done so. Checks can be made out to VVBOE.

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School Closings and Delays

As the weather turns colder, the possibility of closings and delays becomes more likely. These will normally be announced through our automated phone system, as well as on local television channels. Please contact the office if you have not received a call from our automated phone system yet this year so we can check the number.

There is no school on January 21, February 15, or February 18. We have two hour delays on January 23 and February 27.

Dates to Remember

1/7/19-Back to School

1/10/19-VVJH Community Tour (see flyer)

1/14/19-Board Meeting

1/21/19-No School (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Observed)

1/23/19-FFA Ag Club after school, 2 hour delay for students

2/15/19-District Professional Development-no school for students

2/18/19-No School

2/27/19-2 hour delay for students

VVJH Kroger Community Rewards

We now have a Kroger Community Rewards Account. The junior high will get a small percentage for all purchases using your rewards card.

To sign up, go to:

Sign in/create account

click on Savings and Rewards, then Kroger Community Rewards

Click I'm a customer

Search for Valley View Junior High and join

*If you don't have a Kroger rewards card, they are available at all Kroger Customer Service Desks.

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Shuttle Bus Assignments

When we return in January, all students that shuttle to the high school to transfer to a different bus will be assigned to a specific bus and will have assigned seats. This is strictly for safety and accountability. You will get your bus assignment on the first day back during 6th period.

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