Dear Valley View Middle School Families:
Valley View Middle School is a place where we work together to create safe, inclusive communities for all. Our school and district are committed to creating and sustaining a community of mutual respect and value of each other. This requires intentional learning in the areas of empathy, compassion, relationships and situations. We want you to know we are planning to work with students regarding inclusivity, kindness and how to support each other.
At Valley View, we continually work to build a strong, positive learning environment for all students. Middle school is a unique experience for students who may be learning how to interact with different personalities and cultures. It will take a strong partnership between the staff, students and parents to help our students build healthy relationships. To be successful, we need to communicate with each other, and collectively look for ways to ensure student success.
One way that you can help, is to have a conversation with your student. Talk to him/her about choice words. Talk about how comments may be harmful. Often children at this age only think about things from their perspective. As always, we encourage all students to come forward if they are personally or indirectly impacted by any form of harassment, intimidation or bullying. Teachers, counselors, principals and staff are available to support our students in both developing positive relationships and reporting situations that compromise their sense of safety. Information is also available on our school and district websites at www.sno.wednet.edu/positiveschoolclimate.
As always, please feel free to reach out to me, Assistant Principal Brian Burdon and Assistant Principal Brenda Weyhrauch with your questions or concerns. We also welcome your suggestions on ways we can continue to work together to build strong, positive and inclusive learning environments for all.
Principal, Valley View Middle School
Fall Conferences will be held on Wednesday, October 23 from 4:00-7:00 pm and Thursday October 24 from 7:15-11:30 am and 2:00-5:30 pm in the Valley View Commons. Students will not attend school on Thursday, October 24 or Friday, October 25. There is no sign-up for conferences, you simply show up at your convenience during the above mentioned conference times. You will be able to meet with each of your child’s teachers for about five to ten minutes.
Most teachers will be passing out progress reports at conferences. Please call Brian Johnson at 563-4242 if we need to have a duplicate set of progress reports available for each parent.
There are a few teachers here at Valley View that are splitting their schedules between schools, or may not be available for all shifts.
Ms. Atkinson and Mrs. May will be available for all shifts but only 2:00-4:00 pm on Thursday, October 24.
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Calendar and Events
Back to School Dance
Thursday, October 10th
2:20 - 3:30 PM
Permission Form Required-see below
*Spirit Day-wear your flannel
Final Picture Make-up/Re-take Day
Thursday, October 17th
Friday, October 18th
Crazy Teal and Black Day
Wednesday, October 23rd
Pink Out-Breast Cancer Awareness Day
Parent-Teacher Conferences-no appt. necessary open forum
October 23rd (4-7 pm) and 24th (7:15-11:30 am & 2:00-5:30 pm)
Non-Student Days-No School
October 24th and 25th
Choir Soup and Song Fundraiser
November 12th @ 6:30 pm in commons
Fall Band Concert
November 14th @ 7:00 pm in gym
Season Two Begins November 4
Boys Basketball and Girls Volleyball
Students planning on turning out for sports need to do the following:
Complete a sports physical
Turn it to Mrs. Walker in the main office
Please make sure the physician completes their portion and signs it
Physicals are good for 24 months
Complete online packet through RankOne Sports - See link below
Be Sure to indicate in RankOne which sport(s) your child will participate in for the season-this is how they sign up and get on roster*
Purchase an ASB card
Pay the $50 per sport participation fee per sport after tryouts and before the first game
There is a maximum $100 per year, per student
Athletic fees can be waived for students on free and reduced lunch – please provide a copy of the free/reduced lunch letter to Mrs. Dalrymple
Refunds will not be provided after the first contest
Updates and Things to Note
Skyward/Family Access - Skyward/Family Access will be open for viewing transportation schedules, teacher assignments, student schedules, food service information and other important information beginning at 6 p.m. on Thursday, August 29. Please note that individual teacher assignments and student schedules may be subject to change up to the first day of school.
No bags, including cinch sacks, in classrooms: Students will be required to put all bags in lockers. While students can bring cinch sacks to school, just as they can backpacks, they will be required to put all bags in their locker for the day.
Agendas: Students will not be required to purchase agendas. Thank you to the Parent Club for providing all students with an agenda and school handbook. Students will receive their agenda the second week of school
PE Uniforms will be required when your student takes Life Fitness. PE uniforms may be purchased during Viking Days or before 2nd semester as needed. Uniforms will be handed out in class.
Lockers: Students are responsible for providing a quality lock for their student locker and PE Locker. PE locks must be combination only locks. Lockers will be assigned the second week of school.
Medication at school: If your child needs to take a prescription medication at school, you must have a SSD form signed by your doctor. See link below.
There are times during the year when photos or recordings of students may be taken for school or district use. If you would prefer that photos and/or recordings of your student not be taken by or on behalf of Snohomish School District, see link below. Please note this is a form that must be renewed at the beginning of each school year. So if you filled one out last school year, you must fill out another form for this school year. Return this form to Mrs. Galusha, Registrar in the Main Office.
Valley View Parent Club
The Valley View Direct Give $20 fundraiser is underway! Our fall fundraiser runs through October 18th. You can contribute via PayPal https://www.paypal.com/us/home using our email address firstname.lastname@example.org or students can bring cash or checks made out to the VVPC to their first period teacher. If each family donated $20, we would meet our goal to provide agendas, student scholarships, health and classroom supplies, teacher grants, field trips, athletic trips, and more. When we reach our goal of $10,000, we will host a Free Cookie Day during lunches on October 24th.
All are welcome to our VV Parent Club Meetings. Morning meetings are held at the "Looking Glass" coffee shop in Snohomish. Our evening meeting are held at VV in the B extended learning area on the second floor.
Mon., Sept. 23 @ 9am
Mon., Oct. 28 @ 6:30 pm
Mon., Nov. 25 @ 9am
Mon., Dec. 16 @ 6:30 pm
Tues., Jan. 28 @ 9am
Mon., Feb. 24 @ 6:30 pm
Mon., Mar. 23 @ 9 am
Mon., Apr. 27 @ 6:30 pm
Mon., May 18 @ 9 am
- Seeking volunteers for Viking Days, Dances, Teacher Appreciation, etc. Sign Up Genius
- Lunchtime cookie sales begin Oct. 3. Volunteers sign up here Cookie Sales Sign up
- Parent Club Website
- Direct Give- donate via PayPal: https://www.paypal.com/us/home using PC email address email@example.com
Contact: Gillian Bicket firstname.lastname@example.org
Viking Wear-t-shirts (solid and tie-dye), water bottles, cinch saks, and stickers-use link below
WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students)
- Come volunteer and keep our school safe
- All are welcome, dads, moms, uncles, grandfathers, etc.
- Information provided in Main Office and Curriculum Night
Student Last Names A-K
Student Last Names L-Z
Main Office Secretary/Athletics
Last Names A-K
Last Names L-Z
Notice of Non Discrimination
The Snohomish School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator, Title IX Coordinator and ADA – Darryl Pernat, 1601 Avenue D, Snohomish, WA 98290, 360-563-7285, email@example.com; Section 504 Coordinator and Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying – Shawn Stevenson, 1601 Avenue D, Snohomish, WA 98290, 360-563-7314, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parents have the right to request information on the professional qualifications of their student’s classroom teachers.