Vejar Views-#stayingconnected

March 29, 2020

Message from the Principal

Dear Vejar Families,

How are you doing? It has been a couple of weeks and we are definitely missing our students, parents, and Vejar Community. I hope you are receiving our Vejar morning messages and links to the Read Alouds that we are sharing. We will continue to provide resources and updates from the district and me as they are made available. As you have questions, please email me at or join us Wednesdays at 9am during Coffee with the Principal. Some feedback and requests have been sent for activities that allow our students to review and practice skills and concepts without a device. This update will focus on the district adopted English Language Arts and math curriculum as well as some activities with a fun approach. I hope you find them helpful. I look forward to when we can be together again.


Miss Prenger

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Update from the Superintendent- Distance Learning to begin April 20th


Dear Walnut Valley Families,

First and foremost, I am very thankful for your continued support of our schools, especially during this unprecedented time in education and across the world.

I am proud of our instructional plan during this PHASE 1 of SCHOOL CLOSURES (through April 9), which provides resources to our Walnut Valley students. I appreciate all of the efforts of our parents and families throughout this process.

While the PHASE 1 plan was designed to support students for an initial period of time, and now that the SCHOOL CLOSURES period has been extended through May 5, I believe we also need to expand our Distance Learning program as we enter into PHASE 2 (beginning April 20).

We have begun working collaboratively with our Principals, teachers, and staff members across the District to discuss expanding our Distance Learning plan that will allow us to effectively (and practically) do so in a manner, which ensures that all teachers will facilitate the education of their assigned students. We all recognize that this is a significant shift in the instructional delivery methods with which we have been most comfortable (as students, parents, educators, etc.).

Therefore, we have started the process of asking for teacher and staff input and perspective on various aspects of an expanded Distance Learning program (including areas such as Professional Development needed for teachers, recommended methods and guidelines for teacher-student interaction, effective and practical Distance Learning platforms, technology hardware and software needs for students and teachers, etc.). Additionally, I would invite you to share any suggestions with us by utilizing the “COVID-19 School Closure Inquiries” section for input found on the cover page of the District’s website. We will consider all inquiries as we develop the expansion of our Distance Learning program over the next 10 business days in preparation for an April 20 start date (following Spring Break).

In the meantime, please continue to access and utilize our Learning Enrichment and Resource Network at . Additionally, please refer to the DEVICE / INTERNET REQUEST FORM sent to all parents (we understand that some families might need additional technology support as we continue this transition).

I look forward to updating you in the near future regarding next steps. I appreciate your continued support.

Thanks again for all that you’re doing for your kids.

Please take care,


Robert P. Taylor, Ed.D.


Walnut Valley Unified School District

An Update from WVUSD

Elementary, Middle, High School

Elementary School Science Textbook Preview

Elementary school teachers in the Walnut Valley Unified School District have completed an extensive review of science textbooks for kindergarten through 5th grades. Teachers at each grade level have piloted three state-adopted publications since the beginning of the school year. After a thorough examination of all materials, The Elementary School Science Textbook Committee has recommended the adoption of the following textbooks:

California Inspire Science (Grades Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

Published by McGraw Hill ,Copyright 2020

Interested parents are welcome to peruse the book using this link which will be active until March 31, 2020:

K-5 Inspire Science published by McGraw Hill:

Username: CAInspireStudent

Password: ExploreInspire19

Please submit confirmation that you have previewed the books by clicking HERE

The recommendation will go to the Board of Trustees on Wednesday, April 1, 2020.

Parent Technology Survey

Dear WVUSD Parent/Guardian,

Please take a moment to fill out the Device & Internet Request Form by clicking here: The purpose of this form is to gather information for planning purposes so that we may provide access to a device/internet for our students who do not have a device/internet at home. Please provide this information by Wednesday, April 1st, 2020. If you cannot fill out the form, please email me at or call the district office (909) 595-1261 with your information.

Thank you for your partnership!

Dr. Resma Byrne

Director of Educational Projects and Assessment

Walnut Valley Unified School District

909.595.1261 extension 31215


请花点时间填写电脑设备&互联网申请表,请点击此处:。 该表格的目的是收集信息,以方便计划提供电脑/互联网设备给需要的家庭。请在2020年4月1日 星期三之前提供此信息。 如果您不能填写此表,请发送电子邮件给我 : 或打电话到学区办公室(909) 595-1261 提供您的资讯给我们。


Dr. Resma Byrne



Show your Vejar School Spirit!

March 30

Sports/Fitness Challenge

March 31


April 1

Family FUN Run! Boosterthon National Family Fun Run program is streaming LIVE their Facebook page.

🏃April 1st: we’ll host a National Family Fun Run Day, where families can get active however they choose.

You are welcome to share this with your school families!

April 2

Culinary Arts: Cooking/Baking

April 3

Life Skills: Show what you know!

Students should use My Portal to access our applications

If you would like them to continue practicing our distract adopted reading and math activities, please click the following:

Benchmark Advance- practice units 1-6

Think Central- math activities

MyPortal Troubleshooting Video

Academic Resources Spotlight

As you continue this journey from home, some schedules may need to adjust from an hourly activity to categories such as "must do and can do" so kids have a choice and voice in planning the day according to the expectations in the home. Here are some resources that can outline those activities:

Enjoy these family friendly learning experiences by Amy Dujon!

Vejar Twitter is following these friends, join us for some fun lessons!

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Morning Messages are text every week day at 8am. If you are not receiving them, email

March 27 Morning Message
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