Valley View Patriot Newsletter

May 2021

Dates to Remember:

May 3rd - May 7th: πŸŽ‰ Teacher Appreciation Week! πŸŽ‰

May 3rd: Interim Grades Available in Schoology (1st/2nd grade)

May 3rd: STAR Testing Begins (K, 1st and 2nd Grades)

May 5th: Remote Learning Day (no BRICK students)

May 5th: Kindergarten Open House (by appointment only)

May 10th: PTO Meeting @ 6:00 PM

May 21st: LAST DAY to register for BCS Summer SOLE Program

May 25th: Technology Collection for Pre-K Students

May 26th: Technology Collection Day/Yearbook Pick-Up for Kindergarten CLICK Students

May 27th: Technology Collection Day/Yearbook Pick-Up for 1st Grade CLICK Students

May 28th: Technology Collection Day/Yearbook Pick-Up for 2nd Grade CLICK Students

May 28th: Last Day for Pre-K Students

May 31st: Memorial Day: NO SCHOOL

June 1st: Technology Collection Day: Kindergarten & 1st Grade BRICK Students

June 2nd: Technology Collection Day: Second Grade BRICK Students


June 3rd: Any outstanding technology should be dropped off & parents will need to pickup any student medications

June 4th: Last Day for Teachers (Admin will continue to work in the building)

June 4th: Last day to drop-off any outstanding technology before it is marked as "missing."

Technology Collection Schedule

All devices distributed at the beginning of the school year are property of Berkeley County Schools and will need to be collected. We are asking parents to make note of the following days designated for collection of BCS items. Any items that are not returned will be reported as "missing" and parents are responsible for their safe return.

  • Tuesday, May 25th: Pre-K BRICK
  • Wednesday, May 26th: Kindergarten CLICK (between 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM)
  • Thursday, May 27th: 1st Grade CLICK (between 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM)
  • Friday, May 28th: 2nd Grade CLICK (between 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM)
  • Tuesday, June 1st: Kindergarten & 1st Grade BRICK
  • Wednesday, June 2nd: 2nd Grade BRICK
  • Thursday, June 3rd: any outstanding items (between 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM)
  • Friday, June 4th: any outstanding items (between 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM)

Items to Be Collected:

β€’ iPads (with cases)

β€’ Chargers (bricks & cords)

β€’ Hotspots (if applicable)

β€’ Stylus (if applicable)

β€’ Any additional items requested by the homeroom teachers

*Parents will be charged for any iPads, cases, chargers, or hotspots that are not returned. Hotspots and iPads will be disabled when marked as missing.


Yearbooks have arrived! The BRICK kids will bring their yearbooks home on April 30th. CLICK students will be able to pick-up their yearbooks when they return their devices.

There are a limited number of extra books available for purchase at $15 each. You may send in cash or check payable to Valley View Elementary School. Please call Mrs. Legates at (304) 229-1970 if you would like to purchase a yearbook. They are available on a first come, first serve basis.

Spring Pictures

We have been notified by Strawbridge that student proofs should be arriving in the next couple of weeks. The proofs will contain a code unique for your child, which you will then use to purchase photos online if desired. We will send out a message once they arrive!
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BCS Summer SOLE Registration Open

Designed to meet learners where they are, the BCS Summer of Learning & Engagement Program will open June 14 - July 22, 2021.

The BCS SOLE Program will provide learning opportunities related to literacy, English language arts (ELA), math and social and emotional learning that are inclusive and effective for all students.

Through hands-on learning, students will gain experiences promoting independent thinking and problem-solving skills. The goal of this program seeks to target learning loss caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Complete the following form to register a student for the BCS SOLE Program. Any registered student will be eligible for any part of the six-week program June 14 - July 22.


- BCS Summer programming will run Monday - Thursday

- Only students who are completely enrolled in Berkeley County Schools for 2021-22 can register.

- Following the close of registration, staff will contact families with location/transportation details.

To register, please click here for more information:

Kindergarten Registration: 2021-2022 School Year

Berkeley County Schools will launch kindergarten registration on April 12th. Please visit the BCS website for more details:

Tardies/Early Dismissals

Our doors open for students at 8:50 AM, and instruction begins at 9:20 AM daily. Dismissal begins at 2:45 PM. Due to the already shortened school day, and many days of lost instructional time, please try and avoid late drop-offs and early dismissals for your child as much as possible. We certainly understand that appointments are a priority, and many have been made months in advance. However, we want our students to be exposed to as much consistency as possible at this point, and tardies and early dismissals can certainly disrupt that process during an already difficult school year.

Additionally, adults are not permitted entry into our school at this point due to COVID restrictions. Please call the main office at (304) 229-1970 if you are dropping off late or picking up early. Thank you for your cooperation!

Health & Wellness

  • If your child will not be in school, you must call the Main Office to report the absence (304-229-1970).

  • If your child is experiencing COVID like symptoms, please report those to Administration or the School Nurse (even on remote days).

  • If someone in your house tests positive for COVID, please report that to Administration or the School Nurse (even on remote days).

  • If you are waiting for COVID testing results, please report that to Administration or the School Nurse (even on remote days). Your child cannot come to school while awaiting their own test results!

Thank you for keeping our community safe!

Automatic Attendance Calls

Berkeley County Schools has resumed automated attendance calling for absent students. If your child is marked absent, you will receive a phone call starting at 11:00 AM.

Staff Contact Information

If you need to contact us, please call the office at 304.229.1970 or email the following personnel:

- Mr. Sherrard, Principal:

- Ms. Ematrudo, Assistant Principal:

- Mr. Sorg, School Counselor:

- Mrs. Cherry, Attendance Secretary/Registrar:

- Mrs. Legates, Financial Secretary:

- Mrs. Renner, School Nurse: