2023 - 2024 School Year Vol. 3
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A Fantastic Start to the School Year!
Dear Viking Families,
It was a great start to the school year! The energy and enthusiasm from students, parents, and staff have set a positive tone for the weeks ahead. It has been wonderful to connect with so many of you during morning drop-offs and afternoon pick-ups. Additionally, spending time with the students during passing periods and lunch has given us a chance to see their vibrant personalities and engage in meaningful conversations.
Thank you for being such a vital part of our school community. Your involvement and partnership make all the difference in creating an enriching and supportive learning environment for our students. Here's to a fantastic year filled with growth, learning, and memorable moments!
Principal, Valley View Middle School
Tuesday - Late Start Reminder: School Starts at 9:05 AM
On Tuesdays - Late start days, school starts at 9:05 AM. Students dropped off before 8:30 AM will need to report to the MPR/Cafeteria. Breakfast will be available to students as usual and students will also be able to study, work on assignments, and socialize with friends. Dismissal from the MPR/Cafeteria will be at 8:30 AM.
Back to School Night: Wednesday, 8/30/23
This night is a parent-only event so you will have the opportunity to visit all your child's classrooms, meet their teachers, and learn about each class they are enrolled in.
- Food Trucks from 5:00 - 6:00 PM Pending Permits - More info to come closer to the event.
PTSA Association Meeting at 5:15 PM - Outside Amphitheater
Welcome at 5:45 PM - Outside Amphitheater
Attend Classes: 6:00 - 7:55 PM - Students will bring home their schedule for you to follow for this evening event. Each class will be 10 minutes long with a 5-minute passing period between each class.
AERIES - Data Conformation
If you have not done so already, please be sure to log into AERIES and complete all your updates for this school year. This includes phone numbers, emergency contacts, and other SVUSD parent permission for students.
NOTE: When updating contact information, it would be helpful to use a cell phone number as the primary number. This will allow you to receive the text messages the school sends out. If you need assistance logging into the Aeries Parent Portal, please call our main office at 805-520-6820.
To ensure that your child's school-issued device stays in good condition and is able to serve them throughout the remainder of their time with SVUSD, it's important that students take proper care of it. One of the easiest and most effective ways to do this is by using the provided protective case. All school-issued devices come with a case to help prevent scratches, dents, and other damage that can occur from everyday use.
Parents please check-in with your child and make sure they are consistently using their case on their school-issued device as well as taking care of their device. School-issued devices should not be written/drawn on or have stickers all over them. Please avoid exposing it to extreme temperatures or moisture.
By taking these simple steps, your child can help ensure that their school-issued device stays in good condition and continues to serve them throughout their academic journey. Devices damaged maliciously or due to improper use/care will be charged to replace it. Thank you for your help and for reminding your child of the importance to take proper care of their school-issued device.
Protect Your Child's School Device: Please review the insurance coverage plan below for protecting your child's school-issued device. If you have any questions, please reach out to the company directly at 888-978-3515. Protection plans need to be renewed at the beginning of each school year. The deadline for current students to enroll in this optional protection plan for district-issued laptops is September 20, 2023.
Protect Your School-Issued Device:
Coverage from 8/10/23 - 8/9/24
Mark Your Calendar
More detailed information provided closer to event.
- 8/18: Viking Spirit Day (Wear your Viking Shirt)
- 8/24: Picture Day
- 8/25: Viking Spirit Day (Wear your Viking Shirt)
- 8/28: Step-It-Up School Fundraiser Begins
- 8/30: Back to School Night
- 9/1: Early Dismissal @ 12:30 PM & Viking Spirit Day (Wear your Viking Shirt)
- 9/4: No School - Labor Day
- 9/8: Viking Spirit Day (Wear your Viking Shirt)
- 9/15: Pupil Free Day - Staff Development
- 9/22: Viking Spirit Day (Wear your Viking Shirt)
- 9/25: No School - Yom Kippur
- 9/29: Make-up Picture Day
- 10/2: Fundraiser Reward - Day of Awesomeness
- 10/5: Fall Concert @ 7 PM
- 10/6: Viking Spirit Day (Wear your Viking Shirt)
- 10/13: No School
- 10/19: Great California ShakeOut Disaster Drill
- 10/20: Viking Spirit Day (Wear your Viking Shirt)
- 10/27: Viking Spirit Day (Wear your Viking Shirt)
- 10/31: Costume Contest (Remember costumes must be school appropriate & no weapons)
NEED A LOCKER: If your child does not have a locker assigned to them, please email Mr. Kiunke at email@example.com and in the subject line of the email type: NO LOCKER. Mr. Kiunke will assign them a locker and email you back.
Have a locker BUT want to Request for a Different one: Once all students have been assigned a locker, they will be given an opportunity in their Homeroom class to complete a change of locker request form (Link will be provided to students starting August 28th).
Why a Dress Code?
The purpose of a dress code is not to discourage individual expression! It is because there is a strong relationship between good dress habits, good work habits, and proper school behavior. There are MANY dress-up days available to participate in throughout the school year. Please review the student agenda book for specific detailed information. Parents… we ask that you help monitor your child’s dress! Our dress code is only as strong as the parent support we have!
Parking Lot Drop-Off and Pick-Up
Thank you all in advance for your patience the first few weeks as families get accustom to our drop-off & pick-up procedures. Please review the picture below for the proper flow of traffic in the parking lot. We ask that you pull all the way forward before stopping. This helps to alleviate the flow of traffic on Tapo Street. The schools back gates are open before and after school for additional drop-off and pick-up on Walnut & Township.
YEARBOOKS are for purchase for our 2023-2024 school year. Purchase one NOW to secure the BEST price of the year.
- Buy a yearbook at www.jostens.com for $75 Orientation Offer: 8/1/23 - 8/20/23
- $10 to Personalize the student's name engraved on the cover; $5 for an emoji icon engraved on cover
- Submit Yearbook Photos Using Form Link before 10/1/23: https://forms.gle/eDKrPrQ5ay5VCJzG8 - See flyer below for more detailed information and yearbook photo requests.
Join Valley View's PTSA
It's Back to School Time
Let's make 2023/2024 the best school year ever! Start now and join other parents, teachers, staff and students working together to make our school the best it can be. Click on the link to join today.
We are looking to fill all elected positions:
1st VP Programs
2nd VP Ways & Means
3rd VP Membership
Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in confirming your eligibility to run for office or have any questions.
SVUSD Breakfast & Lunch Program
SVUSD will continue to provide FREE meals for the 2023-2024 school year. One breakfast and lunch per day will be available to our Viking students at no charge.
The former "snack bar" windows will now only be open as an express lane and serving the following:
Mondays: Pizza (Cheese & Pepperoni)
Tuesdays: Breaded Chicken Filet Sandwiches (Plain & Spicy)
Wednesdays: Steakburgers (with & without cheese)
Thursdays: Chicken & Rice Bowls (alternating Orange and Teriyaki each week)
Fridays: Domino's Pizza (Cheese & Pepperoni)
Each "snack bar" window will serve the same item per day along with carrot sticks, sliced apples, and choice of milk for a National School Lunch Program compliant meal. All other lunch options will still be avaible for student through the cafeteria line. The a la carte/snacks like chips, cookies, water, etc. will no longer be offered at the "snack bar" windows. We will now offer these items on a cart, outside of the MPR/cafeteria next to the quad.
Menus can be found on SVUSD's Child Nutrition website, as well as additional information regarding the National School Lunch Program, nutrition facts, and general information/inquiries. All meals will be free for students (limited to one breakfast and one lunch). Students wanting an additional lunch or breakfast will be charged for the second meal: $4.25 (lunch) or $2.75 (breakfast).
ATTENDANCE is IMPORTANT
Good attendance equals improved school performance. Please call the office if your child is absent to avoid a truancy. (Absences that are not cleared within 5 days automatically turn to a truant.) Valley Views 24 Hour Attendance Line is 805-520-6820 option 2 or ext. 1320. Please avoid tardies for your child. It is very important to be at school on time as it enables classroom learning to be more effective.