Valley View Patriot Newsletter

April 2021

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Dates to Remember:

April 2nd: Remote Learning Day for Students (no live sessions)

April 5th: Spring Break!

April 6th: Spring Break!

April 7th: Spring Break!

April 8th: Remote Learning Day for Students (no live sessions)

April 9th: Remote Learning Day for Students (no live sessions)

April 10th: PTO Spirit Night @ Chipotle from 4:00 - 8:00 PM

April 12th: School Resumes!

April 12th: Online Kindergarten Registration Begins on FamilyID

April 12th: PTO Meeting @ 6:00 PM

April 20th: Spring Picture Day (Brick and Click)

PTO Spirit Night @ Chipotle

We will be hosting a "Spirit Night" at Chipotle on Foxcroft Avenue (Martinsburg) on Saturday, April 10th from 4:00 - 8:00 PM. Directions for ordering online, or through the app, are shown below. All proceeds will benefit the students and staff at VVE through our Parent Teacher Organization!

The unique online ordering code is: J2BYHGF

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PTO Meeting

There is a PTO Meeting on 4/12 @ 6:00 PM on Zoom.

Meeting ID: 878 2382 5390

Passcode: VVEPTO

To join the meeting:

Pre-K Enrollment: 2021-2022

We’re glad that you’ve chosen Berkeley County Schools to begin your student's educational journey.

The Berkeley County Schools’ Pre-K Program is designed to develop children's social and emotional growth by offering a range of experiences based on the WV Early Learning Standards. Pre-K offers a balance of activities, including active and quiet times, large and small group activities, center/choice times, indoor and outdoor gross motor times, and child-initiated and teacher-planned activities.

We look forward to meeting the newest member of our learning family!

Click here to get started today …

After submitting an application, your information will be reviewed by staff to ensure that it has met all enrollment criteria. During the review process, you may receive email updates at the email address you provided to keep you informed of the application’s status.

Depending on the status of your application, you may receive one or more online registration status updates via email.

If you have any questions, please contact the Pre-K Program Offices at: 304-267-3555.

Kindergarten Registration: 2021-2022

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

Tardies and Early Dismissals for Students

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!

Spring Break

We have made it through approximately 7 weeks of consistent in-person learning! It has been wonderful having our brick students back full-time, and we are seeing a ton of academic progress. In order to allow continued operations, it is important that our staff and our families continue to exercise caution and follow safety protocols to keep our Valley View community safe. Although BCS will not go to remote learning as a whole, we still have the option to close down individual classrooms, or the entire school, if there is a COVID outbreak.

We know that many families are planning to travel over the break. We encourage you to use caution, and stay safe. Upon returning from a trip, if anyone in your household becomes symptomatic - please keep your child home. Our school nurse will be happy to assist you in determining when it is safe for your child to return to school.

We appreciate your attention to safety so that we can finish the school year strong!

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).

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.

Attendance Requirements: Remote Days

On remote learning days, student engagement is still required. Our teachers will post pre-recorded videos and/or assignments that are due by 11:59 PM that day. If students do not watch the videos, or turn in the required assignments, they will be marked ABSENT on the designated remote learning days.

We appreciate the familial support and cooperation to keep our students engaged during instructional days from home.

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: