2023 - 2024 School Year Vol. 3
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Valley View Middle School
Dear Viking Families,
We hope this message finds you well and enjoying a wonderful weekend. As we anticipate the beginning of a new school year, we wanted to provide you with some important updates and information to ensure a smooth start for everyone. Our first day of school is scheduled for Thursday, August 10, and 1st period class will begin promptly at 8:00 AM.
Throughout the school year, you can expect to receive our weekly Viking News Update, which will be your source for information on the current week's events, announcements, and any changes to our schedule. We are committed to keeping you informed and engaged in your child's educational journey.
Should you ever need clarification or have questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to the Valley View main office. You can contact us at 805-520-6820, and our friendly staff will be more than happy to assist you. We are excited to have students back on campus and look forward to working together, to create a supportive and enriching environment for all our students.
Thank you for being a valued part of our Viking community. Here's to a successful and rewarding school year!
Principal, Valley View Middle School
AERIES - Data Conformation
Simi Valley Unified District will be utilizing the Aeries computer system again this year for your child’s academic progress, as well as health, contact information and communication. It is required that all families complete the data confirmation in the Aeries portal before school begins on Thursday, August 10, 2023.
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.
Student schedules will be avaible in Aeries on 8/9/23 at 5 PM
Where Everyone Belongs (W.E.B.)
W.E.B. is an orientation/transition program that welcomes incoming 6th and new 7th graders to Valley View Middle School. W.E.B. day is filled with activities, team building, making friends, touring the campus and more. Students should wear comfortable shoes and eat a breakfast or lunch depending on their W.E.B. Day time. No items needed so please do not have them bring anything...just themselves.
W.E.B. Day: Wednesday, August 9th
Event held in the GYM for STUDENTS ONLY
- Incoming 6th Graders from 8:30 - 11:00 AM
- Incoming 7th Graders from Noon - 2:30 PM
Questions? Email a W.E.B. Coordinator:
1st Day of School: Thursday, August 10, 2023
School Office Hours: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Student School Hours: 8:00 AM - 2:20PM (except Tues. 2:40 PM)
Dismissal Times for 7th Period Class: 3:35 PM (Mon., Wed. and Thurs.) & 3:30 PM on Tues.
NO 7th Period on Friday
Note: Supervision for students begins at 7:30 AM. For safety reasons, students should not be on campus before then.
1st Period Starts at 8:00 AM
NEED A LOCKER: If no locker number was assigned on your schedule, we are sorry. Please email Mr. Kiunke at email@example.com and in the subject line of the email type: NO LOCKER. Mr. Kiunke will assign you 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.
All returning SVUSD students were provided last year with school-issued devices to use throughout the school year, however if your child is new to our District a device will be issued to them on 8/10/23. These devices are an important tool that allow them to access online resources, complete assignments, and collaborate with their peers.
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 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.
Protect Your School-Issued Device: Coverage 8/10/23 - 8/9/24
Mark Your Calendar
More detailed information provided closer to event.
- 8/9: W.E.B. Day (see above for times)
- 8/10: 1st day of School
- 8/24: Picture Day
- 8/30: Back to School Night
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.
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.
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.