Tahoe Valley Times

Keeping Up with the Thunderbirds

October 22, 2021 #weather #conferences

Another happy and busy week for our Thunderbirds! We started the week with snow and ended today with rain. Recess looks different at TV depending on the weather! Today lots of kids enjoyed dance parties on the blacktop at lunch. Snow angels are also so much fun! Kinder enjoyed indoor recess a few times this week.

Related to weather, it's helpful if kids come prepared with clothes for rain and snow - it was great to see so many boots and jackets this week! It also started raining today just after we started pickup. If it's pouring we will keep kids inside, but pickup goes pretty quickly now. A hood can help keep kids dry for that short time. Thank you!

Also, family conferences will be held the week of November 1st-5th. Teachers will be sending home signups - check those folders! Conferences may be via Zoom, in person, or by phone, depending on the teacher. Your teacher will provide specific times and information to you. Please contact your teacher directly if you have questions.

Have a great weekend!

Dates and Details

Looking Ahead

October 27th Fire Safety Assemblies (1st 10:05-10:30 and 3rd grade 9:30-10)

October 28th Squirm Performances by Second Grade - student assemblies 10 & 2

October 28th Thunderbird Lunches with the Principal - NEW!

October 29th Tahoe Valley Walk-a-Thon!

November 1st-5th Elementary Conference Week (minimum days) M/T/Th/Friday 1:05, Wednesday November 3rd is a 2:30 dismissal

In the Distance

November 11 No School in honor of Veterans Day

November 12 Professional Learning Day - No school for students

November 22-26 Thanksgiving Break

Updated LTUSD 2021-22 Calendar

Thunderbird Shout Outs

This week I would like to give a shout out to all of our amazing teachers! We have been spending every Wednesday collaborating about how to best meet the needs of our students to improve achievement for all. This week our teachers began planning for grade level wide differentiation blocks that will provide targeted instruction for every student K-5. Students will be shared across grade levels for small group instruction to provide support or challenge depending on each student's individual needs. Our teachers and intervention team have been hard at work gathering and analyzing data to prepare for rolling out these groups over the next few weeks.

I am so honored to work with such amazing teams!

Bell Schedule

We have a new bell schedule this year! School is now dismissed at 1:00 for TK & 3:30 K-5.

2021-22 Bell Schedule

Every Wednesday is also a minimum day for teacher collaboration.

Tahoe Valley Elementary School Hours
9:10 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. K-5
9:10 a.m. -1:00 p.m. TK

Wednesday Early Release
9:10 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. K-5
9:10 a.m. -12:30 p.m. TK

Minimum Day School Hours:
9:10 a.m. - 1:05 p.m. K-5
9:10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. TK

Safety Reminders

Masks Required Indoors

Just a reminder that masks are required indoors at all times regardless of vaccination status at all schools. If you need to come in the office for any reason, masks are required. We have masks available if you need one. (Masks are optional outdoors.)

At this time, volunteers are not allowed on campus.

If your child is not feeling well in the morning, please contact the office and do not send them to school.

Thank you for helping us stay safe!


Our all new Tahoe Valley Facebook page is UP! This is where you can find information and we will celebrate our students and school community! You can find us at: facebook.com/TVThunderbirds

You can check out some recess dance parties from today!

Communication is very important in any successful organization, and my goal is that families always feel well -informed about everything Tahoe Valley.

Also, as your principal, my door is always open. Please reach out if you have any questions or concerns. I appreciate your feedback and look forward to connecting this year!

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Community Announcements


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LTCC’s MATH TUTORING CLUB is back! Math tutoring for LTUSD students of all grade levels is offered Monday through Thursday 3:30-5:00pm (except during Thanksgiving week) on a drop-in basis, starting Monday October 11th and ending Thursday December 9th. The location of the tutoring will be in its usual location of past years - in the mezzanine area between the first and second floors of the main building of the college. This has been a very successful program for LTUSD students and we are very grateful for its return!

EL DORADO SMILES DENTAL VAN The El Dorado Smiles Dental Van will provide comprehensive dental care to children, in collaboration with El Dorado Schools including cleanings, X-rays, fluoride, sealants & complete oral exams. Most insurances including Medi-Cal/Denti-Cal are accepted. Sliding fee is available for those who qualify. After receiving a health history and consent form, a dental representative will contact you to schedule an appointment.

Flyer and Forms are linked HERE

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LTUSD Vision:

Discover & foster the unique talents and potential of all students