Dear Valley View Parents and Families,
Our first month of school is completed. Last month we welcomed students back to Valley View for full-time in-person instruction for the first time in a year and a half. Students have also participated in clubs and after school sports. It was good for our staff, our students, and our families to have students back at school full-time.
Thankfully, we have also had a safe start to our school year. We have had very few students with COVID at Valley View. Please continue to help your students monitor their health and do not send them to school if they are not feeling well. You can use the “You Are Sick, Now What?” or “Return to School Flowchart” documents that are in this newsletter as well as posted to our website as guidance for return to school. Contact our main office if you have any questions.
As we begin the month of October, students will be entering a more normal pattern of work. Our staff has spent much of September teaching students academic habits and building relationships. While entering this new phase of more normal school, we will be assessing our students’ needs and responding to them. Teachers will be giving students classroom-based academic assessments, and we also have some State and District-wide assessments scheduled for October and early November.
Here are a few upcoming dates for those assessments:
· Healthy Youth Survey (October 13th) – Will be given in History classes. It is an assessment that is given every other year to assess trends and patterns of behavior over time. Information from the survey is used to guide policy and programs that serve youth. This assessment will be given to eighth graders this year.
· Panorama Survey (October 19th) – Will be given in Viking Period. This is an assessment of how students at Valley View feel about their competency in classes, their safety at school, how connected to school they feel, and what their general feelings about being a student at Valley View are. We will use this information to determine how to better support our students.
· Fall SBA (early November) – This assessment is a much shorter version of the assessment that students missed in the spring, (only one class period for math and one class period for language arts). More information will be coming out about this in future communications.
Thank you for your support as we continue progressing through the school year. We are so glad to have students back at school. Let us know if you have any questions.
Assistant Principal (Last Names A-K)
Assistant Principal (Last Names L-Z)
If a student or staff member is not feeling well and has any symptoms of illness, even mild ones, please stay home. Symptoms could include cough, sore throat, fever, fatigue, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, or loss of taste or smell. One symptom is enough to warrant staying home as a precaution. We know it can be frustrating to stay home with mild symptoms. Children get sniffles, a cough, or upset stomach from time to time, and this is usually not cause for alarm. But this pandemic is the time for extra caution, and all students and staff should stay home even if symptoms are mild. If a student or staff member with symptoms does go to school, or if they start having symptoms while they are at school, expect they will be isolated and sent home as soon as possible. This means an ill student would likely be asked to wait in a dedicated room where they are not near others until a parent/guardian arrives to take them home. Students who are ill or are symptomatic should be picked up within 30 minutes of parents/guardians being contacted.
Class A symptoms:
- Fever (defined as subjective or 100.4 F or higher)
- Loss of sense of taste and/or smell
- Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing
Class B symptoms:
- Muscle or body aches
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
- Diarrhea (defined as 2 or more loose stool in 24 hours)
Upon returning home
The information in this section only pertains to those individuals who are not a confirmed close contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19:
- If the student or staff member is tested for COVID-19 (physician-, lab-, pharmacy- or clinic-confirmed test) and the results are negative, they may return to school once their symptoms have improved, and they’ve been fever-free for at least 24 hours. Anyone with symptoms is encouraged to get tested.
- If a student or staff member has symptoms but is not tested for COVID-19, they must remain home according to the timelines below and at least 24 hours after fever is gone and symptoms have improved:
- 1 class A symptom of any duration = 10-day quarantine
- 2 class B symptoms of any duration = 10-day quarantine
- 1 class B symptom lasting more than 24 hours = 10-day quarantine
- Those who have symptoms but have not tested for COVID-19 and are not close contacts of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, may obtain a medical professional’s note clearing them for return. The medical professional’s note must be based on the individual’s established medical history or must include an alternative lab-confirmed diagnosis.
If you receive notification that your child was absent from a class in error, please contact that specific teacher.
If your child is out due to illness please be aware of current SSD Covid policies.
Teachers are posting their assignments to Canvas accounts for students to access 24/7. Your child should check their Canvas accounts if absent to see what they are missing and what might be due.
Calendar and Events
Healthy Youth Survey
- Wednesday, Oct. 13
- 8th graders only, administered in History classes
Mid-Term First Quarter
- Friday, October 15
- Tuesday, October 19
- Administered in Viking Period
Final Picture Re-take Day
- Tuesday, October 26
- October 25-29
Important 2021-2022 school year dates
- Thursday, November 11, 2021 - Veterans Day (no school)
- Wednesday, November 24, 2021 - Half-day early release
- Thursday, November 25-Friday, November 26, 2021 - Thanksgiving Break (no school)
- Friday, December 17, 2021 - Half-day early release
- Monday, December 20-Friday, December 31, 2021 - Winter Break (no school)
- Monday, January 17, 2022 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day (no school)
- Friday, February 18-Monday, February 21, 2022 - Mid-Winter Break (no school)
- Monday, April 4-Friday, April 8, 2022 - Spring Break (no school)
- Monday, May 30, 2022 - Memorial Day (no school)
2021-2022 Fall Sports/Season 2-begins early November
Boys Basketball and Girls Volleyball
Students planning on turning out for sports need to do the following:
Complete a sports physical
Turn it in to Mrs. Walker in the main office
Please make sure the physician completes their portion and signs it
Physicals are good for 24 months from date of exam
Complete online packet through RankOne Sports - See link below
Purchase an ASB card
Pay the $50 per sport participation fee per sport after tryouts and before the first game
There is a maximum $100 per year, per student
Athletic fees can be waived for students on free and reduced lunch – please provide a copy of the free/reduced lunch letter to Mrs. Dalrymple
Refunds will not be provided after the first contest
Sign ups will be posted outside of the main office in late October.
Spirit week is coming!
- Monday, October 25- Neon Day
- Tuesday, October 26- Decade Day
- Wednesday, October 27- Pink Day (In honor of Breast Cancer Month)
- Thursday, October 28- Denim Day
- Friday, October 29- Flannel Day
Did you order Spirit Wear?
Thank you to families who ordered Spirit Wear – we love your school spirit! For families who requested their Spirit Wear orders be sent to the school, we regret that we are not able to do school delivery this year. These orders should be available for pick-up at the Streamline building at 1910 Bickford Ave Suite H, Snohomish. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes! To fix this problem for the future, Streamline will be removing the ‘deliver to school’ option. If you have questions about your order, please contact Streamline at 360-243-3949 or email@example.com.
You can contribute photos to our yearbook.
Valley view families!! If you take a picture of one of our students at a sporting event or a club or anything that would make a good yearbook photo, use the the link below to submit it.
Thank you. Any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Clubs Available
Have you bought your yearbook yet?
Updates and Things to Note
Agendas: Students will not be required to purchase agendas. Thank you to the Parent Club for providing all students with an agenda and school handbook. Students were given their agendas on September 21. If your student was absent or never received theirs, please have them request one from the main office.
PE clothing: Uniforms are not required. Students will be required to wear school appropriate tennis shoes, t-shirts, sweatshirts/sweats, or shorts. Viking Wear can be purchased from the VV Parent Club, go to their website for details. https://www.vvmspc.org/
Medication at school: If your child needs to take a prescription medication at school, you must have a SSD form signed by your doctor. See link below.
Valley View Parent Club
Did you sign-up to volunteer with our Parent Club?
Thank you to all of those who signed up to volunteer for Parent Club through our website or at Viking Days! We really appreciate your interest, even though we don’t know exactly what to expect this school year. We’ve sent a communication out from the VVMSPC email with some info on upcoming events. Please check your spam or junk mail folder if you did not receive anything. If you still do not see anything from us, please reach out to email@example.com so we can check our list and get you added.
WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students)
- Come volunteer and keep our school safe
- All are welcome, dads, moms, uncles, grandfathers, etc.
- Information provided in Main Office and Curriculum Night
Student Last Names L-Z
Assistant Principal (Interim)
Student Last Names A-K
Main Office Secretary/Athletics
Last Names A-K
Last Names L-Z
Notice of Non-Discrimination
The Snohomish School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator, Title IX Coordinator and ADA – Darryl Pernat, 1601 Avenue D, Snohomish, WA 98290, 360-563-7285, firstname.lastname@example.org; Section 504 Coordinator and Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying – Shawn Stevenson, 1601 Avenue D, Snohomish, WA 98290, 360-563-7282, email@example.com.