Eagle Update

For the families of YVES

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Principal's Message

Dear YVES Families,

As we achieve mid-year, and on to 2023, I want to thank you for choosing Ygnacio Valley Elementary School for your child's education.

My many first impressions still remain; YVES has the greatest staff and students in MDUSD. It is a pleasure supporting the endeavor of college and career.

As we move forward, one of my goals is to increase our family engagement activities, workshops, and events.

If you ever have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely Yours,

Gil Armenta



Intradistrict Transfer Information

Intradistrict transfers are for students who reside inside the MDUSD boundaries requesting to transfer to another MDUSD school.

Elementary Grades K-5 (including Dual Language Program transfer requests):

February 10, 2023 - April 1, 2023

For a complete list of Dual Language schools and more information on the program requirements visit our English Learners webpage.

For more information, criteria for transfer selection, and the appeal process for MDUSD intradistrict transfers, please click here.

Full Day Kindergarten

Dear Eagle Families,

Ygnacio Valley Elementary School is considering moving to a full day Kindergarten program in the Fall of 2023.

We are eager to hear your opinion using the following survey link:

Decades of research demonstrate that an early and strong foundation for learning matters. Children who have effective learning opportunities in Kindergarten have an advantage in school and in life over children who do not, especially children with adverse early childhood experiences. We are eager to provide all children with the opportunity to participate in a full day of Kindergarten to ensure students thrive throughout their academic career.

Your feedback is appreciated.

English Learners Advisory Council (ELAC)

Dear Families of English Learners,

Please join us virtually on January 20 at 9:00 AM for our next ELAC meeting.

Zoom Information:
Meeting host: armentag@mdusd.org
Join Zoom Meeting:

Agenda here

School Site Council (SSC)

Dear YVES Families,
Please join us virtually on January 20 at 5:30 PM for our next SSC meeting.

Zoon Information:

Meeting host: armentag@mdusd.org
Join Zoom Meeting:

Agenda here

Parent Teacher Association Meeting

Dear Parents and Friends of YVES,

Please join us virtually on Jan 24 at 6:00 PM for our next PTA meeting.

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 875 686 1846

Passcode: D87HUf

Kindergarten Registration 2023-2024

We will begin early registration for YVES' English-Only and Dual-Language Kindergarten classes.

Please come to the main office to register. You can also email Principal Armenta: armentag@mdusd.org

YVES Safety Procedures Reminders

Student Drop Off & Pick Up Friendly Reminders

  • Regardless of your student's grade level, when dropping your student(s) off by car, please drive forward at the drop-off/pick-up area.
  • Please remember to drive slowly and safely in and around campus
  • Please be patient. Thank you for showing grace and being respectful to your fellow YVES families
  • Thank you for yielding to our students and families that use the crosswalks in and around the YVES campus.

Do you have internet access at your residence?

If you DO NOT have internet access please contact the YVES office at (925) 682-9336 or email Principal Armenta (armentag@mdusd.org) as soon as possible, so that we can provide you information about receiving free Wifi.

Menu Information

Please click HERE for the MDUSD Food and Nutrition information, as well as the breakfast and lunch menu.

District breakfasts/brunches & lunches are currently FREE to ALL MDUSD students

COVID Information

Help us keep COVID out of YVES!

If your student has symptoms, please keep them home. EVEN if you don't think it is COVID. Please click HERE for MDUSD COVID information

Symptomatic students, teachers, and staff must quarantine at home, regardless of their vaccination status (even if fully vaccinated), masking, or recent COVID infection history.

Ygnacio Valley Elementary School Attendance Hotline

YVES Attendance Hotline

Mirna Madrazo, Attendance


Ext 85502

Ygnacio Valley Elementary Contact Information

Thank you to our office staff:

  • Gil Armenta, Principal (Ext 85500)
  • Renee Terry, Office Manager (Ext 85501
  • Mirna Madrazo, Secretary (Ext 85502)
  • Connie Humphrey, Community Liaison (Ext 85504)

We could not operate without you!