Valley View Elementary

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School-Wide Policies

School-Wide Policies

Grading Policy:

Grading policy and procedures have changed with the implementation of standards based report cards in grades K-5. Students are graded according to their individual ability as determined by their progress or achievement. All students and their parents receive communication regarding their work/study habits, progress, and ability levels through parent conference(s), on trimester report cards, and progress notes.

Retention Policy:

If the school or the parents consider the possibility of retention in a grade for another year, notification of the proposed retention and the reasons why will be given according to the district retention policy. Prior to the final decision, a meeting will be held with the parents, teachers, and administrators. It is extremely important that any concerns be communicated very early in the school year so that remediation can be pursued and the student's progress monitored.

Lunches:

We encourage our students to eat a well-balanced lunch each day. Milk is available for purchase during lunch. Hot lunches are available for purchase on a weekly ($11.25) or a daily basis ($2.50). Forgotten lunches may be left in the office for student pick-up during recess or in the cafeteria during lunch. Noon supervisors will pick up late lunches from the office at 11:00 a.m. and take to lunch area.

We do not encourage students to charge their lunches. Student forgetting or losing their money, however, may charge up to $6.75. A notice of charges will be sent home when the account is seriously overdrawn. Students who have accounts exceeding $6.75 will not be allowed to charge until the account is paid. Please let the office know if you need financial assistance in this area.


Lost and Found:

Our lost and found box is located in the multi-purpose room. Please try and mark your child’s clothing before they wear it to school. Each year we collect a large amount of unclaimed items which are simply left at school. If your child loses an article or item, please check the lost and found box first. Thank you for your help and support. All unclaimed lost and found items will be given to a local charity at the end of each trimester.

Lost or Damaged Books:

Students are responsible for the cost of replacing all lost or damaged texts and library books. Please help your child(ren) develop a sense of pride in their school materials which encourages them to take care of the items.

Toys:

Radios, skate boards, trading cards, walkman, etc., are not allowed at school. These items can be disruptive in and out of class and many times they get lost or damaged. We do not want students upset due to the lose or damage of an expensive item. Please help us enforce this policy. Primary students need the permission of their instructors before bringing such items to school for sharing.

Inclement Weather:

During inclement weather, students arriving at school in the morning will go into the Multi-Purpose Room (MPR). Supervision will be available. We ask that students not stand in the rain waiting for the bells to ring. During inclement weather students will eat in the MPR and be dismissed to their classrooms.

School Safety Procedures:

Valley View conducts regular safety drills for students and staff. These drills include: fire drills, earthquake drills, and safety “lock-down of classroom” drills.

A Safe-School Binder, which contains the school safety plan, is available for parent review in the school office.

Pleasanton Unified School District’s “Nondiscrimination, Sexual Harassment , and Complaint Procedures” are included in this handbook.

Electrical Energy Crisis - Rolling Blackouts:

During a rolling blackout, students will not be dismissed and our schedule will remain the same. The safest place for students during a blackout within the school hours is at school.

Our newly remodeled building allows for the sunlight to help illuminate the classrooms. Our teachers are prepared in an event we experience a rolling blackout. For your information, our emergency evacuation system has a four hour battery back up. We will be able to safely evacuate our school should an emergency occur during a blackout.