Providing your child with the most appropriate classroom placement in order to maximize learning opportunities is valued at Hidden Valley. Parents are an important source of information and a part of this process. Parents have the opportunity to give the staff input about next year's class placement using our "Student Information Forms."
The Student Information Form is meant to provide information about the style of teaching that you believe would be most beneficial for your child. It is not meant for requesting a specific teacher. Your child's current teacher and grade level team will have access to the form that you turn in. You are welcome to provide any positive comments about what has worked well for your child. Any forms with disparaging comments and/or specific requests for teachers will not be passed on for consideration.
These forms will be available in the office starting Monday, April 10th. They need to be returned to the office no later than Friday, April 21st to be considered.
If you would like to volunteer to work in your child's classroom, you must be fingerprinted with Mt. Diablo Unified School District. Please click here to access their webpage.
You may report your child's absences (Mrs. Robertson) as follows:
Please report your child's name, teacher, date of absence, and your name and relationship to the child.
District policy states that absences must be cleared within 72 hours or will remain unexcused.
We would appreciate your feedback and suggestions as we continue to update Hidden Valley's website. What would you find helpful to have on our new site? Have you found broken links, or pages with problems? Please send an e-mail to us with your ideas. Thanks!
Change of Address
If you move from your current address, please come into the school office to complete a Change of Address form. Please bring verification with you of your new address. If you move out of our district and would like your student to stay at Hidden Valley, you have two weeks to obtain a release from the new district.
Principal's April Newsletter
Dear Hidden Valley Learning Community,
Welcome to April! I hope you enjoyed the extra time you had with your child(ren) during Spring Break.
April is Autism Awareness Month! Hidden Valley will celebrate Autism Awareness Day on Tuesday, April 25th. The day will include stations that will provide students with opportunities to use occupational therapy equipment, assistive technology, and participate in other activities designed to help raise awareness about Autism. Each Wednesday everyone is encouraged to “Light It Up Blue” by wearing as much blue as possible as a show of support for those who have been affected by Autism.
The Hidden Valley staff and I have noticed that a number of students are not bringing healthy snacks to school. To help your child stay focused and to improve concentration, it is important to be sure s/he has a healthy and peanut and tree nut free snack each day. Some examples of healthy snacks include the following: fresh fruit and vegetables, cheese sticks, hard-boiled eggs, hummus, pretzels, raisins, Nutri-Grain bars, Graham crackers, Goldfish crackers, and sandwiches with tuna, egg salad, chicken, cheese, etc.
I would also like to share two important announcements from our Food Services Manager and our Attendance Secretary:
From Food Services Manager, Shelley Carmichael:
Please be aware that after April 15th the cafeteria will no longer be letting students charge any breakfasts or lunches. You may PREPAY a credit on your students account, by either check or cash on site, or by credit card online with the My School Bucks program. You can also sign up for email notices at myschoolbucks.com to receive email notices when your child’s account is running low.
From Attendance Secretary, Lorie Robertson:
If you plan to have your child out of school for five or more days, you may ask for an Independent Study Contract. Teachers must have ten or more days advance notice in order to provide schoolwork for you child. Once you have let your child’s teacher know, please see Ms. Robertson right away so she can write up the Independent Study Contract. For complete information about Independent Study Contracts, please see page 10 in the Parent-Student Handbook.
Thank you for entrusting us with your child or children. Our goal is to help all students reach their full potential. We appreciate all you do to support your child’s success at Hidden Valley.
March 31-April 7 spring break
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