October 14 - School Site Council Meeting
October 18 - Soul Shoppe Parent Night 6:30 (movie for students)
October 28 - Carnoween
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!
The California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress, or CAASPP, is the state’s academic testing program. CAASPP is a system intended to provide information that can be used to monitor student progress and ensure that all students leave high school ready for college and career. CAASPP includes computer adaptive assessments in English-Language Arts and mathematics for students in grades 3-8, and 11 and paper-based tests in science for students in grades 5, 8 and 10.
This year, at Hidden Valley Elementary School, the testing dates are as follows:
Are you interested in helping your child do his or her best? See this parent checklist, Five Ways You Can Be Prepared to Help Your Child.
Would you like to know more about the CAASPP and Smarter Balanced Assessments? See this Parents Guide to the Smarter Balanced Assessments: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/ca/documents/sbparentgde35.pdf
Finally, for more information about testing options for your student, please visit the Assessment, Research and Evaluation tab of the Mt. Diablo Unified School District webpage at http://www.mdusd.org/departments/r-n-e/CAASPP.
Principal's October Newsletter
Dear Hidden Valley Parents & Guardians,
As we begin the month of October, and look forward to Halloween, it’s a great time to have fun and celebrate scary things like ghosts, goblins, and monsters. At the same time, we want all children to feel a sense of safety and security so they can enjoy school, and learn to their full potential. At Hidden Valley, the physical and emotional safety of our students is our highest priority. We know that when children feel safe, they learn at their highest levels. Research shows that when we lose our sense of safety, learning is significantly diminished.
As part of the effort to keep all children safe, parents can help out in the following ways:
ed1stop is an award winning Web portal service that provides access to both subscription-based services and free educational Web sites. These resources have been selected to help teachers and students meet state standards. Please check with your teacher for login information.