Ready for Report Cards- Math and English/Language Arts Companion Documents

On-line report cards were released after school on January 27th. Math and ELA (English/Language Arts) Companion Documents for each grade level can be found here. These explain in detail each skill target and what a grade assigned to each student demonstrates. View, print, or download yours here:

Math:

Kindergarten-Mathematics-Companion-Document_10_29

Fifth-Grade-Math11.10.15

Second-Grade-Companion-Document

Third-Grade-Companion-Document-Updated-Oct-25-2015

Fourth-Grade-Companion-Document-Updated-Oct-25-2015

Fifth-Grade-Math11.10.15

ELA:

KG ELA

First ELA

Second ELA

Third ELA

Fourth ELA

Fifth ELA

Report Cards Now Available! Do You Have Access?

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Report Cards have been released for the first semester of 2016-2017. Using our secure Power School system, you are now able to view, save, and print your student’s report cards. Using this method of delivery allows us to be more efficient with both our time and taxpayer resources.

Many of you already use Power School for maintaining a student lunch account. If you already do this, you are all set to access our new report card system. If you don’t have a Power School account, or if you have forgotten how to access the system, please call our office at 721-4436 for instructions and information. Only parents are allowed to create accounts to access the private and confidential information contained in Power School. When you call our office we’ll send home a unique access number and instructions that will allow you to access only your child’s information.

Parents and Guardians
You can take advantage of our
Text Messaging Service
Our school utilizes the SchoolMessenger system to deliver text messages, straight to your mobile phone with important information about events, school closings, safety alerts and more.
You can participate in this free service* just by sending a text message of “Y” or “Yes” to our school’s short code number, 68453.
You can also opt out of these messages at any time by simply replying to one of our messages with “Stop”.
SchoolMessenger is compliant with the Student Privacy PledgeTM, so you can rest assured that your information is safe and will never be given or sold to anyone.

Opt-In from your mobile phone now!

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School Calendar Changes

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The Albany County School District is making adjustments to our school calendar. Several school days have now been designated as ½ school days. These fall at key times to allow elementary teachers to collect and analyze student data in groups and to complete report cards and other school reports. Please plan ahead as most of these ½ days are not on our published school calendars. ½ days of school are scheduled on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, October 19th
  • Friday, November 4th
  • Friday, January 13th
  • Monday, February 20th
  • Friday, April 7th
  • Thursday, April 13th
  • Friday, May 26th
  • Thursday, June 1st

On each of these days school will be dismissed at 11:35 at Beitel and 11:20 at Valley View. A sack lunch will be available from our kitchen on those days before students are dismissed.

Attendance Matters

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Common sense tells us that kids who miss school miss opportunities to learn. Some absences are just unavoidable. But, how much is too much? New research tells us that missing an average of just two days a month makes a child much more likely to fail a subject or to not graduate from high school. This research also points out that parents often underestimate the effects of missing school. It’s in everyone’s interest that students are at school the vast majority of the time. Thank you for making attendance a priority at Valley View.

http://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/new-research-shows-nearly-half-american-parents-underestimate-harm-school-absences