Kindergarten Registration Already? YES! Starts April 15th!

Fall 2019 Kindergarten registration for all Albany County schools begins on Monday, April 15th! While families can register students any time after that date, we encourage registrations as early as possible. This allows our schools to plan well for the our new group of students. If you have friends or family that will be enrolling for fall 2019, please let them know that it helps everyone to register early.

Students who will be 5 years old on or before September 15th, 2019 are eligible for Kindergarten. Wyoming law does not allow for younger students. All you need to begin the registration process is a birth certificate and a current record of immunization. Immunizations must be up to date 30 days after the first day of school. Even if yours is incomplete now, we have several months to complete any needed shots.

We ask that families begin the registration process at their neighborhood school. If you wish to request a boundary exception to another location, that can be done at your neighborhood school as well. Please contact us at Beitel Elementary (721-4436) with ANY questions about this process at ANY time! We're happy to get you the information that you need.


Considering a Kindergarten Dual Language Classroom? Apply Here:

The Albany County School District offers Dual Language Immersion (DLI) programs with an English/Spanish mix at both Spring Creek and Indian Paintbrush elementary schools. Families of incoming Kindergarten students may apply for spaces in the DLI program now through April 2nd. On April 3rd, the school district will hold a lottery for openings at each site. 

The link below takes you to the Lottery Application. If you are chosen in the lottery you are not obligated to enroll in a DLI program. However, you likely will not be able to enroll without being part of the lottery.

Dual Langauge Immersion Lottery Application-2019-2020

 


Inside or Outside Recess?

When the weather turns colder Valley View starts to think about whether recess should happen indoors or outdoors. All schools in Albany County follow the same plan: When temperatures are zero or above, recess will be outside. Anything negative will be inside. Temperatures include the wind chill. At the Double-V we use a weather station right on our rooftop to give us neighborhood-specific temperatures. This data is often different information than what popular weather apps use. Those sources will use information from the Laramie Airport several miles outside of Laramie. A link to our weather station is posted here:

Valley View Weather

Please help your student to come to school dressed for the weather! We will be outside if zero or above and inside for any negative temperatures!


Have You Heard About the Hathaway Scholarship?

The Hathaway Scholarship makes a college education both affordable and possible for Wyoming high school graduates. It's an enormous benefit of being a resident of our great state. It's never too early to learn about the Hathaway Scholarship and the opportunities that it may bring to your family. Learn more at:

https://hathawayscholarship.org/


Learn More About Education in Wyoming

Wyoming Education Snapshot 2018

This snapshot includes an overview of the current goals of the WDE, information about the department’s initiatives, statistics about students and teachers, WY-TOPP information and results, and a list of the state’s achievements in education.


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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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