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Valhalla Elementary School

Parent Teacher Conference Week  December 10 - 21

Dismissal time: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 1:35pm

Wednesday Dismissal time: 1:00pm

Kindergarten schedule remains unchanged.

Dear Families of the Valhalla community,      

I am so honored to be the new principal of Valhalla Elementary.  I have felt so welcomed with open arms by you, the staff and our amazing students.  It is very important that we all stay connected and reflect on our love for students and learning to guide every decision that we take as a community.  Our school is a hidden gem. While it may seem tucked away in Pleasant Hill, it is no secret that Valhalla is a beloved school by anyone who has had the privilege to have benefitted from the hard work and dedication of the staff and families here. I myself am a Pleasant Hill resident of 15 years. I understand and value the importance of being connected to the community. My primary goal is to carry on the strong traditions and to support the rigorous learning environment that has been provided here as well as create some new traditions together as a new team.  Please don’t hesitate to come by and say hello. I hope to have the opportunity to meet every single one of you either on campus, as a volunteer, or at a school event. Thank you so much for all you do for your child and for the school. I’m so proud to be a Valhalla Viking.

 

Respectfully,

Lisa Keck

 

Reporting absences

Call 925-687-1700, between 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

*By writing a note 
*By e-mail 
 
Please report your child's name, grade and teacher, date of absence, the reason for the absence and your name and relationship to the child. 
 
District policy states that absences must be cleared within 72 hours after student returns to school. If no notification is received, the absence will be considered a truancy. 

Kindergarten Registration information for the 2018-2019 school year.

California Department of Education to view information about standards and test scores.

 

Please read all forms below with your students. 

DATES TO REMEMBER   

PARKING/DROP OFF/PICK UP 

SITE COUNCIL MEMBERS NEEDED

STUDENT DIRECTORY AD SPONSORSHIP  

STUDENT INFORMATION PROFILE

TRAFFIC PATTERN  & REMINDERS

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES & SIGN-UP SHEET         

 

 DONATE TO VALHALLA!

Events

December 

Wed., Dec. 5

5th Grade Walk-a-thon, 1-2pm (treat sale)

Mon., Dec. 10 - Dec. 21

Parent Teacher Conferences

1-5 School Dismissal 1:35pm, Wed 1:00pm

Kindergarten: no change

Wed., Dec. 12

Movie Day - Thor Hall 1:00 - 3:00pm  Cost: $10

Zootopia

Thur., Dec. 13

Winter Instrumental Concert, 7pm Thor Hall

Fri., Dec. 14

Holiday Coffee with Parents and Students, Thor Hall, 7:30am

Fri., Dec. 14

Square One Art arrives

Wed., Dec. 19

Movie Day - Thor Hall 1:15 - 3:15pm  Cost: $10

The Muppets Christmas Carol

Fri., Dec. 21

Last day of school before winter break

Dec. 24 - January 7

Winter Break

Tue., January 8

School Resumes

SCHOOL SCHEDULE

Regular Day Schedule

Kindergarten
Early Slip: 8:10 a.m. - 12 noon 
Late Slip: 9:55 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Grades 1-5
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays: 8:08 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Wednesdays: 8:08 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Visitors

Please remember that all visitors must check in at the school office between the hours of 8:20 a.m.-2:35 p.m. A "visitor" badge must be worn at all times. 

Constant Contact

TO:  MDUSD Community

FROM: Dr. Nellie Meyer, Superintendent

RE:  RECENT CA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION COURT ORDER

 

Dear Parent or Guardian:

I am emailing today, to make you aware of a recent court case in which the California Department of Education (CDE) has been ordered by the courts to release all student data that the CDE has collected on general and special students since January 1, 2008.  As a parent/guardian you have the right to object to the disclosure of your child’s protected personal information and records by notifying the court in writing by April 1, 2016.  To notify the courts, download the Objection to Disclosure of Student Information and Records form on the CDE website: and mail it to the court by April, 1, 2016.  (The return address and instructions are on the bottom of the form.)

Mt. Diablo Unified School District was not involved in the lawsuit, nor is it the subject of any of the suit’s allegations.  Mt. Diablo Unified School District is not involved in this release of data, nor in the collection of the Objection forms.   Also of note, Mt. Diablo Unified School District does not identify students by social security numbers; instead, Mt. Diablo Unified School District uses a state-issued unique student identification number.  

This case started in April, 2012, when two organizations, the Morgan Hill Concerned Parents Association, and the Concerned Parent Association, filed a lawsuit against the CDE alleging widespread, systemic non-compliance by local education agencies with special education laws.  The suit also alleges the CDE fails to monitor, investigate and correct such non-compliance in accordance with the law. The CDE denies these allegations and is actively defending the litigation. 

For more information regarding the release of this data and how you can file an Objection to Disclosure of Student Information and Records form with the court to consider not releasing your child’s data, visit here You may also contact the CDE at (916)319-0800.

 

Sincerely,

Dr. Nellie Meyer

Superintendent

Mt. Diablo Unified School District