valverde parent portal

by Lenna Watsica MD 3 min read

What is PBIS?

PBIS stands for Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports. It is a school-wide system to promote positive behavior and create an environment in which ALL students can learn.

Our School-Wide Expectations (SOAR)

Here at Val Verde Elementary, we strive to SOAR like Thunderbirds. SOAR is our acronym to help staff and students remember our behavior expectations.

What is AVID?

At Val Verde Elementary, we are an AVID school and part of the AVID school district. AVID stands for the Advancement Via Individual Determination.

Content Standards

Observe your child carefully and comment on the things that are done well. When you see an area that needs improvement, find a positive way to talk about it with your child.

Activities

1. Today is National Kids Day. Help your child plan an activity to celebrate it with the entire family.

Change of Address

If your residence address changes at any time, you must go to the Centralized Registration Center to provide proof of residency. Please bring one (1) of the following with you:

Language Assessment Services for English Language Learners

Students are identified, assessed, placed and redesignated according to state guidelines. Before a student enters any school in the Val Verde Unified School district, the parent or guardian completes a Home Language Survey.

Special Education Referrals

Children are eligible to receive special education and related services when they meet state and federal criteria established by law. There are 13 eligibility criteria for special education. Read more on the Special Education web page.

Lunch Program Information

Val Verde Unified School District participates in the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program. Nutritious and delicious breakfast and lunch meals are served every school day.

Be generous with praise

Observe your child carefully and comment on the things that are done well. When you see an area that needs improvement, find a positive way to talk about it with your child.

Encourage "personal best"

Help your child by encouraging him or her to do the best in school and at home. Remember, "personal best" does not mean "perfect", and learning is not the same as high grades. Children, like adults, need the freedom to make mistakes and to learn from them.

Make learning a priority

Your attitude toward school attendance, education and involvement in the school makes a strong and lasting impression on your child. Show your child, by example, that learning is a priority.

Schedule study time

Set up an area for homework away from noise and distractions. Post a family calendar that schedules school project deadlines, after-school activities, mid-term dates, exam periods and report card dates. Click here to access the district's Middle School Assessment Calendar.

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