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Update March 23, 2020 5:00 PM
School "Dismissal" will continue until May 1, 2020 as per Governor Herbert and Superintendent Dickson's announcement.
Read the Notice HERE
Update March 18, 2020 5:00 PM
Dear Parents & Guardians
As we prepare to embark on this grand adventure of digital and non-digital learning we at Valley Academy ask for your patience and communication. We probably will not see every need and are asking that you communicate with me directly so we can make sure all of our children are taken care of during this time of need.
Chromebooks and/or packets
Teacher hours of Instruction
Please email me if you have any questions.Tracy Stevens
Update March 13, 2020 4:30 PM
Dear parents & guardians
As you may know by now our State Superintendent and/or Governor has announced we will be having all schools enact a "Dismissal". This means that schools will not be accepting students in person. Instead teachers will be at the school teaching electronically through a digital platform and students will be at home learning either through their electronic devices or by using packets.
The dismissal will be for 2 weeks statewide, which means this will only affect us for 1 week (because or Spring Break) starting March 23rd and possibly ending March 27th; we will let you know asap if that time frame is extended.
You may have lots of questions, but please give us some time to prepare and we will continue to stay in touch through emails and our website. I will set up the website www.valleyacademycharter.com to have a student section with all the information under that tab.
Foreseeing this scenario as a possibility the Valley Admin team has been coordinating and implementing a plan for the last few weeks. The following is only an outline so that you have an understanding of how we will be working with you and the teachers to make this workable for everyone.
None of the following plan has been finalized so only view it as an example plan for now until we have finalized ALL plans and schedules and we will email and post the plan next week as it is finalized. This is to help answer questions for you that may come up over the next couple of days.
Possible solution plan:
Parents will be picking up Chromebooks and/or packets on Monday March 23rd from the front of the school. We will have a curbside pickup scheduled with specific times for grade levels. We will have instructions given out on how to log in to the Chromebook and the platform used for video teaching. Your child's teacher will be teaching from their classroom. This will not be all day (we will share the schedule soon). Our IT staff are currently setting up Chromebooks to work from your home and connect to our server here at the school so that your children are protected and monitored as if they were on school grounds.
Federal IDEA is still enacted and usable at the school as we are still working with any child that has an IEP and in need of accommodations. Judy Johnston and the Admin team will be sending out instructions to any SPED child with an IEP soon. We may be able to still implement small group tutoring as needed.
For families that still need school breakfasts and lunches we have a plan in place to make sure you get that nutrition. This may be a curbside pickup and in some cases we will be delivering food to your current school bus stop. We are still working this issue out and will get that info out to you.
MIddle school students will probably keep the same ordered schedule, for example ELA first class, Science, PE, then the other classes the next day; the difference will be that the class times will be shortened. Students will be expected to do work on their own offline once the teacher signs off of the platform.
This is unprecedented on this scale, but I am confident that because we have planned for this ahead of time, we will be able to move throughout this time without many problems.
Please be patient and wait for us to email more information as it is finalized by us.
Please make this as positive as possible with your children. My heart goes out to our children as they must see this as a huge negative circumstance in our entire world. Please share with them the happiness in the world so they do not feel the gloom and doom that is being spread throughout the world right now.
This is a great step to slow this disease and give it time to run its course while we are protecting ourselves and staying out of social circles.
I feel very blessed and fortunate to be your child's principal. I look forward to seeing their smiling faces back at school as soon as we are given the okay.
The mission of Valley Academy Charter is to provide a superior, character building academic program enhanced by integrated training in the fine and performing arts and a technologically advanced curriculum; in a social emotional learning environment that promotes responsible freedom.
Our 2020-2021 school year registration will be open soon. Please fill out the registration packet and return it to Valley Academy once the registration is opened. Our lottery will be held in March during our Spring Fling at Valley Academy Charter School.
We currently have waiting lists in grades 2nd, 5th, and 6th, but please contact us and we will let you know your options for enrollment.
The waiting list is to keep our classes "capped" at 25 students or less so our teachers can give your child the best experience possible!
Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Statement
Valley Academy Charter School is committed to making www.valleyacademycharter.com compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). At this time we recognize that not all areas of our website are ADA compliant. We are currently in the process of redesigning and creating new website content to be compliant with the W3C Level Two guidelines.
Our school is based upon 4 pillars...each pillar helps support the other 3 to make our school's foundation strong!
SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING
VISUAL and PERFORMING ARTS
Academic success for all students is the goal at Valley Academy. Together, teachers, parents, and staff meet together to plan, monitor, and evaluate both the academic and behavioral needs of our students
Integrating technology in education helps students stay engaged. Most students today have been using mobile devices like tablets and smartphones to play and learn since they could crawl. So it only seems logical to align today's classrooms with the way children are used to learning.
Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.
WHY DO WE BELIEVE IN SEL? VIDEO #1
Integration in many areas seems to be the vocabulary for curriculum designers everywhere. Integration is not easy, and it is difficult to find. Arts integration at Valley Academy requires collaboration, data, and amazing teachers who are willing to take on this challenge.
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