Parent Information

Bus Routes

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We currently have 6 buses and we are running 5 routes to better serve our children. For security purposes please contact the office for details.

School Calendars

Click for Valley Academy's School Calendar

Click on the calendar icon to access Valley Academy's School Calendar.


Click on the button below for our one page Annual Calendar.

2019-2020 Student Registration

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Registration opened February 15, 2019. To register your child, please download the following registration packet and return it to the school secretaries. Lottery was held March 25, 2019 at 6:30 PM. As of October 1, 2019 we have waiting lists for three grade levels. Please call the office for more information on enrollment.


Lunch Payments

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Convenient online payments for your child's lunch account.

To APPLY for free or reduced lunch click HERE and in Spanish click HERE



School Lunch Menus

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Breakfast Prices: Breakfast is served from 7:50am-8:25am

Breakfast Menu HERE

Free for qualifying families, $0.30 Reduced price for qualifying families, 

$1.75 Student Full price 

$2.75 Adult/Visitor price

Lunch Prices: Lunch is served from 11:50am-12:30pm 

Free for qualifying families $0.40 Reduced price for qualifying families 

$2.25 Student Full price and $3.00 Adult and Visitor price

Student Information System (SIS)

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You can check your child's assignments, grades, lunch balance, and much more. You will need to set up an account to access your child's private information. Contact the office for help.

Student Fees

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Student Fee Policy

New policy will be downloaded by October 31, 2019

Student Fee Schedule

Student Fee Schedule lists all fees required (and optional fees) as an enrolled student at Valley Academy

Student Fee Waiver Application (English)

Student Fee Waiver Application (Spanish)

School Fee Notice K-6

Student Fee Notice 7-8

AMP

 **As required by Federal and State Regulation, Valley Academy has an Asbestos Management Plan (AMP) on file and it is available for inspection by appointment. If you would like to see the management plan, please call Valley Academy at 435.635.0772.** 

Notification of Rights under FERPA for Elementary and Secondary Schools

 

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords parents and students who are 18 years of age or older (“eligible students”) certain rights with respect to the student's education records. These rights are:

  1. The right to inspect and review the student's education records within 45 days after the day Valley Academy receives a request for access. Parents or eligible students should submit to the school principal or appropriate school official a written request that identifies the records they wish to inspect. The school official will make arrangements for access and notify the parent or eligible student of the time and place where the records may be inspected.
  2. The right to request the amendment of the student's education records that the parent or eligible student believes are inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student's privacy rights under FERPA. Parents or eligible students who wish to ask the Valley Academy to amend a record should write the school principal [or appropriate school official], clearly identify the part of the record they want changed, and specify why it should be changed. If the school decides not to amend the record as requested by the parent or eligible student, the school will notify the parent or eligible student of the decision and of their right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the parent or eligible student when notified of the right to a hearing.
  3. The right to provide written consent before the school discloses personally identifiable information (PII) from the student's education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent. One exception, which permits disclosure without consent, is disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is a person employed by the school as an administrator, supervisor, instructor, or support staff member (including health or medical staff and law enforcement unit personnel) or a person serving on the school board. A school official also may include a volunteer or contractor outside of the school who performs an institutional service or function for which the school would otherwise use its own employees and who is under the direct control of the school with respect to the use and maintenance of PII from education records, such as an attorney, auditor, medical consultant, or therapist; a parent or student volunteering to serve on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee; or a parent, student, or other volunteer assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility.

Student Data Collection Notice

  

Necessary Student Data

Necessary student data means data required by state statute or federal law to conduct the regular activities of the school. 

· Student Name, Date of birth, and Sex

· Parent and student contact information and Custodial parent information

· A student identification number (including the student’s school ID number and the state-assigned student identifier, or SSID)

· Local, state, and national assessment results or an exception from taking a local, state, or national assessment (click here for more information on assessments)

· Courses taken and completed, credits earned, and other transcript information

· Course grades and grade point average

· Grade level and expected graduation date or graduation cohort

· Degree, diploma, credential attainment, and other school information

· Attendance and mobility

· Drop-out data

· Immunization record or an exception from an immunization record

· Race, Ethnicity, or Tribal affiliation

· Remediation efforts

· An exception from a vision screening required under Section 53G-9-404 or information collected from a vision screening described in Utah Code Section 53G-9-404

· Information related to the Utah Registry of Autism and Development Disabilities (URADD), described in Utah Code Section 26-7-4

· Student injury information

· A disciplinary record created and maintained as described in Utah Code Section 53E-9-306

· Juvenile delinquency records

· English language learner status

· Child find and special education evaluation data related to initiation of an IEP


Optional Student Data

We may only collect optional student data with written consent from the student’s parent or from a student who has turned 18.

· Information related to an IEP or needed to provide special needs services

· Biometric information used to identify the student

· Information required for a student to participate in an optional federal or state program (e.g., information related to applying for free or reduced lunch)

Certain sensitive information on students collected via a psychological or psychiatric examination, test, or treatment, or any survey, analysis, or evaluation will only be collected with parental consent. You will receive a separate consent form in these cases. See our Protection of Pupil Rights Act (PPRA) notice for more information.


Prohibited Collections

We will not collect a student’s social security number or criminal record, except as required by Utah Code Section 78A-6-112(3).


Data Sharing

We will only share student data in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), which generally requires written parental consent before sharing student data. FERPA includes several exceptions to this rule, where we may share student data without parental consent. For more information on third parties receiving student information from us, see our Metadata Dictionary. 

Student data will be shared with the Utah State Board of Education via the Utah Transcript and Records Exchange (UTREx). For more information about UTREx and how it is used, please visit the Utah State Board of Education’s Information Technology website.


Benefits, Risks, and Parent Choices

The collection, use, and sharing of student data has both benefits and risks. Parents and students should learn about these benefits and risks and make choices regarding student data accordingly. Parents are given the following choices regarding student data:

· Choice to request to review education records of their children and request an explanation or interpretation of the records (see our annual FERPA notice for more information) 

· Choice to contest the accuracy of certain records (see our annual FERPA notice for more information), potentially leading to the correction, expungement, or deletion of the record

· Choice to opt into certain data collections(see the section above on optional data collections)

· Choice to opt out of certain data exchanges

o Information that has been classified as directory information (see our directory information notice for more information)

o Parents of students with an IEP may have their information shared with the Utah Registry of Autism and Developmental Disabilities (URADD). If included in this data exchange, parents will receive a separate notice within 30 days of the exchange, informing them of their right to opt out, per Utah Code Section 53E-9-308(6)(b) 

· Choice to file a complaint if you believe the school or its agents are violating your rights under FERPA or Utah’s Student Data Protection Act. If you have a complaint or concern, we recommend starting locally and then escalating to the state and US Department of Education

  


Valley Academy Charter School kelly@valleyacademycharter.com

tracy@valleyacademycharter.com

 

The Utah State Board of Education


Report your concern with the USBE hotline

 

The US Department of Education


Report your concern here


Storage and Security

In accordance with Board Rule R277-487-3(14), we have adopted a cybersecurity framework called the CIS Controls.  

Carson Smith Scholarship Program

 "School districts and charter schools are required by Utah law, 53A1a-704(10), to inform parents of students with IEPs enrolled in public schools, of the availability of a scholarship to attend a private school through the Carson Smith Scholarship Program".

The address of the Internet website maintained by the USOE that provides prospective applicants and their parents with program information and application forms for the CSS Program is below.