Welcome to Valley View Middle School, we are looking forward to a fabulous school year.
MAKING SUMMER PLANS?
VALLEY VIEW VIKING DAYS DATES FOR THE
2015-2016 SCHOOL YEAR
August 19th-8th Grade Registration 10:00 a.m.-1:00-p.m.
August 20th-7th Grade Registration 10:00 a.m.-1:00-p.m.
August 20th-7th and 8th Grade Registration 4:00-7:00 p.m.
Schedule Pick-Up is Thursday, September 3rd from 1:00-4:00 p.m.
When will your child start school?
Only 7th graders will attend on Wednesday, September 9th.
Both 7th and 8th graders will attend on Thursday, September 10th. The school day runs from 7:30 a.m. to 2:10 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 7:30 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. on Fridays.
Valley View Middle School is the recipient of the 2015 ASHRAE Technology Award!
Valley View, which has been the recipient of a number of national distinctions, was most recently recognized for "outstanding achievement in the design and operation of energy efficient buildings."
Performance is proven through one year’s actual, verifiable operating data. The school, which is 168,000 square feet, uses less energy than the old school that was half the size. The energy savings is also the equivalent of 640 metric tons of CO2 emissions. 640 metric tons of CO2 is the equivalent of:
1493 barrels of crude oil that will not be consumed per year.
181 football fields worth of dense forest planted every year.
81 homes unplugged from the electric grid for a year.
Geothermal - Valley View's system utilizes free heating and cooling from the earth.
Water - Rooftop rainwater collection systems store 75,000 gallons of non-potable water for use in flushing toilets, urinals and irrigation. Other water storage units around the building have a total capacity exceeding 200,00 gallons. This is enough water to fill 4,000 average sized bath tubs or support the daily water usage of a U.S. family for 4 for a year and a half.
Lighting - Daylight is harvested through a solar panel array, and windows are triple glazed. Energy usage is minimized through an integrated lighting and shading strategy.
Recycling and Reuse - Concrete from the original building was reused as a sub-base for driveways and parking areas.
Waste - All waste is treated on-site through a septic system.
Storm Water Management - Valley View has the largest pervious pavement installation in the Pacific Northwest. It filters water directed to onsite wetlands.
Chlorofluorocarbons - No chlorofluorocarbons were used on the site.
Below are important district links and information to help you prepare. We encourage families to print out and familiarize themselves with this important information:
Valley View Middle School invites all incoming 7th grade students and their parents to the Valley View Middle School 7th Grade Orientation at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 23rd, 2015 in the Valley View Middle School gym. Come for an evening to tour Valley View Middle School, meet staff and ask questions. If you are not able to attend click here for the evening's presentation.
7th Grade Summer Reading Project
The Valley View Language Arts Department requires a summer reading project for all incoming seventh graders. The following items will help you achieve your goal for a successful start to your 7th grade year!
8th Grade Reading Project
The 8th grade summer reading assignment encourages students to continue reading outside of school. Students are asked to keep a list of their self-selected titles and choosing one, complete a summary, series of reflections, and a plot diagram. This work is due during the second week of school and should reflect rigor and depth of thought.
If your student is brand new to Snohomish School District, or is returning to the district, a completed registration packet will need to be turned in to our office in order to enroll your student. All completed packets will also need the supporting documents listed below. If you need additional information about registration, please contact Mrs. Galusha, Registrar at 360-563-4239 or firstname.lastname@example.org
(Student immunizations must be up-to-date before the student may attend school.)
If you need to register your child for the remainder of the 2014-2015 school year please contact Mrs. Galusha at 360-563-4239.
We are currently accepting Choice Transfers (variances) and In-District Transfers for the 2015-16 school year. If your student is on an In-District or Choice Transfer (variance from another district) please complete a new form for the 2015-16 school year. All decisions are based on capacity. Please ensure your students continued attendance by completing an application, if you have not already done so. This is an annual requirement. In-District Transfer forms can be found on the website at sno.wednet.edu or at the district office. If you live outside of the Snohomish School District, please go to your home district and request a Choice Transfer. If you have questions, please contact Maxine Marshall, Enrollment & Skyward Services at 360-563-7240.
Due to extremely full bus loads, no bus passes will be given on Fridays. The only exception is if your child is riding their own bus and getting off at a different stop.
If you have a cummulative GPA of 3.4 or higher at semester end and maintain it for the school year, you may be eligible to join the National Junior Honor Society. In order to join you must also complete 4 hours of approved community service hours. Students will officially be notified by letter in mid-February.
Community service forms are to be turned in all together to Jackie Dalrymple when a minimum of 4 hours are completed after August 1st, 2015 . 8th graders who were initiated last year and have maintained their 3.4 cummulative GPA are still members in good standing. They must continue to maintain their GPA and are required to complete 4 more hours of community service. Those students initiated last year are not involved in the ceremony a second time. We support our students in realizing the rewards of scholarship and service.
A new resource for community service opportunities: http://www.justserve.org/
Did you miss signing up for your Sno-Isle Public library card during registration? Here is how you can sign up on line.
“Get a library card” Click on these words and fill in the questions.
The library will send you a library card. Please write that card number on the back of the student ID. Card in sharpie and cover with clear tape so that it will not scratch off. This way you and your parents will have the information they need to log into Sno-Isle’s homework help and other wonderful sources.
College Success Foundation - College Bound Scholarship guides low-income 7th and 8th graders on the path to a college education by offering the promise of tuition when the student reaches college age if the student keeps up his or her grades and stays crime-free. The College Success Foundation, in partnership with the state of Washington, the Higher Education Coordinating Board (HECB), and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, actively works with students and families throughout the state to get them to sign up and provide college readiness support in selected school districts.
Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board - This Website is a great resource for families who would like information on upcoming college needs.
The goal of WATCH D.O.G.S.® (Dads Of Great Students) is to involve and connect fathers and father figures to students and our school. You can be a WATCH DOG at Valley View by volunteering your time to serve during a school day or at school activities. Our goal is to have you spend at least one day this year at Valley View serving as a positive male role model and to provide an extra set of eyes and ears.
We're using VolunteerSpot (the leading online signup and reminder tool) to organize our Watch Dog sign-ups this year.
Please sign up for Valley View WatchDOGS Calendar - here's how it works in 3 easy steps:
1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/tp6R5c
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot)
3. Sign up! Choose your dates - VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation, calendar memos and reminders. Easy!
***Please remember that prior to volunteering at Valley View you must have an approved volunteer packet on file. Packets can be obtained at Valley View, if you are approved at another school in the district you can request that they send a copy to Michelle Walker. If you have any questions concerning your volunteer status at Valley View you may contact Michelle Walker at 360-563-4225 or by e-mail at email@example.com
Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.
Thanks for being part of this important program!
Scott Summers, Assistant Principal
David Rogers and Skip Fuller, Top Dogs