Dear Valley View Families,
In the coming weeks, Valley View will release its annual parents’ survey. I encourage you to take a moment to complete the survey. Results are used to inform the direction of the school. As such, survey results are critically important for strategic planning under the Local Control Accountability Plan or LCAP (discussed in the February newsletter). These results will lay the foundation for next year’s school goals, so please take a minute to respond.
A tremendous thank you to all the families who made the effort to get to the testing sites thus far; and the students who applied their skills to complete these assessments! Our goal is to reach 95% participation – a figure that is very important in our accountability to the state and to our authorizer. However, we cannot do this without your support. If you have missed a testing day or did not complete all the tests (Grades 3-8 & 11), please talk with your teacher as soon as possible to reschedule.
John Mittan, Director
High School News
The official countdown has begun. We are just two short months until the close of another successful year! Weekly advising appointments are available online in 20-minute increments. Parents, students, and teachers are encouraged to schedule time to discuss individualized programs and planning or just check-in if you need some support!
In-Person Office Hours are also available!
Please visit: https://tinyurl.com/valleyviewcounseling
Middle and High School Orientation
If you missed our High School Orientation, Please Find Link Here
Congratulations to our seniors for their 4-year acceptances!
Headed to Community College?
You still need to apply NOW as a matriculated (graduated) student, even if you have already attended in high school. Check the admissions link at your favorite college.
FAFSA- Free Application for Student Aid If you want to take advantage of community college free tuition programs, you’ll need to fill out the FAFSA. Power Hour held several meetings in the fall and help is still available, if you need it. The deadline is June 30. All seniors are encouraged to complete the FAFSA even if they are unsure of their college plans OR think they won’t qualify for funding.
Graduation- May 25th
Information was sent directly to graduates. RSVP is required. If you did not receive the email, please reach out to your homeroom teacher.
Student Wellness Team
We realize the last couple of years have presented challenges for our community. School counselors are available to receive confidential discussions regarding your child and can elevate to our school psychologists as needed. The PCI Wellness Team is made up of psychologists, our school nurse, and school counselors. The PCI Wellness Referral Link is confidential, anonymous, and can be left by anyone in the PCI family with the ability to attach images and screenshots as needed.
Please remember that if you have a mental or medical emergency you should contact 911 immediately. Any referrals that are completed over the weekend or after school hours will be addressed as soon as possible on the next school day.
Virtual College Fairs & Tours:
In-person tours and fairs have returned! Check any of the 13 bay area colleges/universities to schedule a tour and see what options are available close to home.
For the latest on In-Person and Virtual Fairs:
http://www.collegefairsonline.com – registration required
For a full range of additional College Fairs see:
Thinking about testing? SAT and ACT dates are available!
Currently, UC and CSU are not using standardized tests for admission evaluations. Many other colleges have moved to a test-optional method. Please check directly with your intended programs for specifics about testing.
Students looking to schedule SAT or ACT testing can register directly through the sites.
Concurrent College Enrollment:
If you are taking community college coursework, please forward confirmation of enrollment. Reimbursements cannot be processed until the courses are marked as “In Progress”.
Counselor Power Hour: Thursdays @ 2pm
Our PCI counseling team continues to host Power Hour on Thursdays for our high school community! Every week we present a wide range of topics from college planning to specific career sectors. Emails and links have been sent directly to students and are readily accessible through student email accounts. If you need additional help logging in, please let us know. Recordings are available on request. Students who attend 3 live sessions will earn a gift to some of their favorite places. These sessions are a great way to explore programs and career options!
April Topics Include:
4/7 – Seniors: Decision Day Planning/ Juniors: Building the List and Summer Essentials
4/21- Healthcare Week – we will have presenters from different health fields all week long. Detailed schedule to follow.
4/28- BYU Admissions Representative
*As always when working with students, flexibility is essential. Workshops may be adjusted or rescheduled as appropriate to meet the needs of the community.
Jennifer McInerney, High School Dean
Valley View Charter Prep
VIRTUAL CLASSES, TECHNOLOGY and BOOKS
Pacific Charter Institute offers virtual opportunities for our students through two programs:
• V.O.L.T.s (Virtual Opportunities to Learn Together) geared toward our elementary homeschooling families.
• The Virtual Advantage classes for middle school and high school students.
In both programs, our credentialed teachers interact with students and families in real-time through secure online environments. A complete listing of class offerings can be found in the PCI Virtual Class Catalog. Contact your teacher for sign-up procedures.
The Virtual Advantage
Flexibility – attend live classes online from any location.
Support – Taught by highly-qualified credentialed teacher AND free in-person tutoring available in multiple locations
Collaboration – students have the opportunity to work together and to get to know their peers
Current and accredited – activities and problems meet current standards and pacing to ensure that students are adequately prepared for future courses and for standardized tests.
Transparent – Parents are included in all student communications and in some courses, given the opportunity to evaluate student daily work while weening students off dependence on parent instruction. Classes are recorded so that students and parents may refer to any lesson on their own time. Timelines, assignments, and worksheets are given in advance so that families can plan their homework schedules.
Need Math Help?
Math support is not just for those in virtual classes. Students requiring intervention are invited to sign up for FREE math tutoring. Bring whatever math you are working on and come play math with us!
For the fastest results, send your questions in an email!
Cheryl Gomes , Math Teacher and Intervention Specialist
Open to ALL VVCP students (not just those taking virtual classes) ~ this time is open to intervention & parent support of concepts
OR live online with a teacher! Virtual Office Hours T/Th at 4pm at:
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NEW MATH CURRICULUM IS COMING
PCI is looking at a Math curriculum for adoption for the 2022-2023 school year. If interested, we will be piloting the “Reveal” curriculum by McGraw-Hill. Please let me know if you would like to see any of these texts. I have Integrated 2 and 1st-grade texts with me this week. I also have access to 3rd, 5th, & 7th grade and high school Integrated 1 if you would like to come out to Monday Library days to look at them. Contact me if you want me to bring one for you to see.
Can you believe that Spring Break is almost here? To help with a smooth transition and get the non-consumable materials back, please make arrangements with your homeroom teachers to give back these materials. Teachers will return the kits and materials when they check out for the year, near the end of May. Students will finish up the next couple of labs and will be able to inventory their materials for return. Please see the list below of what to return.
For those in VOLTS Science Classes at the elementary level, work with your homeroom teachers to return the kits. Keep the worksheets and summative assessment and return the equipment once done with the materials. VOLTS teachers will give more information after Spring Break!
Enjoy your break!
Laurie Bradshaw “AKA” Mrs. B
For more information on Valley View and our sister schools, go to the PCI website.