11/22-11/26: Thanksgiving Break
12/1: MS Q and A with Leadership
12/2: Q2 Benchmarks Start
Mr. Gutter Paternity Leave
I’m excited to share that our son, James Francis Gutter, was born on Tuesday night. Mom and baby boy are doing well and we’re adjusting to being a family of four 🙂
I’ll be out on paternity leave and will return on December 13th. While I’m out, I recommend reaching out to other members of our leadership team. Here is that information:
For any culture or scholar support questions, Mr. Schu at email@example.com
For any operations and logistics questions, Mr. Elko at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for all the support and looking forward to being back in a couple of weeks!
Quarter 2 Benchmarks
Quarter 2 Benchmarks are fast approaching. Please review the Benchmark schedule below. Support your scholar in doing their best by encouraging an early bedtime the night before each test, and ensuring they arrive on time each day that a benchmark is being given.
Thursday, 12/2 – ELA Part 3 (Writing)
Friday, 12/3 – ELA Part 2 Reading
Tuesday 12/7 – Math
Wednesday 12/8 – Science
Thursday 12/9 – History
Makeup testing will be provided for scholars who are absent on the original test date
Friday, December 10 Dismissal Clarification
We apologize for any confusion regarding our dismissal time on Friday, December 10. We will dismiss at our regularly scheduled Friday dismissal time of 1:45 PM.
8th-Grade Field Trip
We are happy to announce that we plan to continue the Valor tradition of taking the 8th-grade scholars to Washington, D.C, in the 2021-22 school year. We will leave for Washington, D.C, on Friday, May 20, 2022, and return Tuesday, May 24, 2022. For more information, please click here. The deadline to sign up for the D.C Trip is Monday, January 17th.
Notice to 6th and 8th Grade Families-Hearing and Vision Screenings, Blood Pessure and BMI sceeenings- Opt out letters
We will be conducting Hearing and Vision Screenings for 6th and 8th graders on January 11, 2022 through a company called “Well Child”. This is a state mandated screening, and is no cost to you. If you would prefer your child not be screened, you must fill out the attached form and return it to your school’s front office no later than December 10, 2021.
The school nurse will also be conducting state mandated Blood Pressure and BMI screenings for 6th and 8th grade scholars starting January 17, 2021. Blood pressure sceenings involve a cuff placed around the scholar’s arm to measure blood pressure, and BMI involves measuring height and weight to calculate the BMI. These are quick, non-invasive screenings that measure important health metrics. If you would prefer your scholar to not be screened, you must ill out the attached opt out form and return it to your school’s front office no later than December 10, 2021. Below are the links to BOTH opt out forms:
Hearing and Vision Screenings: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_bMhL8pOmQvCD14XRL4KN3dJ4Cc2wejcb980xTDQfgA/edit?usp=sharing
FAC (FAMILY ADVISORY COUNCIL) ANNOUNCEMENTS:
MS Q&A with Leadership — December 1, 2021!
Middle School Families: You are invited to our quarterly Q&A w/ Leadership on Wednesday, December 1, 2021! This forum exists for Flagship/Voyager families and Middle School leadership to connect, answer questions and give feedback! Ask questions ahead of time in the Q&A document found HERE
FACE: FINE ARTS, CLUBS & ENRICHMENTS ANNOUNCEMENTS:
The 2021 After-school Fine Arts, Clubs, & Enrichment Gala: A Night of Stars
Valor’s Fine Arts, Clubs, and Enrichment (FACE) team is cordially inviting you to attend our FACE Gala on Tuesday, November 30th starting at 5:00pm. This event will be showcasing all the hard work of our after-school scholars across a wide variety of programming including theatre, orchestra, choir, Vex robotics, and others. You’ll be treated to an exciting lineup of singing, dancing, acting, running robots, and a special scholar art gallery arranged by Valor’s top notch art teachers–high school and both middle school artists will have their work on display. This is a free event but donations to the fine arts, clubs, and enrichment programs are always welcome.
After-school Programming Pick-up Procedure
Click here review the after-school programming pick-up procedure below to ensure you are familiar with the policy. Failure to follow the policy can result in you receiving a late fee.
After-school Program Registration
Is there an after-school club you want at VCP? Click here to learn how to sign up today to start an after-school Fine Arts, Club, Enrichment (FACE) program at Valor.