UPCOMING EVENTS: 

5/26: Voyager 8th Grade Promotion, VCP gym from 6:00-7:30 

5/27: Last Day of School 11:45 Dismissal 

6/21-6/23: Summer Volunteer Opportunity

CAMPUS ANNOUNCEMENTS:

MS Schedule Adjustment for 22-23 School Year 

At the end of April, we learned from MNPS that our current schedule is out of compliance with state law due to each school day not being 6.5 hours long. This is having a pretty large impact on Valor and several other schools around Nashville that have similar schedules to ours with 4 longer days and an early release day. This has led us to needing to make schedule changes for the 22-23 school year that will affect our dismissal times.

  • Our early release date will be shifting from Fridays to Mondays and students will be released at 2:30 p.m. on Monday. This will allow us to continue to have professional development and an early release day while having the school day be 6.5 hours. 
  • On Tuesday-Friday, students will be dismissed at 3:25 p.m. every day.
  • Friday was not an option for the early release day given the high school schedule and their Friday dismissal time.

We will still be offering the same bus transportation and updated times will be sent out this summer for all routes. Boys and Girls Club will also continue to offer after care starting at these new dismissal times until 6:30 p.m. We apologize for sharing this late in the year. We did learn from MNPS in the past couple of weeks and have been working hard to adjust as quickly as possible, but also know a shift like this does have a large impact on many families. We’re sorry that is the case! 

If you have questions, please submit them in this Q+A document. Our team will get to them as quickly as we can!

Summer Office Hours

  • Starting Monday, June 6, 2022 all Valor School main offices will be open Monday – Thursday from 10am – 2pm for necessary in-person appointments. 
    • The offices will be completely closed the week of June 13th for staff vacations and will reopen on June 20.
  • The best contact method for your school operations teams will be via email this summer. 

Summer Volunteer Opportunity- 6/21-6/23

Hello Valor Community & Friends,

Valor is hosting some volunteers June 21-23, 2022. We have a lot to do to get our schools ready for the 2022-23 school year. This is a great opportunity for high school students to earn some volunteer hours, and an awesome time for families to give back to the Valor community. We will do things like trash clean up, move furniture, deep cleaning, and many other projects to help make our space more organized and clean for our teachers’ and students’ return. Please take some time to sign up for a day and time slot(s) that would work best for you, so that we can better plan and coordinate the projects for the day.

Thank you in advance!

Valor Operations Team

After you sign-up, you’ll receive more details and information. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Thomas Branch tbranch@valorcollegiate.org or call 615-669-5481

8TH GRADE VOYAGER FAMILIES – RISING 9TH GRADERS TO VCP DEADLINE APPROACHING!!! 

If your scholar is a rising 9th grader leaving Voyager and attending VCP in the fall, please complete the following steps before FRIDAY, MAY 27TH 

  • Call MNPS 615-259-4636 press option 1 for parent (M-F, 9am – 5:30pm)
  • Tell the representative you need to accept your scholars seat for VALOR FLAGSHIP (VCP & Flagship are under the same charter) 
  • Provide scholars name
  • Receive confirmation from MNPS representative 

If you have any issues with these steps, please contact Deonte Wroten via text at 615-538-5761 or email dwroten@valorcollegiate.org 

TNReady and Grades

We learned this week that we would not receive TNReady or EOC scores to include in Quarter 4 grades for scholars. Therefore, similar to MNPS, they will not be included in scholar grades. 

NOTE FROM THE NURSES:

For all rising 7th Grade Families in the 22-23 School Year!

Each year, all incoming 7th grade scholars are required by state law to submit proof of receiving the Tetanus (Tdap) booster vaccine, a medical exemption from a medical provider, or a note from a parent/guardian stating a religious objection to it.

This is a state requirement, and if this documentation is not received 10 school days after the start of the 22-23 school year, then any scholar without documentation on file will not be allowed in school until documentation is received.

There are several different options for getting the form to us:

-email a digital copy of the documentation to health@valorcollegiate.org

-upload a digital copy of the documentation to www.valorenroll.com

-bring a physical copy of the documentation to your school’s front office. 

Please note: due to HIPAA and privacy laws, we are generally unable to contact your scholar’s physician directly to obtain this information. 

If you have questions or need assistance in locating a facility to get this vaccination, please email us at health@valorcollegiate.org. You can also call the MNPS Health Centers at 615-259-8755 to find a location that offers the Tdap vaccine. 

Thank you so much for your cooperation in keeping our community safe and healthy!

-Your Valor School Nurses

For all students with medication in the nurse’s office:

As we approach the end of another school year, we would like to remind parents/guardians to pick up any medications that are stored in the nurse’s office.  All medications that are stored in the office MUST be picked up by a parent/guardian by Friday, May 27th, 2022. Any medications, over the counter or prescription, that are not picked up by this date will be disposed of.

Please note that medications must be picked up at the end of each academic school year. If you would like your scholar to have medication kept in the nurse’s office next year, a new medication administration form must be completed and returned for the 2022-2023 school year. All medications, and completed medication administration forms for the 2022-2023 school year, can be dropped off in the front office by a parent/guardian once the new school year begins. 

As always, please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions at health@valorcollegiate.org. We wish you and your family a fun summer vacation! 

Best, 

Your Valor School Nurses

Voyager Special Events

8th Grade Promotion

8th Grade Promotion will be on Thursday, May 26th at 6:00 PM in the VCP Gym. We will honor all of our 8th graders, present some special awards, and celebrate all that the scholars have accomplished. Invitations will go out this week. It will be a special evening!  

Last Day of School

Last day of school and awards ceremonies will be on Friday, May 27th with a 11:45am dismissal. There is no instruction on this day, we’ll have a celebration and each grade level will have an awards ceremony. We’ll share more information in the coming week about which time each grade level’s ceremony is. Families are invited to the awards ceremony! 

  • 5th grade awards ceremony – 9:00 AM 
  • 6th grade awards ceremony – 10:00 AM
  • 7th grade awards ceremony – 10:00 AM 

The 8th grade awards ceremony will happen at promotion! 

Library Books

Library books were due back this week! Please search your home for any library books to return to school next week so we can inventory them by the end of the year. 

FAMILY ENGAGEMENT/FAC (FAMILY ADVISORY COUNCIL) ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A BIG THANK YOU to these parent volunteers who have served this past year in enriching our Valor community.  Several of these steadfast volunteers have served for many years, laboring behind the scenes to create meaningful opportunities for our scholars and our families. Thank you for your leadership and generous contribution of time and talents to our community!!”

Sumaiya Aziz — Hospitality Chair

Liesl Dunlap — Flagship Hospitality Chair

Rebecca Shaw —  Voyager Hospitality Chair

Leah Alexander-Otupke — VCP Hospitality Chair

Wendy Roberts — FACE (Fine Arts Clubs Enrichment) Chair

Lori Chaffer — FACE leader and Communications lead

Jenny Karr — FACE leader, UniCycle lead, All Around Volunteer

Jennifer Sternburg — Robotics Lead

Melissa Platt — MS Theatre Production Manager

Kelley Atkins — MS and HS Theatre Production Volunteer

Johnny Wyatt — Black/African American Family Council

Luz Belleza-Binns — Hispanic Family Council

Ayda Doski — MENA (Middle Eastern North African) Family Council

Camille Hall — Welcome Breakfast Chair

Tammy Cooley — Game Night Chair

Jody Stepakoff — Game Night Co-Chair

Krista Correnti — Flagship Book Fair

Candance Walton — FAC Co-Chair

Susan Love — FAC Co-Chair

FACE: FINE ARTS, CLUBS & ENRICHMENTS ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Vex Robotics Program Interest Meeting

Valor Vex Robotics is a thriving after-school STEM program for 5th-12th graders. If your scholar is not currently on a team but is interested in participating for the 2022-2023 school year, please complete this interest form and we will be in touch with more details.

Scouting at Valor

Scouts BSA is interested in establishing a troop at Valor and we’d like to gauge the interest of our families & scholars.  Please take a few minutes to fill out this form and let us know your thoughts.

Spring Musical Seeks Director

Would you like to direct next year’s Middle School Spring Musical?  You can apply here!

After-school Program Registration

Is there an after-school club you want at Valor? Click here to learn how to sign up today to start an after-school Fine Arts, Club, Enrichment (FACE) program at Valor!

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    • Hello Mrs. Watts! It will take place on Thursday from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the VCP gym – we will open the doors at 5:45 for families to enter. You do not need a ticket or anything specific to attend. If you have additional questions, please reach out to me directly at empeterson@valorcollegiate.org. Thanks!

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