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No Excuses



5/25 - No School - Holiday

6/10 - Fifth Grade Promotion 8:30-9:30 Students can be signed out to attend lunch/brunch with their families after the ceremony

6/11 - Last day of School - Minimum day - 12:00 Dismissal



Please take a few minutes at home to carefully check your child’s health before he/she leaves for school each morning. The following are a few suggestions, which may help to guide you:


~Illness during the night
~Fever is present (100 degrees or greater)
~Complaints of nausea, upset stomach, vomiting, headache, diarrhea prior to leaving for school
~Development of a rash on face and/or body
~Has a severe cold, cough and/or sore throat
~Has inflamed eye(s) with discharge from them

Please Remember: An ill child cannot function properly in the classroom. The spread of illness and disease through class or school can be more easily monitored if sick children remain at home during the acute stage of an illness. If the school health tech detects any of the above, your child will be sent home.

People with influenza-like illness are to remain home until at least 24 hours after they are free of fever (100o F [37.8o C]) without the use of fever-reducing medications.

A student’s absence should be reported on the School Absence Hotline by calling: (858) 748-2038.


Welcome to Valley

Andrew Johnsen, Ed.D. , Principal
Office Hours: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, 7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.,
Wednesday 7:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
School Hours: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Breakfast Service begins at 7:30 each morning




A Message from Dr. Johnsen, Valley Principal


Welcome to Valley Elementary – a No Excuses University school!

At Valley we are very proud of our “scholars” – our 700 students who work hard every day to meet their academic goals and take their first steps towards college.  Our classrooms are places where kids use scholarly language and scholarly behavior to think about important ideas and build their academic skills, while taking care of each other and having fun.  Valley Tigers know that “No Excuses” is shorthand for “There are No Excuses for Poor Effort.”  We give 100% effort every day in our learning and in our character development.  We ask questions, we participate fully, and we work hard to meet our goals.  Every Valley Tiger.  Every day.  No Excuses!

Our teaching staff is highly skilled and dedicated to meeting the academic and social needs of each student.  And our support staff works hard to ensure that our learning facilities are in top shape for each day of learning.  If you’ve been at Valley for a while, you know all of this.  If you’re new to us, welcome – you’ll soon find that our school is a gem in PUSD and your kids will love it here!

Parents are key partners for the success of our students, and I hope that this website will help you find all the information you need to be an active participant in your child’s education.  Here you will find information about our school’s dual language program, calendars, lunch menus and much more.  Links to Compass Learning and other instructional supports are here as well.  If you find any outdated information or see something missing, please let us know – we want to make sure that this site is as helpful to you as possible.

Let’s make 2014-15 the best school year ever!  Go Tigers!!

Andy Johnsen, Ed.D.
Valley Elementary School

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Fifth Grade Promotion will be on Wednesday, June 10th 8:30-9:30

Students can be signed out to attend lunch/brunch with their families after the ceremony



Click here for the 2014-15 School Calendar


Click here for the 2015-16 School Calendar




Enrollment Information for the 2015-16 School Year can be found using these links


Click here for information on our Transitional Kindergarten Spanish Instruction Class



Accountability Progress Reporting

Academic Performance Index and Adequate Yearly Progress - 2012-2013 Program Improvement for Valley