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No Excuses


Monday 12/23-Friday 1/3 - No School - Winter Break

Friday 1/17 - Professional Growth Day - No Students

Monday 1/20 - No School - Martin Luther King Day

Monday 2/17-Friday 2/21 - No School - District Recess

Monday 3/31-Friday 4/11 - No School - Intersession and Spring Breaks

Friday 5/9 - Minimum Day 12:00 Dismissal

Monday 5/26 - No School - Memorial Day

Friday June 6th - Last Day of School - Minimum day schedule




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!

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.  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.

It’s going to be a great school year – Go Tigers!!

Andy Johnsen, Ed.D.
Valley Elementary School

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Click here for the January 16th Coffee with the Principal Presentation


Click here for the 2013-14 School Calendar


Click here for the 2014-15 School Calendar (note there is still one non student day to be determined)



Transitional Kindergarten for the 2014-15 School Year

For the 2014-2015 School year, all students turning 5 from September 2 through December 2 will automatically be placed in TK.  There is not a waiting list or anything special they need to do.  They just need to enroll in May.

Students turning 5 from June 1 through September 1 can get on a waiting list to be placed in a TK program. Enrollment numbers at each site will determine how many wait list students can be placed at any given school.  Students will be selected from the waiting list in the order that they signed up.

The waiting list will be accessed through the district website and will open on March 10.  There will also be a parent information night on Thursday, March 6th at 6:00 p.m. in the Painted Rock Multi-purpose room.  Parents only need to attend the information night if they have questions about the TK program.  They do not need to attend to get on the waiting list.

While not guaranteed, we anticipate a TK program at every elementary site next year.  Actual enrollment numbers will determine if this happens.


Dual Language Information Meetings

For the 2014-2015 school year

If you are interested in learning how to apply to Valley’s Dual Language Program, please join us at one of our information meetings in our multipurpose room at 6:30 PM on one of the following dates.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Or Thursday, February 6, 2014


The Academy at Meadowbrook

Click here for the link to the Invitation for Parents to The Academy at Meadowbrook


Informational Evenings at the Middle Schools 

click here for the flyer for Meadowbrook Middle School

click here for the flyer from Black Mountain Middle School

click here for the flyer from Twin Peaks Middle School


Accountability Progress Reporting

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