Valley View Elementary School

Valley View Elementary School

THOUGHTEXCHANGE PARTICIPATION

District
Participation

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4,139

PARTICIPANTS

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11,986

THOUGHTS

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159,173

STARS

Valley View Elementary School
Participation

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74

PARTICIPANTS

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267

THOUGHTS

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3,938

STARS

DEMOGRAPHIC

DistrictValley View Elementary School
Students1240
Parents2,63056
Staff1,34918
Community36N/A
Total4,13974

IMPORTANT THOUGHTS FROM THE Valley View Elementary School COMMUNITY

THINGS PEOPLE APPRECIATE

Parent Volunteers: Friendly & Thoughtful –

Our parent volunteers are not just volunteers but they become long-term friends and family members of Valley View. The bond we establish with our volunteers become sacred. Our community in general gives so much to Valley View and we appreciate it very much.

small school size –

Teachers, Staff and Parents –

I am happy to know that my children are in good hands with competitive teachers and wonderful staff and parents who take an active part in the school and community as a whole.

The teaching staff and parental support –

Excellent teachers who have been there for years who care about the whole child and are good educators.

Good teachers who care –

Teachers at Valley View are caring and dedicated. In spite of the pressures of the system and change and limited resources, they ultimately do a good job at educating the kids.

SOME CONCERNS

Teachers need new text/curriculum addressing the new common core standards. –

Teachers need more support in implementing the new CCSS’s. Professional curriculum/text for math and language arts are critical and necessary components in aiding teachers and students progress towards achieving the standards.

I am concerned about student safety in the drive thru lane at dismissal. –

This issue is important because I value each and every child’s life at out school. The students wait for their ride in a narrow strip of sidewalk that is very close to passing cars. Teachers and parents have consistently expressed concern this year.

The smooth implementation of Common Core. –

Teachers should have access to materials and resources that do not involve hours and hours of searching, creating or printing off the internet to supplement the curriculum we already have. Teachers should be able to correlate the materials to the report card with ease, which did not seem to happen.

The car line and drivers are not as safe or efficient as they could be. –

We walk home from school so we always have to walk through the swarm of kids waiting. There is pushing and it is difficult to get through. The cars speed in there sometimes, and I don’t like having to walk so close to the edge where they might hit us. People stand around blocking the entire sidewalk

Car line –

We need to tear out the bushes and extend the sidewalk to the wall for more walking and standing room to make the area safer during pick up and drop off. Will help with litter, dog poop, and accidents waiting to happen.

OTHER THOUGHTS SHARED

I just want to compliment the staff on their professionalism and elan. –

The staff is highly involved, care deeply about the kids, and work very hard to make the school one of the best in the district. Thank you for your contribution to my children and the community.

Every elementary school should have a nurse on staff –

Particularly if there is a student with a major health condition. Having a nurse available to recognize issues, especially in kids with existing serious health issues, is crucial.

Great School –

It’s a great school for my kids to attend.

Safety concerns –

There are many safety concerns with our drive thru lanes that are not being addressed or listened to. PTA has tried to intervene and help, but there isn’t anyone listening.

Communication is invited, but not implemented. –

Our principal is vocal about her open door policy & invites parents to interact, but emails & questions are often ignored or said to have been “spam filtered”. Direct questions often lead to stalls or no reply at all. Avoiding answers does not free one from responsibility, it only complicates things

LCAP RESULTS PRESENTATION

Here is a presentation about the Community Engagement results from across the Glendale School District.