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PARENT INVOLVEMENT

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To support parent involvement, we have a School Site Council, an English Learner Advisory Committee, a Parent Volunteer Program, and our Parent Center . We encourage you to read our monthly bulletin to find out what activities are scheduled. You will soon be receiving information about parent education classes as well as more information about our parent volunteer program. We extend an invitation to you to volunteer in our classrooms, participate in all school activities and visit our school. Your participation and assistance will improve your child’s success here at school.

PERSONAL PROPERTY OF STUDENTS

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Personal items of value (cell phones, iPods, cameras, electronic games, radios, CD players, computers, etc.) should not be brought to school since loss, theft, or damage is possible. Also, such items can be distracting to the educational process and may be confiscated by school personnel. The School/District is not responsible for lost or stolen items. ESPAÑOL

PROGRESS REPORTS

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Progress Reports will be issued three times during the school year (fall/spring/summer). If you have any questions concerning your child’s Progress Report, you should make arrangements to discuss them with the teacher. Please be sure to review the Progress Reports with your child.

RELEASE OF CHILDREN DURING SCHOOL HOURS

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For your child's safety, it is important that they not leave campus during school hours except under the following condition:
The parent or authorized guardian must appear in the Main Office in person with photo identification and be identified by the child. NO CHILD will be released to an adult who is not listed on the emergency card.

NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH

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We hope that all parents will continue to help us prevent vandalism and burglaries at the school. If you see anyone suspicious on the school grounds, please call the LAUSD School Police Station at (213) 625-6631 or the Los Angeles Police Department at (818) 838-9800. You do not need to give your name or any information about yourself. Your help can reduce vandalism and help maintain a good educational environment for our students 

BREAKFAST/LUNCH PROGRAM

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Breakfast is served in the classroom each morning from 8:15 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. The meal schedule is as follows:
Breakfast in the Classroom: Kinder - 5th grade 8:15 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Lunch:
Kinder 11:30 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.
1st & 2nd grade 11:55 a.m. - 12:35 p.m.
3rd, 4th, & 5th grade 12:20 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Students have 20 minutes to eat and 20 minutes to play during their lunch break.

CHILD ABUSE LAW

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 Reporting Requirements
Any school employee who has a reasonable suspicion that child abuse has occurred or is occurring is required by law to file a suspected child abuse report with an appropriate child protective services agency: either the local police or sheriff’s department, or the Department of Children and Family Services. Suspected child abuse reports are confidential as to the identity of the employee making such a report

LOST AND FOUND

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Please put your child's name on removable clothing that he/she wears to school. If an article is lost, he/she should first check with his/her teacher and then check in the lost and found by the main office. Unclaimed clothing is periodically donated to charity.

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VISION

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Vista del Valle Dual Language Academy, a welcoming and nurturing community school, is a place where all students, staff, parents, and community partners actively collaborate to prepare students to be college prepared and career ready. The school is organized around four key instructional approaches: a Dual Language Program, a Project and Inquiry-Based Learning Approach to instruction, a Technology-Infused Standards-Based Curriculum and a Problem Solving Process to create a community of scholars.  

MISSION

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All stakeholders at Vista del Valle Dual Language Academy work together to create a community school where students take part in constructing their own learning. The school fosters an environment where students engage in bilingualism, bi-literacy, and cultural diversity. The School Site Council (SSC) oversees the implementation of the school’s vision and mission and all stakeholders (e.g., students, parents, school staff, and community partners) learn about and work toward maintaining a focus on the four key instructional approaches. An English/Spanish (and vice-versa) Dual Language Program, a Project and Inquiry-Based Learning Approach to instruction, a Technology-Infused Standards-Based Curriculum, and a Problem Solving Process.

PHILOSOPHY

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Vista del Valle Dual Language Academy's vision and mission is supported by all stakeholders dedicated to moving all students to levels of proficiency with the ultimate goal of helping them become college-prepared and career-ready. Our philosophy is based on the belief that all students possess the knowledge, values, eagerness to learn, and significant home experiences that, when coupled with the school's four key instructional approaches, fosters student achievement. We strongly believe that student learning is best acquired in an environment that holds true to a Dual Language Program, a Project and Inquiry-Based Learning Approach to Instruction, a Technology-Infused Standards-Based Curriculum, and the Problem-Solving Process. In addition, highly qualified teachers monitor students' mastery of the Common Core State Standards through authentic, periodic and summative assessments.   

PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES AND CLASSROOM VISITATIONS

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Please feel free to request a conference with your child's teacher whenever you feel one is necessary. An appointment should be made (not during instructional time) with the teacher. The school schedules two weeks (one in the fall during the week of November 10-14, and one in the spring during the week of March 2-6) for Parent-Teacher Conferences. We invite you to come to Back to School Night to meet with your child's teacher and become acquainted with the school programs. If you would like to visit your child's classroom during the school day, please come to the office to request a visitor’s permit.

VISITORS

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All campus visitors must have the consent and approval of the principal/designee. Permission to visit must be given at the time requested if at all possible or within a reasonable period of time following the request. Children who are not enrolled at the school are not to be on the campus
unless prior approval of the principal has been obtained. Visitors may not interfere with, disrupt or cause substantial disorder in any classroom or school activity. District Policy states, in Bulletin No. 3630, that smoking and the use of all tobacco products is prohibited on all District property including District-owned or leased building, and in District vehicles at all times, by all persons, including employees, students, and visitors at any school or District site, or attending any school-sponsored events. Visitors are expected to:
• Follow the established school policy in requesting a classroom visitation
• Complete a visitor‘s permit upon arrival at the site
• Enter and leave the classroom as quietly as possible
• Not converse with the students, teacher and/or instructional aides during the visitation
• Not interfere with any school activity
• Keep the length and frequency of classroom visits reasonable
• Follow the school‘s established procedures for meeting with the teacher and/or principal after
the visit, if needed
• Learn and follow the school-wide behavioral expectations
• Return the visitor‘s permit to the point of origin before leaving the campus.
Any individual who disrupts a school site or fails to follow school rules and/or procedures is subject to removal from the school site and may be further restricted from visiting the school.

CODE OF CONDUCT

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Section 300 of Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations requires pupils to follow school regulations, obey all directions, be diligent in study and respectful to teachers and others in authority, and refrain from the use of profane and vulgar language.
Every student, pre-school through adult, has the right to be educated in a safe, respectful and welcoming environment. Every educator has the right to a teacher in an atmosphere free from disruption and obstacles that impede learning. The Los Angeles Unified School District is committed to creating a climate on each campus where every student feels safe and welcome.
Guiding Principles for Everyone in the School
1. Be Respectful
2. Be Responsible
3. Be Appreciative of Differences
4. Be Honest
5. Be Safe
6. Be a Life-Long Learner  

STANDARD SCHOOL ATIRE POLICY

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Our school is continuing to implement our School Uniform Policy. Our school colors are blue and burgundy. The uniform consists of a solid colored collared shirt or blouse (polo style or crew neck) in burgundy or blue (navy or light) and pants, shorts, skirt or jumper in navy blue or dark blue jeans. Parents receive a copy of our Standard School Attire Policy at the beginning of the school year. Please read and review it carefully. Uniforms can be purchased at various department stores. Uniforms help children focus on their studies and provide for a safer learning environment.

STUDENT HEALTH INSURANCE

The LAUSD‘s Children‘s Health Access and Medi-Cal Program (CHAMP) can assist parents to enroll their children into free or low-cost health insurance programs such as Medi-Cal, Healthy Kids and Kaiser Permanente Child Health Plan. There are programs for children regardless of immigration status. Parents can call the toll-free CHAMP HELPLINE at (866) 742-2273 for enrollment assistance or visit the CHAMP website at http://CHAMP.lausd.net. Schools can schedule staff or parents presentation by contacting the CHAMP office

SCHOOL SECURITY

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Schools must adhere to the District’s policy on maintaining a closed campus. In order to maintain a safe learning environment for our students, all gates, except the door in the main office, will be locked after the start of school, 8:15 a.m. Student exit gates will be unlocked prior to dismissal time.

TARDIES/ABSENCES

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Every student is expected to attend school on a daily basis, unless there is valid justification for the absence [Education Code 48200]. Please refrain from allowing your child to have “parent permitted truancies.” These truancies are best described as absences for reasons other than what the law allows. They may include the following:

  •  Running errands for family
  •  Babysitting
  •  Vacations or trips
  •  Inclement weather
  •  Transportation problems

School attendance is vital to students’ achievement. Students who develop patterns of good attendance are much more likely to be successful both academically and socially. When your child is absent or tardy for any reason, you will need to send a written excuse stating the reason for his/her absence. You may also phone the office on the morning of the absence. If your child is out for a week or more, he/she will have to be checked by the school nurse or private doctor before returning to his/her classroom. For a successful academic career, it is imperative that your child attend school regularly and arrive on time. We cannot give permission for you to take your child on vacation during scheduled class time.

Arrival/Dismissal

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Pupils walking to school are to use one of the supervised gates on 8th Street or Bromont Avenue when coming to school and at dismissal. Due to security, supervision, and traffic, students coming to school or being picked up from school in a car will need to use the Bromont Avenue exit. Parents should follow the car line procedures to drop-off or pick-up their children in a car. Please do not double park or you could be cited by the Los Angeles Police Department or School Police. Children are not allowed on campus before 7:30 a.m. as there is NO SUPERVISION on campus for them. Students should be on campus by 8:00 a.m. After dismissal, students should go straight home unless they will be participating in one of our After School Programs

SAFETY

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Plan the safest route to and from school with your child. Instruct them to cross all streets only at intersections and to always use crosswalks and signals. If you drive your child to school, YOU WILL NEED TO USE THE CAR LINE AT THE BROMONT AVENUE GATE when you are dropping them off or picking them up. THE MOST DANGEROUS HAZARDS FOR CHILDREN ARE:

1. Double Parking
2. Crossing in the middle of the street to meet someone who is waiting on the opposite side of the street
3. Purchasing snacks, ice cream or other items from street vendors

 

CELLULAR TELEPHONE USE BY STUDENTS

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It is the policy of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) to prohibit the use of cellular phones or any electronic signaling device by students on campus during normal school hours. Students are permitted to possess cellular phones, pagers, or electronic signaling devices on
campus provided that any such device shall remain “off” and stored in a locker, backpack, purse, pocket, or other place where it is not visible during normal school hours. Students are permitted to use cellular phones, pagers, or electronic signaling devices on campus before and after school or during school activities that occur outside of school hours. For District, state and national assessments, students are prohibited access to any unauthorized electronic devices at any time during the entire testing session. Students must comply anytime a request is made by school personnel to cease the use of a cellular telephone, pager or other signaling device even before or after school. Schools may adopt more stringent cellular phone policies through the School Site Council. Cell phone use on the school bus is for emergency purposes only; driver authorization is required. For more information you may call (800) 522-8737. The District is not responsible for lost or stolen cellular telephones or other personal items of value such as iPods, cameras, electronic games, radios, CD players, computers, etc.

EMERGENCY INFORMATION

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Please complete your emergency information sheet and return it to school immediately. It is very important for us to be able to locate you at home or at work in case of illness or emergency. Please list only neighbors or relatives with a telephone that you authorize to care for your child. We need to have updated emergency information on file for each student. If you change your address, phone number, or emergency contact person during the school year, inform the office immediately. This is for your child's safety!!

RELEASE OF CHILDREN DURING SCHOOL HOURS

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For your child's safety, it is important that they not leave campus during school hours except under the following condition:
The parent or authorized guardian must appear in the Main Office in person with photo identification and be identified by the child. NO CHILD will be released to an adult who is not listed on the emergency card.