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FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL
1ST – 12TH GRADE:

TUESDAY, AUGUST 22, 2017

GRADE                                  BEGIN                                    END
1-5                                        8:15am                                 2:50pm
6-8                                      8:00am                                 3:10pm
9-12                                     8:00am                                 3:10pm

KINDERGARTEN:

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2017

GRADE                                    BEGIN                                     END
Kindergarten                               8:15am                                   2:50pm

PRESCHOOL:

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2017

GRADE                                    BEGIN                                     END
Preschool                                 8:00am                                   12:00pm

REGISTRATION DATES & INFO:

HERMON HUTCHENS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Registration for Kindergarten through Fifth Grade students who did not attend Valdez City Schools last year (and have not already pre-registered) begins Monday, August 7th through Friday, August 11th from 9am – 12 Noon and 1 – 3pm

GILSON MIDDLE SCHOOL

NEW STUDENT ENROLLMENT:

August 14th – 16th from 9am – 12 Noon and 1 – 3pm
RETURNING STUDENT REGISTRATION: 
Bring registration forms (completed by a parent/guardian) during the following times:
8th GRADE * August 14th * 9am – 12 Noon
7th GRADE * August 15th * 9am – 12 Noon
6th GRADE * August 16th 9am – 12 Noon

VALDEZ HIGH SCHOOL

Registration: August 14th – 17th
Finalize Class Schedules/Locker Assignments

Remember to bring the Registration Packet you
received in the mail – – completed by a parent/guardian

SENIORS                             August 14, 9am – 12 Noon
Senior Transfers             August 14, 1 – 3pm

JUNIORS                             August 15, 9am – 12 Noon
Junior Transfers             August 15, 1 – 3pm

SOPHOMORES                August 16, 9am – 12 Noon
Soph. Transfers               August 16, 1 – 3pm

FRESHMAN                       August 17, 9am – 12 Noon
Fresh. Transfers              August 17, 1 – 3pm

*New Students Gilson Middle School, Valdez High School, Hermon Hutchens Elementary School

To complete enrollment, new students will need: current immunization records, birth certificate copy, school transcripts, and a physical examination statement completed by a current licensed medical practitioner.

STUDENT PICTURES DATES

Student Photos:
Details to be announced through Individual Schools

KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS AND PARENTS

ORIENTATION for all Kindergartners who will be entering school this year.
WHEN:  Tuesday, August 29th
WHERE: Hermon Hutchens Cafeteria
TIME: 9:30 am
*Meet the Drivers * Learn Bus Safety Rules * Bus Tour * Meet Teachers*

Parent Reminder:

Kindergarten students are released from class at 2:50pm Monday-Thursday and at 1:50pm on Friday.
Students are welcome to ride a bus if provided, be picked up by parents at the classroom, or be picked up at parent pickup after school.

First day of school for Kindergartners is Wednesday, August 30th at 8:15am.

KINDERGARTEN E.P.S.F. SCREENING

(Early Prevention of School Failure)
Valdez City Schools will screen Kindergarten students on August 23-29 at HHES.

NO SHOTS – NO SCHOOL

Check your health records to make sure your children have received all their immunizations. ALASKA LAW REQUIRES that all children be immunized against polio, diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, Hepatitis A & B, measles, rubella, and have two Varicella shots if the child has not had chicken pox. If the child has had chicken pox medical verification is required in order to attend Alaska Schools. Verification that a child is appropriately immunized must be medically certified and show the date of each dose of vaccine. Provisions are available for medical or religious exemptions. If your child needs an immunization, contact your private physician, public health nurse or local health department.

WELCOME EVENTS

Hot Dog Howdy

Hermon Hutchens Elementary School
Welcoming Event for Students & Parents Grades 1 – 5
Thursday, August 17th from 5– 6pm

GMS/VHS Ice Cream Social & Open House

For middle/high school students and their families
Monday, August 21st from 5:30-6:30pm
Pick up final schedules and visit classrooms

SCHOOL BREAKFAST WILL BE SERVED
IN ALL THREE SCHOOLS


COST PER STUDENT$1.50
SCHOOL LUNCH PRICES
Elementary Lunches
$2.50 per day, Includes fresh 1/2 pint milk,
Fresh Milk Only – $.75
GMS & High School Lunches
$3.25 per day, Includes fresh 1/2 pint milk
NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM
Valdez City Schools is pleased to announce our participation in the National School Lunch Program.  Meals will be available to all children at our following schools:  Valdez High School, George Gilson Middle School and Hermon Hutchens Elementary. Meals meet nutritional standards set by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Our schools will participate in the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program.
If your income is less than or equal to the following guidelines you are eligible for free or reduced-price meals.
CLICK HERE for more information and eligibility requirements.

FACILITIES USE

The 2017-2018 sports season for all state sponsored activities, and most school sports events have been scheduled.  To prevent building-use/playing time conflicts, the Valdez City School District requests that non-school sponsored activity sponsors contact the Maintenance Office, 835-4706 (as early as possible) to review the schools’ scheduled activities prior to setting their schedules/seasons.

BUS ROUTES

CLICK HERE for Arrival time for First Stops
& Morning Routes Kindergarten thru 12th Grade

SPORTS FEES FOR THE 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR

Valdez High School Students:
$100.00 per student/per activity for Basketball, Cheerleading, Football, Nordic Skiing, Volleyball, Swimming, Wrestling, Cross-Country Running, Band, Choir, Track & Field, Baseball, Native Youth Olympics (NYO), and all Activity Managers.  All students need to have a physical prior to participating in Sports. Hardship cases will be considered by the Principal.
Gilson Middle School Students:
Fees are per student/per activity.
$100 for basketball, volleyball, and wrestling
$50 for cross-country running, Native Youth Olympics, and Track & Field
Above fees apply to activity managers as well.
Hardship cases will be considered by the Principal.

LINKS AT A GLANCE
Click links below for information

SCHOOL CALENDAR

BUS ROUTES

REGISTRATION & FIRST DAY SCHEDULES

SCHOOL LUNCH INFORMATION

VALDEZ CITY SCHOOLS
NOTIFICATION OF CIVIL RIGHTS

In compliance with the Executive Order 11246; Title II of the Education Amendments of 1976; Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended by the Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972; Title IX Regulation Implementing Education Amendments of 1972; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; and all other Federal, State, School rules, laws regulations, and policies, Valdez City Schools shall not discriminate on the basis of sex, age, race, color, national origin, religion, handicap, disability, parenthood, pregnancy, marital status, change in marital status, veteran’s status, veterans’ disability, political affiliation, admission/access to, or treatment/employment in its programs and activities, in its educational programs or activities. It is the intent of Valdez City Schools to comply with both the letter and spirit of the law in making certain discrimination does not exist in its policies, regulations, and operations. Grievance procedures for Title IX and Section 504 have been established for students, their parents and employees who feel discrimination has been shown by Valdez City Schools.

Specific complaints of alleged discrimination under Title IX (sex) and Section 504 (handicap) should be referred to:
TBA, Title IX Coordinator , Valdez High School , (907) 835-4767
Suzie Michaud, Section 504 Coordinator , Valdez City Schools District Office (907) 835-4357

Title IX complaints may also be filed with the Office for Civil Rights:
Office for Civil Rights, Seattle Office Henry M. Jackson Federal Bldg., 915 Second Ave, Room 3310, Seattle, Washington 98174-1099
(206) 220-7900 / email OCR.Seattle@ed.gov

All students attending Valdez City Schools may participate in education programs and  activities, including but not limited to health, physical education, music and vocational
and technical education, (consumer education, trades & industrial education, business & office education, etc.), regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, age, handicap or sex.

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