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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
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2017
GRADE BEGIN END
Kindergarten 8:15am 2:50pm
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
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*
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.
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$1.50SCHOOL LUNCH PRICES
$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.
for more information and eligibility requirements.
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.
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
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.