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FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL
1ST – 12TH GRADE:
TUESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2016
GRADE BEGIN END
1-5 8:15 AM 2:50 PM
6-8 8:00 AM 3:10 PM
9-12 8:00 AM 3:10 PM
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31, 2016
GRADE BEGIN END
Kindergarten 8:15 AM 2:50 PM
-To Be Announced-
REGISTRATION DATES & INFO:
LITTLE RAM’S PRESCHOOL PROGRAM
Now accepting applications. offers a developmental approach to learning, to typically developing four year old children on a tuition basis.
Limited space available! Applications accepted until 4:30pm August 26th.
SEE FLYER HERE
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 8th through Friday, August 12th from 9:00 a.m. – 12 Noon and 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
GILSON MIDDLE SCHOOL
NEW STUDENT ENROLLMENT:
August 8th – 11th from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM and 1:00PM – 3:00 PM
RETURNING STUDENT REGISTRATION:
Bring registration forms (completed by a parent/guardian) during the following times:
8th GRADE * August 15th * 9AM – 12PM
7th GRADE * August 16th * 9AM – 12PM
6th GRADE * August 17th * 9AM – 12PM
VALDEZ HIGH SCHOOL
Registration: August 15-18
Finalize Class Schedules/Locker Assignments
Remember to bring the Registration Packet you
received in the mail – – completed by a parent/guardian
SENIORS August 15, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon
Senior Transfers August 15, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
JUNIORS August 16, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon
Junior Transfers August 16, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
SOPHOMORES August 17, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon
Soph. Transfers August 17, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
FRESHMAN August 18, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon
Fresh. Transfers August 18, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
*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 30th
WHERE: Hermon Hutchens Cafeteria
TIME: 9:30 a.m.
*Meet the Drivers * Learn Bus Safety Rules * Bus Tours * Meet Teachers and Visit Classrooms*
Kindergarten parents are responsible for picking up their students at 2:50 p.m. daily dismissal from Hermon Hutchens if not riding the bus provided for students who live out of town.
First day of school for Kindergartners is Wednesday, August 31 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 18th from 5– 6pm
GMS Ice Cream Social & Open House
For middle school students and their families
Monday, August 22nd from 5:30-6:30pm
Pick up final schedules and visit classrooms
CLICK HERE to see First Day, Registration and Welcome Event information on KVAK Radio’s website.
SCHOOL BREAKFAST WILL BE SERVED
IN ALL THREE SCHOOLS
COST PER STUDENT$1.50
SCHOOL 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.
CLICK HERE for more information and eligibility requirements.
SCHOOL CALENDAR DATES 2016-2017
Aug 18-19 – In-service Day ALL SCHOOLS – No School
Aug 22 –Teacher Work Day ALL SCHOOLS – No School
Aug 23 – SCHOOL OPENS GRADES 1 – 12
Aug 31 – First Day of School for Kindergarten
Sept 5 – Holiday for all students and staff (Labor Day)
To be announced – First Day of School for Preschool
Sept 19 – In-service Day ALL Schools – No School
Sept 20 – ALL SCHOOLS: No School (Parent Teacher Conferences)
Oct 10 – In-service Day ALL Schools – No School
Oct 21 – END OF FIRST QUARTER
Nov 11 – In-service Day ALL SCHOOLS – No School
Nov 24-25 – Thanksgiving Holiday
Dec 21 – END OF SECOND QUARTER / First Semester Completed
Dec 22 – Jan 4 – Christmas Holidays & Vacation for Students
Jan 4 – Teacher Workday ALL SCHOOLS – No School
Jan 5 – Back to School After Christmas
Jan 16 – In-service Day ALL SCHOOLS – No School
Feb 7 – ALL SCHOOLS: No School (Parent Teacher Conferences)
Feb 10 – In-service Day ALL SCHOOLS – No School
Mar 10 – END OF THIRD QUARTER
Mar 13-17 – SPRING BREAK
Mar 20 – In-service Day ALL SCHOOLS – No School
Apr 21 – In-service Day ALL SCHOOLS – No School
Apr 24 – In-service Day ALL SCHOOLS – No School
May 24 – Valdez High School Graduation
May 25 – School Closes for All Students / Second Semester Completed
May 26 – Teacher Work Day ALL SCHOOLS – No School
Last Day of School for Teachers
ARRIVAL TIME FOR FIRST STOPS
Morning Routes Kindergarten thru 12th Grade
Route 1: Eagle (K-5 only)
Old Valdez Area:
Sawmill/9th …………………….7:22 a.m.
Glacier View Trailer Park…..7:27 a.m.
Valdez Mobile Home Park… 7:30 a.m.
Aleutian Village ………………. 7:38 a.m.
Mineral Creek Loop Area….. 7:40 a.m.
Klutina (cul-de-sac)…………. 7:50 a.m.
Route 2: Sea Lion (6-12 ONLY)
Old Valdez Area:
Sawmill/9th……………………… 7:17 a.m.
Valdez Mobile Home Park…..7:25 a.m.
Aleutian Village…………………. 7:30 a.m.
Willard’s Body Shop…………… 7:33 a.m.
Best Western Harbor Inn……..7:40 a.m.
Route 3: Crab (K-12)
Most In town Areas
Simmons Trailer Park………….. 7:27 a.m.
Cotton Wood Subdivision…….. 7:30 a.m.
Homestead Road…………………. 7:33 a.m.
Safeway………………………………. 7:41 a.m.
Coast Guard Housing Area…… 7:47 a.m.
Route 4: Orca Whale (K-12)
Robe River /Corbin Creek Area
Robe Lane/Raven Dr……………. 7:15 a.m.
Raven Dr to Eagle Dr……………. 7:16 a.m.
River (Eagle to Falcon)…………. 7:18 a.m.
Falcon (River to Dylen)………… 7:19 a.m.
Falcon (Dylen to Derk)………… 7:20 a.m.
Eagle (Derk to Dylen)…………… 7:21 a.m.
Eagle (Dylen to River)……………7:22 a.m.
River (Eagle to Richardson)……7:25 a.m.
Woodway/Mendenhall Area….. 7:30 a.m.
Route 5: Brown/Bear (K-12)
Richardson Highway/Alpine woods area:
Richardson (11.2 to Chalet)………….. 7:04 a.m.
Alpine Woods Area………………………. 7:10 a.m.
Richardson (Chalet to Dylen)………. 7:19 a.m.
ZURICH Loop (North Pacific Rim).. 7:35 a.m.
Richardson (1562 to 1310)……………. 7:38 a.m.
VHS (Pick up students for HHES)…. 7:45 a.m.
Route 6: Rabbit (P-12)
Students riding this bus must have approval from the Special Needs Department and/or School Principal. Route will be determined once all riders have been confirmed.
*To avoid a last minute rush, please have your children arrive at the bus stop 3 minutes prior to scheduled pickup.
For safety reasons:
Please encourage your children to wait until the bus is completely stopped before approaching the bus and to
NEVER CHASE THE BUS
If you have any questions on bus routes please call First Student @ 835-9525
SPORTS FEES FOR THE 2016-2017 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.
The 2016-2017 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.
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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:
Lea Cockerham, Title IX Coordinator – Valdez High School – (907) 835-4767
Suzie Michaud, Section 504 Coordinator – Valdez City Schools District Office – (907) 835-4357
Rod Schug, School Administrator – Valdez High School – (907) 835-4767
Jim Nygaard, Superintendent – Valdez City School 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.