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2013 Back to School Newsletter

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August 5, 2013

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HI-LINER
HI-LITES
‚ÄúTogether we are building a legacy of excellence, one student at a time.‚ÄĚ VOLUME XXXV, NUMBER 1 August/September 2013
Superintendent’s Corner
Mr. Dean Koppelman, Superintendent
‚ÄúTogether we are building a legacy of excellence, one student at a time.‚ÄĚ I hope all of you have had a very enjoyable summer and that you have been able to spend some quality time with family, friends, and relatives. I would like to welcome all of our students, staff, and parents back for the start of another school year, and I wish all of you the very best. It‚Äôs hard to believe that our fall activities will be starting practice soon. Our staff will be involved with in-service activities on August 23, 26, and 27, with the first day of school for our students being Wednesday, August 28th. I would also like to take this opportunity to extend a special welcome to our new students, families, and staff members. I believe you will find your experience in our school system to be very positive and if there is anything we can do to help, please don‚Äôt hesitate to ask. To continue the up-keep of our buildings and facilities, we have had various projects take place this summer, both inside and outside of the buildings. We had all of the parking lots at our school buildings resealed, which will help preserve them well into the future. The new parking lot to the north of the high school was paved. When you attend Hi-Liner football games at Hanna Field you will notice quite an improvement in the sound delivered from our public address system. We have had a very good quality sound system installed and this combined with our new scoreboard, will help to provide everyone in attendance a positive game experience. I hope you are able to attend as many of our extracurricular events as your schedule allows. It is very enjoyable to watch our students compete and perform in our various activities. Our students and coaches/advisers involved in these programs put in a great amount of time and effort and appreciate your support. Once again, I look forward to working with all of you to have a very good school year. I would like to thank you for all of the support you provide to our school system. Go ‚ÄúHi-Liners!‚ÄĚ
SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
Mrs. Kristi Brandt, Principal
‚ÄúTogether we are building a legacy of excellence, one student at a time‚ÄĚ It only seems like yesterday that we were making arrangements for graduation. However, it is time to focus our sights on the 2013-2014 school year. This newsletter is full of important information for you to digest. Please read through it and give a call if you have any questions. I‚Äôd like to introduce the new members of our staff here in the Junior Senior High School building. We are excited about each of them and we know they will make many positive contributions to Valley City Junior /Senior High School. Joelle Manlove will be teaching science in the junior high; taking over Mr. Watterson‚Äôs position. Mrs. Manlove comes to us with some great experience working with VCSU‚Äôs Prairie Waters program; along with several years of science instruction. Misty Olds will be teaching our Reading Intervention courses along with English 10 this year. Ms. Olds has been an English teacher at Oakes and has some great assets to provide our building. Jennifer Lambrecht will be our new 10-12 counselor. Jennifer has received some great experience as an intern at Fargo North and is excited to join our team. 1
Martin Bratrud will be our new 7-12 Activities Director. Mr. Bratrud comes to us from Flasher, ND where he was a Superintendent. He has had some great experience in Texas with the activities world and has some great ideas to help our activities progress forward. Toni Haglund will be serving as our new high school head secretary. Toni has been an administrative assistant for the SEEC teacher center. She has great energy and will provide a lot of organizational expertise for the office.
Please be aware; we do not make class changes to satisfy requests for study halls. Powerschool was implemented as our student information system and the program does the scheduling of students from the requests that are made. Please keep in mind the magnitude of the master schedule and the need to keep class sizes balanced within a reasonable number. Students will be scheduled into classes from periods 1-7 and junior and senior students will not necessarily have 7th period free. As indicated in our newly updated school policy, students must be scheduled in a minimum of 6 of 7 class periods (with the 7th class a study hall if the student desires). If a junior student happens to have study hall period 1 or period 7, they will have the opportunity to earn the privilege of not needing to be in attendance that hour. (This is a newly adopted policy that is spelled out in more detail at the end of my article under ‚ÄúPolicy Changes‚ÄĚ) Seniors also will be able to earn the privilege to leave school during any of their study hall periods, whichever period of the day it falls keeping in mind that they must be in school 6 of the 7 periods each day. No junior or senior student is allowed to be gone from school more than one period per day and freshman and sophomore students are in school all 7 periods. Students will need parental permission to leave the building. Parents do have the option of having their student placed in a study hall.
Junior/Senior Information Letters
If you are a parent of a junior or a senior student this fall you will receive a letter in the mail from my office with some important information. Included are important dates and events that you should put on your calendar. The information is intended to make your lives easier having had this information early-please be watching for this mailing. Senior students need to make sure they have all of the requirements for graduation met. Students should have already done this with Mr. Winning when registering with him for their classes last spring, but if there are any questions students should re-visit with our new high school counselor Ms. Lambrecht as soon as possible when school starts in August. Ms. Lambrecht will continue to work with all students and their schedules to make sure they are meeting the requirements for graduation. According to North Dakota Century Code, each student is, upon request, entitled to receive a consultative review of the student’s individual high school education plan at least once during each high school grade. Upon this request the high school is required to provide this review for the student. In order to meet this requirement, our school counselors conduct individual meetings with each individual student during each year as the students prepare to register for classes for the following school year. However, if an additional request for a review is submitted, then we will be sure to arrange that with the student and the student’s parents if that is the wish.
2013-2014 Registration!!
Since many tasks can be completed that will make the first day of school much easier for your student, I strongly recommend that you come in for registration during the scheduled registration times. (Students must be registered before they are able to attend the first day of classes. Students that are not registered by the first day of school will not be registered during the first school day but will have to register after 3:30 pm on the first day in order to be able to be in school the next day.) During regular school hours the senior high office cannot accommodate registration of students due to the multiple tasks ongoing during the regular school day. The registration schedule is as follows and early registration is not possible due to the need for the computer system to be set up for the process. Registration will be held in the Hi-Liner Diner. Thurs, Aug. 15, 2013 Fri., Aug. 16, 2013 Mon., Aug. 19, 2013 9 am - 1 pm and 4 pm - 6 pm 9 am - 1 pm and 4 pm - 6 pm 8:30 am ‚Äď 3:30 pm (New Students)
Registration and Student Schedules
I hope that each of you as parents will take the time to come to school with your student during registration to pick up important materials and ensure that we have the proper contact information. Please check to see that your email address is current as that is the primary means of distribution of information from the school. Finalized schedules may be picked up during registration. Your student received a list of their requested classes last spring. Students were to bring these home and share them with you. In most cases these requests were accurate. Students were informed that they needed to be sure their schedule included all of the classes they wanted to take and changes had to be made last spring if there were errors. We do not make it a practice to change schedules once I have balanced classrooms and sections. In late June, I finalize all schedules; print them off and review them to ensure students are scheduled for a full day. Some students will have to make some choices due to some scheduling conflicts; Ms. Lambrecht will work with those students individually.
Enjoy the rest of your summer and I look forward to working with your students in the fall!
Important! New Policy Changes!
These are important for parents and students to know for the coming school year!! 1. Attendance: (adopted 2012) This is an extensive policy‚ÄĒplease familiarize yourself with the policy in its entirety. This is a summary of the one major change.
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Regular attendance is required and only absences or tardiness resulting from school related activities, illness, or church sponsored activities will be excused. Special events or situations may be excused at the discretion of the building principal. The parent or guardian must call the principal‚Äôs office by 9:00 AM on the day of the absence (to verify their knowledge of the absence). Calls that come in after 9:00 AM will result in the student being marked unexcused for the hours the absences were not verified. Students may have disciplinary consequences for the number of unexcused absences logged. This could include detentions, missing activities, and suspension at the discretion of the principal. Parents and students will be notified of any unverified absences. Notes will not be honored, ONLY CALLS. Messages may now be left on the office voice mail system any time of the day or night. 2. Senior Class/Open Campus During Study Hall (# 5625) (Adopted 2011-Revised 2013) Summary: All students must attend 6 periods a day. In order for Juniors and Seniors to receive the free study hall privilege they must be passing all of their classes with C‚Äôs or better. (Juniors who have 1st or 7th hour study halls on their schedule can earn the privilege to leave campus during one of those periods. Seniors can leave during any one scheduled study hall during their day after having earned the privilege.) Cumulative grades at the end of the previous year will determine quarter one privileges. Grades will be checked quarterly‚ÄĒ please see the handbook for the more detailed policy. Students will need parental permission to leave the building. Parents do have the option of having their student placed in a study hall.
clearance form must be secured from the principal. Permission from the teacher of each classroom visited must also be indicated on the form and then returned to the principal prior to the day the visitor is expected. Visitors are expected to conform to the rules and regulations of Valley City High School. It is the responsibility of the student to see that the guest is properly aware of the procedures and conduct expected. 5. Cell Phones (Adopted 2011) Summary Cellular phones must be off and out of sight at all times during the school day from 8:25 a.m. to 3:25 p.m. with the exception of a student’s designated lunch-time. Students may access their cell phones during their assigned lunch period only. However, during this time notification functions must be on silent/vibrate. The intent of this privilege is to allow students the opportunity to check messages and make necessary contacts. Students must have their cell phones off and put away between the 1st and 2nd bell after lunch and before they enter any classrooms.
JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL
Mr. Daniel Larson, Jr. High Principal and Activities Director
‚ÄúTogether we are building a legacy of excellence, one student at a time.‚ÄĚ
Junior/Senior High School 
Dates¬†to¬†Remember¬† ¬† Aug¬†15¬†&¬†16¬†........¬†Jr/Sr¬†High¬†School¬†Registration¬† ¬†............................¬†9:00¬†AM¬†‚Äź¬†1:00¬†PM¬†and¬†4:00¬†‚Äź¬†6:00¬†PM¬† Aug¬†22¬†.................¬†New¬†Student¬†Registration¬† ¬†............................¬†8:30¬†AM‚Äź3:30¬†PM¬† Aug¬†28¬†.................¬†1st¬†Full¬†Day¬†of¬†School¬† Sep¬†2¬†...................¬†No¬†School¬†‚ÄstLabor¬†Day¬† Sep¬†17¬†.................¬†8th¬†Grade¬†Courage¬†Retreat¬† Sep¬†23‚Äź28¬†............¬†Homecoming¬†Week¬†
Important! Policies to Know/Review (Along With Your Student Handbook)!
3. Academic Intervention Policy (Adopted 2011) As of the 2010-2011 school year, if a student has not met the proficiency on the state assessment which covers the standards set forth by the state of North Dakota, that student will be identified for possible intervention services. Students will also be identified if their 7th-10th grade assessment data indicates consistent deficiencies in their performance. Once identified, additional data (example: Local NWEA MAP test data) for that student will be collected and analyzed to determine if an intervention plan is needed. See policy # 5610 for the full description. 4. Student Visitors (Adopted 2011) Students desiring to bring a visitor to the school during regular school hours must receive permission AT LEAST 1 DAY IN ADVANCE. Initial permission for the visit and a visitor
Grades 7 ‚Äď 9
Welcome back to our students as they return to school after summer vacation to start the 2013/2014 school year. For the upcoming school year I will be the Principal for grades 7-9. 7 & 8 grade parents should call 845-0483 Ext. 3 when contacting the school regarding their child. Parents of 9th graders should call 845-0483 Ext. 2 when calling the school regarding their son or daughter. Parents wishing to contact me directly can do so by calling 845-0483 Ext. 115. Youth Frontiers are scheduled to come out to our school to work with 8th grade students for the fourth year in a row. Youth Frontiers will be conducting a ‚ÄúCourage Retreat‚ÄĚ on September 17, 2013. The ‚ÄúCourage Retreat‚ÄĚ put on by Youth 3
Frontiers will work with our students in the areas of respect, positive decision- making, bullying, how to handle peer pressure, moral courage, acting with courage, and doing what is right. If you would like more information on this program I encourage you to go to: http://www.youthfrontiers.org/schools/courageretreat/parent-video. The Junior High students will once again have the ‚ÄúFresh Fruits and Vegetables Program‚ÄĚ. This allows students to receive a healthy snack consisting of a fruit or vegetable during the school day at no cost. Students who are involved in athletics need to be sure to have their physicals updated before the first day of practice as they will not be allowed to practice until that is turned in. Junior High students need to be passing all of their classes in order to be eligible to compete in athletics and activities. Students who are not passing a class after a weekly grade check would not be able to compete until the following weekly grade check. The Valley City Junior High students met AYP in the 2012/2013 school year. We need to make AYP two years in a row to be taken off of the ‚ÄúSchool Improvement‚ÄĚ cycle. I credit our students‚Äô success to a number of different factors. First of all I credit our students‚Äô work ethic and their making a concentrated effort in doing their very best on the state assessment test. I also credit our teaching staff for making sure that our students are prepared to be successful through their analysis of student data and their lesson design. In addition, we have implemented two effective interventions in the areas of Reading (Read 180) and Math (Compass Math). Students are identified for these interventions by their grades and test scores on the North Dakota State Assessment and their Fall and Spring MAP tests. Students whose scores reflect a need are given an extra period of instruction in these areas. Students who are unable to complete their homework in a timely manner will be given extra help before and after school through our Individualized Learning Center (ILC). ILC is utilized during the day by providing a smaller, highly structured, learning environment for students. Our ILC also supports our Educational Recovery (ER) program. Instructors will assign students to ER when a student is having a difficult time getting homework completed and turned in on time. ER allows students to receive full credit for work completed when it is done in a timely manner. When ER is assigned it must be served that day unless there is a reason that would cause undue hardship to a family. I look forward to working with our students in the upcoming school year. Please feel free to contact me at anytime if you have questions.
From the Activity Director’s Desk
Mr. Martin Bratrud ‚ÄúTogether we are building a legacy of excellence, one student at a time.‚ÄĚ My name is Marty Bratrud and I will be serving as the new Activities Director for Valley City Public Schools. My family and I are coming to Valley City via Flasher, ND where I served as the Superintendent and Secondary Principal. I just completed my seventeenth year in education. Prior to Flasher I served ten years in Sugar Land, Texas as a teacher, coach, athletic coordinator and another five years in Needville, Texas as an administrator. My immediate family is comprised of my wonderful wife Sharon (from Minot, ND) and our son Arie, who will be a third grader this year at Jefferson Elementary School. We are excited to be joining the Hi-Liner family and look forward to becoming part of the Valley City community. Outside of myself, we will have several new coaches and advisors joining our activity programs. Jill Taylor will be taking the helm of the Volleyball team. Joining Coach Taylor, as volleyball assistant coaches will be Vanessa Kocka, returning to the program to be the JV coach, and Kristin Peterson, who will be moving up to the Sophomore team after coaching the Freshman team last year. Maddie Graciano, who is new this year, will be guiding the Freshman. Nikki Nelson is moving up to the 8th grade team after guiding our 7th grade girls last year. Rounding out the Volleyball staff will be Lizabeth Lindteigen, who will be taking over the 7th grade team. Returning to work with the Varsity Football team this year will be Brad Sufficool. New to the football program will be James Howard who will be joining the staff as a 7th grade coach. We are very pleased to announce that Joelle Manlove will be the sponsor of the Science Olympiad team this year. I know all of these folks are going to do a tremendous job working with our students. I invite you to take a moment to introduce yourself to them and join me in welcoming them to the HiLiner activity program family. As the year progresses, we will be developing a comprehensive activity program philosophy. The core foundation of this philosophy will be based on five pillars for our programs. 1. Learn the Fundamentals! Develop growth and fundamental skills of all students involved in our programs. 2. Safety and Healthy Habits! Develop safety protocols and health guidelines for all students in our programs. 3. Be Great Sports! Develop respect, character, and sportsmanship of all students in our programs. 4. Work Hard! Develop the work habits and dedication of all students in our programs. 5. Have Fun! Develop a positive atmosphere for all students in our programs. We will be seeking input from students, parents, sponsors, coaches, staff, and the community as we develop this initiative. Together we can do tremendous things! It‚Äôs a great day to be a Hi-Liner! 4
PLEASE MARK THESE IMPORTANT DATES ON YOUR CALENDAR: Parent Meeting: Thursday, August 8th 7:00 PM Hi-Liner Activity Center. (All Parents and Athletes in Fall Sports who are in Grades 9-12.) Following the general meeting in the Hi-Liner Activity Center there will be team meetings.
First August 19 South Gym 8:00 AM Practice Grade 7 Pictures August 27 Cafeteria 4:15 PM Contact: Coach Lizabeth Lindteigen ‚Äď Lizabeth.Lindteigen@gmail.com
Jr. High Volleyball
Reminder-Physical Forms: These forms will need to be
completed and on file by the first day of practice. All athletes are required to have a full physical each year. Physicals may be given to their coach or the Junior High Office. Students will not be allowed to practice until they have turned in the physical form.
First August 19 North Gym 8:00 AM Practice Grade 8 Pictures August 27 Cafeteria 4:15 PM Contact: Coach Nikki Nielsen ‚Äď nikki.lee.nielsen@gmail.com
Jr. High Volleyball
Fall Sports First Practice and Pictures Schedule 2013
First August Cross Country Practice 12 Grades August Pictures 7-12 15 Contact: Coach Brian Engelhard brian.engelhard@sendit.nodak.edu First August Boys Tennis Practice 12 Grades August Pictures 7-12 15 Contact: Coach Matt Nielson matthew.nielson@sendit.nodak.edu August 14 Grades August Pictures 9-12 22 Contact: Coach Scott Roehrich scott.roehrich@sendit.nodak.edu Football August 19 Grades 9August Pictures 12 27 Contact: Coach Jill Taylor Jill.r.Taylor.2@sendit.nodak.edu Volleyball Girls Golf First Practice August 5 First Practice First Practice Hanna Field Hanna Field 8:00 AM 8:30 AM
Mr. Chad Lueck, Principal
‚ÄúTogether we are building a legacy of excellence, one student at a time.‚ÄĚ
North Courts North Courts
7:00 PM 5:00 PM
Washington School 
Dates¬†to¬†Remember¬† ¬† Aug¬†5¬†¬†.................¬†Mr.¬†Lueck¬†Begins¬†Office¬†Hours¬† Aug¬†15¬†&¬†16¬†.......¬†Registration¬†(9:00¬†AM¬†‚Äst1:00¬†PM)¬†and¬† ¬†...........................¬†(4:00¬†PM¬†‚Äst6:00¬†PM)¬† Aug¬†23,¬†26,¬†27¬†....¬†Staff¬†In‚ÄźService¬† Aug¬†28¬†................¬†1st¬†Full¬†Day¬†of¬†School¬† Aug¬†29¬†................¬†Open¬†House¬†for¬†Parents¬† Sep¬†2¬†..................¬†No¬†School¬†‚ÄstLabor¬†Day¬† Sep¬†3¬†&¬†4¬†............¬†Eco¬†Ed¬†Camp¬†(6th¬†Grade)¬† Sep¬†10¬†................¬†School¬†Pictures¬† Sep¬†13¬†................¬†Kindness¬†Retreat¬† Sep¬†18¬†................¬†Giant¬†Fruit¬†Salad¬†
Hanna Field Hanna Field
7:30 AM 8:00 AM
Activity Center Activity Center
8:00 AM 8:00 AM
Bjornson GC Bjornson Grades 7 Pictures August 13 GC Contact: Coach Jim McDaniel ‚Äď jim.mcdaniel@sendit.nodak.edu Jefferson Jr. High First August 21 Football Practice Field Grade 7 Pictures August 27 Cafeteria Contact: Coach Scott Wilmes ‚Äď scott.wilmes@sendit.nodak.edu Jefferson Jr. High First August 21 Football Practice Field Grade 8 Pictures August 27 Cafeteria Contact: Coach Dan Bjorum ‚Äď dan.w.bjorum@sendit.nodak.edu
9:00 AM 10:00 AM
Principal, Chad Lueck
I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce myself as your new Principal. My name is Chad Lueck, pronounced LEAK, and I have spent the past seven years in the Litchville - Marion Public School system, five of which were as Elementary Principal. I am originally from Lidgerwood, North Dakota, and completed my undergraduate work at VCSU. I received my Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from NDSU. I am married to Trish, and we have three wonderful children, Brynn (4), Haylee (22 months), and Mason (2 months). I look forward to meeting all of you and your children in the coming weeks. Together we will achieve great things at Washington Elementary!
4:00 PM 3:45 PM
4:00 PM 3:45 PM
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Physical Education Teacher, Lizabeth Linteigen
I graduated from NDSU with a double major in Health and Physical Education. After I graduated I substitute taught for a year in Fargo, ND and then I taught for a year in northern Minnesota. There I taught K-1 Physical Education, 7-8 grade Physical Education, and a high school Dance class. My philosophy is to help promote physical fitness. By doing so, I hope to instill characteristics of teamwork, healthy decision-making, positive support, and respect. I am from a small town in ND called Turtle Lake. It is about an hour north of Bismarck. My mom and dad still live in Turtle Lake and they are farmers and ranchers. I have two older sisters. My middle sister, LeAnn, went to VCSU for elementary education. She now works at Crystal Springs Camp as the Program Director. My oldest sister is married and lives in Chicago. She went to Bethel University for Youth Ministry. Her husband is going back to graduate school while being an assistant football coach at the college he is attending. My sister also works at the college as an Assistant Resident Hall Director.
3:10 for 5th and 6th grade students. Breakfast is served daily from 8:05 to 8:25.
Student Registration
Registration for students in grades four, five, and six will be held Thursday, August 15th and Friday, August 16th in the school library from 9:00 ‚Äď 1:00 and 4:00 ‚Äď 6:00. Please use the west doors when registering. If your child is new to the Valley City School District (transferring from another district) please stop by the Central Administration office as soon as possible to sign a release so that we can request records from your former school district.
Bus Registration
Registration for all busing (rural, city, and shuttle) will be held in the administration building (460 North Central Ave.) at the same time as student registration. For the occasional bus rider, the fee is $2.45 for one-way and $4.90 for both AM and PM transportation. The shuttle bus is free only for those families who have registered and whose children live in either the Washington or Jefferson School area and need a ride to the other school on a daily or regular basis. Students riding the shuttle bus to Jefferson Elementary can eat breakfast at the Washington School from7:50 to 8:10. The morning shuttle bus for Jefferson students leaves Washington School at 8:15.
Tara Glandt
We also welcome Mrs. Tara Glandt to our building as a 4th grade teacher. Mrs. Glandt has transferred from Jefferson Elementary where she was a 2nd grade teacher last year.
Open House
There will be an open house for parents on Thursday, August 29th. Parents can attend either the 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM or 7:30 PM to 8:00 PM session.
Current Staff
6th Grade Teachers: Mr. Jan Beauchman, Mrs. Sandy Goeller, Mr. Jim McDaniel, Mrs. Annie Corbin 5th Grade Teachers: Mrs. Kathy Lentz, Mrs. Rhonda Nudell, Mrs. Kristi Kohler, Mrs. Andrea Jensen 4th Grade Teachers: Mrs. Jo Fitzner, Mrs. Natalie Boe, Mr. Dallas Dockter, Mrs. Tara Glandt Music: Mrs. Deb Bopp Physical Eduation: Ms. Lizabeth Lindteigen Art: Mrs. Lindsey Yanish Guidance Counselor: Mrs. Vanessa Kocka Library Staff: Mrs. Rhonda Knodel, Mrs. Roselyn Huber Title I: Mrs. Jill Burns ILC : Ms. Breanne Wenaas Resource Room: Mrs. Becky Maasjo, Mrs. Sandie Fast Learning Disabilities: Mrs. Robyn Borg, Mrs. Paige Kawasaki Speech: Mrs. Kate Schelkoph Hearing: Mrs. Sandy Sidler Custodians: Mr. Rick Derheim, Mrs. Kay Johnson Hot Lunch Staff: Nancy Sorensen, Lisa VanBruggen, Julie Yokom Administrative Assistant: Mrs. Amy Jorissen Principal: Mr. Chad Lueck
Building Behavior Plan
A building behavior plan will be available to parents and students during registration. Parents are asked to review the plan with their child and return a signed copy to the school office the first day of school. The purpose of the building behavior plan is to provide a learning environment that focuses on respect, responsibility, and safety. The plan is designed to develop good citizenship, self-discipline, and consideration of others.
Milk/Fruit/Vegetable Break
A milk break will be provided for students at Washington Elementary. For students interested in the milk break, a nonrefundable fee of $27.00 per semester or $50.00 for the school year will be charged. Parents can enroll their child for the milk break program during registration. We are excited to have the fruit and vegetable program again this school year. Fruits and vegetables will be offered to students three times each week. There is no cost to the students.
PTO News
The Washington PTO will be finishing up a playground improvement project very soon. The wood timbers on the playground will be removed and pea rock will be added. This will help to ensure student safety on the playground. The PTO will once again be running the Chip Shoppe fundraiser. This was a very successful fundraiser last year, which helped pay for the playground project as well as 21 new iPads for use in the 4th, 5th, and 6th grade classrooms. 6
First Day of School
The first day of school is Wednesday, August 28th. Classes start at 8:40 with dismissal at 3:05 for 4th grade students and
Officers for the PTO are: President; Kim Hesch, Vice President; Misti Kauffman, Secretary; Amy Noeske, Treasurer; Kelly Bennefeld. We will need new officers next year, please consider this opportunity.
Kindness Retreat
Washington Elementary will host Youth Frontiers for a Kindness Retreat on Friday, Sept 20th. The Kindness Retreat is an all day event engaging the 5th and 6th graders. The Youth Frontiers Kindness Retreat inspires character by engaging students in activities that emphasize the value of kindness. It empowers kids to be ‚Äúeveryday heroes‚ÄĚ by using kindness to include others, be respectful, and make the school a better place. Students learn that bullying is much more than physical fighting, and includes verbal taunting and social exclusion. The retreat then teaches students a positive and safe way to handle bullying situations. Participation in the retreat results in cognitive, attitudinal and behavioral shifts that decrease students‚Äô distractions to learning and build a positive school community.
must have a current copy of your child’s immunization record and their birth certificate on file by the first day of school. If your child is new to the Valley City School District (transferring from another district) please stop by the Central Administration office as soon as possible to sign a release so that we can request records from your former school district. We must receive school records from the previous school before a child begins classes at Jefferson. I would also like to remind you that North Dakota Century Code requires children to turn five by August 1st, 2013 to be eligible for kindergarten.
Shuttle Bus Service Available
There will be a free shuttle bus service available for students in grades 4-6 to Washington School that live in the old Jefferson School area. The shuttle bus will depart from Jefferson School at 8:15 AM each morning. Students that are riding the shuttle bus from Jefferson to Washington and are participating in the breakfast program will be allowed to eat breakfast at Jefferson School beginning at 8:00 AM.
Washington School Web Page
Parents can find information www.valley- city.k12.nd.us   about our school at
Daily Schedule for Jefferson School
School will begin at 8:40 AM and dismiss at 3:10 PM each day. The first day of school is August 28th and will be a full day. Breakfast is available for all students daily except on days when school starts late because of winter weather. Breakfast will be served for kindergarten through third grade students between 8:00‚Äď8:30 AM. Milk Break will be available for all students in grades K-3. A non-refundable fee of $27.00 per semester or $50.00 for the school year will be the cost per student. Unless students are participating in the breakfast program or are bus students they should not arrive to school before 8:25 AM. Students that arrive to school before the bell rings at 8:25 AM must remain seated in the gymnasium. This area is supervised from 8:00 until 8:25 AM. *For the safety of our students, only the main entrance on the west side of the school along Central Avenue will be open during the school day. All other entrances into the school will remain locked after the bell rings at 8:40 AM. All visitors must report to the office and receive a visitor‚Äôs pass. ** If your child needs to be picked up early during the school day please check in at the main office and sign them out. Students will not be allowed to wait for parents outside the building. We appreciate your cooperation in helping to make Jefferson School as safe as possible for our students.
Jefferson School News 
‚ÄúTogether we are building a legacy of excellence, one student at a time.‚ÄĚ
Mr. Troy Miller, Principal
Jefferson School
Dates to Remember
Aug 12 ................... PTO Meeting @ 12:00 PM in Jefferson ............................... Library Aug 15-16 .............. Registration (9:00-1:00) (4:00-6:00) each ............................... day in Jefferson Gymnasium for all students ............................... Grades K-3 Aug 23, 26, 27 ....... Teacher In-Service Aug 26 ................... Back to School Night 5:00-7:00 PM Aug 28 ................... First Day of School (Full Day) Sep 2 ...................... NO SCHOOL ‚Äď Labor Day Sep 6 ...................... School Pictures by Dutton‚Äôs Sep 26 .................... Giant Fruit Salad
School Registration
I would like to welcome all of our new students to Jefferson School, as well as those students that are returning back to Jefferson School. We are looking forward to an exciting year! Registration will be held on Thursday, August 15th and Friday, August 16th from 9:00 AM-1:00 PM and 4:00 PM6:00 PM each day. Registration will be held in the Jefferson Library, which is located in the south addition of the school. Parking is available in the Hanna Field Parking Lot and you can use the entrance on the south side of the building. We
Before & After School Drop-off & Pick-up of Students
Parking is available for parents in the Hanna Field Parking lot on the south side of Jefferson School. At the beginning of the school year I feel that it would be best for parents that park in the Hanna Lot to walk up to the main entrance along Central Avenue on the west side of the school to meet your child. This will enable the classroom teachers to make sure that their 7
students get with their parents or the proper individual responsible for picking them up. The entrance to the south addition and the north entrance will be open before school for drop off but will be locked during the school day for security reasons. The main entrance on the west side of the school will remain open during the school day. I ask that parents PLEASE wait outside of the school when picking up your child after school. The hallways become too congested if parents come into the building making it difficult for the teachers to walk their students to the doorway. Please do not come up to your child’s classroom to pick them up after school. This becomes a distraction while the classroom teachers are getting students ready for dismissal. There has been some concern expressed in the past about the traffic and parking of cars while students are being dropped off before school and picked up after school. Please respect the handicapped, fire lanes, and bussing lanes that have been established. Handicap stickers should be visible for those that are parking in the handicap areas. Traffic and parking concerns are especially prevalent in the bussing lane on Central Avenue and the drive-thru off Twelfth Avenue. Sky Line Villa has also expressed concerns with the amount of traffic in their drive-thru after school. Please remember that Sky Line Villa is private property and is not designed for cars to turn around that are picking up students. There is plenty of parking available in the Hanna Field parking lot. This may be a good alternative to parking on Central or Twelfth Avenue. Thank you for your cooperation in this manner.
I: Chrissie Gulmon & Mary Halvorson; OT: Lori Bjerke; PT: COTA: Bobbi Jo Suhr; Resource Room: Carol Denault, Elaine Jenison, & Rhonda Lindseth; Speech Language: Tracy Zaun and Mary Weyrauch; Hearing Impaired: Sandy Sidler; Library: Rhonda Knodle; Technology Coordinator: Bryan Kriewald; Library Aide: Holly Olauson; Custodial: Patrick Howe & Robert Burchill; Food Service: Cindy Knudson, Leah Sand, & Bonnie Karagan; Secretary: Marla Boom; Principal: Troy Miller.
Back to School Night
All students and parents are invited to attend the annual Backto-School Night on Monday, August 26th. The PTO will be serving supper in the Jefferson Gymnasium from 5:00-7:00 PM. Students and parents can bring their school supplies to their classroom and meet their teacher from 6:00-7:00 PM. A freewill offering will be taken to help defray the cost of the food.
Jefferson PTO
All parents are encouraged to become members of the Jefferson PTO. Our first meetings are held the second Monday of each month at 12:00 PM in the Jefferson Library beginning August 12th. We hope to see you there.
PTO Officers for 2013-2014
President ‚Äď Kyla Fetsch Vice President ‚Äď Misti Kauffman Secretary ‚Äď Stephanie Kruta Treasurer ‚Äď Karla Olson PTO agenda and minutes can be found on the school website at http://www.valley-city.k12.nd.us/jeffelem/pto.html
2013-2014 Jefferson Staff
I would like to welcome back all of our new and returning staff members to Jefferson School for the 2013-2014 school year. We have two new staff members at this time to introduce. Rhonda Lindseth will be a special education strategist and comes to us with eighteen years of teaching experience with the Sheyenne Valley Special Education Unit. She has been teaching in the Barnes County School District. Mary Weyrauch will be one of our speech pathologists at Jefferson this year. Ms. Weyrauch is a recent graduate of Minot State University. We have three staff members that are transferring to a different teaching assignment this school year. Ms. Glandt will be teaching fourth grade at Washington School. Ms. Roehrich will be teaching third grade at Jefferson School. Ms. Kriewald will be teaching second grade at Jefferson School. The following is a list of teaching and support staff members at Jefferson School for the 2013-2014 school year. Preschool: Patti Oberlander; Kindergarten: KeriAnn Eggert, Darla Jacobson, Nicole Powers, & Wendi Wilmes; First Grade: Wanda Bjerke, Nancy Ost, Jennifer Thoreson, & Tara Altringer; Second Grade: Suzy Becker, Jenny Kriewald, Jill Kvilvang, & Connie Schlittenhardt; Third Grade: Tonya Breckheimer, Becky Goven, Wendy McDaniel, & Natalie Potratz; Music: Karen Askerooth; Physical Education: Brad Sufficool; Counselor: Judi Hillier; Student Performance Strategist: Jill Taylor; Title
Music Program Schedule for 2013-2014
November 5th ‚Äď 2nd Grade Veteran‚Äôs Day Program ‚ÄúSing for the Red, White, and Blue‚ÄĚ at 2:00 & 7:00 PM December 2nd ‚Äď 3rd Grade Christmas Program ‚ÄúAll American Christmas‚ÄĚ at 2:00 & 7:00 PM February 11th ‚Äď 1st Grade Program ‚ÄúWelcome to the Jungle‚ÄĚ at 2:00 & 7:00 PM May 5th ‚Äď Kindergarten Program ‚ÄúThree Piggy Opera‚ÄĚ at 2:00 & 7:00 PM *All Music Programs are in the Jefferson Gymnasium
Jefferson School Web Page
Please visit our web site at www.valley-city.k12.nd.us. We hope that you find our web page a resource for information.
WELCOME BACK!!
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Nutrition Bits & Bites
Sue Milender, LRD, CLC Nutrition Services Director at VCPS 845-0483, ext. 108
At each registration site, we will be encouraging all households to sign up for an on-line account. Even if you choose not to use this method to pay, you will be able to check your child’s history using this system.
Avoid Lines at Registration by Paying Food Service Fees On-Line
On-line payment offers many advantages including ease of payment, no lines to pay for foodservice accounts at registration, low balance email reminders, and being able to check what your child has paid for in the past 30 days. If you would like to set up an account prior to registration, please send me an email at sue.milender@sendit.nodak.edu and I will send you the instructions as well as your children’s account number which you will need to set up an account.
Shorten Your To-Do List!
You can cross off adding money to your student's lunch account when you set up recurring payments with mySchoolBucks. By scheduling your payments, you can customize your account to work for you; while keeping your student's account from getting low. For more information, click on "Set it and Forget it" in the navigation bar above, or to set up scheduled payments login and choose "Make A Payment" from the menu. Select an item to purchase, enter the amount then add the item to the basket. Once the item is in the basket, you'll find the option to "Setup A Payment Schedule" just under your child's name. Click the link to enter your schedule options. We have a few foodservice updates and reminders for the next school year, but first I want to say we are very excited to feed your children! We take great pride in what and how we serve the students. Please remember that you are more than welcome to join your children for breakfast and lunch. We love to see parents involved in our program. As always, if you have any questions or comments please do not hesitate to call me, Sue Milender, Nutrition Services Director, at 8450483, ext. 108.
Meal Applications
Free and reduced meal applications are available at each registration table as well as in this newsletter. Applying for free and reduced meals is really a win-win situation for everyone. First, it is good for your pocket book. If you qualify, your children will get free or reduced breakfast and lunch (reduced breakfast costs .30 and reduced lunch costs .40), free or reduced rural bussing, and free or reduced participation fees for sports and other activities. Second, it is good for our school district because we receive state and federal dollars for each person that belongs to the program. You can apply at any time during the year, so if you get laid off each winter and your income qualifies, you can receive benefits. Reminder: You DO need to fill out a new application each and every year. It is due by the beginning of October or your children will default to a paid status and will be charged the full meal price.
Registration
Registration is nearly here. There will be tables set up at each school where funds may be placed into your child's meal account. You may put any amount in the account. Please remember that a separate check for foodservice is required. On the memo line of the check, please put the student’s account number. Keep in mind that it may be easier to put two, three, or four months worth into the account because days fly by fast and before you know it you are getting a reminder that more money is needed. Please pay promptly. If your child qualifies for free meals and would like to purchase items off the Jr./Sr. High School a la carte line, money needs to be deposited into the account. Cash will be accepted at the a la carte line. If you do not want your child to purchase off the a la carte line, just let us know and we can block that portion of the account; HOWEVER, we are not able to block supersizing due to lunch line restrictions. Therefore, PLEASE discuss this option with your child and if you decide not to allow any supersizing, including extra milk, that your child knows and abides by your decision. A breakfast account, separate from the lunch account, is needed if your child will be eating breakfast at one elementary school and taking the shuttle to the other elementary school where they will be eating lunch. The breakfast account will require a separate check, but can be paid at the scheduled registration area.
Charging Policy
Our payment policy does allow students some latitude to charge. However, we appreciate prompt payment. PLEASE keep in mind that you can make payments in any amount. You may even pay 6 months or so in advance. The policy is stated below: It is expected that students and staff have sufficient funds in their account to cover the costs of breakfast and lunch. The following procedures are in place for accounts with a low/negative balance: ‚ÄĘ ‚ÄĘ ‚ÄĘ Notice will be given to the student or staff when the balance on their account is the equivalent of two meals. Written notice will be emailed to the student‚Äôs parents and to the staff when the account has been charged the equivalent of five meals. Once the account reaches a negative balance, the student/staff member will no longer be able to charge an la carte item or a super-sized meal to their account.
The following consequences take place when no action has been taken to update their account. ‚ÄĘ After a value of 10 meals has been charged to the account, the student or staff member will have to pay 9
cash for their meals The Nutrition Services Director will be contacting parents to set up a payment plan.
Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Returns to Jr. High and Elementary Schools
I am excited to announce that we have been re-awarded the federal program, called the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program, for grades K-8. The purpose of the program is to increase fresh fruit and vegetable consumption in our children. Each child will be given a sampling of either a fresh fruit or vegetable on select days of each week along with nutrition education that correlates. Our hope is that they will find new fruits and vegetables that are to their liking and that they will begin to eat these on a regular basis. Be sure to ask your children about their classroom treats!
Technology Tidbits
Bryan Kriewald Technology Coordinator
New Voice Dialing System
We will be switching voice-dialing companies this year. The main reason for the switch is the integration directly into PowerSchool. This feature allows us to make group calls and allows you to manage your own phone numbers that the system dials. I will have information at each building during registration on how to access and customize your portals. Since it is a brand new system, we will be sending out a test call prior to the start of the school year (after registration) to ensure everything is working properly.
Milk Break Offered at Washington and at Jefferson
Many children are flunking healthy eating; only 30% consume the recommended milk group servings. Ages 9-14 are critical years for bone development and we all understand the importance of the calcium found in dairy products to help with this development. So in an effort to help reverse this trend we will be offering an optional milk break for children in grades K-6. The cost will be $27.00 per semester or $50.00 for the full year. Free/reduced meal status does not apply to this program. On-line payments are not accepted for this program and will require a check at registration. Thanks to all our Community Friends who have helped support this program and have made it sustainable this year!!
School Website
Be sure to check out our school webpage for all your district information including registration information and building supply lists. You’ll find the school lunch menus, teacher contact info and just about everything else you want to know about the Valley City Public Schools. To access the website, go to: http://www.valley-city.k12.nd.us. If you have any questions or comments about the website, feel free to email our web master at: Amy.Jorissen@sendit.nodak.edu.
Birthday Treats
No more last minute panicking over baking birthday treats at 9:00 PM; no more last minute running to the grocery store to pick up birthday treats and delivering them to the school; and no more dilemmas over what to make or bring. We’ve got it covered for you! The elementary cooks are continuing to offer a birthday catering menu. Just fill out the simple form found on the school website, choose from our delicious options, and send payment at least two weeks before the big day. The cooks will use their skills to transform the treats into a birthday event. So we will do the baking and delivering for you; and you can sit back and celebrate the big day too!
PowerSchool Parent and Student Portals
The PowerSchool Parent and Student portals have been deactivated until registration. Registration and class population is an on-going process and we don’t want to share incomplete or inaccurate information with you. It’s all pretty much nailed down over registration and that’s when we will turn those portals back on. The PowerSchool parent portal is here: https://valley-city.ps.state.nd.us/public/ Please remember the s after http. The login information will stay the same for both you and your child till they graduate from school. If you lost or never received your login information, please email me and I can send you one. If you don’t have access to email, just call your school office and they can look it up. Once you log into PowerSchool, you can sign up for instant report emails to be sent to you automatically. Teacher contact information can also be found along with realtime grades and attendance. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me. Have a great school year! Email: bryan.kriewald@sendit.nodak.edu phone: 845-0483 ext 1
Diet Restrictions/Medical Forms Available At Registration
If your child has a medical disability that restricts their diet, a medical form must be signed by a recognized medical authority and submitted to the school office. Medical forms will be provided at registration. I wish you the best this school year! Sue Milender Food Service Director
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NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFED that the Valley City Public Schools, District No. 2, does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, handicap or age in the educational programs or activities which it operates, and that it is required by Title VI, Title IX, Section 504 not to discriminate in such manner. This requirement not to discriminate extends to educational programs and activities, as well as employment herein. YOU ARE FURTHER NOTIFIED that inquiries concerning the application of Title VI, Title IX, and Section 504 may be referred to Dean Koppelman, Superintendent, who has been designated as the person responsible for coordinating the efforts of the Valley City Public Schools to comply with and carry out its responsibilities under Title VI, Title IX and Section 504, including investigation of complaints alleging non-compliance. The office address and telephone number of the coordinator follows: Valley City Public Schools, 460 North Central Avenue, Valley City, North Dakota 58072. Telephone number (701) 845-0483, ext. 1.
WELCOME! September is here And so is fall. So welcome children Welcome all. I hope vacation Was real fun. And that you’re glad School has begun.
By: Winifred C. Marshall
ANNUAL NOTIFICATION OF CONTAINING MATERIALS
ASBESTOS
In compliance with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA), in the fall of 1988 we performed inspections of our school buildings for asbestos-containing building materials. The inspection findings and asbestos management plans have been on file in the school administrative office since that time. The EPA requires us to perform re-inspections of the asbestos materials every three years. All asbestos containing materials in our schools are in good condition and we will continue to manage them in place, as recommended by the accredited Management Planner. We are intent on not only complying with, but exceeding federal, state and local regulations in this area. We plan on taking whatever steps are necessary to insure your children and our employees have a safe and healthy environment in which to learn and work.
PARENTS’ RIGHT TO KNOW
Through Federal Education Law, parents have the right to request information on the professional qualifications of the teachers and paraprofessionals in our schools. If you are interested in learning this information, please contact the School Central Administration Office at 8450483, ext. 1. Upon this request, you will receive a detailed explanation of the licensing, education and experience of each of our teachers. You will also receive information regarding the names ad qualifications of the paraprofessionals at our schools.
HAVE A WONDERFUL SCHOOL YEAR!
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WELCOME BACK!
August & September 2013
Valley City Elementary Schools
This institution is an equal opportunity provider. Wed., August 28
Menus for
Use your credit card to pay for meals on-line!
Go to www.valleycity.k12.nd.us and follow the directions, or call us at 8450483 Ext 9 for more info.
Thursday, August 29
Friday, August 30
Breakfast Choice of Cold Cereal or Warm Oatmeal Toast, Juice and Milk Lunch All Beef Hotdog or Meatball Sub or PB Sandwich with Yogurt Oven Baked French Fries Fresh Baked Cookie
Monday, September 2 Tuesday, September 3 Wed., September 4
Breakfast Egg Wrap Juice and Milk Lunch Build your own Burger or Chicken Patty on Bun or PB Sandwich with String Cheese Western Style Baked Beans
Thursday, September 5
Breakfast Choice of Cold Cereal or Warm Oatmeal Toast, Juice and Milk Lunch Honey Lemon Chicken Breast or Homemade Beef Stroganoff or PB Sandwich with Yogurt Buttered Egg Noodles
Friday, September 6
Application Deadline
Just a reminder that eligibility for free/reduced-price meals will automatically expire on October 1 if we do not receive a new application by that date. Please call Food Service Director, Sue Milender at 845-0483 with questions.
September 2013 Edition
Breakfast Scrambled Eggs with Diced Ham Hash Brown Sick Juice and Milk Lunch Pizza or Chicken Fajita or PB Sandwich with String Cheese Mexican Veggies
Breakfast Choice of Cold Cereal or Warm Oatmeal Toast, Juice and Milk Lunch Turkey Gravy & Homebaked Dinner Roll or Baked Ham & Homebaked Dinner Roll or PB Sandwich with Yogurt Mashed Potatoes
Breakfast Breakfast Pizza Juice and Milk Lunch Sloppy Joe or Pepperoni Hot Pocket or PB Sandwich with String Cheese Seasoned Fries
Breakfast Sausage Egg Biscuit Juice and Milk
Available Daily
Salad Bar featuring a variety of locally grown produce Variety of Milk Flavors
We are pleased to provide
Soup and Sub Sandwich Day:
Choice of Tuna or Cold Cut Sub topped Your Way or PB Sandwich Sandwich with Yogurt Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup
Lunch
FREE AND REDUCED-PRICE MEALS
for all students who qualify. It’s simple to apply and we accept applications all year. Learn more at Valley-city.k12.nd.us
Monday, September 9
Tuesday, September 10
Wed., September 11
Thursday, September 12
Friday, September 13
Breakfast Choice of Cold Cereal or Warm Oatmeal Toast, Juice and Milk Lunch Popcorn Chicken or Eggroll or PB Sandwich with Yogurt Stir-fried Rice Homebaked Cookie
Monday, September 16
Breakfast Omelet English Muffin, Juice and Milk Lunch Beef French Dip Sandwich with Au Jus or Hot Ham & Cheese or PB Sandwich with String Cheese Scalloped Potatoes
Tuesday, September 17
Breakfast Choice of Cold Cereal or Warm Oatmeal Toast, Juice and Milk Lunch Italian Stromboli or Homemade Mac & Cheese or PB Sandwich with Yogurt
Breakfast Waffles Juice and Milk Lunch Roast Chicken and Homebaked Dinner Roll or Hamburger Gravy with Homebaked Dinner Roll or PB Sandwich with String Cheese Mashed Potatoes
Breakfast Biscuits & Gravy Juice and Milk Lunch Quiche & Muffin or Corndog or PB with Yogurt Hash Brown Stick Warm Cinnamon Apples
Friday, September 20
Wed., September 18
Thursday, September 19
Breakfast Choice of Cold Cereal or Warm Oatmeal Toast, Juice and Milk Lunch Pasta Bake with Garlic Toast or Cheesy Breadsticks or PB Sandwich with Yogurt
Breakfast Pancake Wraps Juice and Milk Lunch BBQ Rib Sandwich or Ol’ Fashioned Pizza Burger or PB Sandwich with String Cheese Baked Beans Coleslaw
Tuesday, September 24
Breakfast Choice of Cold Cereal or Warm Oatmeal Toast, Juice and Milk Lunch Chicken Strips with Noodles or Tuna Noodle Hotdish or PB Sandwich with Yogurt Green Beans
Wed., September 25
Breakfast Breakfast Sandwich Juice and Milk Lunch Hard or Soft Shell Taco or Turkey Wrap or PB with String Cheese
Breakfast Cinnamon Raisin Biscuit Juice and Milk Lunch ‚ÄúUnder the Sea‚ÄĚ Fishwich or Grilled Cheese Sandwich or PB Sandwich with Yogurt Creamy Tomato Soup with Crackers
Available Daily
Salad Bar featuring a variety of locally grown produce Variety of Milk Flavors
We are pleased to provide
FREE AND REDUCED-PRICE MEALS
for all students who qualify. It’s simple to apply and we accept applications all year. Learn more at Valley-city.k12.nd.us
Monday, September 23
Thursday, September 26
Friday, September 27
Breakfast Choice of Cold Cereal or Warm Oatmeal Toast, Juice and Milk Lunch All Beef Hotdog or Meatball Sub or PB with Yogurt Oven Baked French Fries Fresh Baked Cookie
Breakfast Egg Wrap Juice and Milk Lunch Build your own Burger or Chicken Patty on Bun or PB with String Cheese Western Style Baked Beans
Breakfast Choice of Cold Cereal or Warm Oatmeal Toast, Juice and Milk Lunch Honey Lemon Chicken Breast or Homemade Beef Stroganoff or PB with Yogurt Buttered Egg Noodles
Breakfast Breakfast Pizza Juice and Milk Lunch
Breakfast Yogurt Parfait and Bagel Milk Lunch Sesame Chicken or Fish Nuggets or PB with Yogurt Baked Rice
Application Deadline
Just a reminder that eligibility for free/reduced-price meals will automatically expire on October 1 if we do not receive a new application by that date. Please call Food Service Director, Sue Milender at 845-0483 with questions.
Everyone’s Favorite Super Beef Nachos or PB with String Cheese
September 2012 Edition
Hi-Liner
Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Juice, Bagel & Yogurt Lunch: Salad Bar , A la Carte Variety of Milk Flavors- Skim, 1% & Choc Skim
Jr/Sr High Aug/Sept 13
Wed., August 28 Thursday, August 29 Friday, August 30
Breakfast Pancake Wraps Juice and Milk Lunch All Beef Hotdog or Meatball Sub or PB Sandwich with Yogurt Oven Baked French Fries Fresh Baked Cookie
Monday, September 2 Tuesday, September 3 Wed., September 4
Breakfast Breakfast Sandwich Juice and Milk Lunch Build your own Burger or Chicken Patty on Bun or Deluxe Chef Salad Western Style Baked Beans
Thursday, September 5
Breakfast Waffles Juice and Milk Lunch Honey Lemon Chicken Breast or Homemade Beef Stroganoff or PB Sandwich with Yogurt Buttered Egg Noodles
Friday, September 6
Application Deadline
Just a reminder that eligibility for free/reduced-price meals will automatically expire on October 1 if we do not receive a new application by that date. Please call Food Service Director, Sue Milender at 845-0483 with questions.
September 2013 Edition
Breakfast Breakfast Sandwich Juice and Milk Lunch Pizza or Chicken Fajita or Deluxe Chef Salad Mexican Veggies
Breakfast Waffles Juice and Milk
Breakfast Homemade Giant Muffin Juice and Milk
Choice of Lunch Lunch Italian Sub or Turkey Gravy & Homebaked Sloppy Joe or Dinner Roll or Hot & Spicy Chicken Patty or Cold Cut Sub or Sweet Onion Teriyaki Sub topped Your Baked Ham & Homebaked PB Sandwich with String Way Dinner Roll or Cheese Served with PB Sandwich with Yogurt Homemade Chicken Noodle Seasoned Fries Soup Mashed Potatoes
Soup and Sub Sandwich Day:
Breakfast Breakfast Pizza Juice and Milk Lunch
for all students who qualify. It’s simple to apply and we accept applications all year. Valley-city.k12.nd.us or call 845-0483
FREE AND REDUCED-PRICE MEALS
Learn more at
We are pleased to provide
Monday, September 9
Tuesday, September 10
Wed., September 11
Thursday, September 12
Friday, September 13
Breakfast Pancake Wraps Juice and Milk Lunch Popcorn Chicken or Eggroll or PB Sandwich with Yogurt Stir-fried Rice Homebaked Cookie
Monday, September 16
Breakfast Breakfast Sandwich Juice and Milk Lunch Beef French Dip Sandwich with Au Jus or Hot Ham & Cheese or Deluxe Chef Salad Scalloped Potatoes
Tuesday, September 17
Breakfast Waffles Juice and Milk Lunch Italian Stromboli or Homemade Mac & Cheese or PB Sandwich with Yogurt
Breakfast Homemade Giant Muffin Juice and Milk Lunch Roast Chicken or Hamburger Gravy or Deluxe Chef Salad Homebaked Dinner Roll Mashed Potatoes
Breakfast Breakfast Pizza Juice and Milk Lunch Quiche & Muffin or Corndog or PB with Yogurt Hash Brown Stick Warm Cinnamon Apples
Friday, September 20
for all students who qualify. It’s simple to apply and we accept applications all year. Valley-city.k12.nd.us or call 845-0483
FREE AND REDUCED-PRICE MEALS
Learn more at
We are pleased to provide
Wed., September 18
Thursday, September 19
Breakfast Pancake Wraps Juice and Milk
Breakfast Breakfast Sandwich Juice and Milk
Breakfast Waffles Juice and Milk
Breakfast Homemade Giant Muffin Juice and Milk
Breakfast Breakfast Pizza Juice and Milk
Application Deadline
Just a reminder that eligibility for free/reduced-price meals will automatically expire on October 1 if we do not receive a new application by that date. Please call Food Service Director, Sue Milender at 845-0483 with questions.
Lunch Pasta Bake with Garlic Toast or Cheesy Breadsticks or PB Sandwich with Yogurt
Lunch BBQ Rib Sandwich or Chili, Chips & Cheese with Cinnamon Roll or Deluxe Chef Salad with Cinnamon Roll
Tuesday, September 24
Lunch Chicken Strips with Noodles or Tuna Noodle Hotdish or PB Sandwich with Yogurt Green Beans
Wed., September 25
Lunch Hard or Soft Shell Taco or Hawaiian Chicken Wrap or Deluxe Chef Salad
Lunch ‚ÄúUnder the Sea‚ÄĚ Fishwich or Grilled Cheese Sandwich or PB Sandwich with Yogurt Creamy Tomato Soup with Crackers
September 2013 Edition
Monday, September 23
Thursday, September 26
Friday, September 27
Breakfast Pancake Wraps Juice and Milk Lunch All Beef Hotdog or Meatball Sub or PB Sandwich with Yogurt Oven Baked French Fries Fresh Baked Cookie
Breakfast Breakfast Sandwich Juice and Milk Lunch Build your own Burger or Chicken Patty on Bun or Deluxe Chef Salad Western Style Baked Beans
Breakfast Waffles Juice and Milk
Breakfast Homemade Giant Muffin Juice and Milk
Breakfast Breakfast Pizza Juice and Milk Lunch Sesame Chicken or Fish Nuggets or PB Sandwich with Yogurt Baked Rice
Lunch Lunch Honey Lemon Chicken Breast Everyone’s Favorite or Homemade Beef Stroganoff Super Beef Nachos or or Smoked Turkey & Swiss PB Sandwich with Yogurt Sandwich with Tortilla Chips Buttered Egg Noodles
Important…..Please Read
Are you wondering if there is such a thing as a free lunch these days? A free or reduced price school lunch may be as easy to get as 1-2-3. Just fill out the attached application and return it to the central office before registration or bring it with to registration. It is an easy-to-fill-out one-page confidential application that requires you to: 1) write in your family’s names and corresponding income 2) write in your social security number and 3) sign the paper. It really is as simple as 1-2-3. If you qualify for free or reduced meals, you will also qualify for free or reduced priced busing and extracurricular fees. In addition, if you qualify for free or reduced meals, our school district will receive federal dollars and more grant opportunities. It’s a win-win situation. Please do not hesitate to call your school office or me with questions. Thank you Sue Milender, Nutrition Services Director 845-0483 Ext. 108
LETTER TO HOUSEHOLDS - CHARGE NORTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION CHILD NUTRITION AND FOOD DISTRIBUTION PROGRAMS
(Rev. 5/13) G/Tools/SNP/Letter to Households-Charge
Dear Parent or Guardian: Children need healthy meals to learn. VCPS offers healthy meals every school day. Breakfast costs $1.75 (elementary) and $2.00 (Jr./Sr. High); lunch costs $2.50 (elementary) and $2.75 (Jr./Sr. High). Your children may qualify for free meals or for reduced price meals. Reduced price is .30 for breakfast and .40 for lunch. 1. DO I NEED TO FILL OUT AN APPLICATION FOR EACH CHILD? No. Complete the application to apply for free or reduced price meals. Use one Free and Reduced Price School Meals Application for all students in your household. We cannot approve an application that is not complete, so be sure to fill out all required information. Return the completed application to: your school office or to the Central Administration building . 2. WHO CAN GET FREE MEALS? All children in households receiving benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) or the Temporary Assistance Program for Needy Families (TANF) can get free meals regardless of your income. Also, your children can get free or reduced price meals if your household income is within the limits on the Federal Income Chart. 3. CAN FOSTER CHILDREN GET FREE MEALS? Yes, foster children that are under the legal responsibility of a foster care agency or court are eligible for free meals. Any foster child in the household is eligible for free meals regardless of income. 4. CAN HOMELESS, RUNAWAY, AND MIGRANT CHILDREN GET FREE MEALS? If you haven’t been told your children will get free meals, please call the school at 845-0483 Ext 9 to see if they qualify. 5. SHOULD I FILL OUT AN APPLICATION IF I RECEIVED A LETTER THIS SCHOOL YEAR SAYING MY CHILDREN ARE APPROVED FOR FREE MEALS? Please read the letter you got carefully and follow the instructions. Call the school at 8450483 Ext 9 if you have questions. FEDERAL INCOME CHART 6. MY CHILD’S APPLICATION WAS APPROVED LAST YEAR. DO I NEED TO For School Year 2013-2014 FILL OUT ANOTHER ONE? Yes. Your child’s application is only good for that school year Household Yearly Monthly Weekly and for the first few days of this school year. You must send in a new application unless the Size school told you that your child is eligible for the new school year. 1 $21,257 $1,772 $409 7. I GET WIC. CAN MY CHILD(REN) GET FREE MEALS? Children in households 2 $28,694 $2,392 $552 participating in WIC may be eligible for free or reduced price meals. Please fill out an application. 8. WILL THE INFORMATION I GIVE BE CHECKED? Yes and we may also ask you 3 $36,131 $3,011 $695 to send written proof. 4 $43,568 $3,631 $838 9. IF I DON’T QUALIFY NOW, MAY I APPLY LATER? Yes, you may apply at any 5 $51,005 $4,251 $981 time during the school year if your household size goes up, income goes down, or if 6 $58,442 $4,871 $1,124 you start receiving SNAP TANF or FDPIR. If you lose your job, your children may be 7 $65879 $5,490 $1,267 able to get free or reduced price meals during the time you are unemployed. 10. WHAT IF I DISAGREE WITH THE SCHOOL’S DECISION ABOUT MY 8 $73,316 $6,110 $1,410 APPLICATION? You should talk to school officials. You also may ask for a hearing Each by calling or writing to: S U P E R I N T E N D E N T K O P P E L M A N , A D M I N I S T R A T I O N additional $7,437 $620 $144
person: BUILDING, 460 N. CENTRAL AVE., VALLEY CITY, ND 58072.
12. 13. 14. 15.
11. MAY I APPLY IF SOMEONE IN MY HOUSEHOLD IS NOT A U.S. CITIZEN? Yes. You or your child(ren) do not have to be U.S. citizens to qualify for free or reduced price meals. WHOM SHOULD I INCLUDE AS MEMBERS OF MY HOUSEHOLD? You must include all people living in your household, related or not (such as grandparents, other relatives, or friends). You must include yourself and all children living with you. WHAT IF MY INCOME IS NOT ALWAYS THE SAME? List the amount that you normally receive. For example, if you normally make $1000 each month, but you missed some work last month and only made $900, put down that you made $1000 per month. If you normally get overtime, include it, but do not include it if you only work overtime sometimes. WE ARE IN THE MILITARY. DO WE INCLUDE OUR HOUSING ALLOWANCE AS INCOME? If you get an off-base housing allowance, it must be included as income. MY SPOUSE IS DEPLOYED TO A COMBAT ZONE. IS HIS/HER COMBAT PAY COUNTED AS INCOME? No, if the combat pay is received in addition to her basic pay because of her deployment and it wasn’t received before she was deployed, combat pay is not counted as income. Contact your school for more information. 845-0483 Ext 9 .
If you have other questions or need help, call Sincerely, Sue Milender, LRD VCPS Nutrition Services Director
In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
APPLICATION FOR FREE AND REDUCED-PRICE MEALS NORTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION CHILD NUTRITION AND FOOD DISTRIBUTION PROGRAMS (Rev, 513) G/Tools/SNP/Application for Free and Reduced-Price Meals Complete one application per household. SNAP, TANF or FDPIR Benefits 1. Enter the SNAP, TANF or FDPIR case number for ANY household member currently receiving benefits: __________________ (Social Security, Medicaid and EBT numbers are not accepted.) In section 2, list all children in the household, indicating their school and grade. Do not list any adult household member names or income information.
2. Households that do not receive SNAP, TANF or FDPIR Benefits:
Ôā∑ Ôā∑ Ôā∑ Ôā∑ Ôā∑ List the names of EVERYONE living in your household. If you need more space, attach a separate sheet of paper. Indicate if the household member is a foster child or receives no income by checking the box. For each child attending school, list the name of the school and the grade. List all income on the same line with the person who receives it. Record income under the correct pay period category. See the back of this application for additional assistance with income. Print the last 4 digits of Social Security Number of the household member who signs the form. If this household member does not have a Social Security Number, check the ‚ÄúI do not have a Social Security Number‚ÄĚ box. Other Income Earnings from work before deductions. Enter gross ** NOTE:YOU MUST INDICATE HOW income under the appropriate pay period. Record each income only once. OFTEN INCOME IS RECEIVED Interest, Unemploy Check Farm/Self ment., HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS: if Check if Employment Child Social List the names of all household Foster No SCHOOL Every Two Twice a Annual ‚Äď Support/ Security, members Child Income (if applicable) Grade Weekly Weeks Month Monthly See Back Alimony etc.
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Name of the Household Member who Signs this Form: Social Security Number (last 4 digits) XXX-XX-_ _ _ _ I do not have a Social Security Number
Does your child have health insurance? Many children who qualify for free and reduced priced meals may also qualify for low-cost or free health coverage. For information or to see if your child may qualify, call: 1-877-KIDS-NOW (1-877-543-7669) or online at www.healthystepsnd.com The information provided in the application may be shared with Medicaid or SCHIP office to seek enrollment of children into the programs. You are not required to consent to the disclosure of this information; this will not affect your students’ eligibility for school meals. Your information WILL be shared unless you ch eck the box: Please do NOT share my information with the Medicaid or CHIP office. Children’s Racial and Ethnic Identities (Optional) Mark one ethnic identity: Hispanic/Latino Not Hispanic/Latino
Mark one or more racial identities: Asian Black or African American White American Indian or Alaska Native
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
3. I certify that all of the above information is true and correct and that all income is reported. I understand that this information is being given for the receipt of Federal funds; that school officials may
verify the information on the application, and the deliberate misrepresentation of the information may subject me to prosecution under applicable State and Federal laws. Signature of Adult Household Member Date Home Phone Work Phone
Print Name (last, first)
Mailing Address
City
State
Zip
Privacy Act Statement: This explains how we will use the information you give us. The Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act requires the information on this application. You do not have to give the information, but if you do not, we cannot approve your child for free or reduced price meals. You must include the last four digits of the social security number of the adult household member who signs the application. The last four digits of the social security number are not required when you apply on behalf of a foster child or you list a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) case number or other FDPIR identifier for your child or when you indicate that the adult household member signing the application does not have a social security number. We will use your information to determine if your child is eligible for free or reduced price meals and for administration and enforcement of the lunch and breakfast programs. We MAY share your eligibility information with education, health and nutrition programs to help them evaluate, fund or determine benefits for their programs, auditors for program reviews and law enforcement officials to help them look into violations of program rules. Non-Discrimination Statement: This explains what to do if you believe you have been treated unfairly. ‚ÄúIn accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339 or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.‚ÄĚ
Calculating Farm or Self-Employment Income Persons who are engaged in farming or who operate other types of private businesses may experience variations in cash flow or monthly income throughout the year. These persons may use their income tax records from the preceding calendar year as a basis for applying for the free and reduced price meals. The income to be reported is income derived from the business venture less operating costs incurred while making that income. Deductions for personal expenses such as medical expenses and other non-business deductions are not allowed in reducing gross business income. Additional income from other kinds of employment must be treated as separate and apart from the income generated from your business venture. USDA DOES NOT recognize income the same way as IRS. USDA does not permit a loss from a business venture to off-set earnings from wages or salary. Though your business may have suffered a net operational loss, for purposes of this application, it is not possible to have a negative income. The least self employed income possible is zero (no income). For example, if you operated a business at a net loss but held another job where you received wages, your income for purposes of applying for free or reduced price meals would be the income from your wages only. The loss from the business cannot be deducted from the amount of the income earned in the other job. A prior year loss from farming or other private business operation cannot be used to reduce the current year net income for determining free and reduced price eligibility. Wages paid to a spouse or other family member in the operation of a farm or private business must be shown as household income in Part 2 of the application. Income from private business operations is to be taken from your most recent U.S. Individual Income Tax Return - Form 1040. Use the lines from the 1040 that are identified. Line Type of Income Amount listed on Form Number 1040 12 Business income or (loss) $ 13 14 17 18 Total Capital gain or (loss) Other gains or (losses) Rent royalties, etc. Farm income or (loss) $ $ $ $ $
FOR SCHOOL USE ONLY Calculating Income To determine yearly income: If paid every week, multiply the weekly gross income by 52. If paid every two weeks, multiply the gross income by 26. If paid twice a month, multiply the gross income by 24. If paid once a month, multiply the gross income by 12. Date Received Determination: Approved Free Reason For Denial: Date of Approval & Notification to Family
Reduced-Price
Denied
(Transfer this total to the front of the application under Farm/Self Employment Income. If the total is negative, it must be transferred to the front of this application as $0). A NEGATIVE CANNOT BE USED TO OFFSET ANY OTHER INCOME. NOTE: THIS IS FOR THE CALCULATION OF FARM AND BUSINESS INCOME ONLY. ALL OTHER INCOME RECEIVED BY THE FAMILY MUST BE LISTED ON THE FRONT OF THIS FORM.
Signature of Determining Official Signature of Confirming Official Date of Verification If Yes, Explain Date of Confirmation Did Verification Change the Determination? Yes No
WASHINGTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CLASSROOM SUPPLIES
2013-2014
GRADE 4 Pencils 1 Pen 24 Crayons 8 Markers 12 Colored Pencils 1 Highlighter 1 Glue Stick Scissors 12‚ÄĚ Ruler (both inches and centimeters) 1 Wide Lined Wire Spiral One-Subject Notebook Loose Leaf Wide Lined Notebook Paper 2 Two-Pocket Folders with Fasteners 1 Three-Ring Binder (one-inch) Zippered Pencil Case or Box 1 Box of Kleenex (175 count or more) Tennis Shoes for Physical Education Fine-Tip Black Sharpie for Art Class Large Pink Eraser for Art Class GRADE 5 3 Pencils 1 Black Fine-Tip Marker - Sharpie 1 Pen 1 Highlighter or Yellow Marker Crayons or Markers Colored Pencils Large Eraser 1 Bottle of Elmer‚Äôs School Glue Scissors 12‚ÄĚ Ruler (both inches and centimeters) 4 Spiral Notebooks -- College or Wide Lined 4 Two-Pocket Folders with Fasteners Pencil Box (optional) 1 Box of Kleenex (175 count or more) Tennis Shoes for Physical Education Fine-Tip Black Sharpie for Art Class Large Pink Eraser for Art Class
GRADE 6 Pencils 1 Red Pen 2 Pens (blue or black ink) 1 Fine-Tip Black Marker 1 Highlighter Crayons or Markers 1 Bottle of Elmer‚Äôs School Glue Scissors 12‚ÄĚ Ruler (both inches and centimeters) 3 Spiral Notebooks Loose Leaf Paper 1 Two-Pocket Folder 1 Three-Ring Binder 1 Pocket Dictionary Calculator 1 Box of Kleenex (175 count or more) Tennis Shoes for Physical Education Fine-Tip Black Sharpie for Art Class Large Pink Eraser for Art Class
RESOURCE ROOM Additions to regular classroom supplies: Pencils Red Pen Crayons Markers Eraser 2 Glue Sticks Scissors 1 Spiral Notebook Pencil Box 1 Box of Kleenex (175 count or more)
JEFFERSON SCHOOL SUPPLIES 2013-14 Kindergarten Book Bag Crayola Crayons - 1 large/fat size (box of 8), 1 skinny (box of 8 only) 2 Crayola Markers-thin writing kind (box of 8) 2 Crayola Markers - regular size, classic colors only (box of 10) 2 School Glue (Elmer’s only-No blue or gold) 1 box Tissues & 1 roll Paper Towels Old Sweat Sock 10 Glue Sticks School Box-Plastic No Pencils Needed Beach Towel (for rest time) 1 Clorox Wipes Please label clothing, towel & shoes Grade One Book bag (prefer cloth or canvas) Eraser (large size) School Glue (Elmer’s) No gel glue! Glue Sticks (2) Crayons - Primary Colors (box of 16 or 24) 2 Two Pocket Folders (POCKETS ON BOTTOM) 5 Pencils Pencil Box (hard plastic, no zippers!) Markers - Primary Colors Tissues (250 ct. size) Scissors (please mark with name) Clorox Wipes - 1 Container 2 Rolls Paper Towels Please label clothing Grade Two Crayons Basic Markers Colored Pencils Pencil Box Scissors (Fiskar) 1 Clorox Wipes 1 roll Paper Towels Lead Pencils (several) Erasers Book Bag 3 Two Pocket Folders (1 red, 1 yellow, 1 blue) Notebooks (2 - wide lined) Glue (Elmer’s white - 8 oz. size) 2 Tissues (large size) Glue Stick Grade Three
Basic Markers Colored Pencils Pencil Box (1) #2 Lead Pencils (several) Eraser (2 - pink) Crayons Tissues (2 - large size) Notebooks (3 - wide lines) Loose Leaf Paper (1 pack) Glue (1 - 4 oz.) Glue Sticks Scissors Two Pocket Folders (5) 1 box of Ziploc Baggies 2 Clorox Wipes Highlighters 1 Roll Paper Towels Early Childhood Special Education Book Bag -large enough to hold preschool projects 2 Bottles Elmers School Glue (no gel) 1 Clorox Wipes Crayola Markers - regular size, classic colors Paper Towels (2 rolls) Tissues (2 large box) Change of Clothes in a Plastic Zip Lock Bag Diaper/Pull-ups/Wipes (if needed) Please label all supplies with permanent marker. Physical Education Non-Marking Gym Shoes (Good Gym Shoes should have arch support & shoe laces or velcro to assure proper ankle support).
[ STRONGLY RECOMMENDED:] SEPARATE OUTSIDE SHOES FOR THE PLAYGROUND. NO OPEN TOE SHOES. PLEASE LABEL CLOTHING. PLEASE DO NOT BRING THESE ITEMS TO SCHOOL WITHOUT PRIOR APPROVAL: TRAPPER KEEPERS, CD PLAYERS, ROLLER BLADES, SKATER SHOES, HEALIES, iPADS, ELECTRONIC GAMES, LIPSTICK, TRADING CARDS, CELL PHONES, BIRTHDAY PARTY INVITATIONS, SCOOTERS, TOYS.
 
CITY-¬≠‚ÄźCOUNTY ¬†HEALTH ¬†DISTRICT ¬†
  PUBLIC  HEALTH  AND  HOME  CARE
BARNES  COUNTY  COURTHOUSE   TH 230  4  Street  NW,  Room  102   Valley  City,  ND  58072  
 
¬† ¬†PHONE: ¬†701-¬≠‚Äź845-¬≠‚Äź8518 ¬†
 
                     
¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†FAX: ¬†701-¬≠‚Äź845-¬≠‚Äź8542 ¬†
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SCHOOL  NURSING  SERVICES  
¬† Parents ¬†of ¬†all ¬†students, ¬†especially ¬†kindergarten ¬†and ¬†transfers, ¬†are ¬†responsible ¬†to ¬†provide ¬†schools ¬†with ¬†their ¬† child‚Äôs ¬† updated ¬† immunization ¬† records ¬† so ¬† City-¬≠‚ÄźCounty ¬† Health ¬† District ¬† can ¬† verify ¬† State ¬† Law ¬† compliance. ¬† Please ¬† make ¬† your ¬†records ¬†available ¬†on ¬†or ¬†before ¬†the ¬†first ¬†day ¬†of ¬†school. ¬†Immunization ¬†record ¬†verification ¬†is ¬†very ¬†important ¬†for ¬† the ¬†health ¬†of ¬†your ¬†child. ¬† Vision ¬†screenings ¬†will ¬†be ¬†completed ¬†during ¬†the ¬†school ¬†year ¬†for ¬†the ¬†following ¬†grades: ¬† ‚ÄĘ Vision ¬†screening: ¬†K ¬†‚Äď ¬†1 ¬†‚Äď ¬†3 ¬†‚Äď ¬†6 ¬†or ¬†K ¬†and ¬†rescreens ¬†on ¬†grades ¬†1-¬≠‚Äź6, ¬†depending ¬†on ¬†school. ¬† Please ¬†note ¬†that ¬†vision ¬†tests ¬†are ¬†only ¬†a ¬†screening ¬†and ¬†that ¬†there ¬†are ¬†many ¬†variables ¬†that ¬†go ¬†into ¬†eye ¬†health ¬† that ¬†only ¬†an ¬†eye ¬†doctor ¬†can ¬†diagnose. ¬†If ¬†your ¬†child ¬†wears ¬†corrective ¬†lenses ¬†already, ¬†please ¬†remind ¬†them ¬†to ¬†wear ¬† them ¬† to ¬† school. ¬† If ¬† your ¬† child ¬† has ¬† had ¬† an ¬† eye ¬† exam ¬† recently ¬† and ¬† you ¬† do ¬† not ¬† want ¬† them ¬† screened, ¬† fill ¬† out ¬† the ¬† information ¬†below ¬†and ¬†return ¬†to ¬†the ¬†school. ¬† If ¬†possible ¬†signs ¬†of ¬†vision ¬†problems ¬†are ¬†observed, ¬†parents ¬†will ¬†be ¬†notified ¬†with ¬†follow-¬≠‚Äźup ¬†options. ¬† ¬† If ¬† you ¬† DO ¬† NOT ¬† WANT ¬† your ¬† CHILD ¬† to ¬† be ¬† SCREENED, ¬† please ¬† provide ¬† appropriate ¬† information ¬† below ¬† and ¬† return ¬† this ¬†form ¬†to ¬†school ¬†by ¬†the ¬†first ¬†day ¬†of ¬†school. ¬† If ¬†you ¬†need ¬†further ¬†information, ¬†please ¬†call ¬†City-¬≠‚ÄźCounty ¬†Health ¬†District ¬†at ¬†845-¬≠‚Äź8518. ¬† ¬†
REFUSAL  OPTION  
(Only  complete  this  area  if  you  DO  NOT  want  your  child  screened)   I  DO  NOT  want  my  child  screened  during  this  school  year  for  vision.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ________________________________                ____________________________          ________   Student                                                                                                                        School                                                                                                    Grade     ________________________________                  ______________________________________   Parent/Guardian                                                                                              Date  
2013-2014 School Immunization Requirements
Minimum Number of Doses Required Per Grade Vaccine Type DTaP/DTP/DT/Tdap/Td* Hepatitis B IPV/OPV† MMR Varicella (Chickenpox) Meningococcal¶ Tdap Ө Kindergarten 5 or more 3 4 2 2§ 0 0 Grades 1-6 5 or more 3 4 2 2§# 1 1 Grades 7-12 5 or more 3 4 2 1# 1 1
* One dose of DTaP must have been given on or after the 4th birthday. Only four doses are necessary if the 4th dose was administered on or after the 4th birthday. Three doses of Tdap/Td required for children ages seven or older who were not previously vaccinated. Tdap should be used as the first dose followed by two doses of Td for children age 7 or older not previously vaccinated.
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In all-IPV or all-OPV schedule: one dose must have been given on or after the 4th birthday. The final dose in the series should be administered on or after the 4th birthday and at least six months following the previous dose. If four doses are administered prior to age four a 5th dose should be administered at age four through six years. Only three doses of IPV are required if the 3rd dose is given on or after the 4th birthday. For the 2013-14 school year, two doses of varicella vaccine are required for kindergarten through fifth grade. If a child has a reliable history of chickenpox disease, the child is exempt from the vaccine requirement.
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# For the 2013-14 school year, one dose of chickenpox vaccine is required of children attending sixth grade through ninth grade. If a child has a reliable history of chickenpox disease, the child is exempt from the vaccine requirement.
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Meningococcal vaccine is required for entrance into middle school (sixth or seventh grade, depending on the school), effective with the 2008-2009 school year and thereafter. Tdap vaccine is required for entrance into middle school (sixth or seventh grade, depending on the school), effective with the 2008-2009 school year and thereafter.
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Exemptions
Students may be exempt from immunization requirements for the following reasons: Ôā∑ Ôā∑ Ôā∑ Medical Exemption: Requires a certificate signed by a licensed physician stating that the physical condition of the child is such that immunization would endanger the life or health of the child. Philosophical, Moral or Religious Belief Exemption: Requires a certificate signed by the parent or guardian whose sincerely held philosophical, moral or religious belief is opposed to such immunization. History of Disease Exemption: Requires a certificate signed by the parent or guardian or physician stating that the child has a reliable history of chickenpox disease.
 
CITY-¬≠‚ÄźCOUNTY ¬†HEALTH ¬†DISTRICT ¬†
  PUBLIC  HEALTH  AND  HOME  CARE
BARNES  COUNTY  COURTHOUSE   TH 230  4  Street  NW,  Room  102   Valley  City,  ND  58072  
 
¬† ¬†PHONE: ¬†701-¬≠‚Äź845-¬≠‚Äź8518 ¬†
 
                     
¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†FAX: ¬†701-¬≠‚Äź845-¬≠‚Äź8542 ¬†
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¬† ¬† Autumn ¬†2013 ¬† ¬† ¬† To ¬†Valley ¬†City ¬†parents/guardians: ¬† Parents ¬† are ¬† beginning ¬† to ¬† put ¬† together ¬† their ¬† ‚Äúto-¬≠‚Äźdo ¬† lists‚ÄĚ ¬† before ¬† school ¬† starts ¬† in ¬† August. ¬† City-¬≠‚Äź County ¬†Health ¬†District ¬†(CCHD) ¬†has ¬†a ¬†few ¬†reminders ¬†to ¬†place ¬†on ¬†those ¬†lists. ¬† ¬† Immunizations ¬† ¬† The ¬† State ¬† of ¬† North ¬† Dakota ¬† requires ¬† students ¬† entering ¬† kindergarten ¬† and ¬† middle ¬† school ¬† (7th ¬† grade ¬† in ¬†Barnes ¬†County) ¬†to ¬†have ¬†their ¬†required ¬†immunizations ¬†prior ¬†to ¬†the ¬†first ¬†day ¬†of ¬†school. ¬† Kindergarteners ¬†are ¬†required ¬†to ¬†have ¬†updated ¬†DTaP ¬†(diphtheria, ¬†tetanus, ¬†acellular ¬†pertussis), ¬†IPV ¬† (polio), ¬† MMR ¬† (measles, ¬† mumps, ¬† rubella), ¬† and ¬† Varicella ¬† (chickenpox) ¬† immunizations. ¬† If ¬† a ¬† parent ¬† can ¬† provide ¬† reliable ¬† history ¬† of ¬† their ¬† child ¬† having ¬† had ¬† chickenpox ¬† disease, ¬† the ¬† child ¬† would ¬† be ¬† exempt ¬† from ¬† the ¬† varicella ¬† requirement. ¬† City-¬≠‚ÄźCounty ¬† Health ¬† or ¬† your ¬† healthcare ¬† provider ¬† can ¬† also ¬† check ¬† your ¬† child‚Äôs ¬† North ¬† Dakota ¬† electronic ¬† immunization ¬† record ¬† to ¬† make ¬† sure ¬† he/she ¬† is ¬† up ¬† to ¬† date ¬† on ¬† all ¬† other ¬† immunizations ¬†for ¬†their ¬†age ¬†range. ¬† ¬† Those ¬†students ¬†entering ¬†middle ¬†school ¬†(7th ¬†grade ¬†in ¬†Barnes ¬†County) ¬†are ¬†required ¬†to ¬†have ¬†a ¬†dose ¬† of ¬† Tdap ¬† (tetanus, ¬† diphtheria, ¬† acellular ¬† pertussis) ¬† and ¬† meningococcal ¬† (meningitis) ¬† vaccine ¬† prior ¬† to ¬† the ¬† first ¬† day ¬† of ¬† school. ¬† We ¬† (or ¬† your ¬† provider) ¬† will ¬† also ¬† check ¬† each ¬† student‚Äôs ¬† immunization ¬† record ¬† to ¬† make ¬† sure ¬† they ¬† are ¬† up ¬† to ¬† date ¬† on ¬† immunizations ¬† for ¬† their ¬† age ¬† range, ¬† including ¬† immunizations ¬† that ¬† are ¬† recommended ¬†but ¬†not ¬†required ¬†for ¬†school ¬†(varicella ¬†booster, ¬†HPV ¬†or ¬†human ¬†papillomavirus, ¬†Hepatitis ¬†A). ¬† ¬† All ¬† new ¬† students, ¬† prior ¬† to ¬† entering ¬† school ¬† in ¬† Barnes ¬† County, ¬† must ¬† provide ¬† an ¬† up-¬≠‚Äźto-¬≠‚Äźdate ¬† immunization ¬†record. ¬† ¬† Parents/guardians ¬† may ¬† opt ¬† to ¬† have ¬† their ¬† child ¬† exempted ¬† from ¬† receiving ¬† the ¬† required ¬† vaccines ¬† due ¬†to ¬†medical ¬†or ¬†religious/philosophical/moral ¬†beliefs. ¬†This ¬†should ¬†be ¬†noted ¬†in ¬†the ¬†appropriate ¬†box ¬†on ¬† the ¬†bottom ¬†of ¬†a ¬†Certificate ¬†of ¬†Immunization ¬†form, ¬†available ¬†to ¬†sign ¬†at ¬†the ¬†school ¬†or ¬†CCHD. ¬† ¬† HPV ¬†(Gardasil) ¬†Immunization ¬†Clinic ¬† ¬† An ¬†immunization ¬†clinic ¬†will ¬†be ¬†held ¬†at ¬†school ¬†in ¬†September ¬†for ¬†those ¬†who ¬†have ¬†registered ¬†for ¬†the ¬† human ¬†papillomavirus ¬†(HPV) ¬†Gardasil ¬†series. ¬†The ¬†third ¬†dose ¬†of ¬†the ¬†series ¬†will ¬†be ¬†given ¬†at ¬†this ¬†clinic. ¬†Those ¬† who ¬†started ¬†the ¬†series ¬†at ¬†the ¬†school ¬†will ¬†receive ¬†a ¬†letter ¬†with ¬†the ¬†vaccine ¬†information ¬†before ¬†this ¬†clinic. ¬†If ¬† there ¬† have ¬† been ¬† any ¬† changes ¬† in ¬† the ¬† health ¬† status ¬† or ¬† insurance ¬† information ¬† of ¬† your ¬† child, ¬† please ¬† contact ¬† City-¬≠‚ÄźCounty ¬†Health ¬†District ¬†at ¬†845-¬≠‚Äź8518. ¬†You ¬†may ¬†also ¬†contact ¬†CCHD ¬†if ¬†you ¬†would ¬†like ¬†more ¬†information ¬† on ¬†having ¬†your ¬†student ¬†start ¬†this ¬†series ¬†or ¬†other ¬†immunizations. ¬† ¬† Vision ¬†Screening ¬† ¬† Vision ¬† screenings ¬† are ¬† done ¬† each ¬† year ¬† in ¬† the ¬† elementary ¬† grades. ¬† If ¬† vision ¬† problems ¬† are ¬† observed, ¬† parents ¬† will ¬† be ¬† notified ¬† with ¬† follow-¬≠‚Äźup ¬† options. ¬† Please ¬† remind ¬† your ¬† child ¬† to ¬† wear ¬† his/her ¬† corrective ¬† lenses ¬†if ¬†they ¬†already ¬†have ¬†them. ¬†If ¬†you ¬†do ¬†not ¬†want ¬†your ¬†child ¬†to ¬†be ¬†screened ¬†or ¬†he/she ¬†has ¬†had ¬†an ¬†eye ¬† exam ¬† recently, ¬† please ¬† contact ¬† the ¬† school ¬† to ¬† sign ¬† the ¬† necessary ¬† form ¬† by ¬† the ¬† first ¬† day ¬† of ¬† school. ¬† Note: ¬† school ¬†vision ¬†tests ¬†are ¬†only ¬†a ¬†screening ¬†tool ¬†and ¬†there ¬†are ¬†many ¬†variables ¬†that ¬†go ¬†into ¬†eye ¬†health ¬†that ¬† only ¬†an ¬†eye ¬†doctor ¬†can ¬†diagnose. ¬† Student ¬†Emergency ¬†Forms ¬†
¬† Parents/guardians ¬†must ¬†fill ¬†out ¬†a ¬†CCHD ¬†Student ¬†Emergency ¬†Record ¬†for ¬†all ¬†7th ¬†grade ¬†students ¬†and ¬† students ¬†who ¬†are ¬†new ¬†or ¬†transferring ¬†to ¬†Valley ¬†City ¬†(grades ¬†7-¬≠‚Äź12 ¬†only). ¬†City-¬≠‚ÄźCounty ¬†Health ¬†serves ¬†as ¬†the ¬† ‚Äúschool ¬† nurse‚ÄĚ ¬† for ¬† Valley ¬† City ¬† Public ¬† Schools. ¬† The ¬† form ¬† can ¬† be ¬† filled ¬† out ¬† during ¬† registration ¬† or ¬† by ¬† coming ¬† into ¬†City-¬≠‚ÄźCounty ¬†Health ¬†(located ¬†in ¬†the ¬†Barnes ¬†County ¬†Courthouse, ¬†just ¬†west ¬†of ¬†Valley ¬†City ¬†High ¬†School). ¬† ¬† Parents ¬†should ¬†also ¬†be ¬†aware ¬†that ¬†an ¬†updated ¬†Student ¬†Emergency/Health ¬†Record ¬†is ¬†needed ¬†for ¬† their ¬† child. ¬† City-¬≠‚ÄźCounty ¬† Health, ¬† which ¬† provides ¬† school ¬† nursing ¬† services ¬† for ¬† Valley ¬† City ¬† Public ¬† Schools, ¬† cannot ¬†administer ¬†any ¬†over-¬≠‚Äźthe-¬≠‚Äźcounter ¬†medications ¬†such ¬†as ¬†ibuprofen ¬†or ¬†acetaminophen ¬†without ¬†the ¬† written ¬† consent ¬† of ¬† a ¬† parent ¬† or ¬† guardian ¬† on ¬† file. ¬† The ¬† record ¬† also ¬† lists ¬† any ¬† existing ¬† health ¬† conditions ¬† or ¬† allergies ¬† that ¬† a ¬† student ¬† may ¬† have ¬† experienced. ¬† It ¬† is ¬† also ¬† important ¬† to ¬† have ¬† a ¬† current ¬† phone ¬† number ¬† where ¬†CCHD ¬†nurses ¬†can ¬†reach ¬†a ¬†parent ¬†or ¬†guardian ¬†in ¬†case ¬†of ¬†emergency ¬†or ¬†to ¬†seek ¬†further ¬†information. ¬† If ¬†in ¬†doubt ¬†about ¬†whether ¬†or ¬†not ¬†your ¬†child ¬†has ¬†an ¬†up-¬≠‚Äźdo-¬≠‚Äźdate ¬†record, ¬†please ¬†fill ¬†out ¬†a ¬†new ¬†record ¬†during ¬† school ¬†registration. ¬† ¬† ¬† Flu ¬†Immunizations ¬† ¬† City-¬≠‚ÄźCounty ¬†Health ¬†District ¬†will ¬†be ¬†offering ¬†flu ¬†immunizations ¬†(both ¬†injectable ¬†and ¬†intranasal) ¬†at ¬† schools ¬†within ¬†Barnes ¬†County. ¬†Dates ¬†have ¬†not ¬†yet ¬†been ¬†set ¬†for ¬†these ¬†clinics, ¬†but ¬†parents ¬†will ¬†be ¬†notified ¬† through ¬†school ¬†websites ¬†and/or ¬†letters ¬†once ¬†flu ¬†vaccine ¬†is ¬†available. ¬†Parents ¬†should ¬†also ¬†note ¬†that ¬†City-¬≠‚Äź County ¬† Health ¬† can ¬† bill ¬† Blue ¬† Cross ¬† Blue ¬† Shield, ¬† Medica ¬† and ¬† Medicaid ¬† for ¬† adult ¬† flu ¬† immunizations, ¬† so ¬† adults ¬†could ¬†also ¬†be ¬†immunized ¬†at ¬†school ¬†clinics ¬†or ¬†they ¬†may ¬†come ¬†to ¬†the ¬†CCHD ¬†office ¬†for ¬†their ¬†annual ¬† vaccination. ¬† ¬† For ¬†more ¬†information, ¬†contact ¬†City-¬≠‚ÄźCounty ¬†Health ¬†at ¬†845-¬≠‚Äź8518 ¬†Monday-¬≠‚ÄźFriday, ¬†8 ¬†a.m. ¬†to ¬†5 ¬†p.m. ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†
VALLEY CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS REGISTRATION SCHEDULE 2013-2014
THURSDAY AND FRIDAY, AUGUST 15 & 16, 2013
9:00AM-1:00PM & 4:00-6:00PM Elementary Students Grades K-3 register at Jefferson Elementary Grades 4-6 register at Washington Elementary
THURSDAY AND FRIDAY, AUGUST 15 & 16, 2013
9:00AM-1:00PM & 4:00-6:00PM Junior and Senior High Students
**Registration is held in the School Cafeteria**
THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 2013 8:30AM ‚Äď 3:30PM
New Students in Grades 7-9 register in the Junior High Office New Students in Grades 10-12 register in the Senior High Office A separate check will be required to pay for Hot Lunch fees for all students. ELEMENTARY
Student Activity Ticket (Optional) ......... $50.00
SCHOOL FEES 2013-2014
School Starts on Wednesday, Aug. 28. This is a full day of school.
JUNIOR-SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
Book Deposit (Gr.7 & New Students) .... $60.00 Activity Ticket (Optional) ....................... $50.00
SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM
Junior/Senior High (20 meals) ................ $51.00 Elementary (20 meals) ............................ $47.00 Jeff/Wash Elem. Milk Break (Optional) . $50.00 per year ................................................................. $27.00 per sem. Breakfast Program (Elem.) ..................... $ 1.75 Daily Breakfast Program (Jr./Sr. High) ............ $ 2.00 Daily Adult Breakfast ....................................... $ 2.25 Daily Adult Lunch ............................................ $ 3.25 Daily
ADDITIONAL FEES
Tech Ed - Gr. 9-12 (Semester) ................ $25.00 Foods ‚Äď Gr. 9-12 (Semester) ................... $25.00 Art Fee ‚Äď Grade 8 (9 week course) ......... $15.00 Art Fee ‚Äď Grades 9-12 (Year) ................. $50.00 Band Instrument Rental Fee .................... $75.00
BUS FEES
Daily one way pass…$2.45 (round-trip $4.90)/child (Daily passes may be purchased at the schools) City Busing …. $49.00 Month/individual child $75.00 Month maximum per family Reduced Individual City Bus Fee…… $29.00/month Reduced Family City Bus Fee………..$45.00/month Rural Busing Family…………… . ……...$215.00/Semester (When paid in full - $375.00/Year) Reduced Rural Bus Fee ........ $130.00/Semester (When paid in full - $225.00/Year)
PARTICIPATION FEES NON-ATHLETIC
Swing Choir ............................................ $35.00 Jazz Band ................................................ $35.00 Student Congress .................................... $40.00 Speech ................................................... $50.00 (Maximum Participation Fee Per Family $125.00)
ATHLETIC PARTICIPATION FEES
Gr. 9-12 per Sport .................................. $55.00 Gr. 7-8 per Sport .................................. $45.00 Cheerleader (Grades 9-12) ...................... $30.00 Dance Team Participation ....................... $30.00 (Maximum Participation Fee per Family $250.00)
SPORTING EVENTS ENTRANCE FEES
Students ................................................... $ 4.00/game Senior Citizens ........................................ $ 5.00/game Adults ................................................... $ 6.00/game Adult Season Ticket ................................ $75.00
***All Bus Fees will be paid at the Central Administration Office. All busing registration will take place during registration times at the Central Administration Office. ***
REQUIRED REGISTRATION INFORMATION
Parents: This is the information that will be needed for each of your students at school registration in August.
(Please have all of your updated information with you when you come in to register.)
Student Name Gender Grade Student Home Phone Home Address Mailing Address Father‚Äôs Name Father‚Äôs Home Phone/Cell Phone Father‚Äôs Employer/Work or Day Phone Mother‚Äôs Name Mother‚Äôs Home Phone/Cell Phone Mother‚Äôs Employer/Work or Day Phone Mother‚Äôs Email Address Father‚Äôs Email Address Student currently lives with? Name & Relationship Home or Work Phone Emergency Contact 1 ‚Äď Name/Relationship Day Phone (Home, Work, or Cell?) Emergency Contact 2 ‚Äď Name/Relationship Day Phone (Home, Work, or Cell?) Storm Home ‚Äď Name Storm Home ‚Äď Phone Medical Information: Doctor Name/Clinic Medical Alert/Allergies Updated Immunization Records for (Kindergarten Students, 7th Graders and all New Students)
VALLEY CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
460 Central Avenue North Valley City, North Dakota TITLE VI, IX, and Section 504 of TITLE V POLICY STATEMENT The Board of Education of Valley City Public School District No. 2 in the county of Barnes and State of North Dakota, supports the provisions of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which commit all North Dakota Schools to the elimination of discrimination on the basis of sex, Title VI which prohibits discrimination on basis of national origin and Section 504 of Title V which prohibits discrimination against the handicapped. It is the expressed intent of Valley City Public School district No. 2 to provide equal opportunities for all students, employees and patrons, free from limitations based upon sex, origin or handicap. The concept of equal educational opportunity will serve as a guide for the board of Education, Administration and Staff in making decisions relating to employment of personnel, school facilities, intramural and interscholastic athletics, curriculum, activities and regulations as they relate to students, employees and patrons. You are further notified that this school district is in full compliance with these Titles in grades K-12. Inquiries concerning the application of these Titles may be referred to Dean A. Koppelman, Superintendent who has been designated as the person responsible for coordinating the efforts of Valley City Public School District No. 2 to comply with the carry out its responsibilities under these Titles including any investigation of complaints alleging noncompliance.
2013 ‚Äď VALLEY CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS ‚Äď 2014
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Elementary:…….. August 15 & 16, 9 AM-1 PM and 4 PM-6 PM Jr/Sr High School:……. August 15 & 16, 9 AM-1PM and 4 PM-6 PM
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End of 1st 9 weeks ................................ Oct 31 (44 days) End of 2nd 9 weeks................................. Jan 17 (44 days) End of 3rd 9 weeks ................................ Mar 26 (43 days) End of 4th 9 weeks ................................ May 30 (44 days) Days of Classroom Instruction ........................ (175 days) Days of Classroom Instruction ........................... 175 days Holidays ................................................................. 3 days Parent/Teacher Conf ............................................. 2 days (Evenings of Nov 4 & 7 and Feb 10 & 13) Professional Development Days ............................ 4 days Total Contract Days ......................................... 184(days)
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VALLEY CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS 460 Central Avenue North Valley City, ND 58072 RETURN SERVICE REQUESTED
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Valley City, ND
Please Notify Your Child’s School of Any Mailing Address Change or Correction.
VALLEY CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS WEBSITE www.valley-city.k12.nd.us VALLEY CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS PHONE NUMBERS
CENTRAL ADMINISTRATION OFFICE AND JR./SR. HIGH SCHOOL OFFICES 845-0483 Mr. Dean Koppelman, Superintendent Mrs. Kristi Brandt, Senior High Principal Mr. Dan Larson, Junior High Principal Mr. Marty Bratrud, 7-12 Activities Director VCPS (845-0483) Automated Directory Administration Building Senior High Office Junior High/Activities Director Office Counseling Center Technology Coordinator Resource Center High School Cafeteria Maintenance Director Food Service Director Jefferson Elementary School Mr. Troy Miller, Principal 845-0622 Washington Elementary School Mr. Chad Lueck, Principal 845-0849
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Board of Education Joyce Braunagel, President Mike Callahan, Vice President Dick Nelson Val Moritz Rick Ross
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