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November 3, 2014

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HI-LINER
HI-LITES
‚ÄúTogether we are building a legacy of excellence, one student at a time.‚ÄĚ
VOLUME XXXVI, NUMBER 1 August/September, 2014
Superintendent’s Corner
Mr. Dean Koppelman, Superintendent
“Together we are building a legacy of excellence,
one student at a time.‚ÄĚ
Greetings everyone. I do hope you are having a wonderful
summer and that you have been able to do many of the
things you had planned. It seems like this summer is really
flying by and with that thought in mind I would like to
welcome all of you back as we think about the start of
another school year. I would like to extend a special
welcome to any new residents and students to our school
district. We are here to help in any way that we can so if
you have questions pertaining to our school system please let
us know. Our first day of school is Wednesday, August 27
th
and that is scheduled to be a full day.
Once again this summer we have had a number of projects
take place to maintain and update our facilities. It sure has
been nice to have visitors to our community who have
stopped by indicate how nice our facilities and grounds look.
J ust this past week a set of parents who are looking to enroll
their children in our school system mentioned that very point
and how they felt the upkeep of our facilities says something
very important about us. I would like to thank our staff
members who maintain our facilities and grounds for the
nice work they do. There’s no question it is some very
important work as it can have a definite impact on people
looking to move to our community.
As we all know, school safety is a top priority for our school
district and a major improvement to all of our buildings this
summer has been the installation of security cameras at our
main entrances and a buzzer system that people will have to
use to gain access to our facilities during the school day. I
understand there may be some adjustments for people to
make and there could be some ‚Äúbugs‚ÄĚ with a new system
such as this, but with everyone knowing this is an extra
measure taken to help keep the people in our buildings safe, I
think things will be just fine.
Every year I set goals for myself and one of my top priorities
for this school year is to do everything I can to work with the
legislative process to try and bring about positive change
financially for not only our school district, but every school
district in the state. I believe there is a very good opportunity
for positive change to happen but it will take all of us
encouraging our legislators to make this happen. Having been
involved at the legislature over the years, there’s no question to
me that input from local citizens, parents, teachers, school staff,
administrators, school board members, and students can make a
difference.
As I start my 17
th
year as Superintendent of Schools, I can
never say thank you enough to the citizens of Valley City, the
teachers, administration, and staff at Valley City Public
Schools, the Sheyenne Valley Special Education Unit, the
Sheyenne Valley Area Career and Technology Center, the
School Board, the parents, and most importantly our students,
for making us one of the best school districts in our state. I
look forward to working with all of you to have a great school
year.
Best wishes! Take care.
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SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
Mrs. Kristi Brandt, Principal
“Together we are building a legacy of excellence, one
student at a time‚ÄĚ
Welcome back! It only seems like yesterday that we
were making arrangements for graduation. However, it is
time to focus our sights on the 2014-2015 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’d like to introduce new staff to our Junior/Senior High
School building. We are excited about each of them and we
just know that they will contribute a lot to Valley City J unior
Senior High School.
Brock Carlson: will be teaching AP Psych and Govt/Econ
(replacing Mr. Wilmes). Mr. Carlson teaches several AP
courses through the ND Center for Distance Ed; along with
summer school for the Fargo school system. Brock is
married with 3 children and will be a great addition to our
staff.
Sheila Larson: Sheila will be taking over Mr. Hurlimann’s
position in the Marketing world of VCHS. Sheila has
previous teaching experience in West Fargo High School as
their Marketing instructor and DECA advisor. Sheila and
her husband have 2 sons and are very excited to move to
Valley City to be close to their family.
Daniel Hepner: Daniel Hepner has been teaching in
Montpelier for 4 years. He is a graduate of Valley City State
University and conducted his student teaching experience
under Mr. Dave Corwin. Daniel is going to be teaching 8
th
grade Math, Algebra I for 8
th
graders and Math Problem-
Solving. Daniel will also be working as the J unior Varsity
Boys Basketball Coach.
Alyssa Miller will be serving as our new high school head
secretary. Alyssa has been an administrative assistant for
Heartland Flax. She is very excited about her career change,
has great energy and will provide a lot of organizational
expertise for the office.
Andrea Johnson: Sheyenne Valley Special Education Unit
has hired Andrea. Andrea comes with extensive special
education experience and will be replacing Mrs. Foell.
Andrea has worked with students with a multitude of
disabilities and will do a fantastic job filling Mrs. Foell's
shoes.
Position Transfers
Stacey Berntson has transferred from being the attendance
secretary to the Guidance Counseling Center secretary.
Trevor Bakalar has transferred from being the PE/Health
instructor to the Health & Family Living instructor.
Scott Roehrich has transferred from being the 8
th
grade
math instructor to the health and PE department as a PE and
health instructor.
Brenda Gehloff has transferred from being in the kitchen area
to being the attendance secretary in the senior high office.
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 Ms. Lambrecht when registering with her for
their classes last spring, but if there are any questions students
should re-visit with our high school counselor Ms. Lambrecht
as soon as possible when school starts in August.
Ms. Lambrecht will continue to work individually with all
students and their schedules to make sure that they are meeting
the requirements for graduation.
NOTE: 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.
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 in the Fall, once I have balanced
classrooms and sections. In late J une, I finalized all
schedules; printed them off and reviewed 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. 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
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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 policy that is spelled out in more detail below.)
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.
2014-2015 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.
Mon., Aug. 18, 2012 9 am - 1 pm and 4 pm - 6 pm
Tues., Aug. 19, 2012 9 am - 1 pm and 4 pm - 6 pm
Wed., Aug. 20, 2012 8:30 am ‚Äď 3:30 pm (New Students)
Enjoy the rest of your summer and I look forward to working
with your students in the fall.
Important Policy Changes!
These are important for parents and students to know for the
coming school year!!
1. Academic Eligibility Policy:
According to SB policy # 5620 Students must be enrolled in
6 credit bearing periods during a regular day.
For purposes of academic eligibility career and technical
classes that are two periods long will count as 2 credit
bearing periods.
Every 3-Week Grade Checks:
In an effort to promote academic success and eligibility for
our students, VCHS will be incorporating more frequent
grade checks during the year. Every 3 weeks students’
cumulative and quarter grades will be checked.
1. The first three-week grade check of each
semester will be a preliminary check where
students who are showing academic deficiencies
will be counseled on their academic progress.
The preliminary checks will not result in loss of
eligibility; however, a parent contact will be
made for students who are failing.
2. For subsequent grade checks at 6, 9,12 & 15
weeks, students who are not passing all
academic classes (both quarterly and
cumulatively) at the time of the grade check will
be declared ineligible until the student can prove
they are passing all courses quarterly and
cumulatively. Parents will be notified when
students are failing one or more courses.
3. If a student receives a failing grade for quarters
2 or 4 the student would be ineligible for an
automatic time period of 2 weeks.
4. Eligibility Reinstatement Process: In order to
be reinstated for activity eligibility the following
steps must be followed.
a. Student must submit the completed
eligibility reinstatement form to the
activities director or administrator.
b. The activities director or administrator
must approve the reinstatement form.
c. The activities director or administrator
will notify the student, coaches/advisors
and parents of reinstatement of
eligibility.
*Eligibility reinstatement forms are available in any office. Any
ineligible students would not be allowed to participate in any
NDHSAA event, be involved in any school public performance
or trip unless it is specifically curriculum related until they
meet the required academic standards under this policy.
Semester Grade Checks (Week 18)
Valley City Junior/Senior High School requires students to be
passing all academic classes for credit at semester time. If at
each semester break after grades are posted, students are not
passing all academic classes for credit according to their
cumulative semester grade, the student will be declared
ineligible for a period of 4 weeks.
Students ineligible at the semester time would not be allowed to
participate in any NDHSAA event, or be involved in any school
public performance or trip unless it is specifically curriculum
related until they meet the required academic standards.
After 4 weeks, administration will review grades:
a. If a student is passing all academic classes
quarterly and cumulatively eligibility is
reinstated.
b. If a student is still not passing both quarterly and
cumulatively after 4 weeks, the student will be
ineligible until they meet the requirement of
passing all of their classes quarterly and
cumulatively and by following the eligibility
reinstatement process posted above.
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c. Fall semester ineligibility carries over to spring
semester and spring semester ineligibility
carries over to the fall semester the following
year.
Students must be aware that their academics are a priority in
order to remain eligible in any extracurricular activity. In
order to avoid missing any activity due to ineligibility
students must choose to complete and turn in work on time.
2. Cell Phone Use
Personal Technology Devices and Cell Phones
Valley City Junior Senior High School recognizes the use of
technology in today’s world. Use of technology devices
including but not limited to, iPads, PDA’s, laptops, MP3
Players, iPods, E-readers and accessories will be promoted
and accepted for any educational purposes in classrooms
with instructor and/or administrative approval.
Additional acceptable times for use of technology devices
and accessories are before and after school, during a
student’s designated lunch-time, and during passing times.
Use of these items must be school appropriate in all aspects
(content, volume, and use). Device notification functions
must be on silent/vibrate at all times. The intent of this
privilege is to allow students the opportunity to check their
messages, calendars and make necessary contacts.
Inappropriate use of cell phones and accessories includes,
but is not limited to using cell phones during instructional
class-time, or study hall without permission; sending
harassing messages/calls to other students/staff; and/or
taking and/or posting pictures/video without prior consent.
All electronic devices utilized in our school are subject to the
guidelines set forth by the Acceptable Use Policy (SBP
#5650).
Devices used during passing times MUST be put away
before a student enters any classroom, office or the Resource
Center. Again, personal electronic devices may only be used
in classrooms, offices and the resources center with
instructor/administrative permission. All staff members have
the right to confiscate any technology devices or accessories
that are being used in an inappropriate time, place and
manner.
1. 1st offense: confiscate device, bring to the
respective office and returned at the end of the day.
2. 2nd offense: confiscate device, bring to the
respective office and detention is assigned.
3. 3rd offense: confiscate device, bring to the
respective office to be picked up at the end of the
day and the student serves two hour of detention.
4. 4th offense: confiscate device, bring to the
respective office and parents are called to pick up
the device at the end of the day and the student
serves three hours of detention.
5. with each subsequent violation, parents will be
notified, detentions will accrue and cell phone plans
with administration may be developed.
Important! Policies to Know/Review (along with
your student handbook)!
1. Attendence: (adopted 2012) This is an extensive
policy‚ÄĒplease familiarize yourself with the policy in
it’s entirety. This is a summary of the one major
change.
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’s 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. Junior and Senior Class/OPEN CAMPUS DURING
STUDY HALL (# 5625) (adopted 2011-revised 2013)
summary:
All students must attend 6 periods a day. In order for
J uniors and Seniors to receive the free study hall privilege
they must be passing all of their classes with C’s or
better. (Juniors who have 1
st
or 7
th
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‚ÄĒplease see the handbook for the
more detailed policy.
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 7
th
-10
th
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. 
NOTE: Safety/Security of Building
Over the summer a controlled access system to the J unior
Senior High Building has been installed as a safety measure for
our building. After 8:40 AM all doors to the building will be
locked. Visitors can gain access by notifying the J unior High
office at door #6 (west side of building) or the Senior High
office at door #1 (north side of building) and utilize the video
and audio system to be buzzed in. Patrons would then check in
at the appropriate office to receive a visitor’s pass. During the
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Senior High lunch students in Grades 9 & 10 can enter at
door #6 and students in Grades 11 & 12 can enter at door #1
from 12:17 to 12:41 PM. After 12:41 PM the doors will
again be locked for safety purposes and patrons will need to
utilize the buzzer system to gain access.
JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL
Mr. Daniel Larson, Jr. High Principal
“Together we are building a legacy of excellence,
one student at a time.‚ÄĚ
Events in August/September
Aug. 18 & 19 - J r/Sr High School Registration 9 AM to 1
PM and 4 PM to 6 PM
Aug. 20 ‚Äď New Student Registration 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Sept. 1 - Labor Day ‚Äď No School
Sept. 16 - 8th grade Courage Retreat
Grades 7 ‚Äď 9
Welcome back! Our first day of school is August 27 to start
the 2014/2015 school year. I am 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 9
th
graders should call 845-0483 Ext. 2 when calling the school
regarding their son or daughter. Parents wishing to contact
me can do so by calling 845-0483 Ext. 3.
Youth Frontiers will be conducting a ‚ÄúCourage Retreat‚ÄĚ on
September 16, 2014 with our 8
th
grade students. The
‚ÄúCourage Retreat‚ÄĚ put on by Youth Frontiers will work with
our students in the areas of respect, positive decision making,
bullying, and 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/courage-
retreat/parent-video.
The J unior High students will once again have the “Fresh
Fruits and Vegetables Program‚ÄĚ that 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 because they will not be allowed to practice until
that is turned in. Students who are involved in
extracurricular activities must be passing all classes in
order to be eligible to compete in athletics and activities.
In order to best serve our students academic needs we have
in place our Individualized Learning Center (ILC). The ILC
provides specific students a smaller, highly structured,
learning environment. Our ILC also supports our
Educational Recovery (ER) program. The ‚ÄúER‚ÄĚ program
helps provide academic support to students who have a
difficult time getting homework completed and turned in on
time. ‚ÄúER‚ÄĚ support takes place typically after school from
3:30 to 4:30 PM. When a student is assigned an ‚ÄúER‚ÄĚ it must
be served that day unless there is a reason that would cause
undue hardship to a family. In addition, we have in place two
effective interventions in the areas of reading (Read 180) and
math (Compass Math). Students are identified for these
interventions by their academic grades, 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.
I also would like to welcome the following new teachers to our
building this year: Sheila Larson (Business), Daniel Hepner
(Math) and Brock Carlson (Social Studies). Also, Scott
Roerich will be taking on a new teaching assignment as he will
be switching from the math department to working with our
students in the areas of PE and Health.
NOTE: Safety/Security of Building
Over the summer a controlled access system to the J unior
Senior High Building has been installed as a safety measure for
our building. After 8:40 AM all doors to the building will be
locked. Visitors can gain access by notifying the J unior High
office at door #6 (west side of building) or the Senior High
office at door #1 (north side of building) and utilize the video
and audio system to be buzzed in. Patrons would then check in
at the appropriate office to receive a visitor’s pass. During the
Senior High lunch students in Grades 9 & 10 can enter at door
#6 and students in Grades 11 & 12 can enter at door #1 from
12:17 to 12:41 PM. After 12:41 PM the doors will again be
locked for safety purposes and patrons will need to utilize the
buzzer system to gain access.
I look forward to working with you and our students of VCHS
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
“Together we are building a legacy of excellence,
one student at a time.‚ÄĚ
Looking back on last year, our Hi-Liners had a tremendous
school year and accomplished numerous team and individual
awards. Looking ahead to this school year I have no doubt we
will again have many exciting moments as we have a wealth of
talent moving up in all of our programs to bring us to our feet
as we cheer them on in all of the exciting activities we offer in
Valley City. Below I have included a few brief introductions of
new coaches and advisors coming on board this year, a list of
important dates to help parents and athletes plan for the coming
school year as well as a list of first practices and picture days
for our fall sports. Welcome back and I look forward to
seeing ya’ll this fall!
We will have several new coaches and advisors joining our
activity programs. J immy Howard will be taking the helm of
the Girl’s Basketball team. Coming new this year to work with
the football team will be J ohn Cunningham working with the
varsity boys as the defensive coordinator. Daniel Hepner will
be working with the junior varsity boys basketball team this
coming season. Paige Kawasaki will be coaching the 8
th
grade
6
girls volleyball team this fall. Nick Lee will be taking the
reins of the speech team and will be assisted by Misty Olds.
I know they are all going to do a tremendous job working
with our children. I invite you all to take a moment to
introduce yourself to them and join me in welcoming them to
the Hi-Liner activity program family.
As the year progresses, we continue to develop our
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’s a
great day to be a Hi-Liner!
Please Mark These Important Dates On Your
Calendar:
Parent Meeting: Thursday, August 7
th
, 7:00 PM, Hi-
Liner Activity Center
For all Parents and Athletes in Fall Sports who are in Grades
7-12. Following the general meeting in the Hi-Liner
Activity Center there will be team meetings.
Mandatory Concussion Management Screening
Tests
For all student athletes entering the 7
th
grade, 10
th
grade, and
any student who suffered a concussion last year will be on
the following dates in the J unior High Computer Labs.
7
th
Grade: Aug 5
th
from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
10
th
Grade: Aug 5
th
from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Make-Up Date: Aug 6
th
from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
All athletes entering 7
th
and 10
th
grade are required to take
this concussion screening before they will be allowed to
practice with their teams.
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 can be turned into their coach or the J unior High
Office. Students will not be allowed to practice until they
have turned in the physical form.
Fall Sports 1
st
Practice & Pictures Schedule 2013
Cross Country ‚Äď 1
st
Practice, Aug 11, Hanna Field, 8 AM
Grades 7-12, Pictures, Aug 14, Hanna Field, 8:30 AM
Contact: Coach Brian Engelhard -
brian.engelhard@sendit.nodak.edu
Boys Tennis ‚Äď 1
st
Practice, August 11, North Courts, 7 PM
Grades 7-12, Pictures, Aug 14, North Courts, 5 PM
Contact: Coach Matt Nielson -
matthew.nielson@sendit.nodak.edu
Football ‚Äď 1
st
Practice, Aug 13, Hanna Field, 7:30 AM
Grades 9-12, Pictures, Aug 21, Hanna Field, 8 AM
Contact: Coach Scott Roehrich -
scott.roehrich@sendit.nodak.edu
Volleyball ‚Äď 1
st
Practice, Aug 18, Activity Center, 8 AM
Grades 9-12, Pictures, Aug 26, Activity Center, 8 AM
Contact: Coach Jill Taylor ‚Äď
J ill.r.Taylor.2@sendit.nodak.edu
Jr. High Football ‚Äď 1
st
Practice, Aug 25, J efferson Field, 4 PM
Grade 7, Pictures, Sept 2, Cafeteria, 3:45 PM
Contact: Coach Brad Sufficool -
Brad.Sufficool@sendit.nodak.edu
Jr. High Football ‚Äď 1
st
Practice, Aug 25, J efferson Field, 4 PM
Grade 8, Pictures, Sept 2, Cafeteria, 3:45 PM
Contact: Coach Dan Bjorum -
dan.w.bjorum@sendit.nodak.edu
Jr. High Volleyball ‚Äď 1
st
Practice, Aug 18, S. Gym, 8 AM
Grade 7, Pictures, Aug 26, Cafeteria, 4:15 PM
Contact: Coach Lizabeth Lindteigen ‚Äď
Lizabeth.Lindteigen@gmail.com
Jr. High Volleyball - 1
st
Practice, Aug 18, N. Gym, 8 AM
Grade 8, Pictures, Aug 26, Cafeteria, 4:15 PM
Contact: Coach Paige Kawasaki ‚Äď
Paige.kawasaki@sendit.nodak.edu
Cheerleading ‚Äď 1
st
Practice, Aug 11, N. Gym, 8 AM
Grade 8, Pictures, Aug 21, Hanna Field, 8 AM
Contact: Coach Chrissie Gulmon ‚Äď
Chrissie.Gulmon@sendit.nodak.edu
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Mr. Chad Lueck, Principal
“Together we are building a legacy of excellence,
one student at a time.‚ÄĚ
New Staff
Mrs. Becky Goven
This year we welcome Mrs. Becky Goven to our building as
a 4
th
grade teacher. Mrs. Goven has transferred from
J efferson Elementary where she was a 3rd grade teacher last
year.
Ms. Mary Halvorson
Ms. Halvorson also comes to Washington from J efferson
where she previously served as a Title I teacher and a 2
nd
grade teacher. This year she will be a 4
th
grade teacher.
Current Staff
6
th
Grade Teachers: Mr. J an Beauchman, Mrs. Sandy
Goeller, Mr. J im McDaniel, Mrs. Annie Corbin
5
th
Grade Teachers: Mrs. Kathy Lentz, Mrs. Rhonda
Nudell, Mrs. Kristi Kohler, Mrs. Andrea J ensen
4
th
Grade Teachers: Mrs. Becky Goven, Ms. Mary
Halvorson, Mrs. Natalie Boe, Mr. Dallas Dockter, Mrs. Tara
Glandt
Music: Mrs. Deb Bopp
Physical Education: Ms. Lizabeth Lindteigen
Guidance Counselor: Mrs. Vanessa Kocka
Library Staff: Mrs. Rhonda Knodle, Mrs. Holly Olauson
Title I: Mrs. J ill Burns
ILC: Ms. Breanne Wenaas
Resource Room: Mrs. Carol Denault
Learning Disabilities: Mrs. Robyn Borg
Speech: Ms. Kate Schelkoph, Mrs. Natasha Howard
Hearing: Mrs. Sandy Sidler
Paraprofessionals: Mrs. Paige Kawasaki, Mrs. Missy
Leroux, Mrs. Sandie Fast, Mrs. Marsha Moen, Mrs. Laura
Klevgaard, Mrs. Wanda Bell, and Mrs. Renee Schelkoph
Custodians: Mr. Rick Derheim, Mrs. Kay J ohnson
Hot Lunch Staff: Nancy Sorensen, Lisa VanBruggen, J ulie
Yokom
Administrative Assistant: Mrs. J orissen will be transferring to
the Central Office Assistant Business Manager position. Mrs.
Ginger Taylor will be transferring from the Central Office to
fill this position. Welcome Ginger!
Principal: Mr. Chad Lueck
Student Registration
Registration for students in grades four, five, and six will be
held Monday, August 18
th
and Tuesday, August 19
th
in the
school library from 9:00 AM ‚Äď 1:00 PM and 4:00 ‚Äď 6:00 PM.
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. If you are
unable to make the scheduled registration dates, please contact
Washington school and let us know.
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 $2.50 for one-way and $5.00 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 J efferson School area and need a ride to the
other school on a daily or regular basis.
Students riding the shuttle bus to J efferson Elementary can eat
breakfast at the Washington School from 7:50 AM to 8:10 AM.
The morning shuttle bus for J efferson students leaves
Washington School at 8:15 AM.
First Day of School
The first day of school is Wednesday, August 27
th
. Classes
start at 8:40 AM with dismissal at 3:05 PM for 4
th
grade
students and 3:10 PM for 5
th
and 6
th
grade students. Breakfast
is served daily from 8:05- 8:25 AM.
Open House
There will be an open house for parents on Wednesday,
September 3rd. Parents can attend either the 7:00 to 7:30 PM
or 7:30 to 8:00 PM session.
NOTE: New Security System
For the safety of our students, this summer we have upgraded
our entrance security at Washington School. All entrance
doors will be locked daily at 8:40 a.m. There will be a
controlled access system used throughout the school day.
Visitors must gain access by notifying the office with the
video and audio system by the door.
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
Washington School 
Dates to Remember 
 
Aug 6 ................. Mr. Lueck begins office hours. 
Aug¬†18‚Äź19¬†..........¬†Registration¬†(9:00¬†AM¬†‚Äst1:00¬†PM)¬†and¬†
¬†..........................¬†(4:00‚Äź6:00¬†PM)¬†
Aug¬†22,25,26¬†.....¬†Staff¬†In‚ÄźService¬†
Aug 27 ............... First Day of School 
Sept 1 ................ Labor Day (No School) 
Sept 3 ................ Open House for Parents 
Sept 3 ................ School Pictures 
Sept 4&5 ........... Eco Ed Camp (6
th
 Graders) 
Sept 17 .............. Kindness Retreat (5
th
 Graders) 
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Jefferson School News 
“Together we are building a legacy of
excellence, one student at a time.‚ÄĚ
Mr. Troy Miller, Principal
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 non-
refundable fee of $28.00 per semester or $52.00 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 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 4
th
, 5
th
, and 6
th
grade classrooms.
Officers for the PTO are: President; J ennifer Redfearn, Vice
President; Misti Kauffman, Secretary; Heidi Beierle,
Treasurer; Carla Olson.
School Pictures
Dutton’s will once again be providing school pictures. The
date for these is Wednesday September 3
rd
. Further
information and picture packages that can be purchased will
be made available once school begins.
Eco Ed Camp
Our sixth graders will once again be participating in Eco Ed
Camp. We will need several parent chaperones for this
experience. This will also include parents for the overnight
portion of the trip. More information will be available at
registration about chaperoning. The dates for Eco Ed camp
will be Thursday, September 4
th
and Friday, September 5
th
.
Kindness Retreat
Washington Elementary will host the Youth Frontiers for a
Kindness Retreat on Wednesday, Sept 17th. The kindness
retreat is an all day event engaging the 5
th
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’ distractions to learning and build a
positive school community.
 
School Registration
I would like to welcome all of our new students to J efferson
School, as well as, those students that are returning back to
J efferson School. We are looking forward to an exciting year!
Registration will be held on Monday, August 18
th
and Tuesday,
August 19
th
from 9:00 AM-1:00 PM and 4:00 PM-6:00 PM
each day. Registration will be held in the J efferson 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. Please remember,
all K-3 grade students in the Valley City School District
should register at Jefferson School. We 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 J efferson. I would also like to remind you that beginning
with the 2010-2011 school year North Dakota Century Code
requires children to turn five by August 1
st
, 2014 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 J efferson
School area. The shuttle bus will depart from J efferson 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
Jefferson School 
Dates to Remember 
 
Aug 14 ............. PTO Mtg @12:00 PM at Dutton’s Parlor 
Aug¬†18‚Äź19¬†........¬†Registration¬†each¬†day¬†9:00¬†AM¬†to¬†1:00¬†PM¬†
¬†........................¬†&¬†4:00¬†PM¬†‚Äst6:00¬†PM¬†in¬†Jefferson¬†Library¬†
¬†........................¬†for¬†all¬†Students¬†in¬†Grades¬†K‚Äź3¬†
¬†Aug¬†22,25,26¬†..¬†Teacher¬†In‚ÄźService¬†
Aug¬†25¬†.............¬†Back¬†to¬†School¬†Night¬†5:00¬†PM¬†‚Äź¬†7:00¬†PM¬†
Aug 27 ............. 1
st
 Day of School (Full Day) 
Sept¬†1¬†..............¬†Labor¬†Day¬†‚ÄstNo¬†School¬†
Sept 5 .............. School Pictures by Dutton’s Valley Gallery 
Sept 17 ............ Giant Fruit Salad Sponsored by Barnes 
 ........................ County 5+5 Partnership 
Sept 22 ............ First Day of Fall 
 
Welcome Back! 
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will be allowed to eat breakfast at Jefferson School
beginning at 8:00 AM.
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 27
th
and will be a full
day of school.
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 $28.00 per semester or $52.00 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, all entrances into the school
will remain locked after the bell rings at 8:40 AM with a
controlled access system. Visitors must gain access by
notifying the office with the video and audio system and then
checking in at the office to receive a visitor’s 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 J efferson
School as safe as possible for our students.
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 J efferson School. At the beginning
of the school year I feel that it would be best for parents of
younger children 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 students get with their
parents or the proper individual responsible for picking them
up. The west, north, and south entrances will be open
before school for drop off but will be locked during the
school day for security reasons with a controlled access
system. Parents must wait outside of the school when
picking up their children 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 through off Twelfth Avenue. Sky Line
Villa has also expressed concerns with the amount of traffic in
their drive through 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.
2014-2015 Jefferson Staff
I would like to welcome back all of our new and returning staff
members to J efferson School for the 2014-2015 school year.
We have two new staff members at this time to introduce:
Sara Aberle will be a special
education strategist and is a former
Valley City resident as her family
lived here years ago through her first
grade year. Currently, her sister and
her sister’s family, as well as, her
parents and grandmother live in
Valley City. She holds a MS degree
in Specific Learning Disabilities and a
Strategist credential and has been teaching special education in
Minot for the past 12 years, most recently at Edison Elementary
School. She enjoys reading, golfing, tennis, cooking,
gardening and anything that involves spending time with her
family and friends. Ms. Aberle has a daughter Hannah who
will be starting her freshman year at VCHS this fall.
Travis Peterson will be the guidance counselor at J efferson
this year. Mr. Peterson is a 2004
graduate of VCHS and a 2008 graduate
of the University of Mary with a BS in
Social Studies. He holds a Master’s
Degree in Reading and a counseling
credential. He is in the process of
completing his Master’s in Counseling
through the University of Mary. For the
past three years Mr. Peterson has been
the ILC Coordinator for grades 10-12 at VCHS. Prior to that,
he worked with at-risk youth in Bismarck and Grand Forks.
His wife, Kaleen, works at VCSU in the Admissions
Department and they have a two-year old son named Sullivan
and another child due in August. Ms. Kocka is the guidance
counselor at Washington School and will be spending some
time each week at J efferson working with Mr. Peterson in his
transition. Both Ms. Aberle and Mr. Peterson are excited to be
a part of the J efferson family this fall!
We have three staff members that are transferring to a different
teaching assignment this school year. Ms. Goven has taught
third grade at J efferson the past three years and will now be
teaching fourth grade at Washington School. Ms. Halvorson is
transferring from Title I at J efferson to fourth grade at
Washington School. Ms. Toso has been a long time Title I
teacher at the junior high school and will now be one of the
Title I teachers at J efferson School.
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Technology Tidbits
The following is a list of teaching and support staff members
at J efferson School for the 2014-2015 school year:
Special Needs Preschool: Patti Oberlander; Kindergarten:
KeriAnn Eggert, Darla J acobson, Nicole Powers, & Wendi
Wilmes; First Grade: Wanda Bjerke, Nancy Ost, J ennifer
Thoreson, & Tara Altringer; Second Grade: Suzy Becker,
J enny Kriewald, J ill Kvilvang, & Connie Schlittenhardt;
Third Grade: Tonya Breckheimer, Wendy McDaniel,
Natalie Potratz, and Carina Roehrich; Music: Karen
Askerooth; Physical Education: Brad Sufficool;
Counselor: Travis Peterson and Vanessa Kocka; Student
Performance Strategist: J ill Taylor; Title I: Chrissie
Gulmon & Alaine Toso ; OT: Lori Bjerke; COTA: Bobbi
J o Suhr; PT: Amanda Rosencrans; Resource Room: Elaine
J enison & Sara Aberle ; 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
Back-to-School Night on Monday, August 25
th
. The PTO
will be serving supper in the J efferson Gymnasium from
5:00-7:00 PM. Students and parents are invited to come and
eat and then take their school supplies to their classroom and
meet their teacher. 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
J efferson PTO. Our meetings are typically held the second
Monday of each month at 12:00 PM in the J efferson Library.
The first meeting of the year is scheduled for Thursday,
August 14
th
, 12:00 PM at Dutton’s Parlor. We hope to see
you there.
PTO Officers for 2013-2014
President ‚Äď Kyla Fetsch
Vice President ‚Äď Misti Kauffman
Secretary ‚Äď Megan Grossman
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
Music Program Schedule for 2014-2015
November 4
th
‚Äď 2
nd
Grade Veteran’s Day Program
‚ÄúAmericans We‚ÄĚ at 2:00 & 7:00 PM
December 1
st
‚Äď 1
st
Grade Christmas Program “A Season of
Fun!‚ÄĚ at 2:00 & 7:00 PM
March 9
th
‚Äď 3
rd
Grade Program ‚ÄúPirates‚ÄĚ at 2:00 & 7:00 PM
May 11
th
‚Äď Kindergarten Program ‚ÄúThree Piggy Opera‚ÄĚ at
2:00 & 7:00 PM
*All Music Programs are in the J efferson 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.
Nutrition Bits & Bites
Katie Hoban, LRD
Nutrition Services Director at VCPS
845-0483, ext. 108
Hi! My name is Katie Hoban and I am the
new Nutrition Services Director. I grew up
in Halstad, MN and graduated from North
Dakota State University with a degree in
Dietetics. My husband and I moved to
Valley City 4 ¬Ĺ years ago. My husband,
Adam, works with Canadian Pacific
Railway. We live just outside of Valley City
with our two children Max (3 ¬Ĺ yrs ) and Madelyn (13
months).
I am very excited to be working with the students, staff, and
parents at Valley City Public Schools to continue the tradition
of providing good, healthy food and promoting a healthy way
of life. I look forward to seeing all the smiling faces in the
lunch room this fall!
Bryan Kriewald, Technology Coordinator
Things To-Do
J ust a few technology related reminders to think about before
the school year begins.
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 to you. Registration is finalized over
registration and that’s when I will turn those portals back on.
The PowerSchool parent portal is here:
https://valley-city.ps.state.nd.us/public/
Don’t forget 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 schools 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 real-time
grades and attendance.
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
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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 845-
0483, 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.
about the Valley City Public Schools. To access the website,
go to: http://www.valley-city.k12.nd.us.
During registration, please provide your current email
address. We take those emails and populate our school
listservs that are used daily.
Your current phone numbers will be populated after
registration into our voice dialing system. You can always
change, add, or subtract phone numbers by logging into your
PowerSchool Parent Portal.
Email: bryan.kriewald@sendit.nodak.edu phone: 845-
0483 ext 1
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.
ANNUAL NOTIFICATION OF ASBESTOS
CONTAINING MATERIALS
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.
Requi r ed Sc hool Regi st r at i on
I nf or mat i on
(Please have the following updated information with you
when you come in to register.)
Student Name
Gender
Grade
Student Home Phone
Home Address
Mailing Address
Father’s Name
Father’s Home Phone/Cell Phone
Father’s Employer/Work or Day Phone
Mother’s Name
Mother’s Home Phone/Cell Phone
Mother’s Employer/Work or Day Phone
Mother’s Email Address
Father’s 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, 7
th
Graders
and all New Students)
WASHINGTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
CLASSROOM SUPPLIES
2014-2015
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
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!s 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
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!s 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
JEFFERSON SCHOOL SUPPLIES
Kindergarten
Book Bag
Crayola Brand Crayons - 1 large/fat size (box
of 8), 1 skinny (box of 8 only)
2 Crayola Brand Markers-thin writing kind
(box of 8)
2 Crayola Brand 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 Standard size (hard plastic,
no zippers!)
Markers - Primary Colors Bold Tip
Tissues (250 ct. size)
Scissors (please mark with name)
Clorox Wipes - 1 Container
2 Rolls Paper Towels
Please label clothing.
Grade Two
Crayons (box of 24 or less)
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)
1 Notebook
Glue (Elmer’s white - 8 oz. size)
2 Tissues (large size)
Glue Sticks
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 (gallon size)
2 Clorox Wipes
Highlighters
1 Roll Paper Towels
Early Childhood Special Education
Book Bag -large enough to hold preschool projects
2 Bottles Elmer’s School Glue (no gel)
1 Clorox Wipes
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.
2014 ‚Äď VALLEY CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS ‚Äď 2015
AUGUST 14
3 contact
S M T W Th F S
1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24
31
25 26 27 28 29 30
SEPTEMBER 14
21 contact
S M T W Th F S
1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30
OCTOBER 14
21 contact
S M T W Th F S
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31
NOVEMBER 14
16 contact
S M T W Th F S
1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23
30
24 25 26 27 28 29
DECEMBER 14
17 contact
S M T W Th F S
1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31
2014-2015 Calendar
Regi st r at i on
El ement ar y:…….. August 18 & 19, 9 AM-1 PM
and 4 PM-6 PM
J r /Sr
Hi gh Sc hool :……. August 18 & 19, 9 AM-1PM
and 4 PM-6 PM
New J r /Sr Hi gh
St udent s:………… August 20, 8:30AM -3:30PM
2013
Aug 22, 25, 26 ------- Professional Development Days
Aug 27 ---------------------------- First Full Day of School
Sept 1 -------------------------------- Labor Day-No School
Oct 16 & 17 -------- Educators Conference-No School
Nov 3 & 6 ------------- Parent-Teacher Conf (5pm-8pm)
Nov 10 ------- P/T Conferences Comp Day-No School
Nov 11 -------------------------- Veteran’s Day-No School
Nov 27 & 28 ----------- Thanksgiving Break-No School
Dec 23 --- Last day of School before Christmas Break
2014
J an 5 ---------------------- School resumes after Holidays
J an 19 ---------------------------- MLK, J r. Day-No School
Feb 16 -- President’s Day/PLC Comp Day-No School
Feb 23 & 26 -------------------- K-12 P/T Conf (5pm-8pm)
Mar 13 ------- P/T Conferences Comp Day -No School
Apr 3 & 6 ------------------------ Easter Break-No School
May 25 ------------------------- Memorial Day‚ÄďNo School
May 27 ----------------------------------- Last Day of School
May 31 ---------------- Graduation, 2:30PM
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Make-Up Days: Jan 19, May 28, May 29, April 6
(in that order)
Parent-Teacher Conferences
(Counted as Contract Day)
First and Last day of School
No School-Teacher Prof. Development Days
Counted as Contract Days
No School ‚Äď Holidays - Counted as Contract Days
Parent Teacher Conferences Comp. Day/PLC Comp
Day
(Counted as Contract Day)
No School Vacation Day
End of Quarter
End of 1
st
9 weeks ................................ Oct 29 (43 days)
End of 2
nd
9 weeks ................................. J an 16 (45 days)
End of 3
rd
9 weeks ................................ Mar 25 (45 days)
End of 4
th
9 weeks ................................ May 27 (42 days)
Days of Classroom Instruction ........................ (175 days)
Days of Classroom Instruction ........................... 175 days
Holidays ................................................................. 3 days
Parent/Teacher Conf ............................................. 2 days
Professional Development Days ............................ 4 days
Total Contract Days ........................................ 184 (days)
JANUARY 15
19 contact
S M T W Th F S
1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31
FEBRUARY 15
19 contact
S M T W Th F S
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
MARCH 15
21 contact
S M T W Th F S
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31
APRIL 15
20 contact
S M T W Th F S
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30
MAY 15
18 contact
S M T W Th F S
1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24
31
25 26 27 28 29 30
A separate check will
be required to pay
for Hot Lunch fees
for all students.
School Starts on
Wednesday, Aug. 27.
This is a full day of
school.
VALLEY CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
REGISTRATION SCHEDULE 2014-2015
MONDAY AND TUESDAY, AUGUST 18 & 19, 2014
9:00AM-1:00PM & 4:00-6:00PM
Elementary Students
Grades K-3 register at Jefferson Elementary
Grades 4-6 register at Washington Elementary
MONDAY AND TUESDAY, AUGUST 18 & 19, 2014
9:00AM-1:00PM & 4:00-6:00PM
Junior and Senior High Students
**Registration is held in the School Cafeteria**
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20, 2014 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
SCHOOL FEES 2014-2015
ELEMENTARY
Student Activity Ticket (Optional) ......... $50.00
SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM
J unior/Senior High (20 meals) ................ $52.00
Elementary (20 meals) ............................ $48.00
J eff/Wash Elem. Milk Break (Optional) . $52.00 per year
................................................................ $28.00 per sem.
Breakfast Program (Elem.) ..................... $ 1.80 Daily
Breakfast Program (J r./Sr. High) ............ $ 2.05 Daily
Adult Breakfast ....................................... $ 2.35 Daily
Adult Lunch ............................................ $ 3.30 Daily
PARTICIPATION FEES NON-ATHLETIC
Swing Choir ............................................ $40.00
J azz Band ................................................ $40.00
Student Congress .................................... $50.00
Speech ................................................... $60.00
(Maximum Participation Fee per Family $135.00)
ATHLETIC PARTICIPATION FEES
Gr. 9-12 per Sport .................................. $65.00
Gr. 7-8 per Sport .................................. $55.00
Cheerleader (Grades 9-12) ...................... $40.00
Dance Team Participation ....................... $40.00
(Maximum Participation Fee per Family $265.00)
SPORTING EVENTS ENTRANCE FEES
Students................................................... $ 4.00/game
Senior Citizens ........................................ $ 5.00/game
Adults ................................................... $ 6.00/game
Adult Season Ticket ................................ $75.00
JUNIOR-SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
Book Deposit (Gr.7 & New Students) .....$65.00
Activity Ticket (Optional) .......................$50.00
ADDITIONAL FEES
Tech Ed - Gr. 9-12 (Semester) ................$30.00
Art Fee ‚Äď Grade 8 (9 week course) .........$15.00
Art Fee ‚Äď Grades 9-12 (Year) ..................$60.00
Band Instrument Rental Fee ....................$85.00
BUS FEES
Daily one way pass…$2.50 (round-trip $5.00)/child
(Daily passes may be purchased at the schools)
City Busing ............. $50.00 Month/individual child
$75.00 Month maximum per family
Reduced Individual City Bus Fee…… $30.00/month
Reduced Family City Bus Fee………..$45.00/month
Rural Busing
Family ..................... ............ $225.00/Semester
(When paid in full - $400.00/Year)
Reduced Rural Bus Fee ........ $135.00 Semester
(When paid in full - $225.00/Year)
***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. ***
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 non-
compliance.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
We sing all types of music, including some of today’s favorites!
Are you a 3
rd
-8
th
grade student
who enjoys listening to music and likes to sing along?
ATTENTION:
Wouldn’t it be fun to sing with friends after school in the VCSU
Valley Youth Choir?
If this sounds like something you would like to do…
‚ÄĘ REGISTER! Contact VCSU Community School of the Arts Director,
Connie Reiten, at 701-845-7267 or connie.reiten@vcsu.edu
‚ÄĘ Invite your mom and dad to the parent meeting following the first
choir rehearsal at Epworth Methodist Church (next to Washington
School) on Thursday August 28
th
at 4:45
‚ÄĘ Rehearsals are at the church on Thursdays from 3:30 ‚Äď 4:45
‚ÄĘ Cost: $35.00/semester with scholarships available
Monday, September 1
Friday, August 29
Breakfast
Breakfast Pizza
Juice and Milk
Lunch
Beef Stroganoff on Egg
Noodles or
Fishwich or
PB Sandwich with Seeds
Thursday, August 28
Breakfast
Homemade Giant Muffin
Juice and Milk
Lunch
Sloppy Joe or
Grilled Chicken Sandwich or
Cereal, Seeds with Yogurt
Seasoned Rice
Wednesday, August 27
Breakfast
Cinni Minis
Juice and Milk
Lunch
Chicken Strips or
Shrimp Poppers or
PB Sandwich with Yogurt
Seasoned Fries
Tuesday, August 26
No
School
Monday, August 25
No
School
Friday, September 5
Breakfast
Breakfast Pizza
Juice and Milk
Lunch
Eggroll or
Popcorn Chicken or
Yogurt Parfait with Cereal
Stir Fried Rice
Thursday, September 4
Breakfast
Homemade Giant Muffin
Juice and Milk
Lunch
Pulled Pork Sandwich or
Cheese Breadstick or
Deluxe Salad with Seeds
Green Beans
Wed., September 3
Breakfast
Cinnamon Rolls
Juice and Milk
Lunch
Super Beef Nachos or
Turkey and Swiss Sandwich
with 10 chips
Tuesday, September 2
Breakfast
Breakfast Sandwich
Juice and Milk
Lunch
Chicken Nuggets or
Ham Sandwich or
Deluxe Salad with Breadstick
Baked Potato
Hi-Liner
Jr/Sr High
Aug/Sept 2014
Monday, September 22
Breakfast
Pancakes
Juice and Milk
Lunch
Chicken Strips or
Shrimp Poppers or
PB sandwich with Yogurt
Seasoned Fries
Tuesday, September 23
Breakfast
Breakfast Sandwich
Juice and Milk
Lunch
Taco or
Pizza Dippers or
Deluxe Salad with Seeds &
Toast
Refried Beans
Wed., September 24
Breakfast
Cinnamon Rolls
Juice and Milk
Lunch
Pizza or
Tator Tot Hotdish with
Biscuit or
Biscuit with Yogurt
Thursday, September 25
Breakfast
Giant Homemade Muffin
Juice and Milk
Lunch
Sloppy Joe or
Grilled Chicken Sandwich or
Cereal & Seeds with Yogurt
Seasoned Rice
Friday, September 26
Breakfast
Breakfast Pizza
Juice and Milk
Lunch
Beef Stroganoff on Egg
Noodles or
Fishwich or
PB Sandwich with Seeds
Monday, September 29
Breakfast
Pancakes or Waffles
Juice and Milk
Lunch
Hamburger or
Chicken Patty Sandwich or
PB Sandwich with Yogurt
Oven Baked Fries
Tuesday, September 30
Breakfast
Breakfast Sandwich
Juice and Milk
Lunch
Chicken Nuggets or
Ham Sandwich or
Deluxe Salad with
Breadsticks
Baked Potato
Monday, September 15
Breakfast
Pancakes
Juice and Milk
Lunch
Pasta with Red or Alfredo
Sauce or
Deluxe Salad
Breadstick
Tuesday, September 16
Breakfast
Breakfast Sandwich
Lunch
French Dip Sandwich or
Beef Hotdog or
PB Sandwich with String
Cheese
Wed., September 17
Breakfast
Cinnamon Rolls
Juice and Milk
Lunch
Stromboli or
Macaroni & Cheese or
Deluxe Salad with Seeds
Thursday, September 18
Breakfast
Giant Homemade Muffin
Juice and Milk
Lunch
Country Fried Chicken or
Deli Sub Sandwich
Mashed Potatoes
Country Gravy
Friday, September 19
Breakfast
Breakfast Pizza
Juice and Milk
Lunch
Sesame Chicken or
Hamburger or
Cereal & Seeds with Yogurt
Baked Rice
Monday, September 8
Breakfast
Pancakes
Juice and Milk
Lunch
Hot Ham & Cheese Sandwich
or
Hot & Spicy Chicken Patty
Sandwich or
PB Sandwich with Yogurt
Scalloped Potatoes
Tuesday, September 9
Breakfast
Breakfast Sandwich
Juice and Milk
Lunch
Sliced Ham or
Turkey Gravy or
Deluxe Salad with Roll
Mashed Potatoes
Dinner Roll
Wed., September 10
Breakfast
Cinnamon Roll & Smoothie
Juice and Milk
Lunch
Chili, Cheese, Chips or
Deluxe Baked Potato or
Deluxe Salad
Cinnamon Roll
Thursday, September 11
Breakfast
Giant Homemade Muffin
Juice and Milk
Lunch
Crispitos or
Turkey Sandwich or
Cereal & Seeds with Yogurt
Nachos
Friday, September 12
Breakfast
Breakfast Pizza
Juice and Milk
Lunch
Grilled Cheese Sandwich or
Corndog or
PB Sandwich with Yogurt
Tomato Soup with Crackers
Monday, September 1
Friday, August 29
Breakfast
Breakfast Sandwich
Lunch
Honey Lemon Chicken or
Fish Nuggets or
PB Sandwich with Yogurt
Egg Noodles
Thursday, August 28
Breakfast
Choice of Cold Cereal, Toast,
Juice and Milk
Lunch
Stromboli or
Tator Tot Hotdish with
Biscuit
or
PB Sandwich with String
Cheese
Wednesday, August 27
Breakfast
Pancakes, Sausage
Juice and Milk
Lunch
Pasta w/Red or Alfredo Sauce
or
PB Sandwich with Yogurt
Peas
Breadstick
Tuesday, August 26
No
School
Monday, August 25
No
School
Friday, September 5
Breakfast
Yogurt Parfait, Bagel
Juice and Milk
Lunch
Chili, Chips & Cheese
or
Deluxe Potato with
Cinnamon Roll or
PB Sandwich with Yogurt
Thursday, September 4
Breakfast
Choice of Cold Cereal, Toast
Juice and Milk
Lunch
Sloppy Joe or
Corn Dog or
PB Sandwich with String
Cheese
Curly Fries
Wed., September 3
Breakfast
Omelet, Hash Brown Stick
Juice and Milk
Lunch
Turkey Gravy or
Baked Ham or
PB Sandwich with Yogurt
Mashed Potatoes
Dinner Roll
Tuesday, September 2
Breakfast
French Toast & Lil’ Smokies
Juice and Milk
Lunch
Pizza or
Chicken Soft Shell Taco or
PB Sandwich
Welcome
Back!
Menus for
August &
September
2014
This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
Valley City Elementary Schools
Monday, September 22
Breakfast
Choice of Cold Cereal, Toast
Juice and Milk
Lunch
Hamburger or
Grilled Chicken Sandwich or
PB Sandwich with Yogurt
Oven Fries
Baked Beans
Tuesday, September 23
Breakfast
Biscuits & Gravy
Juice and Milk
Lunch
Super Beef Nachos
Or
PB Sandwich with String
Cheese
Corn
Wed., September 24
Breakfast
Pancakes and Sausage
Juice and Milk
Lunch
Pasta w/Red or Alfredo Sauce
or
PB sandwich with Yogurt
Peas
Breadstick
Thursday, September 25
Breakfast
Choice of Cold Cereal, Toast
Juice and Milk
Lunch
Stromboli or
Tator Tot Hotdish or
PB Sandwich with String
Cheese
Biscuit
Friday, September 26
Breakfast
Breakfast Sandwich
Juice and Milk
Lunch
Honey Lemon Chicken or
Fish Nuggets or
PB Sandwich with Yogurt
Egg Noodles
Monday, September 29
Breakfast
Choice of Cold Cereal, Toast
Juice and Milk
Lunch
Taco or
Chicken Nuggets or
PB Sandwich with Yogurt
Refried Beans
Tuesday, September 30
Breakfast
French Toast & Lil’ Smokies
Juice and Milk
Lunch
Pizza or
Chicken Soft Shell Taco or
PB Sandwich with String
Cheese
Shape Up
Monday, September 15
Breakfast
Choice of Cold Cereal, Toast
Juice and Milk
Lunch
French Dip or
Hot Ham & Cheese or
PB Sandwich with Yogurt
Scalloped Potatoes
Tuesday, September 16
Breakfast
Breakfast Bar & Go-gurt
Lunch
Ham Sandwich or
Cheesy Breadstick or
PB Sandwich with String
Cheese
Green Beans
Wed., September 17
Breakfast
Choice of Cold Cereal, Toast
Juice and Milk
Lunch
Meatloaf w/Roll or
Popcorn Chicken or
PB Sandwich with Yogurt
Mashed Potatoes
Thursday, September 18
Breakfast
Breakfast Sandwich
Juice and Milk
Lunch
Chicken Quesadilla or
Walking Tacos or
PB Sandwich with String
Cheese
Refried Beans
Friday, September 19
Breakfast
Cinn-raisin Biscuit, Smoothie
Juice and Milk
Lunch
Italian Dippers or
Sweet-N-Sour Chicken w/Rice
or
PB Sandwich with Yogurt
Mandarin Oranges
Monday, September 8
Breakfast
Choice of Cold Cereal, Toast
Juice and Milk
Lunch
Meatball Sub or
Chicken Patty Sandwich or
PB Sandwich with Yogurt
Smile Fries
Tuesday, September 9
Breakfast
Waffle Sticks & Scrambled
Eggs, Juice and Milk
Lunch
Hot Dog or
Sub Sandwich or
PB Sandwich with String
Cheese
Calico Beans
Wed., September 10
Breakfast
Cinnamon Roll, Yogurt
Lunch
Crispito or
Turkey & Swiss Sandwich or
PB Sandwich with Yogurt
Black Bean Salsa
Thursday, September 11
Breakfast
Choice of Cold Cereal, Toast
Juice and Milk
Lunch
Chicken Strips or
Shrimp Poppers or
PB Sandwich with String
Cheese
Seasoned Rice
Friday, September 12
Breakfast
Egg Wrap, Muffin
Juice and Milk
Lunch
Lasagna with Garlic Toast or
Fishwich or
PB Sandwich with Yogurt
Corn
CITY‚ÄźCOUNTY¬†HEALTH¬†DISTRICT¬†
    PUBLIC HEALTH AND HOME CARE 
BARNES COUNTY COURTHOUSE 
230 4
TH
 Street NW, Room 102 
Valley City, ND 58072 
 
¬†¬†PHONE:¬†701‚Äź845‚Äź8518¬† ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†FAX:¬†701‚Äź845‚Äź8542¬† ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†WEB:¬†WWW.CITYCOUNTYHEALTH.ORG¬†
 
 
 
 
July 17, 2014 
 
 
Health reminders for parents: 
Parents¬† are¬† beginning¬† to¬† put¬† together¬† their¬† ‚Äúto‚Äźdo¬† lists‚Ä̬† 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  7
th
  grade  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  7
th
  grade  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’s  immunization  record  to  make  sure  they  are  up  to  date  on 
immunizations for their age range, including other immunizations that are recommended. 
¬† 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.  Please  note 
that if there is a disease outbreak, these students will not be allowed in school, in certain cases up to 30 
days. 
  HPV (Gardasil) Immunization Clinic 
  An  immunization  clinic  will  be  held  at  school  in  September  for  those  who  have  started  the 
human  papillomavirus  (HPV)  Gardasil  series  at  the  school  clinics.  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 7
th
 grade students and 
students¬†who¬†are¬†new¬†or¬†transferring¬†to¬†Valley¬†City¬†(grades¬†7‚Äź12¬†only).¬†City‚ÄźCounty¬†Health¬†serves¬†as¬†the¬†
‚Äúschool¬†nurse‚Ä̬†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. The school influenza dates are as follows: Jefferson School, Friday, Oct. 3; 
Washington School, Wednesday, Oct. 15; and Junior/Senior High, Friday, Oct. 24. Forms are available at 
the¬† schools,¬† CCHD¬† office,¬† and¬† on¬† the¬† website¬† www.citycountyhealth.org¬† under¬† Influenza¬† 2014‚Äź15¬† tab.¬†
Parents¬†should¬†also¬†note¬†that¬†City‚ÄźCounty¬†Health¬†can¬†bill¬†Blue¬†Cross¬†Blue¬†Shield,¬†Sanford¬†Health,¬†Medica,¬†
Medicaid  Expansion  and  Medicaid  for  adult  flu  immunizations,  so  adults  could  also  be  immunized  at 
school clinics. In addition, both children and adults may come into the CCHD office in the courthouse on 
a¬†walk‚Äźin¬†basis,¬†Monday‚ÄźFriday,¬†for¬†their¬†flu¬†and¬†other¬†immunizations.¬†
¬† For¬†more¬†information,¬†contact¬†City‚ÄźCounty¬†Health¬†at¬†845‚Äź8518¬†Monday‚ÄźFriday,¬†8¬†a.m.¬†to¬†5¬†p.m.¬†¬† ¬†
 
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Valley City Jr. Sr.
August, 2014
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
1
Gymnasium
Maintenance-Closed for
the use @ Hi-Liner
Activity Center (HAC)
2
Gymnasium
Maintenance-Closed for
the use @ Hi-Liner
Activity Center (HAC)
3
Gymnasium
Maintenance-Closed for
the use @ Hi-Liner
Activity Center (HAC)
4
Gymnasium
Maintenance-Closed for
the use @ Hi-Liner
Activity Center (HAC)
6:00pm JH Football
Camp @ Hanna Football
Field
5
Gymnasium
Maintenance-Closed for
the use @ Hi-Liner
Activity Center (HAC)
6:00pm JH Football
Camp @ Hanna Football
Field
6
Gymnasium
Maintenance-Closed for
the use @ Hi-Liner
Activity Center (HAC)
7
Dance Team @ HS Gym
North
8:15am CPI Training @
Multiple locations
10:00am NDHSAA
Regional Admin.
Meeting @ Hi-Liner
Activity Center Lobby
8
Dance Team @ HS Gym
North
9
Dance Team @ HS Gym
North
10 11
9:00am Activity
Council Meeting @ Hi-
Liner Activity Center
Conference Room
7:00pm Volleyball @
Hi-Liner Activity Center
(HAC)
12 13 14
8:00am Sheyenne
Valley Unit In-Service @
Hi-Liner Activity Center
Lobby
15
TBD Golf-G/Varsity
Away vs. Jamestown
16
TBD Golf-G/Varsity
Away vs. Jamestown
17 18
9:00am Elementary
Student Registration @
Multiple locations
9:00am Jr./Sr. High
Student Registration @
HS Cafeteria
9:00am Golf-G/Varsity
Grand Forks Central
vs. Multiple Schools
9:00am Golf-G/JV
Grand Forks Central
vs. Multiple Schools
19
9:00am Elementary
Student Registration @
Multiple locations
9:00am Jr./Sr. High
Student Registration @
HS Cafeteria
20
8:30am Jr./Sr. High
New Student
Registration @ HS
Cafeteria
21
TBD Golf-G/JV Fargo
Davies vs. Multiple
Schools
9:00am Golf-G/Varsity
Fargo Davies vs.
Multiple Schools
22
TBD Tennis-B/JV
Grand Forks Central
TBD Tennis-B/Varsity
Grand Forks Central
11:00am Cross
Country-B/Varsity
Away vs. Jamestown
11:00am Cross
Country-G/Varsity
Away vs. Jamestown
23
10:00am Football-9th
Away vs. Jamestown
10:00am Football-
Varsity Away vs.
Jamestown
10:00am Football-JV
Away vs. Jamestown
24 25
TBD Golf-G/JV
Wahpeton vs.
Multiple Schools
10:00am Golf-
G/Varsity Wahpeton
vs. Multiple Schools
26
4:00pm Tennis-B/JV
Away vs. Red River
4:00pm Tennis-
B/Varsity Away vs.
Red River
27
First Day of School @
Multiple locations
8:30am Class Meetings
@ HS Theatre
28
9:00am Golf-G/JV
Fargo South vs.
Multiple Schools
9:00am Golf-G/Varsity
Fargo South vs.
Multiple Schools
5:00pm Football-9th
Away vs. Sheyenne
High School
5:00pm Football-JV
Sheyenne High
School
29
TBD Volleyball-Varsity
Away vs. Bismarck
2:00pm Cross Country-
G/Varsity Away vs.
Valley City State
University
2:00pm Cross Country-
B/Varsity Away vs.
Valley City State
University
5:00pm Volleyball-8th
Away vs. Jamestown
5:00pm Volleyball-7th
Away vs. Jamestown
7:00pm Football-
Varsity Away vs.
Dickinson
30
TBD Volleyball-Varsity
Away vs. Bismarck
31
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Valley City Jr. Sr.
September, 2014
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
1
Labor Day - No School
2
4:00pm Tennis-B/JV
Wahpeton
4:00pm Tennis-
B/Varsity Wahpeton
4:30pm Volleyball-C
Fargo Davies
5:45pm Volleyball-JV
Fargo Davies
7:00pm Volleyball-
Varsity Fargo Davies
3
TBD Golf-G/JV Fargo
North vs. Multiple
Schools
9:00am Golf-G/Varsity
Fargo North vs.
Multiple Schools
4
School Pictures for
Grades 7-12 @ Hi-Liner
Activity Center Lobby
4:00pm Tennis-
B/Varsity Away vs.
West Fargo High
School
4:30pm Volleyball-C
Away vs. Fargo North
4:30pm Volleyball-7th
Away vs. Central Cass
4:30pm Volleyball-8th
Away vs. Central Cass
5:00pm Volleyball-9B
Away vs. Red River
5:45pm Volleyball-JV
Away vs. Fargo North
6:00pm Volleyball-9A
Away vs. Red River
7:00pm Football-9th
Away vs. Moorhead
7:00pm Volleyball-
Varsity Away vs.
Fargo North
5
7:00pm Football-
Varsity Dickinson
Trinity
6
10:00am Cross
Country-Varsity West
Fargo High School vs.
Multiple Schools
10:30am Cross
Country-G/Varsity
Away vs.
Cooperstown
10:30am Cross
Country-B/Varsity
Away vs.
Cooperstown
7 8
4:30pm Volleyball-
8th Kindred
4:30pm Volleyball-
7th Kindred
5:00pm Football-JV
Maple Valley-Enderlin
8:00pm Music Booster
Fall Parent Meeting @
HS Theatre
9
Art Trip To Minneapolis
@ Chanhassen Dinner
Theatre
9:00am Golf-G/Varsity
Red River vs. Multiple
Schools
9:00am Golf-G/JV Red
River vs. Multiple
Schools
4:00pm Tennis-B/JV
Away vs. Fargo North
4:00pm Tennis-
B/Varsity Away vs.
Fargo North
4:30pm Volleyball-C
Fargo South
4:30pm Volleyball-8th
Away vs. Lisbon
4:30pm Volleyball-7th
Away vs. Lisbon
5:00pm Volleyball-9A
West Fargo High
School
5:45pm Volleyball-JV
Fargo South
6:30pm Volleyball-9B
West Fargo High
School
7:00pm Volleyball-
Varsity Fargo South
10 11
4:00pm Tennis-B/JV
Fargo Davies
4:00pm Tennis-
B/Varsity Fargo
Davies
4:30pm Volleyball-C
Away vs. Grand Forks
Central
5:00pm Football-9th
Lisbon
5:00pm Volleyball-9B
Away vs. Fargo South
5:45pm Volleyball-JV
Away vs. Grand Forks
Central
6:00pm Volleyball-9A
Away vs. Fargo South
7:00pm Volleyball-
Varsity Away vs.
Grand Forks Central
12
7:00pm Football-
Varsity Away vs.
Grafton
13
9:00am Tennis-
B/Varsity West Fargo
High School vs.
Multiple Schools
10:00am Cross
Country-B/Varsity
Away vs. Fargo North
10:00am Cross
Country-G/Varsity
Away vs. Fargo North
14 15
TBD Golf-G/JV West
Fargo High School vs.
Multiple Schools
9:00am Golf-G/Varsity
West Fargo High
School vs. Multiple
Schools
4:30pm Volleyball-
7th Oak Grove
Lutheran
5:30pm Volleyball-
8th Oak Grove
Lutheran
6:00pm Football-JV
16
TBD Tennis-B/Varsity
Shanley
8:30am 8th Grade
Courage Retreat @ Hi-
Liner Activity Center
Lobby
4:00pm Tennis-B/JV
Shanley
4:30pm Volleyball-C
Away vs. Devils Lake
5:00pm Volleyball-9A
Fargo Davies
5:45pm Volleyball-JV
Away vs. Devils Lake
17
8:00am Washington
Elementary Kindness
Retreat @ Hi-Liner
Activity Center (HAC)
18
4:00pm Tennis-B/JV
Away vs. Fargo South
4:00pm Tennis-
B/Varsity Away vs.
Fargo South
4:00pm Football-7th
Away vs. Wahpeton
4:30pm Volleyball-C
Wahpeton
5:00pm Football-8th
Away vs. Wahpeton
5:45pm Volleyball-JV
Wahpeton
6:00pm Football-9th
19
7:00pm Football-
Varsity Wahpeton
20
TBD Volleyball-JV
TBA
TBD Volleyball-
Varsity TBA
11:00am Cross
Country-G/Varsity
TBA
11:00am Cross
Country-B/Varsity
TBA
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Away vs. Wahpeton 6:30pm Volleyball-9B
Fargo Davies
7:00pm Volleyball-
Varsity Away vs.
Devils Lake
Away vs. Wahpeton
7:00pm Volleyball-9A
Away vs. Shanley
7:00pm Volleyball-
Varsity Wahpeton
21 22
9:00am Golf-G/JV
Shanley vs. Multiple
Schools
9:00am Golf-G/Varsity
Shanley vs. Multiple
Schools
5:00pm Football-7th
Kindred
5:00pm Football-9th
Away vs. Devils Lake
5:00pm Football-JV
Away vs. Devils Lake
6:00pm Football-8th
Kindred
23
4:30pm Volleyball-C
Away vs. West Fargo
High School
4:30pm Volleyball-
7th Maple Valley
5:00pm Volleyball-9A
Sheyenne High
School
5:00pm Football-9th
Lisbon
5:30pm Volleyball-
8th Maple Valley
5:45pm Volleyball-JV
Away vs. West Fargo
High School
6:30pm Volleyball-9B
Sheyenne High
School
7:00pm Volleyball-
Varsity Away vs. West
Fargo High School
24 25
Student Congress @
Mandan
TBD Tennis-B/Varsity
TBD vs. Multiple
Schools
4:00pm Cross Country-
G/Varsity Away vs.
Central Cass
4:00pm Cross Country-
B/Varsity Away vs.
Central Cass
4:30pm Volleyball-C
Red River
5:00pm Football-7th
Carrington
5:45pm Volleyball-JV
Red River
6:00pm Football-8th
Carrington
6:30pm Volleyball-9A
Away vs. Wahpeton
7:00pm Volleyball-
Varsity Red River
7:30pm Volleyball-9B
Away vs. Wahpeton
26
Student Congress @
Mandan
TBD Tennis-B/Varsity
TBD vs. Multiple
Schools
7:00pm Football-
Varsity Away vs.
Maple Valley-Enderlin
27
TBD Tennis-B/Varsity
TBD vs. Multiple
Schools
TBD Volleyball-7th
Away vs. Enderlin
TBD Volleyball-8th
Away vs. Enderlin
28 29
TBD Golf-G/Varsity
Wahpeton vs.
Multiple Schools
4:00pm Cross Country-
G/Varsity Away vs.
Larimore
4:00pm Cross Country-
B/Varsity Away vs.
Larimore
5:00pm Football-7th
Away vs. Kindred
5:00pm Football-JV
Kindred
6:00pm Football-8th
Away vs. Kindred
30
4:30pm Volleyball-
7th Barnes County
North
4:30pm Volleyball-
8th Barnes County
North
6:00pm Volleyball-9A
Fargo North
7:30pm Volleyball-9B
Fargo North
VALLEY CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
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Valley City, ND 58072
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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
1. Administration Building
2. Senior High Office
3. Junior High/Activities Director Office
4. Counseling Center
5. Technology Coordinator
6. Resource Center
7. High School Cafeteria
8. Maintenance Director
9. Food Service Director
Jefferson Elementary School
Mr. Troy Miller, Principal 845-0622
Washington Elementary School
Mr. Chad Lueck, Principal 845-0849
Board of Education
Joyce Braunagel, President 845-3558
Mike Callahan, Vice President 845-3959
Ryan Mathias 845-1626
Val Moritz 845-2769
Rick Ross 490-0828
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