Dear RVSD Community,
As we finish our first full month of the 2014-15 school year, I want to briefly share some highlights and a few coming events that may be of interest.
To start, I'd be remiss if I didn't mention we began 2014-15 with many new faces in RVSD, including my own! In all, you've welcomed 30 certificated and classified staff to our district. These new members of the Ross Valley family bring an incredible wealth of knowledge, talent and experience to our students. I believe I can speak for my new colleagues in saying we are thrilled to be part of this outstanding school district and we look forward to working with everyone as we build upon RVSD's tradition of educational excellence.
Now for some of the highlights:
These are but a few of our many accomplishments and activities, and we've only just begun!
To stay connected with what's going on at your local school site, I encourage you to periodically check in with each school's calendar of events. Links to school calendars are listed below:
I also encourage you to become one of our Twitter followers (@RVSD) so you are up-to-date on our latest district highlights.
Coming up at the October 7, 2014 meeting of the Board of Trustees, the Board will be honoring staff who have reached longevity milestones. Since we expect a larger turnout for this event, we will be moving the meeting to the Wade Thomas auditorium. The employee recognition will begin at 6:00 PM, followed by a brief reception.
In addition, the Board will be conducting an open public hearing regarding the proposed Ross Valley Charter School. Copies of the charter petition and appendices are available on our web page (www.rossvalleyschools.org > Quick Links > Topics of Interest) or directly from the hyperlinks above. The public hearing on the charter petition will begin at approximately 7:00 PM. The purpose of the hearing is for the public to have an opportunity to share perspectives about the proposed charter school, which the petitioners anticipate opening next fall (2015-16 school year). The Board's role in the hearing is to listen, without comment or response, to the feedback presented. Staff's final recommendation regarding the charter petition will be presented to the Board of Trustees at their regular meeting on November 4, 2014.
As Superintendent, I am proud to be on this journey with you and a gifted group of professional colleagues, who devote themselves each day to making a profound difference in the lives of your children. Finally, on behalf of the Board of Trustees and everyone here in RVSD, I thank you for allowing us to teach and lean alongside your amazing children. Your support of them, and us, is important beyond words.
Have a great year!
Rick Bagley, Ed.D.
Welcome to Ross Valley! We are preparing for student registration for students who will be new to the District in the 2014-15 school year. Please find below information regarding Kindergarten Orientation, Transitional Kindergarten and New Student Registration for the 2014-15 school year. If you have a child currently attending in a Ross Valley School District school, there is no need to re-register. The following information pertains only to students who are not currently attending a school in the District.
As you may know, State law requires that for the 2014-15 school year, a child must have his/her 5th birthday on or before September 1, 2014.
Kindergarten Orientation will be held at each elementary school site. The Orientation is an informational evening designed for parents/guardians (no children, please) to learn about the Kindergarten program and receive general information about the school site. Registration packets are available at each Orientation dates are as follows:
|Brookside||Wednesday, January 15, 2014||6:30-8:00 p.m.|
|Hidden Valley||Tuesday, January 14, 2014||6:30-8:00 p.m.|
|Manor||Thursday, January 9, 2014||6:30-8:00 p.m.|
|Wade Thomas||Wednesday, January 22, 2014||6:30-8:00 p.m.|
|Multi-Age Program (MAP) at Manor||Thursday, January 23, 2014||6:30-8:00 p.m.|
Kindergarten Registration packets will be available at Orientation. If you are unable to attend the Orientation, you can pick up a registration packet at your School of Residence after Orientation.
For the 2014-15 school year, a child must have his/her 5th birthday between September 2 and December 2, 2014 to be eligible to attend TK.
Beginning January 13, 2014, Transitional Kindergarten Registration packets will be available at your child's school of residence. The Transitional Kindergarten program is still under development for the 2014-15 school year as the eligibility of students will include 3 months of students (those who turn 5 between September 2 and December 2, 2014), and program implementation will depend on the number of students who enroll. Information on Transitional Kindergarten will be presented at Transitional Kindergarten Orientation events that will be scheduled in April or May 2014. Returning completed forms to your District School of Residence will give us a way to contact you as we determine dates for Orientation.
Beginning January 13, 2014, new student registration packets will be available for students who will be in grades 1-8 in the 2014-15 school year. This refers only to students who are not yet attending a Ross Valley school. Packets will be available at your child's school of residence.
On Monday, January 27, 2014, the Ross Valley School District will begin accepting registration forms for the 2014-15 school year for students entering Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten and new students in 1st through 8th grades. Registration packets are available at each school site. Additionally, registration information and forms are available below to print out.
To register for Transitional Kindergarten for the 2014-15 school year, a child must have his/her 5th birthday between September 2 and December 2, 2014.
To register for Kindergarten for the 2014-15 school year, a child must be five years old on or before September 1, 2014.
Parents/guardians register their child/ren at their School of Residence. School offices are open Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:00pm (except holidays). Only complete registration packets are accepted, and each is date and time stamped upon receipt.
All resident students who register at the school in their attendance area for the following school year by March 1 shall be deemed to have enrollment priority.
If you have any questions or if you are unsure in which school boundary your residence address falls, please contact any school office for assistance.
|Campus||Principal||Administrative Assistant||Contact Number|
|Brookside||Billy Cameron||Marilyn Grove||415-453-2948|
|Hidden Valley||Kristi Fish||Teresa Machado||415-454-7409|
|Manor||Peg Minicozzi||Tyshawn Harris||415-453-1544|
|Wade Thomas||Kim Kern||Meg Heimbrodt||415-454-4603|
Over the past few years, the Ross Valley School District has experienced increased enrollment, and, as such, our class sizes and facilities are impacted. As we plan for the 2014-15 school year, please note that we do not anticipate having space at any of our schools for students who do not reside within our District attendance boundaries. For information related to attendance of students who do not reside within the District's or a District school's attendance boundaries, please see below.
Please note that decisions about Intradistrict Attendance may not be made until after the 10th day of the new school year.
To obtain a Request for Interdistrict Transfer Permit form, please contact the Ross Valley School District Office or the district office in your district of residence.