June 25, 2014
Dear Ross Valley community,
Please join us in welcoming Dr. Rick Bagley as the new Superintendent of the Ross Valley School District.
After much community input, an extensive national search, weeks of screening, and several rounds of interviews, Dr. Bagley was selected from an impressive pool of candidates. He has broad experience in effectively overseeing Special Education, Human Resources, Business and Finance, and Construction departments in districts similar to Ross Valley. His colleagues and community consistently reported that he is a skilled communicator and collaborator, has extraordinary organizational and decision-making skills, and is a man of great personal integrity and competence who truly puts children first.
We feel extremely fortunate to have found such a good fit for the needs of Ross Valley.
Dr. Bagley comes to us from the Manhattan Beach Unified School District, where he served for three years as the Deputy Superintendent of Administrative Services. Prior to his work with Manhattan Beach, his broad experience includes: Assistant Superintendent of Human Resource for both the Lawndale (3 years) and Anaheim (5 years) School districts; Director of Personnel, Student Services and Special Ed for the Santa Monica/Malibu district (10 years); and eight years as an elementary school teacher in Santa Monica. He received his EdD in Educational Leadership from USC, MAs in both Ed Leadership and Special Ed from Cal State Los Angeles, and a BA in psychology from UCLA. He serves as part of the Adjunct faculty at Cal State Northridge. Dr. Bagley has received multiple scholarships from USC Rossier School of Education and is the recipient of many Teacher and Administrator of the Year awards.
Interim Superintendent Marci Trahan will continue her service until Dr. Bagley's contract begins August 1st, assuring a smooth and uneventful transition – Thank you, Marci!
And thank you to all who provided input into our selection process. Our community’s input was invaluable in clarifying and understanding what Ross Valley wants and needs from our new Superintendent. We eagerly await the beginning of the 2014-15 school year.
The Board of Trustees
Annelise Bauer, Anne Capron, Hadley Dettmer, Wesley Pratt and Amy Stock
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.