Dear Ross Valley Families,
Please find below information for the 2016-17 school year regarding Kindergarten, Transitional Kindergarten and 1st-8th Grade New Student Registration. If you have a child currently attending school in the Ross Valley School District, there is no need to re-register him/her each year. The following information pertains only to students who are not currently attending a school in the District.
For the 2016-17 school year, a child must have his/her 5th birthday on or before September 1, 2016 to be eligible to attend Kindergarten.
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. Orientation dates are as follows:
|Brookside||Wednesday, January 13, 2016||6:30-8:00 p.m.|
|Hidden Valley||Wednesday, January 20, 2016||6:30-8:00 p.m.|
|Manor||Thursday, January 14, 2016||6:30-8:00 p.m.|
|Wade Thomas||Thursday, January 21, 2016||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 2016-17 school year, a child must have his/her 5th birthday between September 2 and December 2, 2016 to be eligible to attend Transitional Kindergarten.
Beginning January 11, 2016, Transitional Kindergarten Registration packets will be available at your child’s school of residence. The Transitional Kindergarten program is still under development for the 2016-17 school year as the eligibility of students will include 3 months of students (those who turn 5 between September 2 and December 2, 2016), and program implementation will depend on the number of students who enroll.
Information on Transitional Kindergarten will be presented at a Transitional Kindergarten Orientation that is scheduled for Wednesday, March 30, 2016. Returning completed forms to your District School of Residence will give us a way to contact you as we determine program implementation.
Beginning January 11, 2016, new student registration packets will be available for students who will be in grades 1-5 in the 2016-17 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.
Please contact White Hill at 415-454-8390 for elective information and to schedule a math placement exam for your new 7th or 8th grader.
Parents/guardians can register their child/ren at their School of Residence in the school office beginning Monday, February 1, 2016. School offices are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (except holidays). Only completed registration packets are accepted, and each is date and time stamped. To assist the District with enrollment preparations, please return your child’s registration packet by March 1. Because many Ross Valley School District elementary schools and their respective grade levels are impacted by increasing enrollment, if more students register at their school of residence than can be accommodated, even if registered by March 1, students may be assigned to another Ross Valley elementary school where space is available. Any reassignments will be determined prior to the student’s first day of attendance.
A family’s School of Residence is based on the address at which they reside. If you are unsure which school is your family’s School of Residence, phone a District school or the District Office:
On January 14, 2016 the California State Board of Education voted to conditionally approve the Ross Valley Charter, to begin operating in fall 2016. At the January 19, 2016 meeting of the Ross Valley School District Board of Trustees, the Board voted to discontinue the district’s multi-age program (MAP) effective with the close of the 2015-16 school year. For inquiries regarding the Ross Valley Charter School, please refer to their website at http://www.rvcs.org/en/. For questions about the Ross Valley School District and enrollment/registration in our schools, please contact your school of residence
We are extremely pleased to announce that with the posting of our October 6, 2015 Board agenda (more information below), we are now using a new on-line agenda tracking system known as “BoardDocs.”
Last year, in response to community input and inquiries, we greatly expanded the distribution of our Board agendas to include many more community members throughout Ross Valley. Also last year, we significantly improved the formatting and content of our agendas. But even with these improvements, we continued to hear some frustration over how best to access information from the on-line agenda tracking system the district had been using for several years.
Beginning with next Tuesday’s agenda, we are excited to share the new BoardDocs system, which we believe is much more intuitive to access and use. When you point your browser to our BoardDocs page, you should see something that looks like this …