Since RVSD adopted the 2016-17 calendar in February 2015, efforts were subsequently initiated by Marin County districts to create a calendar that is as aligned as possible, particularly with regard to high school and their elementary feeder districts which should make things much simpler for families with students in both systems. At the May 3, 2016 Board meeting, a revised calendar was approved for next school year. We apologize for any inconvenience that the changes may cause. The good news is that Marin County districts have begun working on coordinating calendars for the three years following 2016-17.
Dear RVSD Parents/Guardians:
Welcome back from spring break! We are very interested in obtaining your feedback on our Spring 2016 Parent Survey regarding our schools, programs and operations Your input will help us reflect on our practice, prioritize goals. and make important decisions about the future of the Ross Valley School District. This survey will take approximately 5 minutes per child, and your responses are anonymous. If you have more than one child enrolled in our schools, upon completion of the survey for your first child you will be given the opportunity to repeat the survey for up to three additional children.
Rick Bagley, Ed.D.
Survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RVSDsurvey2016
The California Department of Education (“CDE”) is currently engaged in litigation with two non-profit associations comprised of parents and guardians of children with disabilities. The plaintiffs in that litigation have requested numerous documents, as well as student data collected and stored by CDE, which may include personally identifiable student information.
To comply with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (“FERPA”), CDE has been ordered, among other things, to inform parents and students of the disclosure of such information.
CDE has requested that school districts and SELPAs post the following link to CDE’s website: http://www.cde.ca.gov/morganhillcase. The link provides information on the Morgan Hill Case Notice of Disclosure of Records and Objection to the Disclosure of Information and Records form to allow parents to object, by April 1, 2016, to the disclosure of personally identifiable information related to their children.
Please understand that the district is not a party to the litigation and is not required to disclose any student information, nor does it intend to do so. For more information, please contact CDE directly at (916) 319-0800.
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