We are very excited to share our very first District video, “RVSD – A Beautiful Magical Place to Be” which is now available for viewing on YouTube. In this short film, teachers, administrators and students share their reflection on what makes RVSD special to them. Inspired and created by two RVSD parents, Nancy Main and Jennifer Gonzalez, this video captures the essence and joy of teaching and learning in the Ross Valley School District!
On behalf of all RVSD staff, I want to let you know how excited we are that you have chosen Ross Valley for your child/ren’s education. We are very excited for the new school year and are thrilled to have you back with us and to have all our new families join the RVSD Community! We hope the 2018-19 school year is off to a great start for you and your student/s, and we are looking forward to a fantastic year of growth, learning, and, of course, fun!
Some Back-to-School forms are on SchoolMint, our online student enrollment system. Other information and forms are sent home via backpack-mail during the first week of school and are also available here on our district back-to-school webpage. If you do not have printer access, either drop by your child’s school office to pick up copies or ask that they be sent to you. Please complete and submit all required and applicable forms as soon as possible but no later than Friday, September 21, 2018.
To complete the Back-to-School forms on SchoolMint, log in to your account at http://rvsd.schoolmint.net. If you have forgotten your username or password, follow the instructions on the “Forgot Username” and/or “Forgot Password” links. Once you have logged in, click the green “Start” button for each child who is returning to an RVSD school. You do not need to complete the forms in one sitting. Once you submit the forms, you will no longer be able to access them. If you realize you need to make a correction, please contact the school office.
The following items are provided to students during the first week of school, and they are also available here.
Please review the items below and complete and submit the applicable forms to your child’s school office.
All volunteers must submit within 30 days of volunteering a “Volunteer Application” along with written verification from a healthcare provider of negative tuberculosis within the last 4 years (i.e. skin test or Risk Assessment Questionnaire). If in doubt as to whether your participation in our schools constitutes volunteering, please check with your child’s school’s principal and/or administrative assistant. Note that additional requirements apply to those who will be volunteering as field trip drivers and/or chaperones on overnight field trips.
Family members may volunteer at a student’s school. For anyone other than a student’s family member who wishes to volunteer, please contact the applicable school office to learn more about the required procedures. We encourage all persons to submit the paperwork at the beginning of the school year, even if you are unsure you will volunteer, to ensure there will not be any confusion or delay at the time of the event.
In addition to the Volunteer Application and TB clearance, the Field Trip Driver form and a copy of the auto insurance policy declaration page for each vehicle to be driven on field trips are also required for any parent/guardian driving on a district school event, including if only driving your own child.
We encourage all persons to submit the paperwork at the beginning of the school year, even if you are unsure you will drive on a school-sponsored activity, to ensure there will not be any confusion or delay at the time of the event.
This form is required only if you wish to be notified before a pesticide is applied at your child’s school.
This form is required only if your student needs to have medication administered while at school.
This information and application are required only if you wish to apply for insurance. Note: The District does not assume responsibility for medical treatment (ambulance transport, surgery, hospitalization, etc.).
Mail the completed application directly to the insurance company (see application for mailing address). Do not return it to your child’s school office.
White Hill Middle School’s 7th and 8th grade choirs performed and earned top honors at the CMEA (CA Music Educators Assoc.) Choral Festival, held at the incredible Weill Hall on the campus of Sonoma State University.
Two pieces “Coro Forte” and “Bella Voce” earned UNANIMOUS SUPERIOR ratings - the highest possible achievement at a CMEA Festival!
After delivering stunning performances on a professional stage in front of three expert judges, our choirs then went to the sight-reading room to perform both rhythmic and melodic music notation with just a few minutes to study each exercise. They earned Superior ratings from the sight-reading judge as well as the three performance judges.
A few highlights from the judges' comments:
"Beautiful part work, guys - wow! I wish you fed my high school!"
"Poetically convincing, musically subtle and refined, and you have great stage presence... your intonation, your tone quality, your posture, your connection with your conductor, and your conviction as a performing ensemble are just superlative."
"Every time I've judged a festival there is always one group who makes my day. It doesn't matter how big or small they are, it's about how they perform, how they are connected to what they're singing, and their sound. Yesterday at the CMEA Festival in Weill Hall, the White Hill Middle School Bella Voce was that group! Susie Martone, Brava Tutti on an incredible performance! As a bonus, they were also one of the best group of audience members I've had the pleasure of sitting behind whilst judging. No talking, no phones, and so supportive of everyone who was on stage while they were in the audience. This is what it's all about!"
Congratulations to Susie Martone and all of our WHMS students who participated in this event and thank you for making such beautiful music!
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