I am excited to share with you the registration schedule for our current 7th graders and for our current 8th graders for Glacier Peak High School. This is an exciting time as we begin to prepare our students for their next phase of their education and at VVMS we focus on "structuring for success" next fall. Please contact your child’s counselor if you have any questions or concerns with registration.
9th grade registration information
Incoming freshman and new to GP parent/guardian information
Tuesday, February 27 from 6:30 - 8 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center (auditorium)
Parents/guardians will learn about registration and graduation requirements.
Preview the Peak
Tuesday, March 5 from 6:30 - 8 p.m. in the Glacier Peak commons (cafeteria)
Incoming 9th graders and new to GP students can get an overview of courses.
Glacier Peak counselor presentations - first visit
Tuesday, March 5 for all incoming 9th grade students.
GP counselors visit VVMS to present graduation and GP course information.
Glacier Peak counselor presentations - second visit
Tuesday, March 19 for all incoming 9th grade students.
GP counselors visit VVMS to collect registration forms and meet with individual students as needed.
8th grade registration information:
Friday, March 1 - Valley View counselors distribute 8th grade registration information in 7th grade science classrooms
March 1-March 10 - Online registration window
March 11 - Registration forms due
With Viking Pride,
Dr. Eric Cahan
Viking Library Updates
Grade 7 students have been participating in Digital Media and Citizenship lessons with Mrs. Dacy in the Library. This month lessons focused on digital well-being. Students were introduced to Thinking Traps. Thinking traps are unhelpful, automatic thought patterns that, when left unchecked, can lead to feelings of anxiety and depression. The good news is that just knowing about them can help avoid a spiral into negative thinking.
Charge your laptops every day! Many issues with laptops begin with a low battery. Checking battery levels and restarting computers can prevent and solve problems you may be experiencing. See Mrs. Dacy or Mrs. Kromer in the library for tech help! Follow us on Instagram: @vvms_libraryofficial
Important Upcoming Events/Dates:
Friday, February 16 through Monday, February 19 - Mid Winter Break-No School
Monday, February 26 - Parent Club Meeting 6pm in the library
Tuesday, February 27-Parent Night at Glacier Peak (for current 8th gr. families)
Friday, March 1 - Family Night at Silvertips Game
Thursday, March 21 - 7th Grade Orientation/Preview (for current 6th graders)
Save the Date! Family Night at Silvertips Game
The Valley View Parent Club has put together a fun community event for staff, students and families and we would love for you to join! The Valley View Night Out to the Silvertips game is March 1 at 7 p.m.! Tickets are $20 each for 1-3 tickets or $18 for 4+ tickets. The deadline to buy tickets is Friday, February 23! Click here for tickets!
If we get 100 tickets sold, students will get to duct tape Principal Cahan to the wall!Can't wait to see you there!
Please note: This is not a school chaperoned event- we ask that you accompany your student. Thanks from the VVMS Parent Club.
Valley View Parent Club
Our 8th grade celebration planning committee will be meeting soon! If you missed the interest meeting last week and are still interested in participating on this fun team, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us for our next parent club meeting on Monday, February 26 at 6 p.m.! Our monthly speaker will be Nikki Longworth, one of Valley View's amazing counselors, about high school registration (Principal Cahan will also be in attendance!). Don't miss the chance for an up close and personal Q&A session to get your questions answered! We meet in the Valley View library or online at February Parent Club Meeting.
To maintain accurate attendance records we would like to provide these helpful reminders and tips for reporting an absence, a late arrival or request for an early dismissal. Choose from one of the four easy ways to report an absence.
A written note signed by a parent/guardian or medical/dental provider
Please provide your student's first and last name, the date of the absence and a reason for the absence. Please spell the name if needed.
An absence will be considered excused when we receive notification from a parent or legal guardian in the attendance office within 48 hours of the absence.
Click here for attendance policies and procedures.
Interested in serving as a substitute teacher and/or substitute paraeducator?
Our district is actively hiring certificated substitute teachers, emergency substitute teachers, and substitute paraeducators. Please visit https://www.sno.wednet.edu/jobs and click on the first link under Employment Opportunities to learn more about these open positions. If you have any questions regarding becoming a substitute, please contact the district's Guest Teacher & Substitute Services Coordinator, Shana Hainzinger, at email@example.com.
WATCH D.O.G.S. are at Valley View!
Most of you are familiar with WATCH Dogs from your elementary schools. But did you know we would love to have you here at Valley View? The role of a WATCH Dog at the middle school can consist of monitoring the halls, completing security checks of outside doors, helping to monitor lunches, assisting P.E. classes, and most importantly being a positive presence to our students.
If you have any questions or would like to learn more about the program please contact Skip Fuller at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-226-3861. To schedule a day here at Valley View please call Denise Dow at 360-563-4227.
The Snohomish School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator, Title IX Coordinator and ADA – Darryl Pernat, 1601 Avenue D, Snohomish, WA 98290, 360-563-7285,email@example.com; Section 504 Coordinator and Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying – Shawn Stevenson, 1601 Avenue D, Snohomish, WA 98290, 360-563-7282,firstname.lastname@example.org.