Leona Valley Elementary
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Dear Westside Parents and Community Members,
As we approach the end of the third quarter and the beginning of spring break, we have some information to share with you about upcoming changes related to COVID-19 as well as some updates. Effective for our students and our staff, wearing masks in Los Angeles County remains strongly recommended in schools, however, this will no longer be a requirement. So, when students and staff return to school on Monday, March 14th, mask wearing will be optional.
More topics in this letter include:
• Job Fair
• Kindergarten Round Up
• Upcoming Middle School Events
• Intra-district Transfers
• Progress Reports
• Spring Break
• Upcoming Board Meetings
This document reviews current policies and important action steps to keep children safe in Los Angeles County’s 3,040 TK-12 schools. At the end you will find resources you can turn to, including where to call, if you want further information or need assistance with COVID-19 prevention or care.
Leona Valley School is a small rural school that is more like an educational family. The staff consists of 4 highly qualified teachers, classified support staff, and 2 co-principals working together with parents to provide a positive nurturing learning environment for students in grades kindergarten through sixth grade. Our greatest initiative is to provide the leadership that will facilitate a school environment to provide differentiated instruction to meet the needs of each student to the best of our ability. The educational program must be academically challenging, engage each student by linking the curriculum to previous knowledge and experience, and also be exciting to promote further exploration of new ideas. Parents, teachers, support staff, and administration all have an important role to encourage our students to become active learners. It is our sincere desire to provide expanded opportunities for our students to acquire the skills to become productive citizens in a vastly changing society. At Leona Valley School we pride ourselves in being able to maintain quality home-school communication. Working as a team we are able to deliver quality Common Core State standards based instruction to students according to their individual needs.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
February 11, 2022
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN in accordance with California Government Code Section 4217.10 et seq., Westside Union School District will conduct a public hearing to consider entering into an Energy Service Contract with PacificWest Energy Solutions to implement energy related improvements.
The time and place set for the public hearing is 6:00pm, which will take place at 40525 Peonza Ln, Palmdale, CA 93551 and/or teleconference (https://www.youtube.com/c/westsideunionschooldistrict/live) on March 1, 2022 or as soon thereafter as practical.
Parents and guardians of enrolled pupils at Leona Valley Elementary School have the option to enroll their child in in-person instruction or independent study for the 2021-2022 school year.
We invite you to take a moment to read the 14th Edition of the Los Angeles County Superintendent's School News Roll Call featuring our very own Superintendent, Gina Rossall.
The Palmdale General Plan Update continues! The City of Palmdale is seeking community input on their preferred land use alternative and General Plan Land Use map, which is the blueprint for land uses across Palmdale. A survey is available online at https://Palmdale2045.org and a live presentation with questions and answers will be held virtually on Thursday, February 4, 2021 from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM.
Several agencies throughout the Antelope Valley are currently open for distribution during the pandemic. Attached is a schedule of available distribution. Please call the respective agency for more information or questions.
The County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health is adopting a staged approach, supported by science and public health expertise, to enable schools serving students from kindergarten through Grade 12 to reopen safely.
Please note: This document may be updated as new information and resources become available. Go to http://www.ph.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/ for updates to this document.
Attention Parents: On Monday, November 9 from 6 pm to 7 pm you are invited to join a virtual Town Hall with the Director of Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Dr. Barbara Ferrer, Dr. Dawn Terashita, Los Angeles County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Debra Duardo and Deputy Superintendent Arturo Valdez. The Town Hall will focus on steps being taken to protect children returning to school, the reopening process, school waivers and more.
For information, resources, and services available in LA COUNTY, please visit
In order to have a successful school year, your child will need:
- Lunch box
- 1-inch binder (K-2 only)
3rd-6th Grade also need:
- A pencil pouch with holes
- 2 inch Binder (NOT the zipper kind)
- 5 Dividers without pockets
- 2 single-subject notebooks
- 2 highlighters