Many of our schools will be holding Kinder Kamp for entering kindergarten students. Please check the website of your child’s school for more specific information about this program. Registration for next school year is still underway. If you need to register a child who will be new to our district, all registration is available on line.
Leona Valley Elementary
Wow! We have actually completed the 2020-21 school year amongst unimaginable changes to how schools operate during the pandemic. We are looking forward to seeing what adjustments will be made on June 15th when California reopens. The patience and cooperation of you and your students have made the necessary changes possible, but we are sure looking toward a return to school as it was pre-COVID when summer break ends on August 4, 2021!
Registration is currently underway for our students and be completed online. Congratulations to our 8th grade students who are being promoted to high school. We have appreciated being part of your elementary school journey! Best of luck in high school.
These past few months have been busy as we’ve welcomed back students of in-person learning. Initially we anticipated that all the students who’d chosen hybrid learning would return when LACDPH allowed reopening, many families preferred to remain on distance learning for the remainder of this school year. Though this change resulted in some teacher changes, we were able to accommodate the choices of most families, and I thank our staff for their tireless efforts to make those changes possible. We are pleased to have students back on campus and have appreciated all of your support and cooperation in making this transition.
In this article:
- DELAC Meeting May 14th at 10:00
- Superintendent's Advisory May 25th at 12:15
- Middle School Promotion Ceremonies in June
- Year Long Distance Learning for 2021-22
- 2021-2022 School Year Enrollment and Transfers
- Board of Trustee meeting May 4th and 18th at 6:00 PM - watch via YouTube!
- Honoring Service of Teachers (May 4th), Classified employees (May 18th), Management (June 8)
- Valley View and Greg Anderson Academy become WASC Accredited!
At a special meeting of the Board of Trustees last night, Memoranda of Understanding with Westside Union Teachers Association were approved, paving the way for the special needs students to return effective Monday, April 19th. Also, the Board of Trustees approved the use of the NWEA as the annual assessment for our students this year. Our students will have completed 3 administrations of this assessment to measure their academic progress throughout the year, allowing the Board to waive administration of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) for the 2020-21 school year.
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.
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
COVID-19 continues to be a major concern across our country. Los Angeles County has seen the increase in cases over the past week, and while there are no cases identified by Public Health in the Antelope Valley, we are taking additional steps to keep our school safe for the students, staff and community.
The health and wellness of students, staff, volunteers and families is our highest priority. When any alarming incident like the 2019 novel COVID-19 occurs, we all want honest information. I am writing today to update you on the state of the COVID-19 from our perspective. I also want to share information regarding steps that we are taking to minimize the chance of transmission at our school sites.
The novel COVID-19 has garnered extensive attention worldwide. There are only a very limited number of cases in the United States, but we can expect the number of domestic cases to increase over coming weeks.
At this time, the risk of exposure to Westside students, staff and volunteers is extremely limited but caution should, nonetheless, be observed.
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