Leona Valley Elementary
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.
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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.
May 22, 2019
Dear Parents and Community Members,
Shortly the 2018-19 school year will end, and in planning for the 2019-20 school year, one of the areas discussed is our administrative staffing. As many of you are aware, Dr. Briggs who has served as the co-principal at Leona Valley School has taken a new position in the Business Office of the District, and he will be leaving the school at the end of the school year. I thank him for his service to our students, staff and community, and know that you will join with me in wishing him well as he begins this new job.
Dr. Rossall will remain at Leona Valley School as the Principal. Joining her will be Mrs. Sandy Jones who will serve as a Teaching Vice-Principal at the school. Mrs. Jones is familiar to the community, having served the site in the past, and she is looking forward to returning next school year. Mrs. Jones will be teaching the 2nd grade students next year. I know you join me in welcoming your new administrative team to Leona Valley School.
Again, thank you for your continued support of Leona Valley School. Please enjoy the rest of your school year, and have a great summer break.
Regina L. Rossall
In the upcoming weeks, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health will be making visits to our school sites to confirm that we are compliant with the directives we’ve been given. The visitors will also be ensuring that all staff members on site know what the protocols are, and how to protect both students and staff as they return to the campus.
We seem to be moving slowly into fall. Unfortunately, the heat has continued to make fighting the fires in California difficult, and the smoke has produced unhealthy air quality throughout our state and especially in our Valley. We are approaching the end of our first quarter of the school year, and you should anticipate receiving a progress report for each of your children in the mail following the close of this first quarter on October 9th.
We are especially concerned for our neighbors in the Antelope Valley who have been victims of several fires, and we join others in trying to support efforts to help families safely return home. Congratulations and thanks for many years of dedicated service to members of our staff who are choosing to retire at the end of September. We will certainly miss our colleagues and our students and families will miss the special ways in which they have supported our students.
Congratulations to Westside Union School District, which was honored by @AVAQMD with the annual William J. Pete Knight Achievement In Reducing Emissions (AIRE) award.The Board will hold its semi-monthly meeting on Tuesday, September 15th. Items on the agenda include recognition of additional retirees, ACSA Golden Apple Award, IDEA Academy Presentation, Unaudited Actuals, Learning Continuity Plan, and current orders from LA County Public Health.
Our Written Operations Report to Community to address how Westside USD modified programs and offerings to meet the COVID-19 requirements to the 2019-20 end of school year.
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