Leona Valley Elementary

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Announcements

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Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and community service.

Inauguration of President Bide and Vice President Harris.

Board of Trustees discuss return of TK, Kindergarten, Special Day class, TK-6th and Face-to-Face instruction.

We have been planning for some of our students to return to face-to-face instruction beginning today, but due to the continual increase in COVID-19 cases, directions from Los Angeles County Department of Public Health advised that students remain on distance learning.  
Parents of students who were to return to in-person instruction received notice of this change last week.  Our current return date for those students is January 25th, but the Board will consider this again at its next meeting, January 19th.  Attached you will find the advice letter from LACDPH for your information.

During this week, you should receive your children’s first semester report of progress.  In addition, the most recent assessment of their academic progress from the NWEA will be sent to you. Our schools are closed for winter break, but classes will resume on January 11, 2021.  At this point, we anticipate that some students will return to transitional kindergarten and kindergarten classes on campus.  Some TK-6th grade students in mild/moderate special day classes will also return to classes on campus.

I am hopeful that you enjoyed your Thanksgiving break, and that your children have had a successful return to their online classes to round out the first semester of our school year.  Certainly the cold morning and evening weather is a major indicator that winter is just around the corner.  Many of us enjoy that crisp morning and evening air; invigorating for sure!

In this article:

Report Cards, Assessment Reports

Return to Face-to-Face Instruction for TK/K and Certain Special Day Students

TK/K Students

Mild/Moderate Special Day Classes TK-6 

Upcoming Events

As we enter the week of Thanksgiving, it is an opportunity to express my gratitude for allowing our staff to work with you and your family.  Though the past 8+ months have been unprecedented and unexpected, I am thankful for our Board, our staff and all our parents for the collective work that has been done to ensure that our students still receive the best possible educational experience.  I am hopeful that you and your family will have an opportunity to spend some quality time together, while taking a break from school. 

In this post:

* COVID-19 Update on School Reopening Plans
* Westside Wire Update
* School Lunches
* Student Technology
* Additional Resources

LV Back to School Night

The Way I Feel

Principal's Updates

Welcome, Bobcats, to a New Year!

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About Us

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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News

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.

LA County Parent Town Hall

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.

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.

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School Necessities

In order to have a successful school year, your child will need:

K-2nd Grade:

  • Backpack
  • 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