SPARC - School Personnel Accountability Report Card
Address: 3310 West Avenue L-8, Lancaster, CA 93536
Phone: 661-943-3251 Fax: 661-943-9103 Website: https://www.westside.k12.ca.us/vv/about
Principal: Rebecca Davis District: Westside Union School District
Grade Levels: K to 6th grade Enrollment: 814
Valley View Elementary is a 2010 California Distinguished School Award recipient and 2016 AVID Certified School serving a diverse population of 814 students. We strive to provide a safe student environment with strong academically supportive and encouraging staff. The Student Support Team (SST) in alignment with our School Site Safety Plan and Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) provides academic, social-emotional development, and career and college readiness through specialized internal programs serving this diverse population. As principal, I am proud of multiple staff additions in the 2017-18 school year strengthening our SST support with full-time positions including vice principal, counselor, crisis counselor, psychologist, speech teacher, and resource teaching staff. Such additional staff brings increased support toward goals of (1) successful academic transition from the elementary to middle school setting through increased academic performance and rigor, and (2) a goal of implementing positive behavioral interventions through Boys Town implementation improving school culture for students, staff and parents. We empower students to build toward their future success and leadership into middle, high school, college and into future professions.
Career and College Readiness Student Outcomes
Aligned with the American School Counselor Association, students are further equipped with 21st Century Skills as performing 6th grade students experience a unique elective exploration period (i.e. culinary chemistry, media technologies). Other students receive tutoring, preparing our students for middle school academic rigor and further development of career and social/emotional realms providing data collection in the domains of academics, career and social/emotional.
Career Readiness California CareerZone Assignment Completed
The SST and Counselor offered 5th and 6th grade students participation in college and career exploration using the California CareerZone online program. Students participated in exercises and discussions relating how education and career choice determine income; how income dictates life-style choices and individual budget constraints. Students developed a personal realization how income impacts family budgets, lifestyles, and how all are driven by their individual current and future educational choices. 95% of the students (33 in 5th grade and 99 in 6th grade) completed these lessons, giving them a goal-setting forecast of their educational and career choices. Interest inventories identified career interests; further career research identified educational requirements for varied profession and potential salary levels.
Honor Roll Recognition
Twice a year Valley View Elementary pays special recognition to student academic achievements as demonstration of the importance of college readiness before both families and all students. Each semester in a school-wide assembly, students are recognized before their peers, staff and family members as achieving Honor Roll status with a GPA in the range of 3.5 to 3.74 and
Principal's List with a GPA ranging from 3.75 to a potential of 5.0 with a standardbased grading system implemented this school year. The graph indicates the total number of students by grade level who received academic recognition: 4th grade received 81 academic awards, 5th grade received 66 academic rewards and 6th grade received 62 academic awards.
21st Century Skills
The Valley View SST is intrinsically dedicated toward the success of our students by integrating California Standards for Career Readiness while paralleled with the American School Counselor Association standards to guide our students in developing life-long 21st Century Skills, college readiness and individual goals toward career readiness. Specifically through our elementary grade-level elective exploration opportunities, students become practiced in applying academic knowledge with technical skills to enhance self-management, productivity, developing clear and effective communication styles along with applying critical thinking skills to persevere and resolve toward problem solving roadblocks; these are skills the SST feel will become life-long leadership skills for our students throughout their professional lives.
2009-10 California Distinguished School Award
2015-16 AVID Elementary Certified Site Recognition, Project Lead the Way Great Kindness Challenge Certified School and District
Career and College Readiness School Site Programs and Community Partnerships
At Valley View our school mascot is the Viking who is a large part of our daily training and conventions on campus. History teaches the Viking culture valued traits of integrity, courage, wisdom and honor. Our entire student body daily participates in the mantra "Always be yourself. Unless you can be a Viking. Then always be a Viking." The values driving these traits are practiced daily and encouraged through our school site and community programs which touch every student and family encouraging continued growth toward development of 21st Century Skills as strong leaders contributing to their future society.
School Site Programs
StopIt! Safe Schools: provides paths to anonymously report school incidents to school administration
Skills Lab: reinforce, teach and practice appropriate Boys Town social and behavioral skills
California Career Zone: career research and profession exploration
Boys Town: Social-Emotional skills curriculum
Campus Climate Aide daily student activities: Yoga, Zumba, Game Days, Music, Trust Games Great Kindness Challenge annual participation
Leadership Development Through Physical Education curriculum
All It Takes: Leadership, Teamwork
Boys Town: Social Skills program
Boy's and Girl's Club with City of Lancaster and YMCA: after-school care program
Children's Bureau: School-Based Mental Health Services for students and families
Grants through WAVE and SAVE Foundations, Lancaster West Rotary Club: donations and grants
Student Support Team
The Valley View Elementary SST grew in 2017-18 with the addition of several key full-time staff positions. Such staff additions include a vice principal, counselor and school psychologist complimenting the continuing services of a site behaviorist and crisis counselor. Our team is dedicated toward daily perfecting and ensuring effective, equitable programs and services for the needs of all our students including a specialized high needs population. The SST is tenacious in securing resources to develop and support programs and projects, without which many would very likely not exist. All SST members hold appropriate degrees and credentials. They hold memberships to one or more of the following professional organizations: Association of California School Administrators, California Association of School Counselors, California Association of School Psychologists, California Association of Resource Specialists, California Teachers Association, California SpeechLanguage-Hearing Association.
SST Contact Name: Judi Hynan, Guidance Counselor
Phone: 661-943-2541, Ext. 75502