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2/21/18

 

Registration begins March 6, 2018.  We encourage you to register your child by June 1, 2018 to help us determine our facility  and staffing needs for the 2018-2019 school year.  It is imperative that parents enroll as soon as possible to ensure a spot for your child. 

  • Kindergarten (K) is available for children who have turned 5 on or before September 1.  
  • Transitional Kindergarten (TK) is available for children turning 5 between September 2 and December 2.

 

Registration Requirements

Birth Certificate

Children must be five years old on or before September 1, 2018 to be eligible for Kindergarten. Birthdays between September 2nd and December 2nd are eligible for Transitional Kindergarten

Immunization Requirements

State law requires that an immunization document be completed. NOTE: Children must meet immunization requirements even if they are not yet five years old in order to start in August 2018

Health Physical Examination

TK students need to have a health exam dated within one year of school entry. K students need to have the health exam given after 4 years, 3 months of age). Proof of an appointment is required for school entry.

Dental Health Assessment 

An oral health exam is due May 31st of TK, K or 1st grade year whichever is the first year in a public school.

Proof of Residency

All students enrolling in Vacaville USD schools are required to present a document as proof of residency within the specified attendance area of the Vacaville Unified School District. 

 

More about Transitional Kindergarten

  • Parents should registered age eligible child at the school of residency.
  • TK is not available at all of our elementary school sites.  Parents will be contacted about school placement in July.
  • Currently, TK classes are held at Fairmont, Padan, Hemlock, and Markham elementary schools

TK represents a true bridge between preschool and regular traditional kindergarten. Taught by credentialed teacher with early childhood experience, TK uses a unique, specialized curriculum that is based on the California Standards for Kindergarten but is designed explicitly to support the social, emotional, physical, and academic needs of young five year olds. Please note per board policy: Transitional Kindergarten is available for students whose birthday is between September 2 to December 2. Only these birthdays will be accepted for this program.  Regular attendance is expected and monitored.

More information regarding Transitional Kindergarten can be found here.

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2/20/18

Two Friday's a month we need parents to help with our PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention Support)  cart. This allows students to "purchase" fun items during their lunch period with leadership slips. The cart is open from approximately 11-1. If you can help make this cart available by volunteering 2 hours on some Friday's please email Charles Skelton (cskeltonii@comcast.net) or Nichol Boman nicholboman@gmail.com. We need help Fridays: 

March 16th 

April 13th and 27th

May 11th and 25th.  

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2/16/18

Hello VUSD Families,

 

The recent school shooting in Florida is a horrible reminder that our worst nightmare is happening more and more. As we move forward through our fear for our own children and grief for families at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, I wanted to share what VUSD has and will continue to do to address school safety.

 

School violence is a complex issue. As a district we have worked to identify the aspects of school violence beyond legislation that we can directly control and impact in our schools.

 

As adults, the action that we can take today which serves as the foundation for a positive school climate is helping students understand the importance of respect, compassion, understanding and support of each other; face to face, on social media, at school and at home. We can model this behavior and help students look for understanding of each other. Our schools serve students with a wide range of emotional, physical and intellectual needs and it is important that we foster a culture that is inclusive of everyone. Sometimes behaviors we witness are misunderstood or present an opportunity to provide a student with needed support. However, consistent and understood consequences for students who choose to threaten, demean or bully others at school or online is also key.

 

A consistent and clear emergency response plan is also vital in keeping our students safe and addressing any potential threat on campus. We are in our fourth year of practicing the Standard Response Protocols (Lockdown, Lockout, Evacuate, Shelter). This plan was developed with guidance from the Vacaville Police Department. Vacaville PD is at the center of all our emergency responses and their expertise and support has been invaluable. A police sergeant and four school resource police officers are based on school campuses and serve all of our schools with safety and crime issues. Our emergency plan also includes monthly drills for students and staff as well as trainings for parents. I invite you to attend our next parent-training event on February 27th at 5:30 PM at 401 Nut Tree Road.

 

Our 2017-18 educational plan (LCAP) has also included funding and programing to systemically address social and emotional wellness for students. Each school has adopted systems of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) that include teaching positive behaviors and offering a wide range of supports to fit each individual student’s needs. This includes sixteen mental health clinicians, therapists, and interns, school counselors, deans at secondary schools and school administration. The City of Vacaville also has a community service officer, two master social workers, family support workers and program managers who work to serve and support VUSD students as well.

 

Positive school climate and safety is an ongoing effort that must be the highest priority for the school district, parents, students, city and our community. Supporting students positively as they grow not only effects our school environment but our city as a whole.

 

If you have any questions or concerns about safety, please reach out to your school principal, district administration listed below or myself.

 

Director of Student Attendance and Welfare- Ramiro Barron (707) 453-7126 ext. 226

Assistant Superintendent of Student Services- Kim Forrest (707) 453-7201

Director of Community Engagement (emergency response)- Jennifer Leonard (707) 453-6155

 

Sincerely,

Jane Shamieh

Superintendent

Vacaville Unified School District

(707)453-6101

janes@vacavilleusd.org

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2/15/18

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School shootings are a terrifying thought for every parent and educator. Student safety is always in the forefront for us as a community. Given yesterday's tragic events in Florida, we thought we would share the following upcoming events that are part of our annual calendar to address school safety. 
The first is our district wide Emergency Operations Center Training on February 27th that includes all of our schools and departments in executing an EOC with the focus on the logistics of keeping our students safe and accounted for in a disaster. 

The second is an informational meeting for parents, reviewing our Standard Response Protocols as well as our Standard Reunification Method Protocols, also on February 27th from 5:30-7:00 PM in the Educational Services Center Board Room at 401 Nut Tree Road. 

Finally, March 15th is our annual district-wide school Lockdown Drill. The drills will be happening throughout the day at every school site. Each site creates a different scenario to practice each year, for example a school might elect to trigger the drill during passing period or recess rather than in the classroom so that students can practice the procedures under various circumstances. 

The Vacaville Police Department is an integral partner in keeping our kids safe. All of our protocols are created in collaboration with VPD. More information about VUSD's emergency response protocols can be found at http://www.vacavilleusd.org/SRP. Please feel free to contact Jennifer Leonard at (707)453-6155 with any questions or comments.

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2/9/18

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Hello VUSD Parents and Guardians,

The Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) connects the funding we receive to the goals we’ve established, and it outlines the ways we measure progress. Parent/guardian input is a critical component to the plan. Academic success for each student requires a collaborative partnership between parents/guardians and schools.

Please take a few moments to share your feedback and priorities with us by completing one survey for each school your student(s) attend(s).  (2 surveys for 2 different schools, etc.)

SURVEY AT: https://goo.gl/forms/2SovZX O9KAH0PjXv1
Thank you for partnering with us in your student’s education.

 

Sincerely,

Superintendent
Jane Shamieh


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Saludos a nuestros Padres/Guardianes de VUSD,

El Plan de Control Local de Responsabilidad (LCAP, por sus siglas en inglés) conecta los fondos que recibimos a los objetivos que hemos establecidos y describe las maneras en que medimos el progreso.  El aporte de los padres/guardianes es un componente crítico del plan. El éxito académico de cada estudiante requiere una asociación colaborativa entre los padres/guardianes y las escuelas.

Por favor tómese unos momentos para compartir su retroalimentación y prioridades con nosotros completando una encuesta para cada escuela a la que su alumno(os) asista.  (2 encuestas para 2 escuelas diferentes, etc.)

Gracias por ser parte de la educación de su estudiante.  

https://goo.gl/forms/WfAm3aGHNj1wenwB2

Gracias por asociarse con nosotros en la educación de su hijo.

 

Sinceramente,

Superintendente 
Jane Shamieh

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2/7/18

We will be hosting our LEADERSHIP DAY on Thursday, Mar. 22nd.  This is an opportunity for members of our community and parents to come and see the great things happening at our school.  This year we are offering the program at different times.  One program will be from 9:00-11:00 and then there will also be an evening program from 6:30-7:30.  

Hope you can join us as we celebrate the Habits!

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1/25/18

6th Grade Parent Open House 

Meet Vaca Peña teachers and staff and get information about the transition to middle school, elective options, and class curriculum. 

Wednesday, February 28th at 6:00 PM in the Vaca Peña Gym

 

6th Grade Elementary Site Visits 

Vaca Peña Administration and Counselors will be at the following elementary sites presenting registration information about Vaca Peña. If your child does not attend one of these schools and you would like to attend one of these presentations, please contact the elementary site for permission.

 

Monday, March 5th at 9:00 AM                                 Callison

Wednesday, March 7th at 9:00 AM                           Padan

Thursday, March 8th at 9:00 AM                               Cooper

Thursday, March 8th at 1:00 PM                               Fairmont

 

 

WEB Orientation (Students ONLY) 

Incoming 7th graders will attend an informative and interactive orientation with our WEB Leaders.  After the orientation students will receive their schedule and can walk around to find their classes.  The PE department will also be selling PE uniforms.  

August 15th from 9:00 – 10:30

 

 

Parent Orientation (Parents ONLY)

Incoming 7th grade parents can attend a short orientation about middle school.  You can buy PE uniforms and yearbooks at this time.  Please arrange transportation with your student as this orientation will be shorter than your child’s.

August 15th from 9:00 – 9:45 

 

 

2018-2019 School years begins:  August 16th, 2018

School Start time:  8:50 AM

 

 

*you can find attached a form with our elective classes offered

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Today: 2/23/18

School Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

Grades 1-3   8:30 a.m.- 2:35 p.m  (Wed. 8:30-1:15 p.m)
Grades 4-6   8:30 a.m.- 2:40 p.m  (Wed. 8:30-1:15 p.m)

 

AM Kindergarten 8:30 - 11:50 a.m. (M-F)

 

PM Kindergarten 12:00-3:20 (M,T,TH,F)

10:00-1:20 (Wednesday Only)


Transitional Kindergarten AM

8:30-11:50 (M-F)

 

Transitional Kindergarten PM

12:00-3:20 (M, T, Th, F)

10:00-1:20 (Wednesday Only) 

 

For details see the 

Bell Schedule  page.

Please call the attendance office before 10 a.m. if your child is absent.
Telephone 453-6235 ext 100