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VC students to return to class on Aug. 22.


August 07, 2013
Valley Center/Pauma Schools will begin Thursday, Aug. 22.

SCHOOL HOURS:

Primary School

• Kindergarten, Grades 1 and 2 — 8:20 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Valley Center Elementary

• Grade 3 — 8:15 a.m. to 1:55 p.m.

• Grades 4 and 5 — 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Middle School

• Grades 6,7 and 8 — 8:25 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

High School

• Grades 9-12 — 7:37 a.m. to 2:40 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Friday (traditional schedule days)

• 7:37a.m. to 2:07 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday (block days)

Pauma

Grades K–8 — 8:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Wednesday Early Release — 8:10 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

Lilac School

• Kindergarten, Grades 1, 2 and 3 — 8:20 a.m. to 2:05 p.m.

• Grades 4 and 5 — 8:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Playground supervision begins at 7:30 a.m. at the K-8 schools.

Traffic congestion around the schools the first day is always a problem. Parents wishing to transport their children the first day should plan on arriving well before school begins. School buses activate their red flashing lights at all required stops. Drivers must stop when red lights are flashing or bus stop signs are visible.

School lunches will be $2.50 for grades K-8 and $2.75 for grades 9-12. Breakfast will be served at a cost of $1.50 for grades K-8 and $1.75 for grades 9-12. Milk will also be available for students bringing their lunches at a cost of 25 cents. It is highly recommended that parents pay beforehand for their children's lunches by using www.myschoolbucks.com. You can locate this link on the district website www.vcpusd.org under Quick Links. School sites may be called for more information.

Classroom assignments for grades K-8 will be posted at their respective schools and on Parent Portal starting Friday, Aug. 16, at 3:00 p.m. Students and parents are encouraged to review the posted listings prior to school opening. This will familiarize students with their homeroom assignments prior to the first day.

Parents now have access to school site information and student enrollment/registration forms online. Please send them with your child during registration (grade 6-12) or first day of school (grades TK-5). Any questions can be answered by your child's school office. This information is required for each student every year, grades K-12. New this year, parents/guardians can update their address, phone number, email, and emergency contact information online via the parent portal.

All students entering grade 7 are required to show proof of immunization for Tdap before the first day of school.

Just a reminder that K-2 students who ride the school bus home will be brought back to school if a parent or guardian is not at the bus stop to pick them up, unless they have a note on file with the school district.

The YMCA and Boys & Girls Club sponsor after school child care and recreation programs. Their phone numbers are 749-7951 for the YMCA and 749-9822 for the Boys & Girls Club. After school day care will be provided at Pauma, VC Primary and Lilac this year. Prices will be comparable to the YMCA. Contact the school office if you are interested.

Those with questions regarding the start of school may call their child's school. The telephone numbers for the schools are: Primary School –—749-8282; Elementary School — 749-1631; Middle School — 751-4295; Pauma School — 742- 3741; Lilac 751-1041; High School — 751-5500; Oak Glen High School — 751-0455. You can also visit www.vcpusd.org.

Bus schedules are published in the Valley Center Magazine's Back to School issue, distributed to everyone in the Valley. Bus Evacuation Week is scheduled for the week of Sept. 9.

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