Hello Valencia Families!
Valencia is a very special place and we are glad you are a part of it. We have a strong sense of community amongst our staff and the families we serve that is built upon forming relationships and trust. You can feel it as soon as you set foot on the campus. “All means all” at Valencia and we approach our work with our students through the lenses of Equity and Dignity.
Your child is important to us. We have developed Valencia’s own Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) so that we can support your child academically, behaviorally, and social-emotionally. To highlight:
• Students are assessed with DIBELS and diagnostic assessments throughout the year so your child’s teacher can track progress in reading and institute classroom interventions or enrichments to ensure optimum growth. Data and teacher input regarding individual needs is passed along to the next year’s teacher so that we can pick-up right where last year’s teacher left off. Our strategic plan includes a team of Valencia experts that gather in MTSS and Student Success Team (SST) meetings to offer further support to our staff.
• We utilize Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS). Valencia students STRIVE (Scholars, Team Players, Respect, Integrity, Valor, Empathy) for excellence, realizing that growth is made through mistakes. We utilize CICO (Check-in/Check-out) so your child can feel secure that there is a team of adults here at Valencia that cares about him or her. Communication is key, and we view parents and Playground Assistants as an integral part of our team.
• Second Step is a Social-Emotional Learning curriculum we have committed to utilizing in each of our classrooms throughout the school year. Your child will receive lessons on topics that include Skills for Learning, Empathy, Emotion Management, and Solving Conflict.
Valencia teachers are exploring engaging flexible seating and learning options within their classrooms. New technology upgrades to our classrooms are rolling out, not only enhancing the tech that supports student success and innovation, but creating classrooms where learning and collaboration occurs in 360 degrees.
We thank our PTA for their continued support in funding technology upgrades, STEM learning, primary music activities, drama, choir, and a host of other exciting programs that strengthen the whole child.
We have a lot in store for your student, and I look forward to a great year of learning together!
Principal, Valencia Elementary School