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....May 2-13 Student Information Forms available in office....May 30 Memorial Day....No School.....

Reporting Absences

 You may report your child's absences (Mrs. Robertson) as follows:

  • By calling (925) 682-8000 ext. 7835
  • By writing a note
  • By e-mail

 Please report your child's name, teacher, date of absence, and your name and relationship to the child.

 District policy states that absences must be cleared within 72 hours or will remain unexcused.

We would appreciate your feedback and suggestions as we continue to update Hidden Valley's website.  What would you find helpful to have on our new site?  Have you found broken links, or pages with problems?  Please send an e-mail to us with your ideas. Thanks! 

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5/2-5/13 Student Information Forms available in office


5/19 Open House


5/30 Memorial Day - no school


6/7 PFC meeting in library


6/10 Last day of school - early dismissal

CAASPP Information

CAASPP Information

The California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress, or CAASPP, is the state’s academic testing program.  CAASPP is a system intended to provide information that can be used to monitor student progress and ensure that all students leave high school ready for college and career.  CAASPP includes computer adaptive assessments in English-Language Arts and mathematics for students in grades 3-8, and 11 and paper-based tests in science for students in grades 5, 8 and 10.


This year, at Hidden Valley Elementary School, the testing dates are as follows:

  • CAASPP Grade 3-5            May 16 - May 27, 2016
  • Science Test Grade 5         May 9 -May 13, 2016

Are you interested in helping your child do his or her best?  See this parent checklist, Five Ways You Can Be Prepared to Help Your Child

Would you like to know more about the CAASPP and Smarter Balanced Assessments?  See this Parents Guide to the Smarter Balanced Assessments: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/ca/documents/sbparentgde35.pdf

Finally, for more information about testing options for your student, please visit the Assessment, Research and Evaluation tab of the Mt. Diablo Unified School District webpage at http://www.mdusd.org/departments/r-n-e/CAASPP.

Principal's March Newsletter

Dear Hidden Valley Learning Community,


It’s hard to believe we are already well into March, heading towards the end of the school year. The March weather forecast is calling for more rain. Please keep in mind that umbrellas create problems and safety issues at school. In addition to some students using their umbrellas as swords or light sabers, they also drip water on the floor, and often get misplaced or left behind. It’s preferable for your child to wear a raincoat with a hood instead of bringing an umbrella to school.


The Warren W. Eukel Teacher Trust, which honors outstanding Contra Costa County K-12 classroom teachers, is now accepting nominations for its 2016 awards.  Each year, the Eukel Teacher Trust honors three award winners, each of whom receives a check for $10,000.00.  To apply, please complete this nomination form. Additional information is available at www.eukeltrust.org   I encourage anyone who knows an outstanding teacher to submit a nomination. Please email, fax, or mail your nomination form by May 15, 2016.


At our February School Site Council meeting, we approved this year’s Safety Plan. In reviewing the plan with local law enforcement, we were strongly encouraged to keep the back gate near the open space locked during the day. If you enter through that gate in the morning, please be aware that it will be locked from now on. The gate near the Hidden Valley Park parking lot will remain open.


There are a few other safety concerns that we have noticed after school lets out. Students should not play on the play structures, or out in front of the school, and no child should ever be picked up in the red zone. Any student who is being picked up after school should wait at the far end of the south staff parking lot near the traffic duty supervisor. All other students should leave campus once school ends unless they have a valid reason to remain on campus.


Thank you so much for entrusting us with your child or children. Our number one priority is to create a safe environment so we can successfully meet all students’ academic and social needs. We appreciate all that you do to support your child’s success at Hidden Valley.



Rich Gorton


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