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Reporting Absences

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

 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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May 4 6 pm, May 8 10 am, May 18 6 pm tours for incoming families with vice principal Liz Lanfranki Law

May 25 - Open House 6:30-7:30

June 9 - Last day of school - Early dismissal TK/K: 11:25; Grades 1-5: 12:30



Each spring, most students in California participate in the statewide testing program, which is the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) System. The tests in the CAASPP System provide information to teachers, parents/guardians, and students about students’ progress and readiness for college and career.


In grades three through five, students take the Smarter Balanced online tests for English language arts/literacy (ELA) and mathematics.  In grade five, students are also tested online in science, with the California Science Test (CAST).  Some students with disabilities are eligible to take the California Alternate Assessments (CAAs).


The Smarter Balanced online tests are based on the new California Content Standards, also known as the Common Core State Standards, for mathematics and ELA.


The California Department of Education (CDE) has developed several resources to help parents understand the grade expectations of the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments:

California has adopted new science standards and is currently developing assessments that are aligned with these standards. For information about the content, types of questions, and other targeted resources for the science tests, please see the CDE’s CAASPP Science Assessment Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/ca/caasppscience.asp.


If you would like more information or resources about alternate assessments, please visit the CDE’s CAASPP Alternate Assessments Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/ca/altassessment.asp


Our district now has a "webstore" with which you can make donations to 5th grade camp. For this upcoming trip in November 2017, we need to raise nearly $50,000 for all students to participate.


Steps to Make Outdoor Education Donations with Credit Card


1. Go to https://fiscalmdusd.myschoolcentral.com

2. Click “My Account” on top right

3. Click “Register for an Account”

4. Enter your information and click on “Register”

5. Go to your email and find an email from “notices@myschoolcentral.com

6. Follow the email instruction

7. Log in (Your email address is your ID)

8. Go to “My Account”

9. Click on “My Family” on the left side

10. Add your student by typing Student ID and click on “Add” (contact the school office for your student's ID number)

11. Repeat Step 10 if you have more than one student

12. Now you are ready to donate. Click on “Product Categories” and select “Outdoor Ed”

13. Click “View Details” (or the picture)

14. Select School name - Hidden Valley

15. Enter the amount

16. Select the student

17. Click “Add to Cart”

18. Go to your cart by clicking “View Cart”

19. Verify the information

20. when you are ready to process the payment, click “Check Out”

21. 3% of convenience fees will be added

22. Click “Purchase”

23. Enter your payment information and click “Submit”

24. “Generate Receipt”


Fingerprinting appointments to volunteer at MDUSD schools

If you would like to volunteer to work in your child's classroom, you must be fingerprinted with Mt. Diablo Unified School District. Please click here to access their webpage.

Change of Address

If you move from your current address, please come into the school office to complete a Change of Address form. Please bring verification with you of your new address. If you move out of our district and would like your student to stay at Hidden Valley, you have two weeks to obtain a release from the new district.

Principal's May Newsletter

Dear Hidden Valley Learning Community,


Welcome to May! May is always a busy month, so please be sure to follow the PFC’s Monday Memo each week to keep up with all the exciting activities that we have planned.


May 1st-5th is Teacher Appreciation Week. Hidden Valley teachers work extremely hard to ensure all children’s social and academic success. Teacher Appreciation Week is a great time to let your child’s teacher know how much you appreciate the hard work and dedication that s/he has demonstrated over the course of the year.


All 3rd-5th grade students will be participating in the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) during the weeks of May 8-26. The Smarter Balanced test assesses the Common Core State Standards in both Language Arts and Math. Fifth grade students will also take an online science test called the California Science Test (CAST).


Our goal is to make sure that all students are able to demonstrate what they have learned throughout the year. Please be sure your child gets plenty of rest and eats a healthy diet to be at his/her best during standardized testing. For more information about CAASPP click here.


California has a new test results reporting system called the California Dashboard, which shows results from last year in a user friendly, color-coded format. If you’d like to see last year’s ELA CAASPP results on the color-coded dashboard, click here.


If your child is planning to purchase lunch on June 9th, the last day of school, you will need to turn in a request form to your child’s teacher by May 16th. More information will follow soon.


Thank you for entrusting us with your child or children. Our goal is to help all students reach their full potential. We appreciate all you do to support your child’s success at Hidden Valley.



Rich Gorton









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Today: 5/23/17


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