Principal’s Corner

August 2023

Dear Tri-Valley Community:

On behalf of the elementary school faculty and staff, I’d like to welcome you to the 2023-2024 school year. While your child was enjoying the summer sunshine and reading lots of books, the Tri-Valley staff was working hard to get ready for another year of learning. This school year is set to be a great one with the continuation of established academic and social emotional programs.

Our children will be exposed to the same core curriculum programs (ie. American Reading Company [ARC] and Big Ideas Math) as well as RULER, our social and emotional development program. End of year district administered assessment results and surveys showed great growth from these instructional tools, while teachers embraced all they had to offer.

The school day begins at 7:55 AM and ends at 2:46 PM. Parents are welcome to make busing arrangements that allow for their child to be picked up from one location and dropped off at another at the end of the school day as needed. It is expected that pick up and drop off plans are consistent to support daily learning and avoid creating any angst for our children due to confusion and uncertainty.

With each school year comes the need to refresh ourselves of our school rules. Kindly take the time to review with your child the Board of Education approved Code of Conduct for this school year. Previously announced, all of our Tri-Valley children will receive a free breakfast and lunch for 2023-2024 school year; there remains a cost for extra snacks such as chips and ice cream.

Faculty and staff look forward to resuming our mission to create good, lifelong habits beginning with children in school each day. Attendance matters! Showing up on time every day is important to your child’s success starting in preschool and upward. Missing 1 or 2 days every few weeks can make it harder for your child to build up early reading and math skills, build relationships, and develop good work ethics.

If your child expresses that they are not feeling well and you are not certain whether to send your child to school due to illness, feel free to call our Health Office to discuss the situation with one of our nurses. Similarly, children have days such as adults, where they “just don’t want to” but must. Included with this correspondence is a document that can be used to discreetly communicate to their teacher that he or she may be having an “off” day. Feel free to include the attachment in your child’s communication folder if needed.

Just as we encourage our children to get involved, we hope our parents and guardians will do the same. The collaboration between school and home is invaluable to your child having academic success. So, become involved in the educational process by joining the PTO, attending our events and visiting our school website:

Here are some important dates to put on your calendar:

  • First Day of School – Thursday, September 7, 2023
  • Kindergarten – 2nd Grades Open House – Thursday, September 14, 2023 beginning at 5:00 PM
  • 3rd – 6th Grades Open House – Thursday, September 21, 2023 beginning at 5:00 PM.

I am looking forward to a successful school year! See you in September!

Thank you,

Jennifer Williams
TVES Principal