Welcome to the 2014-2015 School Year
I would like to take this opportunity to welcome the entire Del Valle High School Community back for what I believe will be a fantastic 2014-2015 school year. As we move forward, I want you to be know that our Back to School event will be on Wednesday September 10th beginning at 5:30 PM and ending at 7:00PM. Meet members of the staff, walk the campus and join us for hot dogs, cookies and lemonade. I hope to see you on the 10th.
Graduation 2014 Photos
Friends, Families and Graduates - Attached is the link from Creative Imaging to purchase photos from the 2014 Graduation Ceremony (expect the photos to be up in a day or two). If you have any questions, you can call Creative Imaging at (925) 485-6025 ext. 225.
THANK YOU LIVERMORE COMMUNITY FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT OF OUR STUDENTS!
Welcome to Del Valle High School a California Model Continuation High School
Welcome to Del Valle High School.
Housed in the historic ‘Fifth Street Elementary School’ building built in 1876 near downtown Livermore, Del Valle High School is the continuation high school that serves the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District. The school has occupied the building since the late 1960s and is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
Each Del Valle High School student will graduate with the skills needed to contribute and thrive in a changing world.
We enroll up to 180 students in grades 9-12; all students must be at least 16 years old to attend continuation high school. We offer state standards based core curriculum classes in Math, Science, Social Sciences and English and electives that includes Digital Photography, Physical Education, Computer Applications, Work Experience Education, Art and Culinary Arts. The 2013-2014 school year will be the first year of our Culinary Academy.
Additional supports are available to students with Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) and English Learners that have scored at least intermediate on the most current California English Language Development Test (CELDT). We also have several long standing partnerships with community agencies like AXIS, Horizons and the Hume Center that help us to meet the socio-emotional needs of our students.
We pride ourselves on providing an individualized, small learning environment that supports students to become responsible and capable workers, active community members, resilient individuals, effective communicators and capable thinkers.
New Student Information
If you are new to Del Valle, there is a mandatory orientation meeting that a parent/guardian and student must attend. We are located at 2253 Fifth Street in Livermore. Please call us to set up an appointment time to meet with one of the administrators. We can be reached at (925) 606-4709. You cannot begin classes until you have met with the administration.
The main office hours are 8:00AM to 4:00PM. If you are new to the district and come from a continuation school, please come in to begin the registration process. If you are coming to us from a comprehensive high school or independent study program, you need to begin the registration process at your home school (Livermore or Granada High School) or the independent study program (Vineyard). Documents needed to enroll include the following:
If you have questions regarding enrolling your student, you can call us at Del Valle at (925) 606-4709 or student services at (925) 606-3207. You can also check the school district website at livermoreschools.com and click on the New Student TK/K-12 Enrollment tab.
Affordable Care Act Information
Do you need health coverage?
What ACA means for you. The Affordable Care Act will affect different people in different ways. Axis Community Health’s Certified Enrollment Specialists are available to answer questions about your specific situation and how to get coverage.
Health exchange. We can help you enroll through the new healthcare exchange and determine if you are eligible for subsidies to help pay for your insurance coverage.
Call to schedule an appointment with Enrollment Services
Medi-Cal. We can help you enroll for coverage through Medi-Cal. U.S. citizens or those legally present with an income less than about
$15,400 for an individual or $32,000 for a family of four may qualify for Medi-Cal.
Enrollment began October 1 and continues until March 31 for people seeking insurance through the health exchange. Depending when you enroll, coverage can start as early as January 1. For people who now qualify for Medi-Cal, enrollment also began on October 1 and will be ongoing.
Que significa para usted ACA. La Ley del Cuidado de Salud Accesible afectara a personas en diferentes maneras. Especialistas certifica- das en inscripción de Axis Community Health están disponibles para contestar sus preguntas acerca de su situación específica y como obtener cobertura médica.
Mercado de los Seguros Médicos. Podemos ayudarle a inscribirse a través del Mercado de los Seguros Médicos y determinar si usted es elegible para los subsidios que ayudaran a pagar su cobertura de seguro medico.
Llame para hacer una cita con Servicios de Inscripción
Medi-Cal. Podemos ayudarle a inscribirse para cobertura através de Medi-Cal. Estadounidenses o residentes aquí legalmente con ingresos menos de $15,400 para una persona o
$32,000 para una familia de cuatro personas es posible que puedan calificar.
Inscripciones empezaron el 1 de Octubre y continuaran hasta el 31 de Marzo para aquellas personas que buscan seguro a través del Mercado de los Seguros Médicos. Dependiendo en cuando se inscriba, su cobertura puede tomar efecto el 1 de Enero para aquellos que ahorita califican para Medi-Cal, inscripciones también empezaron el 1 de Octubre y estarán en proceso.
In an effort to stress the importance of daily school attendance to your child’s success, we are sending this letter as a reminder of California Education Law 48200 that requires compulsory daily attendance for students 6 -18 years of age. Parents/guardians who choose to enroll their children in Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten are subject to this Education Code Law as well.
The Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District (LVJUSD) is committed to ensuring academic excellence for all of our students. Maximizing our student’s achievement must begin with daily school attendance and we feel with everyone working together we can create that success. It is vital for the LVJUSD to build a shared value of education by maintaining an essential partnership between school and home that begins with daily attendance. If your child is absent, California Education Code allows EXCUSED absence for the following:
The parent/guardian of the student must send a note and/or phone the school to clear any of the above listed excused absences. Failure to excuse the absence will result in a recorded truancy on the student’s permanent record. Please remember all absences and tardies must be cleared within 72 hours of the occurrence.
Another way to support your child’s daily attendance is by reviewing the school district calendar and plan family vacations to coincide with school breaks. Parent notification to the school of a student’s absence for an unexcused reason will result in the loss of instructional time, and parents will be notified of truancy violations as determined by California Education Code 48200. Examples of reasons that are NOT EXCUSED are:
Vacations, Student’s birthday, Visiting relatives, Car trouble, Childcare by student at home, Shopping, Oversleeping and Family moving from one home to another
School staff may request your attendance at a conference when your child is absent from school for reasons that are not excused. The District sends notification to parents/guardians of students who accumulate three or more days of unexcused absences and/or tardies or an excessive number of excused absences. These notifications inform the family of truancy or irregular attendance, which become part of the student’s permanent school record according to California Education Codes 48260 and 48263.6.
Please review this attendance information with your child and take the necessary measures to ensure your child’s success. We appreciate your assistance in making school attendance a priority.
Thank you for your support,
Director of Student Services
Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Safe Schools Alert
Safety is one of our District's top priorities and to help safeguard our school community, we have taken an important step that I want to share with you.
The Livermore Valley joint Unified School District is now using SafeSchools Alert, a tip reporting service that allows students, staff, and parents to submit safety concerns to our administration four different ways:
1. Phone: 1-855-4ALERT, ext.1180
2. Text: Text #1180 @tip+your tip to ALERT1or253781
3. Email: email@example.com
4: Web: http://1180.alert1.us
You and your child can easily report tips on bullying, harassment, drugs, vandalism or any safety issue you are concerned about through SafeSchools Alert. When you submit a tip, be sure to use our District's identification code: 1180 in your communication.
Every tip SafeSchools Alert receives about our District is immediately logged in the system and our administration is notified so that they can investigate and take appropriate action. A nice function of the program allows tips to be submitted anonymously, if you prefer.
Together, using SafeSchools Alert, we can make our District a safer place to work and learn! Thanks in advance for your support.
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Scott Vernoy at 925-606-3207
CAHSEE Testing March 18 and March 19
Dear Parents, Guardians and Students,
Tuesday March 18th and Wednesday March 19th will be the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) for all Seniors and Juniors that have not passed one or both portions of the test and all Sophomores that did not test in February. Tuesday March 18th is the English portion of the CAHSEE and Wednesday March 19th is the Mathematics portion of the CAHSEE. In order to receive a diploma upon completing all course requirements, students must pass both portions of the CAHSEE. We will be on a special schedule during CAHSEE. (See Below).
CAHSEE Testing Schedule
March 18th and 19th, 2014
Seniors and Juniors that have passed or taken the English portion of the CAHSEE will be excused at 10:20AM on Tuesday. Seniors and Juniors that have passed the Math portion of the CAHSEE will be excused at 9:47AM on Wednesday. Sophomores that did not test in March will take the English test on Tuesday and the math test on Wednesday.