The Healthy Kids Fall Step It Up Challenge gives our school community the opportunity to get active while competing against other Ohio schools. Thanks to Fitbit and the Ohio High School Athletic Association, the Ohio school district that racks up the most steps will win $1,500 , while the biggest steppers in each of the six OHSAA district regions could win $1,000 each. All school district employees and students are welcome to join in the fun! To register, follow the directions below and get signed up by Friday, October 22nd. How to Register: Go to https://www.fitbit.com/care/go/804091 Enter your Fitbit account information, or create a free account so you can manually submit your steps. Once you agree to the terms/conditions, you will need to select "Valley View Spartans" as your team. As an extra bonus, people who register for the challenge have access to Fitbit Premium until December 21, 2021. Frequently Asked Questions: Q. I don’t have a Fitbit, am I still allowed to participate? Yes, you can use a different device to track your steps. However, you’ll need to enter your actions manually on the Fitbit app or website. Q. How do I know if I registered adequately? You will receive an email conﬁrming that you’re registered and that you're ready to go! Q. How do I manually log my steps? You can download the app to your smart device or add your steps on the Fitbit website. Q. I have 10,000 steps every day, but my team's score is lower than that. Why? Your team score is an average for the two weeks of the Challenge across your whole team. Q. What do I do if my Fitbit isn’t syncing to my app? Please tweet or chat with Fitbit technical support, or call (877) 623-4997. Q. Will Fitbit automatically convert other activities to steps? Except for a run, walk, and hike, activities are not converted into steps. You'll have to add your event manually. Q. I accepted the invite, but don’t see the Challenge. The Challenge will not be visible to participants until it’s ofﬁcially launched a few days before the start date. We would love to see a large number of Valley View Spartans participate in this together!! Get signed up today!
Valley View Schools is excited to continue our community partnership with "Sonshine" in a Bag ministry. This ministry is hosted by the Germantown First Church of God and works with other community churches and volunteers. "Sonshine" in a Bag is offering bags of food for school aged children in the Valley View community. Their mission is to provide a bag of food to ensure students have food to eat on the weekends while away from school. Anyone in need is encouraged to register for this free program by completing the registration form below. This year, the bags of food will be delivered to your student(s) as follows: Head Star t – Grade 3 - One (1) bag of food will be delivered EVERY Thursday morning to their classroom. Grades 4 – 6 - One (1) bag of food will be placed in their locker EVERY Thursday morning. Grades 7 – 12 - Two (2) bags of food will be delivered directly to your home EVERY OTHER Thursday evening by volunteers. Please complete the registration form by October 20, 2021. "Sonshine" in a Bag Registration Form If you have any questions about the program, please contact: Amanda Phillips, VV Social Emotional Coordinator, on Parent Square or at firstname.lastname@example.org -or- Julie Smith, "Sonshine" in a Bag, Assistant Director at (937) 855-6610. [Wednesday, Oct 20 at 10:40 AM] If you would like to receive a bag of food for your student(s) each week from the "Sonshine" in a bag program, please complete the registration today. The information will be sent to the organizers so they can start preparing for the first delivery.
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Dear Valley View Community, We have been closely monitoring all of our numbers since the beginning of the school year. While our overall attendance rate is slightly below normal levels, we have been pretty steady throughout the month. However, we have seen a rapid and significant increase of students absent in 4th grade. The past two days we have seen roughly 30% of our 4th grade students absent from school. There have been 7 confirmed cases of Covid, with a number of students contact-traced out of school. Anecdotally, we also know there are some other illnesses going around. As such, the 4th grade, and ONLY the 4th grade, will be going remote on Thursday, Friday, and Monday. We would encourage parents of all 4th grade students to keep their students home tomorrow, but we understand this transition for parents and guardians may be difficult and wanted to give parents an extra day to make plans for supervision. As it currently stands, most of our students should be able to return on Tuesday, which is why we will be remote on Monday. The goal is to keep students in school as much as possible. Our hope is that by taking this action in 4th grade, we can hopefully prevent the spread to other grade levels. The percentage of students absent in 4th grade is more than twice that of the nearest grade level. If you have students in multiple grade levels, this ONLY affects students in 4th grade. To the parents of the 4th grade students, if you need assistance with technology or hotspots, please contact our Technology Coordinator, Brian Lemke at firstname.lastname@example.org Any families needing food assistance for these remote days can go to the rear entrance of the High School on Wednesday, September 29th from 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM. Questions about food pick-up can be directed to Director of Operations, Erick Depew, at email@example.com I would also strongly encourage parents and guardians of 4th grade students to keep their students at home and not have them attend activities or events for these next few days to help curb any spread. Mrs. Schmidt will be in touch with the parents and guardians of 4th grade students about the academic plan for these three days, along with information about school picture day. We are doing our best to keep everyone safe while also promoting a focus on learning. In the meantime, everyone can continue to help us by keeping any students at home who are not feeling well. Thank you for your patience and understanding throughout this situation. Sincerely, Ben Richards
The VVHS Marching Band will be participating in the Goodwill Drive to Victory this week (9/20 - 9/23). There will be a semi trailer parked at Valley View High School and an attendant will be present 11 AM - 7 PM. Please consider donating and help fill the trailer! It will leave at noon on Thursday! What Can You Donate Clothing Shoes Toys Household Items Housewares Jewelry Medical Equipment Books Furniture Small working Appliances Computers Electronics Donate a Vehicle for Bonus Weight Your School Band can also receive a bonus by donating a car during the collection period. If you are a donor who would like to donate a vehicle, please call 228-AUTO. Tell the operator the Band name they would like it to qualify for and the Band will receive a 1000-pound bonus. The School Band with the most weight will be declared the winner for that week and receive a $400 scholarship AND the other participating School Band that week will receive a $200 scholarship. At the end of the regular High School Band Season, the School Band that collected the most items by weight, during their assigned week, will be declared the Drive to Victory 2021 Champion and will receive an additional $1000.00 scholarship .
If you placed an order with the Valley View Athletic Boosters for apparel, please set your reminders on your calendar for this Saturday, September 18 for pick up. Place is the VV Spirit Shop located at Niswonger Field. Time is 9am to noon. This is UNLESS you chose the shipping option, those orders will ship Friday 9/17. Staff orders will be delivered to your building office. Thank you to all who placed orders!
Hello and Happy Monday! Just a reminder that the Clothing Closet will be open Tuesday, 9/14 and Wednesday, 9/15 from 4pm-7pm. The Clothing Closet is located on the 3rd floor of the Intermediate Building. The doors by the gymnasium will be open for shoppers. We look forward to seeing you!
Spartan Nation: Friendly reminder that the Valley View Local Schools "indoor" mask mandate applies at all indoor extra-curricular activities. (i.e. volleyball games). Thank you for your support of our student-athletes and coaches. Go Spartans!
Yesterday, the Valley View Board of Education had a special meeting to discuss COVID-related safety protocols for the upcoming school year. The district has had the benefit of watching how other area schools have been impacted for the beginning of the year thanks to the decision to start school after Labor Day. Starting Tuesday, September 7th, the district will be implementing an indoor mask mandate for students and staff. The unanimous goal for the district is to do everything possible to keep students in school every day. Looking at the number of districts who have quarantined large numbers of students or shut down their schools due to current quarantine rules, this implementation gives us the best opportunity to remain in person for learning and keep our students healthy. We will revisit this regularly. Medical and religious exemptions can be found by clicking on this link or visiting the “Forms” section of the district website.
It's nearly Opening Day! Teachers are looking forward to greeting students over the next two weeks of the staggered start. Bulletin boards, classrooms and Landing Pages are refreshed and ready. Teacher Landing Pages are an important reference tool for students and families. There everyone can find assignments and resources, Google Classroom links, Google Meet codes for remote days, contact information and office hours. How to get to Teacher Pages: 1. Visit the Valley View Schools website 2. Look for the Teacher Pages link on the Quick Links shield 3. Once you reach the Staff Directory, enter the information you know (just last name is enough) and click "Submit" 4. Click the "Profile" link for the teacher you select 5. There you can see more information about that staff member and the link to their Website: Access Staff Website Landing Page