A MESSAGE FROM OUR PRINCIPAL
On Monday, January 18th, we celebrate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It is a time for us to reflect on the hope that lives within each of us, especially our children, as well as acknowledge the racial inequalities that continue to exist in our society. It also provides inspiration for us to do the individual work to make things better in our community.
Dr. King preached about service and freedom and moral obligations. We know we have an undeniable need to continue to find service in the work we do, constantly pursue freedoms for all people, and live up to our moral obligations. We are also faced with a growing pandemic that has seeped into all corners of our community. With that, we need to acknowledge our personal moral obligation to do our part to minimize the spread of Covid-19 in the city and community we love.
Dr. King once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” We are in a moment in time when one of the most important things we can do for others in our neighborhoods, our schools, and in our community is to follow the Stay at Home orders.
As a collective force we need to recommit to the following:
Avoid unnecessary travel
Do not mix with people from other households
Help us keep our schools open by keeping your children home if they are sick, showing symptoms of COVID-19, or have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
The pandemic, social unrest and living in a constant state of uncertainty and fear has tested each of us beyond measure. But now more than ever we need to be steadfast in controlling the spread of COVID-19. Please join us in this commitment.
Principal, Sun Valley School
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GUIDING PRINCIPLES & GOALS
1. Students will be guided to develop to their fullest academic potential.
2. Students will be recognized in their classrooms, school, and community for demonstrating academic achievement, cooperative behavior, and responsibility.
3. Students will be valued for individual contributions to the class, school and community.
4. Students will engage in active learning where new concepts are introduced and/or reinforced with hands-on experiences.
5. Students will experience a variety of instructional strategies including whole group directed instruction, cooperative learning, individual and small group instruction.
6. Students will be encouraged to develop divergent and critical thinking skills and problem solving strategies.
7. Students will be stimulated to develop a love of learning based on their home, school and community experiences.
8. Students will develop respect for cultural and individual differences in our community.
SCHOOL IS OPEN!
As of November 17th, Sun Valley is back on campus! Below are the entrance and exit times and locations for each grade. We are so excited to see you!
Kindergarten & 1st Grade
Front of School
AM - 8:30 - 11:00
PM - 12:30 - 3:00
2nd & 3rd Grades
AM - 8:40 - 11:10
PM - 12:40 - 3:10
4th & 5th Grades
River Oaks Gate
AM - 8:45 - 11:15
PM - 12:45 - 3:15
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
By joining our team of dedicated volunteers! Sun Valley parents and community members log over 2,500 hours a year to help our students. That's no small potatoes. And we could use your help!
Contact volunteer co-coordinators Ariel Gutierrez and Bethany Womack with any questions, ideas, offerings of your time...