Valley Community Website

Forms and Notices

  1. Public Works Projects
  2. Parental Involvement
  3. Enrollment Options Information to Parents
  4. Child Find
  5. McKinney-Vento Homeless Act
  6. Compulsory Education, Requirements
  7. Declaration of Intent to Provide Home-based Instruction
  8. Prohibition of Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying
  9. Prohibition of Sexual Harassment
  10. Immunization Program, alternative proofs, meningococcal and HPV
  11. Electronic Resources and Internet Use Agreement
  12. Non-discrimination Statement
  13. Teacher/Principal Evaluation Project
  14. Tobacco-Free, Drug-Free and Weapons-Free Campus

For additional information or to request a hard copy of any district policy, please contact the district office at (509) 937-2791.

 

Public Works Projects

Small Works Roster

Qualified contractors who wish to receive bidding information and consideration for performing work on public works projects (estimated to cost less than $300,000) are welcome to submit an application to be placed on Valley School District's Small Works Roster. In order to qualify, contractors must meet the following requirements:

  • Registered contractor in the State of Washington
  • Be able to provide Bond
  • Pay Prevailing Wage Rates
  • Comply with federal, state and local laws regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action

Interested contractors can download an application.

Completed applications can be submitted via fax at 509-937-2691, via e-mail or by mail to Small Works Roster coordinator at Valley School District, 3030 Huffman Road, Valley, WA 99181. 

Small & Limited Public Works Projects – Awards

Contracts awarded by Valley School District in the previous 12-14 months may be viewed here.

Bid Summary Records

Summaries of submitted bids may be requested, as available, by contacting the District Office at (509) 937-2791.


Parental Involvement

The Valley School District recognizes parents and guardians as the primary decision-makers in the education of their children. By nature, parents are the first and most important educators of their children, and therefore parental involvement in learning activities contributes to student achievement. The Board of Directors views the education of students as a cooperative effort among schools, families and the community.

The Valley K-8 School participates in the federally-funded Title I program and state-funded Learning Assistance Program (LAP), both designed to serve the unique academic needs of students through customized instruction and support. Instructional services are provided to students during WIN Time (What I Need) and scheduled throughout the day alongside core instruction. As part of the Title I, Part A program, the district and Valley School encourage the engagement of parents or guardians in its related parental involvement activities, plan and policy development. Information about Title I/LAP support services are provided to families throughout the year and upon request to the Valley School Office, (509) 937-2413.

To review the district/school Policy #4130 concerning parental involvement, click here. To review the related Procedure #4130P, click here. More information about school services can be found on the Valley School webpage.

For information about the citizen complaint processes related to federal programs, click here. Additional information is available at www.k12.wa.us/TitleI/CitizenComplaint.aspx or by calling (360) 725-6100. 


Enrollment Options Information to Parents

RCW 28A.225.300
Enrollment options information to parents.

Each school district board of directors annually shall inform parents of the district's intradistrict and interdistrict enrollment options and parental involvement opportunities. Information on intradistrict enrollment options and interdistrict acceptance policies shall be provided to nonresidents on request. Providing online access to the information satisfies the requirements of this section unless a parent or guardian specifically requests information to be provided in written form. 

[2009 c 556 § 7; 1990 1st ex.s. c 9 § 208.]

Notes:
Captions, headings not law -- 1990 1st ex.s. c 9: See note following RCW 28A.225.225. 
Finding -- Severability -- 1990 1st ex.s. c 9: See notes following RCW 28A.225.220.

As required by RCW 28A.225.290, the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) publishes Learning by Choice every year. This guide outlines the various enrollment options for parents/guardians and students. 


Child Find

Valley School District offers many academic programs and services for all children residing within district boundaries, including developmental screenings and comprehensive assessments for those suspected of having a disability which could adversely affect their success in school. Early identification and intervention helps children become more independent and achieve at higher levels.

Schools provide educational support programs such as Title I, Learning Assistance Program (LAP), special education and speech, physical and occupational therapy. Families with low-income, experiencing homelessness, foster children, and/or children with developmental delay or disability, including speech difficulties, may qualify for preschool services (ages 3-5) at no cost. If you have concerns about your child’s development, contact the school to arrange a free screening for speech, hearing, language, motor, social and learning skills. Individuals from birth to twenty-one (21) years of age may be screened and eligible for district services. For more information or to arrange an appointment, please contact the Special Services Director at (509) 937-2859, or the district office at (509) 937-2791.


The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Act

Assisting Children in Need

If your family lost permanent housing and now live in a temporary shelter, inadequate housing and/or lack a fixed, regular nighttime residence, your children might be able to receive help through a federal law called the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Act.

Under this Act, children and unaccompanied youth in homeless situations have the right to:

  • receive a free, appropriate education and immediate enrollment in the school of choice (even if they are missing a permanent address, required records or documents)
  • receive free meals at school and transportation assistance
  • access the same academic program and school services for which he/she qualifies as available to non-homeless students

For assistance and more information about how you and the school can work together to provide the support your child needs to be successful, contact the Valley School District homeless liaison, Natalee Reid at (509) 937-2696 or Natalee.Reid@valleysd.org.

Additional assistance and resources are available through the Washington State Homeless Education Coordinator, Melinda Dyer at Melinda.dyer@k12.wa.us or 360-725-6050; and the National Center for Homeless Education at 1-800-308-2145 or homeless@serve.org; www.serve.org/nche.

To review the district Policy #3115 concerning homeless education enrollment rights and services, click here; to review the related Procedure #3115P1, click here


Compulsory Education, Requirements

RCW 28A.225.005
Compulsory education, requirements — Informing students and parents annually. 

Each school within a school district shall inform the students and the parents of the students enrolled in the school about the compulsory education requirements under this chapter. The school shall provide access to the information at least annually. Providing online access to the information satisfies the requirements of this section unless a parent or guardian specifically requests information to be provided in written form. 

[2009 c 556 § 5; 1992 c 205 § 201.]

Notes:
Part headings not law -- Severability -- 1992 c 205: See notes following RCW 13.40.010.


Declaration of Intent to Provide Home-based Instruction

For students who are not enrolled in a public or private school program full time and who will receive a portion or all of their instruction at home and from a parent or guardian, a Declaration of Intent to Provide Home-based Instruction Form is required. Please complete the form by September 15th of each year, or within two weeks of the beginning of any public school quarter, trimester or semester, with the superintendent of the public school district within which the parent resides. (Chapter 28A.200RCW)

Click here for form.


Prohibition of Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying

Harassment, intimidation or bullying is any intentionally written message or image—including those that are electronically transmitted—verbal, or physical act, including but not limited to one shown to be motivated by race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, including gender expression or identity, mental or physical disability or other distinguishing characteristics, when an act:

  • Physically harms a student or damages the student’s property.
  • Has the effect of substantially interfering with a student’s education.
  • Is so severe, persistent or pervasive that it creates an intimidating or threatening educational environment.
  • Has the effect of substantially disrupting the orderly operation of the school.

How do I report harassment, intimidation or bullying?

Incidents of harassment, intimidation or bullying can be reported verbally or in writing to any school staff member or to the district's Compliance Officer, Kevin Foster at 509-937-2791 or kevin.foster@valleysd.org. To submit a written statement to any staff member or school office using the Incident Reporting Form #3207F1, click here.

For district policy #3207 concerning the prohibition of harassment, intimidation and bullying, click here.
For district procedure #3207P1 concerning the prohibition of harrassment, intimidation and bullying, click here.


Prohibition of Sexual Harassment

Students and staff are protected against sexual harassment by anyone in any school program or activity, including on the school campus, on the school bus, or off-campus, such as a school-sponsored field trip.

Sexual harassment is unwelcome behavior or communication that is sexual in nature when:

  • A student or employee is led to believe that he or she must submit to unwelcome sexual conduct or communications in order  to gain something in return, such as a grade, a promotion, a place on a sports team, or any educational or employment decision, or
  • The conduct substantially interferes with a student's educational performance, or creates an intimidating or hostile educational or employment environment.

Examples of Sexual Harassment:

  • Pressuring a person for sexual favors
  • Unwelcome touching of a sexual nature
  • Writing graffiti of a sexual nature
  • Distributing sexually explicit texts, e-mails, or pictures
  • Making sexual jokes, rumors, or suggestive remarks
  • Physical violence, including rape and sexual assault

How do I report sexual harassment?

You can report sexual harassment to any school staff member or to the district's Human Resources Manager, Danielle Tupek at 509-937-2773 or danielle.tupek@valleysd.org

To review district Policy #3205 concerning the prohibition of sexual harassment of students, click here. To review the related procedure, including the complaint process, click here.

To review district Policy #5011 concerning the prohibition of sexual harassment of district staff, click here. To review the related procedure, including the complaint process, click here.


Immunization Program, alternative proofs, meningococcal and HPV

Immunization program — Attendance of child conditioned upon presentation of alternative proofs — Information regarding meningococcal disease — Information regarding human papillomavirus disease.

Updated information will be posted soon. 


Electronic Resources and Internet Use Agreement Policies and Procedures

2022 - Electronic Resources
2022P1 - Electronic Resources
2022F1 - Internet Use Agreement


Non-discrimination Statement

Valley School District does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, honorably discharged veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained guide dog  or service animal by a person with a disability in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees of the Valley School District at 3030 Huffman Rd., Valley, WA 99181 are designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Danielle Tupek, Title IX Liaison; Janet Williams, Section 504/ADA Coordinator; Kevin Foster, Compliance Coordinator for State Law (RCW 28A.640/28A.642). A complaint regarding alleged discrimination may be made by e-mail to: compliance@valleysd.org, or by calling the district office at 509-937-2791.


Teacher/Principal Evaluation Project

Valley School District has selected the Marzano Instructional Framework for the evaluation of classroom teachers and the AWSP Leadership Framework for the evaluation of principals. For more information, please visit:


Tobacco-Free, Drug-Free and Weapons-Free Campus

Valley School District’s campus is distinguished as a tobacco-free, drug-free, and weapons-free zone in accordance with state and federal laws. Staff, students, parents, guardians and visiting citizens are asked to be aware of these prohibitions, and be informed of and abide by the following district policies while on school property, transportation and other facilities when used exclusively for school activities:

4210-Regulation of Dangerous Weapons on School Premises (RCW 28A.600.420; RCW 9.41.280; RCW 9.91.160)

4215-Use of Tobacco, Nicotine Products and Delivery Devices (RCW 28A.210.310; RCW 70.155.080)

5201-Drug-Free Schools, Community and Workplace (RCW 69.50.435; 41 U.S.C. 8104; 21 U.S.C. 812; 20 U.S.C 7101-7118)