Welcome to fifth grade. We are very excited to meet all of our new students, and are looking forward to a great year.
Regular attendance is essential! Please make sure that your child is on time to school each day. The school hours this year are 7:45–2:05. Minimum day hours are 7:45-12:25. Students will be dismissed from the gate. Please pick your child up at the gate at 2:05. If your child will be walking home from school, you will need to have a signed letter on file with the school giving your child permission to walk.
Students are allowed to bring snacks to school to eat at their recess time. However, we strongly encourage you to send healthy snacks with your child. Please do not allow students to bring candy for a snack!
Mead Valley is now an AVID elementary school. AVID’s mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society. One of the focus areas for this year is teaching your child organization and personal responsibility. We will be using a daily agenda to increase home/school communication that should initiate an academic conversation about what your child has learned in each core subject area. Please help your child by signing it daily.
Regular homework will begin immediately. Daily homework assignments will go home each night and will be due back each morning. In addition to nightly assignments, your child should read for at least 20 minutes each night.
Thank you for your support of our partnership in your child’s education. We look forward to meeting you at Back-To-School Night on August 31th. Please feel free to call us at 951-940-8540, stop by after school, or send a note with your child if you have any questions or concerns. It’s going to be a great year!