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  • Policy Review Committee Agenda

    The policy review committee is scheduled to meet on April 15th from 6-7 PM at the District Office. On the agenda for this meeting is to review the 1000 Series. To see the full list of policies open for review CLICK HERE.

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  • OFFICE OF THE SUPERINTENDENT../Google%20Drive/Valdez%20City%20Schools/Photos/image001.jpg

    PO Box 398 1112 West Klutina Street Valdez, AK  99686

    Telephone (907) 834-4701 Fax (907) 835-4964

    www.valdezcityschools.org

     

    Hello All,

    As you are aware, we have been working on a modified flex Friday schedule and gathering feedback.  With a massive amount of support from all respondents, the proposal was given to the Valdez Board of Education.  At the regular scheduled meeting on April 8th, the Board unanimously approved the modified calendar.

    Staff spoke to the challenges of our current situation and the potential benefits with what the flexible Friday schedule can look like for our students.  Make no mistake, this is going to take a very concerted effort to be successful.  Our building administrators will be tasked with employing metrics to demonstrate growth in academics, engagement, attendance, and family/community outreach.  I have all the faith in the world that we will build this into a very successful model and better serve our students.  

    With the Board approval, the next steps to finalize this process are to appeal to the state to follow state statute which allows the district to have a calendar which is regulated by hours of available instruction. and not calendar days.  I do not anticipate any major obstacles with this process and will update the Board and the public when we have approval.

    I want to thank all of you who participated in the process and attended any of the public meetings.  I  want to thank the members of the committee for their work on this as well.  We certainly have our work cut out for us and I am very much looking forward to taking full advantage of the opportunity this calendar provides for our students.

     

    With gratitude,

    Tim Bauer, Superintendent
    Valdez City Schools
    (907)834-4702
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  • Meals-to-You provides free food for students in our school district. If you qualify for free or reduced meals, you may be eligible. If you are unsure if you qualify, please reach out to Amber Cawley acawley@valdezcityschools.org or call her at 907.834.4700.
    The deadline to apply is April 30th.
     
    To be added to the list please complete the form using the QR code on the flyer, using the link  or call/email Amber at the district office.
     
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  • OFFICE OF THE SUPERINTENDENT

    PO Box 398 1112 West Klutina Street Valdez, AK 99686 

    Telephone (907) 834-4701 Fax (907) 835-4964 

    www.valdezcityschools.org

     

    March 25th, 2024

     

    I want to thank all of you who participated in one or more of the three information sessions held earlier this month regarding the Flexible Friday schedule proposal.  There were a lot of great questions and I hoped to answer as many of the questions as I could.  As this is still a proposal with some things to get worked out should we move forward, I am taking all of the questions and comments to the committee for discussion.  

     

    Below are questions that were asked during the sessions.  Additionally, I am sharing the PowerPoint used.  I would encourage you to look at the references and think about if this would be a good fit for Valdez and your child(ren).  

     

    The committee will be meeting as many times as necessary to make an informed decision on whether or not to advance this proposal.  Your input is greatly appreciated and valued.  

    You can expect a survey to address the general concept and, as identified below, some concerns and challenges we may have in moving forward, if at all.

     

    Again, thank you all for making this a collaborative process and I appreciate your input.  All comments and questions are shared, considered, and discussed.

     

    Thank you again,

     

    -Tim

     

     

    Frequently Asked Questions Regarding the Flexible Friday Schedule Proposal

     

    PowerPoint Presentation & Resources

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  • Congratulations to Amanda Tippetts

     

    It is with great excitement that I announce Amanda Tippetts has accepted the position of Principal at Gilson Middle School for the 2024-2025 school year, pending board approval. Amanda brings with her a lot of energy and she is beyond excited to join our team here in Valdez. 

    Amanda stated, “I'm excited to accept the Principal position at Gilson Middle School! It's an honor to lead such a dynamic community. I'm looking forward to collaborating with our amazing staff, supportive parents, and enthusiastic students to make our school the best it can be. Let's work together to create an environment where every student thrives. Thank you for this opportunity—I can't wait to get started!.”

     

    Please join me in welcoming Amanda Tippetts to Valdez. Pictured is Amanda Tippetts with her family.