Student Services


While September was Attendance Awareness Month, our district’s pledge is to create a culture of attendance every day, every month. We know that achievement and student success is inextricably linked to attendance. The leadership and staff at Val Verde Unified School District are dedicated to ongoing communication, support and encouragement around the importance of showing up.

The most important thing we can do for our children to be successful in life is to get them to school every day and on time. Here’s why:
        
  • In the elementary years, children who miss school are more likely to struggle academically and in later years, to dropout entirely
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  • In the secondary years, attendance is the No. 1 predictor of dropout and graduation rates
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  • Attendance is a top indicator of being on track for graduation and for college and career readiness
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  • Nearly 67% of course failures were attributed to attendance

Every year, thanks to our partnerships, we strive for continuous attendance improvements. With you on our team, we are recovering valuable learning time for our students. Thank you for your dedication all year long—together we are making a difference!

Phone: (951) 940-6100 
Fax: (951) 940-6124

Troy Knudsvig
Director of Child Welfare & Attendance
(951) 940-6100 x 10468

Tofa Polamalu-Gantt
Student Services Technician II
(951) 940-6100 x 10463

Maria Angulo
Student Services Technician I
(951) 940-6100 x 10471

Marcy Turner
Secretary
(951) 940-6100 x 10497

Student Services: October 2017 Attendance Newsletter
Oct. 2017 Newsletter
Oct. 2017 Newsletter p.2


 

 ATTENDANCE SPECIALISTS' ASSIGNMENTS FOR '17-'18 SCHOOL YEAR
Rene Tardie 
Ext. 10469
rtardie@valverde.edu
Jennifer Peterson
Ext. 10478
jpeterson@valverde.edu
Henry Martinez 
Ext. 10488
hmartinez@valverde.edu
Lasselle ES
Bethune ES

March MS



RVHS, CHHS, OVHS 
 
(Last Names: A thru F)

Sierra Vista ES
Victoriano ES

Sierra Vista (6th)
Lakeside MS


RVHS, CHHS, OVHS  
(Last Names: G thru L)

Columbia ES
Manuel Real ES
Mead Valley ES 

Tomas Rivera MS


RVHS, CHHS, OVHS  
(Last Names: M thru R)

Madelyn Jackson (Maddy) 
Ext. 10501
 
mjackson@valverde.edu
David McPhee 
Ext. 10480
dmcphee@valverde.edu
Wilburt Mays 
Ext. 10480
dmcphee@valverde.edu
Triple Crown ES
Avalon ES
Val Verde ES

Val Verde ES (6th)

RVHS, CHHS, OVHS  
(Last Names: S thru Z)

May Ranch ES
Rainbow Ridge ES


VVMS, SSA MS/HS, VVA, VVHS

RVHS, CHHS, OVHS  
(At Risk/Dropouts)






RVHS, CHHS, OVHS
(Seniors/Last Names M thru R)


























School Matters!


A "chronic absentee" has been defined in California Education Code (EC) Section 60901(c)(1) as
"a pupil who is absent on 10 percent or more of the school days in the school year when the total number of days a pupil is absent is divided by the total number of days the pupil is enrolled and school was actually taught in the regular day schools of the district, exclusive of Saturdays and Sundays."

Attendance Awareness Month

 




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Resources

Riverside County YAT Attendance Works CA Healthy Kids OLWEUS Teen Depression Help

Asthma American Lung Association Help for Lice Ayuda con los piojos Lice 101

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