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IMPORTANT POLICY UPDATE:
Valley West School has implemented a new cell phone policy.
Cell phones are not allowed to be carried by students during the school day.
Students are required to hand in their cell phone to a staff member when they arrive to school, and they are stored in a secure location during the school day. At the end of the school day, they are returned to the student. If students decide to leave cell phones at home, we may ask parents to confirm this fact to school staff. We appreciate your support with this policy. The policy went into effect at the start of the summer program, and it has been a big success. Staff and teachers have reported increased levels of student engagement both in classes and in social situations.
If you need to reach your child while they are at school for any reason, please feel free to call the school directly at 413-592-6069, and we will relay any messages you may have, or provide an opportunity for you to speak to them.
If you have specific questions about this policy, please contact your child’s program coordinator directly. (High School-John Rahilly,
Middle School-Kevin Foley, Elementary-Brian Garon)
Thank you for your support with this matter.
Please be sure to complete and return all of the school forms that were mailed out in August.
These forms are required to be completed annually by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
It is important to get them to Valley West in a timely manner.
Thank you for your cooperation!
INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY
In the event of school cancellation, delay, or early dismissal, Valley West School will submit notice to the following stations:
WWLP– Channel 22 television WGGB– Channel 40 television
Any student who has had school cancelled in his/her town will not be required to attend Valley West School for that day.
When your town does not have school due to inclement weather, the buses aren’t running.
If you drop your child off at Valley West, you will also be responsible for picking him/her up.
In the event of a one-hour delay , students should arrive to school no earlier than 8:45 A.M.In the event of a two-hour delay, students should arrive to school no earlier than 9:45 A.M.
PLEASE listen to the news in the morning on days of inclement weather before dropping-off your child.