Submitted by Gretchen Cipriano, Principal, Spring Valley Middle-High School

SPRING VALLEY, WI – The first day of school, Tuesday, September 4, is for Grades 4K-5 and 6-9 only.  Grades 10-12 will begin on Wednesday, September 5.  Students in Grades 10-12 who are new to the district are encouraged to attend on September 4.  This staggered start date is to allow for a smoother transition for our middle school students and freshmen.  September 4th will be a regular school day for them, with all classes running as normally scheduled.

New families in the school district are asked to make an appointment as soon as possible to register students for school and select classes.  Appointments may be made by calling 778-5554 for the Middle-High School or 778-5602 for the elementary.  Please note:  The school district is closed on Fridays during the summer.

Class schedules for students in grades 6-12 will be mailed home approximately August 23rd.  Schedules will also be available online using the Family Access or Student Access system. High school students may make schedule changes beginning Monday, August 20, by coming to the principal’s office.  Appointments are recommended.  Students may also make schedule changes during the first two school days.

Sixth grade orientation is scheduled for Wednesday, August 29, from 6:00-7:30 p.m. in the Middle-High School gym.  It is typical that all sixth graders attend with a parent/guardian. Students and parents will meet teachers, receive copies of class schedules, hear about co-curricular activities, and have an opportunity to ask questions.  There will also be time for students to locate their classrooms and try their locker combinations.  Students are welcome to bring their school supplies to leave in their lockers. New students in grades 6-12 are also invited to attend.

The Spring Valley Elementary Back-to-School Parent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Thursday, August 30, from 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.  All families of elementary students are encouraged to schedule appointments to meet the teachers, visit classrooms, and drop off bulky school supplies. You will receive information regarding scheduling of these conferences at a later date. This personalized approach to back-to-school allows parents and teachers to establish a foundation of teamwork to help all elementary students get a great start to the school year.  The link for online scheduling of individual conferences will be found on elementary website.  Please schedule a separate time for each elementary student.

For a complete school calendar, visit the district website at www.springvalley.k12.wi.us.