Weekly Update
by Ann Clark, Head of School

Dear Parents,
 
 The first week of our summer program is underway and running smoothly thanks to the preparation of our dedicated teachers, staff and our incredibly adaptable children. We sent this video to the summer families before coming back to VMS which provides a visual of the many measures we are taking to ensure a safe, yet engaging environment for the children this summer. Be sure to scroll to the end of this newsletter for photos from this week!
 
Summer Spots Available for Session 2 & 3
When we initiated signups for summer, the county order only allowed for essential workers and those who had returned to work outside the home to enroll in camps/childcare. Now that the order allows all children to enroll, we are opening Session 2 & 3 for the balance of our community. We still have limited availability in toddler, primary and senior camp (a wait list for junior camp is also available). Here is the link to the registration site .
 
Survey Feedback and Questions
Thank you to all who completed the Distance Learning Feedback Survey. We are analyzing the results and appreciate the valuable input as we plan for the coming year. We are grateful for your partnership in this effort.
 
At this juncture, our intent is to begin the 2020-2021 school year on Monday 8/17 with all students on campus full time. The physical space available at VMS and our staffing model of two plus teachers in most classrooms helps make this possible. We are committed to creating the best possible return to school plan and will share it with you within the next few weeks.
 
Thank you for your confidence in VMS. We will continue these weekly updates throughout the summer.


With Gratitude,
Ann
Childcare for 2020 - 2021 School Year
Tomorrow you will receive an email from Elyssa Bishop notifying you that the 2020-2021 childcare form is available in SFO. Pre-planned childcare is available to VMS families needing care beyond their child’s class time.

Toddler (full day only) and Primary (full and half day) Programs
Choose mornings, in half-hour increments, from 7:30 - 9:00am. Afternoon childcare is only available through the tuition packages offered on your enrollment contract. Morning childcare is not available for half day toddlers.

Elementary & Middle School
Choose mornings, from 7:30 to start-of-class, and afternoons, in half hour increments, from 3:30 - 6:00pm.  Drop-in childcare is not offered .

This must be completed by June 30. Any requests after this date cannot be guaranteed. Questions, contact ebishop@valleymontessorischool.com .
First Week of Summer Program!
Toddler Camp:
Primary Camp:
Junior Camp:
Senior Camp:
Valley Montessori School
1273 N Livermore Ave Livermore CA 94551