April 2021
Happening Now
School & District Offices Opening to the Public
On Monday, April 19, 2021, school and District offices will open to the public. Social distancing requirements will be in effect, and facemasks will be required. Maximum capacity signs will be posted.
Stakeholder Meeting Regarding Supplemental Instruction & Support Plan
You are invited to get involved and provide suggestions on how the Supplemental Instruction and Support Plan funds should be allocated. These funds provide opportunities for students who need additional instructional resources as a result of the pandemic, and they were made available to VUSD through State of California Assembly Bill 86.

VUSD will host a Supplemental Instruction and Support Plan Stakeholder virtual meeting on April 19, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. Interested stakeholders may register to participate in the meeting at www.vusd.org/fcs

For more information please call VUSD Family & Community Services at (559) 730-7566.

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Time: Apr 19, 2021 05:30 PM Pacific Time

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Meeting ID: 793 950 7345
+16699009128 US (San Jose)

New Student Registration
Registration for all new elemenatry students to VUSD, including those entering kindergarten and transitional kindergarten, should be completed and submitted online. Please visit www.vusd.org/NewStudentRegistration to view the registration directions and forms.  The online registration opened on March 15, 2021.

Moody Upgrades VUSD's Credit Rating
In March 2021, District staff were notified by Moody’s Investors Service that the District’s debt ratings were under review for potential upgrade.

On March 9, District staff participated in a ratings review call with analysts from Moody’s Investor Services in New York. The VUSD team responded to questions on the District's reopening plans, use and availability of CARES funding, changes in the local economy and housing, management of cash flows and reserves, enrollment, and the state of the District’s current and future budgets.

VUSD is pleased and excited to report that Moody’s announced via press release that the District’s General Obligation Bonds were upgraded to Aa2 from Aa3! Moody’s cited the District’s stable financial position that will likely continue to be healthy for at least the next few years as well as the growing tax base and conservative budgeting.

The District’s credit rating plays a significant factor in the interest rate paid for bond financing. Future Measure A bond issuance or refinancing of existing bonds will ultimately result in tax-payer savings.


 
2021 High School Commencement Ceremonies
Social-Emotional Wellness Workshops
Visalia Unified School District’s Parent University has created a six-part parent workshop series focusing on the Social Emotion Wellness in the Home. The workshops are FREE to the public, and anyone is welcome to attend. Workshops are facilitated by local experts through partnerships between VUSD and community providers: Family Services, TCOE Behavioral Health Services, and Visalia Youth Services including local behaviorists, psychologists, social workers, and teachers.

Parent University Social Emotional Wellness Workshop series go from 6:30-8:00 pm on the following dates:
 
  • April 14, 2021 - Creating Expectations & Setting Limits
 
  • April 28, 2021 - Supporting Children's Positive Mental Health

Register for workshops at vusd.org/ParentUniversity
Visalia Youth Services Parent Support Group

Support Group for K-6th Parents
Description: Parent support group hosted and facilitated by VYS staff via Zoom platform. This group is intended for parents of Visalia Unified School District elementary-grade students, and is scheduled for the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month from 5:30-6:30 PM. Interested parents may use the following registration link to sign up.
  
Support Group for 7th-12th Parents
Description: Parent support group hosted and facilitated by VYS staff via Zoom platform. This group is intended for parents of Visalia Unified School District middle school and high school students and is scheduled for the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month from 5:30-6:30 PM. Interested parents may use the following registration links to sign up.