Superintendent's Update
Volume II : Issue VI
May 2, 2016
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Join us on Tuesday, May 3rd for our Annual Monster Concert at Fountain Valley High School.  Enjoy performances by our elementary orchestra and middle school bands as they join the FVHS Barons.
JOIN US: Summer Enrichment Academy

We are pleased to announce that the Fountain Valley Schools Foundation is beginning a small venture into the world of fee-based summer enrichment programs.  The Summer Enrichment Academy is scheduled for two sessions, July 5-15 and July 18-29.  Learn more at
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Happy May!

It continues to be an exciting time in Fountain Valley School District and our students, teachers, support staff and administrators are showing no signs of slowing down! Smarter Balanced Testing is underway at three of our schools, and it is about to begin at our seven other campuses in the coming days.   In addition, our School Facilities Master Plan is on schedule and will be delivered to our Board of Trustees in June.  
In this Issue:
  • We Celebrate Our 2016 Gold Ribbon Schools
  • Highlight the 14th Annual District Art Show
  • Introduce Our School Facilities Engagement Committee (SFEC)
  • Launch Our New School Websites and District App
As always, t hank you for all that you do to support teaching and learning in our District!  


Mark Johnson, Ed.D.

We are proud to celebrate our Gold Ribbon Schools for 2016: Courreges Elementary, Cox Elementary, Gisler Elementary, Newland Elementary and Oka Elementary.  The outstanding work of these schools is to be commended!
FOCUS: 14th Annual District Art Show

The 14th Annual District Art Show was a huge success with nearly 1,500 participants in attendance! 

The evening was an opportunity to showcase student artwork from all ten schools and featured middle school music and cheer programs, in addition to hands-on art experiences for students. The night was led by teachers and VAPA coordinators, Amelia Terich and Brooke James, with tremendous support from our site-level art representatives, the Fountain Valley Schools Foundation, and the Superintendent's Parent Council. 

This was a true community event and something we can't wait to see again next year!
UPDATE: FVSD forms School Facilities Engagement Committee (SFEC) to Discuss Next Steps
In an effort to seek additional community input, Fountain Valley School District is excited to begin our School Facilities Engagement Committee that includes: parents, community members, staff and other stakeholders who live and/or work within the District's boundaries. During four meetings in May, the SFEC will be discussing: school facilities, school funding, public information and community opinion, and achieving consensus on a recommendation to our Board of Trustees. The group will meet at our District Office, from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM on:
  • Monday, May 2nd
  • Wednesday, May 11th
  • Monday, May 16th
  • Monday, May 23rd
To learn more about our FVSD facilities please visit our website at
ANNOUNCEMENT: School Web Sites Go Live and FVSD Presents New App!

The App is called Fountain Valley SD by Edlio.  It makes it even easier to keep up to date on the activities and events offered by the District and at each school.  

We are also thrilled that, after almost a year of planning, all ten schools have a new website.  To visit your school's site, enter the name of the school and then .


It will take additional time to completely populate all of the information, but we are confident that the new interface will make your school's site easier to navigate.  

Please take a moment to download the Fountain Valley SD App and bookmark your school's website.  We are committed to improving school to home communication and this is just one more step in the right direction.    

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