Portola Valley School District Parent Newsletter
 October 1, 2019
We believe it is vital for students to attend school when they are healthy. Therefore, extended absences for family vacations mid-school-year are strongly discouraged. We also note that according to California Education Code 48205, student absences due to family vacations and trips are unexcused.
School is in session for only 180 days per year, and so we ask parents’ cooperation in scheduling vacation during the remaining 185 non-instructional days. Students missing school will be asked to make up missed work, while simultaneously attending to new assignments upon their return. These obligations often add stress to students’ lives.

Portola Valley School District is committed to partnering with you to ensure the well-being of your child. We value our partnership with families in supporting our students’ continuous and meaningful learning opportunities during the school year.
Roberta Zarea, Portola Valley District Superintendent
Invitation to Attend Oct. 2nd Board of Trustees Meeting
Please come to the upcoming PVSD Board of Trustees meeting on Wednesday October 2 at 6 pm at Corte Madera Room 102 to learn more about important issues in our district, including:
  • Measure Z Bond & Construction Update
  • Parcel Tax Feasibility Study
  • Emergency Preparedness Update
  • Professional Development Update
The Annual Campaign Is Off To a Great Start
The Portola Valley Schools Foundation (PVSF) Annual Campaign is officially underway! Check your mailbox for the PV Schools Foundation annual brochure to learn more about all the ways the Foundation helps make our schools extraordinary places for learning. 

Every PVSD student benefits from funds raised during the PVSF Annual Campaign. That’s why the Foundation is asking every family to donate this year. 
The Portola Valley Schools Foundation Annual Campaign is off to a strong start. With only a few days behind us, we were already at 17% participation and $332,000 in donations as of Thursday. 

Every dollar counts, and every child benefits, so please join us today !
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