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      TEA recognizes VV as one of the top 26 districts in the state and as one of the top 4 schools in the Valley. Congratulations!!!!     
      TEA recognizes VV as one of the top 26 districts in the state and as one of the top 4 schools in the Valley. Congratulations!!!!     
Important Information for Valley View High School Seniors » Important Information for Valley View High School Seniors

Important Information for Valley View High School Seniors

In response to an Executive Order by the Texas Governor extending the closure of schools, Valley View ISD students will continue with online learning for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.  The information provided is to inform our 2019-2020 Senior students and their parents.

 

VALLEY VIEW HIGH SCHOOL COVID-19 FAQs:

Is school closed due to COVID-19?

Governor Abbott has closed all Texas schools through the end of the 2019-20 school year in order to prevent further spread of the COVID-19 virus.

 

What is the plan for school closure?

Governor Abbott has closed all Texas schools through the end of the 2019-20 school year. Home online instruction began on Monday, March 23, 2020.  Many parents have asked questions regarding make-up days in the event of a school closure. We plan to avoid required make-up time by providing online instruction.

 

What are some activities being done for our Seniors?

Valley View High School has already started on the following for our Senior Class of 2020.

  •      Senior Pictures from yearbook (HS website)
  •      Memory Video (already working on this)
  •      10 sec. Video for each Senior (already working on this)
  •      Baby pictures for each Senior (already working on this)
  •      Possible banner with each Senior advertised. Picture for each Senior on the fence

 

How will the Prom be done as a result of the COVID-19 public health crisis?

Valley View High School has requested from our Senior Class of 2020 to send us a short 10 second video of themselves dressed in their prom attire with a short message.  The idea is to combine these short videos and post it on our high school web page, district marquee, email and Remind.

 

Will the Top 10% event for our top 10% seniors be canceled as a result of the COVID-19 public health crisis?

Valley View high school will be contacting top 10% seniors during the week of April 27th.

 

Will awards ceremonies be canceled as a result of the COVID-19 public health crisis?

Recognitions, certificates and other awards normally given to our students during the Senior awards, and Underclassmen awards will either be mailed or parents can schedule to pick them up at campus on end of the school year.

 

Will graduation be canceled as a result of the COVID-19 public health crisis?

Valley View High School intends to hold graduation ceremony honoring Valley View High School seniors. The details of the ceremony are subject to adjustment. Parents and students will be notified of any changes in a timely manner. 

 

GRADUATION UPDATES

In conjunction with the Executive Order from Governor Abbott to keep campuses closed, the Governor’s Office will also be providing additional information on graduation ceremonies.

While we have not yet postponed our Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 30, at the Payne Arena (formally known as State Farm Arena), it is highly unlikely that our graduation will be held as scheduled due to state/county mandates. Once we have more information from the state, we can make a better-informed decision on our graduation plans.

 

SENIOR GRADUATION OPTIONS  

Valley View High School is looking at following dates pending release of TEA and state guidelines.

1st Option:    Saturday, June 6, 2020

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Saturday, August 8, 2020

2nd Option: If by August 8th we are not allowed to continue with our graduation ceremonies we will be having a Virtual Graduation.

3rd Option: The third option is to create Senior Video/Pictures in caps and gowns.   

 

How will Cap and Gown distributed to student?

Valley View high school will contact students with times to pick up your cap and gown

 

Will my child still receive Special Services accommodations? Will ARD meetings still be held?

Yes, students will still receive Special Services accommodations. ARD committees will continue to meet with parents. Parents are contacted by diagnosticians to reschedule meetings.

 

Will extracurricular activities be canceled as a result of the COVID-19 public health crisis? Will my spring sport/UIL activity resume this school year?

Governor Abbott has closed all Texas schools through the end of the 2019-20 school year.  Effective April 17, all UIL sanctioned contests scheduled for Spring 2019-20 have been canceled. Read UIL's full statement here.

 

How are college admissions deadlines/visits/etc. by the COVID-19 public health crisis?

Each college/university sets their own admission guidelines and deadlines, but this protocol is changing rapidly. Please visit the website of a specific college or university to review their current protocol.

 

My child has already signed up for an ACT/SAT exam. Will it be canceled?

ACT has rescheduled its April 4 national test date to June 13 across the U.S. in response to concerns about the spread of COVID-19.

March and May SAT administrations: In response to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation, College Board is canceling the May 2 SAT and SAT Subject Test administration. Makeup exams for the March 14 administration (scheduled for March 28) are also canceled. Students who already registered for May, whose March test centers were closed, or who do not receive March scores because of any irregularities will receive refunds. https://pages.collegeboard.org/natural-disasters

 

Will the military recruitment process be changed?

Military recruiters will contact students based on their military branches protocol. If your child is already in contact with a military recruiter, we encourage you to reach out to the recruiter. All other recruitment will be based on their branch protocol.

 

TEXAS SUCCESS INITIATIVE (TSI):

Will the TSI Assessment my child has already signed up for be canceled? Will my child still need to take/pass the TSI Assessment by May 1 to take Dual Credit courses?

Updated TSI Assessment protocol is still being determined at the state level. Information will be released as soon as it is finalized. 

What options can we provide to non-exempt students who are enrolling at higher education institutions?

For non-exempt students enrolling at higher education institutions in summer 2020, institutions may use either of the following options, depending on other indicators of students’ level of preparation, such as HS GPA, HS course-taking, and non-cognitive factors:

  •      Enroll the student in the college-level course as part of a corequisite model, in which case, we recommend the support component of the corequisite model be delivered as a non-course based option (NCBO), which includes flexibility for faculty to modify the required support for students who are doing well in the college course, as demonstrated via assessments and other relevant assignments; or
  •      Utilize Rule 4.55(a) (Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 4, subchapter C) “exceptional circumstances” provision for an individual who has no access to TSI testing. Under the “exceptional circumstances” provision, an institution may permit a student to enroll in freshman-level academic coursework without assessment but shall require the student to be assessed not later than the end of the first semester of enrollment in entry-level freshman coursework.

These options for enrollment of non-exempt students will remain in effect through summer 2020 and the 2020-21 academic year.

 

What options are available for non-exempt high school students who are interested in signing-up for dual credit?

For non-exempt high school students enrolling in dual credit courses at higher education institutions in summer 2020, institutions may use either of the following:

  •      Adapt the same processes described above, to be consistent with eligibility and placement procedures used by the institution for other students, to ensure that dual credit students are prepared for college level courses; or
  •      Where students are non-degree-seeking or non-certificate seeking students enrolling in individual courses, institutions may provide exemptions by utilizing Rule 4.54(b) (Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 4, subchapter C).

In all cases, institutions should ensure that their practices are consistent with SACSCOC standards and policy. In addition, if institutions of higher education opt to enroll a high school student in college-level course using a corequisite model, that option requires co-enrollment in a developmental education support course or NCBO aligned to the college course designed to help ensure the student’s success in the college course. However, the developmental education component of the corequisite model is not eligible for state appropriations (TAC, Chapter 9, Subchapter H, Rule §9.146).

 

These options for enrollment of non-exempt students will remain in effect through summer 2020 and the 2020-21 academic year.