Update on our Valley Home Community Scarecrow Contest! Our Valley Home 4-H will be sponsoring this year’s exciting contest. We have heard rumors of awesome scarecrow entries out there! Be sure to call 209-985-5233 and enter your scarecrow right away, they need to be in place by this weekend. Judging will be next week. There will be great prizes and will be so much fun!
Valley Home 4-H invites each of you to join the fun and educational projects that are enjoyed by its members and leaders. Members must be 5-19 years old. Adult leaders and teen leaders who are willing to share their time and skills with our young people are greatly appreciated! You do not need to live in the Valley Home area, but most of the 4-H meetings will take place in the Valley Home area. There are a variety of projects available to our 4-H youth. Some of the projects offered in our Valley Home 4-H club include: cooking, baking, arts and crafts, primary, goats, gardening, public speaking, and community service, just to name a few. Feel free to call 209-312-3184 or email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org! There will be a drive through enrollment this Saturday October 3rd! Due to COVID-19 all projects and club meetings through December will be no-contact or virtual. All are welcome.
Valley Home teachers and staff are excited to welcome students back to school on Monday.
Students in 1st, 3rd, and 5th grades were able to return under the California Department of Public Health’s small group cohorting guidance, which states that up to 14 students can attend with a single teacher. Safety protocols include temperature checks on arrival, desks spaced six feet apart, and mask wearing throughout the day. Recesses and lunches will be staggered to ensure that student groups don’t mix.
“We are so happy to have students back on campus,” Superintendent/Principal Debra Boggs stated. “Teachers have been working hard on distance learning, but so many of our families have spotty internet service, and it makes it really difficult.” Students will attend four days a week, with one day of continued distance learning so teachers can plan and record lessons and work with students who can’t return due to health or transportation issues.
The school has applied for a waiver that will allow all classes in grades K-6 to return, though larger classes will have to split into cohorts to allow for distancing. Grades 7-8 are not allowed to return at this time.
As always you may reach me by email at email@example.com. Until next time, “Happy Trails to All!”