Measure J Bond
The Hope Elementary School District Planning and Construction Management oversees new construction and modernization of all district facilities. The department is responsible for the district’s short and long-term facility needs, including enrollment and staffing projections to identify facility needs.
Through careful planning and support from the community, Hope Elementary School District has prepared well to accommodate the current needs of our students, staff, and community. In March 2020, the Hope School District community voters passed Measure J. This $47.4 million bond will provide funding for the modernization of our facilities, including new construction at Hope Elementary School, Monte Vista Elementary School, and Vieja Valley Elementary School.
The first series of $12 million was sold in May 2020, received in June 2020, and deposited in Fund 22 (Bonds). The district must spend 85% of those proceeds within three years. Staff predicts all $47.4 million proceeds will be spent by 2025. Closing out the bond program requirements by June 2026.
For more information, please see additional sections on the webpage to review the school site project list, timeline, and status.
Current projects include:
Vieja Valley Elementary School Multi-Purpose Building Modernization – Substantially Completed November 2022 – Closeout Phase
Vieja Valley Elementary School Alterations – November 2024
Monte Vista Elementary School Alterations and New Classroom Building – Bid Phase
Hope Elementary School Alterations and New Classroom Building – Planning Phases
HSD Mission Statement
Our mission is to develop in children the knowledge, skills and attitudes to instill a lifelong love of learning and to become productive and contributing individuals in a changing society.
VV Gala 2023: Good Times and Amazing Fundraiser!
Thanks to awesome families and friends for helping reach our fundraising goal to support Specialists and fun programs at Vieja Valley! The guests had a great time dressing for the "Kentucky Derby" and celebrating with food and drink at the La Cumbre Country Club to raise money for our PTA. Thanks to the incredible Gala committee (Taryn O'Flaherty, Carol Shuster, Mary Willer, Jenna Motola) and all that volunteered and supported with donations!
What's New at VV?
Super-Awesome Hair Day and Carnival will be on June 9th! Talk to your child's teacher on how to help and get those hair-dos looking "SUPER AWESOME!"
The Talent Show was awesome! We had 24 acts and even the teachers danced with the school at the end: "We are Family!"
Michael Katz is a local actor, writer, and educator - and he came to Vieja! We were excited to have him perform and then teach our students the fundamentals of writing and acting in the second and third grades.
Our Gala was a huge success! Check out the block to the left to see how fun a "fun"draiser can actually be!
Work continues to move along with our bond money! Check out the pod of classrooms near the back of the school for improvements on our roofs, new air conditioning units, and new windows. These pods are completed and work on the Office pod will start in June.
Vieja Valley and The Great Kindness Challenge 2023!
We will be participating in the GKC this year the week of January 23rd! This is a great time for students, staff, and famlies to think about ways we can be kind toward Earth and others. We will also have "Kindness" as our next Character Trait for our assembly to think and focus on during the coming weeks.
Update from ELAC (English Language Advisory Committee)
Please join us on April 4th at 5pm in Vieja Valley's Library. The agenda is below. We will have food and child care!
ELAC 4/4/23 Agenda
1. Quick introductions: your name, your child’s name, and their grade.
2. ELPAC totpics:
a. Talk about ELPAC testing. See how we can get families on here:
3. Potential May 5 th potluck event at VV
Hello ELAC Families at Vieja Valley,
Please see the attached notes from our December 6th, January 30th, and February 28th meetings.
We also welcome you to the following ELAC meetings on February 28th, April 4th, and May 1st this year all at 5pm at the Vieja Valley Library.
Link to December meeting notes: click here
Link to January meeting notes: click here
Link to February meeting notes: click here