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Measure J Bond
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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

Vieja Valley Mission Statement

We provide a learning-oriented, safe environment for children of all ages. In doing so, 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.

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What's New at VV?
What's new at VV?
  • Some incredible fourth grade students have begun the "Clean & Green Club" and received an award as HEROS from Explore Ecology! Founded by student Alaina Galbraith, the club has promoted sustainability on campus and beyond. They are currently coordinating a school wide beach clean, a sustainability focused school wide assembly, and have petitioned the Hope District to transition to reusable utensils in the cafeteria to avoid single use plastic in the landfill.
  • Our Gala was a blast and was able to raise more money than even anticipated! Thank you to the generous families for their donations and support. Also, BIG THANKS to the Gala Committee for organizing the event and making it such a huge success!
  • Work continues to move along with our bond money! Check out the pod of classrooms near the back of the school, kindergarten yard, 5th grade pod, and our front office for improvements on our roofs, new air conditioning units, and new windows. The next pod (first grade classrooms) and Library are up next and will last a few months. We are hoping to be all finished by the time the 2024-2025 school year starts! Whoo-hoo!
  • CAASP (California State Testing) begins in May. Teachers will be talking to students about doing their best and taking care of their mental health throughout the process. Having good relationships with teachers and other classmates can make this important assessment successful and positive!
VV Character Building

Cooperation is our fourth pillar of the VV 5 and one that abounds at school each day. Whether it is students supporting each other in class or on the playground, helping to clean up after lunch, or working to make our school campus "litter free," VV is full of kids who want to work to build a better world! Thanks to our teachers/staff for being great models of support and what it means to work together.

Check It Out: Principal St. Peter's News (read below!)
Mr. St. Peter

Click here to read Mr. St. Peter's news and information. This April Newsletter was two part: first, information about how you can support your student with upcoming State Testing and second, guidance on how we place students into next year's classes. All good information and important to understand!

Congratulations, Dr. Anne Hubbard!

Click here to read about our Superintendent's recent award and accolades! We are proud of her leadership and accomplishments on behalf of our students, staff, and community.

Update from ELAC

Most recent events:

Our May meeting had discussion around: a report from our District ELAC committee, input for our Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP), and we took general comments/questions!

Our April meeting had discussion around: money raised from Tamale sales used for new bilingual books in our school library and pizza provided at ELAC meetings, encouragement for various cultural celebrations on campus that includes families, and ways to encourage further engagement.

Our February meeting was very informative as we discussed upcoming testing for our children. Here are the notes from the meeting (February Meeting Notes).

Our annual Tamale Sale is over! It ran ONLINE from Friday, December 1st through Friday, December 8th. The money generated will be used to support VV students and further ELAC goals for community building!

Cascada de Flores Assembly - click here

Dia de los Muertos ofrenda was in the VV MPR from Oct 30-Nov 3. Families brought pictures of loved ones who have passed to honor them as a community! Here is a link to learn more about this important celebration.

****Here is a good resource to help understand and support your child with upcoming English Language Proficiency testing that occurs each year.

****MEETINGS 2023-2024

October 17, 2023

February 6, 2024

April 6, 2024

All ELAC meetings will be at 5pm in the Vieja Valley Library. **** Translation provided for both English/Spanish speakers.