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Valley Circle Update 3.1.19 - English

A Note from the Principal

It’s hard to believe February has come and gone and we are rapidly approaching the end of the quarter! It was a busy week around campus with preparations for our accreditation visits this week. Last night (Friday, March 1) Dr. Murphy and I cheered on some of our upper level math students along with Ms. Musgrove as she arranged for them to compete in the Math Modeling Challenge, an online national competition. Participants were tasked with creating a mathematical model to predict the proportion of US high school students who will try different types of drugs over the next 10 years. They did a fantastic job and we're all so incredibly proud of them!!!!


Thursday I pulled students into an assembly to address the increase in inappropriate language in classrooms and around campus, particularly amongst our middle schoolers. Students were reminded that as an entrepreneurial charter school, they are expected to conduct themselves professionally and that misogynistic, racial and homophobic slurs will not be tolerated under any circumstances. Please take the opportunity to have a conversation with your student about appropriate language in professional settings. 


This month I will be hostessing Donuts with Dr. D on Thursday, March 28th from 7:45-8:30am in the Main Office at Valley Circle. No reservation needed, just come by! Interpretation services will be available for any parent who needs it. 


As always, please don’t hesitate to contact me via phone at 818.716.0771 or email  at Dr.D@ivyacademia.com if you should have any questions or concerns.


Have a wonderful week!!!

Dr. D

Important Announcements

Pick-up/Drop-off Reminder: Students are not to be dropped off on any of the streets next to the school (Stonegate, Valley Circle or Indian Hills). Use of these streets is in violation of the CUP and our lease agreement with the Synagogue. Please help us be neighborly.


Cell phones continue to be a problem in the classroom. Any cell phone that is found out in a classroom without the teachers permission will be confiscated.


Detentions for the month of March will be held on Wednesday, March 6th & 20th from 12:05pm to 3:15pm in Hirsch Hall. Students will be given 30 minutes for a lunch break in Raffle Hall as part of detention. Arrangements will be made for a Boys & Girls Club van to pick up students after detention.


All students are expected to be off campus within 45 minutes of dismissal, unless they are participating in a school sponsored and/or supervised activity (i.e. sporting events/practice, tutoring, homework club, etc). Students found on campus after 45 minutes who are not signed in to a supervised activity, will receive detention. 

Dress Code Reminder: Please remind your students of dress code expectations which you can access here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1SzbVY-T5sQVVAHAmQgjbtVjJbeWg84xZ/view?usp=sharing