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LUNCH MONEY

My School Bucks is the way to pay online for your student's lunch. You can also pay the cafeteria manager in person. Please note: If you are going to pay using my School Bucks, you need to allow 24 hours for the system to apply it to the account. Your student's account will follow them to each progressive school they attend in Vacaville Unified. For example: Cooper to Vaca Pena to Will C Wood. Also, My School Bucks will notify when your account balance is below $10.00. It's a great system! Call the office at 453-6210 to get your student's permanent id. number, you will need it to sign up for our school lunch program's automatic payment system: Click for MySchoolBucks

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2/16/18

Dr. Seuss Spirit Week

February 26 to March 2

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2/16/18

Hello VUSD Families,

 

The recent school shooting in Florida is a horrible reminder that our worst nightmare is happening more and more. As we move forward through our fear for our own children and grief for families at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, I wanted to share what VUSD has and will continue to do to address school safety.

 

School violence is a complex issue. As a district we have worked to identify the aspects of school violence beyond legislation that we can directly control and impact in our schools.

 

As adults, the action that we can take today which serves as the foundation for a positive school climate is helping students understand the importance of respect, compassion, understanding and support of each other; face to face, on social media, at school and at home. We can model this behavior and help students look for understanding of each other. Our schools serve students with a wide range of emotional, physical and intellectual needs and it is important that we foster a culture that is inclusive of everyone. Sometimes behaviors we witness are misunderstood or present an opportunity to provide a student with needed support. However, consistent and understood consequences for students who choose to threaten, demean or bully others at school or online is also key.

 

A consistent and clear emergency response plan is also vital in keeping our students safe and addressing any potential threat on campus. We are in our fourth year of practicing the Standard Response Protocols (Lockdown, Lockout, Evacuate, Shelter). This plan was developed with guidance from the Vacaville Police Department. Vacaville PD is at the center of all our emergency responses and their expertise and support has been invaluable. A police sergeant and four school resource police officers are based on school campuses and serve all of our schools with safety and crime issues. Our emergency plan also includes monthly drills for students and staff as well as trainings for parents. I invite you to attend our next parent-training event on February 27th at 5:30 PM at 401 Nut Tree Road.

 

Our 2017-18 educational plan (LCAP) has also included funding and programing to systemically address social and emotional wellness for students. Each school has adopted systems of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) that include teaching positive behaviors and offering a wide range of supports to fit each individual student’s needs. This includes sixteen mental health clinicians, therapists, and interns, school counselors, deans at secondary schools and school administration. The City of Vacaville also has a community service officer, two master social workers, family support workers and program managers who work to serve and support VUSD students as well.

 

Positive school climate and safety is an ongoing effort that must be the highest priority for the school district, parents, students, city and our community. Supporting students positively as they grow not only effects our school environment but our city as a whole.

 

If you have any questions or concerns about safety, please reach out to your school principal, district administration listed below or myself.

 

Director of Student Attendance and Welfare- Ramiro Barron (707) 453-7126 ext. 226

Assistant Superintendent of Student Services- Kim Forrest (707) 453-7201

Director of Community Engagement (emergency response)- Jennifer Leonard (707) 453-6155

 

Sincerely,

Jane Shamieh

Superintendent

Vacaville Unified School District

(707)453-6101

janes@vacavilleusd.org

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2/15/18

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School shootings are a terrifying thought for every parent and educator. Student safety is always in the forefront for us as a community. Given yesterday's tragic events in Florida, we thought we would share the following upcoming events that are part of our annual calendar to address school safety. 
The first is our district wide Emergency Operations Center Training on February 27th that includes all of our schools and departments in executing an EOC with the focus on the logistics of keeping our students safe and accounted for in a disaster. 

The second is an informational meeting for parents, reviewing our Standard Response Protocols as well as our Standard Reunification Method Protocols, also on February 27th from 5:30-7:00 PM in the Educational Services Center Board Room at 401 Nut Tree Road. 

Finally, March 15th is our annual district-wide school Lockdown Drill. The drills will be happening throughout the day at every school site. Each site creates a different scenario to practice each year, for example a school might elect to trigger the drill during passing period or recess rather than in the classroom so that students can practice the procedures under various circumstances. 

The Vacaville Police Department is an integral partner in keeping our kids safe. All of our protocols are created in collaboration with VPD. More information about VUSD's emergency response protocols can be found at http://www.vacavilleusd.org/SRP. Please feel free to contact Jennifer Leonard at (707)453-6155 with any questions or comments.

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2/12/18

Valentine's Day Spirit Week

 

Friday, Feb. 16. . . .Show your Love for Cooper School

                                Wear your favorite Cooper Spirit Wear

 

Remember, we are off for President's Week 

February 19 to 23

School resumes on Monday, February 26th 

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2/12/18

It's time to sign up for Girls on the Run!

 

CONFIDENT, Joyful,

                Healthy & Caring!

 

Girls on the Run Napa & Solano (GOTR) is coming to Cooper Elementary this spring! All girls, of all fitness levels, who believe in girl power, and who don’t want to miss the fun are welcome! Girls on the Run is for 3rd - 5th grade. During the past 11 years, over 5,800 Napa and Solano girls have completed this uplifting, girl’s empowerment program.

 

We hear from parents and teachers that the girls had fun, feel healthier or improved their self-esteem. Here is what one girl learned:

 

" Girls on the Run is the best after-school program. I love it. It taught me to be nice, healthy and to communicate

 with people instead of fighting."

NVLA GOTR Girl

 

GOTR empowers girls to believe in themselves so they can follow their dreams by creatively combining life skill curriculum with fun, experiential activities and running or just moving it. The after-school program meets twice a week for 75 minutes each session over 10 weeks and is lead by two positive volunteer life coaches. Spring season starts March 5th and ends May 18th, with our SHERO 5K Fun Run taking place on Saturday, May 12th!

 

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

Register at www.GOTRNapaSolano.org 

and join us for some real-life fun this Spring!

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2/9/18

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Hello VUSD Parents and Guardians,

The Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) connects the funding we receive to the goals we’ve established, and it outlines the ways we measure progress. Parent/guardian input is a critical component to the plan. Academic success for each student requires a collaborative partnership between parents/guardians and schools.

Please take a few moments to share your feedback and priorities with us by completing one survey for each school your student(s) attend(s).  (2 surveys for 2 different schools, etc.)

SURVEY AT: https://goo.gl/forms/2SovZX O9KAH0PjXv1
Thank you for partnering with us in your student’s education.

 

Sincerely,

Superintendent
Jane Shamieh


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Saludos a nuestros Padres/Guardianes de VUSD,

El Plan de Control Local de Responsabilidad (LCAP, por sus siglas en inglés) conecta los fondos que recibimos a los objetivos que hemos establecidos y describe las maneras en que medimos el progreso.  El aporte de los padres/guardianes es un componente crítico del plan. El éxito académico de cada estudiante requiere una asociación colaborativa entre los padres/guardianes y las escuelas.

Por favor tómese unos momentos para compartir su retroalimentación y prioridades con nosotros completando una encuesta para cada escuela a la que su alumno(os) asista.  (2 encuestas para 2 escuelas diferentes, etc.)

Gracias por ser parte de la educación de su estudiante.  

https://goo.gl/forms/WfAm3aGHNj1wenwB2

Gracias por asociarse con nosotros en la educación de su hijo.

 

Sinceramente,

Superintendente 
Jane Shamieh

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2/2/18


2018 - 2019 School Year

Registration Begins 

Tuesday, March 6 

 

For requirements, click the links on the left for K-6 registration information and note that enrollment packets may be picked up in the office on and after March 6 between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm.

 

Kindergarten class schedule is

8:00 am to 11:35 am

August 16 to March 5 

(see below for explanation)

 

Incoming Kinders must be 5 on or before

September 1, 2018.

 

Incoming Transitional Kindergarten students must have been born between September 2, 2013 and December 1, 2013. These students follow the same registration requirements as the incoming Kindergarten students.

Our Kindergarten classes will become extended Kinder classes starting March 5, 2019. 

 

The Kinder schedule will then be

8:00 am to 1:00 pm


 

 

 

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1/25/18

6th Grade Parent Open House 

Meet Vaca Peña teachers and staff and get information about the transition to middle school, elective options, and class curriculum. 

Wednesday, February 28th at 6:00 PM in the Vaca Peña Gym

 

6th Grade Elementary Site Visits 

Vaca Peña Administration and Counselors will be at the following elementary sites presenting registration information about Vaca Peña. If your child does not attend one of these schools and you would like to attend one of these presentations, please contact the elementary site for permission.

 

Monday, March 5th at 9:00 AM                                 Callison

Wednesday, March 7th at 9:00 AM                           Padan

Thursday, March 8th at 9:00 AM                               Cooper

Thursday, March 8th at 1:00 PM                               Fairmont

 

 

WEB Orientation (Students ONLY) 

Incoming 7th graders will attend an informative and interactive orientation with our WEB Leaders.  After the orientation students will receive their schedule and can walk around to find their classes.  The PE department will also be selling PE uniforms.  

August 15th from 9:00 – 10:30

 

 

Parent Orientation (Parents ONLY)

Incoming 7th grade parents can attend a short orientation about middle school.  You can buy PE uniforms and yearbooks at this time.  Please arrange transportation with your student as this orientation will be shorter than your child’s.

August 15th from 9:00 – 9:45 

 

 

2018-2019 School years begins:  August 16th, 2018

School Start time:  8:50 AM

 

 

*you can find attached a form with our elective classes offered

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Today: 2/20/18
All Day: Presidents Break - NO SCHOOL

Bell Schedule

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Click on About Cooper

Click Welcome to Cooper

And there is our Bell Schedule

School Hours:


Monday through Friday

Kindergarten:

8:00 am - 11:35 am

 

Mon., Tue., Thu., & Fri.:

Grades 1st - 3rd:
 
8:15 am - 2:20 pm

 

Grades 4th - 6th:
 8:15 am - 2:25 pm

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Early Release Wednesdays:

Grades 1st - 6th

8:15 am - 1:00 pm

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Minimum Days:

Grades 1 - 3:

 8:15 am - 12:25 pm

 

Grades 4 - 6:

8:15 am - 12:30 pm

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Lunch break is NOT taken during school hours

on min. days nor on the last day of school

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Last Day of School

June 7, 2018

​ Grades 1 - 6:

8:15 am - 11:30 am


Attendance is very important.
Please call the Cooper office

or send a note if your child is absent.

Absence line: 453-6210 press 2

Or email your absence excuse to:

JoanD@vacavilleusd.org  


Office Hours: 

8:00 am to 4:00 pm