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Dear Brookside Families,

Welcome back to school! We are thrilled with the opportunity to help your child reach their full potential this year. As we begin our journey into the Common Core Standards at Brookside we see this as an invitation to remodel the way we teach. We are preparing students to learn in a constantly changing world, saturated with information and new ideas. And in order to for our students to successfully navigate this world, both now and later in life, they need to learn how to use information much like a cook uses ingredients. The kind of learning that comes from hands-on experiences, opportunities to experiment and make mistakes, and opportunities to refine and try new approaches. The days of there being only one right answer on a worksheet or test are fading away. We look forward to this exciting shift in public education and your partnership and support as we embark on this journey together.

We are Brookside PROUD...

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TK-8th Grades - New Student Registration Information for the 2017-18 School Year

January 2017

Dear Ross Valley Families,

Welcome to the Ross Valley School District!  We are pleased you have chosen Ross Valley to provide your child/ren’s education. 

Please find below information regarding enrollment and registration for new students entering Transitional Kindergarten (TK), Kindergarten, or 1st - 8th Grades for the 2017-18 school year. 

If you have a child currently attending school in the Ross Valley School District, there is no need to re-register him/her.  Only students who are not currently attending a school in the District are required to register.


Kindergarten Eligibility & Orientation for the 2017-18 School Year

For the 2017-18 school year, a child must have his/her 5th birthday on or before September 1, 2017 to be eligible to attend Kindergarten. 

Students currently attending Transitional Kindergarten in Ross Valley do not need to re-register. 

Kindergarten Orientation will be held at each elementary school site.  The Orientation is an informational evening designed for parents/guardians (no children, please) to learn about the Kindergarten program and receive general information about the school site.  Orientation dates are as follows:

  • Brookside
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 6:30 - 8:00 pm
  • Hidden Valley
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 6:30 - 8:00 pm
  • Manor
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 6:30 - 8:00 pm
  • Wade Thomas
Thursday, January 19, 2017

6:30 - 8:00 pm


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