FAQs from School Tours

  • When is priority registration for 2021-2022?

    Priority registration is November 30, 2020 to February 26, 2021.  You may go to https://www.petalumacityschools.org/Page/4787 to register for enrollment using SchoolMint.  We will get a hold of you soon after.

    Are there tours?

    Yes. This year's tours are on Zoom with a school video and Q&A with Mrs. Haugen, the principal, and a few staff members.

    12/16/2020 5pm

    1/6/2021 11am

    1/12/2021 10am

    2/2/2021 6pm

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    Meeting ID: 823 9720 0538

    Passcode: 584449

    What grades attend Valley Vista?

    TK through 6th grade

    What is the window for Transitional Kindergarten?

    TK is for students who turn 5 between September 2 and January 15, 2022.  If your child turns 5 after January 15th, you can fill out this form to be considered when/if we are able to open TK to later birthdates.  We will make a final decision about TK students outside the birth date window over the summer of 2021.

    What time does school start?

    8:25am is our daily start time

    What's NBCC?

    NBCC is North Bay Children's Center.  It's a preschool housed on our campus that runs year-round.  We partner with our NBCC classroom in the garden and include them in our buddy program.  They eat lunch every day with our TK and Kinder classes in the multi.  For more information, call (707) 789-9379

    Do the big kids and little kids play together?

    We have four separate playground areas for our TK/K students, 1st-3rd grades, 4th-6th grades, and NBCC Preschool.  Students do come together during buddy time and at childcare.

    Is there language instruction at Valley Vista?

    Yes.  We are an International Baccalaureate candidate school.  We provide Spanish language instruction for all students at Valley Vista (TK-2nd once a week, 3rd-6th twice a week).  We are proud to offer an additional language to our English speakers and support our Spanish speakers to attain full bi-literacy.  

    What is the class size?

    In TK through 3rd grade, classrooms can hold a maximum of 28 students.  In 4th-6th grade, classrooms can increase to 32 students.  We maintain maximum averages among TK-3rd and 4th-6th as well.

    What are the hours of childcare?

    Child Care opens in the morning at 6:30am and closes in the evening at 6:15pm.

    Who needs a transfer to attend Valley Vista?

    If you live in the attendance area of another PCS Elementary School, you need an intra-district transfer.  If you live in the residence area of another school district, you need an inter-district transfer.  Both of these can be found on the PCS Website or in our school office.

    How do I register?

    Go to SchoolMint https://petalumacityschools.schoolmint.net/signup to register your child.  You can prioritize your school choices and complete an intra district transfer.  We will send you an offer when space is available.  Reply in a timely manner to claim your spot and complete registration (immunization records, copy of birth certificate, proof of residency, etc).