FAQs from School Tours

  • When is priority registration for 2024-2025?

    Priority registration is from January 10, 2024 to February 16, 2024.  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 in person with Jaime Buschman. She LOVES sharing our amazing campus with prospective parents. Check out our beautiful garden, pop into classrooms, and see the learning first-hand. Don't see a date that works for you? Call the office at (707)778-4762 to set a better time. We are happy to accommodate your schedule. 

    January 12th at 9:00

    January 19th at 9:00

    January 26th at 12:30

    February 13th at 9:00

    March 8th at 12:30

    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 June 2, 2024.

    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 located 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.

    What is the class size?

    Our TK classes host up to 24 students. Our Kindergarten 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 between TK-3rd and 4th-6th as well.

    Does Valley Vista offer child care?

    Yes! Champions is a national before and after-school enrichment program with a space on our campus. Champions is open to students aged 4.9 months through 6th grade. Before school hours are 7:00-8:25 am. Their after-school hours are dismissal to 6:00.  

    Who needs a transfer to attend Valley Vista?

    If you live in the attendance area of another PCS Elementary School, and you are a new family submitting an application for the 2024-25 school year via SchoolMint, you will not need to complete an intra-district transfer. The intra-district transfer form is embedded in the SchoolMint application. If you are transferring to Valley Vista during the current school year and live in the attendance area of another PCS Elementary School, please complete the intra-district transfer form.  If you live in the residential area of another school district, you need an inter-district transfer.  Both 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 within your application and we hope you'll make Valley Vista #1! We will send you an offer as soon as possible, likely close to the end of the priority registration window.  Reply to our offer with an "accept" in a timely manner to claim your spot and complete registration (immunization records, copy of birth certificate, proof of residency, etc).