• VISALIA UNIFIED SCHOOLS WILL RESUME ON AUGUST 13, 2020

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Annie R. Mitchell News

  • We believe in our students!

    We have established commonalities and high expectations across campus here at ARM: Tell more; answer in complete sentences; speak in positive phrases; always give more details; use academic phrasing. We believe in a growth mindset!

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  • Homework Policy--We Value Family Time!

    After much research, Annie R. Mitchell continues to move forward in 21st Century learning, now in the area of homework. All homework for the year will be focused on Literacy. The expectation from all staff is that your child will read each night. Kindergartners will have a book bag to read aloud to you. Read more...

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  • Understanding Common Core

    The Common Core Standards: (Click to watch 3minute video) are aligned with college and work expectations. are clear, understandable, and consistent. include rigorous content and application of knowledge through high-order skills. build upon strengths and lessons of current state standards. are informed by top-performing countries, so all students are prepared to succeed in our global economy and society. are evidence-based. Mission Statement The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be best positioned to compete successfully in the global economy. —Common Core State Standards Initiative

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District News

  • Community Alert - Return to School Update (August 4, 2020)

    Due to the continued surge in COVID-19 cases in our county and surrounding counties and the overwhelming requests by families who want to secure full-time distance learning, we will start the school year with all students learning remotely from their regular school of residency. This means that students will be assigned to classes with teachers from their regular school of attendance. Click on the headline for more...

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  • Community Alert - 2020-2021 Return to School Planning Guide (July 31, 2020)

    VUSD is pleased to share the 2020-2021 Return to School Planning Guide with our families, students and staff. This planning guide is the collective work of the group of VUSD committees whose role is to inform and guide our planning on a wide variety of topics concerning the 2020-2021 school year, ranging from sanitation to instructional technology. The planning guide provides an overview of what the reopening of VUSD schools will look like, so everyone has the same understanding of the health and safety precautions that we are planning, our student schedules, our instruction, and the supports and resources that are available to our families. Please review the document, so you and your student are ready when school starts on August 13, 2020. Click on the headline for more...

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  • Community Alert - Transition in Grab n Go Meals Distribution (July 30, 2020)

    This summer, Visalia Unified School District continued to provide grab & go meals to the children of our community through the Seamless Summer Food Service Program. Although the Seamless Summer Food Service Program will end on July 31, 2020, VUSD will begin providing meals to VUSD students through the National School Lunch Program beginning on Thursday, August 13, 2020. Click on the headline to read more...

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  • Community Alert - Sports Calendar (July 27, 2020)

    Visalia Unified School District received information from the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) that they have decided school-based athletics for the 2020-2021 school year will begin with a modified schedule due to concerns for health and safety of students Click on the headline for more...

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  • VUSD Announces New Format for Board Meeting Public Comment (July 22, 2020)

    Beginning with the July 28, 2020, Board meeting, public comments will not be accepted in person or by telephone. Members of the public may submit their comments using the online form. Comments submitted via the online public comment form will be read aloud by a staff member during the applicable agenda item, provided that the reading of each email will be limited to three (3) minutes on each agenda item. As a general rule, a three minute statement will contain approximately 300 words. The Board may also limit the total time for public input on each item to 20 minutes. (Board Bylaw 9323.) Click on the headline to read more...

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  • Watch the Q & A Session Regarding School Reopening

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  • School Board Meeting

    Live feed of the VUSD School Board meetings

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  • VUSD CareLine

    We understand how important it is to attend to the social and emotional needs that arise during this time of uncertainty related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and school closures. If you need social emotional support or encouragement or just someone to talk through worries and concerns you have, our school psychologists and school social workers are here to talk with you. Click on the headline to read more.

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  • Social Emotional Wellness During School Closure

    Social & Emotional Learning (SEL) offers a powerful means to explore and express our emotions, build relationships, and support each other – children and adults alike – during this challenging time. Visit the VUSD Social Emotional Wellness Resources During COVID19 website to find resources and tools to help support the social emotional wellness of students, parents, and educators.

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  • Preschool Registration is Available Online!

    Do you live in Visalia and have a child who is turning 4 years old on or before December 1, 2020? If so, you can begin enrolling your child for the 2020-2021 school year. Click on the headline for more information, including locations and enrollment requirements.

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