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Welcome and Weekly Message

Senior Awards Night: April 22
CSF Trip May 1

Dear Anderson Valley Community,


We had a big day today!


The Track and Field was submitted to DSA today!  We received the grant award on October 9 and had to go through the paperwork process with CalTrans before we could incur design costs.  THIS WAS AN EXTRAORDINARILY direct turnaround from December to April submission.  Kudos to Architect Don and Civil Engineer Pete!  We still have a long way to go, but this is the first step.


I also wanted to let you know that the District phone system is being replaced on May 6.  This is a huge lift that Wynne Crisman is handling, but our current phone system is not functioning with often only one or two lines available.  We will also be upgrading with a bilingual phone prompt and an easy to use absence reporting line.  The phone company is very rigid about the time of day that turnover can happen; and unfortunately, that is first thing in the morning. Please keep in mind, May 6 may be a bit of a slog as we get everything up and running. Please bear with us. If it is an EMERGENCY and you need to reach someone, my cell number is 707-684-1017.  Please make sure you send a paper note with any students needing a bus change that day as the phone may not be back up and running by the bus note cut off time.  Absence form or a contact us form can be accessed at an email works wonderfully at:


[email protected]–Junior Senior High

[email protected]–Junior Senior High

[email protected]–Elementary

[email protected]–Elementary

[email protected]–District office

[email protected]–Peachland

[email protected]–Adult School

[email protected]–Adult School

If you are interested in attending a Narcan training, please contact the school office. It is scheduled for May 14 at the elementary site and is open to the community.  Narcan is easy to use and can save a life, so a training of less than an hour could save someone you love.  Join us!


The fence at the elementary school will be finished mid-next week. We apologize for the inconvenience but look forward to having a safe and aesthetically pleasing replacement.


The elementary parking lot is scheduled for repair/reseal June 10 through June  21.  At the same time, the interior hallway flooring will be replaced.  The site is looking fresh!  The big excitement of the week at elementary was the HUGE, AND I DO MEAN HUGE, birthday cake that students presented to celebrate Ms. Cruz’s birthday. It was beautiful and tasty too!   The book vending machine at the elementary site is also a really big deal!  Students will be able to redeem their reward coins for brand new books to take home and keep.


On a final note, a shout out to the Education Foundation fundraising dinner last Sunday at the Boonville Hotel.  This community does AMAZING THINGS FOR STUDENTS and we are grateful.


If you have a senior, don’t miss the Senior Awards dinner on Monday at the high school gym at 5:30!


Have a happy and safe weekend!


Take care,

Louise Simson