New and Noteworthy

There's a lot happening in our little school! From special events and holiday celebrations to public notices, we’ve included all the latest news here on one page. Make it your first stop when you visit our website to ensure you are always aware of what’s happening at Spring Valley.

Back-to-School

We look forward to welcoming your children in September. The first day of school for T/Th and M-F students is Thursday, September 8. MWF students begin on September 9. Enrichment and Early Bird start on Monday, September 12.

Orientation visits for new students are scheduled later this month through Sign-Up Genius. Preschool can be a big adjustment. This one-on-one meeting makes the transition a bit easier on parent and child.

Our first priority is the health and safety of our children and staff. SVMA abides by MDH and MSDE COVID-19 protocol. Following the most recent guidelines, masks are not required. People can choose to wear a mask based on personal preference. Further COVID-19 guidance for symptoms, isolation, and quarantine is available in this MDH/MSDE COVID-19 document.

To maintain a healthy community, parents are asked to conduct a daily health check to be sure their child has no symptoms of a communicable illness. Children with any symptoms indicating a communicable disease will not be permitted to attend school. During school hours, children exhibiting symptoms of a communicable illness will not be permitted to remain at school. Children must be without a fever and symptom free for 24 hours before returning to school. A doctor’s note may be required for re-admittance to the school.

SVMA appreciates the support from our parents. Opportunities to share in the life of the school include Halloween parade, guest readers, December Teacher Appreciation Committee, Teddy Bear Tea, end of school gathering, and treats for teachers. To continue the connection after school hours, parents are welcome to host social events at local restaurants and in their homes. A sign-up for volunteers will be distributed in early September.

As a reminder, please submit school forms at your earliest convenience. You may return them by mail, drop them in the school’s white mailbox, or send them by email.

  1. Emergency Form
  2. Health Inventory
  3. Immunization Certificate
  4. Blood Lead Testing
  5. Medication Administration Authorization Form
  6. Enrichment Registration
  7. Directory Information
  8. Photo Release Form
  9. What to Bring on the First Day

To simplify the list of items to bring on the first day, there is a supplies/activity fee of $100.00. This is a once-a-year fee which is applied to disinfectant supplies, learning kits, student portraits, guest performers, and more.

We will continue to keep you updated. In the meantime, enjoy the end of summer!