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Sams Valley Elementary

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School Picture Day Coming Soon!

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

Picture Day is Tuesday, October 24.

Check homework folders and backpacks for SOSPhotography order forms.

Scholastic Book Fair – September 27th-September 29th

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

The whole school is excited about our upcoming Book Fair. It will be held September 27th- September 29th. An amazing selection of books is headed our way! At the Book Fair you will find the latest and finest titles for kids, as well as books of interest to parents. Mark your calendar for our Family Event where the whole family can join in the fun. And, you can contribute books to your child’s classroom library. The Book Fair is a great way to get everyone excited about reading.  New this year, you may preview available books online now at scholastic.com/schoolbookfairs.

Back to School Night

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Please join us fBackToSchool_Susie_3or our annual SVE Back to School Night from 6:00-7:00pm on September 28, 2017.

Back to School Night Flyer for Parents



2017-2018 SVE Important Dates

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

Sam’s Valley Important Dates and Activities Calendar for 2014-2015 school year can be found by clicking on the link below. Please note that dates and times are subject to change:)


17-18 Sam’s Valley Calendar and Important School Dates  (Word)

17-18 Sam’s Valley Calendar and Important School Dates  (PDF)


SVE Plans for Smoke Filled Air (Wed. 9/6/2017)

Monday, September 4th, 2017

(Wed. 9/6/2017 update)

As of 3pm on 9/5/2017 the DEQ Air Quality Index has Medford, Oregon in the “Very Unhealthy” category.  Based on this rating, Sam’s Valley Elementary will continue with the same plan detailed below keeping students indoors as much as possible on Wednesday, 9/6/2017.

Dear Families,

Many of you have probably read the CPSD6 District notice regarding air quality and implications involving school activities.

The plan for Sam’s Valley Elementary is:

​1. We have CANCELED the PBiS Walk-about tomorrow since most of it takes place outdoors. Teachers will instead use that hour of time to go over expectations for each of the areas in their own classroom. If air quality improves from the “Hazardous” category, we will resume walk-about for Wednesday.
2. There will be NO OUTDOOR RECESS tomorrow or any day with the “Hazardous” category. When air quality improves from Hazardous we will return to outdoor recess with no running or fitness equipment until levels return to the “moderate” category.
3. NO LUNCH TRACK WALKING tomorrow or any day with the “Hazardous” category. Students will stay in the cafeteria and have indoor recess following lunch.
4. There is NO PE scheduled for this week already, but teachers will plan on indoor only PE beginning next week until levels return to the “moderate” category.
5. ALL PARENTS–Please contact your child’s teacher or school office at 541-494-6870 if your child is in the sensitive group or has been experiencing difficulties we should be aware of so that precautions to keep him/her indoors for all activities.
6. We will be checking the AQI (Air Quality Index) regularly and keep parents posted on Facebook and the SVE website at www.district6.org/sve

Registration Week

Friday, August 11th, 2017

Registration Week

August 15       Kindergarten Registration      9:00-1:00pm  and   5:00-7:00pm

August 16       Grades 1-5 Registration         9:00-1:00pm  and   5:00-7:00pm

August 17       Grades 1-5 Registration         9:00-1:00pm   and  5:00-7:00pm

Registration flyers were sent home with currently registered students the last day of school.

2016-2017 SVE Immunization Rates

Saturday, April 1st, 2017

A change in the law requires schools and child care programs to share their immunization rates with parents. Senate Bill 895 was passed in 2015.  The Oregon Authority aims for at least 95% of children to be immunized for community protection, though the percentage varies by disease. When 95% of children are vaccinated in a school or child care, this reduces the chance of spreading the disease among vulnerable individuals. This information is also available in our school newsletter archive and posted in our school office.

FAQ for parents (English) (Spanish)

Jackson County Immunization Data March 2017 JacksonImmData

Sam’s Valley Elementary Immunization Data SVE Immunization Graph March 2017

Snow Routes for AM only Wednesday 1/11/2017

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

IMPORTANT WEATHER UPDATE for Wednesday 1/11/2017

The following bus routes will use snow routes for Wednesday morning, 1/11/2017:

Rt. 30 (Duck Bus)

Rt. 33 (Spider Bus)

Smarter Balanced Assessment Notification (SBAC)

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

What is Smarter Balanced?

In the 2014-15 school year, Oregon joined twelve other states to use the Smarter Balanced Assessment tests for their mandatory state assessments. These standardized tests assess how well students are mastering content in key subject areas aligned to the Common Core State Standards. Students in grades 3-8 and 11 take the Smarter Balanced English language arts (ELA) and math tests. The Smarter Balanced English language arts assessment measures how well students have mastered English language arts skills including reading, writing, and critical thinking. The Smarter Balanced mathematics assessment measures how well students have mastered math skills and concepts. Smarter Balanced Assessments are taken in the Spring.The Smarter Balanced Assessments are administered online for greater accuracy in scoring and greater range in the types of questions and responses that can be asked and measured. 

What if I don’t want my child to participate in Smarter Balanced?

Parents who wish to opt their student(s) out of Smarter Balanced testing should complete the opt-out form below and return to the school. 

2016-2017 English Notification available here and at school registration in August                                     2016-2017 English Opt-Out form (complete and return to school by February 1, 2017)

2016-2017 Spanish Notification available here and at school registration in August                                    2016-2017 Spanish Opt-Out form (complete and return to school by February 1, 2017)

NAEP Assessment for 4th Graders

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

Sam’s Valley Elementary has been selected to participate in the NAEP assessments this school year.  On March 3, 2017, all of our 4th graders will be completing either a math or reading assessment. More information about the NAEP assessment is being sent home with 4th grade students on Thursday, January 12, 2017. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our school at 541-494-6870.

What is NAEP? Why is it important to take it?

NAEP produces the Nation’s Report Card and is considered the gold standard for large-scale assessment. It is the largest nationally representative assessment of what American students know and can do in key subjects, which allows for Oregonians to see how our students are performing compared to their peers in other states. NAEP assessments began in 1969 and are sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education. They are conducted periodically in reading, math, science, writing, U.S. history, civics, geography, and other subjects. The results, especially on the math and reading assessments that are given every two years, are widely reported, and they are an integral part of our nation’s evaluation of the condition and progress of education. NAEP is a big picture test. It gives us a good sense of the direction the nation is moving and provides critical long-term trending data.