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December 13, 2017 13 de Diciembre de 2017 ARCHIVE

December Break - I Belong 

We hope you have a wonderful vacation with your family and friends, it is a great time to make lasting memories! The teachers will be participating in a Staff Development Day on Tuesday, January 2nd and students return to school on Wednesday, January 3rd.   Enjoy your extra day of vacation…

5th Grade Info Night

Graham will be hosting our annual 5th Grade Information Night on January 24th, at 6:00. Please share the information with any 5th grade parents you might know.

California School Dashboard Released This Week

This week, California released the new version of the website designed to help communities across the state access important information about districts and schools. The California School Dashboard features easy-to-read reports on multiple measures of school success, including test scores, English learning progress and suspension rates. The Dashboard replaces the old API measurement.
This new accountability system is based on multiple data measures, and these measures are used to determine District and school progress on meeting the needs of students. There are color-coded graphics that show the District’s performance levels in several areas. 
Parents and community members can view reports on the performance of all students and each student group on the state indicator, current performance and difference from past performance, and year-by-year data for the state indicators.

California School Dashboard measurements for MVWSD are: 

State indicators

· Academic performance in language arts and math (baseline data; not comparable to March 2017 Dashboard data)

· English Learner progress

· Suspension rates

· Chronic absenteeism (baseline data)

Local indicators:

· Parent engagement

· School climate

· Implementation of standards

· Basic services and conditions

Check for more information on the Dashboard’s format and data. A comprehensive analysis will be provided to the Board of Trustees on Jan. 4, and schools will present their progress to their communities in January and February.

Graham will be previewing our own dashboard during our January School Site Council meeting on January 18th at 4:30 in our library.

Together We Can: 2018-19 School Calendar

You can find next year’s school calendar here.  School starts on August 20, 2018.


For NEW students: Open Enrollment is from January 5-February 2, 2018, by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Go to for more information about the registration process.

For CURRENT Transitional Kindergarten students: Open Enrollment is from January 5-February 2, 2018. You will be required to complete an Online Student Intent Survey through InfoSnap.  The survey and password will be emailed to you. Parents, please make sure the school office has a working email on file for you.

For CURRENT students K-7th grade: You will be required to complete an Online Student Intent Survey through InfoSnap. The survey and password will be emailed to parents in February. Parents, please make sure the school office has a working email on file for you.

Intradistrict Transfer Request: If you wish for your child to attend another school or program for the 2018-19 school year, you will make your request Online in the Student Intent Survey, sent in February.

Deadline EXTENDED for Intra-District Transfer to Mountain View High

Applications Now Due by January 8, 2018

The deadline for applying for an intra-district transfer from Los Altos to Mountain View High for next school year has been extended to January 8, 2018 (previous deadline was 12/8/17).

For the 2018-2019 school year, the open enrollment transfer capacity for intra-district transfers at Mountain View High School will be no more than 78 students. No intra-district transfers will be accepted for students requesting to transfer from Mountain View High to Los Altos High at this point.

Students and parents interested in an intra-district transfer should complete and submit the forms by 4pm on Monday, January 8, 2018. Families will be notified in January 2018.

You can read more about MVLA High School District’s updated board policy (5116.1) online.


12/13 Strings/Dance Concert 7PM @ Auditorium

12/14 Choir Concert 7:00 PM @ Auditorium

12/18 – 1/2 December Break – No school



Spartans Holiday and Winter Break Basketball Camps copy.pdf 

Living Classroom.pdf 

Mountain View Whisman School District

Graham Middle School
1175 Castro Street
Mountain View, CA 94040
(650) 526-3570