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Welcome to the 2017-18 School year.  I look forward to working with you and your  child.


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End of semester

Friday May 19 is that last day to turn in any work that was missed and has yet to be turned in as well as any test that was missed must be made up by 5/19.  We must start working on final semester grades because they need to be done the following week. 

Final chance!

Any student with an "F" can stay on assigned date to work or make-up a(an)  assignment(s) missed for 2nd quarter for PARTIAL credit.  You will need to check board or homework site for date.  All sessions will be from 3-4 pm, unless noted otherwise.  
This week the date is Tuesday, May 2.  You must be in class immediately upon the end of the day and know what it is you are working on.
The date for this week is Friday May 12.  Make sure you know in advance what you are making up.  Check your student portal.    
This is the last week for those with an "F" to make up any work.   This week you can stay as follows:
Monday May 15, from 3-3:30 pm
Tuesday. May 16  and Thursday May 18 from 3 - 4 pm.

Thursday's After school Tutoring

Due to a meeting I must attend on Thurs. 3/9, the after school tutoring has been moved to Friday 3/10 at 3 pm.

Final Chance for Quiz make-ups

Last opportunity to make up the tests for the final chapters of the novel before grades are due.  If you missed quizzes for chapters 9, 10, 11,12,13, 14, 15, or 16 of The Clay Marble, you must stay after school on Thursday 12/8.  Please know what chapters you will be making up and arrive by 3:05 pm.

Make-up tests

Any student that has missed any test or quizzes from  the last week and this week, Nov. 21- 29, must make-up the test on Thurs 12/1. at 3pm.

Make up tests

Make up tests for The Clay Marble Vocabulary Test  or for any quizzes from Chapters 1, 2 or 3  of the novel will be given on Tuesday, November 22 at 3 pm.

Parent Conferences

On Thursday, October 27th 2016, Parent Conferences will be held from 1:00-3:00 pm, by appointment only and from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. no appointment necessary. If you would like to make an appointment you may call the office or email me.  
If you are not able to attend parent conference day please feel free to check the parent portal to get your child’s current grades. 

Back-to-School Night

Sorry for any inconvenience, but I would like to inform you that I will not be available for Back-to-School night this coming Thursday. Sept 1,  from 5-7pm.  I must attend Back-to-School for my own children.   I have sent a letter home tonight with your child with this information and key points regarding the class.    However, if you still have questions, I will be here on Friday Sept 1 from 12 -2 in order to meet you and answer any questions you might have or if you can't make it please feel free to email me at avalenzuela@erusd.org or call me at 562-801-5088.  I would be more than happy to answer your questions.  

Good evening, 
Since our return from Spring Break, we have not been able to access the school internet or emails.  If you have sent me an email, please be advised that I have not had access to it and will respond as soon as  the problem is corrected.  You can also send me a note with your child.   
                                                                    Respectfully, Mrs Valenzuela


Students who are absent must check on the Rivera Middle School website, with peers or with Mrs.Valenzuela after school upon return, to get information on what was missed in class including homework. It is the student’s responsibility to request any missed work.  Students with an excused absence will get the same number of days to make up the work that they missed.    It is the students responsibility to complete the work and turn it in.     Students may submit late work, however they can only receive up to 50% of graded score, if turned in within one week of due date.

2nd Semester

New semester has started.  It will go by very quickly.  Make sure you are prepared everyday to learn.  You need to make sure you have all your materials and homework/assignments each day.   Just a reminder make sure you have the following items to help you: Agenda,  loose leaf paper, binder, pencils, colored pens, and highlighters.

Students that need to make up or re-take a test must come on Thursday 12/3 after school from 3-3:30 to take them if you wish to receive credit this semester. 

Make-up work

Students with a "D" or "F", if  you would like to see if there is any work that you can make-up, you must see Mrs. Valenzuela by 11/24 at 3:30 pm.    Any late work must be submitted no later than by the end of the school day on 12/4.