New Opportunities for 3rd and 4th Graders 



This year, we are introducing the new EARLY START Program. For those of you who have not heard, the EARLY START Program will begin at all of our elementary schools this fall.


This program will allow 3rd and 4th grade students to sign up to ride the secondary bus (which runs earlier) to be shuttled to their elementary school at 8:00 a.m. to do one of the following:


1. Enroll in their choice of 20+ Rosetta Stone language courses through the West Valley Virtual Academy—costs will be paid by the District. This does require a commitment to participate every day.


Language choices include: 

Spanish (Latin America), French, Italian, German, Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Dari, Dutch, English (British), Filipino (Tagalog), Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Irish, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Pashto, Persian (Farsi), Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Spanish (Spain), Swahili, Swedish, Turkish, Urdu, and Vietnamese.


2. Participate in Mathematics and/or Reading enrichment or remediation through our Ready Math and Ready Reading online program.


3. Participate in English Language Learning through our Imagine Learning online program.


A teacher at each elementary school will staff the EARLY START Program for the time period prior to the normal start time. 3rd and 4th grade students will have 1:1 access to Chromebooks for online learning. This program is possible due to some revenue that the District has made from our West Valley Virtual Academy, hosting students throughout Washington State.



Please let me know if you have any questions. 

Mike Brophy

Posted by WVSD On 31 August, 2017 at 12:23 PM