At Miwok Valley we have a talented and experienced staff that allows us to implement an EL Education model in our instructional program. Our program emphasizes deep learning, where students and teachers engage with big ideas over an extended course of study. Many subjects are integrated into a project to build complexity of understanding, with a focus on Mastery of Knowledge and Skills, Character, and High Quality Student Work.
In 2016 Miwok Valley was named a Top Five Sonoma County 50/50/50 School for Academic Achievement in Literacy (at least 50% English Learners/ 50% Latino students/ 50% Free and Reduced Lunch recipients).
Other Miwok Valley accomplishments include:
A complete modernization of the Miwok Valley campus
Increasing our Music program by 600% to include TK-6th grades.
Increasing our Counseling Services by 100%
Increasing our Reading Intervention program by 80%
Attaining a rate of 40% Proficient in English with our English Learners
Implementing new Math Curriculum (Bridges and CPM)
Implementing a new instructional framework (EL Education)
Creating new cultural programming and events (Latino Heritage Day)
Receiving multiple grants in support of various programs and projects such as Literacy, Performing Arts, 6th Grade Camp, and our Miwok Valley Garden.
Miwok Valley Teachers, Students, Parents, and Staff are engaged in promoting a positive school climate and a safe learning space for all. We use our Student Expectations Matrix, the Toolbox program, the Stop Bullying Speak Up program, and the Behavior Interventions Map to address the needs of our students and maintain consistent standards for all children. We encourage you to be active in your child's life inside and outside of school so you can support them in their positive social-emotional and academic growth.
At Miwok Valley we implement an Expeditionary Learning model in our instructional program- the only such program in Sonoma County! We partner with EL Education, a proven not-for-profit educational services organization. EL Education was born from a partnership between the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Outward Bound. Our focus at Miwok Valley is on:
Mastery of Knowledge and Skills, Character, and High Quality Student Work.
Our instructional program emphasizes deep learning, where students and teachers engage with big ideas over an extended course of study. Many subjects are integrated into a project to build complexity of understanding.
Please watch a video from EL Education to learn more: Who Am I? An EL Education Video
The Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) is a three-year plan for the upcoming school year and the two years that follow. An Annual Update is required for the LCAP, with a review of progress made for each stated goal in the current school year. The update assesses the effectiveness of actions and services provided, and describes the proposed strategic changes and priorities for the next three years of the plan. Each school site forms a team of Teachers, Classified Staff, and Parents to review the progress and goals. Please contact Brett Wilson, Principal of Miwok Valley Language Academy, if you would like more information on the LCAP process or are interested in participating.
Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten Registration for the 2016-2017 school year is here! All schools in the OAUSD have opened Kindergarten registration as of January 11, 2016 at the school of residence. When registering, parents will need to bring the child’s original birth certificate, immunization records, and proof of residence. If you have any questions please contact the Miwok Valley Office at 707-765-4304. School Tours are made by appoinment only and are scheduled for Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays at 8:30 am. Please call the number above to make an appointment or come in person to Miwok Valley Language Academy Charter located at 1010 St. Francis Drive in Petaluma. The Old Adobe Union School District TK/K Information Night will be held Wednesday, January 20th at 6:30 pm at La Tercera Elementary, 1600 Albin Way Petaluma. The Miwok Valley TK/K Information Night will be held on Tuesday, January 26th from 6:30-7:30 pm at Miwok Valley. Thank you for your interest in our programs!