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Valley Community School District - Administration

Duane Willhite
dwillhite@nfv.k12.ia.us

nfvnav.blogspot.com

Twitter - @duanewillhite
 Superintendent
 Melissa Fettkether
mfettkether@nfv.k12.ia.us
  Business Manager/ Facilities Director
 Betsy Nefzger
bnefzger@nfv.k12.ia.us
  Curriculum Director
Carole Nading
cnading@nfv.k12.ia.us
 Board Secretary/ Transportation Director
Valley Administration Office
23493 Canoe Rd
Elgin, IA 52141

Phone - (563) 426-5501
Fax - (563) 426-5502

Valley Elementary Office
23493 Canoe Road
Elgin, IA 52141

Phone - 563-426-5891
 



North Fayette Valley Middle School Office
23493 Canoe Road
Elgin, IA 52141

Phone - 563-426-5551



Who are we! NFV Tigerhawks

Valley Elementary, North Fayette Elementary, North Fayette Valley Middle School and North Fayette Valley High School

Valley Community School District enrolls approximately 390 students located in Elgin, IA. North Fayette Community School District enrolls approximately 870 students with centers in West Union and Fayette, Iowa. North Fayette and Valley benefit from strong community support and both districts have a high expectation for student achievement. The districts are focusing on implementation of the Iowa Core Curriculum through Professional Learning Communities and is advancing its infrastructure for integration of technology tools at all grade levels.

 Valley Community School District and North Fayette Community School District also whole grade share with 7th – 12th graders. North Fayette Valley middle school (7th and 8th grade) is located on the Elgin Campus serves grades 7-8 with a full range of activities and academic opportunities. North Fayette Valley High School (9th – 12th grade) is located on the West Union Campus where the school boasts on excellent facilities with newly renovated athletic fields and a state of the art Performing Arts Center.

Valley Community School’s District office and PK – 8th grade is located in the rural community of Elgin, IA, nested between the expanding communities of Clermont and Elgin, IA. North Fayette Community’s District offices and the 9-12 High School are located in the progressive community of West Union, Iowa in the heart of picturesque Northeast Iowa. North Fayette Elementary schools are located in West Union and Fayette. The elementary aslo  includes a Pre-K program and partnerships in all communities.

 

Valley Community School District

Board of Education

  

                                     

Stacy Cummings

stacyrcummings@gmail.com

 

Dawn Daughton

dawn_daughton@yahoo.com

 

Stephanie Hermen

shermen02@hotmail.com

 

Mark Howard

mbhoward@alpinecom.net

 

Eileen Schlawin

eileenschlawin@yahoo.com

The Valley Community School District and North Fayette Community School District are in a whole grade sharing agreement.  To see open positions in each district click the links below.

 

Valley Community School District - at the bottom of this page  find a link to our employment applications in both pdf and word formats .

 

  

North Fayette Community School District 

 

 

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER

 It is the policy of the Valley Community Schools not to discriminate in its educational program, activities or employment policies or procedures as required by Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Areas of nondiscrimination include, but are not limited to age, color, creed, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, physical attributes, or religion.
Inquiries regarding VCSD compliance with pertinent federal law in regard to employment should be directed to:


Superintendent, EEO/Affirmative Action Coordinator
Valley Community School
23493 Canoe Road
Elgin, IA 52141
Phone: (563) 426-5501

 

 

 

 

 

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16-17 Registration Forms 

 

 This information is for Valley Elementary and NFV MS 

 

Click To access PaySchools to electronically pay registration and/or pay for lunch 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

Registration Information For Valley Elementary and NFV MS Students 15-16

 

- We will be having registration at the times below -

   

 Wednesday, July 29 NFV MS Multi              Noon to 7 pm

  Thursday, July 30 NFV MS Multi                  10 am to 5 pm

Monday, August 3 NFV HS Library               Noon to 7 pm

 Tuesday, August 4 NFV HS Library               10 am to 5 pm

 

 The first day of classes for the 2015-16 school year will be Monday, August 24th 

 

 

 

 

Click To access PaySchools to electronically pay registration and/or pay for lunch  

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 14-15 Registration Information

 

Click To access PaySchools to electronically pay registration and/or pay for lunch 

 

Who are we!

 

NFV Tigerhawks

 
Valley Elementary, North Fayette Elementary, North Fayette Valley Middle School and North Fayette Valley High School
Valley Community School District enrolls approximately 390 students located in Elgin, IA. North Fayette Community School District enrolls approximately 870 students with centers in West Union and Fayette, Iowa. North Fayette and Valley benefit from strong community support and both districts have a high expectation for student achievement. The districts are focusing on implementation of the Iowa Core Curriculum through Professional Learning Communities and is advancing its infrastructure for integration of technology tools at all grade levels. 

 
Valley Community School District and North Fayette Community School District also whole grade share with 7th – 12th graders. North Fayette Valley middle school (7th and 8th grade) is located on the Elgin Campus serves grades 7-8 with a full range of activities and academic opportunities. North Fayette Valley High School (9th – 12th grade) is located on the West Union Campus where the school boasts on excellent facilities with newly renovated athletic fields and a state of the art Performing Arts Center.

 
Valley Community School’s District office and PK – 8th grade is located in the rural community of Elgin, IA, nested between the expanding communities of Clermont and Elgin, IA. North Fayette Community’s District offices and the 9-12 High School are located in the progressive community of West Union, Iowa in the heart of picturesque Northeast Iowa. North Fayette Elementary schools are located in West Union and Fayette. The elementary aslo  includes a Pre-K program and partnerships in all communities.

The following link to the Homeless Information brochure provides further information as to who is considered homeless and what educational rights are to be provided according to Chaper 33, Education for Homeless, Iowa Administrative Code.

Every Iowa public school district is required to have a liaison for homeless students.

Local Homeless Liaison
Betsy Nefzger
Curriculum Director
bnefzger@nfv.k12.ia.us
563-426-5891 ext. 317

State Coordinator for Homeless Education
Sandy Johnson
Iowa Department of Education
Email State Coordinator for Homeless Education
515-281-3965

National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE)
NCHE is a technical assistance center in support of the homeless education community nationwide.  NCHE is funded through the U.S. Department of Education and is housed at the SERVE Center at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
http://www.serve.org/nche
Toll-free Helpline: 800-308-2145

Equity Coordinator

It is the policy of the Valley Community School District not to illegally discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices.  There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination.  If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact the district's Equity Coordinator.

Duane Willhite

Superintendent

23493 Canoe Rd

Elgin, IA 52141

563-426-5501 ext. 601

dwillhite@nfv.k12.ia.us

VALLEY COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT

Iowa Code 279.63

 

 

The Valley Community School District’s Financial Report Card may be accessed through the Iowa Department of Education’s website.

http://reports.educateiowa.gov/Home

 

 

 Audits and financial reports for the Valley Community School District may be viewed at:

https://auditor.iowa.gov/audit-reports

 

 

 

Health Insurance Information

2015-2016 School Year

Monthly Premium

% Paid by District (Administrator)

% Paid by Administrator

% Paid by District (Teacher)

% Paid by Teacher

$388-Single

100%

0%

100%

0%

$585-Single

100%

0%

90%

10%

$618-Single

100%

0%

85%

15%

$582-Additional Family Premium

100%

0%

24%

76%

$875-Additional Family Premium

100%

0%

0%

100%

$928-Additional Family Premium

100%

0%

0%

100%

 



Registration Dates for the 2016/2017 School Year
North Fayette Valley HS, West Union & Fayette Elementary

Dates, Locations, & Hours:  
      
Tuesday August 2nd     NFV MS Multi  Elgin     Noon to 7 pm

Wednesday, August 3rd     NFV HS Library  West Union     Noon to 7 pm

Thursday, August 4th     NFV HS Library  West Union     10 am to 5 pm


First day of classes - Wednesday, August 24.  

Back to School Night at NFV High School will be Monday, August 22nd, 5:30 pm until 8:00 pm.

Intake Conferences for West Union and Fayette Elementary will be Thursday, August 18 and Friday August 19th.

Parent Led Intake Conference Survey

West Union Elementary Sign Up

Fayette Elementary Sign Up
 

* Make sure registration is completed by Friday, August 19th.

 

Registration Information For North Fayette Valley High School, West Union and Fayette Elementary Students

 

 

Employee Information & Forms

Select the form you would like below.

Who we are!

North Fayette Community School District enrolls approximately 830 students with centers in West Union and Fayette, Iowa. North Fayette benefits from strong community support and the district has high expectations for student achievement. The district is focusing on implementation of the Iowa Core Curriculum through Professional Learning Communities and is advancing its infrastructure for integration of technology tools at all grade levels.

North Fayette CSD is in a Whole Grade Sharing agreement with Valley CSD.  The sharing agreement sends grades 7-8 to Valley and 9-12 to North Fayette.  District offices and the 9-12 North Fayette Valley High School are located in the progressive community of West Union, Iowa in the heart of picturesque Northeast Iowa. The school boasts excellent facilities with newly renovated athletic fields and a state of the art Performing Arts Center. North Fayette Valley Middle School is located in rural Elgin and serves grades 7-8 with a full range of activities and academic opportunities. Elementary schools are located in West Union and Fayette and include Pre-K program partnerships in all communities.

Valley Community School's District office and PK - 8th grade is located in the rural community of Elgin, IA, nested between the expanding communities of Clermont and Elgin, IA.

North Fayette Community Schools are searching for quality applicants for the following positions. For questions on these positions, you may contact the district at 563-422-3851(NFCSD), 563-426-5501 (VCSD) or refer to the TeachIowa.gov website.

Transportation

Transportation

100 Series - School District

Financial Reports

200 Series - Board of Directors

Job Openings

The North Fayette Community School District and Valley Community School District are in a whole grade sharing agreement. To see open positions in each district click the links below.


North Fayette Community School District 

 

Valley Community School District 

  

Teaching Positions --


Classified Positions --



Coaching Positions --

OUR MISSION

The mission of the North Fayette Schools is to work cooperatively to create a safe learning environment which fosters in all students a sense of self discipline, positive self esteem, accountability, responsibility and respect. The result will encourage life long skills, so that students may become contributors in a global society.

300 Series - Administration

NORTH FAYETTE STUDENT LEARNING GOALS

Students exiting from the North Fayette Community School District will demonstrate a core basic knowledge in order to be: • Creative thinkers who develop and use a variety of resources to identify, assess, integrate, and apply a basic core of knowledge to effectively make decisions and solve problems. • Self-directed learners who set priorities, establish goals, and take responsibility for pursuing and evaluating those goals in an ever-changing society. • Active citizens who take the initiative to contribute time, energy, and talent to improve the quality of life for themselves and others in their local, national, and global environments. This will be reflected in respect for themselves, others, and property. • Effective communicators who receive information in a variety of forms and present information in various ways to a wide range of audiences. • Quality producers who create innovative, artistic, and practical products that reflect originality, high standards, and the use of appropriate technologies. • Collaborative workers who use effective group skills to manage interpersonal relationships within diverse settings.

400 Series - Employees

TeachIowa Website

500 Series - Students

The next regular board meeting will be September 14th in the HS Library at 5:30 pm

600 Series - Educational Program

700 Series - Non-Instructional Operations and Business Services

800 Series - Buildings and Sites

900 Series - Community Relations

Employee Information & Forms

NFV Faculty Handbook 2016-17

Co-Systems Online

Username: North Fayette

Password: North Fayette

Capital letters and spaces are important!

Julie Ahrens

Julie Ahrens

I have been honored to be a part of the North Fayette school board for the past five years and I look forward to serving the North Fayette Valley schools. I am so pleased with the way the partnerships have been working with Whole Grade Sharing. I am proud we are able to offer the additional programs to our students to prepare them for "life after high school." I am proud to be a TigerHawk!

The following link to the Homeless Information brochure provides further information as to who is considered homeless and what educational rights are to be provided according to Chaper 33, Education for Homeless, Iowa Administrative Code.

Every Iowa public school district is required to have a liaison for homeless students.

Local Homeless Liaison
Stephanie Wagner
School Nurse
swagner@nfv.k12.ia.us
563-422-3853 x256

State Coordinator for Homeless Education
Sandy Johnson
Iowa Department of Education
Email State Coordinator for Homeless Education
515-281-3965

National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE)
NCHE is a technical assistance center in support of the homeless education community nationwide.  NCHE is funded through the U.S. Department of Education and is housed at the SERVE Center at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
http://www.serve.org/nche
Toll-free Helpline: 800-308-2145

Equity Coordinator

It is the policy of the North Fayette Community School District not to illegally discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices.  There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination.  If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact the district's Equity Coordinator.

Stephanie Wagner
School Nurse/Equity Coordinator
600 N Pine St
West Union. IA  52175
563-422-3853 x 256
swagner@nfv.k12.ia.us

2014-15 NFV Insurance Forms

Insurance Forms & Information

School Nickname

TigerHawks.  Like the selection of the school colors, an ad hoc committee of students from North Fayette and Valley worked through nearly 50 suggestions from the communities.  TigerHawks rose to the top through the balloting process, and thus North Fayette Valley became the second school in Iowa to have that nickname.  The nickname pays homage to the Tigers of Valley and the Hawks of North Fayette, and to recognize the history, it was decided to capitalize both the T and the H.

School Colors

Black, Columbia blue, and silver are the school colors.  They were selected by a vote of high school students in grades 9-11 from both Valley and North Fayette.  An ad hoc committee of students worked through a process to select three-color combinations for the students to choose from.  A somewhat arduous task eventually resulted in a unique color combination that is distinct and provides a unique look for the students that represent North Fayette Valley.  At the time they were adopted, no other school in Iowa had this color combination, providing the new school with a strong identify.  For purposes of consistency in production of articles in the school colors, the official colors are black, Pantone 292 (Columbia blue), and Pantone Cool Gray 6c (silver).

School Mascot and Logos

School Mascot and Logos

Bill Bollman, North Fayette High School graduate and professional graphic artist from Cedar Rapids, submitted winning mascot.  The mythical creature –  TigerHawk – is a combination of a tiger, the Valley mascot, and a hawk, the mascot from North Fayette.  The most common mascot used is predominately Columbia blue with black stripes.  Other combinations are used as well.

Josh Peterson, also a North Fayette graduate and professional graphic artist from Waverly, submitted the linked NFV that is used to designate our school in a number of different ways.  It is most often seen in Columbia blue, but is also used in the other school colors.

School Song

School Song

Spirit of NFV was composed by 1980 Valley High School graduate Al Greener in 2013 and contributed to North Fayette Valley High School in its first year of whole grade sharing.  Greener serves as the Director of the University of Louisville Pep Bands, where he also composed their fight song All Hail, U of L.  Greener debuted the new school song when he was a guest at Valley’s final athletic banquet.  He returned September 2013 for the inaugural NFVHS football game to rehearse with the marching band and conduct them the first time the song was played for North Fayette Valley High School.  From its inception, the TigerHawk football team has sung the song to the fans at the end of each game, and the seniors have sung it as part of their graduation ceremony. 

School Crest

School Crest

The school crest was designed to represent the various aspects of North Fayette Valley High School and serves primarily as the official symbol and seal for the school.  The Latin motto translates to Think. Work. Achieve.

Playground items

Playground items

Playground item for sale. Caterpillar. $400

Call Vicki Gamm at the District Office for information

563-422-3853

Adequate Yearly Progress

Jim Clausen

Jim Clausen

Iowa Core Essential Concepts and Skills

Iowa Core Concepts

Roy Guenther, President

Roy Guenther, President

Iowa Core Questions and Answers

Iowa Department of Education

John Michael

John Michael

New DE Iowa Core Website

Karen Michelson, Vice President

Karen Michelson, Vice President

Board Minutes

District Developed Service Delivery Plan

TSA- Tax Sheltered Annuity

Carolyn Roys

Carolyn Roys

Iowa Core Curriculum

Leadership Presentation

Mark Rue

Mark Rue

Born 1967 in St. Louis, Mo.

Graduated 1989 Missouri State University – B.A.  Agriculture Business

Married : Andrea  (10 years)  kids :  Alexis -19, Colton -16, Baylee- 8

Work history : DeKalb Swine Breeders

                             Tyson Foods

                             Purina Mills, Inc.

                            National Ag Statistics Service

       Currently   Iowa Dept. of Agriculture

NFV School Improvement Site

MISIC Curriculum Manager

NFV Facilities Use Calendar

Software Unlimited Weblink

Software Unlimited Weblink

2016 Board Minutes

2015 Board Minutes

Teacher Quality Form

2014 Board Minutes

2013 Board Minutes

2012 Board Minutes

2011 Board Minutes

2010 Board Minutes

2009 Board Minutes

Equal Education Opportunity

The board will not discriminate in its educational activities on the basis of: race, color, national origin, gender, disability, age, religion, creed, sexual orientation and gender identity.

The board requires all persons, agencies vendors, contractors and other persons and organizations doing business with or performing services for the district to subscribe to all applicable federal and state laws, executive orders, rules and regulations pertaining to contract compliance and equal opportunity.

The board is committed to the policy that no otherwise qualified person will be excluded from employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, age, religion, creed, sexual orientation and gender identity. Further, the board affirms the right of all students and staff to be treated with respect and to be protected from intimidation, discrimination, physical harm and harassment.

Equal Education Opportunity

The board will not discriminate in its educational activities on the basis of: race, color, national origin, gender, disability, age, religion, creed, sexual orientation and gender identity.

The board requires all persons, agencies vendors, contractors and other persons and organizations doing business with or performing services for the district to subscribe to all applicable federal and state laws, executive orders, rules and regulations pertaining to contract compliance and equal opportunity.

The board is committed to the policy that no otherwise qualified person will be excluded from employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, age, religion, creed, sexual orientation and gender identity. Further, the board affirms the right of all students and staff to be treated with respect and to be protected from intimidation, discrimination, physical harm and harassment.

Equal Education Opportunity

The board will not discriminate in its educational activities on the basis of: race, color, national origin, gender, disability, age, religion, creed, sexual orientation and gender identity.

The board requires all persons, agencies vendors, contractors and other persons and organizations doing business with or performing services for the district to subscribe to all applicable federal and state laws, executive orders, rules and regulations pertaining to contract compliance and equal opportunity.

The board is committed to the policy that no otherwise qualified person will be excluded from employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, age, religion, creed, sexual orientation and gender identity. Further, the board affirms the right of all students and staff to be treated with respect and to be protected from intimidation, discrimination, physical harm and harassment.

2008 Board Minutes

School District Philosophy

Equal Education Opportunity

The board will not discriminate in its educational activities on the basis of: race, color, national origin, gender, disability, age, religion, creed, sexual orientation and gender identity.

The board requires all persons, agencies vendors, contractors and other persons and organizations doing business with or performing services for the district to subscribe to all applicable federal and state laws, executive orders, rules and regulations pertaining to contract compliance and equal opportunity.

The board is committed to the policy that no otherwise qualified person will be excluded from employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, age, religion, creed, sexual orientation and gender identity. Further, the board affirms the right of all students and staff to be treated with respect and to be protected from intimidation, discrimination, physical harm and harassment.

Address

600 N. Pine St.
PO Box 73
West Union, IA 52175