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Celebrating Positive Behavior

Teaching and encouraging good behavior with Positive Behavioral Intervention Supports

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Educational Partners for All Students

The Peninsula Education Foundation

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Family Values

Rancho Vista PIcnic Lunch

Students return to school.

Back for Another Great School Year

Classes begin for 2018-19

Safety Training Day

Safety Training With the Experts

Kicking off the year with district wide safety meeting

Suicide Prevention Training for Staff

Mental Health Matters

Suicide Prevention Training for Staff

High school students collaborating.


High school students kick off the new semester.

Music teachers demonstrate instruments to students.

Making Music

Elementary Music Program at Every School

Student leadership team.

Student Leaders

Intermediate school student WEB leadership team

Girls volleyball game

Athletes Back in Action

High school fall sports teams are in season

Principal shakes hands with student.

Making New Friends

Principal Michele Marcus  welcomes students

Students watering the school garden

Gardens of Learning

Montemalaga students working together in the school garden.

Students pose for picture in photo wall at Rancho Vista World Fair

Learning About Global Diversity

Students at Rancho Vista World Fair

Students Competing at High School Surfing Championships

Scholars and Athletes

State High School Surfing Championships

Students peforming in PVHS' Little Shop of Horrors

Amazing Talent

PVHS and PVPHS High School Drama Departments

Students holding PEF signs at Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk

Thanks for Supporting PVPUSD Schools

Skechers Pier to Pier Walk

Adult and child holding hands.

PVPUSD Expands Counseling Services

District Announces Additional Resources Read More.

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Welcome Military Families

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Healthy Pathways and Support
It’s impossible to read the news recently without feeling a need to help our kids discover healthy pathways to reach their goals in an increasingly complex world.  In high-achieving communities, our students are increasingly aware of their strengths, weaknesses, and ability to compete for admission to the most competitive colleges and universities.  While our school district has forged a stellar national reputation for preparing our students academically, we must be mindful and vigilant about protecting our students with social and emotional supports and helping more students to realize their full potential.
Many of our residents are aware that our students routinely account for nearly 2,000 Advanced Placement (AP) exams each year and over 80% of our graduates complete the challenging requirements necessary to gain eligibility to the University of California system.  Most people are less aware of our Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) that addresses the needs of all students, including an investment in mental health.
The LCAP addresses criteria defined by the California Department of Education (CDE) through the lens of local governance and stakeholder input.  Our plan addresses the needs of special education students, English Language Learners (ELL), first generation college students, low-wealth families, Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) students, foster youth, and dives deep into the areas of Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (PBIS), and personal well-being.
Our Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District is known for academic excellence, rigorous curriculum, robust math and science programs, and a community built by engineers and entrepreneurs.  Those pillars will remain intact and our school system will continue to produce students capable of changing the world in positive and powerful ways. 
It is our aspirational goal to increase the breadth of our success through purposeful recruitment of students into engaging programs and courses, targeting interventions, and developing healthy habits and supports for all students.  The road to World Class has no finish line.  I would encourage our parents and community to explore our work with the LCAP and social and emotional supports.  Please share your thoughts and insights with us to help identify the next right answers for PVPUSD.
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News, Updates and Process
The Board of Education has announced the selection of Dr. Alex Cherniss as the next Superintendent to lead the District. The press release can be viewed at:  An overview of the search process is also available at:
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