VLSD Health & Safety Video



Frequently Asked Questions

What documents are required for registration?

- Child's birth certificate
- Child's immunization records
- Dental screening
- Family's proof of residence (ex. utility bill or rent receipt)
- Parent/Guardian ID
- Complete VLSD parent packet information and English Language Survey (available online)

How does New Temple communicate with parents?

- Email
- Automated phone calls
- District/school website
- District newsletter
- School office
- School marquee

What age does my child have to be when registering him/her for Kindergarten?

Students shall enter kindergarten in the fall if they will be five years of age on or before September 1, 2021. (CA Ed Code Section 48000[a]) 

Are uniforms required?

Yes, uniforms are required to be worn by all students on campus. Please refer to VLSD Annual Notification of Parents' Rights for details. 

What will my child be doing at school?

Our goal is help kindergarten students adapt to life in a school setting. Teachers use whole group and small group settings where students can learn and interact with one another. Our curriculum focuses on social-emotional development, character education, literacy and language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. 

Will I be able to volunteer and/or observe in my child's classroom?

Due to the health and safety concerns surrounding COVID-19, we are unable to allow parent volunteers or observers on campus for the time being. We follow the LA County Department of Public Health's guidelines and will update our policy when it has been deemed safe to do so.

Do you have parent-teacher conferences?

Yes. Parent-teacher conferences will be scheduled for each student to discuss your child's progress. You may also request a conference with the Principal at any time. 

What happens if my child gets sick?

One of our office staff will call parent/guardian or Emergency Contacts so that your child can be picked up from the office as soon as possible.

How will technology be used in the classroom?

Technology is utilized by students and teachers, alike. Teachers use technology as learning tools and a means of communication with parents. It is important for our Kinder students to be exposed to and learn how to appropriately use technology that they will be utilizing in subsequent grade levels, such as Chromebooks, tablets, and computers. This exposure will equip them with the necessary tech skills to be successful in their education. 

How is New Temple preventing the spread of COVID-19?

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, New Temple followed strict practices for health and safety that met or exceeded state and local standards. New Temple follows health and safety protocols based upon recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), California Department of Public Health (CADPH) and the LA County Department of Public Health (LACDPH). Please watch our health and safety video above for more information. 


New Temple Elementary

11033 E Central Ave
South El Monte, CA, 91733, US

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