1281 Redmond Avenue, San Jose, CA 95120 Phone (408) 997-4846
Facility License-430702694


Shepherd of the Valley Preschool

School Year 2020-2021



Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year at Shepherd of the Valley Preschool!  We are so excited to have your child at our school. We are committed to providing an environment that will give your child every opportunity to develop to their greatest potential.   The following information should assist in helping you become more acclimated with our school.  As always, please feel free to let us know if you have any questions.


Dress Code

Please dress your child in clothing that is appropriate for preschool.  This includes clothing that can get dirty as a result of painting and gardening.  Please have your child wear closed toe shoes to school and girls should wear shorts under their dresses.  



Please drive on and off campus slowly.  Children sometimes get away from parents in the parking lot and are hard to see if an adult is not at their side.  We also have several families that walk to school, so when entering, and leaving the driveways, please do so with caution.


Sign in/out

All students need to be signed in and out daily.  We use an electronic system called Procare.  Each authorized person will be given their own code to sign in with.  Sign in may also be used on your phone with the GPS tracker when you are on school campus or by scanning the QR code on the ipads.


Tuition Drop Envelope

Tuition is due on the first of each month.  For your convenience we have a tuition payment envelope in the hallway across from the Library area.  The envelope is marked "Tuition".  Simply Giving auto payments are also available.  You may sign up for auto pay in the office.


Scholastic Book Orders/Library

During the year we will be offering Scholastic Book Orders.  Orders may be placed online or given to your teacher.  The book delivery will be placed in your child’s cubby. Students are welcome to enjoy the books in our school library.  Book bags are hung on a hook in the hallway.  Please help yourself to our books and return them to the return crate when you are done. Please keep the books no longer than one week.  Enjoy reading with your child!


SOTV T-Shirts, Sweatshirts & Tote Bags

Each new child will receive a SOTV shirt from their teacher at their home visit.  If you would like to purchase additional shirts for your child to wear to school you may do so in the office or outside on the first day of school. You will receive a tote bag on the first day of school to use for show and tell. Additional T-shirts and Tote bags cost $7.00 and Sweatshirts cost $10.



Our fundraisers are designed to give our families and community an opportunity to be involved in our school, participation is optional.  The fundraisers we participate in are the Scholastic Book Fair and a Dinner Night Out.



Our monthly newsletter will be sent out by email at the beginning of each month.  Please keep the office informed if you have a change to your email.


Breakfast Bunch

You may bring your child early to their class where they will have time to play and have devotions before class starts.  Please sign up with your child’s teacher.  The tuition is 2.00 per 15 minutes. 



Extended Program

Our Extended Program is an extension to our school day.  The Extended Program consists of lunch, rest, curriculum, and play. Children will bring their own lunch to the program. Pick up from the program is at 2:45 pm.

ExtendedProgram Drop in

You may sign up for our extended program on a drop in basis if space is available.  Drop in rates are $30.00 from 11:45 to 2:45.  Please check with the office on space availability to register.


Parent Participation

Due to health restrictions we will not be having in classroom volunteers but we would love extra hands cleaning toys and we also have may take home projects to work on. Please see your child’s teacher to see how you may be able to help your child’s classroom.



Birthday’s will be celebrated in class.  You are welcome to bring in a store bought food item or small toy for the children in class.  We will give your child a bday crown, sing for them, and celebrate how special they are on their bday!



Portrait opportunities are available in the fall and spring.  Pre-Kindergarten and Junior Kindergarten classes will be photographed in a cap and gown for graduation in the spring.  The portraits are an opportunity for you to have your child’s photo if you choose.  Siblings are also welcome to be photographed.


Exterior Doors/Visitors

To ensure the safety of our children our exterior doors will be locked during the day. We will unlock them at drop off and pick up times.  If you have a need to pick up your child early or are arriving late please come to the office.



While our students are on our playground they are supervised by our staff.  Licensing requires our staff members to be on the playground at all times while children are at play.  Therefore, our playground needs to be closed for recreational play after or before school.  We encourage our families to make play dates at one of our nearby parks. 


Emergency Phone Numbers

In the event of an emergency and our phone system is down, you may contact us on our cell phones. 

Tania Kennedy- (408) 204-4049 or Lori Petrehn- (408) 679-0623


Web Site

Please visit our web site at www.shepherdofthevalleypreschool.com 


Thank you again for choosing Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Preschool.  It is our honor and pleasure to be serving your family.  May God bless you throughout this school year!


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