About Surprise Valley Elementary

Surprise Valley Elementary School is located in the ranching community of Surprise Valley California (Modoc County). We serve the communities of Fort Bidwell, Lake City, Cedarville, and Eagleville. We are a K-7 school. Because we are a small community, we are able to keep class sizes small. Our campus is home to eight classrooms, including a resource classroom that is staffed all day. In addition, we have a gym, a computer room/library, which contains 20 computers and over 2000 books. Each classroom houses three computers and each student grades 4-7 are assigned their own Ipad. Kindergarten and 1st grade also have one-to-one iPads. Grades 2nd and 3rd have iPad centers. We work with Modoc County Office of Education to provide a speech therapist, a school psychologist and professional development. The district operates the Surprise Valley Child Care Center on site for children birth to five. In addition, we also have an on-site morning preschool which is run by the County Office of Education and serves children ages 3-5. SVES offers SEALS after school program for all of our students. Our Booster Club operates elementary level basketball, and volleyball. Community sports include baseball and soccer. Our goals are to continually provide a high quality of teaching that addresses the Common Core State Standards and supports all students. We take pride in allocating district/site resources so optimal learning takes place and students become successful citizens and possess the skills to fulfill their dreams.

Vision Statement for Surprise Valley Joint Unified School District: “CULTIVATING responsible learners and citizens through ACTIVE student, family, and community ENGAGEMENT”.

Mission Statement for Surprise Valley Joint Unified School District: The Surprise Valley Joint Unified School District, in partnership with families and communities is committed to:

 Embracing diversity and value of our small community;
 Nurturing a safe, healthy school environment;
 Cultivating self-directed, respectful, confident, productive students;
 Fostering creative expression, critical thinking, meaningful collaboration, effective communication, and technological literacy;
 Implementing rigorous standards of teaching and learning;
 Providing opportunities for well-rounded learning in the classroom and community;
 Promoting a “college-going” culture with families and students; and
 Preparing students who will make successful transition to the next level of achievement in a global society.