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Bennett Valley Union School District

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Welcome to Bennett Valley Union School District

  • Relentlessly Pursuing Success for All Students


    Our fundamental purpose is to educate young people with the highest possible quality instruction; to nurture students' intellectual, physical, and social growth, helping each to achieve to his/her highest potential.


    We provide a multi-tiered system of academic supports, interventions, and enrichments to students that include after and during school programs.  We offer parents meaningfully ways to be involved with the education of their children.


    We strive to ensure a safe environment for all students that nurtures each child's social and emotional development.


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Our Schools

  • Bennett Valley Union School District serves students from preschool to grade six in its two schools, Strawberry and Yulupa. The district's schools are located in Southeast Santa Rosa in quiet, residential neighborhoods combining the best of rural and suburban settings.  The Bennett Valley Union School District is a school community where the state of the arts in teaching and learning meld with the past, teaching children of their roots, while providing them wings for tomorrow. Within a learning climate that encourages innovation and creativity, children are nurtured to learn a broad-based academic and extended curriculum necessary for their continuing education and future success. Parent involvement, a hallmark of our district, is vitally important to our overall educational program. Parents and educators work together in an ever-evolving partnership for the children of Bennett Valley.

2016 BVAPT Walkathon

  • The Walkathon fundraiser is in full swing!  Below is a quick snapshot of what you need to do NOW in order to help this be a successful fundraiser for all students and teachers! The Information Packet that was sent home in your child's Friday folder last week. 

    1. Help your kids get donations/pledges from family, friends, neighbors, coworkers! Click on the following link and enter your child's first name in the "Search for Participant" box. Then share via email and/or social media. 
    This online tool is meant to simplify the fundraising process. Any questions, please ask Erin Kessler, or 707-287-0698.
    2. Sign up to be one of the 300+ volunteers that we need on the day of by clicking on this Sign-Up Genius link (several positions and time slots available):
    OR you can email Carli Ortiz at OR return completed Volunteer form to your child's teacher (form in attached information packet).
    3. Sign up to loan equipment for the day of the event by clicking on the Sign-Up Genius link below (we need EZ Up tents, ice chests/coolers, extension cords, tables, etc. Drop-off times and items are noted in the Sign-Up Genius link).
    OR you can email Jill Richardson at OR return the Equipment Loan page to your child's teacher (form included in attached information packet).
    4. Money cards (called Passports) are needed to pay for food, drinks and games at the Walkathon Carnival. You can buy Passports at the Walkathon between 2:50-6:30pm
    . We are also offering 3 PRE-pay opportunities as follows:
    -Yulupa, 9/22 8am-8:45am in front of school
    -Strawberry, 9/22 2:15pm-3pm 
    -Day of Walkathon (before student dismissal, at Strawberry), 9/23 2pm-2:40
    *Credit cards, check and cash are all accepted forms of payment. 
    5. Other things you can do:
    - Ask your child's teacher if he/she has a "teacher experience" donation item that you can bid on at the Silent Auction on the day of the Walkathon!
    -Remind your child that there are special online incentives - first 2 online donations by this Friday, 9/16, receive a special Walkathon Wristband; 6 online donations byWednesday, 9/21, receive a homework pass!
    ANY QUESTIONS, please don't hesitate to contact Erin Kessler at 707-287-0698