The Dean’s Page

Brian Gifford, Dean of Students
[email protected]
Catherine Guevarra, Paraprofessional
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Middle School Expectations Assembly Presentation:
1st Semester MS Presentation
2nd Semester MS Presentation

The “VRA Way” Student Expectations
Be Respectful
  • Follow all adult directions
  • Use appropriate language/volume with adults and peers
  • Accept individual differences
Be Responsible
  • Take pride in school environment
  • Follow school dress code
  • Accept consequences for your actions
Be Safe
  • Stay in designated areas
  • Keep your hands, feet, and objects to yourself at all times
  • Immediately notify adults with safety concerns
Be Prepared and On Time
  • Walk directly to class
  • Arrive to classroom on time with all necessary materials

The Valley Ridge Academy Discipline system is progressive and follows the St. Johns County School District Student Code of Conduct. Any Level IV offense, as stated in the SJCSD Conduct Code, will result in a referral to the Gaines Discipline committee. See below:

Student Incident Teacher Response
1 Verbal Warning/ Reteach the Appropriate Behavior Expectation
2 Teacher Issued Consequence and Parent Contact
3 Parent Conference with Student’s Teachers (Team Conference)
4 Referral to Dean

*The SJCSD Student Code of Conduct applies to all District Students in pre-kindergarten through grade 12. It applies to students:

  • While on school grounds
  • While being transported by School District Transportation
  • During school-sponsored events, such as field trips, athletic functions and similar activities.