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Ventura Park at a Glance
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Message from the Principal
I am proud and honored to serve as the Principal of Ventura Park Elementary School. Amazing students, families, and staff are what make serving at Ventura Park such a joy. At Ventura Park we work collectively every day to ensure that all students reach their fullest potential.
This year we are continuing to focus on implementing rigorous, standards-based instruction, personalizing instruction to meet every students’ needs, reflecting on our data-driven cycles for continuous improvement, and creating a joyful culture for learning.
We look forward to continuing to partner with families and the community to ensure academic success for all of our students. As I have heard, student success is all about teamwork. One third comes from staff, one third comes from students and one third comes from families. Together, we’ve got this!
Lydia P. Smith
Ventura Park Principal
Back to School Information and Office Hours
Summer Office Hours
Aug. 22 – Sept 1: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Back to School Night
Sept. 7-9: First day of school by cohorts
- Wednesday, 9/7/2022: Cohort A (students with last names starting with A-G)
- Thursday, 9/8/2022: Cohort B (students with last names starting with H-O)
- Friday, 9/9/2022: Cohort C (students with last names starting with P-Z)
Monday, Sept 12
All Ventura Park students attend all week through the end of the school year.
School Year Office Hours
7:30 am – 4:00 pm
Stay Current on VP Information
- The school newsletter, The Voice of the Viking, is sent electronically twice a month
- Follow us on twitter at @VP_Vikings and on Instagram at venturaparkschool
- Ventura Park PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) Facebook page