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Darlene Wehrlie

Whoever is happy will make others happy too. ~ Anne Frank
2020 ~ 2021 Ms. W's Zoom Expectations

Ms. W's ZOOM Expectations


In order for our Zoom meeting time to be beneficial for all Vikings the following expectations are required of all learners. 


  • Vikings will arrive on time - the classroom will be open  usually a few minutes prior to start time so you can visit with  friends

  • Vikings will enter MUTED (or mute at start time) and REMAIN MUTED until called on by Ms. W.  If you want to comment on someone or ask a question you will be expected to raise your - hand like in our classroom -  or use the RAISE HAND icon. 

  • Vikings are expected to display their own name -  this means no, “I Love Dogs” or “Toby the Great!” or “# I Love Gravy”

  • Vikings will not use the chat function during class time unless directed to add comments 

  • Vikings are expected to use the RAISE HAND or the THUMBS UP during class time to show they are participating and engaged when prompted

  • Vikings are expected to be in Zoom meetings daily

The following will NOT be allowed in Ms. W’s ZOOM Classroom:


  1. Backgrounds

  2. Flipping your image around

  3. Screen sharing

  4. Background noise (music/ TV)

  5. Furry, scaly, warm-blooded, cold-blooded, or other animals, or toys sharing the screen during class time  

  6. Disrespect to anyone at any time

B4 Classroom Expectations

In addition to our Valle Verde expectations for appropriate behavior, the following expectations are specific to our B4 learning environment.

Students will:

  1. Follow directions the first time they are given
  2. Hands, feet, and objects to yourself
  3. Keep your voice to an inside working level
  4. Follow classroom procedures and school rules

In our classroom students are expected to come to class Ready to Learn, however occasionally students may need a warning and be redirected to Make Better Choices.


Bathroom Policy

Students are expected to use the bathroom before school, at recess & lunch, and after school.  



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B4 Homework Policy

Homework in the B4 will be given most nights throughout the week. Homework is an assessment piece which will reflect in your student’s grade. Lack of homework is a reflection of a behavioral issue. Homework assignments are designed to enhance that which is learned in the classroom. Students are expected to read for 30 minutes each night in their AR books and take AR tests regularly in class.  iReady lessons (one of each), and IXL lessons are expected to be done each week. Students will also have some class time to work on these, but they are mainly to be accomplished at home. All homework is to be returned the following day. If homework is not completed when school begins then recess detention will be given in order for work to be done. Work not turned in at all will result in a score of a zero.


Sickness happens! There will be no penalty for missed work due to sickness. If your child will be out of class for more than two days please make arrangements to pick up his/her work. Work will not be gathered & sent home work for one day missed. Due dates will be arranged by the teacher and the student, usually one day given to make up the work for each day absent. If work is not returned on the predetermined date(s) (by teacher and student), the above stated consequences will be in effect. Independent Study Contracts may be obtained from the office if your child will be out for five (5) or more days. Please allow two weeks advance notice for contract to be compiled.

About Ms. Wehrlie

My Career: 
I am thrilled to be a part of our Valle Verde community!
This is my 24th year in education.  I have taught in a variety of 
grades from  1-8. I have also spent many years as a private tutor.

My Education: 
Educational Leadership Program: Certificate of Eligibility for
the Administrative Services Credential from St. Mary’s College
of California;Moraga,CA. 
M.A. Liberal Studies from St. Mary’s College of California
Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential with Cross Cultural Language 
Acquisition & Development (CLAD) Emphasis from Holy Names 
College, Oakland, CA;
B.A. Liberal Studies; Minor: Philosophy;   Concentration: Linguistics from
Holy Names College,  Oakland, CA; 

Personal Snapshot:  
I have a beautiful daughter who is simply my joy!  We love
hanging out with our dog & traveling.  When I have a spare minute or two I
like reading, working on the computer, sewing, attempting a vast array of home
improvement projects, traveling, the beach, & crocheting. I am known
as "Auntie Dar" by my friend's kids & love spending time with them and my
nephews and God-Daughters.  

Community Involvement & Goals:  I am involved in a few ministries at my
church. One day I hope to continue my studies & work toward my PhD in History or 
earn a second MA in Social Work to work specifically with creating families through adoption.
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