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School Counseling Department

School Counseling Information

24-25 Incoming 6th Grade Families:

24-25 Incoming 7th & 8th Grade Families:

High School Information

Student Request to See the School Counselor

Counselor Contact Information:

Michael Mensalvas    (760) 331-5360   School Counselor
Mrs. Schroh (760) 331-5380   School Counselor

School Counselor Appointments

We are available to your students during the school day for any questions or concerns they may have.  If a parent would like to schedule a time to meet or talk with us, they can contact us via phone or e-mail. We are looking forward to getting to know the students better and supporting them socially, emotionally and academically throughout the year.

Mrs. Schroh: All 8th Grade and 7th grade (Last names L-Z)

Mr. Mensalvas:  All 6th Grade and 7th grade (Last names A-K) 

Vikings Stand Together Against Bullying and Harassment!

Valley Middle school is committed to providing a safe, comfortable learning environment for all students.  Bullying and harassment  incidents can be reported to a trusted staff member at Valley or you may use this online form.


Please be mindful of your use of the following terms as you consider reporting an incident.  

  • Rude- Inadvertently saying or doing something that hurts someone else.

  • Mean- Purposefully saying or doing something to hurt someone once (or maybe twice).

  • Bullying- Intentionally aggressive behavior, repeated over time, that involves an imbalance of power. This can include verbal, physical or written electronic communication against another.

  • Cyberbullying- The use of electronic communication to harm or harass others in a deliberate, repeated, and hostile manner.

  • Harassment: includes actual or perceived negative actions that often, ridicule, or demean another individual with regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, religion.

  • Intimidation.   Subjecting an individual to intentional action that seriously threatens and induces a sense of fear and/or inferiority.  


After reading the above definitions, if you suspect that bullying has occurred, report it.  Click  HERE (Bullying Form) to fill out the online Bullying/Harassment Reporting Form.

  1. Students are strongly encouraged to make an oral or written report to a teacher, staff member, or administrator whenever they feel that they or another student has been bullied.

  2. All bullying complaints will be investigated and resolved by the Principal or designee.

  3. State law and District regulations protect anyone who reports bullying or who participates in a bullying investigation from retaliation.

  4. Anyone who is reporting a cyberbullying complaint should save and print any electronic or digital messages sent to them. These messages should be provided to the Principal or designee investigating the complaint.

Additional information on Bullying and Intimidation may be found in the Carlsbad Unified School District K-12 Student Handbook.

Mental Health Supports 

Mental Health Supports Mental Health Supports

2023-24 INCOMING 6th Grade Elective Forms and information

2023-24 INCOMING 7th and 8th Grade Elective Forms and Information

2023-24 Criteria for Math PLacement

Click here for Math Placement for the school year:  CUSD Math Placement Criteria

2023-24 Criteria for English PLacement

Click here for English Placement criteria for the school year:  CUSD English Placement Criteria

2023-24 Waivers for Math and English

2023-24 Independent PE

Lexile levels for Achieve


Text Demand Study 2009
25th percentile to 75th percentile (IQR)

2012 CCSS Text Measures*

1 230L to 420L 190L to 530L
2 450L to 570L 420L to 650L
3 600L to 730L 520L to 820L
4 640L to780L 740L to 940L
5 730L to 850L 830L to 1010L
6 860L to 920L 925L to 1070L
7 880L to 960L 970L to 1120L
8 900L to 1010L 1010L to 1185L
9 960L to 1110L 1050L to 1260L
10 920L to 1120L 1080L to 1335L
11 and 12 1070L -1220L 1185L to 1385L


Counseling Department Mission Statement

The mission of the Valley Middle School Counseling department is to provide support to students in order to enhance academic success, provide opportunities for career awareness, and assist students in their personal/social development in order to become enthusiastic, confident learners.    


Outside Resources for Parents and Students

Please Click below for a list of community resources.  CUSD does not endorse any of these resources.

Hermanitas Mentoring program

The Hermanitas Mentoring Program at VMS is sponsored by the non-profit organization MANA de North County.  It is designed to encourage Latina teens to pursue high academic goals and realize their potential.