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Winners of ‘Farm to Table’ competition B-4 Hoedown helps senior causes B-1 Guac Girls bring home silver medals D-1 Village News Fallbrook & Bonsall a l s o se rv i n g t h e c o m m u n i t i e s o f D e L u z , R a i n b ow , C a m p P e ndl e t o n , Pa l a , a nd Pau m a August 7, 2014 50¢ Sales tax included at news stand Volume 18, Issue 32 Authorities Students prepare to return to school tight-lipped Officials from local schools discuss strategies for 2014-2015 over death of Rainbow couple Debbie Ramsey Managing Editor Authorities have remained tightlipped over the investigation taking place into the death of a couple believed to be the longtime owners of a nursery in Rainbow. “We won’t be releasing any details about this incident in case this ends up being a criminal case; it is still an active investigation,” said Sheriff’s Homicide Lt. Glenn Giannantonio on July 31. see COUPLE, page A-8 Village zoning change approved Fallbrook High School assistant principal Kim Gage, right, assists incoming freshman Chanelle Beaumont, left, and her mom Diane by double-checking her registration form on July 31. Joe Naiman Village News Correspondent In an effort to make zoning appropriate for individual unincorporated communities rather than have one-size-fits-all zoning for the entire unincorporated area, the County of San Diego created village zoning. The Fallbrook Revitalization Plan approved in 2003 was the county’s first villagespecific zoning and included the V1, V2, V3, V4, and V5 designations. A change of name was required for the Fallbrook zones when the San Diego County Board of Supervisors approved village plans Andrea Verdin Special to The Village News districts have provided information regarding their focuses for this school year. Students aren’t the only ones preparing for the new school year. Teachers, school officials, and district administrators are preparing and implementing new strategies, technologies, and teaching methods in order to help incoming students get the most out of the 2014-2015 academic year. Vallecitos, Fallbrook Union Elementary (FUESD), Bonsall Unified (BUSD) and Fallbrook Union High School (FUHSD) Va l l e c i t o s : S c h o o l - w i d e intervention Academic achievement through intervention has been a big focus for Vallecitos School District (VSD), and superintendent David Jones stated Vallecitos will continue to use intervention strategies to help students master core subjects. Historically, 50 percent of VSD students scored proficient or better on tests, but within three years, 75 percent of students were scoring as proficient or better. “Last year, we won a Title I academic achievement award from the State of California,” said Jones. “The state identifies the Top 100 Title I K-12 schools, and because of our huge gain in student achievement, we were recognized. My main focus would be to improve student learning in English Language Arts. There will be a very strong focus on that with core curriculum. All our time and energy will go to improve student Shane Gibson photo learning. We received that award, and can continue to do better.” “ We w i l l b e u s i n g a n intervention model called the Response-To-Intervention (RTI) model throughout the school that will allow for students to have extra time and support [on core subjects],” he said. “Students at all levels will have a block of time several times a week for small group-intensive intervention. Initially, we are focusing on reading and language arts relating see RETURN, page C-5 see ZONING, page A-11 contemplates changing school calendar thisweek FUHSD Superintendent encourages feedback on topic Announcements ������������������������A-2 Business ��������������������������������������C-6 Classifieds �������������������������������� A-12 Dining �������������������������������������������B-4 Education �������������������������������������C-4 Entertainment �����������������������������B-6 Health & Fitness ������������������������B-2 Home & Garden ������������������������D-2 Legals .........................................C-12 Obituaries ������������������������������������C-8 Opinion ����������������������������������������A-5 Real Estate ����������������������������������D-2 Sports �������������������������������������������C-2 Debbie Ramsey Managing Editor Village News Christine Rinaldi photo Warrior Quinn Harrison (#6) prepares to take a shot on goal during Fallbrook’s loss to Great Oak in the 2013 season. Boys water polo is a fall sport, which must begin practice prior to the start of the school year. Convenient. Fallbrook Union High School District superintendent Dale Mitchell, Ed.D, hopes to hear a lot of feedback very soon. Mitchell, the school board, and calendar committee team members are contemplating whether or not the school’s calendar should be changed for the 2015-2016 school year or not. “I would like folks to know that we are looking at two options concerning the school calendar and are seeking input,” said Mitchell. The first option is to keep the calendar the same as it was last year (2013-2014) and will be this year (2014-2015), which features an early start (Aug. 11 this year) and earlier finish. This option allows for a full week’s break Thanksgiving week, but has created some challenges with athletics. see FUHSD, page A-11 Same-day physician appointments often available Medicare, Medi-Cal and most insurance plans welcome. 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