Welcome to Happy Valley Union Elementary School District! 

    Community Focused Education Involving Every Person, Every Child, Every Day

  • Meet the Superintendent:


    Ms. Helen Herd

     Helen Herd

    Email: hherd@hvusd.net

    Phone: (530) 357-2134

  • Welcome!

    On behalf of the school board, administration, faculty, staff and students, I want to welcome you to the Happy Valley Union Elementary School District. We feel privileged to serve the children and families of our community.

    I am honored to be the new superintendent of the Happy Valley Union Elementary School District, and to partner with our students, educators, families, and community to ensure we meet the district's mission: Happy Valley Union School District will equip our students to become lifelong learners in a changing society so that they can adapt and grow as citizens of the world.

    I want to build upon the strong legacy that the school district and Happy Valley community have established for our students. In our school district, we take pride in the small family atmosphere we provide for our students.  Our district is committed to bringing out the best in each and every child and recognizes that strong schools are the foundation of a strong community.

    In the Happy Valley Union School District, you will find a school community - teachers, students, administrators, board members, and volunteers - who have a great deal of pride in their schools.  The cornerstone of our success is working together with community partners and families at our side, to ensure each student is inspired to reach their full potential.

    My vision for the Happy Valley Union Elementary School District is to be a student-centered, highly-effective educational environment where everyone focuses on excellence and where respect, fairness, transparency, confidentiality, and shared governance are a part of every aspect of the organization. 

    I urge you to reach out to any staff member or me if you have any concerns regarding our schools. Our lines of communication are open and we look forward to hearing from you. On behalf of the teachers, support staff, and administrators of the Happy Valley Union School District, we thank you for your support of public education.  If you have any questions, or if we can be of assistance, please feel free to call us.


    Helen Herd, Superintendent