Valley Central School District

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  • "A Second Cup of Coffee" with Superintendent John Xanthis

    There are two "Second Cup of Coffee" events in May - the first will be on Friday, May 4 at the Valley Central Middle School and the next on Friday, May 11 at Walden Elementary School. Click the headline to read more.

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  • April 16, 2018 - VCHS celebrates National Signing Day

    On April 11, 2018, 21 Valley Central High School celebrated its senior athletes who have signed letters of intent, or who have committed to continue their athletic career through playing college-level sports during the school’s NCAA Signing Day. Administrators, parents and coaches joined the athletes in the high school gym for a celebration and photo shoot featuring the graduating athletes.

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  • April 4, 2018 - 26 students presented with R.I.G.H.T. award

    Valley Central students throughout the district were honored by the Valley Central PTA Council during the Founder's Night celebration on March 6.

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  • April 3, 2018 - Small fire extinguished at Valley Central High School

    On Tuesday, April 3, the town of Montgomery fire department extinguished a fire within a dryer located in the pool area of Valley Central High School at approximately 5:55 p.m. During the drying cycle, a towel had become stuck in the industrial-sized machine and had caught on fire. Staff smelled smoke and contacted the fire department, who responded in minutes. The fire was completely contained within the drum of the dryer and there were no injuries and other than the dryer itself, there were no damages to any Valley Central property.   

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  • March 22, Elementary students celebrate Agricultural Literacy Week

    Students in Valley Central are learning all about agriculture during the 2018 Agriculture Literacy Week. Sponsored by the Cornell Cooperative Extension, the New York Farm Bureau and the New York Agriculture in the Classroom program, the mission of this celebration is to foster awareness, understanding and appreciation of agriculture to students throughout the state.

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  • March 14, 2018 - Drill will be held during spring break

    Please be advised that for three days during the district’s scheduled spring break (March 26, 27, 28), the county’s Office of Emergency Management, in conjunction with FEMA and Entergy will conduct a drill at the Valley Central Middle and High School campus. The drill will not impact scheduled activities such as sports practice or construction work and residents can expect to see ambulances, fire trucks and other emergency vehicles on scene as drill participants.

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  • March 11, 2018 - Valley Central elementary students compete in Special Olympics

    On Sunday, March 4, 2018 the Valley Central Elementary Special Olympics Basketball and Soccer Skills team competed in the local competition at Orange-Ulster BOCES in Goshen.

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  • March 12, 2018 - The circle of life keeps rolling at East Coldenham

    Despite losing multiple rehearsals to inclement weather, and having a three-hour delay on opening night, the “pride” of EC gave a rousing performance of Disney’s “The Lion King Jr.” on March 8 and 9. Since September, the students have been rehearsing twice, and then three, times per week.

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  • March 9, 2018 - Adjusted schedule

    The Valley Central School District has used six snow days for the 2017-18 school year as of March 9. NYS Regulations require students to be in attendance for 176 days and staff for 180 days. In order to meet that requirement, it is necessary to utilize the make up days on our district calendar

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  • March 8, 2018 - Ms. Herman's kindergarten class is patriotic

    On Friday, February 22, the members of the Dusenberry Flannery VFW 2064 as well as the members of the auxiliary visited the class to celebrate the students' Random Acts of Patriotism (RAP).

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  • March 8, 2018 - Kindness connects Montgomery Elementary School

    Throughout February, the Montgomery Elementary School (MES) anti-bullying team, along with students and staff spread some love throughout the building in celebration of the month’s character trait, kindness.

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  • Feb. 16, 2018 - To all families in the VCSD

    We will continue in our efforts as a district to implement and practice our safety on a regular basis- keeping doors locked, maintain reminders about safety drills etc. It is important for students, parents and staff to be diligent in if they hear something or see something say something to administration or the authorities.

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  • Feb. 12, 2018 - EAT project update

    The district’s Energy Abatement and Technology (EAT) capital project is nearing completion. The two-phase project, approved by voters in January 2015, modernizes the district’s buildings and facilities and improves energy efficiency.

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  • Feb. 12, 2018 - District preparing for traffic light study

    Over the next few weeks, visitors to the Valley Central Middle School/High School campus may notice personnel operating as traffic counters and surveying areas at the campus and along route 17K.

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  • Feb. 12, 2018 - Kindergarten registration dates announced

    Only those children who will be five years old on or before December 1, 2018 will be enrolled for the fall of 2018. Parents should call their local elementary school as soon as possible to assure their child’s name is on the mailing list to receive registration information.

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  • BUS ROUTE CHANGES FOR  APRIL 23 - 30thImage result for school bus  clipart   

    April 23 - 26

    Students that live from Route 208 to Riverpoint Drive will be pick up as normal.

    Bus will turn around @ Riverpoint Drive and proceed back to Route 208.


    Students that live beyond the railroad tracks @ Riverpoint Drive, (towards Rt 17k).

    Will be picked up @ Rt 17k & Bailey Road.

    HS @ 7:00am

    MS @ 8:00am

    Elem @ 8:25am


    April 27 & 30

    Students that live from Route 208 to # 80 Bailey Road will be picked up @ Knapp Lane & Bailey Road.

    Students that live from Route 17k to Maple Lane (nearest the tracks) will be pick up @ Farm Meadow Road.


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  • To Our Valley Central Community –

    Exciting News…With the help of your electronic votes, Montgomery Elementary School has WON the $25,000 Grant Competition!  Thanks to the teamwork of our community, we placed #1 out of 77 schools with 21,977 votes.  

    On a date to be determined in May, the Project Fit Team, sponsored by  Dannon/ShopRite, will be visiting Montgomery Elementary School for our Golden Shovel Ground Breaking Ceremony. 

    We thank each and every one of you; as this could not have happened without your support.  We are soooo excited to be able to share the indoor/outdoor fitness equipment with our students and community. 


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  • All transportation inquiries should be directed to Helen Herbert at East End Bus Company. 

    Her direct number is 244-8660 x1801.


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  • Valley Central has moved to a new student management system called schooltool. To continue thorough communications with parents, we are implementing the new parent portal in schooltool. For more information please click here.


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  • Dignity for All Students Act
    Important DASA Documents
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  • The Orange County Department of Health and the Orange County Medical Society want you to be aware that the flu season will again be on its way. Please see letter from the Commissioner of Health (Spanish version) with his recommendations.


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  • Child Abuse is Everyone's Problem

    Please click here for information on ways to REPORT IT NOW!


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  • 13 Reasons Why - What Parents Need to Know

    Valley Central School District wants parents to be aware of the popular Netflix original series, 13 Reasons Why.  We urge parents to research the series to fully understand what your child may be exposed to. Please read the letter from the Superintendent and also review the important talking points about the miniseries.


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  • On January 30th 2017, the Valley Central Board of Education approved the Smart Schools Investment Plan.  Smart Schools funding as proposed in the SSIP will allow Valley Central to invest in network infrastructure upgrades as well as improved video and door security technologies. Read more about the SSIP here.


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  • NY State Dept of Education has issued a regulation for testing of potable water in all schools.  Valley Central has complied with the collection and submission of samples from all potable water outlets in the District.  All test results will be posted on the website as soon as possible.  Please note that result times are subject to lab wait times, which cannot be determined by the school or the state. 

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