Class of 2020 to have an Opportunity to Turn the Tassel- Saturday, August 1st, 9AM-1PM

The Class of 2020 missed so many moments of their Senior year that are usually taken for granted.  When it was announced that their August 1, 2020 in-person graduation had to be virtual due to state restrictions regarding large gatherings, many of the class members reached out to Superintendent John Xanthis and asked if there …

Superintendent is Part of County Task Force Standing Against Racism

Superintendent John Xanthis reported at the July 20, 2020 Board of Education meeting that he was joining a task force of county superintendents called United Together Against Racism. A letter had been released by the county superintendents in June 2020 indicating their stand against racism.  Mr. Xanthis reported that the superintendents formed the task force …

Middle School and High School Chromebook Collection and Distribution

Please note that the collection and distribution of Chromebooks are only for students entering grades 6 & 7 and 9 & 12. To maintain social distancing and to ensure everyone’s safety, we are asking that parents/guardians and students remain in their vehicles at all times when they drive onto campus (Middle School entrance). Upon entering …

High School 62nd Commencement Will Be Virtual on August 1st, 6:00 PM

The hope for all stakeholders was for an opportunity to commence as a graduating class. However, we continue to adhere to the guidelines and regulations set forth by New York State for in-person gatherings for the purposes of graduation ceremonies and, unfortunately, they continue to maintain the same restrictions as in June; a maximum of …

Valley Central Recognized as a School of Distinction by NYSPHSAA

The New York State Public High School Athletic Association, Inc. (NYSPHSAA) has announced its 2019-20 Scholar-Athlete School of Distinction and School of Excellence Award winners, and Valley Central is among the 56 NYS Schools that earned the School of Distinction Award.  NYSPHSAA has created two levels of awards based on the percentage of varsity teams …

District Statement Regarding Use Of District Facilities And School Grounds

In recent weeks the District has received requests for the use of District facilities and school grounds.  The District, under Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order 202.4 and its subsequent amendments is closed to the public, except for essential functions.    District policy (BOE Policy 1500) outlines the permissible uses of school grounds and facilities, including the required …