UPK Applications for 2021-2022 Available in Early January

The Valley Central School District announces its anticipated half-day & full-day Universal Prekindergarten (UPK) Program for 2021-2022. Eligible children include those who reside in the district and who will be 4 years old on or before December 1, 2021. If you have an eligible child or know someone who has an eligible child, please share this information with them.  …

First Student to Provide Busing for VC Effective Immediately

The Valley Central School District has been sued by Orange County Transit. In its lawsuit, Orange County Transit claims it is owed for transportation services it did not actually provide during the State ordered shutdown of schools from March to June 30, 2020. The lawsuit also alleges that Orange County Transit is entitled to be …

Attention Class of 2021- College Instant Admissions Days are This Week!

College Instant Admissions Days are this week! There is still time to register for appointments- Please reach out to your guidance counselor if you are interested in setting up an appointment with any of these schools: SUNY Dutchess SUNY Orange Mount Saint Mary College The College of Saint Rose Instant Admissions means that students find …

Our Students are Changing the Future with an Hour of Code

We live in a world surrounded by technology, and we know that whatever field our students choose to go into as adults, their ability to succeed will increasingly depend on understanding how Technology works.  However, only 47% of all high schools teach computer science. That’s why our entire school is joining in on the largest …

VCMS Yearbook Seeking Photos

This is an unusual year.  There is a lack of events and so the staff is currently looking for photos of students engaged in sports pictures and hobbies! Photos are due on the date 12/4/2020.  Please post photos using this link: http://images.jostens.com/4154464821 If the site asks for a  log in id : 4154464821 Please direct any …

Free Breakfast and Lunch available to VC Students During Pause of In-Person Instruction

The distribution schedule of the free school meals will be adjusted as follows from November 30, 2020 through January 15, 2021.  As a reminder, free breakfast and free lunch is available to all VC students, age 2-18.  Meal pickup will resume on Monday, November 30th. During the pause of in-person instruction, pickup days will be on …

VCMS National Junior Honor Society Students collecting Board Games for Families

Our NJHS members wanted to lend some joy to families hard hit by these times.  They wanted to run a board-game donation to help families come together and celebrate the Holiday season.  Please donate NEW Board Games, wrapped in plastic.  Do not wrap them in any gift paper.  Drop off donations at the box near …

Access to Childcare for Essential Workers

Essential workers needing childcare during the pause of in-person instruction may contact the YMCA of Middletown. The YMCA will host a limited program at Berea Elementary School. Email Josh Horner for registration and payment information. jhorner@middletownymca.org 

Nov. 24th Letter from the Superintendent Re: COVID-19

Today, Tuesday, November 24, 2020, the District was informed that a Berea Elementary School staff member tested positive for COVID-19.  We are in contact with the Orange County Department of Health (OCDOH) to assist them with the identification and contact of the staff members and parents/guardians of all students that were probable direct, close or …