Valley Central School District

Loyalty. Service. Progress.


     Walden Elementary School
     75 Orchard Street
     Walden, NY 12586


    Main Office, ext. 15501

    Fax: (845)457-8502

    Gregory Heidemann, Principal

    Nurse's Office: ext. 15700
    Attendance Office: 15507 

    Our mission is to prepare our students to be responsible, independent, thoughtful, respectful and creative individuals who reach their full potential, academically, socially, emotionally and physically. 

    Through the teamwork of all stakeholders, students will participate in a comprehensive curriculum and activities that focus on cognitive engagement, constructivist learning, and 21st-century skills.


    Principal Greg Heidemann accepting a donation of playground equipment from Walden Savings Bank and the American Heart Assoc

    Greg Heidemann accepts a donation of playground equipment from Walden Savings Bank and American Heart Association.


    Coronavirus 2019- Latest Updates and Information

    Coronavirus: Academic Links to keep Kids' Minds Active! 

    2020-21 School Year Transportation Requests Due by April 1, 2020


    The VCMS Jazz Band and Select Chorus has toured the District and performed for our 3rd, 4th and 5th graders.

    We invite all of our students to come sing and play with us by speaking with their music teacher.

    Parents of 5th graders can follow this link to sign your child up for the Middle School performance program now:

    If you have any questions, please contact the VCMS Guidance Office or ask a music teacher.


    PTO Flier of Pura Vida bracelet fundraiser.  They are $6 each. Contact




    If you need a schooltool™ Parent Portal account, it's easy to get one.

    Just fill out this form and bring it into school with your identification.

    To find out more about opening a Parent Portal account, 

    please click here to visit the Technology page of the VCSD district website.

    Check out the Parent Quick Access Guide here.


    To reach the Dignity Act Coordinator for Walden,email  Diane Cassell-Smith                      or Lydia Pabon-Genovez


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