Parent University

Parenting and educating today’s students, while demanding, is undoubtedly, one of life’s most important pursuits. The Valley Central School District seeks to support our families and community members through Parent University, with resources and free, informative programs through Parent Circle,  and community forums such as VC 21. 

Parent University recognizes that behind each successful student are supportive families, teachers, school staff and community members who take an active role in educating all of our students. No matter what your role, Parent University encourages involvement and participation in the education of the community’s students.

Second Cup of Coffee

A Second Cup of Coffee is an opportunity for members of the VC community to meet with district administrators in an informal setting to discuss any questions, suggestions or offer feedback about district matters.  This is a rotating event throughout the year, typically during school drop-off times as part of the district’s effort to facilitate ongoing discussion between our administration team and the greater VC community.  Dates are announced on our website and Facebook page.  These opportunities will return when it has been deemed safe for us to resume them. 

VC21 meetings

VC21  is an open community conversation about the Valley Central School District and the Educational Future of our Students. VC21 meetings are held throughout the school year to encourage community input about what is being taught at Valley Central.  Meetings dates and times are posted on our website news and social media.

Valley Central Community and School-Based Racial Equity in Education Committee

This purpose of the Valley Central Community and School-Based Racial Equity in Education Committee to better understand and respond to the issues of racism that exist in society and at Valley Central. We empathize with the community and condemn hatred, injustice, and destruction at all levels.  The Valley Central School District wants nothing more than to engage with one another and collaboratively design learning environments that will be liberating for all.

Social-Emotional Learning

Valley Central is using the Yale RULER program to help students assess, understand, and respond to their state of emotions as it affects their daily life including the learning process. Social-Emotional Learning is partnered with the curriculum to give students a more well-rounded education. 

VCSD Calming Room

The VCSD Virtual Calming Room is a place where students, families, teachers and staff can find tools and strategies for managing emotions and feelings and build our resilience to face life’s challenges in healthy ways.  

Parent Circle Workshops

Parent Circle workshops are held throughout the year at VCSD and open to all VCSD residents.   

Parent Digital Resource Website

Created by our Instructional Technology Coach, this website will help you navigate the digital side of learning.  

For Elementary School parents

Academic Help for Elementary School parents

For Middle School parents

Academic Help for Middle School parents

How to talk to teens about vaping

For High School parents

Academic Help for High School parents

Orange County’s Social Host Law

College Admission and Social Media

Special Education Resources

There are many resources useful to parents dealing with Special Education issues.

ENL -English as New Language Resources

There are resources to help English as New Language learners.

Health and Wellness Links

Find health and wellness links to help you with mental, emotional and physical health/wellness issues

Stay Safe Online

Protecting Our Children on the Internet

Parent Portal

Use SchoolTool Parent Portal for online access to your  student’s schedule, attendance and grades.

If you do not have a School Tool Parent Portal or need to change something on your current account, please fill out this form.