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 …

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 …

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 …

Community and Staff Invited to Apply for the Racial and Social Equity Committee

Applications are being accepted for the District’s Racial and Social Equity Committee through November 30th.   The application period is over and not collecting responses.      Loading… This is an advisory committee established by the Board of Education with the goal to drive accountability for our schools with respect to the fair  and inclusive treatment …

All Students Will Go to Remote Learning from November 30th until January 19th

From: John P. Xanthis, Superintendent We are proud to have been the largest school district in Orange County to open its doors to students on time in September.  Better days are ahead and there is a light at the end of the tunnel.  One day, hopefully soon, we will be able to return to school …