Letter to Town of Montgomery Industrial Development Agency

Letter to the Town of Montgomery IDA from Superintendent John Xanthis – October 13, 2020 (Town of Montgomery accounts for about 80% of Valley Central residents) VIA EMAIL:  Mr. Jeffrey Crist Chairman of the Town of Montgomery IDA Town of Montgomery Industrial Development Agency 110 Bracken Road Montgomery, New York 12549  Re:  Proposed Amendment to …

Requirements for Students to Return to School Following an Illness

This is a friendly reminder for all parents and guardians about what is required when your child returns to school after being out for illness as per the Orange County Health Department mandates. A health care provider’s note is required on the day they return to school and should be presented to the nurse upon …

Marc Mero Virtual Red Ribbon Week Presentation Opportunity

Marc Mero, inspirational speaker, is offering Red Ribbon Week presentations.  Mero visited Valley Central and was very well received by our students.   The presentations will be Monday, October 26th.  K-5: 5:00 PM 6-12: 7:00 PM   A link to the presentation will be sent the morning of October 26.   To register: Send an email with student’s …

Montgomery Elementary to Celebrate Red Ribbon Week October 26- October 30

Montgomery Elementary  will celebrate Red Ribbon week this year from October 26- October 30.  Each day has a different theme for students and staff to dress as.  They are:  MES  Red Ribbon Week ● Monday, 10/26: Be happy, be brave, be drug free! (Wear RED to symbolize the theme) ● Tuesday, 10/27: We elect to …

Letter from the Superintendent Regarding COVID-19

From John P. Xanthis, Superintendent On October 18, the District was informed that a Valley Central High School teacher tested positive for COVID-19. We have contacted 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 …

Breakfast and Lunch are Free for All VC Students Beginning November 2nd

Our School Food Director, Eleanore Mills was able to establish Valley Central as site for free meals through the USDA will the help of the NYS Senate due to new regulations and waivers because of COVID-19.  As of November 2, 2020, all meals (breakfast and lunch) are free for every Valley Central student.  Our program …

William Miller Appointed Interim Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources

William Miller Appointed Interim Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources   William Miller was appointed the Interim Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources at the September 29, 2020 Board of Education meeting.  Mr. Miller has been employed by the Valley Central School District since 1999.  He was a physical education teacher for twenty-five years (seventeen years at …

Letter from the Superintendent Regarding COVID-19

From: John Xanthis, Superintendent of Schools On October 15, the District was informed that three students, one at Walden Elementary School, one at the Middle School and one at the High School tested positive for COVID-19. We have contacted the Orange County Department of Health (OCDOH) to assist them with the identification and contact of …

Statement from the Board of Education

The following statement was made by the Board of Education President, Joseph Bond, at the October 13, 2020 BOE meeting:  “In recent media, social media and emails, the District has been criticized and questioned by some for its failure to address, prevent and remedy incidents alleging racial injustice, particularly regarding some involving students. We have …