March 2021 Digital Newsletter

Conversation with the Community

The Challenges of Education Amidst the Pandemic and Looking Forward

March 10th  6:30 pm

This will be a Live Streamed Zoom Presentation. Up to 975 seats will be available in the meeting. 

Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://zoom.us/j/93144750508

The community will have an opportunity to make comments or ask questions via this Google Form: https://forms.gle/P8sATqqCRycVbD9b6

Questions and Comments will be addressed during the discussion.Meeting Participants will be able to participate through a “chat” feature

The meeting will be Livestreamed on our Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88W3G_-wX5U

Did You Know?

~Three A Capella groups will be competing virtually in the ICHSA Northeast competition! 
~ Winter Fest 2021 Celebrated the Class of 2021!
~We have celebrated the 100th Day of School. 
~ Two VCMS Students were named to the NYS Band Directors Honor Band.
~We celebrated Read Across America Week. 
~ We completed the Winter Sports season and have begun the Fall-2 Season!
~ Second Quarter Honor Roll was Posted! 
~ Junior, Elise Montenora has been accepted to the Youth Orchestra of the LA Philharmonic National Institute. 
~ The VCHS Cultural Diversity Club participated in the SPOMA Wreath Laying Ceremony. 
~ Students across the District participated in Project Valentine (sponsored by Sen. Skoufis) and Valentines for Vets (sponsored by Rep. Maloney)
~ Senior Maddox Schaper is a National Merit Scholarship Finalist.

The Return of Sports

Sports returned to Valley Central with the Winter season beginning January 19th and ending February 27th,  

Boys’ Swimming and Indoor Track and Field led the way with their seasons January 19th and High Risk Sports like Basketball, Wrestling and Competitive Cheer began again on February 1st.  All of the teams had events celebrating their Seniors. 

Weather and quarantine challenged the winter season which had 45 contests scheduled and completed 43. One team had to quarantine, but there was no spread amongst the team. The procedures in place were effective.

The District technology department worked diligently to livestream the home contests bringing the contests into the living rooms of our families. 

Home contests were photographed with albums uploaded to our Facebook page. 

The Fall-2 season began on March 1st  and continues to April 18th. Girls’ Swimming, Volleyball, Soccer, Girls’ Tennis, Football and Cross-Country have returned to the fields and the courts.  Contests begin on March 10th. 

Weather and quarantine will likely continue to challenge, but Interim Athletic Director, Rich Steger is confident that the fall season will be a success. Some contests will be livestreamed and all home contests will be photographed and uploaded to Facebook. 

“The athletes and coaches are happy to be back-each game brings us one step closer to normal,” stated Steger. 

The Spring season begins on April 19th and will include Boys’ and Girls’ Lacrosse, Softball, Baseball, Boys and Girls Track and Field, Boys and Girls Golf and Boys Tennis.

Budget Calendar

January 19      
Budget Snapshot:
https://youtu.be/92pwSubdRDU

February 8        
Superintendent’s Initiatives/BOE Initiatives
https://youtu.be/r629wbMl-Rg

March 8           
Capital Project:
https://vib.by/v/Q14jYJcp5
Budget Areas:
https://vib.by/v/Xkmlle9Tc

March 22           Superintendent’s Proposed Budget

April 12              
Budget Meeting (if needed)

April 19               
Nominating Petitions Due to District Clerk

April 19               
Adoption of 2021-2022 Budget

May 10               
Budget Hearing

May 18               
BUDGET VOTE