6:30 PM Board of Education Meeting
Feel like you’ve seen the top of your child’s head more than you’ve seen their eyes lately? You’re not alone. For better or worse, we are living in an increasingly digital world. But what impact does all of this screen time have – on family life, social life, attention span, academics?
More than 300 third-grade students in Valley Central School District received dictionaries on Nov. 16 from the Walden Rotary Club as part of the organization's annual "Dictionary Project."
On Oct. 23, Valley Central School District hosted the county-wide Red Ribbon Week kick-off event.
On Thursday, Oct. 19, the Mid-Hudson School Study Council honored five members of the Valley Central School District (VCSD) community at the Council’s annual Awards for Excellence Dinner.
Most people who want to mountain bike in the Hudson Valley have to head out to the Gunks or to Mount Beacon, but students at Valley Central Middle School (VCMS) only have to head a few steps out the building’s doors towards the cross country course.
On the morning of Oct. 13, the Coldenham Fire Department visited East Coldenham Elementary School to teach students about fire safety.
Valley Central High School’s most recent graduation rate of 93% is clear evidence of the steps we take in order to support student-centered learning. Many people believe that education is an exact science – evaluate data, implement research-based practices, repeat – but that’s not the entire picture. While research-based practices are critical, our collective commitment to providing a supportive learning environment through a solid combination of academics, inclusion and celebration of diversity plays an enormous role in increasing student achievement.
On Friday, Oct. 13, five athletes, a coach and a team were all inducted into Valley Central's Athletic Hall of Fame
The work of a committee comprised of more than 40 district stakeholders, including parents, staff, students and board members, this plan identifies goals which the district hopes to reach within five years and seeks to develop a clear plan of action on precisely how we can reach the goal.
Beginning Thursday, September 28, the High School's first period will begin at 7:25 a.m. with dismissal at 1:52 p.m. The middle school and elementary school schedules will remain the same.
On Friday, September 29, all students and staff in the Valley Central School District community are invited to dress down and "go gold" in exchange for a donation to the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation and the Maria Fareri Children's Hospital
Although there has been improvement, the current issues that remain are unacceptable to both the Valley Central School District and the bus company. While it is likely to take several days or more to address all of the issues we have experienced, we are continuing to work with the bus company on these concerns and remain committed to providing a student transportation service as promised by the new contract.
We are aware that many of our families experienced significant delays yesterday and today as our new buses left the garages with new routes, schedules, bus stops and staff. We understand your frustration, and are working to improve the bus routes.
Parent Conference Day has been scheduled for Tuesday, November 21, 2017. Students will not be in attendance. There will be no organized athletic events and there will be no cafeteria service at any of our schools.
Similar to years past, we have scheduled an Evening Parent Conference for all teachers -- Grades K-12 -- on Monday, November 20, 2017.
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13 Reasons Why - What Parents Need to Know
Valley Central School District wants parents to be aware of the popular Netflix original series, 13 Reasons Why. We urge parents to research the series to fully understand what your child may be exposed to. Please read the letter from the Superintendent and also review the important talking points about the miniseries.
On January 30th 2017, the Valley Central Board of Education approved the Smart Schools Investment Plan. Smart Schools funding as proposed in the SSIP will allow Valley Central to invest in network infrastructure upgrades as well as improved video and door security technologies. Read more about the SSIP here.
A statement from Lisa Raymond, Assistant Superintendent of Business re: tax rebates:
The Valley Central School did stay under the tax cap and did submit a government efficiency plan that was approved. Taxpayers should expect to receive a rebate from the NYS Division of Budget.
The Valley Central School District has been served with tax certiorari proceedings from Allegiance Healthcare for the last four school years. Although the District would be impacted by any reductions in the assessments of the District’s largest taxpayer in the form of court-ordered refunds, it is not automatically a party to those proceedings. To better protect the District’s significant financial stake in the outcome of such proceedings, the Board of Education has decided to intervene which will ensure that the District’s legal counsel will be able to actively participate in all court developments, including settlement negotiations.