Viking Voyage



Viking Voyage- Superintendent’s Newsletter-December 2023


Superintendent’s Message

As the winter break approaches, I want to take a moment to reflect upon the successes of the first portion of the school year. Visits to classrooms throughout the District provide a strong sense of VC pride. Our students have demonstrated hard work in the classrooms and extraordinary talent at concerts and athletic events. Our dedicated staff and amazing students continue to shine. We have worked on strengthening a sense of belonging and focused on developing consistency and coherence to support all of our students in exceling.

Please enjoy a well-deserved break. This holiday season, I encourage you to give your children the gift of your time to reconnect. Spend quality time with family and friends. Take time to relax, have fun and embrace the moments that make this time of year so special.

We are eager to accomplish great things in the new year. When we return, we will begin to create our District vision and new strategic plan. I look forward to your feedback and participation in our collaborative process to establish the strong future our students are entitled to.

As your Superintendent, I am incredibly honored to serve the Valley Central community. I truly appreciate your continued support and partnership to make a difference in the lives of our students. I wish you a very happy holiday filled with much joy and peace. May you have a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!

Emergency Closings

With winter weather quickly approaching, we want to ensure that you stay informed about any potential school delays or closures.

School closures and two-hour delays will be promptly communicated via phone message, email, the Valley Central School District website, and local news stations. Please check the following stations: News 12, Spectrum News Hudson Valley, WPDH, and WHUD.

Please make sure that your child’s school office has your updated contact information to guarantee you receive these important notifications.

Snow Days

There are three snow days built into the 2023-2024 school calendar.  Any additional snow days used by the District will have to be made up in the following order: 

  • If four days are used, May 23 will become a regular school day 
  • If five days are used, May 23 & 24 will become regular school days
  • If six days are used, May 23, 24, and April 1 will become regular school days
  • If seven days are used, May 23, 24, April 1, and March 25 will become regular school days

Athletic Survey

We value student voice. We are providing a survey to gather student feedback after each athletic season. All surveys will be anonymous. Athletes will receive the survey via their school email. Please encourage your students to complete the short survey. We will use the survey to improve our program.

Upcoming Events


Friday, December 22 – Monday, January 1:

Winter Recess ~ No School

Tuesday, January 2:

Students Return to School

All Night Grad Committee
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Thursday, January 4: 

WES PTO Meeting
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Monday, January 8: 

BOE Meeting
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Tuesday, January 9:

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Wednesday, January 10:

VCMS PTA Meeting
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Friday, January 12:

VCMS Musical Performance
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Saturday, January 13:

VCMS Musical Performance
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Monday, January 15:

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day ~ No School

Wednesday, January 17:

EC Winter Concert
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Snow Date: 1/18

Thursday, January 18:

VCHS SADD Coffee House
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Friday, January 19:

WES Fitness Night
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Monday, January 22:

BOE Meeting
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Special Meeting ~ Presentations