About Valley Central High School

Welcome to VCHS

Valley Central High School is well known throughout the Mid-Hudson Valley for its outstanding academic and athletic programs. We are proud of our student body and the many academic and extra-curricular accomplishments they receive each year. With a student body of close to 1,400 students, Valley Central High School provides a well-rounded program that aims to meet the needs of each learner on their path to graduation and beyond.

A Valley Central Graduate is prepared to face the future with a skill set to guide them to success in any endeavor in life.  The Valley Central Graduate is resilient and prepared for lifelong learning.  They are equipped with problem-solving skills, are able to think creatively and innovatively,  can collaborate with others to join their place in the world as a global citizen. 

The Valley Central High School building was the flagship project of the district’s centralization in 1959, the building itself was finished in 1961. It began as a junior and senior high school until the middle school was constructed.  The original plan was a  two-story square around an interior courtyard with one-story wings.  In 1991,  the new was constructed to add additional classroom space and an Olympic-sized swimming pool and in 1999 it was dedicated to a former principal, Victor Haggar, and is now known as the Haggar wing.  The Haggar wing is shared with the middle school connecting the two buildings.  In 2019, the building’s facade was given a facelift and now sports the new Viking crest.  The entranceway and parking lot reconstruction and construction of new outside lavatory facilities will be completed in the future.  

Our building has had many students pass through it who have gone on to careers in all walks of life, have settled near and far away, and have each defined what it is to be a Valley Central Viking. 

 

Quick ContactsFront view of Valley Central High School

 

Co-Principal
Russell Burns
(845) 457-2400, ext. 17523
russell.burns@vcsdny.org

Co-Principal
Michael Conklin
(845) 457-2400, ext. 17520
michael.conklin@vcsdny.org

Main Office
(845) 457-2400, ext. 17523

Philip Rodriguez
Assistant Principal
(845) 457-2400 ext. 17522
 philip.rodriguez@vcsdny.org 

Allison Simoskevich
Assistant Principal
(
845) 457-2400 ext. 17524
allison.simoskevich@vcsdny.org

Guidance Office

Nurse’s Office
Constance F. Griffin, BS, RN, AE-C, NCSN
District School Nurse Coordinator
High School Nurse

(845) 457-2400 ext. 17700 
constance.griffin@vcsdny.org 
Fax (845) 457-8594

Nakresha Joseph, RN
(845) 457-2400 ext. 17702
nakresha.joseph@vcsdny.org

Student Assistance Counselor
DASA Coordinator
Lacey Benjamin
(845) 457-2400,  ext. 17643
lacey.benjamin@vcsdny.org

School Psychologists
Frank Jordan
(845) 457-2400, ext. 17640
frank.jordan@vcsdny.org

Alisa Podgorskaya
(845) 457-2400, ext. 17641
alisa.podgorskaya@vcsdny.org

Physical Therapy
Maria Greene
845-457-2400 ext. 19551
maria.greene@vcsdny.org

Occupational Therapy
Helen Yankanin
(845) 457-2400, 
helen.yankanin@vcsdny.org

 Bell Schedule

  • Warning Bell  7:12 a.m.
  • Period 1 7:15-8:00 a.m.
  • Period 2 8:03-8:45 a.m.
  • Period 3 8:48-9:30 a.m.
  • Period 4 9:33-10:15 a.m.
  • Period 5 10:18-11 a.m.
  • Period 6 11:03-11:45 a.m.
  • Period 7 11:48 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Period 8 12:33 -1:15 p.m.
  • Period 9 1:18-2:00 p.m.

AFTER SCHOOL  ACADEMIC & EXTRA-CURRICULAR OPPORTUNITIES:

On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays students will be offered opportunities, based upon teacher availability, to obtain extra help, work on projects, participate in clubs and activities, or to serve detention after-school from 2:10PM-2:40PM.  Students must be under a teacher’s supervision for the entire after school period.  Students need permission from parents to stay after school and may not leave the building.  STUDENTS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO STAY AFTER SCHOOL HOURS TO SOCIALIZE OR TO VIEW SPORTING EVENTS.  High School students will be allowed to ride the Middle School bus home only after receiving a Bus Pass from their teacher. 

One Hour Delay Bell Schedule

  • Warning Bell 8:12 a.m.
  • Period 1 8:15-8:55 a.m.
  • Period 2 8:58-9:33 a.m.
  • Period 3 9:36-10:11 a.m.
  • Period 4 10:14-10:49 a.m.
  • Period 5 10:52-11:27 a.m.
  • Period 6 11:30-12:05 a.m.
  • Period 7 12:08a.m. – 12:43 p.m.
  • Period 8 12:46 -1:21 p.m.
  • Period 9 1:24-2:00 p.m.

Two Hour Delay Bell Schedule

  • Warning Bell 9:12 a.m.
  • Period 1 9:15-9:44 a.m.
  • Period 2 9:47-10:16 a.m.
  • Period 3 10:19-10:48 a.m.
  • Period 4 10:51-11:20 a.m.
  • Period 5 11:23-11:52 a.m.
  • Period 6 11:55 a.m. – 12:24 p.m.
  • Period 7 12:27-12:56 p.m.
  • Period 8 12:59 -1:28 p.m.
  • Period 9 1:31-2:00 p.m.

Three Hour Delay Bell Schedule

  • Warning Bell 10:12 a.m.
  • Period 1 10:15-10:40 a.m.
  • Period 2 10:43-11:05 a.m.
  • Period 3 11:08-11:30 a.m.
  • Period 4 11:33-11:55 a.m.
  • Period 5 11:58-12:20 a.m.
  • Period 6 12:23-12:45 a.m.
  • Period 7 12:48 a.m. – 1:10 p.m.
  • Period 8 1:13 -1:35 p.m.
  • Period 9 1:38-2:00 p.m.

Half Day Bell Schedule

  • Warning Bell  7:12 a.m.
  • Period 1 7:15-7:35 a.m.
  • Period 2 7:38-7:56 a.m.
  • Period 3 7:59-8:17 a.m.
  • Period 4 8:20-8:38 a.m.
  • Period 5 8:41-8:59a.m.
  • Period 6 9:02-9:20 a.m.
  • Period 7 9:23 a.m. – 9:41 a.m.
  • Period 8 9:44 -10:02 a.m.
  • Period 9 10:05-10:25 a.m.