Student Programs and Services

Driver’s Education

Driver Education is administered as per New York State regulations. Twenty four hours of classroom instruction are required to pass the course. The course will consist of 16 classes that will each meet for 90 minutes. This satisfies the seat time required by New York State. 100 percent attendance is required.

If, due to illness, work, sports, etc. it is unavoidable to miss a class, the student must communicate with the teacher to arrange a make-up ASAP. Make-ups may include homework, attending an alternate class, and/or an Internet assignment at the discretion of the teacher. Students will be allowed to make up only three missed classes. Any additional absences will disqualify the student from receiving credit for the course.

Students are expected to attend all driving lessons as scheduled. If a
students misses more than two lessons there will be an additional fee of $50 per car group of four students to make up the missed lessons. Students must achieve a passing grade for both classroom instruction and driving instruction to receive a course completion certificate.

To sign up for Driver’s Ed, visit the Guidance Office

Locker Information

Students are assigned lockers the first day of school. It is required that students have a school approved lock on their hallway lockers. A school approved lock is one that has been purchased from the Middle School store or the High School store/ main office. These locks are currently sold for $6 (at cost).
The reason for this is safety; these locks are specifically ordered from Master Lock and have a key hole in the back so that in an emergency the special key can be used by Administration or emergency personnel to access the locker. The keys are not included with the locks as they are given to us through the company based upon the lock code.
Students are continuously informed of this procedure throughout the first weeks of school. The information is also contained in the Student Handbook.
If students fail to place the approved school lock on the locker, locks will be removed and contents of the locker safeguarded for the student.
Students are not allowed to share lockers or place their belongings in any locker other than their own. If students disregard this procedure, those lockers will be opened with a master key or with a bolt cutter with or without notice. Items will be bagged, labeled and placed in the main office for retrieval.

Parent Portal Procedures

After logging into your parent portal account, click on the purple button next to your child’s name. Click on the grades tab. This tab gives the parent a viewing of a student’s unweighted grades. If you move over to the left of the screen and click on the printer icon, this will pull up the report card – the report card includes the weighted grades if your child participates in any advanced, college or AP courses. You can print the report card from here. 

All Night Graduation

All Night Graduation It is a fun-filled evening for seniors to celebrate graduation.  Only Valley Central graduating seniors may attend. No guests are permitted

The celebration begins at 11 p.m. and ends the following morning at 5 a.m.  Students must arrive by midnight. Students may leave early ONLY AFTER PARENTS HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED.  After leaving, students are not allowed to return. Parents noted on permission slips are called for any student who signs up but does not come by midnight. Students are supervised at all times by parent volunteers, police officers and EMTs.

The event is hosted by the parents of the Senior Class with support from School District. Many businesses and organizations in and around the Town of Montgomery provide financial support and services to make this a wonderful evening.

Why Attend the All Night Grad Party? 

  • Because it is an amazing evening of FUN! Students will share one last memorable event with friends and classmates.  Why wouldn’t they want to attend?
  • The evening includes endless food, live bands throughout the evening, a gym full of over-sized inflatables, games, DJ and much more.
  • Amazing prizes are randomly awarded all through the night, which in the past have included flat panel TVs, FitBit watches, tablets, Beats headphones, gift cards and so much more!
  • Because it is a SAFE place to celebrate. No drugs, no alcohol, no driving under the influence, no peer pressure to do something reckless, no getting into trouble.