Welcome Back Message including September 4th Schedule

As the first day of school approaches to start the 2020-21 school year, the staff at VCHS would like to welcome each and everyone of you. We know that this school year will look much different, however you have our commitment and promise that we will work together to maintain safety, provide a rigorous academic environment and ensure each other’s social and emotional well-being as we work through these uncommon times.  
Communication is the key to every relationship and in these uncertain times it is critical to our success. The school website, school messenger emails and SMS  will continue to be the primary means of communication with parents. Email and a student body google classroom (grades  9/10 & 11/12) will be utilized for announcements, important information, forms needed for students. All students grades 9-12 will be invited into the student body google classroom & course classrooms by Wednesday evening. In preparation for the first day of school, students should be checking their school email and accepting invites to classrooms. 
The first day of school for all students will be on Friday, September 4th. This day for ALL students will be virtual/remote only. Students will follow their assigned schedule that can be  found on the SchoolTool Parent and Student Portal on this day and interact via google classroom for each course. Please review the information below to be prepared for the first day – September 4th. 


DAY 1 – Friday, September 4 – ALL STUDENTS, ALL REMOTE 

  • Students need to log on to their Valley Central High School email prior to September 4 to make sure they can access it with no problems. If there is a problem, please email chromebookshs@vcsdny.org for assistance. Students will start receiving google classroom invites and should start accepting these in the next few days.

  • All students 9-12 will join their first period google classroom starting at 7:25am. Please see the bell schedule for the day below. 

  • Each period of the day will include meeting your teacher and the class and IMPORTANT procedural information for those returning to the building as well as for those continuing with online instruction, teachers will place this information in their google classroom for viewing. It will also be located in the student body classrooms (9/10 & 11/12) for students who may need to view it at a later time. 

  • If a student has a study hall or lunch, they are to log into their student body classroom to view the assigned procedural videos for those periods. If you have late arrival, early dismissal, or CTEC, you should also view EACH period in the student body google classroom to know the procedures. 

  • All students must complete their daily attendance survey found in the student body google classroom.

September 4th- Period Schedule & Procedure Highlights

  1. 7:25-8:17  Administrator Welcome & Arrival procedures 

  2. 8:20-8:59 Safety- masks, sanitizer, hand washing

  3. 9:02-9:41 Hallway movement, pass procedures

  4. 9:44-10:23 Attendance, guidance access

  5. 10:26-11:05 Announcements, school supplies 

  6. 11:08-11:47 Desk covers and sanitizing stations 

  7. 11:50-12:29 Breakfast procedures

  8. 12:32-1:11 Lunch procedures

  9. 1:14-1:52 Dismissal & busing

We will be providing students and parents/guardians with a Back to School – What to Expect document as well as an outline for in-person instruction for September 8-11 in the upcoming days.