Dates at a Glance

Wednesday 8/10—Campus Clean up 4:00 PM
Wednesday 8/10—VCS Board Meeting 6:00 PM
Thursday 8/11—Miss Malika’s Meet and Greet at Ragle Park 5:00-7:00 PM
Sunday 8/14—Campus Clean up 9:30-1:30
Monday 8/15—Mandatory Orientation 6:00-7:30 PM
Wednesday 8/17—First Day of School 8:45 -1:15 (W, TH, F are minimum days this week)

School Start and End Times

School starts every day at 8:45 AM and ends at 3:15 PM. Wednesdays are minimum days for all students with school ending at 1:15 PM. Kindergarten students have a 1:15 release time every day.

Extended Care times: Morning Extended Care starts at 7:30 AM every day and Extended Care ends at 5:00 PM. Cost = $6/hour

Campus/Garden Clean up Days

Please join us in getting our school space ready for the students. Bring snacks and drinks for yourself if needed. We will be painting the planter boxes and beautifying the campus for the upcoming school year. If you have clippers, rakes, extra paint, paintbrushes, etc. please bring them as we have a limited supply. Come for just an hour or stay longer! We are gathering on 2 different days, so hopefully every family can pitch in.

Wednesday, August 10th at 4pm & Saturday, August 14th 9:30-1:30pm.

Mandatory Orientation for New AND Returning Families

We are asking that at least one parent from every family attend orientation this year. It is preferable to attend without your children. If you have no other childcare options, we have parent volunteers that

will watch the kids while Rebecca goes over important school information. There will also be plenty of volunteer opportunities to sign up for.

Monday, August 15th 6pm-8pm

Fulton Road Construction

Please see the attached flyer with information about the construction on Fulton Road. It includes the construction schedule, impacts on traffic, plus contact information for anyone that has additional questions. It is recommended that you allow extra time for travel around drop off and pick up and/or take alternate routes to avoid the area in front of Piner HS.

COVID Update

Test Kit Distribution (2 tests per kit)

We received an allotment of COVID antigen home test kits to distribute to families and staff. VCS will have these test available for pick up starting Wednesday 8/10 and they will be distributed at the orientation on Monday 8/15. Each kit contains 2 tests–the first test is intended to be used prior to the first day of school and the second test to be used in case of the onset of COVID symptoms.

K-12 Guidelines for Start of School Year

All COVID guidelines from last school year/June remain in effect and unchanged for the start of the school year. CDPH guidelines for K-12 Schools

Masks continue to be strongly recommended but not required in school settings.


Please make sure your child is up to date on all (non COVID) immunizations required by the state prior to the first day of school. This includes students entering the 7th grade (dTap required).