VPS News

From student shout-outs to the exciting things that happened at our last school event or a great parenting article, we’ll post it all here for you. Please be sure to visit this page often so you’re always well informed about what’s happening at VPS.

Staff Appreciation Week

Staff appreciation week is on Monday, May 21 through Friday, May 25. Please join us in celebrating the dedicated teachers and staff of Valley Preparatory School.

Free Dress Week

Free dress week is a week of fun for all students who register. For $100 your student will get to wear free dress clothing all week long from Monday, May 21 through Friday, May 25. Purchase your ticket online today!

Summer Projects at VPS

We will be completing two projects this upcoming summer! The proceeds from our recent gala fundraiser are allowing us to complete an outdoor learning space and install a shade structure! Please read more about our upcoming projects in the latest edition of our newsletter.

All-Day P.E.

At the 60th anniversary sock-hop, one of our supporters purchased all-day P.E. for all students! Friday, May 18, 2018, will be our P.E. day. More details to come.

Prepaid Hot Lunch Discount

We are offering a discount on pre-purchased hot lunches for the year! If you prepay for the 2018-2019 school year, you will receive a 10% discount. 

Here is the breakdown: 165 lunches at $6.00 per lunch equals $999 but with the 10% discount on prepaid lunches, you will only pay $891! That is a savings of $108! 

We must have check or cash payments received by May 30, 2018. No refunds or credits. The price includes all holidays, and the discount covers any sick days or field trips. If you have any questions, please text Maleene Guida at (909) 767-8673. 

Parent Survey

Time for our annual parent survey! The survey provides an opportunity for the community to express their likes and dislikes about our school. The administrative team, along with our school board members, reviews the survey results. The results are necessary in developing annual goals for curriculum, staffing, facilities, and more. Please take a moment to fill out our online survey to let us know how we're doing. Thank you for your continual support!

Register Now for Summer School

Our annual summer school program will once again have two sessions: June 18-29 and July 2-13. Tuition is $135 per 2-hour class, per 2-week session. Additionally, we expect to again partner with Engineering4Kids to provide an engineering camp in July, following our summer program. Additional information is coming soon. To register, please see our summer school registration page.

2018 Summer School

Our 2018 summer school is coming up! Students going into grades 1–8 for the 2018-2019 school year may join us for summer school. For 2018-2019 preschool prekindergarten and kindergarten students, we have our Little Lion’s Enrichment Program (LLEP). Payment is due with your sign-up form, which you can complete online. We hope you choose to join us this summer!

Welcome to Our New Website

We are pleased to welcome you to our new and improved, responsive (mobile friendly) website. We are grateful to the many district and school staff members who worked together to envision a website that reflects how much we care about our students. Our partnership with School Webmasters has made our vision a reality. Working with School Webmasters also helps us keep our websites ADA compliant for those with disabilities. We hope you’ll check back in with us often!

Curriculum Development Initiative

We’d like to share the details of the school’s ongoing Curriculum Development Initiative that began two years ago with the implementation of the IB and STEAM programs. In the coming weeks and months, we will provide more details about these “Seven Steps to Success,” which will ultimately establish the VPS-IB-Curriculum.

  1. Consider changing to a trimester grading system to better align with the six IB units (two units per trimester).
  2. Take our newly modified learning standards and align them with the six IB units.
  3. Continue to implement the six trans-disciplinary units of the IB program, two of which are STEAM based.
  4. Begin modifying the school's written curriculum to better align with national and international standards.
  5. Consider changing our grading scale to better reflect a standards-based approach to teaching and learning.
  6. Modify the current report card format to better align with IB philosophy and a standards-based approach to teaching and learning.
  7. Provide more student support services to better ensure that all students receive the support they need.
  8. Continue to implement the six trans-disciplinary units of the IB program.