August 2022: Welcome back to school from Carolyn Yaffe, Executive Director

Dear Valley Charter School community members, welcome back from the summer and to the 2022-23 school year! We are excited to see all of our VCS families at our upcoming back to school events! Information about each school’s community events has been shared by each school’s principal.

Executive Director Update 11/21

Dear Valley Charter Community,
Happy fall- we hope that everyone had a safe and enjoyable Halloween!
Please see below for some VCS information, updates, and to read our first VCS Equity Spotlight, which will be shared on a monthly basis to highlight a practice that advances our equity work- the broad goals of this work are to foster a sense of belonging and to promote equity of opportunity and outcomes for all VCS students.

Executive Director Update 10/21

Dear VCS Families,
It is hard to believe that we have been back to school for six weeks!; I spend time each week at VCES and VCMS and the sight and sounds of our students laughing, learning, collaborating, and connecting with one another on each campus fills me with joy and purpose every single day. While it has definitely been a school launch like no other, we are so happy to be back on campus with your children. Thank you to the leaders, staff and faculty at each school for working so hard to make this happen and to our families for supporting all of our efforts…..

End of School Year Reflections from Carolyn / Reflexiones de fin de año escolar de Carolyn

What a year it has been!

I accepted the role of Executive Director of Valley Charter Schools on March 15th of 2020. While I knew we were heading into uncharted territory as a nation and world with COVID-19, I did not understand the exact nature of the challenges ahead- none of us did.

Exploring VCS Design Element 5: We are committed to building intentionally diverse schools.

Exploring VCS Design Element 5: We are committed to building intentionally diverse schools. What does this mean for how VCS honors Black history month? Valley Charter Schools aims to honor and celebrate Black history, not just in February of every year, but in an on-going way….

Another update from Carolyn! (2/17)

Dear VCS Community,
I know that I sent out a message yesterday morning but as I mentioned at the end of that message — information and expectations are a bit of a moving target these days!
As it turns out, my message directly crossed paths with the brand new information that schools formally received from the Los Angeles County Department of Health yesterday………