About our School
Valley Center Intermediate School Core Values
The Intermediate School was set-up to serve as a "transition" for students between the elementary schools (K-4) and middle school (7-8).  With that in mind, our staff and students developed core values and building expectations. Our core values are to "Be The Change, Making a Difference Beyond You." These core values drive everything we do at VCIS and we want to make sure we are educating students not only academically but also socially and emotionally as they move forward into the world.    

Frequently Asked Questions about VCIS:

How is VCIS like elementary school - what's the same?
  • Homeroom Teacher
  • Students share teachers 
  • Homeroom Class - Teachers will meet with students during the week and review their grades; check-in with kids and work on building a connection with students that is vital to their success
  • Character Education Lessons
  • Academic Supports (MTSS) - Language Arts/Math
  • Be the Change Behavior Model
How do we provide students with more responsibility - what's different?
  • Each student will be assigned a locker
  • Students will be checked out a Chromebook during the school day to help prepare them for life at VCMS and VCHS when they will take a device home with them everyday.
  • Students will switch classes during the day
  • Students may choose to take "Band" or participate in other "Exploratory Classes" such as: Fitness/Art/Careers/Digital Citizenship
  • VCIS has various clubs including Student Council, Students Helping Out Warriors (SHOW), Yearbook, Robotics and more.
  • Join the school and have fun at our Haunted School fundraiser and Annual Activity Night
  • Lunch Options Increase
What is the daily schedule at the Intermediate School?

7:45 a.m. - School doors open
8:10 a.m. - Breakfast served 
8:25 a.m. -  Dismiss students from gym
8:35 a.m. -  Classes begin
3:55 p.m. -  End of school Day

Where can I find assignments from teachers if my child was absent from school?

If your child was absent, there are a few different things you can do.  Some teachers keep their assignments on the Class Pages side-tab on the side of the website.  You simply click on the teachers name and the assignments are listed.  However, many times assignments/plans change and so the class pages may not always be the most up to date and best method.  With our students having Chromebooks many teachers will be using Google Classroom to keep up on assignments.  We also have a number of teachers who use other websites, such as Edmodo and Facebook, to keep assignments up to date online.  

Students also need to check with the teacher when they return to see what assignments/lessons they have missed.  Students will be given an opportunity to make-up any work that was missed. 

You could also go to Parent Portal to look for assignments.  Many times teachers put assignments into Parent Portal and you can access them there.  If you have any questions as to what your child has missed, your students can always speak with their teachers or you can contact them via phone or e-mail. 

Student ID Information

Student ID's are required to use for breakfast, lunch and library.  IF the student loses their ID card (or lanyard and/or pouch), they can be replaced in the office:
Replacement Cost:
Student ID - $2.00
Lanyard - $3.00
ID Pouch - $1.00