In an effort to help minimize COVID-19 exposure within our community, all schools within the Alta Loma School District will be closed until:
Friday, May 1, 2020
School will resume Monday, May 4, 2020
*Please continue to check your email for information*
Vineyard Junior High Is Being Renovated: Measure H at Work
Vineyard Junior High is proud to be a
Our Mission Statement:
The mission of Vineyard Junior High is to provide a safe, positive, and collaborative learning environment focused on high expectations of staff, students, and families through a rigorous standards based curriculum while emphasizing positive behavior and outstanding character through PBIS. Vineyard Junior High prepares students to achieve academic success, personal excellence, and enables students to reach their maximum potential to become lifelong learners and effective citizens.
Dear Vineyard Families:
As we navigate through our third and final trimester, we have plenty of exciting events taking place here at Vineyard. Foremost, we want our students to continue to remain focused on their studies and to continue to put forth their personal best in all academic areas. In order to maximize learning, it is important for students to strive for perfect attendance and to be punctual to school on a daily basis. We have had an increase in tardies and would appreciate your support with ensuring that your child is at school on time each day.
During the month of April, your child will be taking the CAASPP (California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress) state test. All of our students have been participating in taking the Interim Assessments as part of their Language Arts and Math classes to learn strategies to prepare them for the state testing. Students in eighth grade will still take the CAST (California Science Test) the last week of April. If you are interested in additional practice for your student prior to the state test, you will find practice assessments on line at
It is important for students to be at school during the testing window. We respectfully request that you plan appointments and days out of school at another time. During the testing season, we need to reduce disruptions to the classroom. Please help us by making after school transportation arrangements with your child in the morning before they leave home. Deliveries such as lunches, PE clothes and after school sports gear will be stored on a table in the office to minimize classroom disruptions.
We are pleased to announce the 2020 PTSA Service Award recipients: Shannon Peters received the Outstanding Teacher Award, Rudy Ontiveros received an Honorary Service Award, and Cherise Rudy received the Continuing Service Award. Thank you to all those who participated in the nomination process. Your input was greatly appreciated.
It is a pleasure and honor to serve as the principal of Vineyard Junior High School. I am enjoying getting to know all of your children, and I look forward to the end of the year festivities. Thank you for all of your continued support!
In the event of a power outage...
In the event of anticipated high winds and dry conditions, Southern California Edison plans to initiate Public Safety Power Shutoffs in parts of the SCE service territory as a precaution intended to reduce the risk of wildfires.
The Alta Loma School District is prepared should any of our schools be affected by a power shutdown. We are in continuous contact with SCE to ensure our student and employee safety. As student safety is our first priority, we are working with our schools to ensure adjustments are made so that adverse conditions do not disrupt the instructional day. Our Child Nutrition staff will have non-perishable meals for our students.
Schools will remain open as long as conditions are safe. We will inform our families of the plans for power shutoffs and provide updates as soon as we receive more information from SCE. Updates will be sent via Blackboard Connect and posted on the District website and on social media.
School operations will continue as regularly scheduled, but we are prepared should conditions suddenly change. Thank you in advance for your patience as we prepare for these potential emergency measures designed to keep our communities safe.
Congratulations to the following 7th and 8th grade students for being nominated by their teachers for exhibiting outstanding classroom performance and exemplary citizenship!
Vikings of the Week
Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS). “Vineyard Junior High believes student success is realized when a positive school culture is created and sustained, empowering ALL students to achieve their academic, social, and emotional potential.”
Congratulations to the following students for being:
"Respectful, Responsible, and Relational."
PBIS Students of the Week