There is no school on:
Monday, January 27th for a Staff Development Day
Vineyard Junior High Is Being Renovated: Measure H at Work
Our main office (on Mayberry) is now open!
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:
There is no better time than the New Year to celebrate the successes of our students and to set new goals. Our students’ efforts certainly shined during our Renaissance Rallies for each grade level in December. We celebrated students who earned a 2.0 GPA or higher by providing a special assembly. Several Scholar Athletes were honored during this special student rally as well. We look forward to honoring more students at the end of second trimester. To help your child achieve the GPA to qualify for Renaissance, we highly encourage you to monitor student progress through our Illuminate portal on a regular basis. Your child’s progress report will be sent home on Tuesday, January 7, 2020. This is a perfect opportunity to review grades with your child and to set new academic goals for the remainder of the year.
Now that we are into the new year, we need to take advantage of our most important time of the year, our learning season! Good attendance will contribute to your child’s success in school. The next few months are the most crucial in ensuring our students have mastered the grade level standards and are prepared for the next grade level. Beginning in February, our students will take Interim Assessments in both Language Arts and Mathematics so that teachers can guide their instruction and help to prepare our students for our upcoming state assessment, CAASPP (California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress) that will take place in April.
Our annual Spelling Bee will be on February 19, and we encourage both our 7th and 8th grade students to participate in this event. In the past, we have had a student advance to the national level. This is a wonderful and fun opportunity to help students improve their spelling, increase their vocabularies, learn concepts, and develop correct English usage that will help them throughout their lives. First and second place winners in this competition will also be awarded gift certificates donated by our PTSA.
A special thanks goes out to our dedicated PTSA Board for working endless hours to organize fundraisers to benefit our students and supplement vital programs at Vineyard. We are grateful for your support with our Pacific Fundraiser. It was a success thanks to you. We hope to see you at our next PTSA Dine-out at Stone Fire Grill on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 from 5:00 to 9:30 pm. Please look for a flyer and email with information. We truly appreciate your support with our fundraising efforts!
Our girls and boys basketball is starting, and we are looking forward to our upcoming games. We appreciate the dedication and devotion of our coaches, as they work with our athletes after school. I hope you will have an opportunity to stop by and see a game. You can find the game dates and times on our website calendar.
At Vineyard, we are always reviewing our safety practices and seeking ways to promote positive behavior. We work closely with our district office and local law enforcement agencies to refine our safety practices. In addition, all students attend safety assemblies and partake in monthly safety drills to practice how to respond in the event of an emergency. To keep our students safe before and after school, we would appreciate your support in picking your child up on the curb closest to school and discuss the importance of using the crosswalk with your child. Unless your child is attending an after school program, they should be picked up by 2:20 pm as there is no supervision for students after that.
To promote respect towards others, we are participating in the “Great Kindness Challenge” during the week of January 28—31. Our leadership students will sponsor dress-up days and other activities to promote kindness throughout the week. We strive hard to establish a positive, safe school environment for our students at Vineyard. Some of the other programs that help with this endeavor include: Safe School Ambassador, Friends of Rachel Club, and Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS).
We look forward to the return of our students on January 6, 2020. We hope you enjoyed your winter break with your family. As always, thank you for your continued support of Vineyard Junior High.
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