Vineyard Junior High is proud to be a
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,
We are excited to share that Vineyard has just been recognized as a California Distinguished School for 2019. This prestigious award is attributed to our incredible students, dedicated staff, and partnership with the community. We are proud to be among one of eleven schools recognized in our county.
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) Field Test in the beginning of May. If you are interested in additional practice for your student prior to the state test, you will find practice assessments on line at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/sa/practicetest.asp. It is important that students 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.
This month, our eighth grade students will be going to an orientation at Los Osos High School on March 14. Registration packets will be issued at that time. Be sure to mark your calendars for March 20 for the Los Osos Parent Information Night (more information will be sent home). Please join us for our annual Open House on March 19 from 6:00– 7:30 pm. Parents will have the opportunity to visit their child’s classrooms and teachers to see all of the wonderful learning taking place. We hope to see you there! Our choral students will be joining the Los Osos Choir for a Spring Concert on May 8 (LOHS at 7:00 pm) and our Spring Band Concert will be held on May 14 (LOHS at 7:00 pm). Please check our website regularly as we will be updating even more exciting events. We look forward to our Awards Assemblies in May. The 7th grade Awards Assembly is on May 6 at 8:30 am and the 8th grade Awards Assembly is on May 7 at 8:30 am. Students being recognized will receive an invitation to the Awards Assemblies. Our 8th grade Promotion Ceremony will be held on Thursday, May 23 at 9:00 am.
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!
Absence Line - (909) 484-5136
Please call our Absence Line if your student is absent for any reason.
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
Nolan Kreuger-7th Grade
Taylor Gestl-8th Grade
PBIS Students 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