Vineyard Junior High Is Being Renovated: Measure H at Work
Temporary Office located in room 3 (SE corner)
There is no school and the office will be closed from
November 25th - 29th
for the Thanksgiving Holiday
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,
With the holiday season approaching, the Vineyard staff members are truly grateful for so many things, especially our Vikings. Our students have already shown tremendous growth in the short amount of time they have been in school. We are incredibly proud of the effort they have put forth during this first trimester. Report cards will be carried home on November 12, so please look for them. Parents need to sign the acknowledgement form once they have reviewed the report card and return it to their child’s Homeroom teacher by November 15. Please continue to monitor your child’s academic progress on Illuminate and be sure to check our school website regularly for important information and classroom assignments (website link: https://www.alsd.k12.ca.us/Domain/156). If you have concerns, a parent conference may be scheduled through our office at any time by calling (909) 484-5120.
At Vineyard, one of our top priorities is to have a safe and positive learning environment. As an ongoing practice, we participate in monthly safety drills, review our safety procedures regularly, and work closely with our local law enforcement agency to refine our safety practices. In addition, we continue to have an active Safe School Ambassador program. In this program, students and staff are trained on effective ways to reduce teasing, insults, gossip, bullying, harassment, and fighting using non-violent communication skills and conflict resolution. In September, Vineyard hosted a program called Rachel’s Challenge based on the writings of Rachel Joy Scott, a victim from the Columbine shooting in 1999. This inspirational program focused on spreading kindness and compassion across campus. It always proves to be an emotionally charged event, and a peer training session is part of the program.
In an effort to promote a positive and safe school culture, we participate in several campaigns and spirit days throughout the year such as: Start with Hello, Know Your Classmates, The Great Kindness Challenge, No One Eats Alone Campaign and a spirit day to Stomp-Out Bullying. We invite and welcome all students to join our Friends of Rachel (FOR) Club. This club supports the aforementioned campaigns and promotes spreading kindness by paying it forward (see our website for club dates). Vineyard is also proud of our continued Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) implementation to promote a positive campus with clear expectations. You can view our PBIS Students of the Week on our website. These students are recognized and honored for exhibiting our school-wide behaviors: Be Respectful, Responsible, and Relational.
Vineyard has a popular After School Sports Program for our students. We are incredibly proud of our students who participated in football and volleyball this season. We look forward to basketball, soccer, and track this winter and spring. We appreciate the families and friends who are showing support by attending games and cheering on our students. Thank you to our School Board and District Administration for their support of our After School Sports. We would also like to extend our gratitude to our terrific coaches.
A special thanks goes out to our dedicated PTSA Board for all of their hard work and dedication to enriching the lives of our students. Our PTSA membership drive and fundraisers help to support student learning, safety, and vital programs at Vineyard. Our next PTSA fundraiser is the Pacific Fundraiser (popcorn and cookie sales) beginning on November 18 - December 3. During the month of November, our school can earn money just by you filling up your gas tank at the Mobil Gas Station on Lemon and Haven Avenue. We truly appreciate your support with all of our fundraising efforts.
At Vineyard, we take great pride in giving back to others in our surrounding communities. Thank you for supporting Operation Community Cares during October to help out our military. We will continue to support needy children during the holidays through our Adopt-a-Child drive from November 12 – December 10. Our community has always been extremely generous in helping to make a difference in many families’ lives during the holidays.
There are several events coming up in November and December, so be sure to check our website calendar. Our Winter Band and Choral Concert is on December 10 beginning at 7:00 pm at Los Osos High School. We welcome you to join us for our Geography Bee Competition at Vineyard beginning at 8:30 am on December 11.
We hope you enjoy some quality time with your families over Thanksgiving vacation (November 23 – December 1) and Winter Break (December 20 – January 5). We look forward to the return of our students following winter break on January 6, as they will be refreshed and ready for new important learning. As always, let’s continue to celebrate successes together!
In the event of a power outage...
Due to 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