2022-23 Food Service Update

July 9, 2022 0 comments admin

Valley Christian Schools today announced its 2022-2023 program year policy for free and reduced price meals  for students unable to pay the full price of meals or milk served under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast, After School Care Snack or Special Milk Programs.  Each school office and the central office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by any interested party.

The Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines will be used to determine eligibility. Children from families whose annual income is at or below the federal guidelines are eligible for free and reduced-price meals or free milk if the school participates in the Special Milk Program.

Application forms are distributed to all homes in a letter to parents or guardians. To apply for free and reduced-price benefits, households should complete an application and return it to the school. Additional copies are available at the principal’s office in each school. A complete application is required. Households which currently receive Special Nutrition Assistance Program Benefits (SNAP, formally known as food stamps) or Ohio Works First (OWF) funds for a child must provide the child’s name, the SNAP or OWF case number and signature of an adult household member on the application. Households that do not receive SNAP or OWF funds must provide the names of all household members, the last four digits of the Social Security Number of the adult signing the application or state “none” if the adult does not have a Social Security Number, the amount and source of income received by each household member (state the monthly income) and the signature of an adult household member.  If any of this information is missing, the school cannot process the application. 

FREE HEALTH CARE: Families with children eligible for school meals may be eligible for free health care coverage through Medicaid and/or Ohio’s Healthy Start & Healthy Families programs. These programs include coverage for doctor visits, immunizations, physicals, prescriptions, dental, vision, mental health, substance abuse and more. Please call 1-800-324-8680 for more information or to request an application. Information can also be found on the web at http://jfs.ohio.gov/ohp/consumers/familychild.stm. Anyone who has an Ohio Medicaid card is already receiving these services.

The information provided on the application is confidential and will only be used for the purpose to determine eligibility and may be verified at any time during the school year by school or other program official. To discourage the possibility of misrepresentation, the application forms contain a statement above the space for signature certifying that all information furnished is true and correct. Applications are being made in connection with the receipt of federal funds.  Schools or other officials may check the information on the application at any time during the school year. Deliberate misrepresentation of information may subject the applicant to prosecution under applicable state and federal laws.

Households will be notified of the approval or denial of benefits.

Foster children are categorically eligible for free meal benefits regardless of the household’s income. If a family has foster children living with them and wishes to apply for such meals or milk for them, contact the school for more information.  

Under the provision of the policy Tammy Wilt will review applications and determine eligibility. If a parent or guardian disagrees with the decision on the application or the result of verification, the decision may be discussed with the determining official on an informal basis. If a formal appeal is desired, the household has the right to a fair hearing. A fair hearing can be requested either orally or in writing from:

            Michael Pecchia

            4401 Southern Blvd

            Youngstown Ohio 44512 

The policy contains an outline of the hearing procedure.Households may apply for benefits any time during the school year.  If a household is not currently eligible and if the household size increases or income decreases because of unemployment or other reasons, the family should contact the school to file a new application.  Such changes may make the children of the family eligible for free or reduced-price benefits if the family income falls at or below the levels shown above.

Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

1.      mail:

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or

2.      fax:

(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or

3.      email:

program.intake@usda.gov

 This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Students of the Week 5/23-27

May 24, 2022 0 comments admin

Our 3-5th Grade Student of the Week is Lane Burton.

His teacher wrote: I nominated Lane because he has come so far in such a short amount of time. His sense of humor is one of a kind and he never fails to crack a joke to make his friends laugh. Even through frustration, he will complete his school work. Lane is very bright and a superstar in math!

Lane loves to play with Transformers, watch YouTube, and build with Legos. His favorite thing to do is to
swing on the swing during recess or race his friends. His favorite movie is the Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.


Our 6-8th grade Student of the Week is Austin Brown.

His teacher wrote: Austin is always going above and beyond and continues through lessons even when they are not due in that class to get further ahead. He also has finished first in our last three class challenges applying what he has learned and showing success from it.


Our Student of the week is Malachi Gibbs.  

His teachers wrote,  “Malachi has always been an extremely motivated student at VCS. He strives daily to achieve high grades and has made an amazing impact on the school!”

His parents wrote, Malachi has always been a determined, focused, caring, and good-hearted person. He always has displayed excellent grades and has been academically honored for honor roll, deans, or presidents list. Once he begins anything he never stops. His mindset has always been to complete the mission. His heart and soul is football and his other hobbies are, weightlifting, and playing video games.

Malachi is also going to Kent State University for a double major in Sports medicine and Graphic Art Design.

VCS Golf Outing

May 18, 2022 0 comments admin

Proceeds support VCS Athletics.

Registration Form: https://mcusercontent.com/…/e1d71e34-762a-2e6d-1509…

Sponsorship Form: https://mcusercontent.com/…/6c4e271e-0911-8761-8788…

Students of the Week 5/16-20

May 17, 2022 0 comments admin

Our 3-5th grade Student of the Week is Yashira Fleetion. Her teacher wrote “Yashira is a bright girl. She is always willing to help answer during class. She is truly growing as an individual.”


Our 6-8th grade Student of the Week is Amyah Jenkins. Amyah has been working so hard in class. She has also went above and beyond to encourage other students both academically and personally. This week she also went out of her way to show support and love to her teachers. She is such a kind and compassionate young lady!

Students of the Week 5/9-13

May 10, 2022 0 comments admin

Our 3-5th Grade Student of the Week is Andrea Reed. Her teacher wrote “Andrea is kind to her teacher and fellow classmates. She is also a hard worker, and does all assignments to the best of her abilities. She is an absolute joy to have in ELA class.”


Our 6-8th grade Student of the Week is Ashley Gonzalez. Her teacher wrote, “Andrea is kind to her teacher and fellow classmates. She is also a hard worker, and does all assignments to the best of her abilities. She is an absolute joy to have in ELA class.”


Our High School Student of the Week is Jon’Qual Pabellon.

Jon’Qual is a motivated, respectful, and hard-working student. Jon’Qual is active at VCS by participating in Football, Basketball, and Track. He was voted Prom prince recently by his peers and has made a positive impact on the school. Jon’Qual has also recently volunteered to do morning announcements in the high school!

His teachers wrote, “Jon’Qual comes to class every day with a positive attitude. He is extremely motivated academically and respectful to staff and peers.” We love how he leads prayer after the morning announcements.

VCS Students of the Week 5/2-6

May 2, 2022 0 comments admin

Our 3-5th grade Student of the Week is TeAndre Johnson. His teacher wrote: TeAndre works hard in ELA class and turns in excellent work. He sets a wonderful example of how to follow classroom rules and expectations.


Our 6-8th grade Student of the Week is Dayna Simon. Her teacher wrote: Dayna always seeks to go above and beyond on her work. She encourages her fellow students and seeks to include everyone when working in groups.


Our HS SOTW is , Savannah Kitchen grade 11.

Savannah is pleasant, and respectful student. She is very active at school by participating in Volleyball, Basketball, Track NHS, Student Council, Stage Crew Manager, she pushes toward excellence, her grades are excellent and she is on President’s list.

Her teachers wrote, “Savannah is hard-working, positive influence in my classroom”. She is talented academically and beyond, but she is most importantly, kind.

Students of the Week 4/11-15

April 12, 2022 0 comments admin

Our 3-5th Grade Student of the Week is Elliana Anderson.

Elianna enjoys reading books. She loves anime, specifically HunterXHunter. When she is older, Elianna
wants to be an interior designer or an author. Her teacher wrote “Elianna is a bright student. She comes in eager to learn about everything. She always has a question to ask.”


Our 6-8th Grade Student of the Week is Mia Jackson. Her teacher wrote “Mia exemplifies Love More, Expect More, Be More in everything she does. Mia’s work ethic is top notch. She consistently comes to class prepared and ready to learn. Her hard work and her kind heart are contagious!”


Our HS SOTW is Morgan Bailey grade 11. Morgan is a member of the National Honor Society, she is the student council secretary, she was the varsity cheer captain, track, and she is on the set crew for the spring musical. Morgan strives for good grades, and also takes college credit plus classes at YSU. Her teachers wrote, “Morgan is one of the most hard working students I’ve had all year. She constantly pushes herself and goes above and beyond to succeed. She also strives to help her fellow classmate. Another teacher wrote, Morgan is one of my most outstanding students who is constantly devoted and determined to do well and help others. She goes above and beyond in the classroom. Morgan is a really sweet student.

Students of the Week 4/4-8

April 4, 2022 0 comments admin

Our 3-5th Grade Student of the Week is Caleb Cortez. His teacher wrote, “Caleb has been a star in the classroom. He is focused and helps his classmates to refocus if they get off task. He truly works hard in the classroom.” Caleb enjoys to play soccer and baseball. He wants to be a police officer when he is older.


Our 6-8th Grade Student of the Week is Shawn Barnett. His teacher wrote, “Shawn has been an exemplary student all year. He is very respectful and has a love of learning. He also has had an A in all three quarters in math class.”

Shawn is part of the math club. His future endeavors include wanting to be a science teacher. He loves math and science.


Our HS SOTW is Foyahn Levy grade 10.

Foyahn is a hardworking, motivated, impressive young lady. She is very active at school by participating in volleyball, basketball, and track. Foyahn is also very responsible and strives to achieve high grades in all her classes.

Her teachers wrote, Foyhan is an extremely hard working, pleasant, and respectful student. She sets the example in the classroom and helps others. She also greets staff and is a joy to be around.

VCS 2021-2022 Yearbook Sale Grades 7-12

April 1, 2022 0 comments admin

Our school’s yearbook is the perfect way to finalize and keep all your High School and Jr. High memories together for years to come. The price for the yearbook this year will be $50.00 before April 30th after April 30th the price will go up to $60.00. Yearbook order forms will also be in a folder outside the high school office, or in Mrs. Griffith’s room 321.

Please turn in your checks along with the bottom portion of this letter to Mrs. Griffith’s (room 321), the Elementary office or the High School office. For those paying by check, please make them out to Valley Christian School along with the name of the student receiving the yearbook.

**You may pay electronically at the Business office. You will still need to fill out the form below and send it to jgriffith@valleychristianschools.net, and write paid and the date you paid. We will follow up with the business office once I receive your order form.

If we do not receive this form, we will not be able to order a yearbook for you.

Questions, comments or concerns, please feel free to call (234)254-5942

Yearbooks will not arrive until the middle of September 2022. We will call when they arrive. Make sure you have a phone number on this form.

VCS 2021-22 Yearbook Sale Grades 3-6

April 1, 2022 0 comments admin

Our school’s yearbook is the perfect way to finalize and keep all your Elementary School and memories together for years to come. The price for the yearbook this year will be $25.00 April 4th- April 30th after April 30th the price will go up to $30.00. Yearbook order forms will be in the Intermediate school office or in Mrs. Griffith’s room 321 (High School).

Please turn in your checks along with the bottom portion of this letter to Mrs. Griffith’s (room 321), the Intermediate office or the High School office. For those paying by check, please make them out to Valley Christian School along with the name of the student receiving the yearbook.

**You may pay electronically at the Business office. You will still need to fill out the form below and send it to jgriffith@valleychristianschools.net, and write paid and the date you paid. We will follow up with the business office once I receive your order form.

If we do not receive this form, we will not be able to order a yearbook for you. Thank you and God Bless, VCS Yearbook Staff Questions, comments or concerns, please feel free to call (234)254-5942 Yearbooks will not arrive until the middle of September 2022. We will call when they arrive. Make sure you have a phone number on this form.