The Panther Pride

December 13-17, 2021

*Cold & Wet Weather Alert* The library is open from 7:45 - 8:40 each morning. Students arriving before 8:15 will be sent to the library.

Last School Week of 2021!

Monday, 12/13 - Regular Day 8:50 - 3:22

Tuesday, 12/14 - Regular Day 8:50 - 3:22

Wednesday, 12/15 - Collaborative Day 8:50 - 2:32

Thursday, 12/16 - Minimum Day 8:50 - 1:15

Friday, 12/17 - Minimum Day 8:50 - 1:15

5 Days of Winter Spirit Week Dress Up!

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Homework Club Update

In order to make sure Homework Club is as successful as possible, we’ve implemented some new policies. Students who want to attend Homework Club must be in the library by 3:30pm. If you arrive after 3:30, you will not be allowed to attend that day. Additionally, students who are misbehaving or not doing their homework will be asked to leave and have their parents called. Remember, Homework Club is Monday, Tuesday and Thursday after school in the library. It’s a great place to go for a quiet environment to get your homework done. There’s also a teacher available to help you on assignments.

Student Schedules

New schedules for the 2nd semester will be distributed at the end of 6th period on Tuesday, December 14th. This is the only students will receive. Students can print out another copy from School Loop. If there is an issue with your student's schedule they can come see their counselor before school, after school, or during lunch not during regular class time. Students may complete a counselor request form located in Google Classroom "VP Central Hub".

Student IDs are to be worn at all times! Planning on attending a basketball game? ID is required!

Important Information for Attending Winter Sports

  • All attendees must wear a face covering that covers the nose to the bottom of the chin. Masks cannot be removed during the game or attendees may be asked to leave
  • Food and drinks are not permitted in the gym
  • All attendees must sit in the stands; there is no standing on the sidelines. Priority entrance and seating is for athletes and athlete's families (up to four members). Students attending must wear their school ID for entrance.
  • There will be no in/out privileges. Students are expected to stay seated during the games, show good sportsmanship and follow campus rules or they may be asked to leave

STUDENT CELL PHONES are to be silenced and put away during the school day. Students can come to the office and use their phone to contact families if needed. Need to get a message to your student? Call the front office at (707) 453-6270.

5 - Star Winners

Student earn 5-Star Raffle points each day they attend school with no tardies!!!
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Food Pantry at Vaca Pena

Vaca Pena is happy to serve our Vaca Pena Families by opening a food pantry.

We know times are hard right now, and we love to always be able to serve our panther families.

For more information, or to request a food drop off please contact:

Karen (habla español)

Text (707) 469-3021

School (707) 453-6270


Vaca Fish Food Drive

Vaca Pena is hosting a Food Drive for Vaca Fish. Vaca Fish serves Vacaville and the surrounding communities to ensure they have enough to eat. Please send canned or boxed foods with your student to take to their 1st period teacher.

Important Dates To Remember

Students who want to check out a library book can do so every Tuesday from 3:22 - 3:45

Upcoming School Holidays

Minimum Days: December 16th & 17th. School ends at 1:15 PM

Winter Break: December 20th - 31st. School resumes on Monday, January 3rd

Student & Parent Links Below!

December and Janurary Lunch Menu

The USDA has extended the free meal program through 2021/2022, we ask that families still fill out the Free & Reduced Lunch application. Additional benefits to the free/reduced lunch include transportation bus fees, cable/internet fees, and more!

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Vaca Pena: See Something, Say Something

If you are a witness to bullying whether it is verbal, physical or social, we ask that you fill out this form. All responses will be anonymous unless you choose to give your name.

Vacaville PAL Program

The PAL program brings youth under the supervision and positive influence of Vacaville Police Department staff and expands public awareness about the role of a police officer and the reinforcement of the responsible values and attitudes.

VUSD COVID-19 Resources & Protocols

Students who exhibit COVID-19 symptoms should not attend school.

2021/2022 Middle School Student Calendar PDF

Minimum Days: Sept. 3, Sept. 17, Sept 23-24, March 11 ~ Super Minimum Days: June 1-2

VPMS Athletic Information Link

All students interested in participating in school sports must have a physical dated May 2021 or later and complete all Athletic Clearance forms.

AERIES Parent Portal Link

Use this link to update your contact information, view your student's schedule, attendance, progress and quarter grades and so much more!

Vaca Peña Middle School

Vaca Peña Middle School is a 7th & 8th grade comprehensive middle school serving the Vacaville Community.