The Panther Pride

January 24 - 28, 2022

Congratulations to Coach Torricelli & Ms. Lori!

Vaca Peña is proud to announce our Teacher of the Year, Coach Sarah Torricelli and our Classified of the Year, Ms. Lori. Ask any student and they will tell you that these two ladies are their #1 support system! Both are great listeners, teach students how to advocate for themselves and always expect students to be their best each day. We are so lucky to have these ladies in the Middle! Congratulations again!
How to help your student when absent

Open link for information for how to help your student when they are absent.

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Soccer Try Outs

It's almost soccer season!

If students are interested in trying out for soccer, please create a profile and complete athleticclearance.com. Then upload a sports physical to your profile. If you have played a previous sport at Vaca Pena this year, please switch your clearance to soccer. Coach Torricelli can help if you have questions, you will receive an email after she clears your student.


Soccer tryouts begin Monday, January 31. Coach Torricelli is the coach for both boys and girls. Girls and boys are expected to change in the locker rooms immediately after school. The locker rooms will close 10 minutes after the final school bell.


Necessary equipment: Close toed shoes and shin guards are required to try out. Cleats are preferred. If you do not have shin guards, you will not be allowed to participate in any contact activities at the tryout. If you do not have cleats, you can still participate. If you make the team, all players will need cleats. If you have a size 5 soccer ball, please bring it for the tryout. I anticipate high numbers and want to make sure we have a few extra soccer balls, if needed.


If your tryout is not immediately after school, you can do homework in the bleachers until your tryout or go to homework club. Otherwise, you need to go home and come back at your tryout time. We can't have students unsupervised on campus.


Boys Tryout Schedule

Monday 1/31 3:45-5:00

Tuesday 2/1 3:45-5:00

Wednesday 2/2 3:45-5:00 (first cuts)

Thursday 2/3 3:45-4:45 (final cuts)


Girls Tryout Schedule

Monday 1/31 4:15-5:30

Tuesday 2/1 4:15-5:30

Wednesday 2/2 2:45-4:00 (first cuts)

Thursday 2/3 4:30-5:30 (final cuts)


Looking forward to a great season!

Coach Torricelli

storricelli@vacavilleusd.org

5 - Star Winners

Student earn 5-Star Raffle points each day they attend school with no tardies!!!
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8th Grade Parents - See below for high school information nights at Buckingham Collegiate Charter Academy & VECHS

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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 community.


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


Karen (habla español)

Text (707) 469-3021

School (707) 453-6270

Email kmorales@vacavilleusd.org

Important Dates To Remember

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


Upcoming School Holidays

February Break is 2/21 - 2/25

Student & Parent Links Below!

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.

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.

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.

2021/2022 Middle School Student Calendar PDF

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

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!

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 Peña Middle School

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