The Panther Pride

January 10-14, 2022

Does your student have their school ID? Replacements are available in the office. $1.00 for the ID and $4.00 for the lanyard

Hello Panther Community

Please see below for Superintendent Shamieh's video message regarding VUSD's response to the recent surge in COVID cases as well as the district's commitment to keep schools open and students in class. Also, please "click" the button to read about VUSD's update to contact tracing.

As a reminder, if your student is experiencing COVID symptoms or they have been identified as a close contact to a community member, please make sure to follow VUSD protocols by keeping your student home if they are symptomatic, taking them to the COVID Testing Center and notifying the front office of your student's status. Here is the contact information:

Vaca Pena Front Office: (707) 453-6270

COVID Testing Center: (707) 454-3503

VUSD COVID-19 Resources & Protocols

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

January 2022 | COVID-19 Update (English)

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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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.

Important Information for Attending Winter Sports ~ Planning on attending a basketball game or a Duel Meet? ID is required!

  • 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. We have only 40 seats for students!
  • 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.

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


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

January 17th - Martin Luther King Day

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.