The Panther Pride

December 6 - 10, 2021

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


Vaca Pena has a policy requiring students to wear their school ID on a lanyard each day as well as to any extra curricular events. Recently, more and more students are telling us that they have lost their ID and/or forgot it at home. With the colder weather moving in and students wearing hoodies/beanies in addition to their masks, we rely on the IDs to help us know who is on our campus. This is were we need YOUR HELP!

Please ensure that your student has their ID with them before they leave the house. Students who have lost their ID can purchase a replacement for $1.00 in the front office. Students can also purchase a replacement VPMS lanyard for $4.00 or they can use a lanyard from home.

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.

VP Students & Our Local Business Community

Recently we have received multiple calls from our neighboring businesses, Walmart, Starbucks, Taco Bell, etc, regarding student behavior before and after school. Our neighboring businesses have reported behaviors such as loud, aggressive student interactions, students intentionally making a mess and leaving it behind, and students taking mobile orders that don't belong to them. We are working with our local business and Vacaville PD to ensure that the businesses can continue to run without disruption. Please talk with your student about exhibiting their best behavior at all times when out in the community. As a reminder, students are not to leave campus once they have arrived!

Parent Link for the Healthy Kids Survey

Please take a moment to complete the PARENT VERSION of the 2021/2022 California Healthy Kids Survey.

The survey is anonymous and the information you provide will help guide district and school efforts to promote safety, enhance learning supports and improve student achievement.

Click here to access the parent version of the California Healthy Kids Survey.

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.

5 - Star Winners

Student earn 5-Star Raffle points each day they attend school with no tardies!!!
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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

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.