From the Head of Upper School

Families of Vassal Lane Upper School,

It is nearing the end of a busy summer and I am excited to open the doors and welcome our students to the 2016-17 school year! Below are some important announcements regarding the start of year.

There have been some staffing changes at VLUS and I want to introduce you to the newest members of our instructional team:

  • 6-8 Art: Robin Seeran
  • 6-8 Drama (shared with CSUS): Rebecca Price
  • 6-8 Health: Terri Bowman
  • 6-8 Librarian: Laurie Ann Riley
  • 6-8 Student Support Liaison: Teyhanie Boone
  • 6th Science: Colleen Barber
  • 8th Math: Alexandra Spencer
  • 8th ELA: Caitlin O’Brien

We will be holding our annual VLUS end of summer potluck on Thursday, September 1 between 4PM and 6PM. We will be gathering in the playground at the back of the school for food, drinks and fun. Teachers and teams will be present to meet incoming students and parents and to answer any pressing questions related to the start of the year. We hope to see you there.

Please bring an item from the category below next to letter of your families' last name.
A-K: Main Dishes
L-R: Desserts
S-Z: Drinks

A reminder about the September school calendar
Monday, September 5: Labor Day, No School
Tuesday, September 6: First Day of School
Monday, September 12: Eid Al-Adha, No School
Tuesday, September 20: Early Release Day (12:55PM Dismissal)

The first day of school is Tuesday, September 6. All students should report to school no later than 8:45AM so that they can make their way to their Advisory room by 8:55AM. We will all be around that morning to make sure that everyone finds their way.

We will be holding elections for the VLUS School Council towards the end of September. More information about this sent home in the coming weeks.

Grade level supply lists
can be found here.

I look forward to working with you and your students and believe that the 2016-17 school year will be a great one!

Daniel Coplon-Newfield, MEd, LICSW
Head of School
Vassal Lane Upper School