Who We Are

Welcome to Valley Charter Elementary School! We are a free, public charter school serving Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley. Launched in September 2010, we continue to grow and commit ourselves to ensuring that every student achieves success in his or her learning. We value community, diversity, responsibility and academic excellence. Our classrooms are small, our environment warm, and our instruction dynamic. Come see what makes us special!


A Description of the VCES Remote Learning from Home Plan (Click here for more information).

Dear VCES Families,

First of all, I hope you are all safe and healthy during these challenging times. Now more than ever it is so critically important to pause and reflect on some of the things that we value most: our health, families, and our community. For the past couple of weeks, we have been working very hard preparing to support our children’s learning away from VCES. There have been multiple meetings, trainings, and conversations with educators across the nation who are all struggling with the same challenge: continuing learning for students of all ages away from school.

In developing the plans outlined below we are mindful that every family situation is different. Some of us are able to provide our children daily learning support at home. Some of us are working and need the support of other adult family members, and some of us are relying on older siblings to take care of little ones. Some of our VCES family members are first responders and in addition to caring for loved ones, they are also caring for members of our greater community. The same is true for the faculty and staff at VCES. We are all in this together!

Obviously, school will not be the same. The teachers have been developing lesson plans using online resources that children will access through an app. You will see in the next section the plans we have created to begin our more structured Learning from Home program in the weeks ahead.

Thank you once again for your patience and understanding. Please be mindful that there is no perfect solution. All we can do is our best to meet the needs of our students. I am very thankful and honored to work in a community that is really committed to learning, family and community. I count my blessings each and every day. We will persevere!


Sheri Werner

Important Message regarding School Closure and Coronavirus (Click here for more information).

Dear Parents,

Thank you to all the families that have been so patient while schools and districts continue to seek guidance from the CA Department of Education and local authorities. This is a particularly difficult time for all of us, especially families that are trying to manage at home during these uncertain times.

Governor Newsom’s stay at home order went into effect at midnight and will continue for one month through April 19th, VCS will remain closed up to and including Spring Break. Teachers have provided printed materials for students to work on at home for the next two weeks. Should VCS remain closed after Spring Break we are currently planning distance learning options for our students. Once fully organized, the principals will be communicating with families as to what the distance learning options will be.

In the meantime, please see the FAQ below related to school closures.

Stay safe, stay healthy, be well,

Special Education Information (Click here for more information).

Dear VCES Parent,

In accordance with the provisions of 34 of Federal Regulations section 300.503, this letter serves as written notice of proposed actions by Valley Charter School with regard to your child’s educational program because of the school closure due to COVID-19 virus.

We have entered a period of voluntary at-home learning through at least May 1st. As the family of a child with special needs, we are providing you with additional information about the special education services for your student.

As you are aware, the situation surrounding the COVID-19 virus is fluid and VCS will continue to receive federal, state, and district recommendations and guidance. We are providing you all with the most current information we know at this time and we will update you with new information if or when any becomes available.

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