Daily Announcements

Congratulations Gina!
Gina Galiszewski a 5th grader at Valley Road School is the winner of the Columbus Day Essay and will be reading her essay this Sunday at noon at the Clark Unico's 9th Annual  Italian American Festival on the stage in the parking lot at the Clark Municipal Complex.  Come visit Clark Unico's 9th annual  Italian American Festival and see Gina present her essay.  

Below please find the link for the Valley Road School Week Of Respect Schedule
Parent Letter VRS- Week of Respect 2015.docx
Please see link below regarding  Cyberbullying Workshop
Cyberbullying workshop.doc
The following announcement is required under the School Integrated Pest Management Program:
On Monday, October 12th, the Maintenance Department of the Clark Board of Education has arranged to have fertilizer and weed control applied to the lawn areas of all schools in the district (ALJ, CHK, FKH, VRS).  As a result, the fields cannot be used until Tuesday morning, October 13th.
If you have any questions regarding this message, please contact Mark Kenney at 732-574-9600 ext. 3354. Thank you.

 Anti-Bullying News

As per the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act (ABR) (P.L.2010, c.122), the Clark Public Schools has posted its Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act grades to the school district's HIB webpage, and to each individual school's webpage. Please feel free to contact Mr. David Geschwendt, Anti-Bullying Coordinator if you have any questions. The grades are on the left towards the bottom of the resources.

Anti-Bullying Specialist - Mrs. Sarah Badilo
Contact Information:
Valley Road School
150 Valley Road
Clark, NJ  07066
732-388-7900 x 4

Anti-Bullying Coordinator - Mr. Thomas Misiak
Contact Information:

Arthur L. Johnson High School
365 Westfield Avenue
Clark, New Jersey 07066
(732) 382-0910, Ext. 3124

Main Office 732-388-7900
To Report an Absence call the main office 24/7
and leave a message or email valleyroadschool@clarkschools.org


Clark Give and Share Special Holiday Collection


The Clark Give and Share Program is sponsoring a special Holiday program entitled “A Bag of Sides” This will be the third year of the program. During the past few years we have collected over 400 bags of sides to supplement the Holiday meals of the needy.


The program is seeking to collect the following: one box of instant mashed potatoes or stuffing mix, 1-2 cans of vegetables, one can of turkey gravy and one can of cranberry sauce.


We also have the capacity this year to collect turkeys, hams and chickens. Please call ahead before dropping off perishables.


Collection will begin the week of September 28th and will end on November 9th, 2015.


Anyone wishing to donate a “Bag of Sides” can simply drop the bag off at the Clark Municipal Building, 430 Westfield Ave., room 18 between 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.


Anyone with questions can contact Nancy Raymond, Health Officer at 732-428-8405

Arrival and Dismissal Procedures


Clark Public Schools

Valley Road School

150 Valley Road • Clark, New Jersey 07066

732-388-7900 (Telephone) • 732-388-6209 (Facsimile)

Joseph Beltramba                                                                                   Edward Grande

Principal                                                                                    Interim Superintendent of Schools


August 24, 2015



Dear Parents/Guardians of Valley Road Students and Students,


We hope you had a great summer and look forward to seeing you and your child on Thursday, September 3rd. School homeroom starts at 8:40am. We open the doors at 8:25am for students to enter. Students have from 8:25 to 8:40am to enter the school before homeroom officially starts.  Parents may walk their child to the classroom on the first day of school. However, after the first day, we ask parents to leave the children off at the outer doors to keep the school safe. School ends at 2:55pm. You can find more detail in our student/parent handbook, which will be posted on our website in a few days. Check the web site at vrs.clarkschools.org.  Last year’s handbook is on the website at the present time, but we will add the updated version soon.  We encourage you to read over the arrival and dismissal procedures, especially if you are new to our school family. We will also send home a packet of information during the first week of school. 

Our school arrival and dismissal procedures which were implemented last year for the new driveway should be followed this year. These procedures will be in the handbook.


The school schedule will continue to run on a six day rotating basis. The days will rotate A-F so that the day of the week for classes will change each week by one day. This will keep us from missing a lot of time on a given day of the week. We will start on the next letter day after each closing and no day will be lost due to holidays or days off.  Using a six day schedule also allows us to make the schedule better for our Reading/Language Arts classes and Math classes. Come and hear more about your child’s class and the new school year at our Back to School Night on Tuesday, September 29th at 7:00pm.  You will receive more information about Back to School Night in a few weeks.


We hope to see you on September 29th at Back to School Night and to see your child on September 3rd for the first day of school.  Remember that the 29th of September will be a 12:40 dismissal with no lunch served.





Joseph Beltramba

VRS Memorial Day Service
Click on image below to play memorial tribute.

Library Closed?  World Book online is now available as a resource to Valley Road Students! 

World Book Online 

(Please see your teacher for login information)

From the Principal

Welcome to Valley Road  School. We encourage you to view the messages and links on this page. Username and password (upper right corner of this page) are not required to use the site.

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Department of Parks and Community Renewal with support from Union County College are pleased to announce: VOLLEYBALL FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES Wednesdays February 15, 22, 29, March 7, 14, 21 7:00-8:00 pm Union County College-Main Gym 1033 Springfield Avenue, Cranford, NJ Registration Fee: $12.00 Call 908-527-4806 for registration information

 Delayed Opening Instructions:
Please Note: Future Delayed Openings will follow these guidelines-
grades K-5 students report at 10:10am.
Lunch period will be held  for  grades K-5 at regular times on delayed opening days.
The Valley Road School Hours:

The student day starts at 8:40am with supervised drop off starting at 8:25am
The student day ends at 2:55pm
The Valley Road School Office is open between 8:00 am and 4:00pm.
we kindly request that people refrain from returning to the building after 4:00

Upcoming Events

Friday, October 9
AM 07:30-08:30 Robotics Room 8
Fire Prevention Day
VRS Pumpkin Sale
Week Of Respect
We will end the week with focusing on respect for animals.  Students are invited to dress like their favorite animal.


Today, 10/9/2015
High: 77 Low: 54
Rain showers
78% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 10/10/2015
High: 63 Low: 45
Partly sunny
7% chance of precipitation.