General Information

General Information

General Information

 School Hours: 8:35-3:15 P.M.
All visitors/volunteers are required to check in at the main entrance.

Morning Program: Opens at 7:15 A.M.
Go to: for more information.

Students may go to their classroom at 8:35 A.M.
Please do not go to the classroom prior to this time. This gives the teachers time to prepare for the activities of the day. Students should NOT be dropped off prior to 8:35 A.M., unless they are registered to attend the  Morning Program in the cafeteria.

Classes begin at 8:50 A.M.
Students are considered tardy after this time.  Many of the teachers plan seat work for the students at the beginning of the school day.  We appreciate your consideration in this matter.

The school day ends at 3:15 P.M.
Parents may wait outside of the building for their children. K-2 students will either go to the afterschool program, be dismissed directly to an adult by the cafeteria entrance, or board a bus to return home.  Students in grades 3-5 will either go to the afterschool program, independently meet an adult outside of the school at a prearranged location, or board a bus to return home.

Visitors to the School
All visitors are required to report to the main entrance, sign in, and get a school visitor badge. When you have completed the visit, please return to the main entrance to sign out. Students should be picked up or dropped off during the school day at the main entrance. Visitations to classrooms for any purpose require advanced permission from the building principal. This allows teachers the opportunity to arrange their schedules to accommodate such requests.

Student Attendance

Parents/Guardians are required by NY State, to submit a note of explanation to the school, if their child is absent, tardy or being dismissed early.

Tardy or dismissed students need to be signed in and out, in the main entrance by a parent or guardian.

Parents are asked to utilize the main entrance for the following reasons:
1. Checking in a tardy student
2. Signing out a dismissed student
3. Checking in a returning student
4. Bringing in items for their child

Emergency School Closing or Early Dismissal 
(Usually due to severe weather conditions)

If the Superintendent closes school for the day, or closes school early, the following procedures will be observed:

Parents of Oneonta City School District students will be notified via an automated phone call.
Local Radio/Television stations will announce closing
WZOZ (includes WKXG/WCHN/WKXZ) - Oneonta
WDOS/WSRK - Oneonta
WKTV - Utica
WGY - Schenectedy
WCDO - Sidney
WSKG - Binghamton
WICZ - Channel 40

* Students will follow the instructions listed on the emergency cards, instructing them on where they are to go and who will be picking them up. Therefore, it is imperative that our emergency cards have up to date phone numbers, as well as names and addresses. If there is a change in this information, please notify the main office at 1-607-433-8252.

* There is NO After School Program if school is closed early.

Valleyview Contact Information

40-46 Valleyview St.
Oneonta, NY 13820

Principal: (607) 433-8252, ext. 6400
Secretary: (607) 433-8252, ext. 6401
Nurse: (607) 433-8252, ext. 6402
Fax: (607) 433-8211
Guidance: (607) 433-8252, ext. 6403
Library: (607) 433-8252, ext. 6405
Psychologist: (607) 433-8252, ext. 6406
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