School Supply Lists for 2017-2018 School Year

posted Jun 21, 2017, 12:09 PM by valley inquiry

Please see the attached supply lists for the upcoming school year. We will see you in the Fall! 

Hiring Music Teacher for 17-18 School Year

posted Jun 13, 2017, 9:13 AM by valley inquiry

Valley Inquiry Charter School is looking to hire a music teacher for the 2017-2018 school year. We are a small elementary school with one classroom per grade level, 168 students.  VICS is an International Baccalaureate Charter School, Primary Years Program. We are located on Hazel Green Road in Salem, Oregon.  VICS is part of the Salem-Keizer Public School District.  Our specialists are all charter hires as opposed to district hires. Our specialists include: PE, Music, Spanish, and Art.

All students, grades K-5, receive music two days a week.  Class sessions are 30 minutes.  The Music Specialist work Schedule: Tuesday and Thursdays. Work hours: 9:15-1:45

Payment:  hourly wage $30.45, payable monthly

Requirements:  Applicant must hold a BA degree (in any area)

-          Experience/knowledge about music

-          Must pass a criminal background check

-          Instruction of Music Education K-5, following curricular guidelines of Music Education Oregon Standards

-          Willingness to attend IB trainings (additional wages)

-          Willingness to attend ALL staff meetings (additional wages)

-          Expected collaboration with classroom teachers after school (additional wages, 4x a year)

-          Facilitate the collaboration with other specialists for our one school wide music program, Feb. 1st, 2017 (5 additional hours of extra time will be paid)

Please submit a resume and cover letter indicating your interest via e-mail to:

Lisa Sundseth, VICS Principal



Interviews will take June 27, 2017.  

Make-up days for snow announced

posted Jan 19, 2017, 10:27 AM by valley inquiry

Make-up days for snow closures announced


Due to inclement weather, Salem-Keizer students have missed four full school days, had one early release and one late start this school year.


Time at school is essential to student success. To make up for some lost instructional time, the district has decided to make changes to the school calendar.


Three school days have been added to the calendar:

·         Thursday, March 23, 2017, will be a school day for all students. Parent-Teacher conferences will take place after school and in the evening.

·         Thursday and Friday, June 15 and 16, 2017, will be school days for all students except graduating seniors. High schools will develop a revised schedule for second semester finals.


Dates of high school graduation ceremonies will not change.


Please be aware that additional calendar changes could be made if there is more inclement weather.

Spring Lottery Information

posted Jan 6, 2017, 12:07 PM by valley inquiry

Applications for the 2017-2018 school year will be available in the office starting on February 6th.
Parent information night: Thursday, Feb 16th: 630-730pm
School Tours: Thursday, Feb 23rd:  930-1030am and 1:00-2:00pm
Applications due: March 17th.
Lottery: Wednesday, March 22nd 600pm

Board Meeting Information

posted Nov 18, 2016, 12:47 PM by valley inquiry

Valley Inquiry Charter School's Governing Board consists of parents and community members who oversee the school's operations and manage the budget. We meet regularly on the third Monday of each month from 6:30-8 pm for our regular meeting. Parents, staff, and members of the public are always welcome to attend. Every meeting takes place in the School Library.  We are actively looking to add 3-4 new Board members.  Please feel from to reach out to any Board member or attend a meeting learn more.


Board Meeting Schedule for 2016-2017 School Year

November 21st, 2016

December 12th, 2016* 2nd, Monday

January 2017 -TBD

February, 13th, 2017

March 20th, 2017

April 17th, 2017

May 15th, 2017

June 19th, 2017

Valley Inquiry Charter School Library

5447 Hazelgreen Road NE

Salem, OR 97305


Board meetings are typically held on the third Monday of each month.   We reschedule as needed for holidays and conflicts, as the year progresses.  

Feel free to contact any of our board members below if you have inquiries.


Jim Vu



Vice Chair


Ricardo Becerril 



PTC Representative

Josie Emmrich



At Large Members


Matthew Reynolds



Derik Munns


Boost your Cherrydale Online Sales

posted Nov 4, 2016, 8:22 AM by valley inquiry   [ updated Nov 8, 2016, 10:50 AM ]

Click on the link below for our fundraiser information and online sales:

Purchase Valley Inquiry Gear

posted Nov 2, 2016, 11:33 AM by valley inquiry

Families, if you would like to purchase Valley Inquiry gear please click on the link below to do so.

Picture Retake Day

posted Oct 21, 2016, 12:54 PM by valley inquiry

Picture Retake Day is Wednesday October 26th. If you would like a picture packet, please pick one up at the front office from Miss Sarah.

October 17th Board Mtg Agenda

posted Oct 17, 2016, 12:36 PM by valley inquiry

September Board Meeting Minutes

posted Oct 17, 2016, 12:35 PM by valley inquiry

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