Frequently Asked Questions

 

The following is important information that you might like to have for reference throughout the school year.  Please do not hesitate to call us if you have any questions. 

Please click on the question you would like answered!


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  1. How do I send money to school?
  2. Why are emergency cards important?
  3. What kinds of clothing should my child wear to school?
  4. What is the school policy about attendance?
  5. What is the classroom schedule ?
  6. How can I volunteer in the classroom?
  7. How can I help if I work or have small children at home?
  8. When are conferences scheduled?
  9. When will my child receive a report card?
  10. What is an "Important Paper" envelope and what is it used for?
  11. What is the Homework Folder and when does it come home?  And, what is the difference in brown folders?

How do I send money to school?

Please send all money and notes in an envelope or Ziploc plastic bag.  Indicate the purpose of the money, the amount, your child's name, grade, teacher, and room number on it. It should then be placed in the brown "Important Papers" envelope.  Money is easily lost if not labeled and quite often the child isn't sure who the money is intended to be delivered to!

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Why are emergency cards important?

If you have not already completed your child's emergency card and returned it to the office, please do so ASAP!  It is essential that we know where we can get in touch with you in the event there is an emergency!  Also, please notify the school immediately of any change of address and/or telephone number.  We also need you to send us a note in order for us to update our records.  If other information on your child's emergency card changes (work, childcare arrangements,  or changes in who is authorized to pick up your child,) be sure to notify us. We can only release a child to someone you have designated in writing.   We will also need to know of any changes in how your child will be going home.  If we do not receive any communication from you, we will send them home according to their usual routine. 

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What kind of clothing should my child wear to school?
 


Your child will be involved in activities that include psycho-motor development (running, jumping, climbing, etc.) and painting. Please send your child to school in clothes that are appropriate to those activities (comfortable and washable play clothes.) Shoes should have closed toes and rubber soles. Tennis shoes are an excellent choice. Please label all belongings that are brought to school with your child's full name. Sharpie pens are great permanent markers to use.  Jackets and sweaters are frequently lost and we are not able to identify them if there they are not labeled.  Please assist us in helping to keep track of all these valuables by labeling your child's belongings!!

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What is the school policy about attendance?

Regular and punctual attendance is very important to your child's educational success.  However, please keep your child at home when he or she is ill!  Your child will recover faster at home and will not infect others in the class. Your child should be free from a fever for at least 24 hours before returning to school.  Please call the office on the first day of an illness, and send a note with your child when he or she returns to school explaining the reason for the absence.  If your child is absent from school for any reason other than illness, or if we do not receive written verification of an absence for illness, the district loses student funds. If your child will be gone on a trip for five days or more, let us know as soon as possible. We may be able to arrange a work/study program that your child can complete while gone.  Your child must be absent for at least five days for this work/study program.

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What is the classroom schedule?


Schedule: A.M. Classes 8:30 A.M. -11:50 A.M. Monday-Friday
P.M. Classes 12:00 P.M.-3:20 P.M. Mon., Tues., Thurs., and Fri.
P.M. Classes 8:30 A.M.- 11:50 A.M. Wednesday

To help your child adjust quickly to Kindergarten, it is preferable that you let your child come into the room independently. We will be there to greet your child individually. We would like for you to use the name tag provided for the first day of school. Please assure your child that you will be waiting outside the fenced area (or at the bus stop if your child rides the bus) after school.  We appreciate your help in making sure your child arrives to school on time.  We understand that everyone has an occasional emergency, but please stress the importance of being on time!  If your child is tardy, you will need to check your child into the office before bringing him/her to class.  

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How can I volunteer in the classroom?

We love to have volunteers in the classroom!  We will be sending home a flyer that suggests different ways that you might help.  Please fill it out so we will know how you would like to help.   Our PTA is always looking for volunteers, also!  They will have a sign up sheet coming home.

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How can I help if I  work or have small children at home ?

There are lots of jobs that you might be able to help from home.  There are many clerical jobs that you might like to do at home to help out.  We appreciate all the help!  Please let us know that you are available to help at home.

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When are conferences scheduled?

Two conferences are scheduled each year.  The first conference will be in October and the second one in March.   However, we would like for you to feel free to contact us if you would like to have a conference any time during the year. 

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When will my child receive a report card?

Village View School is on a trimester system.  Your child will receive a report card (progress report) in December, March and on the last day of school.

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What is an "Important Paper" envelope and what is it used for?

Your child has been given a laminated brown envelope labeled "Important Papers"  to help develop good habits about bringing things to and from school.   This envelope will be used to send home important information to you from school.  Please use it to send back any parent/teacher communication to his/her teacher.  Please be sure this envelope is returned each day! Your child will also have a homework folder labeled "HOMEWORK" that will come home on Monday and should be returned with completed homework on Friday. If your child completes and returns his/her work on Friday, a sticker will be placed on the Homework folder.  We would like for each child to have a regular size backpack that will be used for transporting folders and miscellaneous items to and from school. Children should also bring this to school every day.

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What is the Homework Folder and when does it come home?  And, what is the difference in brown folders?

Your child will also have a homework folder labeled "HOMEWORK" that will come home each Monday and should be returned with completed homework on Friday.  If your child completes and returns his/her work on Friday, a sticker will be placed on the Homework folder.   We would like for each child to have a regular size backpack that will be used for transporting folders and miscellaneous items to and from school.  When homework has not been assigned, a flyer will be sent home on Monday.  Homework is generally not assigned for short, holiday weeks such as Thanksgiving.  We will keep the homework folder at school during this break! 

The difference in the two folders is that the Important Papers envelope goes back and forth to school each day.  The Homework Folder goes home on Mondays and is returned to school with completed homework on Fridays.  The Important Papers envelope is used to take completed papers and homework from the previous week, notices from the office and other important papers.  Parents may also sent notes to the teacher in this envelope.  Due to our limited time with the students, we are not able to check each folder each day for papers.  We feel this is the child's responsibility!  We do ask them to check it and provide time at the beginning of each day for this.  If your child forgets to give the teacher a paper from home and continues to bring it home, please remind him/her that it is their job to hand this paper in to his/her teacher.  We appreciate your help in instilling this responsibility for your child.                                                                                                                                                  

                            

                          

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