Adult supervision of school property starts at 8:25 am, so it is best that children do not arrive earlier than this. Playground supervision is provided at specified recess breaks and after school until 3:40 pm.
Everyone is reminded to dress according to the weather as students will have 3 recess breaks throughout the day and it is best for everyone to be comfortable and safe while outside. Students must remain on the school grounds at recess.
During extreme weather, recess will be supervised indoors for all students. If the temperature is too cold students may be allowed to remain inside for recess at the discretion of the administration. It is important that students dress appropriately for cold, rain, snow, and sunny conditions.
If your child becomes ill and needs to go home, parents will be notified and asked to pick up the student.
If your pick-up routine is going to be altered for the day, please make a note in their agenda so that teachers are aware of the change in plans. This is especially important for younger students who may get confused about pick-up arrangements.
If your child is a bus student, please notify your bus driver if they will not be on the bus home.
Student Information and Privacy (FOIP): We do not provide information regarding students to unauthorized persons. We will not divulge telephone numbers, addresses, or information regarding a child’s attendance without the authority of the parents or guardians. At the start of the year, we will request your permission to allow photos of your child to appear in our newsletter, on Facebook, or in the local paper (The Vulcan Advocate often covers events and activities at VPE.) If you would prefer that your child’s image not appear in any media, please let the office staff know.