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VCS Weekly Bulletin - September 17, 2021

Dates at a Glance

  • Wednesday, 9/22—Fire Drill
  • Wednesday-Thursday, 9/22-9/23—Picture Make Up/Retake days
  • Friday, 9/24—VSC NO SCHOOL DAY
  • Monday-Thursday, October 4th thru 7th —Teacher Parent Conferences. 1:15 end time every day, Extended Care open to those that need it.
  • Friday, 10/8-Monday10/11—VCS Fall Break and Indigenous Peoples Day
  • Tuesday, 10/12—Lockdown Drill

 

COVID Symptoms and Testing

If your child has any COVID or Flu-like symptoms: 1) Keep your child home 2) Call the school and tell us what symptoms your child is experiencing 3) Have your child PCR tested—we must have proof of a negative PCR test before your child can return to school.

Rapid Antigen tests are good for surveillance testing and are considered accurate if a person with symptoms tests positive. If a person with symptoms tests negative with a rapid antigen test, there needs to be a supporting negative PCR test prior to returning to campus.

COVID-19 Testing & Tracing in Sonoma County

I understand this is all very confusing and feels like things are constantly changing. I appreciate your patience and cooperation as we work together to keep everyone safe. Please see the website or the attached documents for more information.

  

 

Attendance and Late Arrivals

Late arriving students MUST check into the office for a health screening prior to going to class. Either walk your child to the office or call (leave a message if no answer) so we can make sure your child is screened and accounted for.

 

Safety Drills

Beginning next week, we will be having site-wide, monthly safety drills (fire, earthquake and lockdown). I know for some children drills can cause stress or anxiety. I will post the type of drill and dates in our weekly bulletin so you can have discussions at home ahead of time if needed.

 

Extended Care Rate Increasing to $6 per hour

After 14 years, we are having to increase our hourly rate for extended care. This dollar increase will be reflected in the invoice you will receive in early October. As always, please don’t hesitate to contact me if cost is a concern.

 

Important - VCS Phone Number

Our VCS office number is (707) 524-2848.  Please note that it is connected to the broader NWP phone system and you have to dial the number directly each time. If you do a “call back” or redial, you will be connected to the NWP main office.

 

The 2021-2022 VCS Yearbook

Regular Price: $20 
Hardcover upgrades are available for an additional $6.95
VCS Yearbooks are designed by a team of our own students, and professionally printed in full color on 100% recycled paper. Each yearbook comes with 2 free customizable pages. For every yearbook sold, Trees for the Future plants a tree in our school's name. All yearbooks purchased before May 12 will ship for free directly to our school. After deadline orders ship to home for an additional fee.

Early Bird Discount Prices
September: $18 (10% off)
October: $19 (5% off)

To Purchase and Customize Your Yearbook
1. Go to www.treering.com/validate
2. Enter our passcode: 1014724174042747

 

Masking Reminder

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR CHILD ARRIVES WITH A WELL-FITTING MASK. This means the nose is covered and the mask fits without gaps or sagging. We have extra masks—paper and cloth—if needed.

 

Wanted

Miss Malika would like a donation of a large bag of apples to make apple sauce.

 

Appreciations

From Miss Malika—I would like to extend my gratitude to Chris Maccario for the donation of soil and time. Our garden looks beautiful! And to Eva Acker for washing my classroom windows (inside and out)—THANK YOU!

 

 

VCS Weekly Bulletin - September 10, 2021

Dates at a Glance

  • Tue. 9/14 & Wed. 9/15 — Picture Days
  • Thu. 9/16 — Miss Kristen’s Parent Night
  • Fri. 9/24  — No School

 

Dress Code Reminder

Please remember to send your child to school in clothing that supports his/her learning. All clothing should be free of images or language that is distracting, violent, drug or alcohol related, aggressive or media based. Shoes and clothing for all ages must allow for freedom of movement and be appropriate for all indoor and outdoor activities including running, yoga, climbing, etc.

 

School Pictures

School picture days are scheduled for September 14th (classes: Miss Malika and Miss Barnum) and September 15th (classes: Mr. Robbins, Ms. Parent, and Miss Kristen)

 

Drop-off/Pick-up

Thanks to everyone for being patient and safe during drop-off and pick-up times. I know it’s not perfect, but people are getting in and out fairly quickly and without much back up onto Piner Rd. Don’t forget that you can pull through and park in the east lot if that helps alleviate traffic congestion.

 

The 2021-2022 VCS Yearbook

Regular Price: $20 
Hardcover upgrades are available for an additional $6.95
VCS Yearbooks are designed by a team of our own students, and professionally printed in full color on 100% recycled paper. Each yearbook comes with 2 free customizable pages. For every yearbook sold, Trees for the Future plants a tree in our school's name. All yearbooks purchased before May 12 will ship for free directly to our school. After deadline orders ship to home for an additional fee.

Early Bird Discount Prices
September: $18 (10% off)
October: $19 (5% off)

To Purchase and Customize Your Yearbook
1. Go to www.treering.com/validate
2. Enter our passcode: 1014724174042747

 

Masking Reminder

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR CHILD ARRIVES WITH A WELL-FITTING MASK. This means the nose is covered and the mask fits without gaps or sagging. We have extra masks—paper and cloth—if needed.

 

Important - VCS Phone Number

Our VCS office number is (707) 524-2848.  Please note that it is connected to the broader NWP phone system and you have to dial the number directly each time. If you do a “call back” or redial, you will be connected to the NWP main office.

 

Appreciations

Thanks, Amy Palmer, Anna Much, Tara Rooney, Lauren Kushins and Ashley Hamlett.  The Parent Association is very excited that you have taken on the role as VCS Morning Greeters. -Crisarlin

 

Thank you all for supporting my transition back into work. Seeing you all and being able to smile (and cry) with my community again means more than I can express. -Rebecca

 

 

VCS Weekly Bulletin - August 27, 2021

Dates at a Glance

  • Thursday, 9/2 — PA MEETING 7:00-8:00 pm
                                 Zoom ID: 538-384-1509  PW: art
  • Monday, 9/6 — Labor Day NO SCHOOL
  • Back-to-School Meetings —Teachers will be communicating dates soon

 

IMPORTANT TIME CHANGE—Effective Monday 8/30

After much discussion and evaluation of the traffic, we have decided on the following time adjustment to the school day.

SCHOOL START TIME: 8:45 AM

SCHOOL END TIME: 3:15 PM (MONDAY, TUESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY) 1:15 PM (WEDNESDAY)   

KINDER 1:00 PM EVERYDAY

This change allows for better traffic flow and less congestion. Please make an effort to arrive no earlier than 3:15/1:15. Students will be escorted out and available for pick-up between 3:15 and 3:30 (1:15-1:30).

Kinder parents—there is no change to your drop-off/pick-up procedures

 

Masking Update

·         SCDPH is now strongly recommending that masks be worn in most outdoor situations where social distancing is not in place. Our teachers will continue to provide as much mask free time as feels safe for everyone and students can request mask breaks at any time.

·         PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR CHILD ARRIVES WITH A WELL-FITTING MASK. This means the nose is covered and the mask fits without gaps or sagging. We have extra masks—paper and cloth—if needed.

 

Monday Morning Circle


(Sorry, parents can’t attend at this time. Soon, I hope!)


VCS is reinstating its tradition of Monday Morning Circles.

Each class will host the circle for the month, leading the school community with a poem or song.

This month the MS will be teaching the school The Earth Pledge by Rachel Carson.

 

 

 

Village Voices

The Village Voices is back! This is a monthly newsletter that showcases our school and the students. If you have ideas for the VV or want to help with this monthly publication, please attend the PA meeting on 9/2 or contact Laurent Kushins. This month’s Village Voices is coming in a separate email.

 

The 2021-2022 VCS Yearbook

Regular Price: $20 
Hardcover upgrades are available for an additional $6.95
VCS Yearbooks are designed by a team of our own students, and professionally printed in full color on 100% recycled paper. Each yearbook comes with 2 free customizable pages. For every yearbook sold, Trees for the Future plants a tree in our school's name. All yearbooks purchased before May 12 will ship for free directly to our school. After deadline orders ship to home for an additional fee.

Early Bird Discount Prices
September: $18 (10% off)
October: $19 (5% off)

To Purchase and Customize Your Yearbook
1. Go to www.treering.com/validate
2. Enter our passcode: 1014724174042747

 

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