Message from the Principal:
Greetings Valley Cottage Families,
I hope that you are enjoying the final days of summer.
As you prepare for the return to school, please see the “welcome back letter” and the “New Kindergarten Families” letter sent home to families this week. These letters outline some information for our first few days and are located in the PARENT RESOURCE SECTION OF THIS PAGE
If you have any questions please feel free to contact the main office at 845-353-7280 or send us an email.
We are looking forward to a wonderful start to the 2021-2022 school year.
Thank you and see you all very soon.
Valley Cottage Elementary School
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Main Office (845)353-7280
Main Office fax 353-7287
Attendance 353-7281 (for all absences/dismissal changes)
Voice Mail 353-7165 (follow prompt)
Cafeteria 353-7286 (8am-2pm)
Family Resource Ctr 353-7291
Late Pass must be obtained after 8:50am
26 Lake Rd, Valley Cottage, NY 10989
Need to Know
SCHOOL INFO: Classes begin promptly at 8:50am and end at 3:10pm. Students who arrive after 8:50am must stop at the office for a late pass. Please make every effort to make sure your child arrives on time.
ATTENDANCE/CHANGE OF DISMISSAL/EARLY DISMISSAL: Please call the attendance secretary at 845-353-7281 for all absences, change of dismissal, and early dismissal notices. Please leave your child’s full name, class and reason for the absence. Should you need to speak to the the nurse regarding your child's illness, please call Nurse Patty Kozar at 845-353-7290.
A written note must be received when your child will be picked up by someone other than those listed on the emergency contact list or if they will be dismissed in a different manner (ie: car pick up, walker, etc.). Please send a note via your child or email the main office secretaries at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org notifying us of the change in dismissal and authorized pick up person. When there is a change in dismissal, we ask that you notify the office as there may be occasions where your child's teacher may not be available to forward the dismissal change to the office in a timely manner. Should you encounter a dismissal change PRIOR to the end of the day without written notice, notify the office prior to 2:30 PM at 845-353-7281 or 845-353-7280 so all parties involved are aware.
BREAKFAST/LUNCH: Breakfast is available for students each morning. Those students should report to their morning arrival location and breakfast will be provided. Lunch is available each day for students to purchase. Meal accounts can be prepaid weekly or monthly for your convenience through MyPaymentPlus.com (online payment plan).
DISMISSAL: Dismissal will begin promptly at the end of each school day. Please refer to the information listed above for change of dismissal/early dismissal.
WALKERS: These students will be called to be dismissed. If you are accompanying your child home, please wait by the front playground.
BUS RIDERS: Bus numbers are announced at dismissal. Students are escorted to the bus circle and brought to their bus. An adult must be at the bus stop to meet K-1 students; if an adult is not there, the student will be sent back to school PRIOR to 4:00 PM.
CAR RIDERS: Students whose parents will be picking them up by car will meet in the Gym. Drivers should remain in their vehicles while children are escorted to them. We ask that parents DO NOT exit their vehicle or DO NOT leave the car pick up line. This will enable us to continuously move the car line and dismissal forward.
Letters from the Principal
We're here for you!
WE'RE HERE FOR YOU!
Valley Cottage Elementary PTA members 2021-22
Co-President: Holly Anderson, email@example.com (845) 661-0561
Co-President: Shannon Bender firstname.lastname@example.org (845) 548-1673
Vice President: Devon Cooney email@example.com (613) 431-2024
Treasurer: Tad Finnegan firstname.lastname@example.org (302) 388-8123
Recording Secretary: Liz Lewis email@example.com (845) 709-1697
Corresponding Secretary: Erica Finnegan EricaLF@aol.com