Van Ness Elementary School

Current Families

Schedule

Come to school on time! The instructional day begins at 8:45 AM (enter the building at 8:40 to be in class by 8:45). Students not attending beforecare may arrive at 8:25 AM for breakfast in the classroom. If you come after 8:45 AM, stop at the main office for a tardy slip. School dismissal is 3:15 PM.



Before and Aftercare

AlphaBest provides before and after care at Van Ness Elementary. Beforecare is available from 7:00-8:25 AM. Aftercare is available from 3:15-6:00 PM.  Sign up here.


School Lunch

Van Ness is a nut-free school. You can find the school menus here Payment can be made here . Students are also welcome to bring their own (nut-free) lunch to school.

If your child has dietary restrictions, be sure to complete the request forms. You can find them here. Email the forms to food.dcps@dc.gov or turn them in to our main office and they will be submitted for you.


Get involved!

As a parent/guardian of a Van Ness student you are automatically a member of the Parent Teacher Organization, and you don’t have to be on the Board of Directors to get involved. Click here to learn more.