Van Ness Elementary School

School Basics


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 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.