Most information for current parents can usually be found on the district site. Additionally, parents can join the VAIS Parents Group on Facebook to connect with others and learn about upcoming events. School announcements are also typically sent via email from the school, individual teachers, or PowerSchool.
School Supply Lists - Supply lists are typically updated a few weeks before the start of each school year. Your child's teacher may also reach out about additional items for their classroom.
Transportation - Search your address on Infofinder to find information about bus routes and times.
Childcare Options - This page lists childcare locations with transportation to and from VAIS.
On-site Childcare (YMCA) - The YMCA provides on-site care at NCS/VAIS; scroll down on the page to New
Century/Verona Area International to view program details.
Health Services - This page provides the district's polices and guidance for handling illness, including Covid-19.
Nutrition Services - View information about meals and snacks provided at school.
Has your child recently been enrolled at VAIS? Congratulations! Here are some questions that are frequently asked by new families.
When can my child meet their teachers and tour their classroom?
Each spring, VAIS hosts an incoming kindergartener event where students and their families can tour the school and learn more about kindergarten. Around mid- to late-August, teachers will reach out to students via during their contact times or a school supply dropoff.
What are the school's pick up and dropoff procedures?
Students who ride the bus are picked up and dropped off at the back of the school near the playground. Students who do not ride the bus are typically dropped off at the front entrance of the school. Cars may enter off of Main Street at the sign marking NCS/VAIS. They may then proceed in the dropoff lane, where students exit their vehicles and walk to the waiting area in front of the school, or caregivers may park in the adjoining parking lot and walk to the waiting area with their children. Staff are present beginning 15 minutes before school starts to supervise the waiting area and direct students to their classrooms after the bell rings.
Are breakfast and lunch provided?
The Verona Area School District provides free breakfasts for all elementary students, and lunches are available for a small fee. Breakfast is typically served in the cafeteria after school starts, and lunch occurs around midday. Children attend breakfast and lunch together as a class.
Can I volunteer at VAIS?
There are several ways to get involved at VAIS! Joining one of the school committees is a popular and impactful way to support teachers and students. You can also attend the Governance Council meetings in person or via Zoom to learn more about how VAIS functions. Additional opportunities for volunteering in your child's classroom, in the media center, etc. are often announced throughout the school year. Be sure to submit a background check application if you plan to volunteer within the school building; cleared background checks are valid for two years.
What are "asynchronous days"?
The school calendar occasionally marks "asynchronous days" for at-home learning. This means that school is not in session, but teachers are working and students are expected to learn on their own. Teachers will provide a list of apps and resources for kids to use on those days.
What should I do if I have more questions?
Specifics regarding attendance policies, class schedules, and other official procedures are typically sent by email during the first few weeks of school. In the meantime, feel free to reach out to your mentor family or begin a discussion in the VAIS Parents Facebook group. Don't have a mentor? Let the Parent Engagement committee know and we'll get you connected!
Make a tax-deductible donation to VAIS!
Money donated to the school is managed by the non-profit organization Advocates for World Class Education.