Welcome to our school and the 2019-2020 school year. I am very excited to serve as your Principal and to have you as a student at VVJH! Last year had many successes that were reflected in both academic achievement (demonstrated in State Test score increases), and numerous extracurricular achievements. The students, parents, and staff of VVJH are to be commended! We hope to build on these successes and continue to excel.

This handbook is designed to answer many commonly asked questions and contains important information that you are responsible for knowing. The school’s rules and procedures are designed to allow students to be educated in a safe, non-hostile environment. All students are expected to follow staff member’s directions, obey all rules, and arrive at school on time and prepared to learn.

In order to keep parents informed parents are provided access to Parent Square. This is an all includsive informational school web resource that is updated on a regular basis.

Parents are encouraged to build a two-way link with their child’s teachers and support staff by informing them of suggestions or concerns that may help their child better accomplish the educational goals.

Student safety is the responsibility of both students and staff. All staff members are familiar with emergency procedures. It is required that all students have an emergency medical authorization completed (see Parent Square). Students with specific health care needs should alert the school in writing, regarding those needs, and with proper documentation by a physician, to the school office. Let’s make this a great school year!

Mr. Tom Misenko, VVJH Principal