Training For Eternity

Helpful Notes to our VCS Families

Thank you for making Christian education a priority. The following information is provided to help you learn about VCS. God Bless you and your family as we begin this new school year together.

Emails for VCS staff can be found on the staff page.

Click the link below to print Volunteer hours form.
Once you complete the form, email, fax or drop it off at the school office.

  • Family Volunteer Credit Form
    • School Hours:

      • Pre-K: 8:30 A.M. thru 11:30 P.M. and 12:30 P.M. thru 3:30 P.M.
      • Kindergarten through 1st grade: 8:30 A.M. thru 2:55 P.M.
      • 2nd grade through 5th grade: 8:30 A.M. thru 3:10 P.M.
      • 6th grade through 8th grade: 8:20 A.M. thru 3:10 P.M.
      • Grades 9th thru 12th: 7:25 A.M. to 2:10 P.M.

      First Day Of School

      Students should bring supplies and wear their regular dress uniform unless you have an elementary student who has PE that day. You are welcome to take pictures and be with your student before the first bell rings. School starts promptly at the above times. What an exciting day!

      Uniforms

      Uniforms are purchased at Children’s World Uniform Supply located at 4525 Bee Ridge Rd. in Sarasota. They can be contacted at (941) 955-6999 or on their website at Children’s World Uniform Supply.

      Snacks

      Preschool through second grade have a snack every day. Each teacher has her own guidelines. A bottle of water or extra drink may be included in your child’s lunchbox. Please remember to pack healthy snacks such as sliced veggies, fruit, etc.

      Lunch

      Students bring a lunch including a drink, napkin and any silverware needed. Many students use small coolers instead of lunchboxes.

      Money Matters

      All billing and payments are applied through individual family portals through our billing software system FACTS.

      Campus Visitation

      Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are limiting visitors on campus. Please check in at the office. You must provide your driver’s license and be scanned into our Raptor security system. You will receive a visitor sticker whenever you come on campus for the purpose of visiting or talking to your child. Items such as lunches and notebooks should be left in the office and will be delivered to the student.

      Sign-In, Sign-Out Procedure

      If a student arrives late to school, he/she must be signed in at the office and receive either an excused or unexcused pass before going to class. If you are picking your child up early, please sign him out at the office. Office personnel will get your child out of class. A note or email to the teacher and office in the morning will help us to have your child ready when you arrive.

      Volunteers

      Your help is always appreciated, however, due to COVID-19, we are limiting the number of visitors on campus. Volunteers are also welcome to serve as: lunch room aides, room moms or dads, party helpers, pizza lunch servers, campus beautification, library aide, drivers for field trips and with many other opportunities available. Please record your Family Service hours in your FACTS family portal.

      In order to drive on field trips you must have a Certificate of Car Insurance on file in the office that includes a statement of coverage currently held. The minimum amount of insurance that is required is $50,000/$100,000 bodily injury and $50,000/$100,000 uninsured motorist. We also need a copy of your Florida driver’s license.

      Parent-Teacher Conferences

      These are opportunities to discuss your child’s progress. Please feel free to arrange conferences at any time to discuss your child’s progress.  You can also easily email each teacher with questions, concerns or requesting a meeting.

      Fundraisers

      The school sponsors several fundraisers throughout the year. Families help solicit donations for fundraisers. There are prizes awarded in accordance with the amount of donations collected.

      • At the start of each school year the PTF sponsors a fundraiser.
      • The Victory Run in the spring allows students (parents too!to walk/run laps for the pledges they solicited per lap. Parents are always needed to count laps completed by the students, tally the totals, and serve refreshments. The youngest students run first.

      Parent participation is needed for the fundraisers. In the past, monies have gone to refurbish the playground, purchase computers and buy instructional materials for teachers and the library.

      Library

      Library books and materials may be checked out each week. Overdue books and materials are subject to fines. Fine notices are sent home weekly. The Library sponsors an annual book fair. The date will be announced. Children look forward to this event and the proceeds benefit the library.

      Yearbook

      The Lion’s Pride yearbook is published each year with the help of high school students. Business advertisements provide the major funding. You can now purchase an ad or pre-purchase your yearbook for 2019-20. Please order your yearbook using the Yearbook icon on the homepage.

      Portraits

      Each student’s picture is taken by a professional photographer in the early fall. A variety of packages are available for your purchase.

      School Programs

      All students participate in programs under the direction of our music teacher. Programs are held off campus at a local church.

      Students may need to practice two or three days at the church during the week of the program. Parents will be notified about transportation arrangements before rehearsals begin.

      Class Parties

      Each teacher directs any and all parties through the room mothers. Parties are usually held in October (autumn theme—NOT Halloween), the last day of school before Christmas break, Valentine’s Day, and at the end of the school year. Please check with your child’s teacher if you wish to do something special on your child’s birthday.

      Reporting Professionals’ Misconduct

      All employees and agents of a public school district, charter school or private school have an obligation and legal responsibility to report misconduct by instructional personnel and school administrators which affects the health, safety or welfare of a student. Misconduct includes: obscene language, drug and alcohol use, disparaging comments, prejudice or bigotry, sexual innuendo, cheating, testing violations, physical aggression, accepting or offering favors.

      If someone tells you about misconduct, be a LEADER: Listen – Evaluate – Act immediately – Document – Encourage – Report

      Report any misconduct to: Jerry Frimmel, Principal at (941) 496-4411.

      Venice Christian School • 1200 Center Rd. • Venice, FL 34292
      Phone: 941.496.4411 • Fax: 941.408.8362