Procedures/Directions for Parents
PAYING LUNCH ACCOUNTS
Lunch Accounts may be paid via credit card online or by check/cash in the school office.
If you wish to pay by check or cash, you may pay the lunch fees in the office at Memorial. Fill out the Lunch Prepayment Form and attach it to your payment. Checks need to be made out to VCS Food Service (see form below). We are highly recommending that you pay your child's lunch fees online for the 2020-2021 school year to eliminate passing items between home and school.
PAYING BOOK RENTAL FEES
Book rental fees may be payed via credit card online or by check at the school office.
To pay via credit card, please log in to the Skyward Parent Portal:
Open Family Access
Click Fee Management
Click Make a Payment
Click Update Payment Amount
Type in the dollar amount you would like to add to the account
Click Update cart
Click Pay with Vendor
Follow the Web Store prompts to enter your payment and conclude the sale
If you wish to pay by check, you may send the payment in to the Memorial School office and make the check out to Memorial Elementary.
Please refer to the Memorial Return to Learn Plan for the 2020-2021 school year as dismissal procedures have changed.
Any procedures noted here may not be the rule/procedure
for the 2020-2021 school year.
In the beginning of the school year, you must submit your dismissal plan for your child for the entire school year. Your dismissal plan will remain the same for each week they are at school. IF you need to change a dismissal for a particular day, then a WRITTEN note must come to school with the child or an email must be sent to the office (NOT the child’s teacher). Please email the secretary, email@example.com, by 10:00 am on the day of the dismissal change. If we do not have a written change in dismissal from the parent/guardian, then your child will be going home their normal way. Note: If you are choosing a “care option” as a dismissal option, you must sign up with the individual care provider PRIOR to using them as a dismissal option.
EMERGENCY DISMISSAL PLAN
During online registration, at the beginning of the school year, you will choose how your child will be dismissed in case of an emergency school closing (weather related or other emergency reason).
Please make note of this for your records.
IF you need to change this at any time during the school year,
please call the school office at (219)531-3090 or email the secretary: firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the event of an early dismissal, your child will be directed to the appropriate area of
dismissal based on your choice during registration.
VIEWING YOUR CHILD’S REPORT CARD
Log in to Skyward Parent Portal
Open Family Access
Locate the Portfolio Tab
Open to see Report Card
DIRECTIONS TO CHANGE NOTIFICATION PREFERENCES IN SKYWARD
Please read through the attached document of directions on how to change your
notification preferences in Skyward. You may choose how you receive notifications
from the Valparaiso Community School in case of weather delays,
cancellations, or general school communications.