Welcome to VRES – A place where we Show Pride every day!

Our school has the privilege of working with over 650 students spanning from prekindergarten through grade 6. The school day begins at 8:15 a.m. and ends at 3:15 p.m. The school day for our prekindergarten students will end earlier at 2:30 p.m. Parents dropping off their child(ren) may do so no earlier than 8:00 a.m. Please understand there is no supervision for students before that time. For parents in need of before or after school supervision, please contact the Rensselaer Boys and Girls Club for information about their programs.

Building Access

The school year is off to a wonderful start! As I expressed in my newsletter, the children came back with such excitement and enthusiasm! It has been great to see them again. With the start of the new school year, it is important to review the expectations for visiting our school and other procedures to […]

Six Pillars of Character

A September Note from the Principal

We have had a wonderful beginning to the school year! After a quiet month of July, the faculty and staff spent last month preparing their classrooms and our hallways for the arrival of the students. On September 6th, we were quite excited to welcome back all of the students. As always, they came back with […]

Van Rensselaer Elementary

Jeffrey Palmer, VRES Principal
518-436-4618 , ext. 1001

Eric Ferrone, Dean of Students
518-436-4618 , ext. 1201

Christine Jevons, VRES Secretary
518-436-4618 , ext. 1003

Jay Foust, Attendance Officer
518-436-8564