Welcome to VR – 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.  

It is important that students learn independence, so parents or guardians who bring their child(ren) to school are asked to say their good-byes at the Elementary Entrance doors. Children arriving after 8:20 a.m. should be accompanied by a parent or guardian to the Elementary Office using our entrance doors. It is important that students arrive on time to school, so tardiness should be an infrequent occurrence. 

Dismissal for our students will begin at 3:05 p.m. with the buses departing at about 3:15 p.m. Students will not be called out of class after dismissal has started, so please plan accordingly. For parents who will be picking up their child(ren) daily, please plan on doing so at the Auditorium Entrance doors located across from the first parking lot. Parents are required to enter these doors to pick up and sign out their child(ren). It is important that students be in school for the entire day, so please do not pick up your child early each day from school as this is disruptive to their education. Students being dismissed early from school should be an infrequent occurrence. 

Dropoff and Pickup of school items

For those of you who were unable to pickup Locker Contents and Report cards or to dropoff chromebooks, musical instruments, textbooks and library books today or yesterday, you may drop them off at the Jr Sr High School security vestibule Monday through Friday from 8am – 3pm. Please contact your school office to make other […]

Chromebook Return

If you have a chromebook or iPad that you have not returned yet, please do so next week. You may drop them off at the Jr Sr High School Security Vestibule between 8am and 3pm every weekday starting Monday, June 29th. The building is shutdown this week but will be staffed again starting next Monday. […]

6th Grade Graduation Presentation

Please enjoy the Grade 6 Graduation Presentation! It is a special moment for all of us to recognize our sixth graders for their hard work through the years in elementary school. We’re quite proud of them! They are now ready to transition into the Junior-Senior High School. Have a terrific summer boys and girls. Congratulations!

Pre-K Graduation Presentation

Please enjoy the Pre-kindergarten Graduation Presentation! We are all so proud of the boys and girls for completing the program. Our kindergarten teachers can’t wait to work with them next year. Have a wonderful summer. Congratulations!

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