When Visiting Vaughn
Always check in at the front office:
We love having you visit our school, however, in our ongoing efforts to maintain security for our students and staff at Vaughn, we are asking all visitors to check in at the office upon arrival and obtain a visitor's sticker. Please do not go to the classrooms, playground, or anywhere on the Vaughn campus without a visitor's sticker. There is a sign-in sheet provided for you at the front office. You must sign in and out every time you are at school. In case of an emergency we need to know who is in the building. (This is also very helpful when someone is trying to contact you and we are trying to find you)
There needs to be as few interruptions in your child's classroom as possible to help create a positive learning environment. Lunches, homework, notes, etc. that need to be delivered to your child need to be left at the front office. We will make sure they receive them.
Calls From/To Vaughn
If you see a Peninsula School District or Vaughn phone number on your caller ID, we encourage you to check your messages before calling our office. The call could be an automated message, a call from any staff member in the building or from your student. If you call our office with the expectation that we will know who called you, we will do our best to assist you but we likely won't know where the call originated or what it was about. Make sure your child knows to leave you a message if they ever call you so you aren't left wondering who called you and why.
What If I Have A Concern?
If you have a concern regarding your child(ren), the following steps might be helpful:
Please contact your child's teacher by calling the Vaughn office (530-4700) or by visiting the classroom before or after school. When calling, ask to speak directly to the classroom teacher. When visiting, please check in at the office and our office personnel will call the classroom to let them know of your arrival.
Please contact the school nurse, Kris Girard by calling the school office.
Emotional/Social Health Concerns:
The school counselor is available to help families find appropriate resources for children. Our counselor is also available for children needing extra support at school. The counselor can be reached through the Vaughn Office (530-4700)
School Related Concerns:
Please feel free to contact the principal in the office (530-4700). Mrs. O'Leary can help work through school issues/situations that happen inside or outside the classroom.
Remember, situations and/or concerns cannot be addressed if you do not make someone aware of them!
The goal of these guides is to assist parents in supporting the learning of their children.
It provides information regarding what students are expected to learn at each grade level. These resources provide ideas for what parents can do at home to support the learning goals.
How To Get Involved
Volunteering at School
Vaughn staff love to have parents/guardians and community members involved in our school. In order to help in the classroom or chaperone a field trip you will first need to fill out a Washington State Patrol Packet and be fingerprinted. This does not take long and can be done in the school office. There is no cost and it is valid for two years. Please keep in mind that it can take a week or two to receive the clearance.
Our PTA is an active group of parents and teachers providing support for our students. For information on how to join, please call 530-4700 or visit the PTA Facebook page.
Other Ways to be Involved
- Classroom Volunteer
Ask your child's teacher if he/she wants to have help! There are ways to help inside and outside the classroom. Just ask!
- Family Academic Nights
Each year Vaughn hosts a Math Night. This is a good way to learn about how to best support your child in the area of Math.
- Open House
An open house is always scheduled near the beginning of the school year for families and the community to visit the school.
- Parent/Teacher Conferences
Parent/Teacher conferences are held each October and March. This is a perfect way to connect with your child's teacher and to find out how to best support your child at home.
- Visit our Website
Our school website has a wealth of information that can keep parents informed about our school, district and curriculum.