Vaile Elementary

Mission Statement

Vaile School, together with parents, the neighborhood and community, provides a positive, safe, disciplined learning environment. Students will develop belief in themselves, respect for others, and competence in the skills necessary to become responsible, productive citizens and life-long learners.

La Escuela de Vaile, junto con los padres, la comunidad y la vecindad, proporciona un ambiente educativo, positivo, seguro, y disciplinado.  Los estudiantes empezar¿n a creer en si mismos, respetar a los dem¿s, y tener las habilidades necesarias para ser ciudadanos responsables, productivos, y estudiantes de por vida.


Hill’s Pet Nutrition donated funds to help with the purchasing of these materials for Vaile. We are very appreciative of their donations and support.

A reminder that you can access Richmond Community School board minutes, up-to- date information about Richmond Community Schools, and information about Vaile Elementary and other schools in the district by visiting our web site at

You can also access our ISTEP+ data by visiting the Indiana Department of Education web site at



ISTEP+  Update

4th Grade Parents/Guardians can now access more detailed information regarding their child's ISTEP+ results.  Please visit to learn more about your child's scores and how you can support them in their studies. 


Please click on the link below for more information on using the Pearson Perspective website.

Pearson's Perspective Quick Guide for Parents/Families


Instructional time is valuable. We ask that you make any needed arrangements for after school pick-up before your child leaves in the morning. We do not want to interrupt learning unless it is an emergency.

Students need to be in class and ready to begin their daily activities by 7:50. Our dismissal time is 2:40 on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. We dismiss at 1:40 on Tuesday. We need for all our students to be here daily and on time. Unless it is an absolute emergency transportation changes cannot be made after 2 on M,W,TH, F or after 1:10 on Tues. Attendance is a priority at Vaile. Please schedule all appointments after school hours. Please remember to drive safely especially during drop off and pick up times. We have many wonderful kids and we need your support to help keep our students safe. Do not pull into the circle drive at anytime during the hours of 7:20 until 8:00 and 2:15 thru 2:50  There are alternative drop-off locations available; these options include dropping off your child at the corner or on one of the side streets. We will have one lane for dropping off students before and after school. The back parking lot will not be available for pick up after school. Please make sure your child knows to cross the street at the cross walk. If you need to come into the building to talk with one of us, please park your car in a parking spot. Please do not park in the front of the building during drop-off times in the AM.

If your child is not eating breakfast s/he should not be arriving until 7:40. If your child is eating breakfast s/he should not be arriving until 7:20. Supervision is not provided before this time. Please do not leave your child unsupervised.

When we have a two-hour delay, school will start at 9:50. Breakfast is not served when we are on a two-hour delay but there will be a light snack provided to all kids. We will open the doors at 9:40. Please do not send your child to school before this time. PLEASE remember that if there is a delay on Tuesday's we will be in school until 2:40 on that day! You can access school closings/delays by going to the Richmond Community Schools web site, listening to the radio, or watching television. Please make sure the Vaile office has a current phone number so we can send you a Alert Solution message when we have delays.

We all love dogs however we must ask that you do not have them on school property during school hours for the safety of our students.

Thanks to a grant provided by Stamm Koechlein Family Foundation our students are able to participate in educational assemblies and be rewarded with good behavior parties.  Thank you

Dismissal Policy Change

Please remember you need to call the school no later than 2:15 everyday or 1:15 on Tuesday's if you are picking your child up early. NO CHANGES WILL BE MADE AFTER 2 EVERYDAY BUT TUESDAY. ON TUESDAY THE CUT OFF TIME IS 1 FOR CHANGES.

We will not let parents in the building after above stated times to pick their child up early unless you have called in advance. Parents are also not allowed in the building after school until all kids have been released. This is for the safety of kids and staff. 

If you would like to accompany your child on a field trip or volunteer in the classroom you will  need to have a background check on file with the school. Please request one from the office if you don't already have one! It does take 5-7 business days to come back.