Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Question: What are the school’s office hours?

Answer: The Van Buren Office opens for the school year on August 15, 2016.  Office hours are 7:15AM-4:15PM during the regular school year but may fluctuate before school starts.

School instruction, recess and lunch hours are posted on this website’s home page on the right-hand side of the page.


Question: How do I register/enroll my child for school at Van Buren Elementary?

Answer: Registration


Question: What is the school Dress Code?

Answer: Currently the school does not have a formal dress code but district dress guidelines are discussed in the Parent Handbook.


Question: What is the before and after school childcare program?  What is the tuition?

Answer: Van Buren’s Childcare program information can be found on the Childcare page of this website.


Question: How do I contact a teacher or staff member at Van Buren Elementary?

Answer: You can use the search tool to search by name or find the appropriate individual using the Contact Us page. You may also use the District’s email system (link on the Contact Us) page.


Question: Is my child required to have a Whooping Cough (Pertussis) Booster Shot or other immunizations?

Answer: California law requires some immunizations for children prior to beginning Preppy K/Kindergarten and a Whooping Cough Booster prior to entering 7th grade.  For more details, please see page 16 of the Parent Handbook.


Question: Does Van Buren Elementary School provide bus transportation?

Answer:  The Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District may provide home-to-school transportation for students living beyond the distance established by the Board of Education.  For more details, please see page 21 of the Parent Handbook.


Question: What is the MPR?

Answer: The MPR stands for Multi-Purpose Room.  This room is located behind and to the right of the school office and is where most assemblies, book fairs and other special events take place.


Question: Where are the breakfast and lunch menus and prices posted?

Answer:  This website always has up-to-date menus which include the meal selections and pricing for both breakfast and lunch.  Click here.


Do you have questions that are not listed above?  Try using the Search feature on our site (in the upper right corner of every page).  If you can’t find what you are looking for, contact the Webmaster.