Starting bells ring at 8:50 and 8:55 a.m. These two bells are the only bells that ring at VEC.
Part of students' transition to the world of work is understanding that people are not directed by bells in most worksites. Our students work with their teachers at the beginning of each day to review their schedule and work to be in the right place at the right time, accordingly. For this reason, we emphasize reviewing and knowing times for UTA routes, breaks, lunches, and other typical activities during their day.
Generalizing this outside of school is important. We welcome family helping students to be aware of their times or schedules in other settings, and even helping the family to anticipate them. All learning is strengthened by use in and out of school.