Renter’s Tasks

Schoolhouse Rules & Tasks

Be sure you fill out the Request to Hold an Event form and send it in.

Please PRINT OUT THIS PAGE and bring it with you to the schoolhouse so you know how to setup and cleanup.


  • Lights are to your right after the second set of double doors. Main lights are just around the corner
  • Turn on the red water valve under the kitchen sink so the toilet and sinks work
  • THEN turn on the insta-hot plug strip next to the sink
  • Notify us if the oven is not clean or of other issues PRIOR to use or you may be charged extra!
  • Bring your own disposable dishes or
  • Use the dishes, tableware and some serving/baking dishes are located in the lower cabinets
  • Cleaning supplies are located in the lower cabinets on the left
  • Trash bags are located in the cabinet above the bins.


  • Return tables/benches to their original positions if you move them
  • Wash and return any tableware or serving dishes
  • Wipe down counters, sinks and tables, replace table cloths if removed.
  • Clean the glass doors of any hand prints, etc.
  • Remove your FOOD from refrigerator/freezer
  • Wipe down the commode and sink in the bathroom
  • Sweep and mop all floors
  • Empty and return mop bucket to curtained closet
  • Hang mop outside at the back door
  • Turn OFF the insta-hot first, THEN the red water valve under the kitchen sink
  • Turn off all the lights and lock up
  • Empty the bathroom trash can
  • There is NO trash service. Take your trash AND recyclables with you when you go


  • Do NOT change the damper settings on the wood stove. It takes about an hour or two to warm the building so arrive early enough to stoke it.
  • Stop feeding the fire at least an hour before you leave
  • Please bring your own wood or leave a donation for ours.
  • If you need directions in how to build the fire, please ask in advance.
  • During extreme cold weather the building water valve outside directly under the kitchen window may also need to be turned on, please ask about it


  • Fireworks, alcohol, drugs and smoking are prohibited in the building and on schoolhouse property
  • Weekends can be busy and the building is often used by different groups each day so clean up promptly
  • Do not remove furniture, VCC/VHPS supplies from the building or memorabilia from the walls
  • Please be respectful of our neighbors and their property.
  • Keep noise or music at a reasonable level, especially evening hours after 9pm.


  • Most cell phones do not have service at the schoolhouse. Some may receive texts.
  • During summer and early fall, when the fire ban is in effect, we cannot allow use of the outdoor firepit. Thank you for understanding