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COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) Information

for Early Childhood Care Providers

February 27, 2020

 Please click here to read information from the Ohio Department of Health regarding the COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019.)

The topics reviewed address the current situation and provide general information for precautions and preparedness in early care and education settings.

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March Lunch Menus are available online

March Breakfast and Lunch Menus are available online and can be found via the quick links menu on our district website or via the following link.  Remember, Breakfast and Lunch are FREE to ALL students.  Menus are subject to change without notice.
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Vinton County Board of Education Recognizes Staff for Years of Service

The Vinton County Board of Education recently recognized staff members for their years of service and dedication to the district.  Those recognized are as follow:
Kelly Williams - 25 Years                  
Kelly Waddell - 25 Years
Tamie Rider - 25 Years
Cindy Maxwell - 25 Years
Rick Brooks - 25 Years
Catherine Mason - 27 Years
Christine Nelson - 25 Years
Kevin Waddell - Retirement
Joe White - Retirement
Robin Pratt - Retirement 
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Coronavirus Information For Schools

Coronavirus Information For Schools



Any school with students in China, that engage in student exchange, will be accepting new students or hosting prospective students from China should consider taking precautions to protect your students and staff from the Coronavirus. The US State Department has been issuing various warnings with the latest in the following link which shows the warning level now at WARNING LEVEL 3 - Avoid all non-essential travel.


The CDC has issued information as well in the following link. It provides up to date information on the spread of the Coronavirus and what travelers can do to protect themselves and others.


Lastly, should there still be students or staff in the primary affected areas, the US State Department is coordinating evacuations. The following link provides information on how to proceed."


What can you do to protect yourself: 

  • You should avoid close contact with anyone that is showing symptoms of a respiratory illness.  According to the World Health Organization, visible signs of a respiratory illness include coughing and sneezing.  Other symptoms may include fever and shortness of breath.  Extreme cases may lead to pneumonia, kidney failure and possible death. 
  • The general public should continue to do what is done every cold and flu season.  Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and if you are feeling sick, cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze and disinfect objects and surfaces that you touch. 
  • If you are planning to travel to China, it is recommended that you visit your health care provider to make sure you have all of the necessary vaccinations and travel medications.  You should also continue to monitor all warnings and alerts that are issued by the US State Department.  Additionally, American citizens should register with the US Embassy or consulate prior to any travel to China.
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Presale Sectional and District Basketball Tickets Available Online

The Southeast District Athletic Board has gone to all online sales for boys’ and girls’ basketball presale tickets at the sectional and district tournaments.  The Board reduced the price of the presale ticket by $1.00 to help offset the fees associated with online ticket purchasing.  Tickets purchased at the gate will remain $5.00 for sectional and $6.00 for district tournament games.

The link to purchase online tickets is

Purchasers may choose the game they wish to attend and designate their support.  Upon the conclusion of the game, the purchasers of tickets for the winning team will automatically receive an email with details to purchase tickets for the next game.

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Draft notice of proposed class action lawsuit

The parties in the Doe v. Ohio Department of Education class action have submitted a proposed settlement to the U.S. District Court for approval. The first step in the approval process of the settlement is to provide notice of the proposed settlement to affected students and their parents. To accomplish this, the draft notice of the class action lawsuit can be downloaded via the following link.  Clck here to download Class Action Settlement Draft
WHO IS AFFECTED BY THIS LAWSUIT? Students with disabilities in Ohio’s public schools, including those who have or could have an individualized education program (IEP) or a Section 504 plan and their parents are covered by this settlement. 
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Vaping Statistics and Information

Vaping Dangers
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VCHS Project Backpack Distribution


These are the tentative distribution dates for the 2019-20 school year:

September 20 & 27, 2019

October 18 & 25, 2019

November 15 & 29, 2019

December 13 & 20, 2019

January 17 & 31, 2020

February 14 & 28, 2020

March 13 & 27, 2020

April 17 & 24, 2020

May 8 & 15, 2020

VC Project Backpack is funded primarily by General Mills Hometown Grant, as well as with the support of local businesses and individuals. These are tentative dates above for distribution.

Questions about VCPB … Contact Mrs. Amy Ward 740-596-5258 ext. 2257,  or Dr. Hare @ ext. 2283

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Graduation Requirements by Graduating Class

To provide a comprehensive overview of Ohio's graduation requirements in response to recent updates, a chart has been developed to outline the options available to each cohort as well as a description of the requirments.  
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The Vinton County Local School District is accepting applications for Substitute Bus Drivers

The Vinton County Local School District is accepting applications for Substitute Bus Drivers with the possbiility of a full time route.  We will provide the necessary training in order to obtain CDL and Bus licensure.  Interested persons should contact Michael Ogier, Transportation Director at 740-596-4029 or Mike Waggoner, Assistant Superintendent at 740-596-5218. More +

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We envision the Vinton County Local School District as having a united staff providing a comprehensive and meaningful education for all students.

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VCHS Wrestling Sectionals

Fri Feb 28 2020
to Sat Feb 29 2020


HS Wrestling District Championships

Fri Mar 6 2020
to Sat Mar 7 2020


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