District News & Updates
2015/2016 Yearbooks are on Sale!
2015/2016 VINTONIAN YEARBOOKS ARE ON SALE! Order your copy today during our EARLYBIRD SPECIAL SALE! Need an order form? Download the order form below and mail it back or send it to school with your child. The yearbook will be filled cover to cover with photographs of friends, special events, classes, sports, clubs, activities, and candid shots of all the exciting memories and moments that will happen during this 2015/2016 school year. This student-designed, hardcover yearbook will be a precious reminder of some of the happiest times in a student’s life while here at VCHS. All you need to do is complete the information on the order form and include cash or check made payable to the Vinton County Local School District and return completed form and payment to Mrs. Walton or send it in the mail to Vinton County High School, the school address is listed on the order form. Also, any alumni, parent, or student seeking Vintonian yearbooks from previous years can contact Mrs. Walton at 740-596-5258 to see if we have that edition available for purchase in our storage room. Thank you for supporting the VCHS yearbook.  
NOTICE: Parent Mentor Position Available
Vinton County Local School District Special Education Department is seeking a qualified parent to serve as Parent Mentor for the 2015-2016 school year.  This is a part time (0.5 FTE) position.   
Michele Filon, Superintendent, Eastern Local Schools, needs your help
Michele Filon, Superintendent, Eastern Local Schools, needs your help...If you are a parent or guardian of a current student enrolled in a rural Ohio district, please use the link within the letter to complete a short questionnaire (approximately 10 minutes).  Upon completion of the questionnaire, you may enter into a drawing for one of three electronic tablets ($150.00 value) You may click on the read more link to view the letter.  ***Please note that Vinton County Local School District has no affiliation with this survey and can not answer any questions about or provide technical support with this survey. 
Class of 2016 Parent/Senior Meeting
 There will be a parent/senior meeting in the high school cafeteria Wednesday, September 9 from 7-8 p.m. We will discuss important deadlines, information, calendar of the year's events, fees and election of Senior Class Officers. Please plan on attending to get this important information. There will be a meeting afterwards for any parents willing to help plan and organize After Prom.

  Go to our Senior Class page on the school website to keep up-to-date on information. (Click on High School, click on Clubs/Organizations, then click on Senior Class of 2016)http://www.vinton.k12.oh.us/SeniorClass.aspx
Kindergarten Readiness Assessment Helps Make the Most of Your Child's First Year of School
It is important to the Vinton County Local School District that we get every kindergarten student off to a good start. That is because the learning that takes place in kindergarten sets the stage for a child’s coming school years.
This year, we are using Ohio’s Kindergarten Readiness Assessment to find out how to teach your child best. The teacher will do the assessment right in the classroom. Most children don’t even know that they or their classmates are being assessed.
August and September Lunch Menus are available online!
The August and September Lunch Menus are now available for download and can be found from the individual building pages or through the following link http://www.vinton.k12.oh.us/lunch.aspx 
2015-2016 School Calendar
The School Calendar for the 2015-2016 school year is now available for download.  Click the "read more" link to access the download 
Federal and state laws require all districts and schools to test all students in specific grades and courses. There is no law that allows a parent or student to opt-out of state testing and there is no state test opt-out procedure or form. If a parent withdraws his or her child’s participation in certain state tests, there may be consequences for the child, the child’s teacher, and the school and district.
Schools should provide the information below and other district consequences in writing to parents that withdraw their child or children from state tests. Though there is no requirement in law, schools may want to request that parents document this decision in writing to record the reason why the student was not tested.
Free Safety Tip Line Available to Schools

Departments of Education and Public Safety Provide Resource to Help Protect Students


COLUMBUS, Ohio – A new safety resource is available to Ohio Schools that could prevent and alert local law enforcement to a school safety crisis. This resource – an anonymous tip line – is available free of charge to every school district and school in Ohio beginning today.  

Vinton County Schools Emergency Procedures
Should an emergency or disaster situation ever arise in our area while school is in session, we want you to be aware that the schools have made preparations to respond effectively to such situations. Should we have a major disaster during school hours, your student(s) will be cared for at this school. Our School District has a detailed emergency operations plan which has been formulated to respond to a major catastrophe.  

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