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On Thursday, August 16, 2018, the staff of the Vinton County Local School District will welcome students grades K-12 back to school.
Registration for preschool and kindergarten was held last spring. The first day for kindergarten students will be Thursday, August 16, 2018. Preschool students coming on the Tuesday/Thursday schedule will also begin on Thursday, August 16.   The first day for preschool students coming on the Wednesday/Friday schedule will Friday, August 17. Parents will be notified of their child’s preschool schedule.  

Parent meetings will be held at South Elementary School on August 15, 2018. The first session will begin at 1:00 P.M. The second session will begin at 4:30 P.M.    Parents are welcome to attend either session at their convenience. Refreshments will be served.

Parent meetings will be held at West Elementary School on August 15, 2018. The first session will begin at 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. The second session will begin at 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. Parents are welcome to attend at their convenience. Refreshments will be served.

Parent meetings will be held at Central Elementary School on August 15, 2018. The first session will be held from 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. The second session will be from 4:30 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. Parents are welcome to attend at their convenience. Additional information will be made available to parents.

Vinton County Middle School will be hosting parent meetings on August 14, 2018 from 3:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M.   Orientation for 6th grade students will be held from 5:30 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.

Parents with Middle School students requiring special accommodations are encouraged to contact Jeremy Ward, Middle School Principal, prior to the Parent Meetings on August 14.

Open House will be held at Vinton County High School on August 15, 2018 from 12:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. Orientation for new students and freshmen will begin at 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M

 Please click the "Read More" link for additional information such as School Hours, addresses, and required immunizations.
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SUGGESTED list of School Supplies for the 2018-2019 School Year

The following linked page has suggested lists of school supplies for each elementary and the middle school.  
These lists are merely suggestions and are not a requirement.  The High School provides suggested lists to their students during their parent meeting and orientation which will be held Aug. 15th.  However, paper, pencils, pens, folders and notebooks are always a good idea.
Don't forget about Ohio's sales tax holiday. The holiday starts on Friday, August 3, 2018 at 12:00 a.m. and ends on Sunday, August 5, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. 

During the holiday, the following items are exempt from sales and use tax:

  • Clothing priced at $75 per item or less;
  • School supplies priced at $20 per item or less; and
  • School instructional material priced at $20 per item or less. 

Frequently asked questions about the holiday can be found here... 

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Students presenting grade 4 final report card can visit Ohio State Fair for free

Any Ohio students who completed grade 4 during the 2017-2018 school year can present their final grade cards or homeschool forms at the gate for one day of free of admission to the Ohio State Fair, July 25-Aug. 5. The free admission includes the student and a chaperone. Students can visit the hands-on, interactive Ag is Cool education stations throughout the fair to learn how agriculture impacts our daily lives. Milk a cow, see baby animals and their mothers, learn the difference between hay and straw, and much more. The Ag is Cool stations are open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; however, the stations will close at 3 p.m. on Aug. 5.
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Items ready to be picked up @ VCHS beginning June 7 (9 a.m. - noon)

Beginning Thursday, June 7, 2018, you can pick up your final grade card, PreACT results, and graduate picture proofs in the main office from 9 a.m. - noon each day this summer. (Only those who provided a self-addressed, stamped envelope will have grade cards mailed home.) More +

Menu for the Summer Feeding Program offered June 4 through August 10, 2018

Click "Read More" to view the menu for the summer feeding program offered at Vinton County High School June 4th through August 10th from Noon until 2PM.  The weekly menu will be the same each week throughout the summer. More +

The calendar for the 2018/2019 School Year is now available!

The calendar for the 2018/2019 School Year is now available!  Click here to download or click Read more to view the calendar.
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Two different Summer Feeding Programs offered for Vinton County Students

Vinton County Local Schools will be sponsoring a summer feeding site this summer in cooperation with the Children's Hunger Alliance.
The site will be located at Vinton County High School.
This program will start June 4th and run through August 10th.
Meal times are from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m..
Meals will be served in the cafeteria.
Meals are FREE TO ALL AGES from 1 year to 18 years old.
The Saint Francis Center has received the grant for the Rural Meals Program once again this year. This program is independent of the Vinton County Local School District.  However, they have reached out to us in order to spread the information about this program that will provide meals to families that may struggle with extra expences during the summer that may make it difficult to provide for their children. The plus side to this program is that they can deliver the boxes of food to the family. Families of the participating children must meet the income requirements on the application below and live in Vinton County.The application below (click on the link) can be dropped off or mailed back to the address on the bottom of the intro page. You can also call or go to Saint Francis Center to fill out the application and find out more about the program. Feel free to call the center with any questions at 740-596-5820 .  This program IS NOT affiliated with Vinton County Local Schools.  Please do not call the school with questions or return the application to the school district.
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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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Mission Statement

The mission of the Vinton County Local School District is to prepare ALL students for the 21st Century and beyond.

Vision Statement

We envision the Vinton County Local School District as having a staff that:
  1. will unite to achieve a common purpose and establish clear goals for every student
  2. will work together in collaborative teams
  3. will research and implement strategies for improving student achievement on a continuing basis
  4. will monitor each student's progress
  5. will demonstrate a personal commitment to the academic success and well-being of ALL students

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