SCHOOL BEGINS THURSDAY, AUGUST 16, 2018

SCHOOL BEGINS THURSDAY, AUGUST 16, 2018

 

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. 

Parents are asked to take students new to the district and students eligible for kindergarten or preschool who need to enroll for the 2018-2019 school year directly to the school where the child will be attending. To be eligible for preschool, the child must be 4 by August 1, 2018. Three year olds may be on a waiting list. Enrollment for preschool will require the following documents: birth certificate, immunization records, proof of residency, proof of income, custody papers, if applicable, up-to-date physical, and dental exam. The child must be 5 by August 1, 2018 to enroll in kindergarten. The following documents are required for kindergarten enrollment: birth certificate, immunization records, proof of residency, up-to-date physical exam, and custody papers, if applicable.

All preschool students who are moving to kindergarten for the 2018-2019 school year must turn in an updated physical form signed by a professional health care provider and an updated immunization record by the first day of school.

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.

All 7th grade students must turn in an immunization form to the Middle School verifying that they have had 1 dose of Tdap and 1 dose of Meningococcal (Meningitis) vaccine on the first day of school.

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.    

All 12th grade students must now have 2 doses of Meningococcal (Meningitis) vaccine administered. The second dose must be administered on or after the 16th birthday. If the first dose of Meningococcal vaccine was administered after the 16th birthday, a second dose is not required. An updated immunization record must be brought to the High School the first day of school.

Vinton County Local School District Time Schedules:

                                                                        Begin                          Dismissal

Vinton County High School                           8:15 A.M.                   3:30 P.M.

Vinton County Middle School                       8:15 A.M.                   3:30 P.M.

West Elementary School                               7:45 A.M.                   2:30 P.M.

South Elementary School                              7:45 A.M.                   2:30 P.M.

Central Elementary School                           7:45 A.M.                   2:30 P.M.

Students new to the district for the 2018-2019 school year must register as soon as possible at one of the following sites:

Vinton County High School (grades 9-12)

63910 U.S. Highway 50

McArthur, OH 45651

Phone: 740-596-5258

Joshua Tripp, Principal

Joshua Kirkpatrick, Assistant Principal

Vinton County Middle School (grades 6-7-8)

63780 Locker Plant Road

McArthur, OH 45651

Phone: 740-596-5243

Jeremy Ward, Principal

Sara Henneman, Assistant Principal

Central Elementary School (grades PK-5)

507 Jefferson Avenue

McArthur, OH 45651

Phone: 740-596-4386

Kimberly Arthur, Principal

South Elementary School (grades PK-5)

38234 State Route 93

Hamden, OH 45634

Phone: 740-384-2731

Miranda Smith, Principal

West Elementary School (grades PK-5)

57772 U.S. Highway 50

McArthur, OH 45651

Phone: 740-596-5236

Kevin Waddell, Principal

Buckeye Hills Career Center will begin classes on Wednesday, August 22, 2018. Contact the Vinton County Local Schools’ Transportation Department at 740-596-4029 for time schedules.

Parents should receive information regarding changes in regular bus routes within the Vinton County Local School District from their child’s bus driver. Parents who have additional questions or concerns should contact Mike Ogier, Transportation Coordinator, at 740-596-4029 or the Superintendent of Schools’ Office at 740-596-5218.

Vinton County High School and Middle School students should not be dropped off before 8:05 A.M. when the building opens. 

All students preschool through twelve will be entitled to a free lunch as well as free breakfast during the 2018-2019 school year. All students are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity and eat free breakfast and free lunch every day.

A new breakfast program will be initiated at Vinton County High School this year. Breakfast will be served in the classrooms after the tardy bell rings.

Breakfast will be served at the Vinton County Middle School cafeteria from 8:05 to 8:25 A.M.
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