SCHOOL BEGINS THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 2019

 SCHOOL BEGINS THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 2019

 

On Thursday, August 15, 2019, 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 15, 2019. Preschool students coming on the Tuesday/Thursday schedule will also begin on Thursday, August 15.   The first day for preschool students coming on the Wednesday/Friday schedule will be Friday, August 16. 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 register for the 2019-2020 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, 2019. Enrollment for preschool will require the following documents: birth certificate, immunization records, proof of residency, proof of income, up-to-date physical, dental exam, and custody papers, if applicable. The child must be 5 by August 1, 2019 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 2019-2020 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 14, 2019. The first session will 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 either session at their convenience. Refreshments will be served.

Parent meetings will be held at West Elementary School on August 14, 2019. 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.

Parent meetings will be held at Central Elementary School on August 14, 2019. 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 host an open house on Monday, August 12, 2019 from 4:00 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 12.

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 14, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Orientation for new students and freshmen will begin at 6:00 p.m. and conclude at 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 2019-2020 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

J.J. Milliken, 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

Brian Thompson, Principal

 

Buckeye Hills Career Center will begin classes on Thursday, August 15, 2019 for sophomores and juniors only. The first day for all students at Buckeye Hills will be Friday, August 16, 2019. 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. 

For the 2019-2020 school year, students dropped off and picked up at Vinton County High School will be moved to the bottom lot in the student parking areas closest to the football field. Students will no longer be dropped off or picked up in front of the high school building. The bottom lot by the football field will be gated off from the student parking area and signs will mark entrance and exit. Upon entering the lot, there will be marked lanes to follow, and no cars should park in a manner that blocks any of these lanes. Upon exiting the parking lot, vehicles will be required to turn right only toward McArthur. There will signs posted to follow. Also, there are to be no vehicles entering the bus loop between the high school and middle school. School personnel will be available to help guide you through this process.

Students will not be permitted to park in the bottom lot at any time during the day. Assigned parking will be in the upper two lots in the student parking area. No cars will be permitted to park in the lower lot between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. or between the hours of 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. These changes have been made with safety in mind and to help reduce traffic congestion. Please be patient and help us to make this a successful transition.

Students may be dropped off at 8:05 a.m. and the building doors will open at 8:15 a.m. Students entering the building after the 8:20 a.m. bell will be considered late for school.

Breakfast will be served in the classrooms at Vinton County High School after the tardy bell rings.

All students in grades preschool through twelve will be entitled to a free lunch as well as free breakfast during the 2019-2020 school year. All students are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity and eat free breakfast and free lunch every day.

 

Middle school students should not be dropped off before 8:05 a.m. when the building opens. Breakfast will be served in the school cafeteria from 8:05 to 8:25 a.m.

Elementary students wishing to eat breakfast must be at school when the doors open. Breakfast will not be served to students arriving late unless there is a bus problem. Walkers and car-riders must be at school on time in order to take advantage of breakfast. Students that are tardy will be expected to eat breakfast at home.

Student Lunch Pre-5                         Free to all students

Student Lunch 6-8                            Free to all students

Student Lunch 9-12                          Free to all students              

Extra Milk                                           0.40

Adult Lunch                                       3.75

Adult Breakfast                                 1.00

Students packing their lunch will pay .40 cents for milk.

In order for students to be considered for the instructional fee waiver, a completed instructional fee waiver form must be returned to your child’s school. 

 The Student-Parent Handbook for the 2019-2020 school year will be available on the schools’ web site. Parents may also request a hard copy of the handbook at their child’s school. 

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