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VC Online Academy 2nd Enrollment Window Open October 18-22, 2021

Applications for the VC Online Academy will be accepted for the Second Round of Enrollment from October 18 to October 22, 2021.  Applications will not be accepted past the 22nd, and that filling out an application does not guarantee acceptance. Our committee will meet on Oct. 25th and applications will be approved/denied based on criteria and other factors.

You may download the application via the attached PDF.
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Ohio Department of Health has launched Ohio Vax-2-School

As you know, the COVID-19 vaccination is a key to keeping Ohio’s students in the classroom, and that’s why the Ohio Department of Health has launched Ohio Vax-2-School.

Ohioans between the ages of 12 and 25 who have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccination have the chance to win one of 150 $10,000 scholarships and one of five $100,000 scholarships to an Ohio college or university for career or technical education.

The entry period is open now. To learn more about this initiative or to submit an entry, visit or call 1-833-4-ASK-ODH.

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The Vinton County Local School District is accepting applications for substitute teachers, bus drivers, aides, cooks, secretaries, and custodians.  

Substitute Teachers                                         $100.00 per day
Substitute Bus Drivers                                      $85.00 per day
Substitute Aide/Cook/Custodian/Secretary    $11.00 per hour

If you are interested, please contact the Board Office at (740) 596-5218.

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Downtown Photography Photos Available online

If your student attends Vinton County High School, Vinton County Middle School, South Elementary or West Elementary, their school pictures this year were taken by Downtown Photography.  The pictures are available online to view and order if you have not already. You can either scan they QR code that was sent home on picture day or go to the website: and use their student ID number as the access code.  If you do not know your student's student ID number, you can find it within your Progressbook Parent Access account if you have one, your student may have it memorized or you may contact the school.  Each photo purchase earns money for your child's school.
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2021-2022 School Year Information

Vinton County Local School District Time Schedules:




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 2021-2022 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

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Safer Ohio School Tip Line

The Safer Ohio School Tip Line is a free safety resource available to all Ohio schools. The tip line is an anonymous reporting system that accepts both calls and texts 24 hours a day.

This tip line allows students and adults to anonymously share information with school officials and law enforcement about threats to student safety—whether that involves a threatened mass incident or harm to a single student.

Things to report to the tip line include (but are not limited to):

  • Bullying incidents;
  • Withdrawn student behaviors;
  • Verbal or written threats observed toward students, faculty or schools;
  • Weapon/suspicious devices on or near school grounds;
  • Gang related activities;
  • Unusual/suspicious behavior of students or staff;
  • Self-harm or suicidal sentiments; and
  • Any other school safety related concerns.

Every tip can remain anonymous. School safety analysts may ask for additional information, but the caller can remain secret or leave his or her contact information for later follow-up.

Calls or texts to 844-SaferOH (844-723-3764) are answered by analysts within Ohio Homeland Security.  If action is needed, the analysts immediately forward information to local school officials, law enforcement agencies and the Ohio School Safety Center (OSSC) for action and follow up.

The OSSC partners with the Ohio Department of Education to follow up with affected school and law enforcement agencies to make sure that the incident is investigated, action is taken and resources and supports are provided when necessary.

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Vaping Statistics and Information

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Mission Statement

We will provide diverse learners an academic and social roadmap to success.

Vision Statement

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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Thu Nov 11 2021

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