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VCHS 2020/2021 Yearbook Orders now open!

Are you interested in ordering a 2020/2021 Vintonian Yearbook? Order NOW and purchase a book for $45You can order online or by phone. Payment is due at time of order. Online Orders: 

www.balfour.com/ohio/mc-arthur/vinton-county-high-school  

Phone Orders: To order by phone call: 800-944-5930 

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October Breakfast and Lunch Menus

October Breakfast and Lunch Menus are available for viewing or download. Please note:  Menus are subject to change without notice.
 
Breakfast and Lunch are offered free of charge to all students.
 
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Vinton County Local School District COVID-19 Statistics

The Vinton County Local School District has developed a district dashboard to notify the school community of the number of COVID-19 cases within our district and the number of students and staff quarantined. You can access the dashboard from the administration tab of our district website.  It is also available under quick links or by using the following link https://www.vinton.k12.oh.us/COVID-19Statistics.aspx

This dashboard will be updated regularly as we are made aware of cases.
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Masks Mandatory for K-12 Students Returning to School

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has issued an order requiring face masks for K-12 students returning to school.  The Governor also announced that FEMA will begin distributing masks to Ohio public schools through the ESC network.  VCLSD will receive 2,348 masks for students and staff. More +

Vinton County Local School District Reopening Expectations / Fall 2020

Vinton County Local School District 

 Reopening Expectations / Fall 2020

All Vinton County Local School District students will have the opportunity to attend school according to our normal calendar and will receive in person instruction with safety protocols included and expectations as outlined below. 

Please note: These expectations may change at any time, depending on the severity of COVID-19 as it relates to our students and staff.


Top 10 Parent Expectations

1)    Conduct a student wellness check, including a temperature check, prior to sending your child to school. *Students with a temperature above 100 degrees must stay home.

2)    Notify the school of absence/illness.

3)    Transportation will still be provided, but parents/caregivers are encouraged to drop off and pick up their children, if possible, to lessen exposure to others while riding a bus.

4)    If you must visit the school, conduct a personal screening prior to coming to any building. *Do not come if you have a temperature above 100 degrees.

5)    Follow posted guidelines and read all signage whenever entering the building.

6)    Notify the school if you must visit.

7)    Notify the school if your preference is to attend requested meetings in person, via phone or by virtual platform.

8)    Wearing a mask or face shield is required when entering any school building.

9)    Communicate questions immediately to staff.

10) Monitor student progress on coursework.

 

Top 10 Student Expectations

1)    Wearing a mask or face shield is required when entering/exiting/riding the bus.

2)    Wearing a mask or face shield is required when changing classes, in common areas, or when physical distancing is not possible.

3)    Use designated entrances and exits to the building and the office.

4)    Report directly to the designated area upon entering the building.

5)    Follow guidelines for restroom use.

6)    Maintain maximum physical distance from peers whenever possible.

7)    When possible, stay to the right when traveling hallways and stairs.

8)    Communicate questions and concerns immediately to teachers.

9)    Wash/sanitize hands before and after meals.

10) Maintain a positive attitude toward learning.

 

Teacher Expectations

1)    Wear mask or face shield upon entry/exit of the building(s), in hallways, common areas and in classrooms when proper social distancing is unable to be achieved.

2)    Ensure that classroom setup of desk or tables provides optimal physical distancing for students.

3)    Ensure that students maintain physical distance whenever possible.

4)    Eliminate shared classroom materials.

5)    Keep classroom door open to maximize airflow and reduce the number of touches to door handles.

6)    Supervise and monitor hallways and common areas to ensure students are as physically distanced as possible.

7)    Keep accurate attendance records (every period) in the event contact tracing is required.

8)    Integrate daily SEL lessons to promote student wellness.

9)    When possible, attend meetings from the classroom using video technology.

10) Prepare students for the possibility of the transition to remote learning.

 

Administration Expectations

1)    Ensure classrooms are as physically distanced as possible.

2)    Ensure classrooms are disinfected between classes,when possible,and after school.

3)    Ensure supplies are readily available for custodians and teaching staff.

4)    Ensure adequate supervision is available in bus lots, parking lots, and in common areas of the buildings.

5)    Provide parents/caregivers with options for in person, phone, or virtual meetings.

6)    Ensure physical space used for meetings allows for distancing guidelines.

7)    Ensure proper signage is visible in hallways and common areas.

8)    Eliminate non-essential parent and community volunteers entering the building to ensure the safety and health of students and staff.

9)    Prepare staff to transition to remote learning at any time.

10) Communicate concerns to the District Office immediately.

 

Custodial Expectations

1)    Make sure teachers are provided with needed daily supplies for sanitizing and disinfecting.

2)    Disinfect common areas based on a schedule provided by administration.

3)    Disinfect classrooms when possible during teacher planning, during lunch, and after school.

4)    Ensure designated doors are propped open during arrival and dismissal times.

5)    Ensure designated doors are closed after arrival and dismissal times.

6)    Clean and disinfect conference rooms after meetings.

7)    Disinfect restrooms based on a schedule provided by the administration.

8)    Disinfect nursing and isolation areas after students leave the area.

9)    Disinfect all table tops and seats before and after each breakfast/lunch.

10) Make sure hand sanitizers remain filled.

 

Bus Driver Expectations

1)    Wear a mask or face shield while students are on the bus.

2)    Ensure students receive and properly wear a mask when boarding the bus.

3)    Ensure the first seat on each side behind the driver remains empty.

4)    Assign seats for contact tracing.

5)    Require students from the same household to sit together.

6)    Provide daily reminders to students of bus expectations.

7)    Ensure the bus is disinfected following outlined safety protocols.

8)    Keep hand sanitizer dispensers filled.

9)    Encourage use of hand sanitizer when exiting the bus.

10) Communicate concerns to administration.

 

Technology Expectations

1)    The District will provide a Chromebook for grades 3-12 to use throughout the day.

2)    The District will provide help desk assistance when technology issues occur.

3)    The District will support families without Wi-Fi if we go to remote learning.

4)    The district will provide parent trainings in Google Meet, Google Classroom, and Zoom.

5)    The district will provide staff trainings in Google Meet, Google Classroom, and Zoom.

6)    Students will use technology daily to familiarize them with online programs.

7)    An online option, VC Learning Academy, will be available.

8)    Students will have access to online platforms such as i-Ready, Reflex, Reading Counts, Study Island, Gizmos, and Exact Path.

9)    The district will provide important Covid related information on our website.

10) The district will keep parents/caregivers informed via SchoolMessenger.

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Vaping Statistics and Information

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The Vinton County Local School District is accepting applications for Substitute Bus Drivers

The Vinton County Local School District is accepting applications for Substitute Bus Drivers with the possbiility of a full time route.  We will provide the necessary training in order to obtain CDL and Bus licensure.  Interested persons should contact Michael Ogier, Transportation Director at 740-596-4029 or Mike Waggoner, Assistant Superintendent at 740-596-5218. More +

Annual Athletic Parent Meeting Now on Video

 Rather than trying to schedule and have all parents/guardians of athletes attend an annual meeting, this video has been created and added to the Athletic page of our district website. The video will be available for parents/guardians and athletes to view and review, if they have questions.  Please click the following link, or go to the Athletic page of our site.  Athletic Page
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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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VCHS Class of 2020

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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