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Vinton County Local School District Back to School Survey

The Vinton County Local School District is asking for your input on the 2020-2021 school year.  If you are a parent of a Vinton County Local School District student or a Staff member, please take a few minutes and complete the appropriate survey below.  Please complete the survey only once and include information for all school aged children in your household.  The survey will be closed on Tuesday, July 14th at 6 pm. We value your input and appreciate your participation in this survey.


Parent Back to School Survey  (or copy and paste


Staff Back to School Survey 

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Ohio Sales Tax Holiday

Sales Tax Holiday

April 27, 2020 Tax

Ohio will have a sales tax holiday from Friday, August 7, 2020 at 12:00 a.m. to Sunday, August 9, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.

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

An item of clothing priced at $75 or less;

An item of school supplies priced at $20 or less; and

An item of school instructional material priced at $20 or less.

Items used in a trade or business are not exempt under the sales tax holiday.

For more information regarding the sales tax holiday, please refer to the Department’s Sales Tax Holiday Frequently Asked Questions available in our FAQ Section.

If you have any additional questions regarding this information, please contact the Department at 1-800-304-3211 or e-mail 

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Vinton County Local School District Reopening Plans 2020-2021

Vinton County Local School District Reopening Plans 2020-2021

VCLSD is currently working on our reopening plans for the 2020-2021 school year.  In order to do what is best for our students, staff, and families, we have established a special committee comprised of administration, transportation, health, VLTA, OAPSE, and BOE. Committee members have actively participated in three meetings to date, with the next meeting scheduled for July 9th. With current guidelines and deliberate consideration, we have established three options.  We wanted to make our school community aware of each one. Communication is key to a successful start and our goal is to keep our community informed of our current plans.  

Please note, plans are subject to change based on COVID-19 numbers and health updates.  

We may also have to use one or all options throughout the year, depending on circumstances.

Plan A: Traditional Start-Up (students will attend classes 5 days a week).  

School begins August 19th. 

Plan B: Non-Traditional Start-Up. School begins August 19th. Students will attend in two groups (Tuesday/Thursday and Wednesday/Friday).  All students will remain at home on Mondays and complete assigned work online and/or educational resource packets.  On the other two days students are not in class, they will complete assigned work to reinforce instructional standards. On days of attendance, students will be given a nutritional breakfast and lunch.  Nonperishable food items will be sent  home with students for the following day. Mondays will be used by the district for thorough cleaning/disinfecting of buildings and buses, instructional planning, and parent contacts.   

Plan C:  Remote learning will occur due to school closure by the state or district.  Students will work online or with educational resource packets. Our district will provide chromebooks and hot spots throughout the county to facilitate internet access.  Food distribution will occur on designated days. Teachers will utilize Google classroom, Google Meet, and/or Zoom.  Teachers will make contacts and check/grade work to assess progress.

We are currently working on the details of transportation, Project Boost, and preschool. 

Guidelines such as taking temperatures daily, mask usage, and social distancing are in the forefront of our discussion(s).

Our district will also be providing an online option which allows your child(ren) to retain their enrollment status in Vinton County Local Schools.  

A parent survey will be conducted in the next few weeks to determine the group your child/children will be in.  Please note that we will do everything possible to make sure that students from the same household attend on the same days..

The committee goal is to have the survey conducted and final plans ready for BOE approval on July 27th.  Please respond to the survey on SchoolMessenger because your feedback is important to us.

As we plan for a successful 2020-2021 school year, please know that we are prioritizing the safety and education of each and every VCLSD student! We look forward to your cooperation.  


Rick Brooks, Superintendent 

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Notice to Vinton County Local School District Staff, Coaches and Volunteers


Val Rahamut, School Nurse, will be conducting the following trainings on Monday, July 20, 2020 in the cafeteria at the District Office.

9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. First Aid, CPR, AED, Pupil Activity

10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Child Abuse

11:00 to 12:00 noon Communicable Disease

12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. Lunch

2nd Session, if needed

1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. First Aid, CPR, AED, Pupil Activity

2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Child Abuse

3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Communicable Disease

If necessary, additional trainings will be held on Tuesday, July 21 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon as per above.

After July 1st, please call Debbie or Cindy at the District Office at 740-596-5218 to sign up for the sessions you need for the 2020-2021 school year. 

You cannot work with student athletes without a valid Pupil Activity Permit on file.

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Vaping Statistics and Information

Vaping Dangers
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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.

Upcoming Events


District In-Service

Mon Aug 17 2020

Parent Meetings

Tue Aug 18 2020

Events Calendar

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