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SCHOOL BEGINS WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19, 2020

On Wednesday, August 19, 2020, the staff of the Vinton County Local School District will welcome students grades 1-12 back to school.
 
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VCLSD August Board of Education Meeting set for Monday, August 17th, 2020

The Vinton County Local Board of Education will hold their regular meeting on Monday, August 17, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. in the High School cafetorium.
The Vinton County Local Board of Education will live stream the meeting and the public may view the meeting via Zoom and can be joined at the date and time of the meeting using the following meeting information.
 

You are invited to a Zoom webinar.

When: Aug 17, 2020 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Topic: Vinton County Board of Education Meeting


Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://vc-k12-us.zoom.us/j/89673884187

Or iPhone one-tap : 

    US: +13017158592,,89673884187# or +13126266799,,89673884187# 

Or Telephone:

    Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):

        US: +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 929 205 6099 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 669 900 6833 

Webinar ID: 896 7388 4187

 
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August Breakfast and Lunch Menus now available

August 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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VC Online Learning Academy Parent Information Webinar Recording

Below is the information need to access the recording from the VC Online Learning Academy Parent Information Webinar that was held Wednesday evening.
 
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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 +

Preschool and Kindergarten Registration Dates

 

•Preschool and Kindergarten Registration Dates

Monday, August 17th  - Central Elementary

Tuesday, August 18th  - West Elementary

Wednesday, August 19th - South Elementary

 

All registration will be held, by appointment, in the gymnasium.

 

If you pre-registered in the Spring, we have mailed appointment times and a packet of forms.  Please complete and bring these forms with you.

If you did not pre-register, please call the District Office at 740-596-5218 for an appointment.

 

All entrance will be through the gym doors at each elementary. 

There will be 5 stations set up (socially distanced):

Finance, Family Support, Transportation, Enrollment, Parent Interview

Only 1 parent for the registration process, no students necessary on this date.

Registration Times

Preschool 8:15 a.m. -12:30 p.m.

Kindergarten 12:30 p.m. -2:30 p.m.

Please note:  Preschool and Kindergarten students do not start on Aug. 19th. 

*They will start on Thursday, August 20th.

*Kindergarten & T/TH Preschool will start on Thursday, August 20th.

*W/F Preschool will start on Friday, August 21st

 
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2020/2021 Project Boost Plans

We have received notification that our application for continued funding has been approved by the Ohio Department of Education.  The VCLSD Project Boost Afterschool Program will continue this year at South, Central and West Elementary schools.

We are currently in the process of determining the start date for this year’s programming.  As expected we will abide by all the social distancing and safety measures determined by the Vinton County Local School District and the State of Ohio.  When our plan for restarting Project Boost is complete, calendar information and enrollment forms will be sent home with all K-5 students and information will be posted to the district’s website.

For more information please contact Andrea Caudill at [email protected] or 740-418-7173
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VC Online Learning Academy

Enrollment packets for the VC Online Learning Academy will be available for pick up on Monday, August 3rd at the Board of Education Office or they can be downloaded and printed using the link below. We ask that you return the paperwork by August 7th for registration and planning purposes. 

 

Following is the information for watching the recorded parent informational webinar from Aug. 5, 2020

Meeting Recording:

https://escneo.zoom.us/rec/share/xpZlPu3M7FJLeaPsuB_4dvYdANjuX6a8g3UcrvoKn0h5OLbPUTks69ImhlQW1JbQ

Access Password: t3*N=inW

 
Click here to download the complete packet for the VC Online Learning Academy.
 
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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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