Article: 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

To be eligible for preschool, the child must be 4 by August 1, 2021.  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, 2021 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 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.   

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.   

For the 2021-2022 school year, students dropped off and picked up at Vinton County High School will continue  to use 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 are 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 cafeteria at VCHS as students enter the building in the morning.

All students in grades preschool through twelve will be entitled to a free lunch as well as free breakfast during the 2021-2022 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. There is no parking in the drop off area, those needing to park must use designated spaces to allow traffic to flow. 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


Adult Lunch


Adult Breakfast


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 2021-2022 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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