2/19/21 Fayette County COVID Update
Please see below for our next flash sale! This sale will start on 2/20 and end on 2/21. We are offering 20% off EVERYTHING, no minimum order required. http://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/illinois/vandalia/vandalia-high-school
Vandalia C.U.S.D. #203 will be remote learning the rest of the week from Wednesday, February 17- Friday, February 19 due to the snow and cold temperatures. We will resume in person learning on Monday, February 22. If you are requesting meals during remote learning, please sign-up at this link: https://forms.gle/DxsH1XTArJfQvm9aA
Here is the link to tonight's Board Meeting at 5pm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYOF_wgfYrc
Due to the winter weather, there will be no student attendance for Vandalia C.U.S.D. #203 tomorrow, Tuesday, February 16, 2021. Our teachers will use the day to plan for remote learning on Wednesday and Thursday if the conditions remain too dangerous for in person learning. We will do our best to let parents know in advance the schedule for Wednesday and Thursday once we evaluate the conditions after the second wave of snow comes through. We realize there is potential for more snow later this week. Stay safe and enjoy the snow.
2/12/21 Fayette County COVID Update
There will be no school on Monday, February 15th in observance of Presidents' Day. School will resume on Tuesday, February 16th.
Please see below for our next flash sale! This sale will start on 2/13 and end on 2/14. We are offering 20% off EVERYTHING, no minimum order required. http://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/illinois/vandalia/vandalia-high-school
Attention Vandal Sports Fans: Live Stream information and Sports Schedules are continually being updated on our website and app. Please check back often for the most up to date information. https://www.vandals203.org/article/390593 VCHS Athletic Schedules: https://www.vandals203.org/o/vchs/athletics VJHS Athletic Schedules: https://www.vandals203.org/o/vjhs/athletics
2/5/21 Fayette County COVID Update
Vandalia School District #203 is asking all parents to take a survey about our school. The survey is an evidence-based system designed to drive improvements in schools nationwide. The Survey will be open until April 2, 2021. https://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/
VJHS volleyball vs Ramsey Live Stream is back up and running! Sorry for the inconvenience! https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ocAV1U3arIg
We are currently having issues with our Jr High Volleyball Live stream. We are still recording the game as a backup, we hope to be back up soon. Keep watching the Youtube Channel, sorry for any inconvenience.
1/29/21 Fayette County COVID Update
Attention Vandal Sport Fans! VCHS Home (and some away) Sporting Events will be live stream from our school partner NFHS Network. Please read the document below for more information. The 1st event is tomorrow! VJHS Home Sporting Events will be live streamed from the District YouTube Page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQOOgifal-CAkylpxhEcuYg All live stream shortcut links can be found on the main menu of our school website: www.vandals203.org All schedules will be updated on the school website and app as soon as they are finalized.
As you are aware, announcements last week have now made it possible to begin various athletic seasons both at the Junior High and High School levels. Everyone is thrilled to be able to allow our student athletes opportunities to play and compete. There are logistical limitations and mitigation measures that all teams and schools will be following. We appreciate your help in advance and know that although this is not ideal, everyone’s focus is on providing our students safe opportunities to participate in activities and athletic events. Rescheduling games: Currently, winter athletics will have shortened seasons. The limited number of games and limited number of weeks will make rescheduling games cancelled due to quarantine or other reasons difficult. Please understand that some events may not be rescheduled. Broadcasting: Games will be broadcast and information on how to view a streaming video of the event will be provided for both home and visiting spectators. Contests held at Vandalia Junior High School will be live streamed from this link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQOOgifal-CAkylpxhEcuYg This link can be accessed from the Vandalia Community School District website:https://www.vandals203.org Contests held at Vandalia High School will be live streamed via the NFHS Network School Broadcasting Program. More information will be provided soon. Spectators: Fayette County is located in Region 6 which is currently in Phase 4. We sincerely hope we all continue to do our part with realistic COVID mitigations to allow both our schools to continue with successful in person learning and athletic competitions to continue. There are specific guidelines related to numbers of spectators allowed. The following are spectator limits: When located in a region not facing specific mitigation efforts (Phase 4) outlined in the Restore Illinois guidelines: Gatherings of up to 50 spectators, indoors or outdoors, are allowed. Face masks must be worn. When located in a region under Tier 1 mitigation efforts per the Restore Illinois guidelines: Gatherings of up to 25 spectators, indoors or outdoors, are allowed. Face masks must be worn. When located in a region under Tier 2 or more restrictive mitigation efforts per the Restore Illinois guidelines: No spectators are allowed, whether indoors or outdoors. Vandalia C.U.S.D. #203 will only allow home spectators. We are in Phase 4 currently and will allow 50 spectators/Vandal fans. Tickets will not be distributed to visiting spectators. Each student athlete will be given two tickets for spectators entrance into the games. This will also allow us to contact trace and ensure families are socially distant. Transportation to away games will be provided for this semester only as long as a driver is available. No concessions will be sold at indoor athletic events at Vandalia Community Unit School District. Cheerleaders/band/dance teams: The IDPH guidelines state: Sports organizers should direct all individuals to refrain from shouting, singing, or chanting. There will not be cheer, dance, or the band playing at games. Alternate performance opportunities may be available. VCHS will have their competitive cheer season. A performance will be scheduled for parents/families and it will be live streamed. In addition, school officials will conduct temperature checks of workers prior to the games. Visiting teams will have to certify the health of all players and coaching staff prior to leaving for the game. Home teams will also certify prior to players and coaches interacting with others. Spectators will also be required to wear a mask throughout the event and may be temperature checked prior to entry into the event. Anyone that does not meet the health certification requirements will not be allowed to participate in the event. Please remember that the games will be streamed and that information will be made available to everyone. We want our student-athletes to have this opportunity to participate and compete. In order to continue to do that, we will follow guidelines as outlined by IDPH. Thank you in advance for supporting our student athletes by following the guidelines and understanding that changes may be made based on tier mitigations and IDPH changes. Putting children first and working through this very unusual time is everyone’s focus.
Our VCHS Student Council will be sponsoring a Red Cross Blood Drive @ the YMCA in Vandalia on February 4th. Every unit donated will help our Council earn scholarship money this year. Please, consider donating and helping us reach our goal!
1/22/21 Fayette County COVID Update
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See below for our new discount! Promo lasts until Feb. 15th. http://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/illinois/vandalia/vandalia-high-school