Good afternoon. VCHS will be all-in remote for two weeks from September 28-October 12. This decision was made based on 20% of our VCHS teaching staff being excluded as of this afternoon with the COVID guidelines. VES and VJHS will continue with the hybrid learning model. OKAW students will still attend. More details will follow on meals for VCHS students and athletics soon. Thank you for the continued support during these challenging times.
VCHS will be all-in remote for two weeks from September 28-October 12. This decision was made based on 20% of our VCHS teaching staff being excluded as of this afternoon with the COVID guidelines. VES and VJHS will continue with the hybrid learning model. OKAW students will still attend. If you would like breakfast and lunch from the school. Please have your VCHS student fill out this form by 2:00pm today: https://forms.gle/PM5K2Sr9AWdBNNn66 Mrs. Krueger will email those that sign up this afternoon about pick up times and procedures. Thank you for the continued support during these challenging times.
We are now reporting our internal COVID data at least weekly to the public. You can find the link here: http://bit.ly/vandalscovid Stay safe and enjoy the Labor Day weekend!
Good news this evening to share! The USDA announced yesterday that the free meal program has been extended until December 31st. We are able to provide free meals to all students effective immediately.
We are currently having phone bandwidth issues. I am working on this issue, so sorry for the inconvenience this morning.
We will move forward with our hybrid learning model next week based on our updated metrics that I shared yesterday. This is being sent out in response to Fayette County hitting the COVID Warning level today. Thank you for your patience and understanding this week.
Good afternoon. We will return to our in-person learning in the Hybrid model on Wednesday (8-26). A special thanks to our nurses, staff, and the Fayette County Health Department. Together we can do this. Our students mean the world to us.
Please complete the meal request form for Monday and Tuesday before 8:00 a.m on 8-24 if you want to order meals. https://forms.gle/fxqg28rFe9qg3hbc9 Details: Two meals will be available for pick-up on both Monday and Tuesday during our adaptive pause Remote Learning Days. Times: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Location: Outside VES/VJHS, VCHS, the old post office in Hagarstown, the church at Vera, old water tower in Shobonier, and the storage shed in Bluff City. Wednesday hybrid remote learners will receive their meals for Wednesday during the Tuesday distribution.
We are doing our best to honor in-person learning while being mindful we must have a safe learning environment for all who walk through our doors. My hope & request is that we can find a way to be respectful regardless of opinions. In my heart I know we are #VandalStrong.
VCUSD 203 We Have Started School! Vandalia Schools have ventured into the new school year successfully. Many things have changed due to COVID-19. Our schools have to adhere to recommendations of Illinois State Board of Education, IDPH, and balance these with Fayette County Health Dept., and the needs of the 1700 students and faculty we serve. This is a challenging time for both school and community. The criteria for attending school and staying in school are posted on the school website and may also be viewed on the school app. The basic criteria to remember is to wear a mask, social distance, and stay home if you're sick. More info is available on the School website. The purpose of the criteria is keeping our schools healthy and safe. Politics and personal opinion have been set aside to get our schools open. The Board of Education thanks Administrators, School Nurses, Teachers, Bus Drivers, Food Service, maintenance, custodial and all other staff for working together to get our schools started. We appreciate all you are doing. Success in education comes from all our team working together in concert for the good of students. Success in our schools is also a partnership with parents and community. We are not perfect and take input seriously. We ask the input given will be in a kind manner- speak as you wish to be spoken to. Take an opportunity for positive comments when appropriate. Encourage your children and those in your sphere of influence to work together for the best school outcome possible. Unity is the strength of our community. Let’s keep working together. Thankfully your Vandalia School Board. Joe Lawson, Joe Schaal, John Campbell, Connie Goldsmith, Ryan Lewis, Adam Braun, Kevin Satterthwite
Just A Reminder if you are an All-In Remote Learner: Chromebook Pick up for Grades K-8 is from 5:30-7:30pm tonight, August 13th under the canopy between VES and VJHS. Please Enter from VETERANS Avenue. There will be an informational meeting if you are interested in the VES cafeteria. Grades K-3 will be from 6:00-7:00 and grades 4-5 will be from 7:00-8:00 on August 13. Mrs. Philpot, Mrs. Mesnard, and Mr. Holliday will be there to answer your questions and pass out general information about the program. VCHS All-In Remote Learners can pick up their materials and Chromebooks between 9am - 3pm tomorrow, August 14th in the VCHS office. You must wear a mask when entering our buildings.
Attention Vandalia School District Parents/Guardians/Community Members: Please read the attached document at this link: https://5il.co/jiv3 for the new sick day guidelines set by VCUSD#203.
K-12 School Supply Lists can be found on our website : https://www.vandals203.org/o/vandalia/page/2020-vcusd-registration-information
Attention K-5 Parents/Guardians with Hybrid Learners- please complete the application for support provided by our community partners. https://forms.gle/LKe3qyVasrZenhVy8
IMPORTANT: Our website and RECEIVING emails are down currently. I have contacted our Domain Host and they informed that it will be up to 24 hrs before we are back online. Our host said that this was something on their end and sorry for the inconvenience. Chipman- Tech Director
VCUSD#203 Online Registration will begin tomorrow, Tuesday, July 21, 2020. Registration will take place online using our school management system, Teacherease. To complete registration items, please sign in to the Parent Portal at https://www.teacherease.com/. If you do not have a Parent Portal Account, please contact your child's school. You may also register in-person at the following buildings and times: VES In-Person Registration Times ● Kindergarten: 8/3/30 - 8am-3pm ● 1st Grade: 8/4/20 - 8am-3pm ● 2nd Grade: 8/5/20 - 8am-3pm ● 3rd Grade: 8/6/20 - 8am-3pm ● PreK - 8/7/20 - 8am-3pm VJHS In-Person Registration: ● 4th Grade: 8/3/30 - 8am-3pm ● 5th Grade: 8/4/20 - 8am-3pm ● 6th Grade: 8/5/20 - 8am-3pm ● 7th Grade: 8/6/20 - 8am-3pm ● 8th Grade: 8/7/20 - 8am-3pm VCHS In-Person Registration: ● Freshman 8/3/20 - 8am-3pm ● Sophomore 8/4/20 - 8am-3pm ● Junior 8/5/20 - 8am-3pm ● Senior 8/6/20 - 8am-3pm ● Overflow day 8/7/20 8am-3pm
Please complete our Return to Learn 20-21 Survey by July 14. https://forms.gle/e66v56BhnxxYTwQW8 Thank you to the parents who completed our May survey & participated in the follow-up focus groups. Your feedback was valued & helped with the release of this survey today.
CUSD Special Board Meeting Live stream: Here is the link to view the virtual board meeting on 6.23.2020 at 5pm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkXtKBEsY50
To submit a public comment prior to the 6/23/20 board meeting please fill this form: https://forms.gle/XHeb7e11wLHusLh39
What: Vandalia Youth Organization Jr Vandal Football Registration When: 4-6pm on June 29 & 30, 2020 Where: at the outdoor pavilion at the Y (710 Rock Island, Vandalia) Who: students entering grades 5-8 Cost: $75 per player. Cash or check only please. Checks made payable to Vandalia Youth Organization
CUSD Board Meeting Live stream: Here is the link to view the virtual board meeting on 6.16.2020 at 5pm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVs9gH8kGG4
Please fill out our transportation form by this Friday 6/19/2020 https://forms.gle/TyVtCGxtEeWZY9Ty5
To submit a public comment prior to the 6/16/20 board meeting please fill this form: https://forms.gle/TRe8fCRBqjMTDRq5A
The track will be closed for resurfacing the next three weeks. Thank you for understanding.
Today is our last day of meal distribution- please make sure you pick up the 8 meals going out today or be ready for the delivery if the bus comes to you. Thanks!
CUSD Board Meeting Live stream: Here is the link to view the virtual board meeting on 5.19.2020 at 5pm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tcFn-svl2A
update: Open the link to submit a public comment for the 5/19/2020 Virtual board meeting. https://forms.gle/PtgLx4S52Ef3KKSg6
Anyone trying to contact VJHS please call VES at 618-283-5166 and ask to be transferred to VJHS. Thank you!
We are excited to begin planning for the 20-21 school year and would appreciate feedback as we transition back to school. Themes will be identified in the survey responses as next steps in our planning. We can't wait to see your smiling faces! https://forms.gle/FiuTGAYH25UzvjGK7
Important News for the Class of 2020! See image attached. If you missed the Zoom call today, you may view the recording here: https://youtu.be/I0Vwkt_8--Q SENIORS - Please continue to check your emails for important updates!
CUSD Board Meeting Live stream: Here is the link to view the virtual board meeting on 4.21.2020 at 5pm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=immVa4Dsu4w
To submit a public comment prior to the board meeting please fill this google form: https://forms.gle/Esny7UBg1jBy3iXn9 Public comments will be accepted during the meeting on the form and in the YouTube comments section.
The board meeting will be held virtually on 4.21.2020 at 5:00 pm. To view the meeting subscribe to our youtube channel Vandalia CUSD #203 or at this URL: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQOOgifal-CAkylpxhEcuYg
The Governor has announced we will continue Remote Learning for the remainder of the 19-20 school year. Next week our meal distribution will change to M, W, F still providing the same number of meals. We will continue to work as a team & get through this together. #VandalStrong
Attention to all who receive our meals: We are doing a mass distribution Wednesday for meals over Spring Break. It is very important that you pick up your meals or are avaiable when we deliver. This includes 8 meals for the break. We will resume service on April 14th.
Let go of the stress right now the e-learning and packets might be causing. Instead, let's share our stories on social media how we can do our BEST together. Do this by posting and use #VandalStrong and #ILSchoolsStepUp. We can do this! I know we can.
Dear Parents- We are experiencing something new to all of us and doing the best we can in this current situation. My ask is do the best you can with the e-learning and packets. Don't get bogged down with the detals such as the 300 minutes or the exact times to sign-in.
Bus riders will be called with the specific time to be at their stop in the morning for lunch pickup. If your student does not ride a bus, you can pick up the lunch from 4 locations between 11:00 a.m to 12:30 p.m. Locations are VJHS, Jefferson, Washington, and Lincoln Schools.
E-Learning Materials are being sent home today with each student. Students in grades 2-12 are being sent home with a Chromebook and a Charger to help with E-learning activities. Students and Parents: Please check your emails as more specific information will be sent daily.
All delivery orders for the Grab and Go lunch tomorrow are due by noon today. Otherwise parents/guardians will need to pick up at VJHS tomorrow at 11:30 a.m. You can still signup after the deadline (noon today) It will be available the next day (3.18.2020) for delivery.
Good morning. The Grab and Go lunch option will begin tomorrow. We will be sharing more details later today with the exact locations for the meal delivery service. Transportation and Cafeteria staff have worked hard over the weekend to make this happen!
Please complete the Grab and Go lunch form. If transportation is a barrier, we are working on delivery routes. If your school-age child attends a daycare when school is not in session, this is an option too. We are all in this together. https://forms.gle/BxFfK2aLFmiEpFzP8
Please complete the Grab and Go lunch request form by this Sunday at noon. We need to get a head count ASAP with the announcment of the mandated school closure. https://forms.gle/BxFfK2aLFmiEpFzP8
The Governor has given the directive/mandate that all schools both public and private will be closed from March 17th to March 30th. We will have school on Monday, March 16th. More details to follow.
In the event of a school closure for COVID-19, we will be serving a Grab and Go lunch. Please fill out this quick Google Form to sign-up for the Grab and Go Student Lunch program in the event the school is closed due to COVID-19. https://forms.gle/BxFfK2aLFmiEpFzP8
An e-learning plan is being put in place in the event we would need to close. Please know this is planning and communicating right now. Our goal is to keep our schools open working with FCHD and the IL Department of Public Health.
We are coordinating and planning with the Fayette County Health Deparment and Emergency Management regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus). We want you to know a plan is in place. We can help each other by washing our hands and staying home when we are sick- fever free for 24 hours.
Help our schools with research about the technology use at your home! Please click this link: https://bit.ly/3aEzJzX Thank you for helping with our research! Please fill out ONE per household.
Proud to announce we were awarded a $50,000 School Maintenance Grant today from the IL State Board of Education! This will be applied to one of our summer projects- the Okaw HVAC replacement.
ATTENTION ALL PAST HONOR CHORUS MEMBERS: We are celebrating 38 years of Honor Chorus along with tribute to Carol Osborne. We would like to invite you (any past Honor Chorus member, any age) to sing the final song, "Fight Song" by Rachel Patten, of our performance with the Honor Chorus students this year. Feel free to join us for practice Friday, May 1st at 4:30pm in the Vandalia Elementary School gym. The performance will be Saturday, May 2nd at 7:00pm in the VES gym. If you have questions please contact Billie Worker, Nancy Childress or email Lisa Robbins at email@example.com.
Goal #2- Enhance our Climate and Culture from academics to athletics. Our Resilience Team is hard at work on this goal.
Goal #1- Facilities Conducive to Student Learning. We are beginning with a space utilization study of VES.
We are pleased to announce our 3 Strategic Planning Goals with 275 voices represented to create these! Thank you to everyone who took the time to respond and participate.
Attention all instrument players!!! Here is the link to sign up for the Alumni & Friends Pep Band on February 7! Its a ROCKIN' GOOD TIME!! https://sites.google.com/vandals203.org/vcusd-203-band-program/alumni-friends
Vandalia Schools 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. Survey will be open until February 14th. Thank you! https://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/login/
We hope you can join us for the 48th Annual FNB Community Bank Holiday Tournament Championship with our very own Vandalia Vandals vs the Pana Panthers at 8:00 p.m. on Monday, December 30th in the VCHS gym.
Kicking off Day 2 of the Vandalia Holiday Tournament! The Vandalia Alumni and Friends Foundation Raffle Tickets are for sale! First prize is $10,000 and there will be 10 $100 winners. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get your $100 ticket now or stop by to purchase.
The 48th Annual FNB Community Bank Holiday Tournament will be held December 26, 27, 28, & 30 at Vandalia Community High School. Visit the Tournament Website at: https://www.vandals203.org/o/vandalia/page/holiday-tournament--2
The School Board Meeting for tonight will meet as scheduled today, Tuesday, December, 17th at 5:00pm in the Unit Office Board Room.
No school tomorrow, Monday, December 16th due to winter weather. Stay safe!
Click here for information on how you can make donations in honor of both Holly and Jenna. https://bit.ly/35epWhm
All after school activities have been cancelled for Monday and Tuesday, November 18th and 19th.
It is with great sadness for our Vandalia family that I am sending this. We will gather at 4:00 p.m. this afternoon in our high school gym for a vigil to remember our loved ones lost in the horrific accident. With a heavy heart- Jennifer
On Tuesday, November 19th, the Board of Education will meet for their regular monthly meeting. Click here for the agenda for the meeting. https://5il.co/bec5
No School on Wednesday, November 13th due to ice and refreezing on rural township roads. Stay safe!
No school on Tuesday, November 12th due to poor road conditions. Be safe!
Vandals defeat Mt. Carmel 23 to 20 and advance to the next round in the playoffs next week. The Vandals are now 11-0.
Parent Teacher Conferences are Scheduled for October 24th from 3pm to 6pm and October 25th from 8am to 12pm.
The students in PreK, K, and 1st grade will be playing in the inflatable bounce house on Friday, August 30. They will need to wear socks to school on this day.