Good afternoon. Here is our data for active COVID positive cases: VES= 0% of the student population; VJHS= 1.7% of the student population ; VCHS= 5.6% of the student population . VCHS began increased distancing at lunch today. Staff= .005% of the staff Our local plan states physical distancing will be increased at lunch and in the hallways when 5% or more of the student body is COVID + counting only the active cases. We hit this metric two weeks in a row at VCHS. Link to the plan here: https://www.vandals203.org/browse/148552 Our next regular Board of Education meeting is Monday, September 20th at 6:00 p.m. in the board room at the unit office. The entrance is at Door 9 at VCHS.
1 day ago, Jennifer Garrison
Vandalia School district conducted a test of our intruder alert today around 9:45 AM. This was only a test of the system. There was no intruder. All students and staff are safe.
9 days ago, CJ Schmidt
Vandalia Alumni & Friends is excited to host the All School Reunion on October 9th! All retired teachers of Vandalia Schools get to attend for free! https://5il.co/rtup *Questions & More Information: https://www.facebook.com/VandaliaAlumniAndFriends
about 1 month ago, Julie Lay
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VES 2021-2022 First Days of School Important Information: *August 19 is Come and Go Day for K through 3rd *August 20 is the first full day of attendance for K through 3rd *Aug. 20 is Come and Go Day for PreK *Aug. 23 is the first full day of attendance for PreK. On Come and Go Day on the 19th - students and their parents are welcome to come into the school between 8:00-1:00 and 1:30-3:00 (K through 3rd) to visit the teacher, the classrooms, and tour the school. On Come and Go Day on the 20th - students and their parents are welcome to come into the school between 8:30-11:00 (a.m.) and 12:00-2:00 p.m. to meet the teacher, visit the classroom, and tour the school. (This day is for PreK students only) The doors at VES will open at 7:45 a.m. each day. Students will have from 7:45 to 8:10 to eat breakfast if they wish. The day will begin officially at 8:15. If your child arrives after 8:15 they will be counted tardy. School will dismiss at 2:55 for pickups and early bussers. Late bussers leave school at 3:10. If you are picking your child up from school, you need to proceed through the circle drive in front of VES going from the west to the east and remain in your car. If you are picking up your child and want to park your car and walk up to the school, that is fine. If so, you need to park in the lot east of VES (in front of the JH) and walk on the sidewalk leading up to the canopy of the school. Please stay in that line in single file and we will bring your child to you in that order. - Mrs. Mesnard, Principal
about 1 month ago, Julie Lay
This message is to remind you to call (618)283-8135 or email transportation@vandals203.org, the Vandalia Schools Transportation number, in order to set up your child's transportation for the Year if you have not filled out the google form or arranged it with Whitney or Donna before now. Please hold on to this number in order to contact transportation for possible transportation changes, and address changes.
about 1 month ago, CJ Schmidt
Dear Vandalia #203 Staff and Families, We are so excited to start the 21-22 school year! I know there is a lot of noise around COVID mandates, recommendations, and mitigation measures. My request is that we focus on having an excellent start to the school year. I believe this is the best thing we can do for the mental health of our children. Going to school five days a week on a normal schedule will be my priority. We believe in local control and that is why I signed on as a leader of #MakeItLocalIL. My recommendations regarding how to start the school year have not changed. There is not a one size fits all model in IL as each community is different. My ask is that we figure this out in Vandalia together as a community. #VandalStrong is not something we hang our hats on only when times are easy, but we do the same and come together during difficult times as well. We can do this for our children. If we start school and see a spike of COVID cases being spread inside our walls and into our community, we will adjust to the specific situation. To our staff and students getting vaccinated so you do not have to wear a mask or quarantine, I hear you. To the families of children in grades PreK-6 who are not eligible for the vaccine and have concerns over the variants, I hear you. To the parents who oppose masks, quarantines, or vaccines, I hear you. Every single voice is important. The vaccine is available for those 12 and above now so families have choices that we did not have in August of 2020. We may not all get exactly what we want each day of the school year but please help me in coming together to do this as ONE Town, ONE School, and ONE family. I will end by emphasizing once again that my priority is going to school five days a week on a normal schedule. The rest will fall into place. Yes there will probably be some bumps in the road but I am ready for the buses to roll and welcome our students to the 21-22 school year! #VandalStrong Jennifer Garrison
about 2 months ago, Jennifer Garrison
Online registration is now active! For Previously enrolled students please login to teacherease with your parent account. For new registrations please use this link. https://www.teacherease.com/NewFamilyRegistration.aspx?refid=00d6c98b-e4a6-45cb-bea7-3e4011ffac68
about 2 months ago, CJ Schmidt
Vandalia CUSD #203 is hiring a 2nd shift custodian for VCHS. This is a 12 month position with benefits. Please email jgarrison@vandals203.org for an application or fill one out at the district office located at VCHS Door 9. Deadline for applying is July 29th.
about 2 months ago, Jennifer Garrison
"DATE CHANGE": VCUSD#203 Online Registration will begin "Friday, July 23, 2021". 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 ● 8/4/21 - 8am-3pm ● 8/5/21 - 10am-6pm VJHS In-Person Registration: ●8/4/21 - 8am-3pm ●8/5/21 - 10am-6pm VCHS In-Person Registration: ●8/4/21 - 8am-3pm ●8/5/21 - 10am-6pm Overflow day for all buildings 8/6/21 8am-12pm. Registration Information and School Supply lists can be found on our school website: www.vandals203.org : Click the 2021 VCUSD REGISTRATION INFORMATION link
2 months ago, CJ Schmidt
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Vandalia CUSD #203 is hiring a bus mechanic! This is a 12 month position with benefits. Applicants must be 21 and able to obtain a CDL with bus endorsement. For more information on how to apply and job duties, please contact Mrs. Smith, Transportation Director, via email at wsmith@vandals203.org or call (618) 283-8110.
2 months ago, Jennifer Garrison
VCUSD#203 Online Registration will begin Wednesday, July 21, 2021. 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 ● 8/4/21 - 8am-3pm ● 8/5/21 - 10am-6pm VJHS In-Person Registration: ●8/4/21 - 8am-3pm ●8/5/21 - 10am-6pm VCHS In-Person Registration: ●8/4/21 - 8am-3pm ●8/5/21 - 10am-6pm Overflow day for all buildings 8/6/21 8am-12pm. Registration Information and School Supply lists can be found on our school website: www.vandals203.org : Click the 2021 VCUSD REGISTRATION INFORMATION link
2 months ago, Julie Lay
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The district's phone lines are back up and running.
2 months ago, CJ Schmidt
Our phone lines have been down since noon today we have contacted our service provider and appears to be an area outage. We are waiting for the issue be resolved by our provider. Sorry for the inconvenience we will message out when our phone lines are active again.
2 months ago, CJ Schmidt
Good evening. I am pleased to announce that CDC/IDPH/ISBE recognizes local control during Phase 5 as stated in the following paragraph. "Together with local public health officials, school administrators should consider multiple factors when they make decisions about implementing layered prevention strategies against COVI-19. Since schools typically serve their surrounding communities, decisions should be based on the school population, families, and students served, as well as their communities". The 21-22 school year will begin with a mask optional policy based on our current conditions. We removed layers of mitigations one at a time during the 20-21 school year as we returned to in person learning 5 days a week during the second semester. We are in an excellent place to take this next step. We will continue to monitor the health of our students and staff and adjust accordingly if needed. Enjoy the rest of your summer and see you in August! #VandalStrong
2 months ago, Jennifer Garrison
Vandalia CUSD #203 is hiring for the position of VJHS Secretary. This is a 12 month position with benefits. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and 3 references to Mr. Kern, VJHS Principal, at bkern@vandals203.org or reach out to him via email for more information.
3 months ago, Jennifer Garrison
https://forms.gle/ephtBSLjcXsRMgxe7 Fall Transportation Form to fill out for the 2021/2022 School Year. Please fill out the form by August 1, 2021. Just a reminder that if you live within 1.5 miles without an approved hazardous area you are not eligible for transportation.
3 months ago, CJ Schmidt
Vandalia #203 is hiring! Special Education Teacher's Aide positions available for the 21-22 school year.  Please contact Dana Bivens at dbivens@vandals203.org or (618) 283-5166 to apply.
4 months ago, Jennifer Garrison
This month we are offering 20% off on your Sideline Store purchase of $85 or more! The below promotion is good for the entire month of June. This will end on 6/30/21. http://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/illinois/vandalia/vandalia-high-school
4 months ago, Julie Lay
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The Class of 2021 Graduation Ceremony will be live streamed on our district YouTube channel 5/22/21 at 7:00pm. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPdrT98abC0
4 months ago, CJ Schmidt
SUMMER BASKETBALL CAMP & LEAGUE INFORMATION: *See the attached information for the Vandal Summer Basketball Camp and League: K-3rd Grade Camp: https://5il.co/smpk 4th - 7th Grade Camp: https://5il.co/smpl 2nd - 12th Grade League: https://5il.co/smpj
4 months ago, Julie Lay
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