Dear Student and Parents: October 9, 2020
I want to thank you all for your continued cooperation and patience as we go about this unique school year. We are tremendously proud of what our staff, students, and community are currently accomplishing in the classroom, on the athletic fields/courts, as well as throughout the community. Thank you again for your role in this process.
As you have likely seen, with the success of our current reopening plans, we are excited for the opportunity to shift our hybrid schedule to a modified hybrid schedule. This will allow us the opportunity for all students in the district (Group A and Group B) to return to campus on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Wednesdays will be designated for remote learning days in which students will not be required to attend (details on back). The school day for high school students will continue to be 8:00 am to 12:45 pm. We will begin our modified hybrid on Monday, October 19th.
Additional details and information as it pertains to Van Buren High School specifically.
Students must wear masks on the bus and have their temperature taken prior to entering the building at “Auditorium Lobby” (door #9)
HS Students relying on school transportation will remain in the building and will be supervised and supported from 12:45 PM until 2:05 PM.
Personal Transportation (Student Drivers, Walkers, or Parent Pickup):
Students may enter at 7:35 am, wearing masks, and having temperature taken
Students should use the crosswalk when traveling from the parking lot to the entrance
Students may be dismissed from the building at 12:45 PM
HS Students may receive a free lunch from our Food Service Department
Students needing academic support from teachers may make prior afternoon arrangements with classroom teachers
Study Halls / CCP Release
Students will continue to be released from attendance for study halls and purposes of a CCP course.
The release (Yellow form) we have on file does NOT need to be resubmitted. Students can discuss any potential revisions or conflicts with the office.
Millstream Career Tech. Center
We will continue to work with the administration of Millstream Career Tech. Center to minimize student conflicts while allowing appropriate time for transportation.
Spacing / Social Distancing / Sanitizing
All occupants of the building will continue to be required to wear a mask and have temperatures taken.
Staff and students will be encouraged to assist with sanitizing efforts of classroom spaces and materials as well as utilizing sanitation stations throughout the building.
Maximum social distancing will be encouraged. In some circumstances, this may be as limited as 3 to 4 feet.
Students will not be permitted to congregate in hallways or other common areas at any time
Students are encouraged to continue to bring personal water bottles
Remote Learning Days (Begin Wednesday, October 21st)
The cafeteria will be open for students to use wifi on Wednesdays 8:00am-1:00pm. School lunch will also be served (to eat on-campus or for take-out).
Teachers will assign online assignments and be available for students via Zoom per the below class schedule:
1st Period - 10:00 -10:30am
3rd Period - 10:30 -11:00am
5th Period - 11:00 -11:30am
7th Period - 11:30am -12:00pm
Teachers will be available in the afternoons to provide additional remote assistance.
Parents are encouraged to continue to monitor Schoology accounts regularly for updates, announcements, and to view student grade books for their course progress.
If you have not set up your account, please see email from firstname.lastname@example.org (Dated 9/11/20, SUBJ: Schoology Account Information & Tutorials).
As always, your patience, flexibility, understanding, and continued support throughout this process are greatly appreciated. Please do not hesitate to contact the office with any questions you have or assistance you might need. We are here to support you in any way possible.
Van Buren Local Schools
High School Principal