April 19, 2020 Update!
Recently the Governor announced that schools will remain closed for the remainder of the school year. We know this is a challenging time for our community. In an effort to support our families and students during this extended school closure, our central office staff and school leaders have collaborated to develop a Continuous Learning Plan for our district. (https://docs.google.com/document/d/183mlQYT9wcdgLAH1prieLXSbyIMu1x7Ae-ptnH5gDE0/edit?fbclid=IwAR2SeDIENq21SFoPlQeChL-qVS_vVMJ-KsV0vrvDXiAZGfmkn1tLMdym5rE#heading=h.jzkedec7bgo2) This plan outlines our step by step process to ensure that ALL students receive instructional support during this extended closure. This support will continue well into the 2020-2021 school year when all students and staff return safely to our schools.
Beginning April 20th - April 22nd, teachers and school administrators will be calling parents of their students, as part of our Vermilion Community Call-Out Mission. Teachers want to check in on our families and provide information regarding end of the year grades, waiving of state testing and our Supplemental Continuous Learning Guide.(https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PhaQTgRsJ4TMOHEvBYmPH8eFuPqaBnAjUsngf3BOaeI/edit) These phone calls may come to you from a “blocked number” or “No Caller ID”. We encourage you to accept our teacher's phone calls and hear about all of the wonderful support we are prepared to offer! Please visit our district website at https://www.vpsb.net under our COVID-19 Information Page to view our extensive Continuous Learning Plan.
April 3, 2020 Update!
Vermilion Parish public schools will remain closed through April 30th. This decision follows the Governor's proclamation issued today regarding the 'stay at home' order. Please continue to visit the COVID-19 Resources Link on the https://www.vpsb.net/ website. Thoughts and prayers are with our students, staff, families, and communities at this time.
Due to the Governor’s proclamation on 3/13/2020, Vermilion Parish Public Schools and Central Office are being closed beginning March 16th to April 17th. The Governor’s proclamation closes school from March 16th - April 13th. Our closure continues through the Vermilion Parish spring break April 10th - April 17th. Students and staff report back to school on April 20th, unless further closures are announced by the Governor.
Updates will be posted on the VPSB website (www.vpsb.net) and will also be shared through the news media. All schools and central office will be closed during this time. All school sponsored events and athletic games and practices are cancelled immediately and until further notice. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of our students, staff, families and community. Download our Interim Superintendent’s note here or read the note below!
April 9, 2020 Notice
Parents and guardians,
The Louisiana Department of Education has requested that school districts collect information regarding the access to technology in students' homes. Please complete this short Student Home Technology Survey by Monday, April 13th at 12 noon. The information gathered in this survey is for reporting purposes only and no personal information is being collected. The Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) is asking for this information in case it is needed for future planning. Click this link: https://forms.gle/XVqQp51Zp5Vpx43K6 to access the survey. Thank you for your assistance and please stay safe during this time.
The Meals-to-You Program application can be accessed here. Date posted 4/3/2020
Please complete by April 8, 2020, at 11:59 pm.
For more information about the program, please see the Parent Flyer.
Vermilion Parish School Board Child Nutrition Program Parent/Guardian, The Vermilion Parish School Board will provide grab and go meals at Cecil Picard Elementary, Dozier Elementary, Eaton Park Elementary, Forked Island/E. Broussard Elementary, Gueydan High School, J. H. Williams Middle, and Rene Rost Middle until Thursday, April 9, 2020. In an effort to continue to provide meals and maintain the safety and health of the staff, students, parents/guardians and community, we are announcing a new program that will deliver meals to your doorstep for free. This program is called Meals-to-You, and it is a partnership between our district, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Baylor University. Your student(s) enrolled with the Vermilion Parish School Board are eligible to participate in the program. When you sign up to get a Meals-to-You, every other week you will get a Meals-to-You box delivered to your home for each child 1-18 years in your household. Each box will include 10 breakfasts and 10 lunches that are kid-friendly and shelf stable — enough food for each child for 2 weeks! Households are urged to complete an application by Wednesday, April 8, 2020 by 11:59 pm to receive the meals.
WHO QUALIFIES? -All VPSB students enrolled at a CEP school site -Siblings, 0-18 yrs, living in the home of a student enrolled at a CEP school site -All VPSB students enrolled at a non-CEP school site that are currently receiving free or reduced meals -Siblings, 0-18 yrs, living in the home of a student enrolled at non-CEP school site receiving free/reduced meals.
HOW DO YOU SIGN-UP All you have to do is fill out the form online by the due date of April 8, 2020. The application can be accessed by going to the Vermilion Parish School Board website at www.vpsb.net. If Vermilion Parish School Board is not offered as an option on the online application, please try again the next day. There may be some delays in the application processing due to the overwhelming response by the community to the Meals-to-You program. The following information will be required during the sign-up process: -Parent/Guardian Name, Phone Number, Email -Physical Mailing Address
***Very important for the meal delivery*** -School District – Vermilion Parish School Board -Campus/School Name Currently Attending -Student ID Number, Name, Birthdate, Gender (Student ID found on student’s gmail account or Parent Portal) -Additional Sibling Information Boxes will be provided on a first come, first served basis, so sign up online today! After the due date has passed, the Meals-to-You deliveries will not be available. If you have questions or would like more information, please contact the Meal Service Hotline at 898-5702.
Sincerely, Amy Fremin, MS, RD, LDN, SNS Coordinating Supervisor
Special COVID-19 Blanket Employment Certificates for Minors to work in Louisiana (3/26/2020)
In response to the current COVID-19 event, pursuant to La. R.S. 23:184.1 the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) will begin issuing sixty (60) day blanket Employment Certificates for employers desiring to employ minors in the State of Louisiana. Employment Certificates issued due to this event shall expire sixty (60) days from the date of issuance. Upon expiration, employers will be required to obtain Employment Certificates as required pursuant to La. R.S. 23:181 et. seq.
Employers desiring to obtain an Employment Certificate pursuant to this memorandum must submit a completed and signed “Application to Employ Minors under 18” along with proof of age to firstname.lastname@example.org.
When the application has been approved, the employer will be notified via email from the LWC Office of Workforce Development. The names of those minors who are approved to work pursuant to the Employment Certificate will also be attached to the email. As indicated, blanket Employment Certificates are effective for a maximum of sixty (60) days. Blanket Employment Certificates are not transferable. Certificates are required to be kept at the minor’s work location.
Any questions or concerns regarding this memorandum should be directed to email@example.com.
Emergency Feed Program News: 3/17/2020
Beginning Wednesday, March 18, 2020, the Vermilion Parish School Board will be offering grab-and-go meals from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm on weekdays. Each child will receive a lunch meal and a breakfast meal for the next morning. There is no registration required. No identification is needed. There is no cost to receive the meals. Any child age 18 and under may come to get the meals. This does include students, siblings, friends, family members, toddlers, and those who attend private or parochial schools. The child must be present to receive the meal, no exceptions. Meals will be provided with drive-thru service. Walk-up service should only be used if the child/children have no other way to get to the school sites. The meals will be brought to the cars and/or students, please remain in the car.
The sites open for VPSB emergency meal service are:
All VPSB students with special diet prescriptions on file, please call the Meal Service Hotline at 898-5702.
Text from the Vermilion Parish Interim Superintendent’s office. Date: 3-16-2020
In order to preserve equitable educational opportunities, the Vermilion Parish School System has elected not to engage in distance learning. All instructional pacing and grading will be suspended until further notice. Teachers have been advised not to require any type of assignments. The only exceptions are for high school students taking dual enrollment courses, as these are part of the university system. At the request of parents, online resources are available at https://www.vpsb.net/205029_2. The Louisiana Department of Education has approved initial waivers for a number of educational policies that impact all students, including students with disabilities. All special education instructional services and Section 504 accommodations will resume when school reopens.
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School Performance scores are out. Some changes as to how they calculate scores are available. You can see more about that here!