💪Muscles & Bones🔬The Science of Flight✈️Fake Germs🦠Pollinators🐝 ...and more! Our students are having a great time investigating and exploring in our Project Lead the Way K-5 STEM Lab! See the current newsletters for each grade level here! https://5il.co/op71
To alleviate any confusion, SVCS Schools will return to school in-person on Monday, January 4th.
Please be advised that due to the current number of students and staff reported as testing positive and quarantined, SV Schools will return on Monday, January 4th as originally planned. The COVID-19 Dashboard on the SVCS website has been updated to reflect the current numbers.
Tonight's School Board Meeting will be streamed on Youtube at 6:30pm tonight. You can access the stream live or at any time via our SV Youtube Channel. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNWyoDbnTWAGZPSVbNhYI9g
As we head back into eLearning, we are excited to announce that we've added 4 new meal distribution sites. We will continue to serve meals from SV Middle School, Central, Van Duyn and Ernie Pyle from 10-12. You may also pick-up meals at Hillsdale Firehouse and Universal Post Office from 10-10:45 or Dana Firehouse and Blanford Park from 11-12. SV students and siblings (18 and under) are allowed 1 meal pick up per day. Each bag will contain breakfast and lunch. SV cafeteria managers and staff wish you all a happy holiday season and a healthy start to the new year.
Wifi hot spots will be available at the remote food distribution sites (Blanford, Dana, Hillsdal, Universal) 12/9-12/18 for students.
Due to the High Risk spread currently in Vermillion County and the high absentee rate, all SVCS schools will return to eLearning effective Dec. 9 through Dec. 18.
South Vermillion will follow the newest COVID-19 CDC guidance on quarantines. Quarantine length has been changed from 14 days to 10 days after exposure. Students must remain symptom-free for the full 10 days after exposure prior to returning to school.
🏆Congrats to Van Duyn Teacher Harmony Walsh!🏆 She was selected as a 2020 “Teach it Forward” Outstanding Educator by our locally-owned McDonald’s restaurant! 🍔https://www.mywabashvalley.com/news/local-news/mcdonalds-honors-wabash-valley-educators-with-teach-it-forward-awards/
UPDATE: Power is back on at Central Elementary School. Thank you for your patience as we worked through this morning's issue.
Power out at Central, including phone lines. Duke Energy is on the scene and estimates power returning later this morning. Please contact the Supt's. Office for emergencies. Once the power is back on, you will be notified.
As we prepare for our return to school tomorrow, remember to wear your mask, keep your distance, and wash your hands frequently. We need everyone to do their part to keep school open.
Upon returning to school Monday, masks will be required for all students (gr 3-12) and staff. Masks are recommended for students K-2.
All SVCS Schools will return to In-Person instruction Monday, Nov. 30th. We look forward to seeing all students and staff back to the buildings and classrooms.
Starting today (11/13) school meals can be picked up from any of our 5 SV schools from 10-12. Enrolled students and their siblings,18 years of age and under, are eligible. It is no longer necessary to collect meals from the school where your student is currently enrolled. All student meals can be picked up at one location. For the safety of your family and our staff please pull up the bus in front of the school of your choice and indicate the number of meals needed. Thank you for supporting South Vermillion Schools and our Food services staff.
We are aware of the power outage in Dana. All SVMS teachers have been made aware to allow those students extra time to complete assignments. Thank you to all the students and parents who have notified us. We are hearing the power is estimated to be back on around 10:45 a.m. Have a great day! Mrs. Harris
All SV Schools will move to eLearning beginning Thursday 11/12. All extra curricular activities are suspended at this time. Meals will be available. https://5il.co/mad1 (full letter)
Central Elementary Veteran's Day Program is now available on Youtube - https://youtu.be/gJWPsLWNzec - Thank you to our students and Ms. Beuligmann, and also to our Veterans that we honor!
Van Duyn Veteran's Day Program is now available https://youtu.be/2Rv_xeO5e9E - Thank you to our students and Mrs. McLean for your program, and to all who have served!
Ernie Pyle Veteran's Day Program - https://youtu.be/U_t8C8Ywygc Thank you to the students and Ms. Beuglimann for your program, and to all we honor today!
SVHS Veteran's Day Program will be available to view at 10:45 am today. Thank you to all of the students and staff who worked to create this program honoring our Veterans! https://youtu.be/T0TG36mCKZQ
🥪🥛🍎FREE MEALS (1 breakfast/1 lunch) are available for pick-up at SVHS on each day of eLearning from 10am-12pm for SVHS students. Please stop by or send someone to get them for you. Student names are all we need. Help us spread the word to SVHS students. Be safe Wildcats!🍏🥛🥪
Please remember: If you (or your child) feel ill or have the following symptoms, please stay home. 1. Fever of 100.4 or higher 2. Coughing 3. Shortness of breath. 4. Sore thoat 5. Loss of taste and/or smell We need to be vigilant in our efforts to keep school open for our students and staff. We need everyone to be proactive. Wear your masks whenever and wherever possible. Maintain social distance whenever and wherever possible. Wash your hands as frequently as possible.
Due to the current situation with COVID-19 in our community and schools conducting instruction via eLearning, the virtual student picture day scheduled for Monday has been postposed. Further details will come at a later date.
UPDATE: Effective immediately, all indoor activities (athletic practices, performance rehearsals, etc...) at all SVCS Schools are postponed for the remainder of this week. We will continue to monitor the community spread with the assistance of the Vermillion County Health Department and update you further on Monday.
🍇🌯🥛🥯All 5 SV schools are serving 2 free meals per eLearning day (breakfast & lunch) from 10am-12pm! Please stop by your child's school to pick-up these FREE meals (or send a friend to get them for you)! Student names are all we need! Help us spread the word! 🍔🥪🥛🍎
Please see the attached link regarding the SVCS Statement regarding our move to eLearning platform. https://5il.co/mad1
Due to a substantial spread of COVID in Vermillion Co. the health dept. has advised that SVCS move to eLearning platform beginning Wednesday. More details to come later today as we work through the logistics.
More than 750 handwritten cards and letters are heading to the U.S. Post Office this afternoon in support of our State Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. McCormick's request to participate in the annual Holiday Cards for Our Military Challenge. Our students designed amazing cards and messages, and even our CTE Welding class participated! From K thru 12th grade, this writing project was meaningful and memorable. Thank you SV teachers and students! #INthistogether
Our cafeteria staff are busy preparing meals for your students this morning. They will have grab-and-go meals ready for pick up, curbside from your child's school, between 10-12. Parents are allowed to pick up meals without their student being present. Simply provide your child's name to our cafeteria staff. Thank you for supporting our SV cafeterias.
From the SVHS Athletic Dept Tues 10/6: Cross Country WRC @ Riverton Parke, Volleyball vs Covington Home 6:00, Indiana Sports Network will be streaming the Homecoming game against Seeger this Friday.
We are excited to announce that, beginning tomorrow, South Vermillion will be participating in the New USDA Waiver that allows ALL students, currently enrolled in our corporation, meals at no charge! This includes breakfast and lunch each school day. Any adult meals, extras or ala carte items will still be your responsibility. We have been informed that this USDA program is set to expire on December 31st or if we receive notice that funding for the program is no longer available, whichever comes first. This program is retroactive to the first student day, August 10th. Meals purchased from this date forward will be credited back to your child’s lunch account. I’D LIKE TO ENCOURAGE OUR VIRTUAL STUDENTS TO PARTICIPATE, AS WELL. If you are interested in picking up meals for your virtual student, please contact your child’s school and ask to speak with the cafeteria manager for ordering and pick up options. In the event that your child’s school should close for eLearning, we will continue to provide two “grab and go” meals each school day. In addition to this exciting news, I'd like to remind you that applications for state assistance are required each school year for those who qualify. If your student receives free or reduced meals and textbook assistance you are still required to complete an application for this school year. If you have not yet done so, please submit a web application through Harmony or contact your child’s school for a paper copy. We hope you will encourage your students to eat a nutritious breakfast and lunch at school every day! Stay Healthy!
SV is currently taking applications for several cafeteria staff positions. If you are interested in joining our crew or substituting in our kitchens please pick up an application at the Superintendent's Office or contact our Food Service Director at 765-832-3551 ext. 2002.
SVHS will return to normal "in-person" operations beginning tomorrow. All schools will return to "Green" status effective tomorrow as well.
eLearning Update Status for SVHS: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hK-x6JZvYcln4qzFY3XhIn_--Pj3SF1njXLO3BYdoG4/edit
Due to multiple staff members testing positive for COVID-19 Virus, South Vermillion High School will operate on eLearning status for the week of Sept. 8 - 11. This only affects SVHS. All other schools will operate under normal conditions. SVCS is working closely with the Vermillion Co. Health Dept. to determine "close contacts" and contact tracing procedures have begun. Further updates will be provided as they become available.
Confused about the different ways SV stays in touch? Want to make sure you have all the tools necessary to be informed of student progress? View this presentation to be prepared & "in the know"! http://bit.ly/SVUpToDate
EVERY PERSON counted in the Census = more support for our schools, students, & county. LOOK how close we are to beating our 2010 Census completion rate & the current state rate! Sept. 30th is the deadline to complete the 2020 Census. Help us grow! https://2020census.gov/en.html
SVCS will operate on a two-hour delay today due to the dense fog advisory.
Please review Appendix B of South Vermillion's Re-Entry Plan. The documents give a complete overview of the newest guidelines for our schools.
SVVS Students: Courses have been/continue to be uploaded. Be sure to check the Message Center/In Box for important info from your virtual teachers.
If your child needs immunizations, the Vermillion County Health Department is holding an immunization clinic on Thursday, August 20, from 1pm-4pm. Please call 765-832-3622 to see if you're eligible for their services and make an appointment. Thank you.
Today is early dismissal for all schools. Elementary schools dismiss at 2:10 and middle and high school dismiss at 3:30. We will have early dismissal every Friday unless otherwise noted.
1st week of school is always crazy. This year's a bit different. We're so proud of our students and staff for stepping up and taking the High Road! So very proud of everyone! SV Supt. Chapman Proud
SV MS/HS Virtual Students and Parents: Your courses are beginning to arrive. Please be sure to go to your settings on your iPad under Safari and Block Pop Ups before you try your sourses. Go to your login page and look for your inbox under Message Center to see your courses. They may not all be there right away, but they will be coming. I have been checking and many of you have courses there now. They will continue to populate during the day today. Our apologies for the rough start, but you should be able to begin now. Best of luck!
K-5 Virtual Students/Parents. If you are still experiencing issues with getting the Exact Path Pre-Assessments to open, please go to the SVCS website, under the Virtual School link and watch the video for further instructions. This should get you all set up.
MS/HS Virtual Students and Parents. Please bear with us as we are finalizing courses for you. Courses have been submitted and approved on our end and are now "pending". Once released, I will let you know to check your edmentum dashboard for emails to confirm. Thank you for your patience.
K-5 Virtual Students/Parents Login Information for Exact Path Assessment Go to the Login page and enter student’s username/password This takes you to your “My Dashboard” page (You may find the Exact Path Mat and Exact Path Reading options below) If not, go to the Message Center tab on the left and click on the “In Box” tab There you will find your emails You should have one that says “Welcome to EdOptions Academy Course Then you will find the Exact Path courses Please note, if you try one (math for example) and it logs you out, don’t worry Try the other course, it will get you in Both courses can be found on either one Once there, pick which course you wish to start with and begin. I hope this helps. Please call if you need assistance.
MS/HS Virtual School students and parents. Our counselors are wrapping up your enrollment into the courses, which should be finished today. You will receive and email later today, tonight, or at the latest tomorrow morning that says you are enrolled . From there, you can log in and get started. If you need direct help, we will be placing an information document with office hours on the SVCS website under the Virtual School link.
Elementary Virtual School students and parents...you should expect later today, tonight or in the morning that you have been enrolled in Exact Path. Even if you do not receive an email telling you about the enrollment you should login in by tomorrow morning and the courses should be in there. The Exact Path assessments do start at a high level, but the assessment quickly reduces down to the elementary level. This is to find the true gaps in the student's math and reading levels. If they find a question too difficult, just move on to the next question. You should only work on it for 20 -30 minutes at a time, take a break and then come back to it. I would encourage the parents to be with the child but not help them with the questions, we want to find their gaps, if any. We want parents to encourage the students, especially the young ones, who might get worried over the questions that are too hard. This not for a grade so they don’t need to worry, just do their best. We have placed a Parent Guide for this on our website in the Virtual School link.
Good morning and welcome back! Please be assured your children will be taken care of as they return to school. Remember to have them "Mask UP". There will be reusable cloth masks for all students at all schools schould they need one.
Virtual School application window has been re-opened for families wanting the virtual option. The window will remain open until 11:59 pm Sunday. SVVS will begin Wed. 8/12. More details to come. Application can be found on the SVCS website.
SVCS School Board Special Meeting Live on Youtube at 11am 8.5.20 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwfOheHlrWM
Emergency Sch. Bd. Mtg. Wednesday @ 11:00 related to COVID-19 and SV Schools. View on SVCS YouTube Channel.
SVHS Boys Tennis will start Monday, August 3, 6:30 PM, at the tennis courts.
Vermillion County Health Department vaccination clinic Monday, August 3 from 0900-1200. Please call 765-832-3622 to make an appointment.
And...for those who need them...we have face shields too! We want our students and staff to have what they need to feel safe!!
We have cloth masks!!! Every student will receive a reusable cloth mask for school. More details will come regarding distribution.
6th Grade Orientation
Reminder - Centralized Registration tomorrow 10-6 at SVMS(masks required, 1 parent, no children). All families, virtual and attending school in person, must complete online registration.
SVHS Fall Sports Schedules - Until we are able to get our athletic events entered into our new website, here is a link to the fall sports schedule. https://5il.co/io9z
It was brought to my attention, papers w/ the bus #, driver, and ESTIMATED time for your students are incorrect due to human error on my part. MS/HS times should be 30 min. later for dismissal.
Our apologies...there was a typo in the previous notification. Please see the updated attachment: https://5il.co/in1q
IDOE is seeking clarification regarding the details of the mask mandate issued by Gov Holcomb. We will provide further guidance as soon as the Executive Order becomes available.
Gov Holcomb has mandated the use of masks, including for schools, at all times. This is not totally unexpected. SVCS will issue a statement on Thursday once we digest this new mandate.
Just a reminder that if you are interested in the SV Virtual School, applications are due by July 29th. The application is on the SVCS website under the Virtual School News.