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Letter to Families

4-27-2020


Family Update


We are in the last month of remote learning for the 2019-2020 school. Our staff, families, and communities have risen to make the most of this unfortunate situation. 


Thanks to the 100+ families who participated in the virtual community meetings last week. As more information becomes clear, additional meetings will be held. Also, if you have a recommendation or suggestion on how to increase communications, feel free to contact me at aaron.moran@vtigers.org or 937-621-1810.


The last student day for all students for the 2019-2020 school year is May 21st.


Today, Governor DeWine will provide context to the structured opening of activities, which leads me to make a few announcements.


Graduation

Versailles EVS is planning to hold a restricted commencement for the class of 2020 on May 24th at the high school gym. Mrs. Stonebraker is finalizing details and working with our local health department to have a plan that abides by all guidelines to provide a safe recognition of our students. This plan is only able to occur under the strict guidelines approved. In addition, at any time, this option could be shut down due to safety issues. A virtual graduation is being put together in case of the cancelation to the in-person event. Look for more information in the next days from HS principal, Mrs. Stonebraker.


Students Resources

Seniors 

All school resources, including Chromebooks, will need to be returned prior to graduation. A process for collecting resources May 18-21 will be shared at a later date.


Students Grades K-11

Chromebooks will remain in student care through the summer recess. Chromebooks will have tighter restrictions during this time. Once we return to school, all students will have their Chromebooks reviewed for damages.


Other resources students may have will have a collection process in place. This process will be shared later.


Students Grades

Final grades will be in the progress book system for grades 5-12 by the end of the day on May 26th. Please check grades online. If there are any questions, please contact the teacher or building principal. Report cards will be mailed home beginning May 28th. 

 

Cafeteria

Food Service is finalizing plans for a summer lunch program. We hope to be able to continue our daily delivery service.


Lunch Accounts

Seniors - All seniors will have their remaining balances refunded to them in the next few weeks.


Students Grades K-11 - Lunch balances will roll over to the 2020-2021 school year. However, families may request refunds by emailing Debra.Didier@vtigers.org


Wellness

Tara Kubik, our Mental Health Counselor, recently shared the Tri-County Board of Mental Health "warm" line that has been created for anyone that needs to talk with someone or have concerns that need to be heard or to get tips on how to move forward in this strange world we are now living in.  The line is being answered by various mental health professionals from the Recovery and Wellness Center as well as the Tri-County Board of Mental Health.  The number for the line is 937-423-6320 and more information can be found here: 

 

https://www.tcbmds.org/news/tri-county-board-launches-warmline-for-frontline-workers



2020-2021 School Year

While guidelines are being developed by a state education task force for the opening of the 2020-2021 school year, Versailles Schools are working on potential options as well. From reports and predictions, I believe a return to school in August 2020 will be abnormal.  The district will need to be flexible and creative to provide the best options for educating students. 


Thank you again for the cooperation and support provided to the district and our students during this historical time.


Be Safe