NYS Commissioner of Health’s Determination on Indoor Masking Pursuant to 10 NYCRR 2.61

Howard Zucker, Commissioner of NYS Dept. of Health released a determination on Indoor Masking on August 27, 2021.  In the statement, schools are identified by the CDC as “areas of substantial or high community transmission” and deems “layered prevention strategies, which includes face coverings/masks” necessary.   In the statement, he specifically adopts the recommendations of the …

Athletic Spectator Guidelines

Section IX Fall 2021 COVID-19 Protocol Guidelines The Section IX Protocol Committee has developed a set of guidelines for the Fall 2021 season. These guidelines are subject to change based on any future mandates from the Governor, the State Department of Health, the local County Departments of Health, the State Education Department or the NYSPHSAA. …

Questions and Answers Regarding 2021-2022 Back To School Plan Available

Questions and Answers regarding the 2021-2022 Back to School Plan have been added to that webpage.  The questions were collected via Google Form from August 17-August 20, 2021 and presented during Public Participation at the August 23, 2021 BOE meeting.     

VCMS Schedules Available Friday, August 27th

VCMS student schedules will be available on Friday, August 27 via the parent portal. Please contact guidance only if your child is missing a schedule or missing any periods in their schedule. Specific teacher and/or team requests can not be accommodated. 

References from Dr. Remenar

Dr. Remenar, MD, our district physician, offered information at our August 23, 2021 BOE meeting. She has forwarded the sources of the information to publish here.  Quoted studies that support wearing of masks within the article: https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/957133?src=mkm_covid_update_210824_MSCPEDIT&uac=277016PN&impID=3591289&faf=1 Children and COVID-19: https://www.aap.org/en/pages/2019-novel-coronavirus-covid-19-infections/children-and-covid-19-state-level-data-report PIDS (Pediatric Infectious Disease Society) Supports Universal Masking for Students, School Staff https://pids.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/PIDS-statement_7.26.26SchoolsMaskingUpdateStatement.CVHdraft8FINAL_v2.pdf

Where are all the Supply Lists?

The District has purchased basic supplies for students this year as a way to alleviate any stress due to the ongoing pandemic.  Although some teachers may request certain items, there are no overall supply lists from any of our schools.  Also, remember that every VC student can get a free breakfast and free lunch everyday …

HS Schedules to be released August 25th

VCHS 2021-2022 Student Schedules will be released on the Parent Portal on Wednesday morning between 8:00 AM and 9:00 AM. More information regarding scheduling and schedule changes is available on the High School Guidance page.  High School Guidance