Continuity of Education Plan
First and foremost, on behalf of the entire VVSD, thank you for your continued patience and understanding during this difficult time. This unprecedented situation has hit parents the hardest and we thank you for the tremendous balancing act you are all doing right now. As a school community, we are in this together and want to help any way we can!
In response to the Governor’s extension of PA school closures, VVSD has developed its Continuity of Education Plan to provide our students with voluntary opportunities to stay engaged in learning. In concert with the Northeast Educational Unit member schools, our plan provides “enrichment and review” opportunities exclusively. While encouraged, these opportunities are completely optional. No instruction or new material will be provided and nothing will be graded or counted in any way. Further, teachers will not be actively monitoring students. These voluntary enrichment and review opportunities are designed to help students maintain or extend current academic skills. We believe this approach is the most appropriate and reasonable way to keep our students engaged at this time. Please note that our plan is subject to change as we receive further guidance from State and Federal leadership.
Beginning on Monday, March 30th, enrichment and review opportunities will be provided on a weekly basis.
For K-5, opportunities can be accessed by going to the school’s homepage and then to the specific grade-level. Anyone without computer and/or Internet access should call (570) 876-4110. We will get in touch with you and coordinate a safe and convenient way to provide you with the opportunities.
For 6-12, opportunities can be accessed through Google Classroom, teachers’ webpages, and/or email. Anyone without computer and/or Internet access should call (570) 876-4110. We will get in touch with you and coordinate a safe and convenient way to provide you with the opportunities.
Questions can be emailed to email@example.com or you can call (570) 876-4110.
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Access to Technology
To assist families in need of technology, the VVSD will offer the use of a School District owned Chromebook. To better serve our VVSD community we kindly ask that you only request the use of a Chromebook if you do not have a computer or a device such as a laptop, iPad, etc. for your family. Please be advised that the use of a Chromebook does require WiFi internet access at home. To request the use of a Chromebook please fill out the Technology Request Form located on our district website.
VVSD is committed to continuing to serve lunches for all students during this closure. In order to align to recent guidance with regard to social distancing, we have decided to serve on Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays only at the same time (11-12:30) and in the same locations (HS and ES), curbside pickup. Breakfasts and lunches for the following day(s) will be provided. For example, a student who comes Monday will leave with breakfast and lunch for Monday, breakfast and lunch for Tuesday, and breakfast for Wednesday. This adjustment in our schedule does not reduce the amount of meals we are providing and helps keep our students, families, and staff safer.
Finally, in an effort to stay connected while apart, effective immediately we will begin using the hashtag #VVSDTogetherAtHome on social media, such as Facebook. Please consider showing off your Cougar Pride, sharing your day-to-day, and especially posting pictures using #VVSDTogetherAtHome
All the best and stay safe!
Dr. Michael J. Boccella