All Wi-Fi access points around town are up and active. Students can connect at those locations with their school devices. We called everyone that we had notification on yesterday who does not have internet access to do their assignments online. If we have missed someone, please call the high school office and let us know. Reminder the following Wi-Fi locations are: Farber Library, South School, Pool park, Bowling Alley, Beinhoff Funeral Home, Uptown on the square across from Dr. Cole's office, the Elementary west parking lot, and the high school parking lot by the library.
The following post is how we will proceed for the next 2 weeks until we return on September 10th All activities and practices are cancelled on campus until we return. An email will be sent out with a video recording providing our parents and students with information by 8:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. This video will inform all how and where they will log in to receive instruction and materials. This video will also be posted to our website. We will be doing live Zoom sessions with our students during normal school hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Your teachers will be sending your student invitations to join those meetings through Schoology and/or your emails. This will be a time where your student will receive live instruction and be able to engage in question/answer sessions. Teachers are available through phone calls, emails, or zooms Tuesday through Friday. It is important for your student to be checking their email accounts and Schoology routinely to stay updated on when assignments are due. Assignments will be taken for a grade. If it is not completed, it will be a zero. If you are having issues, you will need to communicate that with your teacher. If you are a family that does not currently have internet connectivity, we will be making calls tomorrow to provide options on how to best get your student information needed. We will have 7 locations around town where your student can connect their school devices. They are not currently active, but we will let you know as soon as they are available. They are located at the Farber library, South School, Bowling Alley, Beinhoff Funeral home, on the square across from Dr. Cole’s office, the Elementary west parking lot, and the high school parking lot by the library. We understand this is not an ideal situation for our students or staff. To make sure everyone is on the same page, we had a student with a positive test who is asymptomatic. With guidance from the health department, we had to contract trace all of the students and staff that could be potentially impacted, and that number was substantial enough, it was in our students and staff’ best interest to go virtual. We are here to assist in any way and look forward to September 10th when we get to be with our students again. Please feel free to call if you have any questions.
Don’t forget to bring your water bottles to school! Our water bottle filling stations were installed last week and have already gotten a lot of use on the first day. We will have some water bottles to give away soon for those who don’t have one.
Vo-Tech starts tomorrow at Hart Career Center. Bus leaves VFHS at 7:30. Be early and give yourself plenty of time. Have a great night!
Thank you United Credit Union for providing breakfast for our staff this morning! We appreciate your love, support, and caring heart!!
Happy First Day of School!! We are excited for another year of building relationships and learning!!
Hello Sunshine!!! Another mural added to the elementary...this one painted by Mrs. Buie and Mr. Hummel. Looking forward to a “bright” year!! #LIM #choosesunshine
VF Elementary - Tomorrow is our first day of school. You can drop off your child starting at 7:30. Our school day is from 7:55 a.m. to 3:40 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. Students not here by 7:55 a.m. are considered tardy and will need to be signed in at arrival. Breakfast is served daily for K-6th grade, from 7:30 a.m. to 7:55 a.m. If you child is planning to eat breakfast at school, please have them at school as close to 7:30 as possible. See you soon!
The first day of school is tomorrow! Reminder that we have moved to a 4 day week so our bell schedule has changed and 1st period begins at 7:55 a.m. and the day ends at 3:40 p.m. Vo-Tech does not have classes in Mexico tomorrow so those students do not need to report to campus until 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday. As students come to school tomorrow, they will report to their 1st period class. We will not gather in the gym. If they would like to eat breakfast, they can go to the cafeteria first and then on to their class. Remember to charge those iPads each night. We're looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow!
Reminder Elementary Open House Today! Students with last names A-L from 3:00-5:00. Students with last names M-Z from 5:00-7-00. Be mindful of social distancing and masks are encouraged but not required. Hope to see you soon!!
Mrs. Hanson, Elementary Art Teacher, did a fantastic job on our welcome sign! The bold colors are sure to put a smile on your face! Such an inviting entrance for students to enjoy!
Van-Far Kindergarteners be on the look out for a welcome sign in your yard!! Mrs. Gibson and Mrs. Jensen are excited to have you in class and are looking forward to a fun year of learning. Post a picture of your child next to their sign with #kindergartenrocks
Reminder that school pictures will be taken during Open House dates next week. Grades 8, 10, & 12 on Monday, August 17th from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Grades 7, 9. & 11 on Friday, August 21st. Details on Open House and pictures were sent to your emails at the beginning of August. Order forms should be sent to your emails from Inter-State by the end of today. You may also order online. Seniors- remember to sign up for your Personality and Tux and Drape pictures for Monday. Online Registration is open through your SIS portal. You also have the ability to pay fees such as the technology fee through your portal. If you plan to pay at Open House, please bring exact change of $7 per student. We will be sending you an Ipad presentation for parents and students through your emails to view tomorrow. If you have time to watch it before you come to Open House, it may save you some time as we need it to be viewed prior to distributing the Ipads. Please feel free to call the office if you have any questions. Have a great day!
This is message that was sent out today in an all call. Good morning! This is Mr. Hummel with an important message from Van-Far Elementary. Registration is underway. If you have not registered yet, please complete this process as soon as possible. Teacher assignments have been updated and noted in SIS. Review the SIS portal to see your child’s teacher. For questions about registration you can contact the office and they will be happy to assist you. There is $7 technology fee assigned to every student. You can log onto your SIS portal to pay this fee online. You can also pay lunch balances and will soon be able to pay library balances. There is a couple changes to transportation procedures due to COVID that I wanted to make sure you are aware of. The pick up and drop off address listed for transportation at the time of registration is the bus your child will be assigned to. You will no longer be able to call and request for your child to ride a different bus once school year begins. The only change made to your child’s daily transportation is for someone to pick them up. This will need to be called in to the office by 2:00 the day of, or you can send a written note with your child stating they will be picked up and who is picking them up. Anyone who has already completed registration and needing to update the registered address, please call our office by August 18. We encourage parents to transport their child if possible. We will hold open house on August 21. Students with last names A-L will attend from 3:00-5:00. Students with last names M-Z will attend from 5:00-7:00. If you have children with last names falling in both categories, you may come during either time frame. A mask is encouraged and we ask that you socially distance as much as possible. The first day of school is August 25. The school day is 7:55-3:40. Our office will be open Tuesday-Friday from 7:15-4:15. Please keep in mind that we are a 4 day school, with classes Tuesday-Friday most weeks. There are a few Monday throughout the year that we will be in session. A school calendar can be found on our webpage. We communicate in a number of ways throughout the school year. Make sure you like and follow The Van-Far School District on Facebook and Twitter, download our app, and check our website for news and information. If you have any questions, please call our office. Thank you for your time!
Get your Van-Far Popsocket for only $5.00!! While Supplies Last! Available at Van-Far Elementary office, Tuesday-Friday, 7:30-4:00.
Van-Far Elementary Open House will be August 21, 2020. See flyer for details!!
We are loving our new app! Access sports scores, cafeteria menus, news updates, and even emergency notifications. Download the app on Android: https://bit.ly/3fypAar or iPhone: https://apple.co/37EEqtx.
Seniors- Remember to sign up for a time slot for next Monday, August 17th to have your Senior Personality and Tux/Drape pictures taken. Timeslots are open between 10 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. An email was sent to your school email addresses with the link. If you have any issues, call the office.
Thank you to Buie General Services for donating your time and materials to make this picket fence to help protect our mural. We appreciate your donation to Van-Far Elementary!