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Back to School 2020-2021

IN PERSON SCHOOLING

 

Here’s what you need to know to kick the year off smoothly: 

 

Screener: 

  • Access the screener, Cleared4Schools, once you receive this information from us
  • You will complete the screener each day before coming to school

 

Arrival details: 

  • Parents- Stay in your car.  Make sure your child is ready to get out of the car. When you arrive at your designated drop off point, let your child get out swiftly!  Smile and wave at your child
  • If your child is not prepared to get out of the vehicle: continue through the line to the parking lot, let your child get prepared. Then, re-enter the drop off line again for a swift exit from the vehicle 
  • Again, smile and wave goodbye to your student for a great day!
  • Staff will be greeting your child upon arrival and verifying safety checks from the screener app
  • Students will have contactless entry to their classroom (doors will be open during arrival times)

 

Arrival Times: 

PreK – 5th Grade Students
  • Drop off starts at 7:45 AM
  • Class starts at 8:00 AM
  • Tardies start at 8:01 AM
 
6th – 12th Grade Students
  • Drop off starts at 8:00 AM
  • Class starts at 8:15 AM
  • Tardies start at 8:16 AM
 
All tardies beyond 8:20 AM will need to go to the front tower.

 

Driveline Car Tags: 

  • *New to VT PK-7 students will receive a car tag to go home on their first day of IN PERSON attendance.  Returning families will use their car tag from last year. 


Lunches/Water bottles: 

  • Lunch will be in the classroom each day 
  • Lunches provided by the school will be delivered to your child’s classroom
  • Students should bring a water bottle for the day.  For health and safety, water fountains will not be available on campus to support hygiene.

 

Dismissal details: 

Students will not be allowed to be dismissed from class early after 4pm each day.  Please make arrangements in advance to avoid the dismissal window.  If you have to check your child out early throughout the school year or during this week, please call 20 minutes before your arrival to the campus to reduce wait time.  Once you arrive on campus,  call the campus and your child will be walked out to you.  

 

Pk-5th dismissal is 4:30pm 

6-12th dismissal is 4:45pm

 

Technology: 

  • Pk-7 will bring their VT devices back to school on Oct. 12th
  • 9-12 graders are expected to bring devices to class (this includes their own device or a VT device)

Here is the short and simple way to set up your screener: 



http://app.Cleared4School.com

 

I have included some instructions on how to save our app link so that it looks and feels like an app on your phone screen. 

 

How to Save Cleared4School to phone screen:

 

1.       Copy Cleared4School link on cell phone (email or text)

2.       Paste link on open web browser (copying and pasting works better than just clicking link for this particular purpose)

3.       Select the button in the middle of bottom of screen as indicated in pics

4.       Scroll down until you see “Add to home screen”

5.       Add name: Cleared4School

6.    Now your Cleared4School app is stored on your screen for easy access!

If you like a video to guide you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgjq3O1UGYM&feature=youtu.be 

 

Glitches and tip: 

 

Tip: 

If you are getting into the app to see how the screener looks and what the questions are, feel free to complete the screener just do so accurately not a what if, so it doesn't send a failed screener notice inaccurately for yourself or your child.  

 

Glitch 1: 

You received a notice that credentials don't work or the password doesn't work...

--> Completely exit out of the link.  And log back in. 

 

Glitch 2: 

If you did NOT receive an email from donotreply@farforward here is the best way to log in (for those having trouble still): 

 
Log in: 
Username: your email address (used for survey) 
Password: 12345 
The 2020 - 2021 Academic Calendar
School Hours:
 
Pre K - 5th Grade 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
6th Grade - 12th Grade 8:15 AM - 4:45 PM

 

 

Lunch Times:

Pre Kindergarten 10:40 - 11:10 AM
Kindergarten 10:45 - 11:15 AM
1st Grade 10:50 - 11:20 AM
2nd Grade 11:30 - 12:00 PM
3rd Grade 11:35 - 12:05 PM
4th Grade 11:35 - 12:05 PM
5th Grade 12:00 - 12:30 PM
6th Grade 12:35 - 1:05 PM
7th Grade 12:30 - 1:00 PM
8th Grade 1:45 - 2:15 PM
9th Grade 1:45 - 2:15 PM
10th Grade 1:45 - 2:15 PM
11th Grade 1:45 - 2:15 PM
12th Grade 1:45 - 2:15 PM
School Supply List
Below is our suggested school supply list for 2020-2021. When we return to the classrooms, these are the items that we will need. If you feel compelled to do so, we always need extra sanitizers and tissues! 
Dress-Code

The School’s Dress and Grooming Policy is designed to teach grooming and hygiene, prevent disruptions, minimize safety hazards, and provide a dress standard that offers flexibility for the parent and student. The operating words for these expectations for Village Tech Dress and Grooming Policy are modesty, respect, and safety.

The Campus Director has the final discretion to determine if expectations are met with the Dress and Grooming Policy. If in violation of not being modest, respectful, or safe, the student will remain in class for that day with the expectation of not repeating the offense, or with a more severe violation, remain in the office until a change of clothes can be brought to the school (unexcused absence from class). 
 

The State of Texas requires that every child in the state be immunized against vaccine-preventable diseases caused by infectious agents in accordance with an established immunization schedule.

To determine the specific number of doses that are required for your student, please read the “2017–2018 Texas Minimum State Vaccine Requirements for Students in Grades K–12” document issued by the TDSHS. Specific immunization information is available on the TDSHS website.

Proof of immunization may be shown through personal records from a licensed physician or public health clinic with a signature or rubber-stamp validation.

 

Bacterial Meningitis

In the 86th Legislature, HB 3884 required the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) to create procedures for school districts to provide information relating to bacterial meningitis to students and parents. This requirement was previously assigned to the Texas Education Agency (TEA). DSHS has created a website with bacterial meningitis information aimed at students and parents.

Please complete the form below. Required fields marked with an asterisk *

Parents need to complete 1 survey per student

 

https://www.villagetechschools.org/apps/form/form.VILLTECH.s6fp8tu.L8