Click here to download the 2020-2021 Restart Schools Guide - Updated 01/12/2021
Click here to access the survey results!
Lunch Pick-Up Information
Remote Learning Meal pick up for IN-PERSON Students
Vandalia-Butler Food Service Department will continue to report to their assigned buildings during the remote learning period and will provide a meal pick up service to all of our enrolled in-person students. There will be no pick up location at Helke or Vandalia-Butler Preschool so please choose another school location. Please pick the school where the majority of your household attends.
This service will begin on Tuesday, November 17th, and go through Tuesday, November 24th. The pick-up time will be 11:15-12:15 each day.
If you are interested in taking part of this meal service and did not fill out the survey sent out Friday, November 13, and wish to pick up meals please contact our Food Service Department at 937-415-6421.
VBCSD All-Online Program
Vandalia-Butler will continue to utilize the Schools PLP's personalized learning platform as an online educational option for students for the second semester of the 2020-2021 school year. Although the Schools PLP platform will be used to provide the instructional learning opportunities for students, a Vandalia-Butler staff member will assist with monitoring student progress. If you would like your child to participate in this online educational option for semester 2 (January 5, 2021, through May 26, 2021), please complete and submit the following form. This form is for families that wish to move from current in-person learning to a fully online option. If your child is already in the Schools PLP program you do not need to complete this form.
Click here to learn more about the Vandalia-Butler partnership with Schools Personalized Learning Platform (SchoolsPLP)
Click here for All-Online Registration
WEEKLY COVID UPDATES
FAQs - COVID
What is considered close contact?
Per Montgomery County Public Health guidelines, close contact is defined as being within 6 feet for 15 consecutive minutes or more of someone with COVID-19. (This information is also noted in our Return to School Guide).
If students are wearing a mask and are within close contact (6 feet for 15 consecutive minutes or more) of someone with COVID-19, do they have to be quarantined?
The initial guidance on this said that a student would not have to quarantine if a student was within close contact of someone with COVID-19 and was wearing a mask. HOWEVER, that guidance changed a few weeks before school, and it now requires anyone within close contact of someone with COVID-19 to quarantine, regardless if they were wearing a mask or not.
If my child was in close contact with someone who tested positive with COVID-19 and has to quarantine for 14 days if they get tested for COVID-19 and test negative, can they come back to school before the 14 days is up?
No, per the Health Department guidelines, the student has to quarantine for 14 days because of the incubation period is 14 days for COVID-19.
If I (the parent) have symptoms and get tested and I am waiting for results, can my child still come to school if they are not experiencing symptoms?
No, if you are awaiting test results, your child should stay home from school until you receive a negative result. If the test comes back positive, the child should be quarantined for 14 days. Please contact your school nurse if this happens.
If my child has symptoms and is tested for COVID-19, and we are waiting for results, can my child still come to school if they are not experiencing symptoms?
No, if your child is awaiting test results, your child should stay home from school until you receive a negative test result. If the test comes back positive, the child should be quarantined for 10 days. Please contact your school nurse if this happens.
When students are quarantined are they doing online classes, or are they exempt from completing work?
If the students are quarantined and are well enough to do school work, accommodations will be made for the student to continue doing school work. Please reach out to your building principal about these circumstances.
What should be expected moving forward with the school year if/when more cases are discovered?
If/When more cases are identified, the school nurse, building administration, and staff will work together in contact tracing students who were within close contact of the person who tested positive for COVID-19. Parents of those students will be contacted, and the guidelines for quarantine from Public Health will be followed. The District will post weekly updates on the number of cases throughout the District at the end of each week.