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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information

September 3, 2021

A few reminders for the start of the 2021-2022 School Year: 

  •         First Day of school is Tuesday, September 7!  

  •         Bus riders must wear masks

  •         Masks optional in school building but highly recommended

  •         Bring water bottles for water, only bottle fillers are on.

  •         Social distancing will continue within the building

  •         Please stay home when you are sick. 

We look forward to a rocking school year!  #VanlueProud

August 13, 2021

From Superintendent Conley:
With the start of school just around the corner, I  want to share our Covid-19 protocols for the 2021-2022 school year as of today. Vanlue plans to be open and delivering in person learning 5 days a week this school year  While there remains a lot of uncertainty, change and flexibility will continue to be a constant.  Additionally, we will continue to work with the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) and Hancock County Health Department (HCHD) to ensure we are adjusting safety protocols as necessary. The layers of prevention that Vanlue will start the school year off is as followed:    
HEALTH SCREENING: If your child is feeling ill or has a fever please do not send them to school. Students or staff will be sent home if exhibiting symptoms for Covid-19.  
MASKS:  All students and employees may choose to wear a mask at school, but they are not required to do so.  Please be aware, wearing a mask provides additional protection from being quarantined.  A federal mandate is in place for public transportation, therefore all passengers on a school bus/van must wear a mask. This includes athletics and extracurricular activities. 
SOCIAL DISTANCING: Social distancing of 3ft to 6ft will continue in all classrooms.  
QUARANTINE/CONTACT TRACING:  If a student or staff member contracts Covid/a close contact, they will need to follow guidance from the local health department.  Guidance is posted on the Ohio Department of Health Website:  
CLEANING: Vanlue School will continue with cleaning and sanitizing procedures that were in place last school year.  Hand sanitizing stations will also be available throughout the school building and at sporting events.
VENTILATION: With Vanlue’s updated HVAC, we have DOAS units that bring in fresh air to improve the air quality. 
LUNCHES: The USDA extended the free lunches for this school year so students can eat free. We will be social distancing in the cafeteria as much as possible. 
It is important to recognize that the Covid-19 pandemic response continues to evolve and therefore school protocols are subject to change.  Any changes will be communicated through the school website, social media, and Final Forms. 
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me at 419-387-7724 or [email protected] 
Go Wildcats! #VanlueProud
Ms. Conley
Vanlue Local School

November 20, 2020

Vanlue School will remain on our 4 day "revised" hybrid schedule until further notice.  Please keep in mind that this rise in Covid cases in our county and all of Ohio is concerning, especially with the holiday season at our door step.  We will continue to monitor our situation weekly.  A possibility of a decreased schedule, certain grade levels moving to remote, or a closing of school could eventually occur.  Please plan ahead.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving and please play it safe so we can continue to keep our students in school!

November 13, 2020

Statement from Superintendent Conley:
If you haven't heard, Hancock County has moved to Level 3, "Red," on the Ohio Public Health Advisory.  Vanlue School will continue on the 4 Day Hybrid Schedule until further notice.  We will continue to monitor this situation within our community. 

November 12, 2020

The OHSAA has mandated that any student athlete that tests positive for COVID-19 (quarantined-only doesn't count) be medically released using the form provided below.  With the affect COVID-19 can have on a person's heart, we are making sure that an athlete can 100% return to participating with no further complications from this virus.  Thank you for your cooperation and we eagerly look forward to the remaining sports seasons!

October 30, 2020

Statement from Superintendent Conley regarding The Courier's front page article this morning:
Dear Vanlue Community:
According to an article in today's Courier, it states that Vanlue School has had two positive Covid cases among students.  This information is incorrect and I am working with the Health Department to have it corrected.  
I assure you that as of today we have NO reported positive cases among students.

October 8, 2020

All students in grades K-12 currently on the "Hybrid" schedule will be attending school on a "Revised Hybrid" schedule starting Monday, October 19, 2020.  

Under this "Revised Hybrid" schedule, all K-12 students will report to school in person on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.  Wednesday will continue to be a deep cleaning day within the building.  For students and staff, Wednesday will continue to be a virtual learning day.

Changes to the Junior High and High School schedules will be emailed to all students and parents via Final Forms next week.  All bus routes will be adjusted so please be observant on possible time changes.  Have your students ready well before your current time.  We will continue with all COVID related safety procedures on busses and in the school building.

As the school year progresses, the county superintendents and the Hancock County Public Health Department will continue to review the needs of the district.

If you have any further questions, please contact the school during normal school hours.  Please continue to stay safe!

September 3, 2020

Dear Vanlue Families:

We are so close to starting the 2020-2021 school year with students back in the building!  With that being said there are a few more housekeeping items I would like to remind you of:
  • School begins on Tuesday, September 8 on the HYBRID model.  Please visit and click on the COVID link at the top of the page.  The link to the reopening plan with more information is located there.
  • Junior High and High School students are expected to login on the first day of school.   If this does not occur, they will be considered absent.  You will begin with your second period class at 9am.
  • If the county level changes, we will REMAIN on the hybrid schedule for two weeks then evaluate the status before making a change.
  • Please remember before arriving at school to self-monitor your symptoms at home every day, have your mask on before entering the school building, and bring a water bottle.
  • Parents:   Please remember when you drop off your child that you do NOT go into the school and do NOT congregate outside of the building.  We appreciate your cooperation on this matter.
  • Student Entrances:
    1. High School Students – Use the Old Building Side Door
    2. Junior High Students – Main Doors and proceed down the ramp
    3. Elementary Students – Main Doors and proceed to your classroom
  • If school is cancelled due to weather, ALL students will report to remote courses beginning at 9am.
Ms. Conley

August 21, 2020
Dear Vanlue Families:
     In order to allow parents and students adequate time to finalize their plans for returning to school on September 8th, and due to the sustained county advisory level, Vanlue Local School is announcing that students will return to school on Tuesday, September 8 on the Level 2(Hybrid) plan.  This is subject to change if the alert level for Hancock County changes.  Vanlue will always post the current level at the top of the Home page on our school website.
     With the governor's release this week for sports, we can now move forward.  We have a lot of mandates that we are currently working on.  Information on ticketing and guidelines for attending our athletic events will be out next week for volleyball and hopefully football as well. Please be patient, as we have a lot of planning to take care of.  Please continue to exhibit safe practices for we can have school and have sports for our children!

Reminders :
  • All students must be registered in Final Forms by September 1. (Please follow link on the website)
  • Pick up days are scheduled for September 2 (Last names from A-M) and September 3 (Last names from N-Z).  Both days are 5-8pm. (More information can be found on the website)  
  • School lunch information has been sent out via a Final Forms email regarding free and reduce and remote day lunch offerings.  If you did not receive this email you must register our child in Final Forms.  For any school lunch/free and reduced question please contact [email protected]
  • Grades 6-12 students need to pay close attention to their schedule when they pick them up.  A pod number and locker number will be on their schedule which will be used for dismissals from classrooms during the school day.  First bell- odd number pods, second bell- even number pods.
  • Those students who are doing packets for our current level: The first week packets will be available on Friday September 4th (in red bins) from 7 am to 7 pm.    
  • Immunizations- Grades K, 7th, 12th have required immunizations, Please schedule ASAP at your local health department or family doctor and provide an updated record to the school.  This time of year is very busy for the health department so if you are not able to receive the needed immunizations before the first day of school, please call Jodi in the office with the scheduled date.
August 11, 2020
Dear Vanlue Parents,
We know that the question on everyone's mind is whether students will return to the classrooms. Vanlue Local School is committed to making sound decisions regarding our reopening. Our plans are based on the evolving requirements and guidance from Governor DeWine, the Ohio Health Department, and the Hancock County Health Department. The level color-code system that we will use will help to get our kids back in school safely. Linked is the  Vanlue School Fall Reopen Plan. We will provide more detailed information for each level including schedules in the days to come. Please look for this information on our covid-19 information page on our school website. 
Thank you,
Ms. Traci Conley
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