COVID-19 REOPENING DETAILS

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As we wrap up our first quarter of learning, we want to thank you for your flexibility, patience, and support.  In consultation with the Marion County Health Department and Mayor’s Office of Indianapolis, today, we are excited to announce our Quarter Two Learning Plan which will begin on October 20th.  Through this plan, all students, K-12, will have the opportunity to attend in-person classes Monday through Thursday from 8:00am – 2:00pm.  Students and families who wish to remain virtual may continue to do so and will receive supports for their online assignments.  We understand this is difficult and will continue to monitor the health climate and county guidance to get students back to a full return to school as soon as we are able. 

 

VCP will call all families beginning Friday, September 25th to ask them to elect into a Q2 Learning Track.  All families must elect into a learning track by Wednesday October 7th.  Please be patient as this will take time for our staff to reach each of our families.     

In-Person Full Time Learning

  • Kinder – 12th grade students will attend school Monday – Thursday
  • School day will be M, T, W, TH from 8:00am to 2:00pm
  • Students will be expected to follow all VCP safety guidelines
  • If a family chooses in-person, they can amend their selection to online at any time
  • If transportation is needed, please be sure to inform staff and/or review PowerSchool for assigned stops/times.  If any changes are needed, please fill out our Bus Change Form

Online Full Time Learning

  • Students will attend classes online and complete all assignments from home (new learning structure to be determined)
  • Parents can opt back in to “In-Person” learning at the end of the second quarter (January) 
  • If food service is needed, please be sure to inform staff.  Meal pickup will be available on Fridays from 11:00am – 2:00pm for all virtual learners.

Note: Families do not need to fill out a Learning Track Form this quarter–all students/families will be spoken to individually by a member of staff.  If you have not heard from a staff member by Oct. 7th, please contact the school immediately.

 

Visitors will not be permitted to enter VCP without prior approval from a school administrator. Those permitted to enter the building for an approved purpose will be subject to health and wellness screenings and must wear masks at all times.

All meals will be eaten in classrooms to allow for social distancing. Kindergarten will eat in the cafeteria. 

Virtual Student Meal Pick Up

If food service is needed, please be sure to inform staff.  Meal pickup will be available on Fridays from 11:00am – 2:00pm for all virtual learners.

VCP will continue to offer meal service during Fall Break, pickup will be 11:00am – 2:00pm on Friday, October 16th.

Stay at Home:  Tips from Meridian Health for kids.

Internet Services:  “Comcast announced Thursday it is offering two months of free internet access to low-income households who qualify for its ‘Internet Essentials’ program and increasing the speeds provided through the service in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic.” —Click here for more information

Additional Internet Options:  “Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription and at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.”  –Click here for more information

Meal Services: Indy Parks is continuing its FREE after school meal services for youth ages 18 and under.  Times are subject to change. Please call Indy Parks Customer Service Center for more information at(317)-327-PARK.
–PRINTABLE SCHEDULE

Audio Books: Looking for additional ways to engage your scholars at home? Audible.com is offering free access to some of their library!  Check out the wide variety of genres to engage a reader of any age.  

City of Indianapolis Online Resources: “Last week, Mayor Joe Hogsett announced the launch of a new tool on the city’s Indy.gov website that connects individuals, businesses, and families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic with community resources. The guide, which simplifies information from a variety of different sources, has already helped thousands of residents connect with food and employment services, along with other programming. Since its launch the site has been updated with more than a dozen new tools, assets, and community supports.”

All laptops/MiFi devices are required to be returned to the school by October 16th.

  • We will have staff available at the school from 8:00am – 3:00 pm during Fall Break for quick drop off.

Click here for our K-6 Supply List

Click here for our CPA Supply List

Our school calendar will remain unchanged for the year.  Important upcoming dates include:

    • Q1 End = October 9th
    • Fall Break = October 10th – October 19th (there will be no eLearning or in person learning during this window)
    • Q2 Start = October 20th

All staff members will receive extensive training on recognizing COVID symptoms and on all school safety measures and protocols. 

Student Development Teachers and Counselors will remain in place to support any students in need or experiencing trauma.

Face masks will be required for staff at all times and for students on the bus and in the hallways. VCP will provide cloth face masks for all students.

No field trips or evening tutoring will be scheduled until further notice.

Daily temperature checks will be conducted prior to entering the building. Students and staff with a fever of 100.4 or higher will be asked to stay home for 72 hours. Students with a fever will be expected to be immediately picked up by a parent or guardian.

Any student who has a COVID-19 symptom, including a fever, cough, sore throat, chills, runny nose, sneezing, etc. that is otherwise not explained, will be sent home by the school nurse and required to be picked up from VCP immediately. Students sent home due to potential COVID-19 related symptoms will not be allowed to return until they are no longer contagious per CDC guidelines listed here

Face masks will be required for staff at all times and for students on the bus and in the hallways. VCP will provide cloth face masks for all students.

For further details and guidance on COVID-19, please visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.   Additional resources and information is also available at the City of Indianapolis’s website.

  1. If you, or a member of your family, tests positive for COVID-19, please immediately contact the school.
  2. As a reminder, neither the school nor our school nurse can screen for COVID-19.  Please contact your closest medical professional/facility if you believe you have been exposed to this virus.
  3. Additional resources for families:
    1. Hamilton County Health Department
    2. Indiana Department of Health
    3. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    4. Talking to Children About COVID-19

Stay at Home:  Tips from Meridian Health for kids.

Increased sanitizing and cleaning will occur, including: hand sanitizing at the entrance and exit to all rooms, wiping down of all desks, frequent sanitizing of all high touch areas, closure of all water fountains (students will be allowed to bring a water bottle).

No field trips or evening tutoring will be scheduled until further notice.

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