2021-22 ACADEMY OF INNOVATION APPLICATIONS NOW AVAILABLEAttention 6th Grade Students: The application for the Academy of Innovation (Grades 7-8 STEAM School) is now available. The deadline for submission is Friday, February 12, 2021. 7th graders already attending AOI do not need to complete an application for their 8th grade year.Follow this link for the application: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_BAziG_upnmyRWIcLcapQzsI46nAYiCL/view?usp=sharing
The Vicksburg Warren County School District invites you to learn about our schools and innovative programs by joining us for a Discovery Day tour. This year, we are unable to have visitors in our schools because of COVID-19 safety concerns. Therefore, we are hosting virtual tours! Tours will be approximately two hours long and will include student-led presentations, comments from Superintendent Chad Shealy, a live collaborative ThoughtExchange and guest speakers. REGISTER for an upcoming tour.
DISTANCE LEARNING FOR VWSD WILL BEGIN ON TUESDAY, MARCH 24
Students will begin distance learning on Tuesday, March 24. Paper packets will be mailed to students in grades PK - 2 and grades 3-12 will participate through GradeResults.com. If students need a device at home, they may pick them up at their school. Please visit your school's website (Click here to find your school ) for specific times and procedures at your school. Please see the flyer below for all details.
VICKSBURG WARREN SCHOOL DISTRICT TO BEGIN DELIVERING FREE SCHOOL MEALS TO CHILDREN AGES 18 AND UNDER IN WARREN COUNTY
The Vicksburg Warren School District (VWSD) will begin delivering FREE school meals to all children ages 18 and younger in Warren County beginning Wednesday, March 18, 2020. Meals will be delivered each day, Monday through Friday, until students return to school.
Meals may be picked up at a child’s closest bus stop between 11:00 AM and 1:30 PM. A list of bus stops can be found at www.vwsd.org/transportation. A child must be present at the bus stop to receive meals.
The District is committed to feeding every child who needs assistance during this time and this service is not restricted to VWSD students. Parents/guardians are encouraged to complete this form if they have children in their household who normally do not ride a VWSD bus, and they wish to participate in this program. CLICK HERE for form or visit https://forms.gle/4bxQELhbxHz7L9RL8
Meals for adults are not available for purchase at this time. All meals should be consumed or refrigerated within 30 minutes of delivery.
Click here to view the meal delivery flyer.
RIVER CITY EARLY COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL EARNS FIRST-EVER HIGH SCHOOL LIGHTHOUSE CERTIFICATION FROM FRANKLINCOVEY
The Vicksburg Warren School District is celebrating the announcement that River City Early College High School (RCECHS) has been named a Certified Lighthouse School, a highly-regarded standard set by FranklinCovey for the school’s implementation of the Leader In Me (LiM) initiative. Since its official launch nearly a decade ago, nearly 4,000 schools across 50 countries have adopted the LiM process. While more than 300 schools have achieved the prestigious Lighthouse certification, this is the first time high schools have earned this status. RCECHS is one of only two high schools in the world that were honored to earn this designation this week.
FranklinCovey leaders made the announcement via live video stream to an audience of River City Early College High School students, staff, parents and community leaders gathered in Vicksburg at Triumph Church to celebrate the designation.
The Leader in Me was first sponsored in the schools by the Vicksburg-Warren County Chamber of Commerce in 2012. It has since expanded into all schools and touches every student in grades Pre-K through 12. Four other schools in the District have earned Lighthouse Certification, the Academy of Innovation STEM Middle School, and Bovina, Bowmar Avenue and Redwood Elementary Schools.
VWSD and its vendor partner, ABM, are taking ongoing precautionary steps to sanitize and disinfect facilities. ABM will be taking extra sanitizing measures in all facilities over spring break to decrease risks to students and staff. Parents are encouraged to wash all backpacks and jackets over spring break.
MESSAGE FROM NURSE NASH REGARDING FLU:
I just wanted to address several questions I've been asked regarding the Flu which includes the Coronavirus (2019-CoV). The most important point to understand is that researchers are still learning about the Coronavirus and ways that this new virus is transmitted. In the meantime, the best advice based on CDC recommendations is to:
- Wash your hands thoroughly regularly throughout the day.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid contact with people who are sick and
- Instruct students to sneeze or cough into their elbow if a tissue and handwashing is not available.
This advice will help protect you and the students from a whole host of infections, including 2019-CoV.
I also want to address face masks and facial respirators for the flu. If a child has the flu or a communicable infection then they shouldn't be in school. A person with an immunity deficiency that requires a mask, probably needs to be isolated from other people and a doctor's order would be needed if a face mask is required. A face mask would cause a distraction to other students and is not a health necessity at this time.
Cyndee NashCynthia F. Nash, RN, BSN, NCSNVWSD Nursing Coordinator / RMS Coordinator