Message from VPSB

"Office of the Superintendent"

Important Schedule Announcement.......... (No Students on Monday)

Monday, January 3rd will be an employee only day for the Vermilion Parish School System.


STUDENTS WILL NOT HAVE SCHOOL.


Because of the recent Covid surge, new guidelines from the Louisiana Dept. of Health, and quarantine changes from the CDC, we feel it is in the best interest of our school system and our students that we take time for our employees and our schools to revisit all of the processes that we have put in place to help slow the current pace of the Covid spread.


Many of our original protocols that we had in place have been altered over the past couple of months based on our data collected. At this time, I feel like we need to put everything that we can back in place in our schools to help ensure that the majority of our students are being educated in school as often as possible. Our school employees will be revisiting protocols on Monday and working on making any changes that we feel can be made to help the situation.


The wearing of masks temporarily will be highly encouraged, however, it is not a mandate and we will only suggest the wearing at this time. There is new quarantine guidance in which masks will be mandated in an effort to get students back to school in a more timely manner. These specific guidelines will be discussed by our schools on Monday and we will have complete guidance for all upon our students return on Tuesday.


Because of the timing on all of this, I feel like this is the best way for us to revisit our protocols and do our part in helping to continue keeping our schools open.


If we find it necessary or we are forced by the state to go full virtual, I want to make sure that we have everything in place to make this an efficient and effective process as well.


I wish I had all of the answers to all of the questions but this is a fluid situation that changes daily. We will not let any minor setbacks slow our progress of educating our students, but we have to be ready for anything that is thrown our way.


Happy New Year and we look forward to seeing our students on Tuesday. Employees will be given more specific information from their administrators a little later.


Thanking you in advance for your patience and understanding:


Thomas J. Byler

Superintendent