March 14, 2020
E-learning Plans for March 16-20
Students in K-2 received folders of work to be completed over the coming week. Students in grades 3-5 who marked "no access" on the recent internet access survey also received packets of work to be completed over the next 5 days. If your child was absent on March 13th, the packets are available for you to pick up from the VFES office any time between 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. next week. Please call us at 812-752-8925 if you have questions.
Students in grades 3-5 who marked that they have some type of internet access on the recent surveys brought home their iPads so they can complete their assignments electronically. Teachers made sure that students knew how to access their work before they left school on Friday.
Teachers will be in the building during their regular work hours throughout the e-learning week. They will be immediately available to answer questions via phone/email from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. each day. They will be completing other educational/professional tasks during the remaining hours, so there might be a slight delay if you have a question at other times throughout the week.
Breakfast and lunch are available Monday, March 16th through Friday, March 20th. Breakfast can be picked up between 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. at door 3 in the car line. Lunch is available between 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon at door 3 in the car line. The student(s) receiving the food must be in the vehicle.
We plan to return to school on Monday, April 6th.
IREAD-3 plans are currently on hold across the state.
We'll update you when we have more information.
Attention 3rd-5th grade students and parents!Elementary track will be starting soon.
Registration forms are available via this link or in the VFES office. The deadline to return completed forms is Wednesday, April 8th.
Meets will be April 17th, April 27th, May 8th, and May 14th.
We still need a coach for the VFES team, so please contact the VFES office or email the track coordinator, Jason Kendall (email@example.com), if you are interested in coaching.
Scott 2 Elementary Soccer
If your child is interested in playing soccer with the Scott 2 elementary program, registration is currently open.
As of now, we are still hoping to have elementary soccer from April 20-May 30. This timeline may shrink, or the season may have to be cancelled depending on developments with the current health situation.
If you have already turned in a physical registration form to VFES, you do not need to complete the following online form. If you have not submitted a registration form, please use the following link to sign up:
If you are interested in coaching one of the teams, please use the following link:
Please contact Brandon Jerrell (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have questions.
Weekly Charity Opportunities
Here is the schedule for our upcoming PTO fundraiser opportunities:
April 10th - popcorn
April 17th - Kona Ice
April 24th - popcorn
Our popcorn money goes to Friends of Hardy Lake in April.
HERO Points Redemption
It is not too late to sign up for this extracurricular opportunity. Please contact the VFES office at 812-752-8925 if your child is interested in participating.
Also, if you signed a permission slip for your child to attend Club 316, but do not want him/her to attend the activities on April14th, please call our office by midday on Tuesday, April 14th so we know what the after school plan should be for your child.
Packets were sent home with students a couple weeks ago.
The parent emails have also been sent. Please check your spam folder if you didn't receive the email in your inbox.
Money is due by Friday, April 10th.
Please mark your calendars to remind you that the ILEARN window is April 20th through May 15th. We currently plan to do the majority of our testing between April 27th and May 8th.
Attendance during these weeks is extremely important.
More information will be coming soon, but keep these dates in mind if you have a child that will be coming to Kindergarten in the fall.
Scott 2 Calendar Changes for the 2019-2020 School Year
Our next Scott 2 PD event is Wednesday, April 22nd. School will begin at 10:00 a.m. on that day in order for teachers to participate in professional development.
Please see the attached letter for our updated school calendar. It includes a two-hour delay on September 11th, November 20th, and April 22nd as well as a two-hour early dismissal on October 9th, January 29th, and May 20th.
Upcoming PTO Meetings, Events, and Box Tops
Mark your calendars for the Walk-a-thon, which will be held on Friday, April 17th. More information is available in the Walk-a-thon article in this newsletter.
The spring book fair is scheduled for April 13th-17th. Students will visit the book fair during their regular library time throughout the week. The book fair will also be open during first recess on April 17th.
Please join the VFES PTO Facebook page to receive the latest updates about meetings and events!
Even though the format has changed from cutting out box tops to scanning receipts for digital box tops, Vienna-Finley would still like you to participate in the box top fundraiser throughout the school year. If you have any questions about box tops, please contact the VFES office or Tammy Wolf, PTO president.
Badges and Lanyards
Students are wearing the school-issued lanyards and badges at school, but are not taking them home at this time.
Reminder About Toys at School
We appreciate your cooperation with this expectation.
Disney on Ice
The deadline to order is at noon on Friday, April 3rd.
School Messenger Text Messages
Our school utilizes the SchoolMessenger system to deliver text messages, straight to your mobile phone with important information about events, school closings, safety alerts and more.
You can participate in this service just by sending a text message of “Y” or “Yes” to our school’s short code number, 67587.
You can also opt out of these messages at any time by simply replying to one of our messages with “Stop”.
Check Out Eventlink!
We have an Eventlink subscription that assists us with getting information to its users. It is used district-wide, so it is especially beneficial to families with students in multiple buildings.
Please consider creating an account by visiting https://signup.eventlink.com/
The Vienna-Finley and Scott 2 events are posted on the Vienna-Finley Eventlink calendar.
The VFES boys' basketball games and practice times are posted on the boys' elementary basketball Eventlink calendar.
Reminder About Fast Food
We appreciate your cooperation.
Links That Provide Opportunities for Home/School Communication
Canvas (information about students' academic activities/assignments) - http://bit.ly/CanvasParentGuideSCSD2
Eventlink (stay updated with sports, clubs, and activities) - https://signup.eventlink.com/
Facebook - @ViennaFinley
HERO website (used to provide feedback on behaviors/choices) - https://access.heropowered.com/parent/login
Instagram - @ViennaFinley
Twitter - @ViennaFinley
Reminder about the Start/End Times for our School Day
Our school day ends at 3:00 p.m.
Car Rider Tags
General Dismissal Information
The YMCA After School Program
Volunteer Opportunities at VFES
After that form is submitted, you will receive two emails from KidTraksSupport, one with the log-in ID and one with a link. You must thoroughly complete this process or you will not be eligible to volunteer in any capacity.
If you have any questions about this process, please contact the office at 812-752-8925.