Trailblazer Times

February 12, 2021

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Dear VBL Families,

We are in full swing for quarter three. Please check your student's grades each week to help them be successful with this quarter. You should also be receiving an emailed report from Edmentum each week. When looking at the report, you should see 100% complete and a grade for each subject.

Vail Pride Day will be missed this year, but you can still join the fun run! Click here for more details.

VBL students have raised over $800 for the American Heart Association. This will be our most successful fundraiser yet. Thank you for all of your support. Our school goal is $2500 and I know we're going to get there. If we do, I get slimed. What could be a better incentive? Students can register and donations can be given here. (The School is Vail Blended Learning)

Please take a moment to complete the parent survey. This is my report card each year and I value your feedback.

AZMERIT testing is mandated this year and all students will need to come to school to take their test. Please fill out this form to let me know that you are able to come to school during the scheduled days.

2/25 No school - Rodeo Break

Please make sure that if anyone in your household is showing flu like symptoms that you notify the school and keep students away from campus. If anyone in your home has tested positive for COVID or has been exposed to anyone with COVID please notify our attendance clerk, Jeannie Mindziak at 879-1302, or for instructions. Following the CDC guidelines for school attendance will help keep us open, and get us through this semester.

Students are expected to follow their schedule Monday - Thursday from home exactly as they are now, including using the Learning Lab time for Edmentum.

Please remind students to be on time for each class with camera and microphone on and follow the same behavior and academic expectations that would be expected if they were here. Our goal is to make this as close to being at school as possible.

Students and parents are assigned and notified if they have re-teach classes from 3:00-3:30 each week through email. Please help your student adapt their schedule when they are assigned re-teach. This is the time students have the opportunity to change their formative grades and learn concepts the

Thank you for all of your support in this unusual circumstance. Please reach out for any reason.


VPD Fun Run

At Home and In Person Learning Expectations

  • Student will participate in lessons according to their schedule each day.
  • Rigorous grade level content in Math, Science, Social Studies and Language Arts will be provided by teachers.
  • Lessons will be delivered through Schoology.
  • Student attendance will be counted DAILY.
  • Parents and students will be given training in Schoology, Edmentum and other needs.
  • Teachers will maintain connections with students through scheduled Schoology and Zoom Opportunities.
  • Grading and feedback will be provided to students in a timely manner.
  • Advanced math and re-teach will be available to students. Students in advanced math will be able to attend attend their recorded class at any time. Re-teach will be available daily directly following the instruction time.
  • Re-teach will be assigned based upon formative testing results each week. Students and parents will be notified if they are required to attend re-teach.
  • Special Education Support will be provided by Camille Haynie and our Special Education Support Team.
  • All public, group and private chats comments are appropriate and relevant to topic
  • Video and Microphone on at all times
  • Speaker Courtesy - Active Listening skills
  • Calendars in Google cal
  • Eat and restroom during your learning lab times
Schoology Account Information

Set up your Schoology account now to stay up-to-date with your child's learning.