Vienna-Finley Voice

May 8, 2020

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Introducing the New Principal at Vienna-Finley Elementary School for the 2020-2021 School Year

Tiffany Copple is a lifelong resident of Scott County and has been with Scott County School District 2 since 2005 after graduating from Indiana University Southeast. Over her 15 years at Scott 2, she’s taught first, third, fifth, and sixth grade in three buildings: Johnson Elementary, Scottsburg Elementary, and Scottsburg Middle School. This past year, Mrs.Copple worked as the district Instruction, Programming, Assessment, and Data specialist which allowed her to work in all buildings including VFES. Mrs. Copple has also used her passion for educational technology to help educators in and outside of Scott 2. This includes a stint working for the Indiana Department of Education as an Office of eLearning Innovation Specialist.


Mrs. Copple is very passionate about the role of a school community, and believes that all students deserve access to a 21st century education that prepares them how to think critically, communicate effectively, collaborate frequently, and create freely. She believes that all students are capable of learning the skills necessary to pursue their dreams for the future, and that it is the school’s mission to provide the tools, space, and nurturing needed to do so. Mrs. Copple also feels strongly that everyone in the school community should be excited and feel welcome to enter Vienna-Finley Elementary’s doors and leave it feeling accomplished, loved, and valued. She looks forward to working alongside the students, staff, and families of VFES very much.


Personally, Mrs. Copple has been married to her high school sweetheart, Eric Copple for 16 years. Together they live west of Scottsburg with their four children Jonah (13), Ella (11), Olivia (7), and Micah (5). They are active members of First Christian Church of Scottsburg. As a family, they enjoy being active with sports, hiking, camping, watching movies, going to Disney, and spending time with family and friends.

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Attention: Students in Grades 3-5!

Teachers of students in grades 3-5 are in the process of collecting students' belongings that are still at VFES. Everything will be placed in individual bags and will be available for parents (or their designee) to pick up between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 14th or Friday, May 15th. We will utilize Door #2 in the car line for this pick up.

Yearbooks and girls' basketball pictures will also be in the bags with the rest of each student's belongings.

You are also welcome to return library books at this time.

If you need to arrange an alternate day/time for the pick up, please contact the VFES office.

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Continuous Learning Plans for May

Our final round of non-traditional instruction runs through May 20th.


We still have a few packets that have not been picked up for this final round. The VFES office is open from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. every weekday. If these days/times are not feasible for your family due to work schedules, etc, please call the VFES office so we can make other arrangements.


If your child has been completing work digitally, the next week's lessons will be available via Canvas by 2:00 p.m. each Friday. For example, the assignments for the week of May 11th were available by 2:00 p.m. on Friday, May 8th. Please make sure you are using your time wisely during this final week and a half of school because we are collecting iPads on May 21st and 22nd.


Teachers will continue to be available to answer questions for all students via phone/email from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. each weekday from May 11th through May 20th.


Meals are also available every Monday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. until noon at each of the six Scott 2 schools. Food is also available from 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. at 13 remote sites throughout the county. A map is located on the Scott 2 website as well as the Vienna-Finley Facebook page.


Please call the VFES office at (812) 752-8925 if you have any questions.

Continuous Learning Grades

Scott 2 students in grades K-8 will be graded on a pass/fail basis for the last quarter of the school year. Teachers will enter a weekly score for each subject area from their continuous learning work. Students will earn a 10, 8, 6, or 0 based on the amount of engagement they demonstrate related to completing their assigned tasks each week.

Scores will be entered in Harmony each week for students who are completing work digitally.

Scores will be entered in Harmony the week after packets are released to the teachers following our periodic packet pick up/drop off for students who are completing work via paper/pencil.

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Device Pick Up and Packet Pick Up

Students in grades 3-5 who have been completing their work online will return their iPad to Scottsburg Middle School between noon and 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 21st or between 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Friday, May 22nd.


Students who have been completing their work via paper packet can drop off their final round of work at Vienna-Finley Elementary between noon and 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 21st or between 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Friday, May 22nd.

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Scott2ube Jr.

The third episode of Scott2ube Jr. is available via this link.

It contains multiple Vienna-Finley folks.

Enjoy!

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Walk-a-Thon

The VFES Walk-a-thon has been postponed until a later date (possibly in the fall).

If you have collected money for the Walk-a-thon, you can hold it until registration dates prior to the 2020-2021 school year. PTO representatives will have a table at registration and will be available to collect the money at that time.

PTO officers are in contact with the online donation company to get those funds rolled over to the new Walk-a-thon date.

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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”.

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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

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