Vail Innovation Center

VIC News, August 11, 2020

Letter from the Coordinator

August 11, 2020


Dear VIC Students/Families,


We are busy working on all of our enrollments and working as quickly as we can. We have all been working around the clock to get our new 440 students enrolled in classes and set up for success.


If you are still waiting on your login credentials for Edmentum, please be patient while we work through assigning classes, entering students in PowerSchool and Edmentum. You should hear from us soon.


While you and your student are waiting you can complete the 6-12 Grade Student Orientation.


Are you interested in a class or two with concurrent enrollment?

Students interested in taking a class or two with the VIC will need to start this process with their counselor at their school site. The counselor will fill out the Online Course Approval Form and it will send the acceptance emails to the following as a means of collecting signatures: parent, student, and school administration. Once all signatures have been captured the student will be added to the waiting list. Classes for concurrent students will be starting the week of 8/17/20 pending availability. (Concurrent enrollment is when a student is enrolled in more than one school at a time.)


For all other enrollment information needed, please visit our VIC webpage here.


Thank you for your patience and understanding.


Be Well,


Rachel Tankersley

Coordinator of Digital Learning

Vail Innovation Center K-12

520-879-1313

tankersleyr@vailschooldistrict.org

Getting Help - Communication is Key

Students,

Please be sure you are reaching out to your teacher at any time to get support or ask questions. We are attaching our staff list showing teacher names and email addresses so you can easily contact your teacher. We are all here to help you succeed. Please plan enough time to hear back from your teacher within 24 hours.

"Good communication is the bridge between confusion and clarity."

— Nat Turner

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VIC 20-21 Handbook

Dear VIC Families,


We have been working to develop new documents to help explain our program and provide some additional support for our families. Please be sure to read over the VIC 20-21 Student Handbook. The document is below.


Thanks!

Senior Exit Project (SEP) Information

Hello VIC Seniors,


Welcome to your Senior year. I know there are a lot of questions regarding your Senior Exit Project (SEP) and we are working on how you will accomplish this great program taking COVID-19 into consideration. As soon as we have a few issues worked out we will let you know. Until then please make sure you are staying on top of your classes and as always should you have any questions or issues please let me know.


We are attaching our SEP Handbook as a PDF for you to download, or the link to the SEP Handbook which is posted on our VIC Website under the 6-12 Resources. Keep in mind due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently working on modifications to the SEP and we will keep you updated.


If you already have your idea or topic you are interested in, feel free to contact me about getting started.


Mr Arlo Ogden

Vail Innovation Center

Senior Exit Project Coordinator

Senior Advisor

520-879-1925

ogdena@vailschooldistrict.org

Edmentum Sensei for Families and Additional Email Addresses to Add to Edmentum

Hello VIC Parents/Guardians,


Have you registered for your Sensei Account yet? This online portal gives you access to reports sent to you by your child’s teacher to help you with your child's progress in their Edmentum classes. Please see the attachment which gives directions on how to register, as well as information on what you can access about your child's progress.


If you need additional parent/guardian emails added to your child's Edmentum account, please submit the additional email addresses to Mrs. Nunes, Student Success Coach, at nunesm@vailschooldistrict.org to be sure they are added.


Thank you,

Mrs. Nunes

Student Success Coach

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VIC 20-21 Middle School Classes

All 6-8 students will have their 4 core classes: math, science, language arts, and social studies.


If your child was previously in advanced math, we will be continuing the placement in the next level math class this year.


Time requirement is 1 hour per class per subject per day at a minimum. This is an average time for students to complete their assigned tasks for the day.

K-5 Students

Hello K-5 students and families,


We are so excited to have you joining us here at the VIC! We look forward to an amazing year growing the elementary program with Calvert.


Latest News:

  • K-5 Reteach and Enrich Daily Time Blocks are assigned:


Kinder 9:00 - 10:00

1st Grade 10:00-11:00

2nd Grade 11:00-12:00

3rd Grade 9:00-10:00

4th Grade 10:00-11:00

5th Grade 11:00-12:00


A few updates for this school year:


  • K-5 Teacher Bios will be shared soon!
  • K-5 Student and Parent accounts are being built in the Calvert System and they will be shared out to you as soon as we have them complete.
  • Classes will start August 10th. We will get student and parent logins sent out before the first day of school.
  • We are excited to share that we now have four elementary teachers on staff! Be on the lookout for staff bios on our website soon.
  • K-5 supply lists are now posted on our website. A lot of the items can be found in your home. The items on the list are comprehensive of the whole school year. Please do not feel like you have to get all of items right away.
  • Students will require access to a computer and internet.
  • There are two new videos posted to our website. One of them gives a sample K-5 daily schedule and the other shows the day in the life of a K-5 student.
  • Time requirement is 3.5 - 4.0 hours per day on average for all K-5 grade levels.

Important Flyers and Information

Grab and Go Breakfast/Lunch & Free and Reduced Lunch Information

Grab and go will be continued throughout school closures. Breakfast and lunch will be offered 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday at every school. Vail families can visit any school campus in the District to obtain school meals. They do not have to visit their specific campus. Only currently enrolled Vail families may participate at this time.


Notification has already been sent out to all families (parent letter attached) to submit a new Free and Reduced Lunch application for the new school year. Applications from last school year will expire on September 22, 2020. Income eligibility requirements have changed for this year and we are encouraging all families to apply especially with the impact COVID-19 has had on many families.


Here is the link for the online Free and Reduced Lunch application www.mymealtime.com


Please see the attached PDF letter for additional information.

The Smart Shoppers Guide to Purchasing Home Internet Access

Cox offers two months of free online access to low-income families with students

Hello families,


We are attaching a link from KGUN-9 on your side with information from Cox for two months of free internet service for low-income families to help get the school year started.



Please click here for more information.

Edmentum Tech Support

If you are having any technical troubles with your online class, please contact Edmentum:


Technical Support

1-800-447-5286

Mon- Fri 4:30 am – 6:30 pm

Sat & Sun 6:00 am – 3:30 pm

Email: ​info@edmentum.com

Online: ​https://support.edmentum.com/