Trailblazer Times

April 30, 2021

Dear VBL Families,

Dear VBL Families,

The Arizona Department of Revenue announced that taxpayers now have until May 17th to contribute to public schools! Please consider designating your tax credit to vbl. All money designated will be returned to you in either your refund or subtracted from your payment. This is a no risk designation. All funds are used to benefit student activities.

Monday is the start of our last spirit week. Monday is crazy sock and hat day!

The VBL Talent Show will be on May 20th at 1:30 pm. We are so excited to see the talents and skills of our Trailblazers.

Summer school is available this year. We will be inviting specific students to attend summer school next week. Summer school will be from 8:00-2:00 June 7th - 17th. Transportation will be available and there is no cost.

May 25, 26 and 27 will be 1/2 days with an 11:30 dismissal time in order to provide district transportation to our students on these days.

The Vail Blended Learning 8th grade promotion is scheduled for May 26th at 2:00 p.m. All 8th grade students will need to arrive at the Vail Theater of the Arts at 12:55 that day for a rehearsal before the promotion. Students are expected to dress nicely but formal attire is not required. More information will be coming. Students will need to have passing grades in all classes and appropriate citizenship grades to attend. I am excited for this year's promotion as these students have overcome many obstacles in the last year.

The last quarter is well on its way. Please check your student's grades in Powerschool each week with them to help them finish strong.

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.

We currently have openings for 7th grade students for the 21-22 school year. If you know anyone that may be interested please reach out.

Thank you for all of your support this year and always.


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

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