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COVID 19 Parent Information 2020 Year

Vermilion Comprehensive Reopening Plan for 2020-2021-Attached is the VRML Comprehensive Reopening Plan for the 2020-2021 school year.  All proposed guidelines and scenarios are subject to change based on guidance from the CDC, Office of Public Health (OPH), Governor's Office, and/or the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE).

Vermilion Parish School Student Start Dates as of July 20, 2020, School Board meeting:

Thursday, August 27th
-Grades 1-5 Girls Only (Elementary)
-Middle/High School Students Group A

Friday, August 28th
-Grades 1-5 Boys Only (Elementary)
-Middle/High School Students Group B

Monday, August 31st
-All Students Report Grades 1-5  (Elementary)
-Middle/High School Group A will report Monday, Wednesday and Friday of that week
-Middle/High School Group B will report on Tuesday and Thursday

PreK and K students

•August 27, 2020-PreK Parent Meetings, Kindergarten Testing (Parents will get information in the mail for each.)

•August 28, 2020- PreK Parent Meetings, Kindergarten Testing (Parents will get information in the mail for each.)

•August 31, 2020-Kindergarten Testing- PreK-1/3 of the students will attend. (Parents will get information in the mail for each.)

•September 1, 2020-Kindergarten-Half the students will attend. (Parents will get information), PreK-1/3 of the students will attend. (Parents will get information in the mail for each.)

•September 2, 2020- Kindergarten-Half the students will attend. PreK-1/3 of the students will attend (Parents will get information in the mail for each.)

•September 3, 2020-All PreK and Kindergarten will report.

Vermilion Parish Calendar 2020-2021

Vermilion Parish Virtual Academy Information July 8, 2020 Notice (Deadline to register July 27, 2020. 

Registration Link is @ https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfp8bBRYD3YU6phIotmh4sl1MCTlDJZR6YqwqnfQvqNjSbmlA/viewform (Also on the Vermilion Parish Website) Please direct questions to Dr. Tina Chargois. Email tina.chargois@vpsb.net and her phone number is 337-898-5808.

Registration for Virtual Vermilion will be available online on the VPSB homepage beginning:  Friday, July 17th.  The deadline to register for Virtual Vermilion is Monday, July 27th.

Mandated Mask Information for parents from the School Board  (7-17-2020)

VPSB Call Out (7-17-2020) SURVEY FOR PARENTS

-Parents of 2020-2021 Vermilion Parish Public School students:

Please complete this survey regarding the start of the school year. This survey will close at 12 noon on Monday, July 20, 2020. Thanks for your time and input. Stay safe.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfbypJeAfFB0TK-lH78kzIb3-h7E-Q-5LumcUX-J1McFBEI9g/viewform

The Vermilion Parish School System is announcing the plans for a Strong Start to the 2020-2021 school year. Vermilion Parish leaders have a firm belief that we are 'Better Together!' The plan, which outlines both instructional and operational considerations to ensure that our staff can teach and our students can learn in the safest environments possible, can be found on the Vermilion Parish School Board’s website. https://www.vpsb.net/42802_1

2020-2021 Erath High Supply List

Vermilion Parish Virtual Academy Information July 8, 2020 Notice

The Vermilion Parish School System is announcing the plans for a Strong Start to the 2020-2021 school year. Vermilion Parish leaders have a firm belief that we are 'Better Together!' The plan, which outlines both instructional and operational considerations to ensure that our staff can teach and our students can learn in the safest environments possible, can be found on the Vermilion Parish School Board’s website. https://www.vpsb.net/42802_1

2020-2021 Erath High Supply List

🔵Vermilion Virtual Program🔵

Good afternoon Parents and Guardians of Vermilion Parish public school students. For the past few years, the VPSB has offered a full-time virtual program for 6th-12th grade students who chose to take all classes online. This option is still available for 6th - 12th grade students. For the 2020-2021 school year, a full-time virtual program will also be available for K- 5th grade students. Please complete this short survey if you are interested in your child taking all courses online through the Virtual Vermilion Program. Click this link if interested in full-time virtual for your child.

Athletes that are enrolled in the Vermilion Parish School Board virtual program are automatically eligible.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScwE5sfvIMryHIhQOqhJn5h_0HdXXW_nPWikzEAT7Cpzez50Q/viewform

High School Summer School Information.

Summer School 2020 Registration Information
Complete and return to the cart in front of the Curriculum Department (one-story building) at the Vermilion Parish School Board

Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Printed copies will be available there.

OR

Scan and email completed forms to Dr. Tina Chargois, tina.chargois@vpsb.net.
Link https://www.vpsb.net/272223_2

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Friday, May 29th. See the documents on the link above.

4/28/2020 Update 

-🔵20/21 PBIS Uniform Shirts🔵 Orders need to be in by June 7th to ensure that you receive your shirts for orientation. To download and print, click here!

-Senior Recognition Yearbook Ads can be sent in until May 14, 2020! Click here for the form!

-Want to buy a Yearbook for the 2019-2020 year?
Update from Mrs. Emily Zegura (emily.zegura@vpsb.net)

YEARBOOK   UPDATE: Letter to download is here! Deadline June 15, 2020
 As we all adapt to change,   one thing that remains constant is the yearbook tradition of documenting the history of our students and our school year.   We are pleased to announce that we are working hard to complete the yearbook and make sure it is printed. 
 
Since copies are limited and school schedules continue to change,   we ask that you please order your yearbook online as soon as possible.   Jostens offers a payment plan at checkout for your purchase if you would like to use that option 
www.jostensyearbooks.com

Yearbooks 2019-2020

EHS COVID 19 Information is here!

🔵Academic State Champions🔵

The scores are in. Erath High School is the #1 Public High School in the State of Louisiana for the 6th consecutive year! I could not be more proud of this amazing community we raise our families in and for the EHS students who consistently prove that hard work and excellence are the key to success! The annual School Performance Scores were released today, and this year’s score is 118.8, which is a 1.7 point increase from last year, yet again confirming that Erath High School is an “A School” and #1 in the state. I am extremely thankful to our outstanding EHS Faculty members who work extremely hard providing the best possible education for our students to continue scoring at this level. Big thank you to our feeder schools (EMS, Dozier Elementary, and Leblanc Elementary) for diligently preparing students day in and day out - instilling our Bobcat Pride and this elite culture of learning, from Pre-K forward. Special thanks also goes out to our central office staff for their leadership and support. EHS Students, teachers and staff, I am SO PROUD to celebrate this achievement with you, as this score reflects our hard work and dedication to education.

Forever blue,

Marc Turner

“Each student reaching academic excellence through hard work.”

High School Summer School Information.

Summer School 2020 Registration Information
Complete and return to the cart in front of the Curriculum Department (one-story building) at the Vermilion Parish School Board

Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Printed copies will be available there.

OR

Scan and email completed forms to Dr. Tina Chargois, tina.chargois@vpsb.net.
Link https://www.vpsb.net/272223_2

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Friday, May 29th. See the documents on the link above.

Book Return May 14, 2020 Update

Erath High News: On Tuesday, May 19th from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Juniors (Class 2021) will turn in their textbooks at the EHS office.

Erath High News: On Wednesday, May 20th from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Sophomores (Class 2022) will turn in their textbooks at the EHS office.

Erath High News: On Thursday, May 21st from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Freshmen will turn in their textbooks at the EHS office. On Thursday, May 21st from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Freshmen (Class 2023) will turn in their textbooks at the EHS office.

4/28/2020 Update 

-🔵20/21 PBIS Uniform Shirts🔵 Orders need to be in by June 7th to ensure that you receive your shirts for orientation. To download and print, click here!

Vermilion Parish Media Release about district graduations! 5-1-2020
Dear Senior Parents and Class of 2020,  

Thank you for your patience as you waited for our Vermilion Parish School System to find the best possible scenario for the Class of 2020 Graduation Commencement. Given the extension of the governor’s stay-home orders through May 15th, as well as recommendations by the CDC, we have evaluated how we could best provide our 2020 graduates with the recognition they deserve under the current circumstances. After careful consideration, our decision is to conduct modified ceremonies prior to the end of the month of May, as delaying past May will present additional challenges for those students that will be pursuing post high school graduation plans.

Though the graduation ceremony will look different, we are committed to creating an event that recognizes our graduates in a special and individualized way.  We recognize the hard work that our graduates have dedicated to their education.    Beginning on Thursday, May 14th - Sunday, May 17th, each of our Vermilion Parish High Schools will schedule a ceremony for our graduates to receive their diplomas individually on each campus.  Schools will schedule our seniors in the order they would have processed for their graduation. The graduates will wear their cap and gown and walk to receive their diploma from their school administrator at a staged area.  Each graduate will be allowed five guests to attend the modified ceremony.  Graduates and their families will have individual times with their school administrators.  This moment will be captured by a professional photographer and videoed by the school. A Graduation Commencement compilation video will be made available to include the traditional graduation components.    

All social distancing directives will be in place during this ceremony. Graduates and their parents will always remain at least six feet apart from other graduates/parents. Masks will not be distributed to the general public; however, we encourage our guests to wear your own mask. Any student or parent not comfortable with attending this ceremony should contact the school principal to make other arrangements to receive their diploma.   Each school will send individual details on how graduates and families will proceed through the ceremony, including arrival times, parking, staging, and photographer packages.    Though this is not our traditional graduation, we feel that this process will commemorate this special event in the lives of our graduates during this most unprecedented time.    

James B. Prudhomme Interim Superintendent Vermilion Parish School Board 

4/28/2020 Update 

-🔵20/21 PBIS Uniform Shirts🔵 Orders need to be in by June 7th to ensure that you receive your shirts for orientation. To download and print, click here!

Parish/State Update, April 19, 2020 

-Recently the Governor announced that schools will remain closed for the remainder of the school year. We know this is a challenging time for our community.  In an effort to support our families and students during this extended school closure, our central office staff and school leaders have collaborated to develop a Continuous Learning Plan for our district. (https://docs.google.com/document/d/183mlQYT9wcdgLAH1prieLXSbyIMu1x7Ae-ptnH5gDE0/edit?fbclid=IwAR2SeDIENq21SFoPlQeChL-qVS_vVMJ-KsV0vrvDXiAZGfmkn1tLMdym5rE#heading=h.jzkedec7bgo2) This plan outlines our step by step process to ensure that ALL students receive instructional support during this extended closure. This support will continue well into the 2020-2021 school year when all students and staff return safely to our schools.

Beginning April 20th - April 22nd, teachers and school administrators will be calling parents of their students, as part of our Vermilion Community Call-Out Mission. Teachers want to check in on our families and provide information regarding end of the year grades, waiving of state testing and our Supplemental Continuous Learning Guide.(https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PhaQTgRsJ4TMOHEvBYmPH8eFuPqaBnAjUsngf3BOaeI/edit)  These phone calls may come to you from a “blocked number” or “No Caller ID”. We encourage you to accept our teacher's phone calls and hear about all of the wonderful support we are prepared to offer!  Please visit our district website at https://www.vpsb.net under our COVID-19 Information Page to view our extensive Continuous Learning Plan.

-Senior Recognition Yearbook Ads can be sent in until May 14, 2020! Click here for the form!

-Want to buy a Yearbook for the 2019-2020 year?
Update from Mrs. Emily Zegura (emily.zegura@vpsb.net)

YEARBOOK   UPDATE: Letter to download is here!
 As we all adapt to change,   one thing that remains constant is the yearbook tradition of documenting the history of our students and our school year.   We are pleased to announce that we are working hard to complete the yearbook and make sure it is printed. 
 
Since copies are limited and school schedules continue to change,   we ask that you please order your yearbook online as soon as possible.   Jostens offers a payment plan at checkout for your purchase if you would like to use that option 
www.jostensyearbooks.com

Yearbooks 2019-2020

COVID 19 Updates

April 3, 2020 Update!

Vermilion Parish public schools will remain closed through April 30th. This decision follows the Governor's proclamation issued today regarding the 'stay at home' order. Please continue to visit the COVID-19 Resources Link on the https://www.vpsb.net/ website. Thoughts and prayers are with our students, staff, families, and communities at this time.

Due to the Governor’s proclamation on 3/13/2020, Vermilion Parish Public Schools and Central Office are being closed beginning March 16th to April 17th. The Governor’s proclamation closes school from March 16th - April 13th. Our closure continues through the Vermilion Parish spring break April 10th - April 17th.  Students and staff report back to school on April 20th, unless further closures are announced by the Governor. 

Updates will be posted on the VPSB website (www.vpsb.net) and will also be shared through the news media.  All schools and central office will be closed during this time.  All school sponsored events and athletic games and practices are cancelled immediately and until further notice.   Our thoughts and prayers are with all of our students, staff, families and community. Download our Interim Superintendent’s note here or read the note below!

Virus Note

Class of 2020 @ EHS. How to add your DE classes to your college transcript can be found @  https://ehs.vpsb.net/483737_3

April 9, 2020 Notice

Parents and guardians,

The Louisiana Department of Education has requested that school districts collect information regarding the access to technology in students' homes. Please complete this short Student Home Technology Survey by Monday, April 13th at 12 noon. The information gathered in this survey is for reporting purposes only and no personal information is being collected. The Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) is asking for this information in case it is needed for future planning. Click this link: https://forms.gle/XVqQp51Zp5Vpx43K6 to access the survey. Thank you for your assistance and please stay safe during this time.

The Meals-to-You Program application can be accessed here.  Date posted 4/3/2020

Please complete by April 8, 2020, at 11:59 pm. 

For more information about the program, please see the Parent Flyer.

Vermilion Parish School Board Child Nutrition Program Parent/Guardian, The Vermilion Parish School Board will provide grab and go meals at Cecil Picard Elementary, Dozier Elementary, Eaton Park Elementary, Forked Island/E. Broussard Elementary, Gueydan High School, J. H. Williams Middle, and Rene Rost Middle until Thursday, April 9, 2020. In an effort to continue to provide meals and maintain the safety and health of the staff, students, parents/guardians and community, we are announcing a new program that will deliver meals to your doorstep for free. This program is called Meals-to-You, and it is a partnership between our district, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Baylor University. Your student(s) enrolled with the Vermilion Parish School Board are eligible to participate in the program. When you sign up to get a Meals-to-You, every other week you will get a Meals-to-You box delivered to your home for each child 1-18 years in your household. Each box will include 10 breakfasts and 10 lunches that are kid-friendly and shelf stable — enough food for each child for 2 weeks! Households are urged to complete an application by Wednesday, April 8, 2020 by 11:59 pm to receive the meals.

WHO QUALIFIES? -All VPSB students enrolled at a CEP school site -Siblings, 0-18 yrs, living in the home of a student enrolled at a CEP school site -All VPSB students enrolled at a non-CEP school site that are currently receiving free or reduced meals -Siblings, 0-18 yrs, living in the home of a student enrolled at non-CEP school site receiving free/reduced meals

HOW DO YOU SIGN-UP All you have to do is fill out the form online by the due date of April 8, 2020. The application can be accessed by going to the Vermilion Parish School Board website at www.vpsb.net. If Vermilion Parish School Board is not offered as an option on the online application, please try again the next day. There may be some delays in the application processing due to the overwhelming response by the community to the Meals-to-You program. The following information will be required during the sign-up process: -Parent/Guardian Name, Phone Number, Email -Physical Mailing Address

***Very important for the meal delivery*** -School District – Vermilion Parish School Board -Campus/School Name Currently Attending -Student ID Number, Name, Birthdate, Gender (Student ID found on student’s gmail account or Parent Portal) -Additional Sibling Information Boxes will be provided on a first come, first served basis, so sign up online today! After the due date has passed, the Meals-to-You deliveries will not be available. If you have questions or would like more information, please contact the Meal Service Hotline at 898-5702.

Sincerely, Amy Fremin, MS, RD, LDN, SNS Coordinating Supervisor

Special COVID-19 Blanket Employment Certificates for Minors to work in Louisiana (3/26/2020)

In response to the current COVID-19 event, pursuant to La. R.S. 23:184.1 the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) will begin issuing sixty (60) day blanket Employment Certificates for employers desiring to employ minors in the State of Louisiana. Employment Certificates issued due to this event shall expire sixty (60) days from the date of issuance.   Upon expiration, employers will be required to obtain Employment Certificates as required pursuant to La. R.S. 23:181 et. seq.

Employers desiring to obtain an Employment Certificate pursuant to this memorandum must submit a completed and signed “Application to Employ Minors under 18” along with proof of age to laborprograms@lwc.la.gov.  The application can be downloaded from the Louisiana Workforce Commission’s website or by copying and pasting the following web address into your web browser: http://www.laworks.net/Downloads/WFD/MinorApplicationToEmployForm.pdf.  Incomplete applications will not be processed. Employers should allow three (3) days for processing.

When the application has been approved, the employer will be notified via email from the LWC Office of Workforce Development. The names of those minors who are approved to work pursuant to the Employment Certificate will also be attached to the email. As indicated, blanket Employment Certificates are effective for a maximum of sixty (60) days.  Blanket Employment Certificates are not transferable. Certificates are required to be kept at the minor’s work location.

Any questions or concerns regarding this memorandum should be directed to laborprograms@lwc.la.gov.

Work Permits New Issuance 3.26.20 Flyer to download

Emergency Feed Program News: 3/17/2020

Beginning Wednesday, March 18, 2020, the Vermilion Parish School Board will be offering grab-and-go meals from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm on weekdays. Each child will receive a lunch meal and a breakfast meal for the next morning. There is no registration required. No identification is needed. There is no cost to receive the meals. Any child age 18 and under may come to get the meals. This does include students, siblings, friends, family members, toddlers, and those who attend private or parochial schools. The child must be present to receive the meal, no exceptions. Meals will be provided with drive-thru service. Walk-up service should only be used if the child/children have no other way to get to the school sites. The meals will be brought to the cars and/or students, please remain in the car.

The sites open for VPSB emergency meal service are:

  • Cecil Picard Elementary
  • Dozier Elementary
  • Eaton Park Elementary
  • Gueydan High
  • J. H. Williams Middle
  • Rene Rost Middle

All VPSB students with special diet prescriptions on file, please call the Meal Service Hotline at 898-5702.

Text from the Vermilion Parish Interim Superintendent’s office. Date: 3-16-2020

In order to preserve equitable educational opportunities, the Vermilion Parish School System has elected not to engage in distance learning. All instructional pacing and grading will be suspended until further notice. Teachers have been advised not to require any type of assignments. The only exceptions are for high school students taking dual enrollment courses, as these are part of the university system. At the request of parents, online resources are available at https://www.vpsb.net/205029_2. The Louisiana Department of Education has approved initial waivers for a number of educational policies that impact all students, including students with disabilities. All special education instructional services and Section 504 accommodations will resume when school reopens.

🔵Academic State Champions🔵

The scores are in. Erath High School is the #1 Public High School in the State of Louisiana for the 6th consecutive year! I could not be more proud of this amazing community we raise our families in and for the EHS students who consistently prove that hard work and excellence are the key to success! The annual School Performance Scores were released today, and this year’s score is 118.8, which is a 1.7 point increase from last year, yet again confirming that Erath High School is an “A School” and #1 in the state. I am extremely thankful to our outstanding EHS Faculty members who work extremely hard providing the best possible education for our students to continue scoring at this level. Big thank you to our feeder schools (EMS, Dozier Elementary, and Leblanc Elementary) for diligently preparing students day in and day out - instilling our Bobcat Pride and this elite culture of learning, from Pre-K forward. Special thanks also goes out to our central office staff for their leadership and support. EHS Students, teachers and staff, I am SO PROUD to celebrate this achievement with you, as this score reflects our hard work and dedication to education.

Forever blue,

Marc Turner

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2020 Vermilion Parish Honor Band Results

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