VSCSD continues to put the health and safety of our students first. Please watch this page for updates as they become available.
June 12, 2020, 8 AM
Please click here for details regarding graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2020 at VSCSD.
June 4, 2020, 1:30 PM
Please click here for updated information on foodservice pickup times and locations.
Please click here for summer meal information.
June 3, 2020, 10:30 AM
Additional details are now available for the 2020 event, “Quarantined Twenties” Drive Through Prom. Click here.
May 18, 2020
Please click here for information on the pick-up for Senior Signs.
The VSCSD 2020 graduation ceremonies have been postponed from the original date of Sunday, May 24 until Sunday, June 21. School officials took guidance on this date based on a parent/student survey sent out in April. The graduation ceremony format will be dependent upon recommendations and guidelines from the Governor and health officials. Details will be coming soon.
May 7, 2020
The VSCSD 2020 graduation ceremonies have been postponed from the original date of Sunday, May 24 until Sunday, June 21. School officials took guidance on this date based on a parent/student survey sent out in April. The graduation ceremony format will be dependent upon recommendations and guidelines from Governor Reynolds and health officials. Details will be coming soon and will be posted under updates on our website.
May 6, 2020
Please click here for Food Pantry Information
April 29, 2020, 11 AM
For a message regarding 2020 Prom for Junior and Senior Parents, please click here.
April 24, 2020, 5:30 PM
There are still lots of questions concerning the end of the 2019-2020 school year and even more for the start of 2020-2021. CLICK HERE for answers to those most frequently asked questions. If you have additional questions, please call our central office at (319) 436-4728 or email Superintendent Mary Jo Hainstock at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll do our best to assist you.
April 17, 2020, 2:35 PM
It is sad to know that our students will not be back in the buildings this year per Governor Reynold’s decision to close schools for the remainder of the 2019-20 year. We will be developing our “return to learn” plan for the 2020-21 school year. We will continue to provide updates! You can find our continuous learning plan by clicking here.
April 16, 2020, 10:30 AM
Food Pantry Information can be found here
April 8, 2020, 4:30 PM
In an on-going effort to follow guidelines from the CDC and the Iowa Department of Public Health along with directives from Governor Reynolds, the VSCSD Central Office is closed to the public. If someone needs assistance, please call 319.436.4728 and we will do our best to assist! Our efforts are to keep our community and staff healthy.
April 8, 2020, 1:00 PM
Meals will not be distributed on Friday, April 10th. Meals will be distributed on Thursday for Friday. Meals will resume on Monday, April 13th.
April 6, 2020, 4:30 PM
PLEASE NOTE: In compliance with the Iowa Governor’s order that schools remain closed, all buildings and facilities including the playgrounds, in the Vinton-Shellsburg School District are not to be used or accessed by the public. The intent of the closure is to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
April 2, 2020, 3:00 PM
Update on School Closure: As many of you may already know, Governor Reynolds has ordered schools remain closed through April 30 as we continue to experience the spread of COVID-19.
Schools are not built to be empty and we know students learn better when provided direct instruction on a regular and routine basis by their teachers.
Many of us anticipated school closure to extend past April 10. The principals and teachers in each building are collaborating to determine how they can continue to support our students’ learning without in-class structure. The Iowa Department of Education is creating an application that schools can submit for approval to require students to participate in on-line learning. While we are not sure what the application will require, the teachers and administrators have been considering how we might implement instruction, assignments, assessment, feedback and other components of any program that would be offered on-line.
Tentatively, we are considering the “required” option for our high school students and 8th-grade algebra students as a means to meet graduation and other requirements. At this time, we would also anticipate online classes remaining “optional” for our pre-K through 8th-grade students as they have been since the initial closure.
Considerations for this decision include how to provide more technology hardware resources to younger students as well as how we might help mitigate issues of internet access.
We will share more detailed information early next week.
Free Grab & Go Meals: Please note, we will continue to provide meals to children throughout the closure. For details please follow this link: bit.ly/VS_FreeMeals
If you have specific questions, please email your child’s building principal or me.
Mary Jo Hainstock
Jim Murray, Tilford Elementary Principal: email@example.com
Ryan Davis, Shellsburg Elementary Principal: firstname.lastname@example.org
Shelly Petersen, Middle School Principal: email@example.com
Matt Kingsbury, High School Principal: firstname.lastname@example.org
March 19, 3:00 PM
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• Update (4/8/20, 1 pm) Meals will not be distributed on Friday, April 10th. Meals will be distributed on Thursday for Friday. Meals will resume on Monday, April 13th.
• Update (3/30/20, 2:15 pm) * PLEASE NOTE: Due to newly-released USDA guidance, caregivers may pick up meals for children at Grab & Go meal sites, effective immediately. USDA recognizes that in this public health emergency, continuing to require children to come to the meal site to pick up meals may not be practical and in keeping with the goal of providing meals while also taking appropriate safety measures.
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