VVS will move all its buildings to full-remote learning platform on Monday November 23rd. The move is expected to take place over a two-day period, completing on Tuesday November 24th.
The decision to make the transition was made a day after a second bus driver from the district tested positive for COVID-19. The result is an additional 33 students being put into quarantine and one student self-monitoring. That brings the grand total of students to 57 quarantined and 3 who are self-monitoring, to 60 all together. Although, the district has stated that all COVID-19 protocol, including disinfecting the bus after every run and wearing masks were being follow during the times of these exposures; the Health Department determined that any students that were on the bus for 15 mins or more, are considered to be at high risk of infection and need to be in quarantine.
School officials say they’ll be monitoring the situation through the Thanksgiving holiday. Depending on the situation, they will make the decision about resuming with the hybrid learning platform or not. The decision for that is said to be made no later than Sunday, November 29th. Parents are reminded that they can follow the School Messenger, Peachjar, the district website, and the Facebook page for communications and updates.
VVS and Oneida County have several services and resources available to families being affected, including childcare assistance, Chromebooks, internet hotspots, and meal deliveries.
If you have questions or need further assistance you can contact the Oneida County COVID-19 Helpline at (315) 798-5439.
Karing Kitchen: (315) 363-2450
Verona Food Pantry: (315) 813-3477
Holy Family Food Pantry: (315) 829-2820
For technology assistance, please view the Family Technology Website at https://sites.google.com/vvsschools.org/vvsfamilytech/home
For technology questions, please call our tech hotline at (315) 813-4434, or email techSupport@vvsschools.org