2020-21 School Year Information

2020-21 School Year Information

10-29-20

Please be advised that the regulation attached regarding quarantining after travel for students and staff is now in effect following approval from the district’s Policy & Personnel Committee.

The regulation recommends staff and students who travel to any impacted state/territory/country listed on the Travel Advisories (included in the regulation document) to quarantine for 14 days upon return and work remotely or participate in virtual learning.

In addition, students and staff members who have been identified as a direct contact of someone diagnosed with COVID-19 are recommended to quarantine for 14 days, or for a period determined by the Vineland Health Department. Students and staff who have a household member diagnosed with COVID-19 are recommended to quarantine for a period determined by the Vineland Health Department. In both cases, testing does not reduce the quarantine period.
Please view the regulation for more information: 
https://bit.ly/3mAtxPn

10-15-20

Food distribution update:

Vineland Public Schools will continue to distribute free breakfast and lunch for all students on Monday’s. Distribution will take place from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at all middle schools and the high school, and from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at all elementary and preschools. 

In addition, beginning on October 19, the Wallace kitchen, located at 688 North Mill Road, will be open from 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. for parents who are unable to pick up food during the allotted times. Again, these times are for Monday’s only. 

Please be sure to wear a mask and abide by social distancing guidelines. 

10-2-20

Important update regarding in-person instruction:

Cumberland County has moved from the moderate level to the low level for Covid-19 transmission and as a result, we are excited to prepare for our return to partial in person instruction with our hybrid schedule on Tuesday, October 13.

As a reminder, your child's cohort designation can be found in their Genesis portal. Students assigned to Cohort A will attend in person on Mondays and Tuesdays and be remote the remaining days, those assigned to Cohort B attend on Thursdays and Fridays and will be remote the remaining days, and those in Cohort C attend on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and will be remote on Wednesdays. All students and staff will be virtual on Wednesdays so that all buildings can receive a deep cleaning and disinfection. Cohort D students will remain on all virtual instruction.

For those students in cohorts A, B, or C, the following 4 hour daily schedule will be utilized:

Vineland High School 7:33AM - 12:03 PM

Camelot Academy 8:00AM - 12:00PM

Middle Schools & AMSA 8:25AM - 12:40PM

Elementary Schools 9:10AM - 1:15PM

PreSchools 9:20AM - 1:20PM

Other important information:

- Students in grades Kindergarten through 12th will eat breakfast in their classrooms when they arrive at school and will receive a bagged lunch as they leave school for the day to eat when they go home.

- Food distribution will continue to operate during our hybrid schedule. On Tuesday, October 13, the distribution will be held from 9:00AM - 10:30AM for middle and high school students and from 10:00AM - 11:30AM for elementary and preschool students. There will be a distribution site at each school. On Monday, October 19, 2020, regular distributions will continue at your child’s school. All VHS students should pick up at the South building. Depending on their cohort status, all students will either receive a 3 or 5 day supply of meals as students attending in person will be provided their meals on their in person days.

- Bus passes will ONLY be available electronically through the parent portal in Genesis. They will be available on Tuesday, October 6. If you have difficulty logging in, please contact your child's school.

- Lockers will not be issued upon return to school. Please make sure your child has a bookbag.

- Masks are required to be worn at all times by students and staff, including on the bus. This is NOT an optional policy.

- All students and staff will have their temperatures taken upon arrival each day. All parents and guardians must sign off on the health questionnaire located in the parent portal prior to their student attending school in person. You only have to sign this once. Your acceptance of this comes with an understanding that you will abide by this daily.

- Students attending in person must wear their school uniforms. If any family needs uniform assistance, please contact your child’s school.

- Before and after school care will be provided by AlphaBEST Education, Inc. this year. For more information about their services and to register your student, please visit their website at www.alphabest.org/vinelandnj.

We look forward to a safe and successful return to school. This cannot be accomplished without the cooperation of the entire community. If your child is ill, please keep them at home. If you have any questions, please contact your child’s school.

Please click the following link for a copy of this letter in both English and Spanish: https://bit.ly/36tOKFR

9-15-20

Dear parents and guardians: please be advised that when we return to a hybrid model, a four-hour instructional day will take place. The following schedules will be utilized:

Vineland High School: 7:33 am - 12:03 pm
Cunningham School: 8:00 am - 12:00 noon
Middle School & AMSA: 8:25 am - 12:35 pm
Elementary School: 9:10 am - 1:10 pm
Preschool: 9:20 am - 1:20 pm

All students K-12 will eat breakfast in the classroom upon arrival and take a bagged lunch home as they leave. Preschool students will eat breakfast and lunch in their classrooms.

Bus passes can be found on the Parent Portal in Genesis. No lockers will be issued at any schools due to COVID precautions. Please see the attached letter in English and Spanish, which is also available through the Parent Portal, for more information.

Parent Letter

 

9-2-20

The USDA has announced that the free summer meal program has been extended, and all Vineland Public School students will continue to be eligible for free breakfast and lunch.

 

The district will distribute meals on Sept. 3rd and 4th from 7am-11am.

 

Food distribution will take place from 7am-11am on the following dates in all buildings:

 

Tuesday, Sept 8

 

Mondays Sept. 14, 21, 28 and Oct. 5th

 

You are asked to bring your child’s identification number to his/her school when you pick up food. If you have children in different schools, please go to the school of your youngest child.

 

For students in the VHS North, Cunningham and Johnstone schools, food will be available for pick up at VHS South.  All preschool families can pick up food for their children at one location: Dallago Preschool (240 S. W. Ave. - 6th Street entrance).

 

If your child attends an out of district school and you would like access to breakfast and lunch please stop by one of the schools listed below:

 

All schools will be open on Mondays from 7AM - 11AM for food distribution.

 

Barse - front entrance

 

Dallago - front entrance (6th street)

 

D’Ippolito - front entrance

 

Durand - front entrance

 

Memorial- bus entrance SW area

 

Mennies - front entrance

 

Petway - front entrance

 

Pilla - bus entrance area - NW area

 

Rossi - front entrance

 

Sabater - front entrance (Blvd. side)

 

VHS Campus including Johnstone - South cafeteria entrance

 

Wallace - front entrance

 

Winslow - front entrance

 

8-19-20

Consistent with the great majority of Cumberland County districts, Vineland Public Schools will re-open on Thursday, September 3 with entirely remote instruction. We anticipate a hybrid model of in-person teaching to resume on October 13. Your child’s cohort can be found in their Genesis portal. If you have questions about how to log on to your Genesis account, please contact your child’s school. The Genesis Parent Portal can be found here: https://parents.genesisedu.com/vineland/parents?gohome=true

Attached you will find a letter in both English and Spanish with more information regarding our plan for the following six weeks. Included in the letter is a list of child care providers for your reference.

As always, please remember that guidelines from the Governor’s office often change. We will keep you updated with any revision. We greatly look forward to welcoming your students back in person at the appropriate and safe time.

Letter: https://bit.ly/34jbF60

 

8-6-20

Please see the Vineland Public Schools Reopening Plan, approved at last evening's Board of Education Meeting, attached below. The VPS reopening plan is subject to change in order to comply with applicable COVID-19 governmental requirements. Pending decreasing statistics in Cumberland County COVID-19 cases, the VPS would increase in-person learning.

https://bit.ly/3hwPU6m

 


Breakfast/Lunch Information

Breakfast and lunch will be available at 7 a.m. - 11 a.m. at your child’s school on Tuesday, September 8 and Monday, September 14, 21, 28, and October 5. 

This distribution is available for free and reduced lunch students only. Students who do not receive free or reduced lunch have the option of paying for the week's worth of meals at normal lunch prices - $2.90/day for elementary school and $3/day for middle and high school. Parents can pay directly to food service by cash, check or online at paypams.com. You are asked to bring your child’s identification number to his/her school when you pick up food. If you have children in different schools, please go to the school of your youngest child.

For students in the VHS North, Cunningham and Johnstone schools, food will be available for pick up at VHS South.  All preschool families can pick up food for their children at one location: Dallago Preschool (240 S. W. Ave. - 6th Street entrance). 

If your child attends an out of district school and you would like access to breakfast and lunch please stop by one of the schools listed below:

All schools will be open on the dates listed above from 7AM - 11AM.

Barse - front entrance

Dallago - front entrance (6th street)

D’Ippolito - front entrance

Durand - front entrance

Memorial- bus entrance SW area

Mennies - front entrance

Petway - front entrance

Pilla - bus entrance area - NW area

Rossi - front entrance

Sabater - front entrance (Blvd. side)

VHS Campus including Johnstone - South cafeteria entrance

Wallace - front entrance

Winslow - front entrance


AlphaBest Before and After Care

AlphaBest Education will be offering before and after school programs in the Vineland Public School District starting the 2020-21 school year. AlphaBest's programs are designed to give you peace of mind when your child is not in school. Experienced, caring, and licensed staff ensure your child is safe, engaged, and happy! The program includes an hour of enrichment every day at no additional charge!  Coding, Robotics, Art, Drama, Spanish, Mandarin, Sign Language, Fitness & Sports, and Engineering/Maker Activities to name a few. Snacks, homework help, recreation, and student-choice clubs round out each day, and always in a secure and caring environment.

For more information, please visit their website at alphabest.org/vinelandnj


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