VCS At-Home Learning

If you have not already, please provide us with feedback regarding the implementation of VCS Continuity of Learning Plan. Please complete one survey for every child in your household. Do not hesitate to contact your School Principal if you have any questions. 

Elementary

Middle School

High School

 

VCS Families

Thank you! We know that the transition to remote learning comes at a time when you are already experiencing a disruption to your routines and priorities. It is important to recognize that our efforts to provide learning at a distance cannot and are not intended to replicate all that our classroom environments offer our students. Our priorities throughout the school closure remain: 

  1. Safety, health, and well-being of our students, family, and staff. 
  2. Equity in our efforts to continue the learning of all of our students.
  3. “Doing our best” while recognizing that learning and engagement will understandably vary across students and families. 

The VCS At-Home Learning Site is intended to provide you guidance and direction as we work together in the implementation of our VCS Continuity of Learning Plan. It is a work in progress that has been developed to provide our VCS families with essential information and helpful resources as we work together in our new way of teaching and learning.  Most of the resources on this site will be referenced in the weekly and daily learning plans that you and your children receive from VCS teachers and administrators. Please share any suggestions you have for making this site more helpful by sending a message to techsupport@vicksburgschools.org. We are committed to supporting all of our families and caregivers in knowing how to support your children.  Your support, your patience, and your grace are greatly appreciated! 

Contact List

 

Question or Need Contact
Bulldog Beginnings Preschool Alyssa Thompson - athompson@vicksburgschools.org
 

Food Service - sign up for meals

For questions about food service sign up for meals, please email:

foodsupport@vicksburgschools.org

Meal delivery every Wednesday via bus routes; pickup at Vicksburg High School Wednesday 4:00-6:00

 

Learning Plans

 

Access to print materials - contact principal of your child’s building

Questions related to instruction - classroom teacher or building principal

 

 

Social Emotional Support

Contact your child’s building principal

 

Staff Directory

 

 https://www.vicksburgschools.org/parent-links/staffphone-directory/

Technology

For support with technology related issues, please email:

 

Internet Access Options

In addition to those listed below, Xfinity also opened up hot spots.

Everyone can access out-of-home WiFi hotspots: Xfinity WiFi Hotspots in out-of-home locations are available for free to anyone who needs them to support communities through this challenging time. Follow instructions at xfinity.com/wifi to join a hotspot.

Here are a few of the links for free/cheap Internet to help parents/students during the COVID outbreak.  Hopefully this will help some of the families in our area.    

 

Family Partnerships and Support for All

 

The shift to remote learning comes at a time when families are already experiencing a disruption to their routines and priorities. While distance learning may offer welcome structure and connections with others that are likely missing in the disrupted environment of school and business closures, the transition will be challenging. We are committed to supporting families and caregivers in knowing how to support their children. 

Communication is key; make it ongoing and predictable while providing opportunities for positive feedback between students and teachers.

Connecting with students - Learning at a distance should include connections with students as frequently as possible. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Google Hangouts
  • Phone or video calls
  • Emails
  • Letters or postcards home
  • Setting up “office hours” for students and families

Some ways to help students succeed during this time (from MDE Learning at a Distance Document)

  • Establish routines to help build psychological safety, helping children believe that the adults in their lives can take care of them.
  • Break directions down into smaller manageable bites.
  • Encourage students to reach out to others; possibly organize students into small work groups.
  • Promote physical exercise. 

Social emotional support continues to be available for all of our students and families. Our counselors and school social worker are available to provide remote services when needed. Additionally, our partnership with local community therapists continues in compliance with state and federal distancing guidelines. Please contact your Building Principal if you become aware of student and/or family need.

Resources for Families

Weekly Learning Plans

Weekly Learning Plans added to folders as available

April 27th - May 1st  

May 4th - May 8th

May 11th - May 15th

May 18th - May 22nd

May 26th - May 29th

June 1st - June 5th

June 8th - June 12th

**Please note: if accessing the link to the Weekly Learning Plans from an account other than Google, you will need to download the plans to view them.

High School - Posted by course to each teacher’s Google Classroom; for PDF or print copy please contact building principal at abrush@vicksburgschools.org