SCHOOL RE-ENTRY PLAN
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School reopening update
letter from school director
dates to remember
Vision Prep Reopening Plans
Vision Prep is currently finalizing reopening plans for the 2020-21 school year, and we will offer our families the choice between virtual or in-person schooling. Our priority continues to be keeping our families and staff as safe as possible during the upcoming year.
VISION PREP WILL PROVIDE A SYSTEM FOR CHOOSING OPTIONS. VISION PREP FAMILIES SHOULD NOT USE SCS FOR THIS STEP.
We intend to send out our final plans for reopening no later than Friday, July 10. In that communication, we will include more details about options for scholars and a survey for families to make their choice for 2020-2021. Choices will need to be made by July 20 so that we can assign teachers, prepare plans, and finalize Chrome Book/Chrome Tablet distribution. The decision you make will apply to the entire first semester.
Please note, if you choose the in-person option, there is still a chance that, depending on mandates from the state and district, in-person instruction may shift to virtual based on the severity of the pandemic.
We know many of you are anxious about what next year will look like, and we want to reassure you that the Vision Prep leadership team has been working hard all summer to make sure we have a successful 2020-2021 school year. The uncertainty is difficult for all of us but know that we are hard at work to make sure that our staff and scholars feel supported and safe no matter how instruction is delivered. We are also planning Facebook live and recorded virtual sessions to answer parent questions about our plans.
School Calendar Update
SCS has also communicated that they may push back the start date of the school year to August 31. The school year will be the same length and contain optional enrichment days for scholars. If SCS pushes their start day back, we will push ours back.
Dates to Remember
We pray that all our Vision Prep scholars and families stay safe and healthy. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us by email (email@example.com) or phone (901) 775-1018.
LEARNING PACKET GRADING
and REPORT CARD GUIDELINES
Show us your #VISIONPREPSPIRIT. Post your pictures, tag them and show-off your VP SPIRIT!
"I did a little read aloud/reading lesson for anyone looking for some extra academic support for their kids right now...or maybe you just need to keep them busy for a sec😉 Hope this is helpful to someone📚" — Mrs. Towns
One of the great performances by the VP scholars at Winter Program. CLICK ON THE IMAGE BELOW, AND WATCH ALL THE WAY THROUGH!
In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee recommended that all school districts in the state remain closed through April 24th. In compliance with this request, Vision Prep will extend its current closure and will not re-open any earlier than Monday, April 27th. We will continue to collaborate with both educational and health care professionals at the local, county and state levels regarding best practices, and we will share additional, ongoing information with our Vision Prep families and employees in the coming days. Thank you for your support.
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Answer keys for this week's Home Learning work will be uploaded by 3:00 pm today. You should be able to access the work and the answer keys by clicking on the link for Week 1 after 3:00 pm today.
This will allow scholars to get academic feedback quickly without you having to work the problems/questions as well. Great suggestion, parents!
Academic packets will available for pickup Tuesday the 24th from 10:30 am to 1 pm. Pickup for a friend as well! Everyone who gets a packet in person will also get a goodie bag with a new book, a toy, and pencils/crayons/markers.
NOW AT RIVERVIEW COMMUNITY CENTER which is located at 1891 Kansas St.
The YMCA will distribute FREE meals M-F at the sites below while schools are closed (through April 3), 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., to all children 18 and under.
Scholars not living close to the school can receive free lunch meals at the sites listed in the map below. To see the listing of available sites in a different format click on this link.
Vision Prep families - the meals we planned to distribute were coming from the SCS Central Nutrition Center and they have suspended the operation. Please read the note from their website:
UPDATE (3/20/20): SCS MEAL DISTRIBUTION SUSPENDED – The Shelby County Health Department has confirmed that an employee in the SCS Nutrition Services Department tested positive for COVID-19. As a result of this news, we have no choice but to suspend all planned meal distribution for students indefinitely. Our intent has always been to ensure students continue to receive the meals they depend on in our schools during this closure, so this is extremely unfortunate. However, there are simply too many unknown factors about the spread of this virus to take any chances of putting more people at risk. We will continue working with the Health Department to assess the situation, but in the meantime we will be calling on City and County government and other community food distributors to help provide urgent support and food resources for our children during this school closure period.
Let's Keep Our Scholar's Learning On-Track!
Vision Prep is committed to supporting you with instructional resources and support in the upcoming weeks.
Monday, March 23 at NOON, the Vision Prep Home Learning Web Site goes LIVE. Join Dr. Salemi Monday, March 23 at 2:00 pm on Facebook Live to hear more about the Home Learning Web Site and our Instructional Home Learning Plan.
K-1st Grade Scholars
Read independently 10-20 minutes per day.
Practice handwriting by writing about your day and/or your feelings 10-20 minutes each day.
Practice math facts or problems 20 minutes per day.
2nd-5th Grade Scholars
Read independently 20-30 minutes per day.
Write 20 minutes each day.
Practice math facts or problems 30 minutes per day.
Expect calls from our teaching staff next week to check in with you and your family.
Please continue to check our website, as well as our Facebook page(link), for updates.
One Voice, One Mission, United By, One Vision!
Vision Prep will post its Scholar Academic Plan on this coming Friday, March 20th. Stay tuned.
Vision Prep will be closed until Monday, April 6th.
Sack lunches will be available at Vision Prep on weekdays between March 23rd–April 3rd.
Free sack lunches will be available at Vision Prep from Monday March 23rd–Friday March 27th. Please stay-tuned for details.
Today, SCS took a proactive step to ensure the safety of all students and staff. They announced that all classes will be canceled for two weeks, beginning Friday, March 13, through Friday, March 27. Schools are scheduled to reopen on Monday, March 30. Vision Prep agrees with this decision. Schools will be closed a total of 11 days, including five scheduled days for Spring Break March 16-20. To avoid the loss of required instructional days for the remainder of the year, Vision Prep and the SCS District will be utilizing six days reserved for inclement weather.
VISION PREP WILL FOLLOW THESE SAME CLOSURE GUIDELINES. To further ensure scholar safety, our custodial staff will spend time over the break to deep clean all flat surfaces and other critical areas.
We are committed to keeping Vision Prep families informed of any new developments – even while classes are canceled. Updates will come in the form of text/voicemail blasts, FB posts, and website messages.
We pray that your family stays safe and well during this break.
- Tom Benton