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UPDATED AS OF 3-19-2020

This page has been set up for students, parents/guardians, & EDUCATORS to have access to online resources that can BE useD at home. 
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If you have any questions about these resources or need assistance, please send an email to Your student's Teacher, Administrator, or RESOURCES@VVISD.ORG.

For any Chromebook related questions or issues, please email us at IT@VVISD.ORG.


CAMPUS LINKS AND PRIMARY RESOURCES

CLICK THE HYPERLINKS BELOW TO HAVE QUICK ACCESS:

VAN VLECK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ONLINE RESOURCES UPDATED!

Elementary Resources - Primary Links At A Quick Glance

Istation

Mathletics

Mathseeds

Capstone (Interactive Library)

E. RUDD INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL ONLINE RESOURCES UPDATED!

E Rudd Resources - Primary Links At A Quick Glance

Istation

Mathletics

O. H. HERMAN MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLINE RESOURCES UPDATED!

OH Herman Resources - Primary Links At A Quick Glance

Study Island

Capstone (Interactive Library)

VAN VLECK HIGH SCHOOL ONLINE RESOURCES UPDATED!


Communications:

3-19-2020

Chromebook Checkout - Van Vleck Elementary Parking Lot 

**Notes

- If you indicated on our survey that you do not have Wifi/Access Hotspots, we will be checking them out as soon as we receive. We are waiting on our order that was placed last Monday, March 16, 2020. We will provide guidance.

- Our VVHS students all have issued chromebooks that they have taken home all year.

- If households do have their own devices, then VVISD's online available resources are accessible by laptop, ipad, smart phone, or other device. 

- If your household does have Internet Access and not a device (laptop, ipad, smart phone, or other device), you are welcome to come and checkout, for each student, a chromebook on the following dates, times, and location: 

Friday, March 20, 2020 & Monday March 23, 2020 (Van Vleck Elementary Parking Lot)

10:00am - 11:00am

5:30pm - 6:60pm

- Remain in your cars and we will deliver the chromebook through the passenger window.

- You will have to show a valid ID and your name must be present on the current registration form. 

- We do not have cases, so we ask you to handle the chromebook with care.

- We will provide the chromebook and power cord.

Grab-n-Go Lunches

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 and will continue M-F 11:00am – 1:00pm

Pick-Up: Drive-Through located in back of OHHMS

For more information, contact our Food Service Director, Bonnie Brown

Click here to email: Bonnie Brown

Activity Sheets

Beginning Monday, March 23, 2020, K-8 Mathematics and Literacy activity sheets will be included with the Grab-n-Go lunches. These activity sheets are not to be turned back into the school. Instead, they are for students to keep and assist them with skill building, as well as providing an opportunity for them to be engaged academically. The district is not mailing home packets as the transferring of paper documents poses a risk for spreading the COVID-19 virus.

Contact our Food Service Director, Bonnie Brown, for more information:

Click here to email: Bonnie Brown

Student Medication Pick-Up

Student medications pick-up times and locations are as follows:

Wednesday March 18, 2020 5:30-6:30 VVE, VVHS, HMS

Friday, March 20, 2020 5:30-6:30 VVE parking lot only

Monday, March 23, 2020 5:30-6:30 VVE parking lot only

Contact our District Nurse Lyndee Owen BSN, RN for more information:

Click here to email: Lyndee Owen

Recommended Age Appropriate Schedules For Our Students

Staying at home all day can be hard, especially for your student. Here are the recommended schedules to keep your student healthy and stimulated.

Click here: Recommended Schedule for Our PK-5 Students

Click here: Recommended  Schedule for Our 6-8 Students 

Click here: Recommended Schedule for Our 9-12 Students

We recommend providing structure for your student. At school, students get used to their days following a certain structure. Communicating to your child that they will have a structure to follow for the next several weeks will set expectations and set everyone up to make the most out of this situation.

We know students need breaks and cannot do long periods of independent work. The schedule below reflects best practices for independent learning. The shared hyperlinks are recommendations. You may use your own resources as well.

 3-18-2020

Click here to access the VVISD Update For Instruction During Covid-19 Closure PDF document

In our greatest attempt to be as transparent as possible with you all, please navigate through the above referenced pdf document for further information and guidance regarding curriculum and instruction during the COVID-19 Closure.

The purpose of this document is to provide guidance and clarification regarding the following topics: Attendance, Not Required Finished Products & Not Grading, Instruction Material and Resource Availability, VVISD Online Resources Education Enrichment Page & Survey, Accessing VVISD's Online Resources, Chromebook Checkout, At-Home Activity Sheets, Grab-n-go Lunches, Student Medication Pick-Up, Health & Wellness Resources, Students: Learn about the Coronavirus, Recommended Age Appropriate Schedules For Our Students, & Contact Information.

As Van Vleck Independent School District is closed in response to COVID-19, we are committed to continuing to support your students' learning. The district is offering these recommendations for students to engage in learning while they are away from school.

The recommended activities stated above do not take the place of regular classroom instruction; however, they can supplement student learning at home.

These activities are to provide optional opportunities for student learning while they are away from school.

We encourage our families to stay strong as we are all in this together.

#LeopardNation"

3-17-20

This week is a transition time as we are making resources and virtual activities available. With the ever changing updates from the state and federal entities, we are carefully considering all of our options. 

3-16-20

We need your help! Parents/Guardians...Please fill out online survey below. We want to be able to provide ALL of our students resources. Once the surveys are complete, we will have a better idea of what each household needs as well as what information and guidelines that our educators will be providing for our students and families. More information will be made available very soon.

VVISD COVID-19 Information Family Survey

Other Resources

Smithsonian Online - "Explore your interests, discover something new, or spark a memory. There are vast collections and research surrounding them that are available to you on a kaleidoscope of topics - from A (art) to Z (zoology)!"

BrainPOP - BrainPOP is here to help you and your curious learners stay informed and on-track with free access during school closures.

Username: vv_leopard

Password: 123456

http://www.theteachertoolkit.com/

https://www.childrenslearninginstitute.org/resources

https://texasschoolguide.org/parents-as-partners/

https://app.discoveryeducation.com/learn/signin

https://www.facebook.com/cincinnatizoo/

https://thesciencepenguin.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/scavengerhuntsgiveaway-compressed.pdf

Here are a few great sources for take-home books and resources to prepare kids to keep learning:

 Families Learning Together

- A new section featuring affordable books in bulk for adults and kids for as little as $0.55 per book.

- FREE DOWNLOADABLE ACTIVITY SHEETS (IN ENGLISH AND SPANISH) TO MAKE THE MOST OF TIME AT HOME WITH PRE K – 8TH GRADERS. EDUCATORS & PARENTS/GUARDIANS CAN DOWNLOAD THESE NEW FREE RESOURCES WITH ACTIVITIES THAT BOOST READING, MATH, AND CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS AS WELL AS STUDENT MENTAL HEALTH.

 Books for $3 and Under 

Quickly send home as many books as possible within your budget.

Open eBooks 

A free online library of titles for ages 0-18

Book Bank 

Books and educational resources generously donated by our publishing partners, available for only the cost of shipping & handling—the books are free!

Resources for Students with Special Needs

http://www.breezyspecialed.com/2020/03/distance-home-learning-packets-and.html?m=1

Resources for English Language Learners

https://www.latinoliteracy.com/free-ell-resources/

Career & Technical Education & College Career Readiness Resources

https://www.princetonreview.com/career-search

https://www.princetonreview.com/quiz/career-quiz

https://www.kuder.com/

https://www.studentresearchfoundation.org/blog/free-online-career-tests/

VVHS Counselor's Corner - College Test Prep Page