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Back to School Information 2016-2017

STUDENT SCHEDULES

Students may view their schedules online and paper copies will be distributed during homeroom on the first day of school. After homeroom, students will report to their first hour class and follow their class schedule for the balance of the day.  Schedules can be viewed by visiting the district website at www.vmps.org and clicking on the Power School Portal button.  Students will use the same username and login as previous years even though it is a new electronic system.

Students requesting schedule changes are encouraged to contact the high school office during the summer. If a change is needed, there is form available for you to fill out and drop off at the high school office.

Once school begins, a student has one week to change classes.  After that, classes may only be dropped.

WE SWITCHED FROM INFINITE CAMPUS TO POWERSCHOOL

Our students and families are going to see a change in systems used to access grades, schedules, and behaviors.  We migrated from Infinite Campus to PowerSchool because we will have access to additional tools and it is more user friendly. Families will receive individual notices about how to log in to their child’s account.  Keep an eye out for alerts and more information on the first day of school.

If you are new to the district and have not yet registered for school, you should do so as soon as possible.  Parents/Guardians or students may call the high school office at 749-5437, extension 1906 for registration information or stop in   

the high school office between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Please consider attending our open house and orientations listed below.

ORIENTATION

On Thursday, September 1 all seventh grade students, new students and their parents are encouraged to attend our school orientation.  During this orientation, schedules will be distributed, valuable information about school expectations and options will be discussed, and an introduction to iPad technology will be available. Location: Goodman Auditorium   Time: 6:00 P.M.

OPEN HOUSE

On Thursday, September 1, there will be an open house for all parents and students in grades 7-12 during the hours of 12:30-3:30 pm.  Students and parents are invited to stop in any time during these times to meet and greet your teachers and new staff. New students are highly encouraged to attend the open house and receive a guided tour.

PARENT CONNECTIONS and COMMUNICATION

Virginia High School is proud to continue the active partnership with parents.  In an effort to provide additional resources for parents, we encourage you to utilize our website at vmps.org, follow us on Facebook by searching Virginia Minnesota Public Schools or one of the following opportunities:

Consider adding our school calendar to your electronic calendar.  It lists all early release dates, sporting events, concerts, field trips, assessments, and more!  Click on the +Google Calendar on the VHS page.  

ATTENDANCE

Students are allowed a maximum of 10 absences per semester.  Students missing over 10 absences will be required to participate in school reengagement strategies to improve attendance.  When students are going to be absent for any reason, please call the high school office and leave a message as to who was absent, what day, and for what time(s) of day your child was absent.  You may call the school at any time—even midnight– but please call before 8:15 a.m. of the day following the absence.  Our attendance line is 749-5437, Ext. 8025. Students will still need a note to get out of school for doctor and dental appointments.  Students are encouraged to get a medical note from a doctor as these absences do not count towards the maximum of 10 absences per semester.

Consistent school attendance is important to the overall success of a student. If you think missing a day here or there won’t matter, think again.  By missing just one day every two weeks, you would be on track to miss 10 percent of the school year and that can happen before you know it!  Keep in mind that a student who is chronically absent is 20 percent less likely to graduate from high school and 25 percent less likely to enroll in college.  Good habits start now!

Virginia Public Schools — Now on Facebook and Twitter!

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For information on “What’s Going On?” in the Virginia School District, check out our new Facebook page!  Facebook.com/isd706  and our Twitter Page twitter.com/isd706th-20

 

  • Virginia Minnesota Public Schools
  • ISD 706
  • 411 South 5th Ave.
  • Virginia, MN 55792
  • Phone: 218-749-5437
  • Fax: 218-741-8522