Education Matters Valley Park School District News Back to School 2019
Upcoming Dates Wednesday, August 7
Freshman & New High School Student Orientation 9-11AM
Thursday, August 8
Kindergarten Orientation 1-2PM 1st-5th Supply Drop-Off 2-3PM Preschool Parent Orientation (parents only) 3PM High School Open House 3-5PM Middle School Open House 4-6PM
Friday, August 9
Did your child turn five years old before August 1st? Register for Kindergarten now! Enrollment for 2019-2020 School Year is July 29-August 9 Grades K-5 Enrollment is by appointment only. Set up an appointment by calling Melinda Coates at (636) 923-3600 or Karman Crader at (636) 923-3632. Grades 6-12 Enrollment packets are available through the Middle School (636) 923-3624 and High School (636) 923-3616 offices.
School Picture Days Photographers will be on campus taking school photos on the following dates:
Elementary & Preschool Thursday, September 5 8:45AM-2:30PM Middle School Thursday, August 8 4-6PM at Open House
Preschool Student Visit 2PM
Monday, August 12 First Day of School
High School 7:50AM-2:30PM Middle School 7:50AM-2:30PM Elementary 8:30AM-3:05PM Preschool 8:15-11:15AM 12:15-3:15PM High School Thursday, August 1 Senior Pictures, 4-8PM Wednesday, August 7 9th Grade at Orientation 9-11AM Thursday, August 8 10-11th Grades at Open House 3-5PM www.vp.k12.mo.us
Valley Park School District Infinite Campus Coming Soon For Valley Park to best serve students, parents must keep their information updated. Contact the school secretary if contact or family information changes. Infinite Campus is the new School Information System (SIS). Parents will be updated as changes are made. Our goal is for parents to be able to log into students’ accounts as soon as possible. We appreciate your patience as we build a more interactive SIS.
Special School District Compliance Plan
What is Dyslexia? Dyslexia is characterized by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition, spelling and decoding abilities. Dyslexia is a neurological condition caused by a different wiring of the brain, and it’s inherent characteristics exist on a spectrum - with all students having unique abilities. Research states that one in ten people may have dyslexia. At Valley Park, our goal is to identify any and all students with reading difficulties and provide research-based strategies to help them grow and learn. Our identification meets and exceeds state mandates as we do our best for students.
The Valley Park School Districtn (VPSD), along with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education provides free appropriate educational programs for various disabling conditions through special education programs. The VPSD, through the Special School District, is responsible for providing appropriate services to children birth to 21 years old who have a diagnosed disability. The VPSD Local Compliance Plan is Reporting Absences available for public inspection in the If a student is absent from school, parents Elementary School principal’s office from and guardians are requested to call the 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., by appointment only. District’s main phone number: If you know of any student in the VPSD (636) 923-3500. who falls into the areas listed and is not If no report is made, as a safety measure, receiving assistance, please contact the school may telephone the parents at Elementary School Principal home or at their place of employment to Jan Monroe, (636) 923-3632. Board of Education verify the absence. Dave Fowler, President Jeremy Picker, Vice President Della Steele, Secretary A Message from the New Superintendant Jeanine Sabatino, Treasurer Pete Coates, Director Dear Valley Park Community: Faye Peats, Director It is with great pride, enthusiasm, and optimism that I assume the role of Adam Watson, Director Superintendent and welcome you to the 2019-2020 school year! I am extremely Dr. Tim Dilg proud and honored to have been selected by the Board of Education to serve in Superintendent of Schools this leadership capacity and incredibly humbled by their faith in me. I’m equally excited about all the possibilities that await our learning community this school Jaime Gast, Editor year. Director of Communications Over the past several months, I have studied the successes and growth opportunities of the school district and it is clear that the strength of our Stay Up-to-Date on District News community is grounded in a shared desire to support, nurture and develop all of www.vp.k12.mo.us our students. Our district’s commitment to provide Every Single Student, Every Facebook.com/Valley.Park.School.District Single Day the opportunity to discover his or her potential is inspiring, evident Twitter @ValleyParkSD and strong. Instagram @valleyparkschools During my transition I have been impressed with our outstanding students; involved and caring families; supportive, engaged and active community; In case of emergency. . . talented, creative, passionate and caring teachers and staff members; smart and Occasionally, severe weather conditions or other driven building leadership; and a board of education genuinely committed to the emergencies make it necessary to close school. The district’s mission and students. To see students, families and educators engaged in Superintendent tries to make the decision to close such a positive, collaborative, and constructive manner in so many venues affirms school by 5:30 a.m., or earlier if possible. When my desire and enthusiasm to serve our district. classes are postponed or canceled, a phone & text The Valley Park School District has a strong tradition of developing hardmessage will be sent out to all students, parents working, creative, critical thinking, problem solvers, many of whom are leaders and legal guardians in our SIS using the Blackboard in this community and beyond. I promise to honor that tradition as we educate, Messaging tool. Please keep your information inspire and empower the next generation of learners. Each day of my career I up-to-date with your school secretary. will strive to inspire minds, transform lives and strengthen our community. I’m School closings are also broadcast on KMOX excited to begin working with all of you to make our school district the very best (AM 1120) and TV stations KSDK Channel 5, KMOV it can be. I want to learn from you and with you to ensure all students maximize Channel 4 and FOX Channel 2 & Channel 11; and their potential and grow strong intellectually, emotionally, physically, and socially are posted on the District’s website, Facebook and today in preparation for tomorrow. Twitter. Thank you for being a part of this community! Thank you for your dedication NOTE: If school is closed, all other school-related to the Valley Park School District! And Thank you for entrusting me with this great activities are canceled for that day. responsibility! I am humbled, I am honored, and I look forward to working with each and every one of you! Together, let’s make 2019-2020 a Evacuation Site great year for our students and our district. Go Hawks! Dr. Tim Dilg Superintendent/Chief Learning Officer Follow Dr. Dilg at: twitter.com/tdilg
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The district’s Emergency Plan includes procedures for the evacuation of students from campus. If a situation arises that would require evacuation, students will be relocated to Twin Oaks Presbyterian Church. Parents will be directed to pick up their children at the church at 1230 Big Bend Rd, Ballwin, MO.
Early Childhood Education All-day Kindergarten
Valley Park kindergarten is a FREE program. Bus transportation is provided for all kindergarten students who reside in the attendance area. To register, call (636) 923-3632 or (636) 923-3600.
Children may attend for full-day sessions or half-day sessions morning or afternoon, Monday-Friday. Parents may choose 2 -5 days. Early and extended Care is available. For more information, please visit the district website or contact Amy Hopper at (636) 923-3526 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Children who are five years of age by August 1, 2019.
Children who are three to five years of age by November 15, 2019.
Valley Park School District Parents As Teachers (PAT)
Parent partnerships with the Valley Park PAT can help lay a strong foundation for your child’s future success in school. PAT is offered at no cost to in-district parents and features education about developmental expectations and observations, parent meetings and activity nights, health and developmental screenings, and community service referrals. Please call (636) 923-3526 to set up an appointment.
Free & Reduced Meals
Food Service Chartwells manages the district’s food service operations. Monthly interactive menus from Nutrislice feature nutrition and allergen information and are available online at www.vp.k12.mo.us/foodservices. Payments and accounts will be able to be managed through the online Parent Portal once implemented. Parents are encouraged to send money to cover meals for the entire week or month. If sending money, write the student’s first and last name and their teacher’s name (if applicable) on the outside of the envelope. Payments for elementary students may be placed in the payment box located outside the school office. Middle and high school students may give their deposits to the cashier where they purchase their meals. Students use a PIN number to purchase their meals. This assures privacy for students who receive free and reduced-price meals and allows for electronic tracking of balances. If you have any questions for Food Services, contact director Donna Foy at (636) 923-3633 or email@example.com.
Valley Park participates in the free and reduced-price meal program for children unable to pay full price for meals serviced in schools. Eligibility is determined based on income and the number of people living in a household. You can determine eligibility and apply by visiting www.vp.k12.mo.us/ foodservices or by visiting your child’s school office. Contact LuAnn Mazuranic in the Business Office at (636) 923-3618.
Menus & Meal Prices for 2019-2020 Breakfast and lunch menus change monthly. Copies of the menu are available through your school office or online. Updated menus and other information about the program are also displayed on the Food Service website and District App. Breakfast Student. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2.05 Adult. . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . $2.75
Lunch Elementary student. . . . . $2.70 MS/HS student. . .. . . . . . .$2.95 Adult. . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . .$3.75
Breakfast is $0.30 for all students approved for the reduced meal benefit. Lunch is $0.40 for students approved for reduced meals, and it is free of charge for students approved for free meals.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 or (202) 720-6382 (TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider.
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Health Services: All School-Age Children Must Be Immunized All students must present documentation of their immunizations before attending school. Missouri state law requires that students be immunized against polio, diphtheria, measles, meningitis, and rubella, unless medical or religious exemptions are signed by a parent/guardian and filed by the school. In addition, the law requires that preschool children be immunized against chicken pox; or submit proof of their having had the disease. Your childâ€™s doctor can fax records to the district nurseâ€™s office at fax number: (636) 923-3656. Vaccines Required for School Attendance
Doses Required By Grade This information is provided by the Bureau of Immunization Assessment and Assurance, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, (800) 219-3224.
5th 6th 4+ 4+
8th 4+ 1 1 3+ 2
9th 4+ 1 1 3+ 2
10th 4+ 1 1 3+ 2
3+ 2 3+ 2
3+ 2 3+ 2
3+ 2 3+ 2
3+ 2 3+ 2
3+ 2 3+ 2
3+ 2 3+ 2
Tdap (#2) MCV (Meningococcal) (#3) IPV (Polio) (#3) MMR (#4\5) Hepatitis B Varicella (#6)
3+ 2 3+ 2
11th 12th 4+ 4+ 1 1 1 2 3+ 3+ 2 2
1. Last dose on or after the fourth birthday and the last dose of pediatric pertussis before the seventh birthday. Maximum needed: six doses. 2. Grade 8-12: Tdap, which contains pertussis vaccine, is required. 3. Grade 8-11: One dose of MCV is required. Dose must be given after 10 years of age. Grade 12: Two doses of MCV are required unless the first dose was administered to a student who was 16 years of age or older, in which case only one dose is required. At least one dose must be given after 16 years of age. 4. Grade K-9: Last dose must be administered on or after the fourth birthday. The interval between the next-to-last and last dose should be at least six months. Grade 10-12: Last dose on or after the fourth birthday. Any combination of four doses of IPV and OPV constitutes a complete series. Maximum needed: four doses. 5. First dose must be given on or after twelve months of age. 6. There must be at least four weeks between dose one and two; at least 8 weeks between dose two and three; at least 16 weeks between doses one and three and final dose must be given no earlier than 24 weeks of age. 7. First dose must be given on or after twelve months of age. Grade K-9: As satisfactory evidence of disease, a licensed health care provider may sign and place on file with the school a written statement documenting the month and year of previous varicella (chickenpox) disease. Grade 10-12: As satisfactory evidence of disease, a parent/guardian or MD or DO may sign and place on file with the school a written statement documenting the month and year of previous varicella (chickenpox) disease.
Requirements for Preschool Children Young children are more susceptible to serious complications associated with certain diseases and have different immunization requirements than older children. For your convenience, please refer to the table at right with the recommended immunization schedule for persons aged birth to 19 months or older.
Vaccines Required for Child Care & Preschool Attendance Doses Required by Age
Birth to 2 mos.
DTaP/DT PCV (Pneumococcal)*
IPV (Polio) Hepatitis B Hib* MMR
3 to 4 mos.
5 to 6 mos.
7 to 18 mos.
19 mos. to Kdgn.
1 1+ 1
2 2 1+
2 2+ 2+
3+ 3+ 3+
(Measles, Mumps and Rubella)
*PCV and Hib vaccines: The number of doses a child needs to complete the series depends on the age the child begins the series. The tables above are provided by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. For more information, please visit: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/ or call: (800) 219-3224.
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Fall practice begins Monday, August 12th
Who: Boys Soccer - Volleyball - Cross Country - Softball When: Check-In After School Where: Field House Please bring your Physical Form, Proof of Insurance (annually), and Participation Form. Athletes must have these items prior to practicing. Questions? Call the Athletic Office: (636) 923-3674
Do you need a physical?
By law, every student athlete needs a physical. If you received your physical after June 1, 2019, you will NOT need a new physical for two years.
August 30-October 15 Athletics Schedule
30-Aug 4:30 PM Soccer @ WHITFIELD 30-Aug 4:30 PM JV/V Volleyball @ CARDINAL RITTER 3-Sep 4:15 PM Softball Vs. HERCULANEUM 3-5 Sep V Volleyball @HANCOCK TOURNAMENT 3-7 Sep Soccer @ DUBOURG TOURNAMENT 4-Sep 4:00 PM Softball @ DUBOURG 5-Sep 4:00 PM Softball Vs. MAPLEWOOD 6-Sep TBA JV/V CC @ 1ST CAPITAL INVIT. 6-Sep 4:00 PM Softball @ AFFTON 10-Sep 5:00 PM Soccer @ FESTUS 10-Sep 4:15 PM Softball @ BRENTWOOD 10-Sep 4:30 PM V Volleyball @ LUTHERAN NORTH 11-Sep 4:00 PM Soccer @ BAYLESS 11-Sep 4:15 PM Softball @ ST. PIUS 13-Sep 3:30 PM Soccer Vs. TRINITY 13-Sep 4:15 PM Softball Vs. TRINITY 13-Sep 5:00 PM JV/V Volleyball Vs. ST LOUIS PANTHERS 14-Sep TBA JV/V CC @ FOREST PARK INVIT 17-Sep 5:00 PM Soccer @ SULLIVAN 17-Sep 4:00 PM Softball Vs. BAYLESS 17-Sep 4:00 PM JV/V Volleyball Vs. WRIGHT CITY 18-Sep 5:00 PM Soccer @ DESOTO 19-Sep 4:00 PM Softball Vs. HANCOCK 19-Sep 4:30 PM JV/V Volleyball @ GRANDVIEW 20-Sep 3:30 PM Soccer Vs. VALMEYER 20-Sep 4:00 PM JV/V Volleyball Vs. BAYLESS 20-Sep-21-Sep Softball @ ST PIUS TOURNAMENT 21-Sep TBA JV/V CC @ FESTUS 23-Sep 4:15 PM Softball Vs. LINDBERGH 23-Sep 4:00 PM JV/V Volleyball Vs. DUBOURG 24-Sep 3:30 PM Soccer Vs. MAPLEWOOD
24-Sep 24-Sep 26-Sep 27-Sep 27-Sep 27-Sep 28-Sep 30-Sep 30-Sep 1-Oct 2-Oct 2-Oct 2-Oct 2-Oct 4-Oct 4-Oct 4-Oct 7-Oct 7-Oct 8-Oct 8-Oct 8-Oct 9-Oct 10-Oct 10-Oct 11-Oct 11-Oct 14-Oct 15-Oct 15-Oct 15-Oct
4:15 PM Softball 4:00 PM JV/V Volleyball 3:30 PM Soccer 3:30 PM Soccer 4:00 PM Softball 4:00 PM V Volleyball TBA JV/V CC 4:15 PM Softball 4:00 PM JV/V Volleyball 4:00 PM Soccer 3:30 PM Soccer 4:00 PM Softball 4:00 PM JV/V Volleyball 4:00 PM JV/V Volleyball 4:00 PM Soccer 4:15 PM Softball 4:00 PM JV/V Volleyball 4:00 PM Soccer 4:15 PM Softball 3:30 PM Soccer 4:00 PM Softball 4:00 PM JV/V Volleyball 4:30 PM Softball TBA JV/V CC 5:30 PM JV/V Volleyball 4:00 PM Soccer 4:00 PM Softball 4:15 PM Softball 6:00 PM Soccer TBA JV/V CC 4:00 PM JV/V Volleyball
@ ORCHARD FARM Vs. MAPLEWOOD Vs. ORCHARD FARM Vs. BRENTWOOD @ BAYLESS @ BRENTWOOD @ HANCOCK @ NERINX HALL Vs. PRINCIPIA @ HANCOCK Vs. ST. CLAIR @ HANCOCK Vs. HANCOCK @ MAPLEWOOD @ CROSSROADS Vs. BRENTWOOD Vs. CROSSROADS @ NORTH TECH Vs. LADUE Vs. BAYLESS Vs. RITENOUR @ BAYLESS @ NEW HAVEN @ ORCHARD @ CRYSTAL CITY @ MAPLEWOOD @ MAPLEWOOD Vs. JEFFERSON @ BRENTWOOD @ PRINCIPIA MEET Vs. BRENTWOOD
Schedules subject to change. Check www.vp.k12.mo.us/athletics for full schedules and information.
For parentsâ€™ convenience, the latest bus schedules are posted on the district website: www. vp.k12.mo.us/transportation. Bus schedules are subject to change. To receive notifications for sameday changes to bus schedules, keep your contact information current with building secretaries.
Resident middle and high school students staying after school for school-sponsored activities can be transported home on the activity bus Monday through Thursday. Daily route is determined by student drop off. The bus leaves at 3:40 p.m. from the bus circle. To ride the bus, students must sign up with the supervising teacher. There is NO activity bus on Friday or the day before a holiday. www.vp.k12.mo.us
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Equal Opportunity at Valley Park
The Valley Park School District (VPSD) is committed to equal opportunity for all individuals. For that reason, the district will not discriminate against individuals in employment practices and educational programs. School districts throughout the U.S. receive funds from the Federal Government in varying amounts. The government requires that the recipient abide by certain rules and regulations. Sex discrimination in federally assisted educational programs is prohibited by Title IX of the Education Program of 1972. The VPSD will not discriminate on the basis of sex in its programs, activities and employment practices. The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 states that no institution receiving federal funds can discriminate against handicapped persons. The VPSD does not discriminate against handicapped persons in its programs, activities and employment practices. Inquiries by persons concerning the protection against discrimination should be directed to: Dr. Tim Dilg Superintendent of Schools Valley Park School District One Main Street Valley Park, MO 63088 Phone: (636) 923-3695 The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 states that parents have the right to review educational records of their children. When a student reaches the age of 18, the rights become those of the student, with certain exceptions. A hearing may be requested by the parents to challenge the content of such records and parents must give written consent for the release of information from the record. School principals are responsible for maintaining the privacy and security of student records.
Safe Schools Hotline (314) 889-SAFE (7233)
St. Louis County in partnership with Valley Park School District provides the Safe Schools Hotline. This hotline is available 24 hours a day, 365 days per year, to anyone wishing to report any gang or drug activity, weapons, physical abuse, violence or any other type of potential problem that may affect our children while at school, home or play. The hotline provides an avenue for anyone with information about these types of activities to report them anonymously. The information is strictly confidential and will be shared with the appropriate school or police personnel.
Public Notice: Students with Disabilities Compliance
All responsible public agencies are required to locate, evaluate and identify children with disabilities who are under the jurisdiction of the agency regardless of the severity of the disability, including children attending private schools, highly mobile children such as migrant and homeless children and children who are suspected of having a disability and in need of special education even though they are advancing from grade to grade. The Special School District of St. Louis County in partnership with Component Districts assures that a Free, Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) is provided to all students with disabilities between the ages of 3 and 21 under its jurisdiction. Disabilities include: autism; deaf/blindness; emotional disorders; hearing impairment and deafness; mental retardation; multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment; other health impairments, specific learning disabilities, speech and language impairment, traumatic brain injury; visual impairment/blindness; and a young child with a developmental delay. The Special School District in partnership with the Component Districts assures that it will provide information and referral services necessary to assist the State in the implementation of early intervention services for infants and toddlers eligible for the Missouri’s First Steps Program. The Special School District in partnership with the Component Districts assures that personally identifiable information collected, used or maintained by the agency for the purposes of identification, evaluation, placement or provision of FAPE of children with disabilities may be inspected and/or reviewed by their parents/guardians. Parents/guardians may request amendment to the educational record if the parent/guardian believes the record is inaccurate/ misleading, or violates the privacy or other rights of their child. Parents have the right to file complaints with the U. S. Department of Education or the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education concerning alleged failures by the District to meet the requirements of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). The Special School District has developed a Local Compliance Plan for implementation of State regulations for Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). This plan contains the agency’s policies and procedures regarding storage, disclosure to third parties, retention and destruction of personally identifiable information and the agency’s assurances that services are provided in compliance with General Education Provision Act (GEPA). This Plan is available for public review during regular school hours on days school is in session in the office of the Superintendent of Schools. Local school districts in the State of Missouri are required to conduct an annual census of all children with disabilities or suspected disabilities from birth through age twenty-one (21) who reside in the District. This census must be compiled by December 1 each year. This information is treated as confidential and must include: name of child, parent/legal guardian’s name/ address; birth date and age of the child; the child’s disability and services provided to the child. This notice can be provided in native languages as appropriate.
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Legal Notice: Students’ Records
The Valley Park School District, pursuant to the U.S. General Education Provisions Act, declares (Board of Education Policy JO) the following as “Student Directory Information” (information contained in an education record of a student that generally would not be considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if disclosed), as provided in said act, that information relating to students may be made public, without first obtaining consent of a parent or eligible student, if said information is in any of the following categories: Students in kindergarten through high school: • student’s name; • parents’ names; • address; • telephone number; • e-mail address and the parents’ addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses; • date and place of birth; • grade level; • enrollment status (full-time or part-time); • participation in district-sponsored or districtrecognized activities and sports; • student identification # or user ID; • weight and height of members of athletic teams; • dates of attendance; • degrees, honors, awards received; • artwork or coursework displayed by the district; • school or school districts previously attended; and • photographs, video tapes, digital images and recorded sound, unless such records would be considered harmful or an invasion of privacy. This public notice is required by law before such information can be placed in the yearbook, student directories, or other student publications. “Student Directory Information” can be released in accordance to the Sunshine Law, unless parents request it not be released. By notifying the building principal, parents may indicate their desire that some or none of the above, listed information be released without their consent, provided that such notification is given to the district within thirty (30) days of this publication notice. The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 states that parents have the right to review educational records of their children. When a student reaches the age of eighteen (18), the rights become those of the student, with certain exceptions. A hearing may be requested by the parents to challenge the content of such records and parents must give written consent for the release of information from the record. School principals are responsible for maintaining the privacy and security of student records. Student health information shall be protected from unauthorized, illegal or inappropriate disclosure by adherence to the principles of confidentiality and privacy.
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FERPA Notice: Your Rights
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords to parents/guardians of students, and to students themselves who are over 18 years of age (“eligible student”), certain rights with respect to the student’s education records maintained by the Valley Park School District. These rights are outlined below: 1. The right to inspect and review the student’s education records within 45 days of the day the district receives a written request for access. Parents or eligible students should submit to the school principal a written request that identifies the record(s) they wish to inspect. The principal will make arrangements for access and notify the parent or eligible student of the time and place where the records may be inspected. 2. The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the parent or eligible student believes are inaccurate or misleading. Parents or eligible students may ask the district to amend a record they believe is inaccurate or misleading. They should write the Superintendent of Schools clearly identifying the part of the record they want changed and specify why it is inaccurate or misleading. If the district decides not to amend the record as requested by the parent or eligible student, the district will notify the parent or eligible student of the decision and advise them of their right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the parent or eligible student when notified of the right to a hearing. 3. The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent. One exception which permits disclosure without consent is disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official includes a person employed by the district as an administrator, supervisor, instructor, counselor, or support staff member (including health or medical staff and law enforcement unit personnel); a person serving on the district’s school board; a person or company with whom the district has contracted to perform a special task such as an attorney, auditor, medical consultant, or therapist; or a parent, student or other person serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an educational record in order to fulfill his or her responsibilities for the district. The Voluntary Interdistrict Choice Corporation (VICC) and its officers, employees and agents are also school officials with legitimate educational interests, because they act for and on behalf of the district with respect to transfer students and the transfer program, and because they seek to advance the interests of both. A transfer student’s attendance records and other educational records relevant to the student’s participation in the program or to the program itself may accordingly be disclosed to VICC without obtaining written consent from the parent/guardian or eligible student. Upon request, the district also discloses education records without consent to officials of a school district in which a student seeks or intends to enroll. 4. The right to file a complaint with the U. S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the district to comply with the requirement of FERPA. The name and address of the office that administers FERPA are: Family Policy Compliance Office, U. S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, S. W., Washington, D. C. 20202-4605. www.vp.k12.mo.us
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2019-2020 District Calendar FIRST SEMESTER Monday, August 12 First Day of School Monday, September 2 Labor Day - No School Friday, September 13 PD - Half Day Friday, October 11 HS & MS End First Quarter PD - Half Day October 14-17 VPSD Conference Week October 18 No School October 21 Fall Recess - No School November 8 PD - Half Day ES 1st Trimester Ends November 27-29 Thanksgiving Holiday December 6 PD - Half Day December 18-19 Early Dismissal for HS & MS December 20 All District Early Dismissal December 23-January 3 Semester Break - No School
NOTE: DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE Please check the district web site, www.vp.k12.mo.us, for the latest information on school activities or follow us on social media.
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SECOND SEMESTER January 6 January 7 January 17 January 20 February 7 February 10-13 February 14 February 17 February 21 March 13 March 16-20 April 10-13 April 24 May 8 May 15 May 25 May 28 May 29 June 1 June 2
Teacher Work Day - No School Students Return to School PD - Half Day MLK Day - No School PD - Half Day VPSD Conference Week Conference Break - No School Presidentsâ€™ Day - No School ES 2nd Trimester Ends PD - Half Day Spring Break - No School Spring Recess - No School PD - Half Day PD - Half Day High School Graduation Memorial Day - No School Early Dismissal for HS & MS Early Dismissal for HS & MS Last Day of School for Students All District Early Dismissal Records Day