• Protect and Respect Health & Safety

    In order to do as much as possible to provide a safe and healthy learning and working environment for our students and staff, VVSD schools have instituted a number of protocols.  Some of which will be in place beginning immediately and others ready for when we return to in person schooling.  Among the most visible will be the requirement that all persons over the age of two years will be required to wear a facial covering.  Students and staff will also notice additional signage placed in every building with directions to assist in maintaining social distance when people are moving within the building and reminders of tasks everyone can do in order to halt the spread of COVID-19.

    Maintaining the cleanliness of our buildings has always been a priority in VVSD and additional steps are being taken to ensure a clean learning and working environment.  Additional sanitization supplies will be placed in all classrooms and modular plexiglass barriers will be placed in certain areas, i.e. office spaces or certain specialized programs or service delivery.   VVSD is also hiring additional porters to assist in cleaning the building throughout the day when students are able to be present. The VVSD Operations staff has also increased the amount of fresh, outside air being drawn into the schools by the heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems at each school along with more frequent changes of the filters in our Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems.

    These key points include: 

    • Self-Certification Screening Process conducted by families each day
    • Implement Safety Measures & Protocols 
      • Masks - 1 Cloth and 1 Face Shield for additional protective measures provided to building staff and students.  Back-Up Disposable Masks  for Transportation & In Buildings
      • Signage - Social Distancing, Hygiene, Mask Wearing, Directionality, Symptoms
      • Modular Plexiglass Barriers 
      • Other PPE - gloves, gowns (stock for health office)
    • Health Protocols for reporting, office visits (ill and well spaces)
    • District Provided Sanitization Supplies in Every Classroom 
    • Building & Transportation Cleaning on a Daily Basis
    • HVAC- increasing fresh air intakes and filter changes
    • Reduced Student Traffic, Visitor Protocols
  • Cleaning & Disinfecting

  • Face Coverings

  • Hand Hygiene

  • Health Protocols

  • Safety Drills

  • Self- Certification & Symptom Screenings

  • Social Distancing

  • Visitor Health & Safety Practices