News and Announcements

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    Grades K-5 R.I.S.E. Summer Academic Enrichment Program

    Monday, April 19, 2021

    Good afternoon,

    Please see the attached flyer for our Grades K-5 R.I.S.E. Summer Academic Enrichment Program. Within this flyer is a link to register by May 20, 2021. This date will be a final one due to our planning needs.

    Many thanks and enjoy the rest of your day and week ahead.

    Ed Grande

    Superintendent of Schools

    Clark Public School District
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    COVID-19 District Update Week Ending 04-16-21

    Friday, April 16, 2021

    Good afternoon,

    Please see the attached letter that gives the COVID-19 District Update for this past week.

    As always, thank you and enjoy the weekend ahead.

    Ed Grande

    Superintendent of Schools

    Clark Public School District
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    Recording of 04-15-21 BOE Public Meeting

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vKCA3l-pngzxgaIupXhTRu-pKkpQtnG_/view?usp=sharing

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    04-12-21 COVID-19 Reminders

    Monday, April 12, 2021

    Good afternoon,

    It was great seeing our students and staff members upon their return from spring break today. Please see attached for some COVID-19 friendly reminders.

    As always, many thanks.

    Ed Grande

    Superintendent of Schools

    Clark Public School District
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    Updates for Fully Vaccinated & Recently Recovered Persons

    Wednesday, April 7, 2021

    Good morning,

    Hope you enjoyed the holiday and that the break is going well for your family. Please see the attached letter that gives updates re: travel quarantines for fully vaccinated and recently recovered persons.

    Many thanks.

    Ed Grande

    Superintendent of Schools

    Clark Public School District
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    Crusader Football 2021 Celebration

    Watch Live 3/31/21

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    Quarantine Information (Updated 03-26-21)

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    Pride Newsletter--March 2021

    Wednesday, March 24, 2021

    Good afternoon,

    A digital copy of the March 2021 Pride district newsletter can be found by going to www.clarkschools.org and then looking under "Pride Newsletter" towards the mid-bottom of the page. This digital copy is also attached below. Much appreciation goes to those students and staff members who are either featured or made a submission. A very special thanks goes to ALJ English Teacher and Pride Advisor Katrina Poskay for all of her good, hard work in compiling this newsletter.

    Many thanks.

    Ed Grande

    Superintendent of Schools

    Clark Public School District
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    SY 21-22 Calendar

    Tuesday, March 9, 2021

    Good morning,

    Please see attached for next school year's calendar that was approved at last evening's Board of Education meeting. This calendar is also posted on the district website (www.clarkschools.org) under the "More" tab towards the top.

    Thanks and enjoy the rest of the day ahead.

    Ed Grande

    Superintendent of Schools

    Clark Public School District
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    Info. From the Health Officer

    March 2, 2021

    Good Morning:

    Can we please get this out asap through as many venues as possible.

    The New Jersey State Department of Health has established a dedicated call center line for seniors 75 years and older to assist in registering, scheduling and re-scheduling the COVID-19 vaccine.

    The call number is 856-249-7007.

    Thank you

    Nancy Raymond, MPH, Health Officer, CMR
    Township of Clark Health Department
    430 Westfield Ave. room 18
    Clark, NJ 07066
    W: 732-428-8405
    Fax: 732-388-2490
    Cell/Text: 732-259-6137

    Clark Public School District
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    Four-Hour, In-Person Student Day

    Friday, February 26, 2021

    Good afternoon,

    Please see the attached letter re: our upcoming move to a four-hour, in-person student day.

    Thanks and enjoy the weekend ahead.

    Ed Grande

    Superintendent of Schools

    Clark Public School District
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    LinkIt! Scores Interpretation Guide

    Tuesday, February 9, 2021

    Good morning,

    Please see the attached interpretation guide for the LinkIt! scores.

    Many thanks.

    Ed

    Clark Public School District
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    Kindergarten Registration 2021

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    LinkIt! Scores

    Monday, February 8, 2021

    Good morning,

    Please see the attached letter re: the LinkIt! scores now being within Genesis.

    Thanks and enjoy the day ahead.

    Ed Grande

    Superintendent of Schools

    Clark Public School District
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    Call for Substitute Teachers

    Tuesday, January 26, 2021
     
    Good afternoon,
     
    If you or someone that you know is interested in becoming a substitute teacher for the Clark Public Schools, please visit our district website (www.clarkschools.org) and then follow the below steps to apply online:
     
    "Departments" tab towards the top right of the page
    "Human Resources" sub-tab and then "Employment Opportunities"
    Under "Categories" in the left margin, kindly select "Substitute" and then scroll down to find "Substitute Teacher - 2020-2021 School Year." This is where you will apply.
     
    Please know that you will need:
    1. A County substitute teacher certificate or a completed County substitute teacher application that requires an official college transcript showing the completion of at least 60 college credits
    2. TB/Mantoux test result
    3. Criminal history background check (i.e., fingerprints for public school employment)
     
    Submitting all three of the above together will expedite the process.
     
    If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Felicia Basso by email at fbasso@clarkschools.org.
     
    Thank you and enjoy the rest of the day ahead.
     
    Ed Grande
    Superintendent of Schools
    Clark Public School District
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    Cyber Awareness for Parents and Caregivers of School Age Children

    Friday, December 18, 2020

    Good afternoon,

    Please see the below Public Service Announcement from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, with contributions from the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.

    Thanks and enjoy the weekend ahead.

    Ed Grande

    Superintendent of Schools

    Clark Public School District
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    Inclement Weather Plan & COVID-19 District Update 12-14-20

    Monday, December 14, 2020
     
    Good afternoon,
     
    As we head into winter weather, below is the plan for inclement weather days.  As always, this plan could adjust itself as we move forward and things evolve.
     
    Full snow days as usual with no remote learning
    Early dismissal days: All students full remote during the a.m. session
    Delayed opening days: All students full remote during the p.m. session
     
    On another note, please see the attached letter regarding today's COVID-19 District update.
     
    Hope this information is helpful.  Have a great rest of your week.
     
    Ed Grande
    Superintendent of Schools
    Clark Public School District
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    SY 2020-21 Governor's Educators of the Year

    Friday, December 11, 2020

    Good afternoon,

    Please see below for a listing of this school year's Governor's Educators of the Year for each of our schools. These recipients are deserving of many congratulations and a very special thanks for all that they do for our students and schools.

    Enjoy the weekend ahead.

    Ed Grande

    Superintendent of Schools

    Clark Public School District
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    Legalization of Marijuana

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    ALJ Crusaders vs Hillside Comets

    Watch Live

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    Revised School Calendar

    Please see below for the revised school calendar that was approved at last evening's Board of Education meeting. Below is a list of the changes moving ahead.

    Tuesday, November 3: Schools Closed -- Election Day
    Friday, February 12: Students in Session
    Friday, June 18: Full Session for Students
    Wednesday, June 23: Early Dismissal for Students (Last Day for Students and Staff)

    As an additional update, Monday, November 2 and Wednesday, November 4 will be remote learning days for all students. Our students will all follow our reopening of schools a.m. schedule as they did on our Back-to-School Nights. Further details will be forthcoming from the individual schools.

    As always, thank you for your flexibility.

    Clark Public School District
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    Arrival/Dismissal Times and ALJ/CHK Bell Schedules SY 20-21

    Clark Public School District
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    Face Masks and Crossing Guards' Schedule

    Wednesday, August 26, 2020

    Good afternoon,
     
    Due to recent research that has come out regarding gaiters, we are going to err on the side of caution and require all students to wear face masks from home while in school. Below is a link to the CDC guidelines regarding face masks. It is being recommended that students select and begin wearing comfortable masks over the course of these next two weeks in preparation for their return to school.
     
     
    On another note, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Clark Police Department has made adjustments to the crossing guards' schedule at designated areas around town. This adjustment to the crossing guards' schedule will allow the guards to safely guide your children to their designated locations during the mornings, mid-days, and afternoons. The schedule for all guards is as follows: 7:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m., 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and 2:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
     
    Thank you for your anticipated cooperation with these new changes, and enjoy the rest of your day.
     
    Ed Grande
    Superintendent of Schools
    Clark Public School District
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    School Lunches and Phone Issues

    Friday, August 21, 2020
     
    Good morning,
     
    If you would like your child to receive school lunches this upcoming year, please reply to the survey at the below link by this upcoming Wednesday (August 26) at noon. You only need to reply if you are interested in your child receiving a daily lunch. A separate survey form for each of your children will be required. Lunch for those students in our free/reduced lunch program will continue to be at no cost. All other lunches will be at the daily, by-school cost as identified in the survey. Regardless of being in the free/reduced program or making payment, this survey must be completed if lunch through the school is desired. You must commit to wanting lunch for your child each school day as lunches will be delivered to our students' homes for the given week each Monday. With the exception of our special needs students in our full-day self-contained classes, all students will be eating lunch at home this coming school year as opposed to while in school as a result of our a.m./p.m. schedule being in place.
     
     
    On another note regarding the issue with incoming calls to our schools, we have reached out to our phone service provider who has determined that the issue lies with Verizon Wireless. Although we have reached out to Verizon Wireless to address the problem, we have not received any updates from them so far. In the meantime, please send an email if you are unable to reach one of our schools by phone so that we can address your concern.
     
    As always, thank you. Enjoy the weekend ahead.
     
    Ed Grande
    Superintendent of Schools
    Clark Public School District
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    Updates

    Tuesday, August 18, 2020

    Good afternoon,

    We will be adjusting the school calendar so that Tuesday, September 1 through Friday, September 4 will be four staff professional development days. Students will now begin after Labor Day on Tuesday, September 8. The additional calendar adjustments that need to be made to accommodate for this change will be forthcoming.

    Our Back-to-School Nights will remain as early dismissal days as per the original school calendar. There will be no a.m. and p.m. sessions on these days as all students will remotely be following the early dismissal schedules for their given schools. As a reminder, those dates are given below:

    VRS: Monday, September 14
    ALJ: Tuesday, September 15
    FKH: Wednesday, September 16
    CHK: Thursday, September 17
    CPA: Monday, September 21

    Below is a link to the most updated version of our Reopening Plan (additions highlighted in yellow). We recently received notification from the County Office that our plan meets all of the required elements.

    https://tinyurl.com/y6tb9cjq

    Hope this information is helpful. Enjoy the rest of the day ahead.

    Ed Grande

    Superintendent of Schools

    Clark Public School District
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    In-Person vs. Full Remote Selection

    Tuesday, August 11, 2020

    Good afternoon,

    Within the Genesis Student Information System is a form for you to complete regarding the selection of in-person versus full remote instruction for your child for the upcoming school year. A separate form needs to be completed for each of your children by no later than next Monday (the 17th) at noon.

    Once you are within Genesis, the form will simply "pop up" so to speak. Below is a letter explaining how to gain access to Genesis if you are new to our district.

    Please know that the move from full remote to in-person instruction can only be made as of the following dates: November 16, February 1, and April 12. In this case, the principal must be made aware in writing at least ten school days prior to the given date.

    Going in the opposite direction, students can move from in-person to full remote instruction AT ANY TIME. There will be no required amount of notice time, but the principal must still be made aware in writing. However, once the move to full remote is made, the dates and notice time/procedure given above must be adhered to.

    Again, these response forms are to be submitted by no later than Monday, August 17 at noon. Please be certain to complete this form by this time as the associated information is of key importance to our next steps.

    As always, many thanks for your cooperation. Your partnership with our schools, especially during such a most unusual time as now, is greatly appreciated. Enjoy the rest of your day.

    Ed Grande

    Superintendent of Schools

    Clark Public School District
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    Full Remote Learning Option Plan

    Friday, August 7, 2020

    Good morning,

    Please see below for our Full Remote Learning Option Plan. Items seven and eight within this plan describe how a student can enter and exit from this option during the course of the school year. Now that this option has been released, our plan is to make a more binding commitment form (to either in-person or full remote) available through the Genesis Student Information System by the end of the day next Tuesday (the 11th). Responses will be due back no later than the following Monday (the 17th) at noon. Kindly note the critical importance of submitting this form in terms of our needed next steps.

    As always, thank you for your cooperation. I hope you enjoy a relaxing, pleasant weekend ahead.

    Ed Grande

    Superintendent of Schools

    Clark Public School District
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    This Week's Updates

    Wednesday, August 5, 2020

    Good morning Clark Schools Parents and Guardians,

    Each individual school will be sending the assignment of students to the a.m. and p.m. sessions today along with the "bell" schedules. As a reminder, the only case for which a switch from the a.m. to p.m. session or vice versa will be made is if two children from the same family are assigned to different sessions. If this situation applies to you, kindly reach out to the building principal.

    Please know that we plan to release our full remote learning option plan this Friday and then a more binding commitment form regarding the selection of in-person versus full remote through the Genesis Student Information System next week.

    Hope this information is helpful. Enjoy the rest of the day ahead.

    Ed Grande

    Superintendent of Schools

    Clark Public School District
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    Reopening of Schools Plan FAQ

    Wednesday, July 29, 2020

    Good morning,

    Below is a link to a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page that was prepared in response to the questions that were received since our Reopening of Schools Plan was released yesterday. Please visit this page on an ongoing basis as information will be added moving forward. New questions and answers will be embedded towards the bottom of the page. Due to the volume of emails that we are receiving, this document will be our response. Thank you for sending those messages as they are beyond helpful.

    https://tinyurl.com/y3fcd9df

    On another note, please know that your responses to the child return to school input form are not binding at this point in time as we are still planning for our full remote option in light of the recently released State guidelines for that option. We are asking for those input forms to be submitted no later than this coming Monday (August 3) at noon.

    As always, many thanks for your partnership. Enjoy the rest of your day.

    Ed Grande

    Superintendent of Schools

    Clark Public School District
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    Reopening of Schools Plan

    Tuesday, July 28, 2020

    Good morning Clark Schools Parents/Guardians,

    Hope your summer has been enjoyable thus far. Below is our plan for the reopening of schools in September. Towards the end of the plan is a link to an input form regarding your intent to have your child(ren) return to the physical building(s) given your knowledge of this plan. This link is also provided below. In order for us to have the best information accessible for our next steps, please be certain to respond no later than next Monday (August 3) at noon. Kindly only submit one response per family.

    https://forms.gle/bMNfH5uss7efZyxx9

    As always, thank you for your cooperation. Enjoy the rest of the week ahead.

    Ed Grande

    Superintendent of Schools

    Clark Public School District
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    Reopening of Schools

    Friday, July 10, 2020

    Good afternoon,

    Hope your summer is going well. As you are most likely aware, Governor Murphy and the Department of Education, on June 26, released guidelines regarding the physical reopening of schools in September. We, as a school district, in conjunction with input from such groups as our Parent Teacher Associations (PTAs) and Faculty Councils, are in the process of developing a plan and policies for this reopening. This process will continue over the next few weeks with the goal of communicating the plan to our various stakeholders during the first week of August. In the meantime, please email reopening@clarkschools.org with any input that you might want to share regarding our reopening.

    Your patience and understanding, as always, are greatly appreciated. Enjoy the weekend ahead.

    Ed Grande

    Superintendent of Schools

    Clark Public School District
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    BOE Online Meeting Recording

    Attached you may listen to the Boe Meeting from today's Google Meet.

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    We Are Crusader Strong Video

    Wednesday, April 8, 2020
     
    Good afternoon,
     
    Thank you for your support in keeping our Crusader community together and positive during this challenging time. Below is a link to a We Are Crusader Strong video. Many thanks goes to those of you who are featured in the video. A very special thanks goes to ALJ Mathematics Teacher and Head Football/Assistant Track Coach Anthony DelConte for leading this endeavor. As Mr. DelConte said, we are sure to overcome this challenge as we are Crusader Strong!
     
     
    Hope you enjoy.

    Ed Grande
    Superintendent of Schools
    Clark Public School District
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    Technology Helpdesk and Frequently Asked Questions

    Thursday, March 26, 2020
     
    Good afternoon,
     
     
    The below link will take you to our remote learning technology page. Within that page you will find a sub-link to our virtual helpdesk along with the answers to some frequently asked questions regarding the technology needed for remote learning. This page will be updated as we move forward and learn more. When submitting a request through the helpdesk, please include the required information that is listed on the page as this information will allow our technology team to most quickly meet your needs. Due to the possible volume of requests, kindly trust that your request will be addressed as soon as possible. All technology-related requests should go through the helpdesk for the reason of consistency across the district. Such an approach will allow us to most efficiently meet everyone's needs.
     
     
     
    As always, thank you for your cooperation. Have a good evening.
     
     
    Ed Grande
    Superintendent of Schools
    Clark Public School District
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    Skull Breaker Challlenge

    Good afternoon,

     
    Please see the below link to an article regarding a very dangerous trend known as the "Skull Breaker Challenge" that is occurring through the social media app TikTok.  While we have yet to hear of our students participating in such behavior, we wanted to give you a heads-up so that you could talk to them about the associated dangers.
     
     
    As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to your child's school counselor.
     
    Many thanks and enjoy the weekend ahead.
     
    Ed Grande
    Clark Public School District
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    Security Reminder

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    Momo Challenge

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  • BOE Meeting, May 4th, 2020

    The BOE meeting for May 4th, 2020 has a time and location change.  Please see attached for details.

    Clark Public School District
  • Registration and Redistricting

    Please note: All incoming grade K students will follow the after redistricting map.

    All new students in grades one to five will be assigned to FKH or VRS based on the enrollment counts at the time of registration.

    Clark Public School District
  • Water Testing Update and Reports

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  • Parent Contact Info. in Genesis

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  • Genesis Password Solution

     
    There was a programming issue on Genesis's end of the software with the large number of preset passwords.  They did not anticipate this problem prior to our actual implementation.  Please check your email account that you have on file with the school as a new temporary password will be sent there.
     
    If you have any further issues moving ahead, kindly reach out to our Genesis help desk (genesis@clarkschools.org).  Many thanks for your understanding and patience.
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  • Genesis Student Information System

    Our district has recently upgraded its student data management system by implementing the Genesis software interface.  This program is a versatile one that should greatly enhance communication between our school district and families by, for example, being inclusive of an updated Parent Portal.  In order to begin the process of registering with the program, please go to https://parents.genesisedu.com/clark.  In order to log into the system, use the email address where your child(ren)’s report cards have previously been sent as your username.  If you are new to our district, use the email address(es) that you provided on the registration paperwork.  Your temporary password for the system should have been sent to that address.  Kindly know that you will be able to change your password and other information, including your email address(es), after you initially log in.  A Genesis user guide will also be sent to the email account attached to your login information as well.  This year we will again be using email as the primary mode of sending written communication home throughout our district.  As a result, please make certain that your email address(es) is/are kept current and updated within the Genesis system.   

    Kindly note that it is recommended that parents/guardians do not share their login information with their children.  Students in grades five to twelve will have accounts of their own to access their records, schedules, and other information.  They too can access their Genesis accounts by visiting the same link that was provided above but by entering the six-digit student identification numbers connected to their school email accounts as their usernames.  They should enter the temporary passwords sent to these school email accounts.

    This new system is ready for you to access beginning today (Thursday, August 16)Please pay careful attention to any messages that are posted when you log in each time as important information will be displayed.  If you or your children have any questions or trouble logging in, reach out to our district Genesis help desk at genesis@clarkschools.org.  In addition, visit our district website at www.clarkschools.org and, under the “More” tab towards the top right of that page, you will find a “Genesis Student Information System” sub-tab.  This sub-tab currently houses a copy of the Parent User Guide, and additional resources will be added there as they become needed.

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  • Health and Wellness Resources

    These resources can be found under the "More" tab on the top of this page.  Additional resources will be added as they become available.

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  • Clark Historical Archives

    http://www.digifind-it.com/clark/home.php

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District Calendar

  • VRS Earth Day/ Bring your Child to Work Day

    District Instructional Calendar
  • District-Wide Event - Parent University

    District Instructional Calendar
  • Board of Education Meeting

    Meeting will open at 5:30 p.m. and immediately go into Executive Session.  Public Sessions will begin at 7:00 p.m.

    District Instructional Calendar
  • Kumpf NJHS Induction Ceremony

    6:30 p.m. 

    District Instructional Calendar
  • Kumpf Sixth Grade Orientation (Remote)

    7:00 p.m. 

    District Instructional Calendar
  • VRS PTA Meeting

    District Instructional Calendar
  • Kumpf Incoming Sixth Students Remote Program - 1:30 p.m.

    Ktv and Peer leaders program with current fifth graders (remote)

    District Instructional Calendar
  • VRS Family Fun Night

    District Instructional Calendar
  • Schools Closed - Memorial Day

    Schools Closed - Memorial Day

    District Instructional Calendar
  • Donna Kircher's Commeration

    at FKH

    District Instructional Calendar
  • Kumpf Spring Concert

    7 p.m. at ALJ 

    District Instructional Calendar
  • VRS Field Day

    District Instructional Calendar
  • Board of Education Meeting

    Meeting will open at 5:30 p.m. and immediately go into Executive Session.  Public Sessions will begin at 7:00 p.m.

    District Instructional Calendar
  • Schools Closed - Primary Election Day

    Schools Closed - Primary Election Day

    District Instructional Calendar
  • VRS Spring Concert -Evening at ALJ Auditorium

    District Instructional Calendar
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