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Announcements

Status of Planning - Moving K - 5 to Four Days/Week In-Person Instruction
The Vestal Central School District will have its first planning meeting to analyze data from the Elementary Parent Questionnaire on March 3. District personnel will look at these survey results as the first step in the formulation of a plan to move to four days/week in-person instruction for elementary students. We will continue to provide updates here and on Facebook going forward...  Vestal Middle and High Schools will be sending out a similar survey to their families at a later date.

Updated Transportation Plan for March 2 - 5, 2021
Changes have been made to this week's school transportation plan. See the news article in the next column for more information. If you are new to the District with students in Vestal Middle/High Schools and do not know which Elementary-School region in which you live, you can access our Street Finder Tool for assistance. If you have any other questions, please contact your student's school.

District Procedure for 2020-21 Inclement Weather Days
For the 2020-21 school year, Vestal CSD will handle inclement weather (snow) days as they have been handled in prior years. Unless otherwise indicated, an inclement weather incident that would impact in-person student instruction and results in a school closure by the Superintendent will continue to be considered a non-attendance day, and there would be no student instruction.

In the event that the District has used all available school closing days, this procedure may be reconsidered.

USDS extends Free Breakfast & Lunch meals to all students until the end of the school year
For complete information, please see the letter from our Rock On Cafe School Nutrition Services program. You will still need to fill out the Free & Reduced lunch application, which can be found by clicking the Rock on Cafe logo under our Find It Fast section on the bottom of this web page. Once on the Rock on Cafe web page, click Free & Reduced Information, and look on the right of the page for a link to the application.

If you have any questions, please contact Erin Polovchak, Vestal Food Service Supervisor, at 757-2201.

School Reopening Information
Visit our Reopening School web page for more information on the District's Reopening School process, as well as information on our Reopening Plan, planning committees, Remote Learning, Testing and Contact Tracing plans.
 

 

District News

Vestal CSD Pandemic Response Plan Open for Comment
Vestal Central School District's Pandemic Response Plan is available for public comment until March 19, 2021. 
Vaccine Status from Broome County Health Department
The District has received this statement on vaccine status from the Broome County Health Department and wanted to share this update.
All Vestal Students Can Receive Free Breakfast and Lunch Meals
All Breakfast and Lunch will be free for all students both in school and while learning at home. We will still need families to fill out the application for Free and Reduced Meals. Click the "MORE" link for more information and to access the Free and Reduced Meal application. Update! This program has been extended to the end of the 2020-21 school year by the USDA.
Openings available in Universal Pre-Kindergarten program
Applications are still being accepted for Vestal CSD's Universal Pre-Kindergarten program, and seats are still available for the 2020-21 school year.
New York State of Health - Special Enrollment for Health Insurance Coverage
With the closure of many businesses across the state, many New Yorkers are at risk of losing their health insurance coverage as a result of COVID-19. Many are likely to be eligible for health insurance with financial assistance through New York State of Health due to loss of coverage/income, and a special enrollment period for people who are uninsured was opened last month.
Childcare Availability in Broome County
Please see a list of child care sites with availability in Broome County. Per New York State requirements, this listing will be updated as information is received from Broome County. In addition, there is a link to a parent need survey, and the results are shared with the Office of Family & Child Services.
Vestal's Universal Pre-Kindergarten Program is accepting applications for the 2021-22 School Year
Vestal Central School District is accepting applications for eligible students to enroll in the District's Universal Pre-Kindergarten Program for 2021-22.

Upcoming Events

Mar
9
Mar
14

Daylight Savings Time begins

Full Day
Spring Ahead 1 Hr.
Mar
16
Mar
17

District Council Meeting

7:00 PM
Virtual
Mar
23
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