2020-2021 Up-To-Date News

2020-2021 Up-To-Date News

School Based Health Center Opens March 15, 2021

The Vermilion Local Schools in partnership with the Erie County Health Department/Erie County Community Health Center are pleased to announce the opening of the Vermilion Local Schools School Based Health Center beginning Monday, March 15, 2021.

The School Based Health Center serves as the center of health in the schools where they are based and provides the following services: primary medical care, mental/behavioral health care, dental/oral health care, health education and promotion and more.

Students and their families rely on school-based health centers to meet their needs for a full range of age-appropriate health care services. The School Based Health Center serves as a medical home for individuals and also communicates with an individual's primary care practitioner if one is established.  Individuals can be seen and treated in a school based health center for health concerns similar to those seen in a family physician's office.  This onsite Health Center provides access to high quality and convenient healthcare services for students and school personnel while providing parents with an avenue to access healthcare for their child.

Students are seen with parental consent. Parents may attend the appointment with their child if desired. If a parent chooses not to be present for an appointment, the Health Center staff will contact the parent following the appointment to discuss the visit and recommendations.  If a medication is prescribed, the parent will be notified and the prescription will be sent to the parent's selected pharmacy.

Charges for the Health Center appointment are submitted to all insurance plans and Medicaid. Individuals without insurance may qualify for a sliding fee scale and will be assisted with that process by Health Center staff.  There is a nominal fee for individuals who are uninsured.  No individual will be turned away for inability to pay.

The School Based Health Center is located on the northwest side of Vermilion High School. The hours for walk-in appointments in the Health Center are Mondays and Wednesdays, 7:30am-4pm.  Specific appointment times may also be scheduled for a health Center visit by calling 419-626-5623, Ext. 5174. The direct phone number for the School Based Health Center is 440-963-9213. Please feel free to leave a message if it is after hours or the staff is with patients. 

Calamity Day Scheduled for March 22, 2021

February 18, 2021

School teachers and staff from all school districts in Erie County will be offered the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine on Saturday, February 27, and Sunday, February 28. The vaccines will be administered at a clinic hosted by the Erie County Department of Health, and the more 1,600 school district employees will be scheduled in waves to receive the vaccine throughout the two days.  After receiving their vaccines, the school employees will then be given an appointment card for their second doses. The second doses are scheduled to be administered on Saturday, March 20, and Sunday, March 21.

Due to reports of short, but severe illness among people who receive the second doses, and a concern of staffing shortages on Monday, March 22, the superintendents of all Erie County schools have agreed to schedule a calamity day for that day. 

All in-person and remote classes for Monday, March 22, will be canceled and Erie County schools will be closed.

The decision to schedule the calamity day was made after the superintendents of Erie County school districts met on Wednesday with Mr. Pete Schade, health commissioner for the Erie County Health Department.

Please refer any questions to the individual school districts or to the Erie County Board of Health.  
Erie County Board of Health     Contact Peter Schade  419-626-5623
Vermilion Local Schools     Contact Philip Pempin, Superintendent  440-204-1700, ext. 124
EHOVE Caree Center   Contact Chris McCully, Superintendent    419-499-5244

School Districts participating in this agreement are: 
Edison Local Schools
EHOVE Career Center
Huron City Schools
Margaretta Local Schools
Perkins Local Schools
North Point Educational Service Center 
Sandusky Central Catholic Schools
Sandusky City Schools
Vermilion Local Schools

Meal Pickup Program for Virtual Learners

Virtual Students Eligible for Food Pickup

Free breakfast and lunch will be available to all students returning to school  beginning Tuesday, January 19, 2021.   Lunch options are published on the lunch menu for each building.  Menus are posted on the school page of this website.  Extra items will be available at an additional charge on a limited basis.  Students who wish to purchase extra food or drink items MUST have money in their PaySchools account.  Cash payments and charges will not be permitted.  

Students who are not returning to school, or children ages 1 to 18 who are not enrolled in school, are eligible to receive food through the Virtual Learning Meal Pickup Program.  

Food bags will be distributed each Wednesday that school is in session, beginning January 20, 2021 and continuing through May 26, 2021.  There will be no distribution during spring break (Wednesday, March 31, 2021).  

Parents who wish to participate in this program should click the link below and complete the registration form.   

Health Resources Available During School Closure

School nurses will be in the school buildings during remote learning.  Parents to call to ask questions or request other resources.  Nurses will be available, by appointment only, to do Hearing and Vision screenings for students.  To contact your child's school nurse:
VES - Daniella Stanis, 440-204-1703, ext. 646
          8:30 AM to 3:00PM Monday through Friday
SMS- Selina King, 440-204-1702, ext. 567
          7:00 AM to 2:30 PM Monday through Friday
VHS - Jody Barco 440-204-1701, ext. 367
          7:30 AM to 3:00 PM


School Based Health Center at Vermilion High School Providing:

Family Practice/Primary Care,  Pediatrics/Well Child Visits,  Immunizations / Flu shots

Sports / Work / School Physicals,  Mental Health Services

Walk-in Appointments

Mondays and Wednesdays 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Contact the health center at  440-963-9213

To schedule an appointment call  419-626-5623, Ext. 174

2020-2021 School Bus Routes Announced

Click on the documents below to find the bus number, stop and pick up time for your child.  Students should go to the bus stop nearest their home residence.  If your child will be picked up or dropped off at a location other than your home, please completed the bus change form linked below. 

Request For Bus Change form.pdf  This form can also be found on the Parent page of this website. 

Please complete the Transportation Form

Parents and caregivers:   We are asking for your assistance as we plan transportation, while providing a safe atmosphere on the bus, and maintaining social distancing requirements.  

Please complete the form  HERE  to let us know how your child will be transported to school.  

Transportation will only be available for students who qualify under current policy.  Students will be required to wear a face mask while riding the bus, Students coming to the bus without a mask will not be permitted to board the bus.

Digital Academy - Sample School Day

The slides linked below outline what a typical day will look like for those who choose the Digital Academy option.  We hope that this helps parents as they continue to discuss and decide on the best option for their family.  

Digital Academy Guidelines

Due to the extraordinary circumstances presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Vermilion Local School District (VLSD) is committed to providing an alternative, remote learning option for families who feel the most effective and safe learning environment for their student is at home.


The goal of The VLSD Digital Academy is to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully progress through the general education curriculum, and to meet the State of Ohio and VLSD graduation requirements, by providing a rigorous course of study aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

In order for you to make an informed decision as to whether enrollment in the 2020 - 2021 VLSD Digital Academy (hereafter referred to as The Academy) is the most effective learning option for your child(), please thoughtfully consider The Academy’s expectations for teachers, parents, and students.

A complete overview of the Ditigal Academy expectations is available at this link:   https://filecabinet5.eschoolview.com/FA43FACE-6722-4AE0-A9DF-5BF5B7DA2814/DIGITALACADEMYGUIDELINES.pdf 

Parents can choose this option by completing the form available at this link:   https://forms.gle/DsYcjpkfrSw52Gxt9

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