2020-2021 Back to School Information

2020-2021 Back to School Information

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Virtual Students Eligible for Food Pickup

Free breakfast and lunch will be available to all students returning to school beginning Wednesday, October 21.   All students will receive the lunch published on the menu for each building.  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.  Charges will not be permitted.  

Students who are not returning to school may continue to receive food through the Meal Pickup Program.  Parents who wish to received bagged meals should click the link below to complete the registration form.  

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.

Register for Virtual Only Instruction Here

Please complete the form linked below to let us know that your child(ren) will continue to take advantage of virtual-only instruction through the end of first semester (January 14, 2021).  

Virtual Town Hall Wed, September 30, 2020

VLSD held an important Town Hall Meeting tomorrow, Wednesday, September 30th regarding the re-opening of Vermilion Schools in accordance with the Erie County Health Department.

To view the slideshow presentation only:  CLICK HERE

A copy of the full press release can be found here:  VLSD Press Release 9-29-2020.pdf

Erie County Health Department Updates

Click below for the most recent COVID-19 guidance from Erie County Health Department. 

Virtual Town Hall Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Join Superintendent Philip Pempin and District Administrators for a Virtual Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday, September 23, 2020.

YouTube Live Stream-

Virtual Town Hall Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Please join Superintendent Pempin and Building Administrator for a Zoom Session on Wednesday, September 9th at 6:30 pm.
This session will give Parents and Guardians a chance to ask questions after the first two days of off-site learning.

YouTube Livestream URL: https://youtu.be/w9KiAWbILVw

Back-to-School Plan Town Hall #2

Programming Details to be Presented by Supt. Pempin

Details about the back-to-school plan were shared by Superintendent Philip Pempin on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at 12:00 Noon and at 6:30 PM.   Click on the link below to view the full presentation in PDF format.  Links to the recorded meetings on YouTube are also available. 

Links to the recorded presentations: 
Virtual Town Hall Meeting, Aug 25, 2020, 12:00 PM
YouTube Livestream - https://youtu.be/J4vgHzeak3U

In School Start Delayed for Nine Weeks

Following the guidance and recommendations issued today by the Erie County Health Department, we are announcing that Vermilion Local Schools will offer online instruction only for all students beginning Tuesday, September 8, through the end of the first nine weeks. Following the OHSAA guidelines and recommendations, sports will continue, as will other activities, with strict adherence to all safety precautions. More documentation will be shared beginning tomorrow.
More information was presented at the Vermilion Board of Education meeting on August 10, 2020.  View the full Board meeting here:  https://youtu.be/pa5MRYFDTNY

The full announcement from the Erie County Department of Health can be found here:   ECHD Press Release 8-5-2020 

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

Back-to-School Plan Town Hall Meetings

Superintendent Philip Pempin led two (2) Virtual Town Hall sessions on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 in which he shared important details about the back-to-school plan.  The full presentation can be seen on YouTube or click on the PDF of the presentation below.    
On YouTube 10 AM: https://youtu.be/nqpe5OSBdHM 
On YouTube 6:30 PM: https://youtu.be/VQCIQq2q8Hw 

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