2020-2021 Up-To-Date News

2020-2021 Up-To-Date News

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

Learning Options for Second Semester

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

VLSD Returns to Virtual Only 11-30-2020

On Wednesday, November 18 Superintendent Philip Pempin announced that all schools will return to virtual instruction beginning November 30, 2020 through January 19, 2021.  The decision was made due to the lack of qualified substitutes to fill staff vacancies, and the increase in COVID-19 cases in Lorain and Erie Counties.  Staffing challenges are impacting school buildings as well as the transportation department.  
Listed below are the reports Vermilion Schools have received documenting students and staff members who tested positive, or were exposed to a positive case of the COVID-19 virus.  All positive test results were reported to the Erie County Health Department, and that agency has taken charge of contact tracing and informing individuals who may have been exposed.  
  • The district has identified 15 positive COVID-19 cases involving students or staff members since October 19, 2020.  
  • Additional students were placed in quarantine by the Erie County Health Department as a precaution.
Questions regarding the district’s response to COVID-19 can be sent to Superintendent Philip Pempin at [email protected] or 440-204-1700, ext. 124.

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.

VLSD Students May Register for Food Pickup Program


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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