Policy as of 7/20/2020 ● Face Covering: as stated on page 12 of Reopening Guidelines
Face coverings are an important part of our protection against the spread of COVID-19, as well as, personal hygiene, social distancing, and enhanced cleaning efforts. o Masks are mandated for all VPSB employees at all times while on campus, including instructional delivery. o Students in grades 3 and above will be required to wear a mask at all times while on the bus and on campus.
Face coverings are required for everyone 3rd grade
and above except for the following:
● Anyone who has a medical condition that prevents the wearing of a face covering
● Anyone who is consuming a drink or food
● Anyone who is trying to communicate with a person who is hearing impaired
● Anyone who is giving a speech for broadcast or to an audience
○ If not wearing a mask during instructional delivery, teachers must maintain a minimum 6 foot distance, wear a face shield, and teach from a stationary location.
o Masks are strongly recommended for children ages 2 to 7 (Early Childhood – 2nd grade) VRML Strong Start 2020 Reopening Plan 12
● Vulnerable Individuals: o VPSB employees who are considered at-risk, as outlined by the CDC recommendations, may be exempt from the mask requirement upon presentation of a doctor’s excuse to their Principal and VPSB Risk Manager.
o Students who are considered at-risk, as outlined by the CDC recommendations, may be exempt from the mask requirement upon presentation of a doctor’s excuse to their Principal. **Social distancing should still be practiced to the maximum extent possible even with the use of face covering/mask.
Allowable Face Coverings For Students:
Cloth, disposable or clear window masks and neck gaiter are allowed.
Face shields in conjunction with masks are allowable.
Bandanas are not allowed.
Face coverings including masks and neck gaiters must be solid in color and have no emblems, logos or writing.
Face coverings that include logos will be provided by the VPSB and/or must be approved by VPSB.
Proper Wear: Face coverings should be worn as to cover both nose and mouth.
Guidelines for Non-Compliance (Refusal):
1st offense – Verbal Warning 2nd offense – Parent Conference 3rd offense – Detention 4th offense - Students who continue to refuse to wear a face covering as outlined in the VPSB face-covering policy will be required to enroll in Virtual Vermilion. This face-covering policy is mandatory for grades 3rd – 12th.
2020-2021 Vermilion Parish Schools
K Online Registration Instructions
Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, the Vermilion Parish School board has created an online registration system to accommodate all families who need to complete KINDERGARTEN registration.
If your child was enrolled in Pre-K in a Vermilion Parish public school for the 2019-2020 school year, you do not need to register the child for Kindergarten. All families who need to complete registration for KINDERGARTEN in any Vermilion Parish school should follow the link below to the Online Registration Systems (ORS). The system will open on Monday, May 18, 2020.
Please be prepared to upload your child’s birth certificate, social security card/number, immunization record, and proof of residency information: electric bill and 2nd proof of residence.
19-20 IBES Teacher of the Year – Mrs. Jena Gaspard and IBES Support Staff of the Year –Mrs. Sheila LeBlanc