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  • Important reminders for VHCS parents regarding SchoolCast Rapid Notification

    Each family has been assigned a user name and password in order for you to access the Dashboard feature in the SchoolCast Rapid Notification System used by The Vestavia Hills City School District. Log-in information was sent home to families earlier this school year.

    The SchoolCast Rapid Notification Dashboard is a private and secure web-page where you can add, update, and change your contact information (phone numbers, email addresses, etc.) at any time. You may also review all text messages and emails sent from VHCS using SchoolCast.

    If you need to make changes or update contact information at the SchoolCast Dashboard, please follow this link: https://www.myschoolcast.com/

    The most important number you can provide VHCS is your cell phone number listed as your first (priority) number. Cell phone numbers are typically the best and fastest way to reach parents in the event of school closings or any other urgent matter requiring your immediate attention. If you would like an additional person on the account to receive priority messages, please select “Always Contact” for that person as well. Additionally, it is important to check that voice and text are confirmed as “YES” for the cell phones you have listed on your account.

    We also ask that you provide at least one email address. There may be occasions that an email only is sent through SchoolCast for non-emergency situations and without an email address, you will not receive that announcement.

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  • Guide to the New VHCS Website

    Welcome to our new website! Here's a brief guide to finding your way around the new site and getting the information you're looking for:

    • The navy menu bar at the very top of the screen includes a Google-powered search box as well as drop-down menus to select a school or translate our site into one of eleven different languages. If you're having trouble finding something, try entering it into the search box on the top-right.
    • The global icons near the top-right corner of the screen include links to school staff directories, the district calendar, online registration, and daily cafeteria menus.
    • Below the picture gallery, you'll find a list of upcoming events, news, announcements, our real-time Twitter feed, and links to our Facebook and PTO pages.
    • The footer of the website, located near the bottom of each page, includes links to all of our district social media accounts, our address and phone number, and our mission statement.

    Here's how to navigate using the channel bar, located near the top of the site just above the picture gallery:

    • The About Us channel includes contact information for our school, administration, and employees, as well as directions to the school and our strategic plan.
    • The Academics channel is a one-stop shop for everything pertaining to Alabama's College and Career Ready Standards as well as an overview of curriculum and instruction at our school.
    • The Classrooms channel is where you'll find links to individual teacher or department websites. Look here if you're trying to find information from your student's teacher.
    • The Community channel features links to our school system partners, like the PTO, VHCS Foundation, and Partners in Education.
    • The Extracurricular channel includes links to all of our clubs, teams, and extracurricular activities.
    • The Resources channel includes helpful student support and technology information for parents and students, and also includes links for VHCS employees. Head here to check your student's grades.
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