A Closer Look

Posting Date: July 29, 2014
Expires 7/31/15

BYOD at VHEC

Vestavia Hills City Schools is committed to aiding students and staff in creating a 21st century learning environment. We are beginning our second year of implementing “Bring Your Own Device,” or BYOD. For purposes of BYOD, “Devices” are personally owned wireless portable electronic equipment used for instructional purposes. Students in BYOD classrooms may be allowed but not be required to bring and use personal, portable, electronic devices starting at the beginning of the 2014-2015 school year. In order to comply with Federal regulations, all student owned devices will be subject to Internet filtering policies.  VHEC is a 100% BYOD school.

 

Things to Know

BYOD Policy

FAQ for Parents

FAQs for Students

 


Posting Date: March 18, 2015
Expires 8/01/15

VHCS Launches New Online Registration System

Today we are announcing a new online system through which you will register your students for the 2015-16 school year. The system will allow you to complete registration at your own convenience through our website between July 30 and August 13, 2015. You will no longer have to schedule around specific registration dates or come to your child’s school to register. This web-based registration process will also mean significant reductions in data errors and time spent registering. We believe these benefits will make the transition worthwhile for everyone. 

Our new system is powered by InfoSnap, Inc., a leading provider of secure, web-based school registration solutions. At the end of this semester, you will receive a “Snap Code” which serves as your child’s unique login ID for the registration system. Do not throw away the Snap Code! The code will allow you to “snap” data onto the online forms, which should greatly reduce the amount of time it takes to register your child(ren). At the conclusion of the registration process, you will be able to pay by e-check, credit or debit card; if you prefer to pay by cash, you will be able to schedule an appointment with your school’s bookkeeper through the registration system. You will also be given other information through the system including your student’s class schedule, locker assignment, and parking space assignment. 

While we do not anticipate any issues arising from the new system, we recognize that this will be a brand new process for every parent in our district. With that in mind, we will be offering assistance to anyone who needs help or does not have Internet access at home on July 30 and August 4 at the Board of Education building on Montgomery Highway. We will also be emailing additional information and instructions on how to use the system before it goes live in July. Please do not hesitate to call us at (205) 402-5100 or stop by the Board offices if you have any questions about registration this summer. 

Sincerely,  
Meredith Hanson, Assistant Superintendent 
Vestavia Hills City Schools 
 
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Posting Date: June 30, 2015
Expires 8/13/15

2015-16 Registration

Families in Vestavia Hills City Schools will use a new, completely online system to register students for the 2015-16 school year.

The new system, powered by InfoSnap, Inc., will allow parents to register their children from the VHCS website at their own convenience between July 30 and August 13, 2015. The new system eliminates in-person registration. Parents who need in-person assistance or do not have web access will be able to register on July 30 or August 4 at the Board of Education building on Montgomery Highway.

At the end of the 2014-15 school year, parents will receive a "Snap Code" which functions as the login ID for each student in the registration system. Families will be able to use these codes to "snap" data onto the online forms, streamlining the registration process. Most families — particularly those with multiple VHCS students — will see a significant reduction in registration time as a result.

The system will accept payments by e-check and debit or credit cards; parents who pay by cash will be able to schedule a visit with their school's bookkeeper from the registration website. Following completion of the registration process, the new system will provide students with their class schedules, locker assignments, and parking space assignments.

More details about the new registration system will be emailed to parents before the system goes live in July.


Posting Date: May 26, 2015
Expires 11/22/15

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