A Closer Look

Posting Date: June 09, 2014
Expires 8/01/14

Sheila Phillips Named Next Superintendent

The Vestavia Hills Board of Education unanimously approved Sheila Phillips as its next superintendent. Phillips will become the 6th superintendent of Vestavia Hills City Schools following the retirement of Dr. Jamie Blair next year. Phillips has been Vestavia Hills’ assistant superintendent since May 2012. She led a district-wide accreditation process earlier this year that laid the foundation for the system’s future. She will lead the upcoming development of a new strategic plan for school improvement, which will be a collective vision of stakeholders throughout Vestavia Hills. Phillips was assistant principal at Vestavia Hills High School during the 2011-12 academic year. Her résumé includes three years as principal and three years as assistant principal at Cullman High School. She spent more than 15 years of her career working with students in special education programs at Cullman, Homewood and Childersburg schools. “The board is confident that our thorough and fair process has resulted in the best decision for our district,” Vestavia Hills Board of Education president, Kym Prewitt, said earlier this evening. “Mrs. Phillips has already established positive and meaningful relationships with many stakeholders, and she has a deep understanding of our culture and our needs as a system. We welcome her to this new position and look forward to improving our standard of excellence in every area for our students.” 

Posting Date: June 09, 2014
Expires 8/08/14

VHEC Registration 2014-15

Mark your calendars for the following Registration Days!

Thursday, July 31 7:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Friday, August 1 7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 

The online registration window will open on July 23. At that point, be sure to log on with your child’s Student ID Number (on report card) and complete all forms, print them out, and sign them. Bring these forms and fee payments with you at any point during Registration Days.

Payments – Registration payments may be paid online with a credit card again this year (a processing fee is applied). Be sure to print your receipt to bring with you. Check payments will still be accepted onsite.

If you are unable to attend, please send your forms/payments with a family member or friend. Very Important: Students are not allowed to Meet the Teacher unless registration forms are received on these dates. 

Late registration will be August 8 at 10:00 a.m. AFTER Meet the Teacher. On this date, parents that have not previously registered their student(s) will be directed to the lunchroom to complete registration. Please understand that we will not be able to register anyone before 10:00 a.m., as we will be extremely busy.

Want to volunteer to help during Registration Days?

Please visit signupgenius.com/go/10C094DA8A723A20- central or contact Beth Johnston (bjohnstons4@bellsouth.net). Shift times are: Thursday, July 31 – 7:15 to 9:45 a.m.,
9:45 a.m. to noon and noon to 2:00 p.m.; Friday, August 1 – 7:15 to 9:45 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. to noon.

Meet the Teacher (optional) ~ Friday, August 8, 2014

5th Grade 8:00 – 8:45 a.m. 4th Grade 9:00 – 9:45 a.m.

If your child is not going to be attending VHEC next year, please notify the school office (205.402.5300). If you have any questions, please call the VHEC school office (205.402.5300). 

Posting Date: May 20, 2014
Expires 8/11/14

Attention Parents Of Rising 6th Graders

ALL RISING 6TH GRADERS (aged 11 or 12 years) are required to have a booster dose of the Tdap vaccine before entering 6th grade in the fall.  You will need to present a new Alabama Certificate of Immunization to Pizitz Middle School or Liberty Park Middle School before your student will be allowed to attend classes when school starts in August 2014.  See your healthcare provider today!

Those parents who wish to exempt their students from the immunization requirement must obtain an exemption from the Jefferson County Department of Health. A Certificate of Exemption must then be presented to the school in lieu of the Alabama Certificate of Immunization