A Closer Look

Posting Date: August 19, 2014
Expires 5/22/15

PARTNERS IN EDUCATION

Partners in Education (PIE) is a program by which individuals and businesses can support VHEC through donations of money, goods or services. These individuals and businesses are recognized throughout the year in many ways including monthly school publications. PIE is supported by the Vestavia Hills Chamber of Commerce and all donations directly benefit the students of VHEC. Thanks to all of you who have already decided to partner with our wonderful school! Look for a list of our partners in the next Courier and please make an effort to thank them for supporting our students!

You can become a Partner by making a cash or an in-kind donation. The donation levels are:

Bronze (contribution valued between

$250-$499 cash or in-kind donation)

Silver (contribution valued between

$500-$999 cash or in-kind donation)

Gold (contribution valued between

$1000-$1499 cash or in-kind donation)

Platinum (contribution valued over

$1500 cash or in-kind donation)

 

Thank you to these businesses and individuals who have helped our school and our children:

Platinum: Bruster’s Real Ice Cream;  Chick-fil-A; Circle Box; Dermatology & Skin Care Center of Birmingham, Dr. Julie Harper; Full Moon Bar-B-Que; Fulton Dental, Dr. Kane Fulton; Indie Candy; Jackson, Howard & Whatley, CPA; Mark Yanosky Orthodontics; Moe’s Original Bar B Que; Norris Orthodontics; Richter Landscape Co.; Rudulph Real Estate, Inc.; Sol Azteca; The Black Family; Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church

Gold: Kidz Closet & More; The Zwilling Family

Silver: McMurray Carroll; The Comer Family; Pinnacle Bank; Rocky Ridge Pharmacy;  www.GiftsfromAtoZebra.com

 

Bronze: Ellen Sheumaker Design; ShoeFly Boutique; Stephanie Steinmentz Pediatric Dentistry; The Bryan Family; The Knight School; Walmart Neighborhood Market

 

 

 


Posting Date: March 18, 2015
Expires 5/29/15

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: July 29, 2014
Expires 5/31/15

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