A Closer Look

Posting Date: January 07, 2015
Expires 1/31/15

Flu Season Reminders

It’s that time of year again- flu season!  We have had reports of numerous cases of flu and accompanying respiratory infections from many of our students and families.  In the interest of keeping all our students and staff healthy and in school, here are a few reminders:


  • If your student is sick, please keep them at home and away from social situations like school or church.
  • Students should stay home until they are fever-free without medication for 24 hours.
  • Wash your hands regularly, even if there is no one in your household that is sick.  Good handwashing is still the very best way to prevent the spread of germs.
  • If you think you or someone in your family has the flu, call your healthcare provider for advise about a doctor’s visit, medication, etc.
  • Consider getting a flu shot; it’s not too late.  Although experts tell us that the vaccine is less effective this year, it remains the best preventative measure that we have.
  • If you would like more information about the flu and how to treat it, visit the CDC website at www.cdc.gov/flu  or call your school nurse.

Posting Date: January 16, 2015
Expires 2/15/15

Congratulations to VHEC Extended Day Supervisor Victoria Bruce

Congratulations to VHEC Extended Day Supervisor Victoria Bruce who has just been selected to speak in March at the 2015 National Afterschool Assocation Convention in Washington, D.C.! Mrs. Bruce will be a wonderful ambassador to showcase all the great things we do in Vestavia EDP!

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


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: July 29, 2014
Expires 5/31/15


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