A Closer Look

Posting Date: March 18, 2015
Expires 3/29/15

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: March 02, 2015
Expires 3/30/15

PTO Mini Grants Provided in 2014-15

Thank you so much for all the support you have given PTO fundraisers this school year! Because of your generosity, PTO was able to fulfil $14,980.00 in fall grants and $9,092.00 in spring grants for a total this year of $24,072.64 for new instructional items for our school and teachers! These items include 13 Chromebook laptops, a Chrombook cart, 2 Dell Computers, 2 iPad minis, Language and Math learning games, classroom library books and book centers, Math hands-on manipulatives, classroom rugs, 185 Perma bound books and additional Nook books for the school library, a new sound system for the gym and summer Professional Development for every teacher. Thank you again for all you do for our school!

 

 


Posting Date: October 14, 2014
Expires 5/25/15

Pop Tab Pandemonium

 

 


Posting Date: August 05, 2014
Expires 5/25/15

VHEW and Ronald McDonald House

VHEW will be collecting pop tabs (from cans) all year long to donate to the Ronald McDonald House downtown (Children Hospital). Every classroom will be collecting them. Please save your pop tabs and bring them to VHEW. Tell Your family, friends, and neighbors. This is a great way for VHEW to help others!
 

Why?

Ronald McDonald Houses collect pop tabs instead of entire aluminum cans because it's more hygienic to store tabs than cans, and collection and storage is easier.  The program is an easy way for people of all ages to support RMHC and know they are making a difference for families and children. 

Where?

If your local Ronald McDonald House participates in the program, it’s likely cardboard collection containers in the shape of a house have been distributed to schools, community and civic groups and other organizations in your area. Collect pop tabs to drop off at one of these areas, or contact your local House about getting a collection container that you can be responsible for filling through one of your own groups.

How much?

After the tabs are collected, the local RMHC Chapter brings the collection to local recycling centers, where they are weighed to determine their value (values can vary significantly).  The recycling center then sends the local RMHC Chapter a check for the total value. 

 

 

 


Posting Date: January 10, 2015
Expires 3/03/15

VHCS Foundation Seeking Applications For Board of Directors

The Vestavia Hills City Schools Foundation is seeking outstanding community volunteers and leaders to serve on its board of directors. This leadership group is a working board that exists to provide ongoing financial support to each Vestavia Hills school through the Founrdation's endowment and to protect and foster a standard of academic excellence in our school system.

Board members serve a three-year term as actiuve ambassadors, fundraisers and leaders for the Foundation.

Applications will be available on the Foundation's website: www.vestaviafoundation.org If you are interested in applying for the board and have questions, please contact Ashley Thompson, the Foundation's executive director: director@vestaviafoundation.org or call 978-8808.

Applications are due to the Foundation office by March 2, 2015.