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FEDERAL IMPACT SURVEY

Dear Vail Parents,

You will soon receive (or may have already received) an email with the subject “Federal Impact Aid Survey” from “noreplyregistration@powerschool.com”.

Just to reassure you, this email is legitimate and it comes from us. Please take a moment to complete the survey.

The annual Impact Aid Campaign brings much-needed funds into Vail, funds we use to improve the learning experience for your children. All it takes is your participation.

By the way…Vail was the first school district in the country to bring the Impact Aid survey process online a few years back. Naturally, long-term Vail residents will likely think “Of course, being first at something is standard operating procedure at the finest school district in Arizona”

Thanks for helping us make it that way!

If you need help, you can contact Business Manager LeAudrey Giordano at 520.879.2044 or Student Data Senior Specialist Esther Lubben at 520.879.3936.

Matt Federoff
Chief Information Officer
Vail School District

 

It is time for Federal Impact Aid surveys to be completed.

  • The Vail School District must receive an annual signed survey from ALL parents or guardians for each student in order to receive credit.
  • It is important that ALL parents or guardians complete and sign this form; even if you are not active military or a civilian working on Federal Property on October 28, 2020.

Federal Impact Aid supports local school districts with concentrations of children who have parents/guardians in the uniformed services or parents/guardians employed on eligible Federal Properties.  It was designed to assist local school districts that have lost property tax revenue due to the presence of tax-exempt Federal Property served by the district.

In order for our District to meet the filing deadline, we need to have the completed form(s) returned no later than November 4, 2020. For more detailed information, visit our web site at http://www.vailschooldistrict.org under “Upcoming Events”.

You now have 2 ways to complete this survey. Please use only one method.

1. You can log into your PowerSchool parent account, click on the link that says “Federal Impact Aid Survey” and complete the survey electronically for each of your children

OR

2. You can complete the paper survey form that comes home with your child.

Every year we are able to collect Federal Impact Aid funds because of your cooperation in returning these forms to us in a timely manner.   We greatly appreciate your cooperation.

Sincerely,

Vail School District

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How do I get started?
To get to the PowerSchool Parent Portal click HERE. Once logged in to your PowerSchool parent account:

  1. Select the student you wish to submit the survey for along the top
  2. Select the Federal Impact Aid survey icon on the lower left side of the screen
  3. Agree to the terms and conditions
  4. Click “Begin Survey”

I can’t remember my login for the PowerSchool Parent Portal.
If you need to reset your password please click on the “Having trouble signing in?” link on the Sign In page. If you don’t think you have a PowerSchool Parent account please contact your child’s school directly.

Do I have to answer all the questions?
Questions marked with a red “Required” are required.

I’ve completed the form, now what?
Once you have finished answering the 2 questions, click “Submit.” This will send all of the information you’ve entered to the school. If you cannot click on this button you will need to make sure that you have answered all required questions.

What if I have more than one student in the district? Do I need to do this for each child?
Yes, you will need to complete each survey that is specific to each child.  We recommend that you complete and submit one form and then start another. This will allow you to “snap” (or share) selected family information, which saves you time.

Help! I’m on the form and I’m having technical difficulties.
For technical support, click “Help” at the top right of the page.

 

Hybrid Model September 21, 2020

In the Hybrid Model, students will attend six periods on campus, in person, for 2 days a week. Starting September 21, 2020

  • Students whose last name starts with A – K will attend on Mondays and Wednesdays
  • Students whose last name starts with L – Z will attend on Tuesdays and Wednesdays
  • On days when students are not on campus, they will join their classes from home just as they did when they  were participating in the fully Remote Model.
  • Health Guidelines - ISD194

Hybrid Instruction Information and Parent Survey

September 4, 2020

Dear Parents,

Last week we were excited to announce that the health metrics surrounding COVID-19 in Pima County are improving. Assuming the metrics continue to improve, we are still targeting September 21st as the date when we will move to the next phase of opening schools – the hybrid phase.

The purpose of the hybrid phase is to welcome students on campus, but physically distanced as much as possible and/or keep them in the same groups throughout the day. This is made possible by the reassigning and restructuring of classes and teachers.

Under the hybrid phase, parents who did NOT choose the Vail Innovation Center for the first semester will have two choices for their students:

Hybrid – Partially In-Person/Partially Remote (with modified schedules)
Brick to Click* – Remote Instruction Connected to Your School
These two options will look a little different at each level.

Vail Inclusive Preschool: See note below**

Elementary:

Hybrid: 4 days of on campus learning, a shortened school day, one hour of at-home learning each of the 4 days, and independent learning on Fridays
Brick to Click: teacher contact 3 days a week, including live lessons for Language Arts and Math on Fridays. Brick to Click is ideal for families who are not yet ready to come back to school on campus or who have the support at home to continue learning remotely.
Middle School:

Hybrid: 2 days of on campus learning, a shortened in-person school day, and one hour of at home learning each day. Students will follow their class schedule from home on the at-home learning days with Friday serving as an independent learning and office hours day.
Brick to Click: students will follow their class schedule from home 4 days a week with Friday serving as an independent learning and office hours day.

High School:

Hybrid: 2 days of on campus learning for a full day with 3 days of at-home learning. 
Brick to Click: students will follow the same daily schedule as their peers. Fridays will serve as an independent learning and office hours day for all students.
Smaller schools of choice like Civano, Esmond Station, Pantano, VAHS, and Vail Blended may have different scenarios. 

We will make every effort to keep students in the same family on the same schedule.

You will be receiving further communication about the specifics of each option from your students’ principals on Wednesday, September 9th. If you are ready to make your choice for the hybrid learning phase now, please feel free to do so here.

You will be able to make and/or change your selection through Sunday, September 13th when the survey closes. Please also visit School Opening – Hybrid Learning Information on our District website for more information.

If you have further questions, please feel free to contact us at: newschoolyear@vailschooldistrict.org

Again, thank you for your patience and support as we work to develop sustainable plans for each phase of learning. We are grateful for our community.

John Carruth

Superintendent

*During the hybrid phase students will not be able to move between Brick to Click and in-person learning unless in the case of illness or the need to quarantine. Further, students who choose Brick to Click will be asked to remain in Brick to Click for the duration of the hybrid phase.

**This survey does not apply to students at Vail Inclusive Preschool. If you have not received a call from your child’s VIP teacher, please call the VIP office.