On August 24, 2021, the Visalia Unified School District (VUSD) Board of Trustees took action to follow the California Department of Public Health’s Guidance for K-12 Schools. Based on this action, the outdoor masking requirement, as announced on August 17, 2021, for VUSD students and staff has been lifted. Although masks are no longer mandated outdoors for students and staff at VUSD, per CDPH recommendations, “Masks are one of the most effective and simplest safety mitigation layers to prevent in-school transmission of COVID-19 infections and to support full time in-person instruction in K-12 schools”. According to CDPH, universal masking also permits modified quarantine practices under certain COVID-19 exposure conditions in K-12 settings, further promoting more instructional time for students. This simply means students would not miss as much school. Our goal is to keep our students safe, healthy, and in school for in-person, full-time instruction five days a week. We must continue to work together as we strive to make health and safety our number one priority for our students, families, and staff.
Attached is the link for the 2021-2022 VTEC Bell Schedule. As in the past VTEC will have late start on Fridays, not Mondays, like the rest of VUSD. The reason for this is because of the partnership with College of the Sequoias and the need to have a schedule that is accommodating for students taking COS courses. Most COS courses are Monday through Thursday and this aligns well to the VTEC block schedule. If you have any questions, contact the office is (559) 622-3212.
One of the VTEC 6 C's is character. Part of having good character is being on time. Because of that, VTEC is initiating a NEW tardy policy, beginning August 23. Please click on the link to see the policy and consequences. Consequences for excessive tardies include loss of off-campus lunch privileges and detention. We will also be extending passing periods to help students make it to class on time. Punctuality is important in life and in school. Please help us by ensuring your student is at school on time each morning. Thank you
The VTEC Expanded Learning Opportunities Grant was written with stakeholder input ans support. The goal of the grant is to help mitigate the learning loss due to the pandemic and provide students an opportunity to get on track for graduation. Please click on the link to review. If you have any questions contact Bill Davis at 559.622.3212.
Hey Everyone. VTEC is excited to share our "NEW" Early College Pathway video. We would like to thank Matt Terry, Kim Batty and the folks at VUSD who helped put this together. Please take a few minutes to check out the video and learn a little more about this great new partnership with COS.
Mountain View's VISTA Dual Immersion program will help students learn academic content while acquiring a second language. Because of the teaching strategies that will be utilized, students will learn the concepts and skills needed at each grade level while developing the ability to read, write, speak, and listen in the target language. Students that participate in VISTA will become biliterate in both English and Spanish at the end of 6th grade.
Do you live in Visalia and have a child who is turning 4 years old on or before December 1, 2021? If so, you can begin enrolling your child for the 2021-2022 school year. Click on the headline for more information, including locations and enrollment requirements.
The 2019-2020 Visalia Unified School District Annual Report provides an overview of departments within the District. The report also highlights the accomplishments of students and staff during the 2019-2020 school year and provides a brief overview of statistics.
Social & Emotional Learning (SEL) offers a powerful means to explore and express our emotions, build relationships, and support each other – children and adults alike – during this challenging time. Visit the VUSD Social Emotional Wellness Resources During COVID19 website to find resources and tools to help support the social emotional wellness of students, parents, and educators.