FAQ

 
 
Valparaiso Community Schools will be closed for all in-person instruction beginning Monday, March 16, 2020 through the end of the school year. Students will participate in eLearning for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. Extended eLearning information can be found here. 
 
Will Valparaiso Community Schools host after-school events?
 
  • All scheduled field trips, including curricular, extra-curricular, and athletic trips, have been cancelled for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.

  • All activities, programs, and performances have been cancelled for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.
 
I have questions about eLearning. What resources are available for extended eLearning?
 
Information and guidelines for extended eLearning, including device repair inquiries and frequently asked questions, can be found here
 
I don't have internet access.  What can I do?
 
Comcast is currently offering low-income families who are new customers 60 days of complimentary Internet Essentials service. More information can be found here.
 
Are there resources available for families during the COVID-19 school closure?
 
There are a number of resources available through VCS and the community. 
 
How can I explain COVID-19 to my children?
 
Click here to access a child friendly comic that explains COVID-19. 
Click here to review tips and talking points. 
 
Will there be state mandated testing for the 2019-2020 school year?
 
The state has canceled student participation in state assessments for this school year. These assessments include IREAD-3, ILEARN, ISTEP+ (grade 10), I AM, and the WIDA Screener. More details from the IDOE can be found in this memo
 
 
What will the graduation ceremony look like for the class of 2020?
 
The graduation ceremony will not be held in its traditional form.  It will be held virtually. Details will be sent out in the near future.  We know this is not the outcome we had hoped, but the Governor's directive and social distancing requirements make a traditional ceremony impossible at this time; however, we plan to organize a celebration of our seniors as soon as we have more information and a timeline about Indiana’s release from the current restrictions.  We understand the importance of celebrating our seniors and allowing them a chance to say goodbye to their peers and teachers.