Families of children Birth-3rd Grade: Free access to ReadyRosie has been provided through the state! This is will provide you short, educational videos that model games to supplement at-home learning. Watch this YouTube video for more information. https://youtu.be/6jq3QOj-Lkg Typically, users need an invitation, but for a limited time, it can be accessed via this Family sign up Link: https://readyrosie.com/tn/ *Click "Register Now" *If your child is enrolled in SES, select "VanBuren County". If not school-age, select "Birth to Five" then continue with registration. *If you have more than one child, you only need to enroll one time and will have access to all content for your children. Questions? Email them to email@example.com
The FFA and the greenhouse class still have plants for sale. Plants available are tomato, peppers, flowers, and hanging baskets. They will be available in the back parking lot of the High School tomorrow, Thursday April 9 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. We will pursue this as a drive thru as we exercise social distancing. Thank you for your continued support of the FFA.
Update as of 4/8/2020 Van Buren Schools Families, Here are some updates and things to know in the coming weeks: As a reminder, food distribution has been dropped down to two days a week – Mondays and Thursdays. Bus routes and pick-up locations and times will remain the same. Students should be checking their Google Classroom or the school website weekly for resources provided from their teachers. If you have indicated to your child’s teacher that your student has absolutely no internet access or devices and your child will need a paper packet you may pick up your child’s packet at the Board of Education building on Thursdays. Teachers will be calling their 1st block/homeroom students twice a week to check with parents and students to see if they need anything and to help with any questions about the at-home school work. Again, please be patient and kind to our teachers – they miss their students and are working hard to help from a distance. The state has partnered with PBS to offer educational lessons each day on TV beginning at 10:00am. If you have access to PBS this would be a great resource for you to utilize. We will continue to communicate with you as best we can during this time. Have a safe and healthy rest of your day!
Van Buren County Schools Families, This is another friendly reminder that the 2020 U.S. Census is still being conducted. You can fill the census out online by going to www.2020census.gov after you receive your invitation.. You may also respond to the mail-in or phone questionnaire. Census data affects every part of our community including funding for our school system! It is extremely important that you participate and accurately respond. You have the power to help our county receive its fair-share of federal funding and resources!
As you know Spring Break is next week, March 30-April 3. The Van Buren County School System will be set up in the following locations on Monday, March 30 from 9:30 AM–11:00 AM: Cedar Grove FD Fall Creek Falls FD Piney FD #1 Rocky River FD #1 Housing Project Greenbriar Apartments Bone Cave Community Center Fall Creek Falls Community Center Welchland Baptist Church Each school family is allowed 1 bag of food. This is the ONLY day we will be providing food during Spring Break. We will resume bus delivery on April 6, 2020. Hope you and your family have a safe and healthy Spring Break!!!
Van Buren County Schools will be closed after Spring Break through April 24th. The current plan is for students to return on Monday, April 27th. However, this is subject to change. Yesterday afternoon and today, teachers and staff have been and will be contacting you to determine if you have appropriate internet and technology access where your student is staying. If you do not receive a call by 2:00pm this afternoon please call your child’s school. If you do not reach anyone at the school please leave a message and we will work to get back with you as soon as possible after Spring Break. Beginning the week of April 6th work for students will be distributed online through Google Classroom and by other means as directed by the student’s teachers. All students in 2nd grade through 12th grade have a school email address and G-mail login. If you have trouble accessing this please contact your child’s teacher. All teacher emails are listed on the school websites at www.vanburenschools.org. If you need internet access, three free Wifi hot-spot locations will be in Spencer. The Van Buren County Schools Campus, the public library, and the fairgrounds will all be available during this time to park your car and access the internet if needed. Teachers will be primarily working from home and will be regularly checking their school email. Teachers will hold office hours that you may contact them on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:00-11:00am unless they are delivering food, in which case they will be available once they return. You may email teachers at any time with questions or concerns and they will check them during their office hours. Please be patient with our teachers and staff. This is a new adventure for all of us, including them. They are working hard behind the scenes to deliver meals, meet needs, and still help provide learning resources for your students. Please know that we miss all of our students! We hope everyone is staying healthy during this time of uncertainty. Things are changing on a daily basis and we will work to communicate with you as quickly as possible regarding school.
We just wanted to say a huge thank you to all of our faculty and staff who worked so hard to send out food on the bus routes and at the pick up locations! Parents and Families, we understand there were a few glitches today. Thank you for being patient as we navigate through this situation. We have worked to hopefully make Friday’s deliveries go even more smoothly. Our priority will always be our students and we want to ensure they are provided for. If you have any questions or would like to receive food and didn’t, please call the Board of Education central office at (931) 946-2242. Students, be on the lookout Friday morning for our staff handing out food. They plan to wear some spirited and silly outfits! Thank you and GO EAGLES!
This is just a reminder that VBC schools will be will be closed starting tomorrow, March 18 – April 5. Starting tomorrow buses will be delivering breakfast and lunch to their afternoon routes. Buses will leave the school at 9 AM. Meals are available for all children in the home that are 18 and under. This includes children that are not enrolled in school. The person receiving the food needs to be visible so that bus drivers will know to stop. If your child does not ride a bus, and you want to pick up food, we have several locations where food will be available. The pickup locations are as follows: Spencer – Back lobby of High School Piney – Fire Station #1 on Old Highway 111 Cedar Grove – Fire Department Fall Creek Falls – Fire Department Rocky River – Fire Station #1 at foot of mountain Old Cummingsville School – Cane Creek Road (*Added location) Food will be available at these sites from 9:30-10:30 AM. Food will be delivered on the following dates: Wednesday – March 18 Friday – March 20 Monday – March 23 Wednesday – March 25 Friday – March 27 Food will NOT be delivered March 30-April 3. Handouts with educational resources will be given out at each site and will also be available on the school website at vanburenschools.org. Thank you, Cheryl Cole
March 16, 2020 Dear Parents/Guardians, Van Buren County Schools will CLOSED Wednesday, March 18, 2020, and will remain CLOSED until Monday, April 6, 2020. Buses will run their regular routes to deliver breakfast and lunch to any children 18 years of age or under in the household. This will begin Wednesday, March 18th and will be delivered each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday through March 27, 2020. Buses will deliver enough food for two days. They will depart from the back of the high school at 9:00 A.M. Parents who want to pick up food for their children may pick this up at the back of the high school or at the following food distribution locations beginning at 9:30 A.M. on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.: Food Distribution Locations in the County Spencer- Back lobby of High School Piney- Fire Station 1 on Old 111 Cedar Grove- Fire Department Fall Creek Falls- Fire Department Rocky River- Fire Station 1 Food should be at these locations by 9:30 A.M. each day listed and will be available for pickup until 10:30 A.M. Food will not be distributed during our regular Spring Break which is Monday, March 30th through Friday, April 3rd. Thank you, Cheryl Cole Director of Schools
Juniors: the ACT test will still be given as scheduled tomorrow morning. Junior students should report to the Ag. Building promptly by 8:00am. Be sure to get plenty of rest tonight and eat a good breakfast in the morning. We want you to be ready to do your best!
This is a clarification for school activities for tomorrow, Monday March 16th and Tuesday, March 17th. School activities, athletic events, and after-school care will still continue as scheduled. However, beginning Wednesday, March 18th all athletic events, practices, extra-curricular events, and after-school care will cease until further notice.
Van Buren County Schools Families, No one in our school system has tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus. As of today, Van Buren County Schools will be open this Monday, March 16th and Tuesday, March 17th. Our schools will then be closed beginning Wednesday, March 18th and will remain closed until Monday, April 6th. During the closure, only employees will be allowed inside the buildings. All extra-curricular activities will cease until further notice. You will be contacted in the coming days to inform you of our future plans for providing services to students and families. You can also check the school websites and Facebook pages for more information.
Van Buren County Schools Families, This is a friendly reminder that the 2020 U.S. Census begins this Thursday, March 12th. You can fill the census out online by going to www.2020census.gov after you receive your invitation between March 12th-20th. You may also respond to the mail-in or phone questionnaire. Census data affects every part of our community including funding for our school system! It is extremely important that you participate and accurately respond. You have the power to help our county receive its fair-share of federal funding and resources.
Clarification on Tornado Disaster Relief Collection Drive: If you choose to donate clothing please make sure it is in good condition and separated and labeled by size. Used socks and underwear cannot be accepted - only new unopened packs. An additional request has been made for donations of universal phone chargers. All items must be turned in to one of the drop-off locations by 10:00am tomorrow morning (3/6). Thank you for your help in meeting this great need.
Good evening Van Buren County Schools Family, Yesterday morning, our Upper Cumberland community woke up to learn of the disaster and tragedy that had struck our neighbors in Putnam County. Many of us have connections with those who were directly affected by the loss of homes, belongings, and family. Those of us who don’t still feel the weight of heartache for those involved. Through times of tragedy and need we are reminded why Tennesseans are known as “volunteers” and are proud to show that the people of Van Buren County live up to that title. In an effort to help our friends in Cookeville, a collection drive has been established to gather needed items for those affected. Items that are most needed include toiletries, clothing, baby items, pet items, supplies, and food. A complete list can be found on the flyer posted on the school website and Facebook page. The collection drive with run from today March 4th through Friday March 6th at 10:00am. Items can be dropped off at the high school and at the elementary school. Cash donations are also being accepted. Students can bring any donations with them to school. Donations will be delivered to Cookeville on Friday. Cookeville Regional Medical Center is also in need of blood. Interested individuals may also donate blood this afternoon from 2:00pm to 7:00pm at the bloodmobile that will be set up at 504 Army Camp Road in Spencer. You can register to donate by going to donor.bloodassurance.org. If you have any questions you may call SES at (931) 946-2171 or VBHS at (931) 946-2442. Thank you and have a great evening.
Van Buren County Schools will be two hours late today, Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020 due to the timing of the incoming storm activity.
The girls’ basketball first round region game against Red Boiling Springs will still be held tonight (2/28) at 7:00pm. The boys’ region game will be held tomorrow night (2/29) at 7:00pm against Pickett County. Both games will be hosted at VBHS. Please come out and support our Eagles and Eaglettes!
Van Buren County Schools will be CLOSED today, Friday, February 28th, 2020 due to the winter weather advisory.
Parents and Guardians, This is a reminder that Parent Teacher Conferences will still be held this evening from 3:30pm-7:00pm. There will be no LEAPS after-school care this afternoon.
Van Buren County Schools will be two hours late today, Thursday, February 27th, 2020.
Van Buren County Schools will be CLOSED tomorrow, Friday, February 21st, 2020.
Parent-Teacher Conferences have been CANCELLED for tonight and have been rescheduled for next Thursday, February 27th.
Van Buren County Schools will be CLOSED tomorrow, Thursday, February 20, 2020. Parent Teacher Conferences will still be held as scheduled tomorrow night from 3:30pm-7:00pm.
Van Buren County Schools will be CLOSED today, Thursday, February 13th due to possible flooding.
Van Buren County Schools will be 2 hours late today, Tuesday, February 11th.
Parents and Guardians, The Van Buren County School System is experiencing high absenteeism due to illness. Van Buren County Schools will be closed Thursday, Friday, and Monday, February 6th, 7th, and 10th 2020, so that staff and students can hopefully recover from their illness. School will be back in session Tuesday, February 11th. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. Sincerely, Cheryl Cole, Director of Schools
On December 18, 2019 the Van Buren County Board of Education approved school calendars for both the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 school years. The goal moving forward is to always have two school years ahead planned and approved. It is our hope that this will allow you and our community to better plan around events and plan for your own personal family activities. Both school calendars can be found on the school website (vanburenschools.org) and the "VB Eagles" mobile app.
There will be a blood-drive at: Van Buren Co High School Friday, January 24th 8:30am to 12:30pm The Bloodmobile will be in the back parking lot in front of the gym steps. To schedule an appointment: See Ms. Blankenship in Library for the signup sheet. Please EAT A GOOD MEAL, drink additional water and avoid energy drinks & BRING PHOTO ID! ALL DONORS WILL RECEIVE A BREAKFAST SANDWICH. All donors will be given a special “LOVE TO SAVE LIVES” t-shirt and all donors 18 years and older will be entered to win a: “Date night giveaway."
This is to remind you of the Christmas Break schedule for Van Buren County Schools: This Friday, December 20, 2020 will be an Abbreviated Day from 8:00am – 9:00am. Schools and Offices will be CLOSED from Monday, December 23, 2019 – Friday, January 3, 2020. Students will return to school on Monday, January 6, 2020. As we enter the inclement weather season this is also a reminder to be on the lookout for official notifications about school closings, dismissals, and delays. All official information will be shared through the all-call and text alert system, the website and mobile app, the system Facebook page, and local media outlets. If you have not already done so, please follow the official Van Buren County Schools Facebook page and download the “VB Eagles” mobile app to stay updated. We wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas season and a blessed New Year!
Van Buren County Schools will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, December 11, 2019.
UPDATED SCHOOL STATUS (as of 10:55 am) - Van Buren County Schools will now be dismissing early at 11:30 AM to ensure that students and staff have ample time to return home as the winter weather quickly approaches. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Van Buren County Schools will dismiss today, Tuesday, December 10, 2019, at 12:00 noon due to the impending bad weather.
Join us for Homecoming tonight at VBHS! The Homecoming Court will be presented at 5 p.m. Then, the Eagles and Eaglettes will take on Jackson County!
VBHS Spirit Week continues with Western Wednesday from 6th-12th grade tomorrow!
VBHS Spirit Week begins tomorrow for 6th-12th grade! It’s Twin Day Tuesday! First block classes are competing for the Most Spirited Class all week long! The more you participate-the more points your class earns!
UPDATED SCHOOL STATUS: Van Buren County Schools will be CLOSED today, Monday, December 2, 2019.
Van Buren County Schools will be 2 hours late today, Monday, December 2nd.
Good morning parents and families, This message is to make you aware that Van Buren County High School was placed under a required, routine lockdown this morning. The high school has now resumed its normal schedule. We fully believe that clear communication is important. Please be assured that you would have been notified as soon as possible in the event of an actual emergency. Thank you for the care you show to our students and our schools. Have a great rest of the day!
Reminder!!! The Van Buren County High School Basketball Food Drive is TONIGHT! Bring at least TWO FOOD ITEMS to donate to the Food Drive and get $1.00 off admission!!! The game starts at 6 p.m.
Van Buren County Schools will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, November 13th, 2019.
Van Buren County Schools will be two hours late Tuesday, November 12th.
Reminder!!! The Van Buren County Middle School Basketball Food Drive is TONIGHT! Bring at least TWO FOOD ITEMS to donate to the Food Drive and get $1.00 off admission!!! The game starts at 6 p.m.
Van Buren County Schools will be hosting a Veterans Day program this coming Monday, November 11th. Breakfast will be served free of charge to our local veterans in the Van Buren County High School cafeteria beginning at 8:00am. Guests are also welcome to eat breakfast for a charge of $2.50. At 9:00am there will be a special Veterans Day program in the high school gym presented by staff and students to honor the service of these brave men and women. Parking will be available behind the high school. Please let us know if you and others plan to attend by calling Spencer Elementary at 946-2171 by tomorrow, Friday, November 8th. Thank you and have a great evening!
The Spencer Elementary PTO will be hosting a Fall Festival on Saturday, November 9th beginning at 4:30pm! The schedule of events is: Chili & Soup Supper: 4:30-6:00 Games & Haunted Hallway: 5:00-6:30 Auction & Movie: Begins at 6:30 Come out and enjoy an evening of food and fun for the entire family! For more information contact SES at (931) 946-2171.
Attention parents, this call is to inform you that the Van Buren County Schools campus is currently experiencing a partial power outage. Phone lines at SES are currently down. If you need to relay information regarding your child to SES you may call the central office at (931) 946-2242 or the high school at (931) 946-2442 and your message will be given to them. Thank you for your patience during this time.
Van Buren County Schools will be closed for Fall Break Monday, October 14th – Friday, October 18th. Schools and offices will open and resume on Monday, October 21st. Thank you and have a wonderful and safe Fall Break!
VBHS is hosting the first round of the HS Volleyball Regional Tournament this Monday night, October 14th! Van Buren vs. Copper Basin will be playing at 5:00 P.M. CST followed by Meigs vs. Coalfield at 6:30 P.M. CST. The doors will be open 1 hour prior to first game at 4:00 P.M. CST. No advance tickets will be sold. Admission will be $5.00. Come on out and join us to cheer on the Eaglettes!
This message is to inform you that the Skyward Family Access portal is open and you can now access your student’s grades, attendance, and school information online. You can locate the website address by going to vanburenschools.org and clicking the “Skyward” link at the bottom of the page. You can also download the Skyward mobile app from the Apple and Google Play stores on your mobile device. Parents and students who already have an email address in the system will receive an email with their Login ID and password. If you do not receive an email you will need to call your student’s school to obtain your login information. Thank you for staying involved in your child’s education and helping us to ensure your student is set for success. Have a great evening and a wonderful weekend.
Check out the 2019-2020 Van Buren County Schools calendar on the mobile app or by visiting: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/306817/Option_1_2019-2020....pdf
Van Buren County Schools will dismiss at 12:00 p.m., on Thursday, May 9, 2019 to allow any faculty, staff, and students to attend the funeral services for Mr. Jeff Cole. There will be no afterschool program on Thursday, May 9th.
The Greece/Italy Trip interest meeting at VBHS for tonight at 5:30pm has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for a later date.
Due to a fire alarm malfunction, Van Buren County Schools will be dismissing at 2:00 p.m. today, Monday, April 29th, 2019. Buses will be released first. PARENTS PLEASE DO NOT arrive to pick up your children until after 2:15 p.m. You will pick them up at the Aux Gym at that time.
If you are a parent/guardian of a student in our system that has benefited from the LEAPS After-School Program, please take a few moments to complete a survey by going to http://tiny.utk.edu/PARENT and using code 820 for SES and code 821 for VBHS.
Thursday, May 2—Screen-Free Activity!!! Families bring your students out to Family Reading Night at Spencer Elementary from 5:30-7:30 p.m. As always, there will be lots of reading, fun, and prizes!
Tuesday, April 30-Screen-Free Activities! 1) Families are invited to come out for an evening of Playground Play at SES from 5:30-7:30 p.m. OR 2)VBHS Softball will be playing Monterey at home! It’s Senior Night! Game starts at 5 p.m. Come out and support our Eaglettes!
Monday, April 29-Screen-Free Activities: 1) Families are invited to join Healthier Van Buren at Spencer City Park from 5:30-7:30 p.m. for an evening of fun! OR 2) VBHS Baseball will be playing Red Boiling Springs at home! It’s Senior Night! Game starts at 6 p.m.
Go Screen-Free this week!School-age children are at risk from excessive screen time! Children with 2 or more hours of daily screen time are more likely to have increased psychological difficulties, hyperactivity, emotional and conduct problems, as well as difficulties with peers!
Go Screen-Free this week! April 29-May 5! The more time preschool children and babies spend wit screens, the less time they spend interacting with their parents! Even when parents co-view, they spend less time talking to their children than when engaged in other activities!
Van Buren County Schools will be CLOSED Thursday, February 21, 2019. Parent/Teacher Conferences will still be held as scheduled from 3:30 pm - 7:00 pm on Thursday, February 21st.