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Blog Entries - September 2020

Optional Vision and Hearing Screenings

Posted on: September 28, 2020

Our district conducts vision and hearing screenings for about half of our students each year.  We screen students in Kindergarten and all odd grade levels. Screenings are an important way to catch potential issues before they impact a student's

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Week 6 hours

Posted on: September 25, 2020

Week 6 hours I'm encouraged that today was a better day for VLA technical issues.  I know it doesn't make up for the frustrations of the past two weeks, but hopefully it's an indication that the work being done by the Jefferson County ESC staff is

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VLA frustrations

Posted on: September 24, 2020

A message from Todd Yohey, Superintendent Dear VLA Parents and Students: It has certainly been a frustrating week for all of us with the poor performance of the VLA system. We understand that anytime, anywhere access needs to be an important component of

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VLA issues update

Posted on: September 23, 2020

VLA staff posted this information on their site this morning.  I wanted to be sure you saw it so you had all the information we have about what the problems have been. Thank you, Mark Graler VLA Update – 9.22.2020 Message from: Mark

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VLA update and

Posted on: September 22, 2020

It seems that VLA will now allow access and display content and questions.  The issue is with saving student work. I think a good work-around for this while VLA staff work to fix the issue is to type/record answers either on paper or in a google

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InView testing for 5th graders

Posted on: September 21, 2020

Hello, The Ohio Department of Education requires districts to administer grade-level screening tests for giftedness.  In Lebanon, these tests are administered in grades 2 and 5.  We use the InView assessment as our screening test for superior

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Week 5 update

Posted on: September 17, 2020

Good afternoon, I know many of you have experienced issues with VLA this week.  They are working to prevent these outages and kick-offs.  I don't think it's fair to hold students accountable for working in a system that isn't accessible as much as

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Attendance update 9/10

Posted on: September 10, 2020

Good afternoon, I want to apologize again for the mix up with communication about attendance yesterday.  We corrected the calculation errors last night.  Today's important items: Instead of finalizing week 2 and week 3 attendance on Friday, we

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attendance update emails

Posted on: September 9, 2020

Attendance update for Week 2 (August 24-August 30) [The week 3 update is below.] Your student did not log 25 total hours during August 24-August 30 (or 12.5 for Kindergarten students).  Here is the document that explains attendance hours, and here is

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Week 3 update

Posted on: September 3, 2020

Good afternoon, I wanted to send a few reminders out as we wrap up week 3: 1- Logging offline hours is important.  We're required to enter missing hours as unexcused absences.  We have a webpage with lots of information about this here.  For

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Immersive Reader

Posted on: September 1, 2020

Use Immersive Reader to help students listen to text on a screen, or translate text on a screen.

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