What’s happening in Vandalia-Butler Schools

VANDALIA — The following is important back to school information for parents and students in the Vandalia-Butler City Schools:

Meet the Staff Night

Students and parents at Butler, Smith, Helke, and Demmitt will want to mark Monday, August 14 on their calendars. On that night, come to school and meet teachers and staff on the following schedule:

  • Butler: 5:30 – 7 p.m.
  • Smith: 5 – 6 p.m.
  • Helke: 5:30 – 7 p.m.
  • Demmitt: 5:30 – 7 p.m.

Morton Middle School will hold its Back to School Night on Thursday, August 17 from 5 – 6:30 p.m.

Butler HS Summer office hours

Now through August 11, the main office is open 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. On Monday and Tuesday, August 14-15, the main office will be open 1 to 3 p.m. due to staff sessions in the morning. Regular hours (7 a.m. to 4 p.m.) resume with the first day of school on August 16.

Butler Class Schedules

Class schedules will be available through PowerSchool on Tuesday, Aug. 8. For students who cannot access it online, printed copies can be picked up in the main office August 8-15 during the times noted above. Ant student who notices an error in her/his class schedule should contact her/his counselor directly and immediately.

Butler fee payment

Parents are encouraged to pay all fees, including academic school fees and pay-to-participate fees, through EZ pay. Most of the fees have been assessed and loaded into the system. If you opt not to pay through EZ pay, you can come to the high school and pay by check or cash.

Pay-to-participate forms are on our website: www.vbcsd.com. Once there, go to Butler under Schools, and then to School Forms. Fall pay-to-participate fees will be due by Friday, Aug. 11. You may either pay the full $125 amount by August 11, or you may pay $75 by then and the remaining balance of $50 by September 8.

As of this school year, please be aware all academic school fees have highest priority and need to be paid before any payments can be applied to other fees, including pay-to-participate fees. All academic fees are to be paid by Friday, Aug. 18. If you have any questions, please contact Kim Thaler at Kim.Thaler@vbcsd.com or 937-415-6306.

Student Parking

Students parking on campus will need to park in the student North Parking Lot. All cars must be registered with the high school on or before the first day of classes. 2017-2018 parking stickers for $10 and mirror hangers, if needed for an additional $10, are available in the main office during the times noted above.

Butler School Pictures

All students will have pictures taken by Easterling Studios during school on Friday, Aug. 18. Parents have the option to purchase your daughter/son’s picture. Order forms will be distributed to our students on the first day of school. Please ask your daughter/son for the form.

Class of 2018 – Vaccine Alert

Per the Ohio Revised Code 3313.671, all students entering 12th grade are required to be vaccinated against meningococcal (serogroups A, C W, and Y) disease prior to entry. Proof of vaccination may be mailed, dropped off or faxed to Butler High School at 937-415-6457. Have a safe and healthy summer!

Back to school lists

Back to school supply lists for students in grades K-8 are available on the Vandalia-Butler City Schools website. Visit vbcsd.com and click on the Back to School link on the home page. Preschool students do not have a supply list but instead have a $45 material fee.

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Compiled by Darrell Wacker


Reach Darrell Wacker at 937-684-8983 or on Twitter @VandaliaDrummer.