"Van Vleck connects with kids at home" by: Mike Reddell

Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell
Van Vleck ISD Assistant Superintendent Christi Dement explains the district distance learning program during the COVID-19 quarantine to school board members Monday night. Joining Dement up front were Superintendent John O’Brien and Trustee President Tony Kucera. For self-distancing, people had a cafeteria table to themselves.

  Van Vleck ISD’s plan to maintain online contact with its students during the COVID-19 quarantine was explained to the school board at its regular meeting Monday, March 23.
   The meeting was held in the VVHS cafeteria where everyone had their own table – according to COVID-19 safe-distance requirements of at least six feet between people.
   The district went online with its students March 16 – following fair holidays March 5-6 and Spring Break 9-13 - Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum Christie Dement told trustees.
   On March 16, VVISD fell under the TEA Illness Disaster Closure process and the VVISD Online Resources Educational Enrichment Page link on the district’s website was created.
   The page is updated daily and includes resources to help students sharpen skills while at home.
   Meanwhile, the district sent out a survey to determine the technology families had for school messenger purposes.

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