Vestaburg Community School
High Expectations for Every Student Every Time
Due to road conditions, Vestaburg Community School is closed today, March 7, 2018. Thank you
State Assessments begin on April 9th! Please review the document from
the State Department and attendance is very important on these testing
A Vestaburg Alumnus and family member is in need of help. Jacob Olson is awaiting a new lease on life. He went in for a routine sports physical when he was 16, and was diagnosed with focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS). Unfortunately, there is a family history of kidney disease. Over the years, his illness has progressed and he is now on dialysis which impacts his quality of life and leaves him very tired. Doctors say a kidney transplant is necessary, but before he can be placed on the transplant waiting list, he has to raise $3,000. This is just the start! If you want to learn more about how you can help, please visit the links provided below.
Boys Varsity and Junior Varsity Basketball Banquet has been moved to Sunday April 15, 2018 at Maxfields; with a 2:00 pm start time. Thank you!
The Digital Culture of Kids for Caring Adults (First Baptist)
April 30th 6:30-8PM
Do you know what apps are on your child’s phone? What are the latest social media trends? Do you wonder about how to talk to kids about online pornography, limit screen time, and protect them from digital strangers?
In the digital age, parents must be observant, engaged, and informed. We'll discuss digital realities, strategies, and practical solutions that will enlighten, equip and encourage parents who want to teach their children how to use technology responsibly. The talk will include specific recommendations for filters and detailed explanations and walk-throughs of popular apps and parental controls.
The Protect Young Eyes team, led by founder, Chris McKenna, presents around the United States to students and adults about how to use technology responsibly. Parents can visit our website, built with families in mind, at https://protectyoungeyes.com/blog
We are excited to announce that Vestaburg Community
School will be on the news tonight! Our school will be
featured on Wood TV and 9 and 10 News tonight at 6:00pm.
They will be showing all of our latest security upgrades to our
building. In the words of our superintendent, Brandon
Hubbard, “While this comes on the heels of a tragedy, it will
be a very nice and positive feature on all of the work we are
doing. I think we are doing great things and should be proud
of the work we are doing.” Please click the link below to watch.
Vestaburg Community School continues to upgrade security procedures, as well as, the physical components of school safety. Over the past two school years, Vestaburg has contracted with a school security expert, Sgt. Gary Valentine, to evaluate the security of the campus and the school’s security procedures. This is an on-going process that continues to lead to improved procedures and security upgrades. In the past year alone, Vestaburg has added several security upgrades including, video surveillance, a “Boot” door blockade in every classroom and office, emergency Rapid Response Room Number Placards, and are in the process of installing Ballistic Shields in glassed areas and doorways. In addition, as part of our program, we will be installing a blue tooth notification system that will cover the entire district and allow for immediate district notification of an employed “Boot” and location of the possible disturbance. As result, Vestaburg Community School will be one of the first three schools in Michigan to install this technology.
In February of 2017, the school did an adopt a door campaign and the community really stepped up and raised over $20,000 in a month that paid for the installation and purchase of the “boot” product in each classroom. This year the Placards and the Ballistic Shields have been and/or are in the process of being installed. While, we will always look for ways to continue to improve the safety of our students and staff, we are very proud of the work and advancements that we have made. Our Board of Education and administrative staff have made a commitment to making our buildings as safe as possible. While we hope these upgrades are never needed to be used, we want our building and procedures to be ready and in place. The safety of our school is our number one priority!
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The Boot™ is a rectangular-shaped plate of 1/4 inch thick cold-rolled industrial steel. Each of its two steel pegs offer 8,000 pounds per square inch (psi) of tensile strength - totaling 16,000 psi when both pegs are fully engaged. The Boot™ weighs five pounds, offering tremendous strength to prevent entry from danger on the other side of your door.
Our Ballistic Shield is far more than just a sheet of metal. Made from specially designed and tested aluminum, it is nearly impenetrable when installed over key areas on doors and windows. The unique material limits expansion caused by a fired bullet and creates razor sharp edges at the point of penetration. This combination assures that the shooter will sustain major injury while attempting to open the door. With a Ballistic Shield in place, the time a shooter spends using up ammunition attempting entry gives your students and staff time to barricade themselves in rooms secured by The Boot™.
Rapid Response Room Number Placards:
Unlike traditional placards, Rapid Response placards are reflective, 3D and visible regardless of hall length. This assures an immediate response whether advising a parent, student, visitor or tactical team of a room number.
Response time greatly increases if law enforcement must slow down or stop at every door to check the room number. The Rapid Response Room Number Placards make this unnecessary. The highly reflective, large numbers direct officers to the exact location without slowing down, giving them more time to plan, prepare and execute.
Any elementary students interested in attending an after school art class on Thursday nights please sign up in the office. Grades 1-3 will
have class on the first and third Thursday after school in the art room from 3 to 4:30pm. Grades 4-6 will have class on the second and
fourth Thursday after school from 3-4:30pm. The teacher will be Mrs. Herman and Mr. Guthrie. The classes will be limited to 20 students
each week. If more than 20 sign up they will be put in the next class. If school is canceled or not in session there will be no classes.
Tentative start time is October 19th and will continue throughout the school year. If you have any questions feel free to call
Mrs. Herman @ 989 268-5582.
School Safety: Vestaburg Community Schools has contracted with a school security and safety expert. As a result, we will continue to update and improve our safety procedures. A big part of this process is holding drills to practice and evaluate our procedures. As we work through the year we will be conducting unannounced drills designed to provide us with real-life like practice opportunities. As parents, it is important that you talk to your children about the importance of following all directions and staying calm. In addition, for younger children it is important to help them process the drills after they occur. We appreciate your support and patience as we continue to work hard to provide a safe environment for all our students.
Vestaburg Community School is looking for Bus Drivers. Anyone interested please contact Central Office for more details. Applicants do not need certification to apply. The school district will work with and help interested parties obtain the necessary training and certifications.
School of Choice: Anyone interested in enrolling their child at Vestaburg Community School or our Virtual School please contact us at 989-268-5353.
Vestaburg Community Schools Facebook page
District Safety and Drill Information 2017 - 2018
District Safety and Drill Information 2014 - 2017
District School Improvement Plan
Vestaburg Community School Data Profile
Preschool Application – Printable
Preschool Application – Online Form
Consumer Notice for Drinking Water Lead Results 2017
Consumer Notice for Drinking Water Lead Results
Michigan DEQ Drinking Water Test Results
Michigan DEQ Drinking Water Test Results April 2016
Vestaburg Community School - 7188 Ave B - Vestaburg, MI 48891
Middle / High School - Ph. 989.268.5343 - Fx. 989.268.5898
Elementary School - Ph. 989.268.5284 - Fx. 989.268.5898
Central Office - Ph. 989.268.5353 - Fx. 989.268.5246