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Buffalo PRIDE Parent Workshop Coming March 2nd

The Villages Charter School parent organization (Buffalo PRIDE) will host their annual parent workshop on Tuesday, March 2nd. Unlike previous years, this year's event will be held virtually. Parents will have over 40 online sessions to choose from. See the PDF below for more details. 

VCS Creates New Email for School Nurses

The Villages Charter School has created a new email account to assist parents with COVID-19 related questions. Please email your questions directly to our school nurses at their new email address: nurse@tvcs.org 

VCS Adopts 2021-2022 Calendar

The Villages Charter School has adopted a school calendar for the 2021-2022 school year. See the calendar below.      

UPCOMING EVENTS

Wednesday, February 24th

* VCMS Boys' Basketball vs. Wildwood @ Wildwood MHS (4:00 pm)

Thursday, February 25th

* VHS Gold Day

* VCMS Book Fair

* VCMS Boys' Basketball @ Lecanto MS (3:00 pm)

* VCMS Girls' Tennis vs. Citrus Springs @ Chatham Rec Center (3:00 pm)

* VHS Boys' Tennis @ Leesburg (3:30 pm)

* VHS Girls' Tennis @ Leesburg (3:30 pm)

* VHS Boys' Baseball @ Eustis (6:00 pm)

Friday, February 26th

* VHS Gold Day 

* VCMS Book Fair

* VHS Boys' Baseball vs. Lake Minneola @ VHS Field (JV 4:00 pm, Varsity 7:00 pm)

Saturday, February 27th

* VHS Track Meet @ Wildwood Invitational (9:00 am)

Monday, March 1st

* VHS Green Day

* VCMS Boys' Basketball vs. South Sumter MS @ VCMS Gym (4:00 pm)

* VCMS Girls' Softball @ Williston (4:30 pm)

Tuesday, March 2nd

* VHS Gold Day

* VCMS Girls' Tennis @ Crystal River (3:00 pm)

* Buffalo PRIDE Parent Meeting (2 hour online with multiple sessions) (6:00 pm)

Wednesday, March 3rd

* VHS Green Day

* VCMS Boys' Basketball @ Crystal River MS (3:00 pm)

Thursday, March 4th

* VHS Gold Day

* VCMS Boys' Basketball vs. Inverness MS @ VCMS Gym (4:00 pm)

* VCMS Girls' Softball @ South Sumter MS (4:00 pm)

Friday, March 5th

* VHS Green Day 

Saturday, March 6th

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VCS In The News 

VHS Softball Loses Tough Battle with Lecanto

VHS Senior Helps Bring Soho Forum Debate to The Villages

12 VHS Wrestlers Qualify for Regionals

VHS Wrestler Overcomes Adversity 

VHS Highlights Black History Month 

VHS Boys' Basketball Win District Championship

VHS Construction Management Academy Prepares the Next Generation

VHS Boys' Basketball Defeats Citrus to Advance to District Finals

VHS Yearbook Staff Demonstrates Flexibility

VHS Girls' Basketball Wins District Championship

VHS Girls' Soccer Wins District Championship

VHS Girls' Basketball Advances to District Championship Game

VHS Wrestling Wilke Brothers

VHS Boys' Basketball Completes Big Comeback for Win vs. Wildwood

VCS Food Service Program Continues to Serve

VHS Boys' Basketball Returns with Big Win

VHS Girls' Basketball Loses Tough Battle With Wildwood

Buffalo PRIDE Uniform Swap a Big Success

VHS Girls' Soccer Falls to East Ridge

VHS Girls' Soccer Beats Taylor

VHS Soccer Brothers Boost Buffalo to Victory

A Look Back on 20+ Years of The Villages Charter School

VHS Basketball Loses OT Thriller

VHS Basketball Falls in Battle Opener

Battle @ The Villages Ready for 7th Year

VHS Boys' Hoops Win Road Game at Vanguard

VHS Wrestler Ready for Great Senior Season

VHS Senior Named Scholarship Finalist

VCS Teachers Adapt to Teaching Online

VCS Elementary School Embraces Kindness

VHS Boys' Basketball Wins Big in Season Opener

VHS Boys' Soccer Ready for Season

VHS Girls' Basketball Prepares for Upcoming Season

VHS Volleyball Ends Season with Tough District Battle

VHS Golf Teams Ready for District Tournament

VCS Offers Free Meals to all Families Due to Covid-19

VHS Football Battles Trinity Catholic Tonight

VCS Offers Online Learning

VHS Football Wins Big

7th Graders Study the Declaration of Independence During Freedom Week

Youngest Buffalo Make Grandparents' Day Cards

New VHS Culinary Club Gets Donation

VHS Swim Teams Win First Live Match of 2020

VHS Football Opens 2020 Season Friday

VHS Volleyball Ready to Begin Season

VHS Interact Club Donates Supplies

VHS Cross Country Teams Ready to Open Season

First Day of School for VCS

A Look Back Over 20 Years of VCS

Camp Innovation Completes Successful First Week

Back to School Tax Holiday This Weekend

VCS Pivots to Camp and Delays School Start

VHS Golden Girls Ready for New Season

Jumpstart Summer Camp at VCMS

Back to School Supplies

Plans to Return to School

VCS Summer Reading Off to a Good Start

VHS Students Win Art Contest

VCS Plans to Reopen Regular School in August

VHS Construction Academy Helps Complete Home

VHS Class of 2020 Has Epic Finale

Class of 2020 Graduation

Gov. Scott Visits VHS

The Villages Charter School 15 Years of Impact

VCS Approved to Offer Free Meals Through End of 2021 School Year

The Villages Charter School has been approved to offer all VCS students in grades K-12 a free balanced breakfast and lunch. This program is part of the federal government's response to COVID-19 and will last through the end of the 2020-2021 school year. See the flyer below for details. 

Florida Department of Education Creates COVID 19 Website

The Florida Department of Education has created a new website (COVID Stops With Me) that is very informative.  Also, see the CDC guidelines for reopening schools.  See the information here.

Florida Education Commissioner Issues Press Release

Florida Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran issued a press release in response to new CDC school reopening guidelines. See the press release below. The Villages Charter School reopening plan complies with the new CDC guidelines and has been approved by the Florida Department of Education. 

VCS Adopts New CDC Quarantine Guidelines 

The Villages Charter School students and employees will face shorter COVID-19 quarantine periods, effective immediately. The change is based on new guidelines from the CDC, which reduced the quarantine period from 14 days to 10 days for students and staff who are asymptomatic. The district is implementing the changes with the support of the Florida and Sumter County Health Departments. 

Students and staff who test positive for the virus will be allowed to return to school and work after meeting the following criteria:

  • At least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared, and
  • At least 24 hours have passed without fever and without the use of fever-reducing medications, and 
  • Symptoms (cough, shortness of breath, etc.) have improved.

Those who test positive without symptoms will be allowed to return after at least 10 days have passed since the specimen collection date of the first positive lab test. For clarification, a positive lab test is defined as a swab either nasopharyngeal or oropharyngeal, a blood test for antigens is not specific enough to determine acute infection with COVID-19. Students and employees with severe illness or who are severely immunocompromised may need to be isolated for 20 days, based on the recommendation from a healthcare professional.

A person found to have been in close contact with someone who tests positive may take a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) ONLY (no rapid testing) test on Day 6 or later. If the test is negative, that person may leave quarantine after Day 7. Without testing, quarantine can end after Day 10 as long as no symptoms have been reported during daily monitoring. A student or staff member is not permitted to end quarantine after the completion of Day 7 until a negative PCR test result has been received and a copy has been provided to either the clinic nurse or administration.  If a member of the household tests positive for COVID 19, they are required to quarantine for 10 days.  If PCR testing on or after Day 6 is not completed, any students or staff members in the household will be required to quarantine for an additional 10 days and may return to work/school after the completion of Day 20.

Those who develop symptoms while quarantined may take a PCR test on Day 6 or later. If the test is negative, they may return to school or work after Day 7. VCS is also working with the Sumter County Health Department to modify return dates for those currently being quarantined. 

See the FAQ document released by the Florida Department of Health below. For more information, please visit the CDC’s website or contact your health provider or VCS School Nurse.   

Buffalo Scholarship Foundation Partners with Citizens First Bank

VCS, Buffalo Scholarship Foundation (BSF) and Citizens First Bank have partnered on a unique fundraiser to benefit VHS graduates. The "Buffalo Charity Checking" account benefits BSF. To learn more see the PDF below. Go Buffalo!

The Villages Charter School Is Growing

The Villages Daily Sun provides lots of information about a new world class development along CR 470 in Sumter County. You can learn more about the future of Villages' neighborhoods, cool shopping and dining venues, family housing, a state of the art medical complex and.... a new K-8 building and a new 9-12 high school! 

VCS Earns 17th A Rating in a Row

The Florida Department of Education has released the 2018-2019 school grades for all schools and The Villages Charter School has again earned an A rating!

Congrats to all students, teachers, administrators, staff, & parents for this achievement.

For the past 12 years, VCS has received a “K-12 grade” (all “A’s”)—also,

The Villages High School has now earned 14 straight A’s (2006 – 2019)

The Villages Charter Middle School has now earned 17 straight A’s (2003 - 2019)

The Villages Charter Elementary School has now earned 17 straight A’s (2003 - 2019)

VCS Earns School of Excellence Designation Again!

The Villages Charter School has again earned a School of Excellence designation based upon academic data from the past three school years. The Florida State Board of Education announced the list of schools at their most recent meeting. Well done VCS!

Important Documents

Please see the list of important documents below.

      Buffalo PRIDE Online Conference
      FL DOE Press Release 2.12.21
      VCS School Calendar 21-22
      FL DOE Executive Order #7
      Free Balanced School Meals Announcement
      20-21 Buffalo PRIDE Calendar of Events
      BSF VCS CFB Buffalo Charity Checking
      VCS 20-21 Updated School Calendar
      FL DOE Reopening Guidelines 7.6.20
      2018-2019 VCS K-12 Academic Achievement Report
      2018-2019 VCS K-12 Academic Executive Summary
      AdvancEd Accreditation 2017
      VCS Named High Performing Charter School

Website Accessibility

The Villages Charter School (VCS) is committed to ensuring that its website is accessible to people with disabilities. If you use assistive technology and are experiencing difficulty accessing information on this site, please contact patrick.murphy@tvcs.org to gain access to inaccessible content or functionality of online content. To file a formal grievance under Section 504 and Title II with VCS please contact Patrick Murphy, Instructional Technology Supervisor at 352-259-2350.