Parent & Guardian Update
Windsor School PreK-12, December 2, 2022
Dear Parents and Guardians,
December is here and we have lots of events:
December 7, 8, & 9: WHS presents A Christmas Carol 7:00pm. $2 admission/$1 students
December 13: K-5 Holiday Concert 6:00 pm
December 14: 6-12 Holiday Concert
December 14 & 15: NHS Holiday Bazaar to take place during school day for elementary students.
December 20: WHS MS theater production of Twelfth Night, 6pm
12/5 Early Release at noon - No Afternoon HACTC
12/20 Last day of HACTC before break
12/21 Windsor Early release at noon
We hope you are staying warm and please reach out if you need any help this season.
Colleen, Kate, and Sergio
Our school will be used for a Windsor Police & State Police Training site on MONDAY, DECEMBER 5th. All students are to be picked up by 12pm on this early release day because there will be no school staff in the building to supervise students after 12pm. Your support on this matter is much appreciated.
MRA Leader In Me Survey
Our supervisory union is moving forward with our Leader In Me implementation plan. Leader In Me is a process that teaches 21st-century leadership and life skills to students and creates a culture of student empowerment based on the idea that every child can be a leader. We are looking for parent, student ( grades 3 and up) and staff feedback on this leadership program and ask that you please complete the parent survey link below. Also, if you do not wish for your child to participate in the student portion of the survey, please refer to the opt-out section of the attached letter and contact an administrator.
Opt out letter for student survey
Our LiM assembly series continues! Please join us on the 1st and 3rd Friday of the month to celebrate our students' leadership here at Windsor School. This week, Ms. Krieg's class shared video skits of the 7 habits at work in our school. Students are integral in the planning and running of these assemblies - leaders at every turn! This week we also had the excitement of our back again, PTO sponsored book fair! Lots of smiles as we get back to some of the popular events Windsor School loves.
Middle School News
The 8th grade class was invited to tour the Hartford Area Career & Technology Center (HACTC) this past week. Students were engaged and excited to see the various technical programs and classroom tours that our middle school students might be interested in attending when they get to high school. Thank you to Ms. Vivian for organizing this great day.
Student Leaders - We are proud of the following 8th grade students who have recently signed up to join various committees as middle school representatives, Marz Percy, Jocelyn Wrightson, Isaac Burklund, Isabella Mouser, Grace Blanchard, and Amanda Riley. Thank you leaders.
High School News
Flexible Pathways Update
Have you and your student ever thought about traveling the US or abroad as part of the high school experience or even after? Rotary is currently accepting applications for next Summer's Short-term Exchange Program and Long-term Full School Year Exchange Program. Please contact Mrs. Gogan to start your application. The deadline is Dec 15th. Flexible Pathways Newsletter: International and National Travel opportunities
Leader in Me: Jeff Bachey and Kim Brinck-Johnsen have taken lead in adapting the Leader in Me program for the HS. "Windsor Pathfinders" is a pilot group of students drawn from the Windsor HS Student Council that has been the meeting with LIM trainer Barbara Lindtner to develop their leadership skills, and to begin creating lasting change in the building. The plan is that year's group of Pathfinders will work with a new cohort of students next year, and thereby pass on, and grow, student engagement and leadership capacity in the building. This lines up with the goals outlined in our strategic plan.
Attendance Protocol Update
Our school protocol requires us to track absences and to notify parents regularly. We send notices to parents or guardians at the following intervals:
The student has a combination of 5 or more absences in a 12-month period
The student has a combination of 10 or more absences in a 12-month period
and a coordinated service plan meeting may be held.
The student has a combination of 15 or more days absent in a 12-month period
The student has 20 or more unexcused absences, the Windsor School staff will make a report to the local DCF office and may complete a Truancy Affidavit to file with the State’s Attorney office.
* Our school day begins at 7:50am grades 6-12 with the first warning bell, and 8am for K-5. Please help your child to be on time to school.
Fill the Form - Please consider reviewing this important information regarding Vermont’s new Universal School Meals law and how it helps our school access millions in federal education dollars. Your time taken to fill out the form is very much appreciated.
PTO Parent Teacher Organization
Ann Griffing, PTO President
The Windsor Area Booster Club is a small and committed group of parents and community members, striving to support our students inside & outside the classrooms. All funds raised support the Science Fair, March Intensives, many other events and annual senior scholarships. Student clubs and teams can work our concession stands so that funds can be shared and returned directly to their group. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Leader in Me - Educational & Student Leadership Programs & Curriculum
Find Your Voice Leader in Me is an evidence-based, comprehensive model that builds leadership and life skills in students, creates a high-trust school culture, and lays the foundation for sustained academic achievement. There are over 5,000 Leader in Me schools in all 50 states and in over 50 countries.