Parent & Guardian Update
Windsor School PreK-12, January 6, 2023
Parent and Guardian Update January 6, 2023
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Welcome back and Happy New Year. We love seeing everyone back here and hearing about everyone's winter break. It was nice to have a short week to get back in the groove.
We have some important dates coming up:
January 16th - Martin Luther King Day - No School
January 24th - January 27th - High School mid terms
Tuesday 1/24/23, 7:55 - 8:45 Period 1 exam 8:48 - 9:38 Period 2 exam
Wednesday 1/25/23, 7:55-8:45 Period 3 exam 8:48 - 9:38 Period 4 exam
Thursday 1/26/23, 7:55 - 8:45 Period 5 exam 8:48 - 9:38 Period 6 exam
Friday 1/27/23, 7:55 - 8:45 period 7
Senior Capstone presentations will be on 1/23/23 and 1/24/23 in the afternoon.
January 27th - End of Semester
Colleen, Kate, and Sergio
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 this Parent Survey
Hiring Substitute Teachers
Windsor Southeast Supervisory Union is currently looking for substitute teachers to work at our Hartland, Weathersfield, and Mount Ascutney School Districts. Substitutes would be responsible for carrying out sub plans for students in grades PK-12 and communicating with the absent teacher any feedback from the day. Interested candidates should fill out an application and/or submit their resume to Teena Canfield, HR Director at email@example.com. Employment is subject to passing a criminal background check. WSESU is an EOE.
A few notes for this week...
Thank you all for signing in at the office when arriving during school hours. Please also make sure that you use the main doors when leaving after an event. This is all part of our focus on safety at school.
Let it snow! Our ski program for K-5 is on hold pending some snow! We will send more updates when the flakes start to fly and the mountain can open.
Tracey Kohler is bringing back the popular Maker Club this Winter! Details below.
High School News
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Our Summer 2023 Applications are now open!
We are so excited to announce that our online application portal is now LIVE. Any freshman, sophomore, or junior in Vermont can apply!
Summer 2023 Applications are open now through March 31st, 2023. Our new application process is easy and can be accessed on any internet device. Apply now!
Invitation from Superintendent:
Dear Parents/Caregiver of high school students,
As you may know, our district is participating in an audit process to identify ways to ensure our policies, practices, and outcomes are more equitable for all students and adults. In addition to reviewing data and surveying groups of students and staff, our auditors would like the opportunity to discuss issues of equity in greater detail with small groups. This important information will be used to create an equity plan that improves experiences for all students and adults in the district.
We are inviting high school students to participate in a focus group discussion to share thoughts, experiences, and suggestions on issues related to educational equity in Windsor Southeast Supervisory Union. The student focus group will happen during the weeks of Jan. 23 - Feb. 10th. The focus group will run 45 - 60 minutes during the school day. We hope to have ten students for the group.
Students will be sent information about this opportunity next week and will express interest by completing a google sign up form by Jan. 18th. If your child is interested in being part of the group, we will follow up with a permission slip.
We hope that you will encourage your child to participate.
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.