Twin Valley Middle High School

1/14/22

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was an accomplished orater whose moving speeches and wisdom focused attention on the injustice of segregation. Reflecting on his life and his example can inspire each of us to be the best human beings we can be.


Dr. King had a strong belief in doing what is right. He once said, "The time is always ripe to do what is right." We are all faced with decisions each day. Some may be difficult choices, like telling the truth in a tough situation. Others may be small choices, like saying hello to a stranger. But whatever the choice, we can learn from Dr. King's example by using those opportunities to do the right thing, no matter how difficult.


Each morning during announcements I encourage students to make the choice to be socially responsible citizens, which aligns well with Dr. King's message. Being the best we can be means doing the right thing, even when it's hard, and even when no one is watching.


This weekend as you enjoy the extra day home with your family, take some time to reflect with them on what it looks like to do the right thing. Stay warm and enjoy the fresh snow in the forecast.


Mrs. Roth

Upcoming Vaccine Clinic at TVMHS

There will be a vaccine clinic here at TVMHS on Monday 1/24/22 for all ages 5 and up. This clinic will be run by Rescue Inc from 2:30 - 5:30 pm. Walk-ins are welcome or you can register online: https://www.healthvermont.gov/covid-19/vaccine/getting-covid-19-vaccine#HD

Notes from the Nurse

Booster-


GET THE MOST PROTECTION WITH A BOOSTER SHOT!

You should get a booster if you are 12 or older and you received: (12-17 ages- Pfizer only)

  • your Johnson & Johnson vaccine at least two months ago or
  • your second dose of Moderna vaccine at least six months ago or
  • your second dose of Pfizer vaccine at least five months ago

NEW! Registration through the Health Department now open for:

  • Boosters for children ages 12-15. (approved by CDC 1/5/22)
  • People who had a second dose of Pfizer at least five months ago - this was six months. (approved by CDC 1/4/22)
  • A third dose for immunocompromised children aged 5-11 (approved by CDC 1/4/22)

If you are age 18 or older, your booster can be the vaccine type of your choice: Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson, no matter which vaccine you got originally. For youth 12 - 17 the booster must be Pfizer.

See Frequently Asked Questions about boosters






Important reminder for those students who have tested positive for Covid:


RETURN-TO-PLAY REMINDER

Before returning to play, children/youth with COVID-19 infection should talk with or be

seen by their pediatric medical home after illness resolves. Children/youth who meet

clinical criteria will need to undergo the graduated Return-to-Play protocol overseen and

monitored by the patient, their family and their health care professional

Children less than 12 years old can return to activity as tolerated after medical clearance

by their pediatric medical home. Communication among local teams, including sharing of the Medical Clearance Form and the Graduated Return-to-Play paperwork collection is important. Teams may consist of health professionals, school administrators, school nurses, athletic trainers, parents and athletes.

AAP COVID-19 Interim Guidance: Return to Sports and Physical Activity

• VCHIP Return to play after COVID-19 infection

7th & 8th Grade Homework Page

The 7th and 8th grade teachers have created a homework webpage. This page will be updated daily at the end of each day and assignments will be left posted for 2 weeks. Please use this resource if your child is not sure what assignments they need to complete! Teacher emails can be found at the bottom of the page.

What's on the Menu?

Monday: No School


Tuesday Breakfast: Waffles

Tuesday Lunch: Cheese Manicotti


Wednesday Breakfast: Breakfast Sandwich

Wednesday Lunch: Chicken Lo Mein


Thursday Breakfast: Yogurt Parfait

Thursday Lunch: Roast Pork Loin


Friday Breakfast: Breakfast Burrito

Friday Lunch: Meatball Sub


Alternative sandwiches, entree salads, and pizza are available each day along with various sides. Meals are free for all students. TVMHS is an equal opportunity provider.

Sports

Monday 1/17 (No School)

Boys MS Red & Black OFF

Girls MS OFF

Girls JV OFF

Boys JV OFF

Boys Varsity 6 am - 7:30 am


Tuesday 1/18

Boys MS Red @ MAU 5:15 (2:30 departure) Visiting fans allowed with masks

Boys MS Black @ MAU 4:00 (2:30 departure) Visiting fans allowed with masks

Girls MS vs MAU 4:00

Girls JV 5:30 - 7:00

Boys JV 5:30 - 7:00

Boys Varsity 6 am - 7:30 am


Wednesday 1/19

Boys MS Red 3 - 4:30

Boys MS Black OFF

Girls MS 3 - 4:30

Girls JV vs. Franklin Tech 5:00

Boys JV @ Poultney 5:30 (2:45 departure) Visiting fans allowed with masks

Boys Varsity @ Poultney 7:00 (2:45 departure) Visiting fans allowed with masks


Thursday 1/20

Boys MS Red vs Sacred Heart 5:15

Boys MS Black 3 - 3:45

Girls MS vs Sacred Heart 4:00

Girls JV 6:30 - 8:00

Boys JV 6:30 - 8:00

Boys Varsity 6 - 7:30 am


Friday 1/21

Boys MS Red OFF

Boys MS Black vs Grace Christian 4:00

Girls MS 5:15 - 6:30

Girls JV vs Leland & Gray 7:00

Boys JV @ Rivendell 5:30 (2:30 departure) Visiting fans NOT allowed

Boys Varsity @ Rivendell 7:00 (2:30 departure) Visiting fans NOT allowed


Please note we have adjusted our spectator policy for visiting fans. Each visiting player will be allowed 2 fans per game. Home spectators are still allowed. Masks are required for all. Please note that should these rules be abused or if there is a significant increase in cases locally, the restrictions are subject to change.

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WE BUILD IT AND THEY WILL COME

The Twin Valley Youth Sports baseball and soccer programs, as well as Twin Valley Elementary

School sports program will benefit from this proposed project. The current state of the field is

in extremely poor condition. Over the years, the playing surface has deteriorated to the point

where we are losing many hours and days of playing time and use due to the poor drainage and

ponding of water on the field. It is estimated that we lost approximately 1/3 of our time on this

field this past fall and it’s condition is worsening by the year.


In over 30 years of teaching and coaching in the valley, the field has had minimal drainage work

(which is malfunctioning at the moment) and zero grading work to alleviate the water issues

associated with the field.


The design of the field was donated by Linden Landscape Architects who specializes in field

restoration/drainage/design specs. The estimated cost from the design is $125,000-$150,000.


Anyone who is interested in donating money should reach out to Twin Valley Youth Sports

contacts of Chris Walling @ clw1222@hotmail.com or Fran Cunningham @

quitamarie73@gmail.com Twin Valley Youth Sports, in conjunction with Twin Valley

Elementary School, will gladly provide special name recognition at the field for anyone who is

interested in donating 75% or more of the construction fund costs. TVYS will accept any

donation amounts for the “renovate the Field Fund.” We would like construction to begin in the

Spring of 2022 to have the fields ready for spring baseball and fall soccer of 2022.

TVYS has 3 architectural rendering posters that will be placed @ TVES, TVMHS, and the Old

School Community Center for public viewing which were donated by Linden Landscape

Architects. Please reach out with any questions and please feel free to donate to the

“Renovate the Field Fund.” Any donation can be made out to Twin Valley Youth Sports –

Renovate the Field Fund.


Sincerely,

Twin Valley Youth Sports Board

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Upcoming Events

  • No School 1/17
  • No School for Students 1/24
  • Start of 2nd Semester 1/25