CES Community Wagoneer
A Newsletter for the Households of CES Students
Spring Fun! March 24, 2023
Rockin'Ham 5K Road Race/Walk
One Book One School
ONE SCHOOL ONE BOOK has started!Please check your student’s backpack for their copy of Gooseberry Park! CES, the staff and students and their caretakers will be reading one chapter a night until April vacation. Everyday there will be a trivia question from the reading the night before, there will be prizes and absolute delight in sharing our thoughts about the book. Inside the book is a bookmark, letter to parents and a reading schedule. Please participate in One School One Book! It’s a great way to promote the habit of reading and spending some quality time with your kids!
I am including a link to the audiobook so you and your child might read along together
Meet the Bellows Falls Middle School Principal Candidates!
The Windham Northeast Supervisory Union is excited to announce our Summer Program plans for 2023! To learn more about dates, scheduling, activities, and how to be considered for a Summer Program slot, please read this Summer Letter
that includes the sign-up link. We will not be sending a paper form home with your child this year. Please complete this process by Friday 3/31/23. We will not accept sign-up information past this date. Completing this form indicates an interest in a Summer Programs (1st-8th) slot; placement in the Summer Programs is not guaranteed. This year there are no fees for families for the 2023 WNESU Summer Programs. They are funded through ESSER funds. This grant is considered a one-time funding opportunity.
If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Doran, Director of Summer & After-School Programs (Sarah.Doran@wnesu.com)
WNESU STAFF EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
Are you interested in working for the WNESU Summer Programs for 5 weeks?! Please use this WNESU form: HERE. By completing this form, you are indicating that you are interested in being considered for a WNESU Summer Programs position. Employment in the Summer Programs is not guaranteed. Please complete this online application process by Monday 4/3/23. If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Doran, Director of Summer & After-School Programs.
News to Know!
Medicaid and CHIP coverage
Millions of students run the risk of losing Medicaid and CHIP coverage as regular renewals restart. Since the pandemic’s Public Health Emergency began in March 2020, children and families enrolled in Medicaid have not been required to complete renewal paperwork in order to stay covered. But with this pandemic-era policy ending, students enrolled in Medicaid or CHIP could lose their coverage starting April 1st if they do not submit renewal paperwork on time or if they are no longer eligible and need to transition to another form of coverage.
In order to protect their child and their family’s health care coverage, it is important that parents with children on Medicaid act quickly to confirm or update their contact information for every member of their family on Medicaid with the Vermont Health Connect/Dr. Dynasaur and provide necessary information to complete their Medicaid and CHIP renewal when notified. Families could be notified about their renewal paperwork at any point this year or early next year.
If the Vermont Health Connect/Dr. Dynasaur does not have correct contact information for a family, parents may not receive their renewal notice and their children could lose coverage.
To verify or update contact information, parents should go to the Vermont Health Connect Portal or call 1-855-899-9600. It is also important for parents to open and respond to all mail from Medicaid and CHIP over the next year to avoid losing their healthcare coverage.
As regular renewals restart in Medicaid and CHIP, we want to make sure parents have the information they need to protect coverage for their child and other family members.
To update your contact information or get questions answered about your Medicaid/CHIP coverage, visit Vermont Health Connect or call 1-855-899-9600.
No longer qualify for Medicaid or CHIP and need help enrolling in the Marketplace? You can find free, unbiased help at: 1-855-899-9600
To learn more: https://portal.healthconnect.vermont.gov/.../welcome.action
Around the School...
Compass School Players
We were pleased to welcome back the Compass School Players as they brought some books to life!
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Reading with Ribby!
We got a chance to high-5 Ribby from the Keene Swamp Bats last week.