Family Friday Focus July 31, 2020

Rick Marcotte Central School, Principal Kathleen Kilbourne

September 8th is now the first student day of school based on the Governor's Executive order.

Budget Information Sessions and VOTING INFORMATION

The official warned public hearing on the budget is August 5 at 7 pm, via Zoom and RETN.

Sunday August 9 there is a mini budget meeting to listen and ask questions at 7 pm via Zoom and RETN...Participation info and agendas posted on the district website

In addition to the absentee ballot option and voting at your designated polling location August 11 from 7:00 am - 7:00 pm, City Hall is open for in-person voting weekdays from 9:00 am-noon and 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm until noon August 10.

A note on deadlines: The last day to request an absentee ballot is the day before the election, August 10. If you want to be sure that your ballot counts, we suggest dropping it back off in the City Clerk's office up until noon August 10 or in the night drop box outside of City Hall up until 8:00 am on election day, rather than mailing it. Nothing can be dropped off at City Hall on election day. Any mailed ballot that is received in the mail on election day will count. Anything received after the polls close at 7:00 pm, will not count.

Thanks for using your voice to VOTE on or before August 11th!

Reopening Update

Reopening Update (as previously shared by Superintendent David Young):

To start the school year, all schools in the South Burlington School District, along with all 16 school districts covering Addison, Chittenden and Franklin Counties who are members of the Champlain Valley Superintendents Association (CVSA), will implement a hybrid instruction model that will include both in-person and remote learning. This plan to return to school is student-centered, focused on the social-emotional and physical health and safety of our students and staff, and designed to keep our students learning at a high level.

While we all agree that nothing compares to the benefits that students receive from in-person instruction, after extensively reviewing the guidance put forth by the Vermont Agency of Education (AOE) and evaluating how to operationally implement those recommendations in our schools, we feel that the hybrid model described in this letter that was sent to families July 22, will best address the health and safety of our students and staff given the current health data available at this point in time.

SBSD Hybrid (Step II) finds students placed in cohorts. The District needs to do this for health and safety reasons. The Cohort splits are based on the last name a household's youngest student. The cohorts are (A-K) and (L-Z). During hybrid (Step II) the A-K cohort will be on campus Monday & Tuesday, all students are remote on Wednesdays, and the L-Z cohort is on campus Thursday & Friday.

The District will consider hardship requests for a change in cohorts. This form will be provided by Superintendent David Young. All requests must use this form to be considered.

The requests however must be based on specific criteria and not all will be granted. Decisions regarding individual hardship requests will be made consistently across all schools in South Burlington. Initial decisions will be made at the school level and can be appealed to the Superintendent. The Superintendent's decision is final.

School's Out Summer FUN at RMCS!


Student photos will be taken on the following days. After photos are taken each child will get a personalized ordering sheet to choose from varied poses and packages.

Monday, Sept 14th - RMCS Hybrid Group A Children

Wednesday, Sept 16th - Opportunity for Remote Learning children to come to the schools (outside) for photos.

RMCS 8 - 10 am

Thursday, Sept 17th - RMCS Hybrid Group B Children

Broadband High Speed Internet Availability in VT


If you need internet access at home to support your children’s educational needs, for medical care or to work from home, there is an interactive map that allows users to view broadband speed information for all locations in the state. You can also fill out a survey integrated with the map about your Internet needs.


The Department is collecting any information that you can provide to reach out to Internet service providers and other utilities to see what can be done to help you get Internet at your home address. This information will be used to identify locations where students lack access to the Internet or where consumers want service to be improved. Responses, without identifying information, may be shared with service providers.

The map shows the maximum reported broadband speed available at each location. The legend, available on the map by clicking the "Legend" button in the upper left, and copied below, depicts what the colors on the map show.

Internet service providers voluntarily provide information annually to the Department about where they offer service, and the speeds they offer. The Broadband High-Speed Internet Availability in Vermont page presents this information in static printable map format and offers statistics by town.

If you are not able to enter your address on the map, the Consumer Affairs & Public Information (CAPI) Division can help. Just call 1-800-622-4496 and a CAPI specialist will work with you and enter your information on the map.