E-News March 8, 2021

Vergennes Union High School

COVID Update -

As reported by Superintendent Soule, VUHS has had a couple of positive cases in the last week that required a limited number of individuals to switch to remote learning during a quarantine. While we are all encouraged by the news that school personnel can get vaccinated, please don't let your guard down. Maintaining social distancing, limiting visits between households, wearing a mask, and keeping students home when they exhibit symptoms will continue to keep infection rates down and keep us all in school. We are looking forward to the possibility of increasing the amount of in-person instruction we are able to provide at VUHS as state guidance aligns with new conditions.

We are all eager for a return to “normal” and look forward to being able to move in that direction when it is safe to do so.

ANWSD Climate Survey - Opt Out Notification

Parental Notification/Opt-out Form – School Climate Survey: Middle/High

The School Climate Survey: Middle/High is an anonymous survey used to identify school climate issues within our school. The survey for middle and high school students includes 15 questions and should take no more than 10 minutes to complete. The survey is anonymous, but parents/guardians should be given the option to opt out if desired.

The data collected from the survey will be used to identify student perceptions of school climate issues within our school. School staff will use the results to inform our efforts at improving our school climate.

Our desire is to involve parents in their children’s education. If you do not wish for your child to participate in this important activity, please sign and return this form to the school by Monday, March 15, 2021. If you would like to examine the content of the survey, please ask the building principal to share a copy electronically for your review.

If you do not want your child to participate in this survey,

Please sign this form and return it to school by Friday, March 12, 2021

Classroom Highlights - Walden Project

The Walden Project was recently featured in KidsVT.com and on WCAX. You can find the article and video story HERE.

News From the School Counseling Office

Grade 11 Information Evening: We are excited to offer an information session on the night of March 16th, for rising grade 12 students and their parents. This is a great time to learn more about your post-secondary options, and have a chance to ask your counselor questions about your own process towards graduation and beyond. The Zoom link for this event was sent in an email to parents of the class of 2022. Email Abby Ruble at aruble@anwsd.org if you need the link shared again.

Governor's Institutes of Vermont: These summer programs are virtual for the summer of 2021 and are for students currently in grades 9-12. Programs offered this year include Arts, Engineering, Entrepreneurship: Creativity & Technology, Global Issues & Youth Action, Health & Medicine, Mathematical Sciences, and Technology & Design. More information about each program including dates and how to apply can be found here.

Summer Programs 2021: It’s not too early to be making plans for summer. The school counseling office will receive a variety of summer opportunities over the next several months. Click here to access a list of these opportunities for students currently in grades 7-12. We are not specifically endorsing any of these programs (because we are not familiar with all of them) and encourage you to further research any in which your student might be interested. As we receive additional program information, we’ll add it to this document, so check back weekly.

Check the school counseling page on the VUHS website often for other news and announcements. https://www.vuhs.org/school-counseling.php?

UVM Math Test Dates

The VUHS Math Department is proud to administer the UVM Math Test on Thursday, March 11th from 2-4 pm in room D-2 and D-3. This is a competitive non-calculator mathematics exam with the top 6 in the state awarded prizes. All 9th-12th grade students are invited to take this test. If you are interested or have questions, please email Mrs Kayhart at lkayhart@anwsd.org by Monday, March 8th.

PAHCC Newsletter

Check out the first 20-21 Hannaford Career Center newsletter here.