FAMILY FRIDAY FOCUS Aug.14, 2020

Rick Marcotte Central School Principal Kathleen Kilbourne

REQUIRED REGISTRATION FOR WHICH WAY YOUR CHILD WILL ACCESS SCHOOL THIS FALL:DEADLINE SUN AUG 16th

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Student Transportation Updates at RMCS

Buses will arrive at RMCS at 7:50 am. All students will be temperature checked upon arrival.

Parent drop off will be from 8:15 -8:30 am, where each student will be temperature checked while in their vehicle (with the parent still present). Families will pull into the newly paved parking lot in a semi circle, near the curb, and form a line to be checked in a drive thru fashion (without leaving their car). If a child has a temperature, they will not be permitted to enter school that day.

CHILD CARE OPTIONS FROM DAVID YOUNG, SUPERINTENDENT

I am very aware of the need related to childcare as we open schools with a modified schedule. The information below has been provided to me from Steven Berbeco, Deputy Commissioner of the Child Development Division (CDD).

  • The current health crisis has changed the way we all live and work, and now, how children will be attending school. The Child Development Division (CDD) is aware that school schedules and remote learning options are adding confusion and/or challenges to how families access child care following the delayed school start on September 8th.

  • We hope the following information is helpful for your communication with families about school-aged child care:

  • Families can access child care through the state-wide child care referral network. Child Care Referral Specialists at statewide Community Child Care Support Agencies can match families with available child care options, including for school-aged children. There is no charge for this service, and it is available to all Vermonters. For more information: https://dcf.vermont.gov/cdd/cccsa
  • Families can receive financial support for child care by talking with an eligibility specialist. The Child Care Financial Assistance Program helps families pay for child care. Families with a household of four people can make up to $77,256 per year and qualify for help. Eligibility specialists maintain an ongoing connection with families who receive this benefit and help them as their needs change. For more information: https://dcf.vermont.gov/benefits/ccfap

Also, please find information that has been provided to me by Mike Feitelberg at the Edge. Below is a link to the application form for the program called "Minds & Motion program".

MindsandMotion.ApplicationandForm.pdf

I hope this information can assist you as we plan for the start of school on September 8th.

Thanks,



    David Young

    MASK TIPS for KIDS and FAMILIES

    Upcoming Food Distribution Event Dates and Locations

    Upcoming Food Distribution Event Dates and Locations

    Detailed information about food distribution events for the last two weeks of August is available on the State of Vermont Food Help website. It is requested that households pre-register for their pickup via the Vermont Food Help website. Those who are unable to access the website or need assistance with registration should dial 2-1-1.

    Distributions for the weeks of Aug. 17 and Aug. 24, 2020:

    • Aug. 17, 2020: South Burlington and St. Albans
    • Aug. 18, 2020: Rutland and Bethel
    • Aug. 19, 2020: Brattleboro and Springfield
    • Aug 20, 2020: Newport and Brighton
    • Aug 21, 2020: Barre and Hartford/White River Junction
    • Aug 24, 2020: South Burlington and Burlington North End
    • Aug. 25, 2020: Rutland and Shoreham
    • Aug 26. 2020: Brattleboro and Bennington
    • Aug 27. 2020: Newport and Richford
    • Aug 28, 2020: Barre and Morrisville

    INTERNET SERVICES AND BROADBAND SPEED

    INTERNET SERVICE AND BROADBAND SPEED

    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 of Public Service 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.

    CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO ACCESS THE LINK AND SURVEY.


    Interactive Broadband Map | Department of Public Service

    publicservice.vermont.gov




    https://mvp.vermont.gov/

    mvp.vermont.gov