WEEKLY FAMILY FOCUS Oct 9, 2021

RICK MARCOTTE CENTRAL SCHOOL Principal Kathleen Kilbourne

Drop OFF Times in the Mornings- Class begins at 8:10 am

Class begins at 8:10 am with morning announcements.

Now that we all know how to drop off safely by pulling up to the curb, after the busses leave at 8am....we are starting classes promptly at 8:10 am. Please drop off your child(ren) by car between 8am and 8 :08 so they have time to pick up FREE Breakfast and get to class by 8:10 am.

Anyone coming in after 8:10am is marked tardy, and has missed out on the announcements about the day. Thanks for helping us to get started all together!

Upcoming Counselor Coffee

What: This is an opportunity for parents to come to RMCS and informally meet with the school counselors and a guest to discuss relevant parenting topics. This month we are offering a time to meet outside, under our tent, to discuss gender and sexuality as it relates to children in grades pre-k-5. Emma Makdessi from Outright Vt (www.outrightvt.org) will join us to help answer questions and share resources.


When: Thursday, October 21st 8:30-9:30 - Under the RMCS tent


Why: Counselor Coffee times are offered to provide support and connection to parents around complex parenting topics. While we understand that this time of day is not ideal for many parents, we ask that you email us if this is something you would have attended if you could. If there is enough interest, we will attempt to coordinate an event via zoom at a better time for more families this year.


RSVP: Please email school counselors, Meaghan or Laura, to let us know if you plan to attend. Last minute drop in’s are absolutely welcome!

Meaghan Rice - mrice@sbschools.net

Laura Standard - lstandard@sbschools.net

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Homecoming Week For the SB School District- Elem participation at games

The SBHS Booster Club is looking for ways to get the elementary and middle school students excited about being part of the Wolfpack. This year for Homecoming, we are planning to provide SB Wolves Homecoming bracelets for all the students. These bracelets will act as a pass for the elementary and middle school students to get into any HOME GAME happening during Homecoming weekend for FREE. Of note, the Homecoming soccer game has been moved from Saturday to Monday, 10/18

The schedule of fun events includes:

Friday, 10/15

JV Field Hockey vs. Rice at 5:30pm

Varsity Field Hockey vs Rice at 7pm

Saturday, 10/16

JV and Varsity Girls Soccer vs St. Albans at 10am

Monday, 10/18

JV Boys Soccer vs Colchester at 4pm

Varsity Boys Soccer vs Colchester at 7pm.

Monday night’s game is a WHITE-OUT, so wear white apparel if you can!

For more information about the SBHS Booster Club, visit www.sbwolves.com and click on “Athletic Boosters”

Go Wolves!

School Nurse Notes and Updates


Help lower the spread of respiratory illnesses:


Last year we hardly saw any respiratory illnesses and certainly no influenza. This year, right from the start, we have been seeing respiratory viruses circulating (that are not COVID). We know this because most children are following the health department's illness guidelines, getting tested and many results are negative for COVID-19.


  • If your child has a COVID-19 test and it's negative, they may return to school when:
    • It has been 24 hours or more of no fever without the use of fever-reducing medicine, AND

    • Other symptoms have resolved or markedly improved.

    • Please consider your child's symptoms before sending them back to school. For example, if they are still coughing, having a drippy nose or have low energy, they may not be ready for a day of learning, interacting with peers or wearing a mask for a good portion of the day. Keeping your child home also helps to minimize the spread of those respiratory germs to other children!

Please continue to fill out the Ruvna app each morning.

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Ticks are hardy and stubborn and still active!


  • Check your body DAILY for ticks.

  • Check out the CDC's website for helpful information about tick bite prevention, tick identification, tick removal and symptoms to look for during tick season.

NEW TEACHER FEATURE: Ms. Kesia Cope- Grade 4

My name is Kesia Cope. I was born and raised in Burlington and now live in Essex Junction with my bearded dragon, Spike!

I graduated from the University of Vermont in 2018 with degrees in Elementary Education with a concentration in English and Special Education. I have one more year until I receive my Masters of Education through Southern New Hampshire University!

I like to have fun in the classroom and incorporate music and movement into my lessons. I have high expectations for students and believe that all students have the ability to succeed in everything they do.

When I am not working with children, I like to sing and play the piano, go for long runs, read, and spend time with my friends and family.

Favorites include: FOOD: Sushi

DRINK: Ice Coffee

SUBJECT: Reading & Writing

SPORT: Basketball

COLOR: Purple

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Please remember to label your children’s clothing so that we may easily identify them when they end up at lost and found.

ZOOM AROUND THE ROOM- VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE

SAVE THE DATES NOW

Monday, October 18th:

5:00-5:30 PRE K

5:30-6:00 K

6:00-6:30 1

6:30-7:00 2


Thursday October 14th:

5:30-6:00 3

6:00-6:30 4

6:30-7:00 5


October 20st Open House: Creative Arts: Format TBA

5:30-7:30 pm

Third graders eating outside

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Important Dates to Note:

Mon. Oct 11th- NO School - Indigenous People's Day

Oct. 12th- PTO Meeting at 6pm under the tent

Oct. 14th, 18th and 20th- Virtual Open House/Zoom Around the Room

Oct. 21st- Counselor Coffee, this month with guests from Outright VT

Fri. Oct 29th- Half Day, Early Release at 12:30pm

Nov. 10th -PICTURE RETAKE DAY 8:30 -9:30 am

Nov .2nd- NO SCHOOL Election Day

Nov. 22nd/23rd- Parent Teacher Conferences- NO SCHOOL

Nov. 24-26 Thanksgiving Break- NO SCHOOL


PTO MEETING DATES: PTO Meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of each month.

10/12-6:00 under the tent outside at RMCS

11/9 -Zoom (too cold outside)

NO Dec meeting

1/11/22

2/8/22

3/8/22

4/12/22

5/10/22

Lunchtime Expectations at RMCS

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RMCS HIRING- Current Open Positions

RMCS has open positions for:

Interventionists- Full time

Recess/Lunch Supervisors (3 hours a day)

Substitute Teachers (2 full time floating sub, 5 days a week, now through Dec.)

Substitute Teachers- Flexible scheduling

Please apply via SchoolSpring.com or call Kathleen Kilbourne for more information at 652-7200.

Daily Health Screening - Ruvna App

Families will again be required to complete the daily health screening questions about your child's health status through an email or text through an app called Ruvna. Please be sure to complete it daily before your child comes to school. Nurse Cannon follows up by phone with families who have not completed the health screening questions. Thank you!

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Need Help with Technology? Use this link to access Tech supports!

Visit the RMCS website at sbschools.net or just click on this link for tech support!


https://sites.google.com/sbschools.net/sbsdedtechforstudentsfamilies/home