CVSD Update

Champlain Valley School District, Vermont, 12/22/2020

A New Newsletter Format

We have been making an effort to ensure that our communications are accessible to all who receive them. As a result, we are changing our district newsletter to this format, which provides the option for viewers to change the font size and translate the newsletter. All of our PreK-8 schools are upgrading or moving to this platform for that reason. Our district and school communications (those sent via email and phone) can be translated as well. CVU's Celebrations emails are sent out using this system. If you prefer to have those communications translated, contact your school's registrar.
CVSD Winter Break Message

What Families Need to Know

From the Vermont Department of Health and the Agency of Commerce and Community Development:


  • The Health Department strongly advises against non-essential travel, even within Vermont. All travel to and from Vermont requires quarantine.
  • Vermonters can only gather with ONE other trusted household between December 23rd and January 2nd. Thi guidance was updated on December 22, 2020.
  • Visitors to Vermont can only socialize with the people they are traveling with. They cannot gather with Vermonters in their home or elsewhere without quaranting.

Updated Health Screening Questions

In order to be in compliance with state regulations and to keep our teachers, staff, and students safe, all families with children participating in in-person learning agreed with and signed a certification at the beginning of the school year that they would attest to 4 questions about their child's health before sending students to school. As a result of the Governor's current Executive Order, we have updated the required questions. Please review the questions in the image below with your family before sending students to school.

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The Upcoming Holiday Break

The 2020 holiday/winter break will be different for most of us, and we need to adjust. Family traditions that brought us together in the past may need to be adapted to keep people safe this year. We can still capture the spirit of the holidays if we get creative. There are so many ways to express love, gratitude, and generosity that won’t put your family or others at risk of getting sick. This is disappointing, but you can work to manage expectations ahead of time. Talk with your family about your time together and find ways to safely celebrate. With an open mind and a flexible plan, we will get through to the other side of this pandemic.


If needed, here are some helpful resources:


  • Get tested as soon as you can. Find out where to get tested here.
  • Quarantine. You need to complete either a 14-day quarantine or a 7-day quarantine followed by a negative test result, as long as you do not experience symptoms.

Ideas for Families

  • Find ways to adapt holiday traditions. Organize a no-contact cookie swap in your neighborhood, make a family tree and send cards to people you don’t see.
  • Take a holiday lights walking or driving tour around your town. Take pictures and share with the hashtag #VermontLightsTheWay.
  • Express gratitude and give back to your community. Find a service project for the family to do together. Check with a local food bank, or the United Way for ideas.
  • Practice Random Acts of Kindness – shovel a neighbor’s driveway, deliver food, books, and games to families in quarantine.
  • Organize a virtual book or movie club.
  • Go outside and play in the snow. Take a walk, hike, go sledding.
  • Celebrate the winter solstice or plan a winter scavenger hunt and search for different types of trees, wildlife, stars (it gets dark early!).
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Safer Holidays during COVID-19
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