Rutland Town School's Weekly Update
Week of February 13, 2023
Mrs. Zaengle's T.A.
Voting Signs for Lawns Available
Please pick up a sign by the Main Entrance or Gym Entrance and return it after March 7th.
Voting Reminders from Kari Clark, Town Clerk
Town Meeting is scheduled for March 6th, 2023 beginning at 7:00 P.M. in the Rutland Town School’s cafeteria. There will only be one election in 2023. Polls are open 7:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, March 7th.
Absentee ballots are available by calling the Town Clerk’s Office at 802-773-2528.
If you are a new voter in Rutland Town and wish to sign up, you may come to the Town Office to fill out paperwork or register online at https://mvp.vermont.gov/ or register when you renew your license at DMV.
Kari Clark, Clerk and Treasurer
Art Teacher Needed
Middle School Lacrosse Coach Needed
Rutland Town School is looking for a middle school girls Lacrosse Coach. If interested, please apply,
Meet Our New Assistant Principal
Mike Lamarre will join the Rutland Town School as the Assistant Principal beginning July 1, 2023! Mike grew up in Pike, New Hampshire and earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and English (literature) from Keene State College in Keene, NH and will soon have a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from Castleton University.
Please see the attachment of Mike Lamarre.
Calypso Connections at Rutland Town School
The Rutland Town School Friends Music Department is excited to announce that RTS will be having Calypso Connections, under the direction of Jennifer Cohen, conduct a residency with K-8th grade students at RTS from March 20-31. The residency will feature playing on steel drums and will take place over the course of two weeks during music classes. Students will learn about the steel drum and its history, they will learn about steel drum music, they will learn how to play the steel drums, and they will learn how to play together in an ensemble to make great music!
We are planning on having a culminating performance on Thursday, March 30 for parents and the community to enjoy. More details to follow. We hope to see you there and we are excited to welcome Jennifer Cohen to teach us all about the steel drums!
As you are all aware, we have had difficulty this year in working with Tapestry in securing an after-school program at RTS. Marie Gilmond, Tapestry program coordinator, has done an admirable job in trying to secure staffing for this program over the course of this year, but has not had much success. We have decided to end our partnership with Tapestry at the end of this current school year. Over the remainder of this school year, we will be exploring different ways in which we can provide after-school programming for our students for the 2023-2024 school year at RTS.
Please contacft Kristine McGuiness at the GRCSU central office if you want to volunteer and/or chaperone field trips at email@example.com , 802-775-4342, ext. 2101.
Kids First Community Homework Folders
M.S. District Festival #2, 9:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M. Snow date is March 4th.
Town Meeting, 7:00 P.M. in the cafeteria.
Town Meeting Voting, 7:00 A.M.-7:00 P.M. in the gym
Friends of Music Meeting, 7:00 P.M. in the Band room
GRCSU Strategic Plan Meeting, 5:00-7:00 P.M. at West Rutland School
School Board Reorganization Meeting, 6:00 P.M.
PTO Meeting, 6:30 P.M. in the Library
No School for Students: In-Service for Faculty
Supermarket Bingo in the gym. Doors open at 5:30 P.M. and Bingo begins at 6:00 P.M. Sponsored by RTS PTO.
Jazz Bistro (Friends of Music), 6:00 - 8:00 P.M. in the gym.
Friends of Music Mtg., 7:00 P.M. in the Band room.
Early Release for Students. Dismissed at 11:45 A.M.
Parent/Teacher Conferences, more information will be forthcoming.
Early Release for STudents. Dismissed at 11:45 A.M.
Parent/Teacher Conferences, more information will be forthcoming
Early Release Day. Dismissal at 11:45 A.M.
Mrs. Norton's 2nd Grade Class on 100's Day
Lost and Found Items
Signs and Symptoms to Keep/Send Children Home
§ Temperature over 100 degrees F
§ Uncontrolled cough or difficulty breathing
§ Vomiting twice within 24 hours: persistent diarrhea
§ Severe headache, especially with a fever
§ Red eyes with dark/colored or "crusty discharge: discolored nasal discharge
§ Severe ear pain
§ The presence of a skin rash, especially with other symptoms
§ Sore throat more than 48 hours, especially if accompanied with fever
§ Inability to pay attention and participate in school due to acute psychological or physical issues.
Please do not send your child to school sick. Children who attend school are expected to participate in school fully, including recess and PE. This is challenging if they are not feeling well. Giving your child rest and increased fluids for 24 hours will help them get better. If their symptoms improve and they are well enough to participate in school fully they may return to school.
If your child has Covid-19 symptoms or test positive for covid-19 please follow the Vermont Department of health guidelines. Covid-19 Guidelines
GRCSU Strategic Plan
GRCSU Strategic Plan
All staff members, parents/guardians, and community members are encouraged to complete the GRCSU Community Engagement Survey. The information collected will be highly useful to members of the Design Team as we better understand the strengths and areas for improvement within the GRCSU, its member schools, and in our communities. The survey can be found here.
In addition, the GRCSU would like to personally invite all staff members, parents/guardians, families, students, as well as any interested community members to join our GRCSU Strategic Design Team. If you are interested, please reach out to Kristine McGuiness (firstname.lastname@example.org). These Design Team meetings will be held in person at West Rutland School on the following dates/times:
Meeting 3: March 9, 2023 / 5:00 - 7:00 PM (@ West Rutland School)
The link below is our new swag store open 24/7/365 check it out and swag yourself up!! any questions please just let me know. There are NO MINIMUS AND YOUR ORDER IS SHIPPED DIRECTLY TO YOU! This is a fundraiser for the RT Sports Booster Club.