Flynn Flyer

February 12, 2021

February 15-19 - Spirit Week

February 17- Principal Coffee 8:15-9

Meeting ID meet.google.com/yqd-aupp-txd

Phone Numbers

(‪US‬)‪+1 224-701-0029‬

PIN: ‪323 012 351#‬

February 17- Kindergarten Registration Flynn Town Hall-6:30

February 19- Report Cards go home

February 19- 3rd CliFF Book Giveaway

February 22- Kindergarten Registration Ends

February 22-March 2- Winter Break

March 3-Student Council Meeting 2-2:45

March 4-PTO Meeting/Annual Title One Meeting

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March 10- Conference Sign-Ups Begin

March 18- Early Dismissal 11:30-Parent/Teacher Conferences

March 19- No School- Parent/Teacher Conferences

Third graders in Ms. Tinson's class practiced their money skills by shopping at Ms. Tinson and Mrs. Deeb's Emporium.

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Annual Title 1 Meeting



Flynn School’s

Annual Title 1 Meeting

Thursday March 4, 2021

At 6:00

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This meeting will address the following:


· Reviewing the Title 1 policy

· Reviewing the Home School Compact

· Reviewing the District’s Parent Involvement Policy

Music News

This year, music class has changed due to COVID guidelines recommended by the Department of Health. To aid in instruction during these unprecedented times, the always supportive curriculum office provided funds to purchase music kits. This means that we can give each student their own materials to prevent sharing. Big shout out to Stephanie Phillips, BSD’s curriculum director! Included in the kits are: rhythm sticks, sand blocks, an egg shaker, and rhythm and pitch notation manipulatives. 5th grade students were also provided with a recorder to take home and have been learning with online tutorials and using flipgrid to share their progress.

We look forward to the day we will be able to share musical experiences as a larger Flynn Community with school concerts, PTO celebrations, and school assemblies.


Spirit Week- February 15-19

Monday

PJ/Stuffy Day


Tuesday

Twin Day/Mix Match Day


Thursday

Career Day/ School Color Day(Green and White)


Friday

Book Character Day/Inside Out Day

Remote Day Learning!

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Conference-Quick Overview

Scheduling for our March 18th and 19h Parent Teacher Conferences will begin on March 10th. We will send you the sign up link on March 10th.


Please know that all conferences this March will be held virtually, using Google Meet. Please see the Frequently Asked Questions link below for more information related to virtual conferences using Google Meet.


Frequently asked questions can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/flynnptcsupport

If needed, please call the school office, 864-8478 for assistance.


Multiple Children / Begin Scheduling Wednesday March 10th.

One Child / Begin Scheduling Friday March 12th.


Scheduling Parent/Guardian-Teacher Conferences

Flynn will continue to use the electronic scheduling system, PTC Fast, to schedule our November 2020 Parent-Teacher Conferences. This system will allow you to select the teacher(s) with whom you would like to conference. By registering your email address, you will be able to view and select conference times that work for you.


What if you need to schedule multiple conferences (more than one child at Flynn)?

If you have more than one child at Flynn School, you may begin scheduling your conferences on Wednesday, March 10th.


You should select (check) all teachers with whom you need to conference from the list of available teachers. You will then be prompted to enter each child’s name for the corresponding teachers. When that is done, you can proceed with registering your email address. You will receive a link via email to access and view the teachers’ schedules. You will see all selected schedules at one time! Click here to begin scheduling:


http://ptcfast.com/schools/John_J_Flynn_Elementary_School


Families that need to schedule a conference for only one child may begin scheduling conferences on Friday March 12th.

Go to: http://ptcfast.com/schools/John_J_Flynn_Elementary_School

Supporting documentation can be found at: http://tinyurl.com/flynnparentconferencehelp

If you are not able to access this system and need help, please call the Flynn office (864-8478) to schedule a conference appointment with our administrative assistant, Karen Priebe.


Frequently Asked Questions


PTC FAST and Flynn Elementary School
Parent Teacher Conference Scheduling Support

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JJ Flynn Elementary uses a system for Parent Teacher Conference scheduling called PTC Fast. This system allows the parent/guardian to select the teacher(s) with whom he/she would like to conference and by registering an e-mail address, view and select a desired conference time(s). Please see below for some frequently asked questions about this process.


Q. Where do I go to schedule my child’s conference?

  1. Please visit the following web address which will contain a list of Flynn teachers. This link will also be available from within an announcement on the Flynn School web site home page: http://www.ptcfast.com/schools/John_J_Flynn_Elementary_School


Q. I tried to type in the address for accessing my teacher’s conference schedule, but I am getting an error. What did I do wrong?

A. You may have missed the underscores in the latter portion of the address. These underscores are not visible when the link is hot, as in the blue example above. You can copy and paste the following url into your browser’s address bar: http://www.ptcfast.com/schools/John_J_Flynn_Elementary_School


Q. What if I can’t access the Internet to schedule a conference?

A. If you are not able to access this system via the Internet, you may call the Flynn office at 864-8478 and schedule a conference appointment with Karen Priebe or you can contact your child’s teacher directly.


Q. What if I need to schedule multiple conferences (more than one child at Flynn)? A. If you have more than one child for whom you need to schedule, you should select (check) all teachers with whom you need to conference from the list of available teachers. You will then be prompted to enter the children’s names for the corresponding teachers. When that is done you can proceed with registering your email address. You will receive a link via email to access to view the teachers’ schedules. You will see all selected schedules at one time!!!


Q. What happens if I realize I cannot make the scheduled time and need to delete or reschedule my conference?

A. When you register your email address for the conference, PTC FAST sends an email (from Admin) with a link for scheduling. Another link and a parent code are provided for making changes to already scheduled conferences or for logging into the site if the scheduling link does not work for some reason.


Q. Will I be reminded of my conference from PTC Fast?

A. You will receive a confirmation email indicating that you have scheduled the conference and a reminder email 2 days before the conference date. Teachers may elect to send out additional reminders as needed.



Q. I went to the PTCFast web site, http://www.PTCfast.com , and I went to the Parent Sign-in page , but I do not have a code for my child.

A. When you register your e-mail address for the conference, PTC FAST sends an email (from Admin) with a link for scheduling. Another link and a parent code are provided for making changes to already scheduled conferences or for logging in to the site if the scheduling link does not work for some reason. Please use these links for making changes to your conference appointments.

Q. I registered my child's name, my name, and my email address but have not gotten the email from your system that allows me to select a time.


Q. I signed up for an appointment. The system told me the appointment was made, but I have not gotten a confirmation email.

Winter Recess Begins on February 19th

Winter Recess in the BSD

begins at the close of school on Friday, February 19th. Remote learning resumes on Wednesday, March 3rd with in-person learning resuming on Thursday, March 4th following our Winter Recess. We hope everyone has a happy and healthy Winter Recess!

February Break COVID Reminders

As we approach February break, here are a few reminders about the State of Vermont’s directives around COVID that we all must follow:


Travel and Hosting Travelers

  • “Visitors to Vermont cannot gather with Vermonters or with people from another household. This includes sharing lodging with another household. Travelers may not stay with a Vermont host or stay in a Vermont lodging establishment or short-term rental with another household. Even if they have completed quarantine, or intend to quarantine with another household, they may not gather with another household in Vermont."

  • Gathering with other households includes weddings, funerals, sleepovers, playdates, or any other activities done with those in another household. If you do any of these high risk covid-spread activities, quarantine is required afterwards.

  • Even if you have had COVID-19 OR received the vaccine, travel and quarantine guidelines are still in place and applicable to all Vermont residents.

    • CDC and other states are saying that once vaccinated quarantine guidelines do not apply, but Vermont is saying differently. This is partially due to the high transmission rate we have at the moment. Vermont is the leading state for transmission at the moment. Here’s a link for more statistics.

  • Travel guidelines remain that anyone who travels outside of the state must quarantine for a total of 14 days from the day they return to Vermont OR get a test on or after Day 7 and quarantine until a negative test result returns. Day 15 would be the first day you may leave your home without testing.


Masks

  • At this time, the CDC has just recommended double masking, but our Vermont epidemiologists are recommending 2-ply cloth masks that fit correctly over your face. The important thing about masking is not how many you are wearing but that there are no gaps in your mask. It should fit snug around your nose, across your cheeks, and under your chin. If this VDOH recommendation changes, we will let you know. If people choose to double mask, that is fine but it is not currently required.


Here are some BSD procedures we would like to remind our school community about:


Food Celebrations at School

Classroom Celebrations:

Please think about non-food options when planning or contributing to classroom celebrations. In addition to students with severe food allergies, we also have students with food intolerances, religious dietary preferences/practices, and chronic health conditions that exclude them from participating in food-based celebrations. Please be mindful so that ALL students can be included fully in classroom celebrations! If your celebration must have a food item, please contact the BSD food service department to arrange for options that can be purchased through and delivered by the school kitchen team. (Click here to review the whole procedures document.)

Kindergarten Registration and Virtual Town Halls


Posted February 8, 2021 by relek

If you have a child turning five on or before September 1, 2021, it is time to register them now for Kindergarten!

Registration can only be done online through the district website. When registering, be careful to choose the correct school year you are registering for. For example, if you’re registering your kindergartener for 2021, you’ll want to choose 2021/2022. If you have any trouble, please call Kelly McDonald, our central office Administrative Assistant, at (802) 865-5332 between the hours of 8 am and 2 pm M-TH, and until 12pm on Fridays.

To complete registration, you will need:
1) a copy of the child’s birth certificate or other proof of age
2) a copy of their immunization records
3) proof of residency.

QUESTIONS ABOUT KINDERGARTEN AND THE REGISTRATION PROCESS?

Learn about the day in the life of a kindergartener.

In a normal year, we would extend the offer to join us at Kindergarten Information Sessions in your community and at each school, where you could hear from kindergarten teachers, talk to our Afterschool team, connect with our Preschool director, and ask questions of the registration team. Due to Covid-19 Restrictions, we are offering alternatives to learn more about our schools. Starting on February 9, we will be offering pre-recorded and live introductions to the kindergarten experience and to each individual school. The dates for these are shown below. Links will be available on all school websites by Monday.

Virtual Town Halls

Can’t make it? Town Halls will be recorded posted below and on the BSD Youtube channel a few days after they take place.

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

Champlain Elementary: Champlain’s mission is to provide opportunities for students to achieve their personal best, become responsible and productive citizens, and embrace lifelong learning. Striving for academic excellence in our caring, diverse learning community represents our highest ideal. Champlain’s faculty, families, and community partners plant and harvest together in our school gardens and cook healthy treats in our classrooms with a mobile kitchen. Our students learn in our forest and outdoor classroom, and especially enjoy our annual fall Harvest Fest and community focused events. Located in the South End of Burlington at 800 Pine Street, Champlain serves approximately 260 students K-5. To learn more about upcoming activities and events, visit champlain.bsdvt.org, where you can read the principal’s blog and Champlain’s Family Handbook. Feel free to contact Principal Joe Resteghini at 864-8477 or jrestegh@bsdvt.org, see also the Champlain Community Facebook page to get a sense of community and read the Blue Notes.

C.P. Smith Elementary: C.P. Smith Elementary School is a Grades K-5 school of approximately 260 students located on Ethan Allen Parkway in Burlington’s New North End. Since 1959, we have worked hard to build a learning community that is respectful, responsible, and safe for all who come through our doors. We offer equal amounts of academic rigor and joy in a wide variety of hands-on learning activities. A focus on science, the environment and place-based education engages students in learning using the Ethan Allen Woods, the Community Sailing Center, Star Base, Shelburne Museum, and Shelburne Farms and other exciting venues in our area as extended classrooms. C.P. Smith serves a diverse population of students and strives to make sure each one of our students becomes an inquisitive learner and contributing citizen. We engage parents and guardians as vital partners in the education of their children. To learn more about upcoming activities and events, visit smith.bsdvt.org or contact Principal Len Phelan at 864-8479 or lphelan@bsdvt.org.

Edmunds Elementary: Recognized as an Exemplar School by the State of Vermont for the fifth consecutive year for our achievements in our climate and academics, we work continuously to provide an exciting and engaging school experience that balances developmental needs with academics. When touring EES, you will encounter happy learners as we work to meet students where they are. We are excited about our research based literacy program that is used around the world, that successfully addresses and meets the needs of all young children through sound, sight, motion and stories. Walking field trips provide our students with ready access to the Flynn, the Fletcher Free Library, the Echo Science Center, UVM, as well as North Beach, Centennial Park, geological formations along the lake and the city center. To learn more about upcoming activities and events, visit the ees.bsdvt.org or contact Principal Bonnie Johnson-Aten at 864-­8473 or bjaten@bsdvt.org

John J. Flynn Elementary: Flynn School is a strong, community-based school where adults, parents and staff consistently focus on meeting the various needs of all students, helping them learn, play and laugh. It is a professional community that partners with a wide range of community organizations to support and enrich student learning. Some examples of our community partnerships include: ECHO Center, VT National Guard Starbase Program, Very Merry Theater, Burlington Community Sailing Center and the Flynn Theater. Located at 1645 North Avenue in the New North End of Burlington, Flynn serves approximately 340 Pre-K through 5th grade students. To learn more about upcomingactivities andevents, visit flynn.bsdvt.org or contact Principal Lashawn Whitmore-Sells at 864-8478 or lsells@bsdvt.org

Integrated Arts Academy (IAA): The mission of the IAA is to explore academic knowledge through intentional art experiences. Our diverse community collaborates and celebrates the world through meaningful learning and creative self-expression as we prepare students for success in the 21st Century. At this magnet school, students are learning through the lens of the four art forms: movement, drama, music and visual arts. IAA core partners include the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, Burlington City Arts and St. Michael’s College. Located at 6 Archibald Street in the Old North End of Burlington, IAA serves approximately 260 students in grades Pre-K-5. To learn more about upcoming activities and events, visit iaa.bsdvt.org or contact Principal Kevin Robinson at 864-8475 or krobinso@bsdvt.org.

Sustainability Academy (SA): The mission of SA is to educate and empower all students to improve the quality of life for all – economically, socially, and environmentally – now and for future generations. At SA, one of BSD’s two magnet schools, students are learning through the lens of sustainability by exploring our diverse society, our local economy, and the environment. We do this through hands-on, place-based and project-based learning. Education for Sustainability comes to life through SA’s learning environment. We use geothermal energy to heat and cool our building and solar panels to power our school! Additionally, at SA we have a thriving school garden that each of our classes use to cultivate fruits, flowers, and vegetables as a part of our curriculum. SA’s core partner is Shelburne Farms, which hosts all SA students for learning trips each school year. Located at 123 North Street in the Old North End of Burlington, SA serves approximately 180 students in grades Pre-K-5. To learn more about upcoming activities and events, visit sa.bsdvt.org or contact Principal Nina Oropeza at 864-8480 or noropeza@bsdvt.org

Filed Under: Updates and Reminders

Are you interested in the March 2 election for mayor?

Do you want information about the ballot questions?


Join the All-Wards NPA meeting, February 9, from 6:30 - 8:30 for a Mayoral Candidate and Ballot Question Forum.


Log on to: www.facebook.com/allwardsNPA. You will be able to choose the language channel you prefer to listen to the forum: English, Swahili, Arabic, French, Maay Maay, Nepali, or Somali.


Please join us to learn more about the positions of the candidates for mayor and about the ballot questions: Ranked Choice Voting; Just-cause Eviction; Airport Commission membership; and Regulating thermal energy systems.


If you miss the meeting on February 9, you can listen to the recording (in 6 languages) of the forum: log on to www.facebook.com/allwardsNPA

Latest Superintendent Update

February 5, 2021


Dear BSD Community,


February is an important month as we celebrate Black History in our schools. This was first celebrated in 1926 during the week of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln’s birthdays. Carter G. Woodson developed the idea with the goal to raise awareness and celebrate the contributions of black Americans. Woodson wrote about education extensively and he challenged our education system to tell the true and whole history of black people. He challenged the system to teach black history from the experience of black people. Woodson wanted to create a week where we delved deeply into black history to educate our students about the realities of their great achievements and struggles in America. In 1976, Black History Month became a month-long celebration.


100 years after the beginning of this celebration, I am struck by how much work we still need to do across the country to make sure that our curriculum accurately reflects the experiences of our Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities, that our teaching and learning is culturally responsive, and that our BIPOC students see themselves in the stories and history that they study every day. I am also struck by the amount of work we need to do as a society to create racial equity. The inequities, trauma, and harm to our BIPOC communities have played out so publically in the past year, and I believe this highlights our responsibility to be brave and to take action. As a white leader, I feel great responsibility to confront and change systems that perpetuate segregation, racism, and white supremacy.


While I am relatively new to Burlington, I have seen our strong commitment to this work. I have also seen and heard that we have much work to do together to address issues of systemic racism in our city and in our schools. I have heard from BIPOC families that they do not feel consulted, valued, and communicated with. I have also heard that we have lower expectations for their children. And I am acutely aware that we need to do a better job working to support and treat our BIPOC staff with respect and care.


I also know that BSD is committed to this work. I see teachers and librarians who are mindful of the books students are reading, and I see discussions about history and current events that ask hard questions of our community across all of our schools. I see a system that has worked intentionally to integrate schools and to value diversity. I know that we are working together on this and that we can address our systems to make them more equitable for our BIPOC community.


I am honored to be a part of a community that is ready for the work necessary to become an anti-racist district. Some of this is underway now. Under our Board’s leadership, we raised the Black Lives Matter flag at every school to show our students and staff of color that we think they matter, we have started both adult and student affinity groups, and our District leadership team is working together to lead with race and equity in our hearts and minds. We are also building upon our foundation of restorative practices, doing the work to create culturally responsive and supportive learning environments in all of our schools. While there is much work to do, we are on the journey together and I am grateful for the energy in the District to move this work forward.


Happy Black History Month,


Tom

Budget - Town Meeting Day is upon us and the Burlington School Board has approved next year’s budget to go on the March 2nd ballot. You may recall that in December our initial projections showed what might be a 13% increase in property taxes. I’m happy to say that our team has worked hard to bring that number down substantially. We were able to identify nearly $1.5 million in reductions without impacting programs or direct services to students and were able to apply more than $4 million in surplus funds to reduce the tax impact. As a result, we are projecting a tax rate increase of 6.88%. Please find more information on our website or check out our budget one-pager. Don’t forget to vote!


BHS Leadership - Please join me in welcoming Interim Principal Lauren McBride and Interim Assistant Principal Gayle Botelho. At a Special Board Meeting on Tuesday, February 2nd, the Burlington Board of School Commissioners unanimously approved their appointments, meaning Principal McBride and Assistant Principal Botelho will stay in their current roles until next school year. Moving forward, BSD is in the process of launching a national search for the next full principal of BHS. We will be open to candidates from Vermont and beyond and will solicit community engagement to help make a decision that best meets the needs of BHS and our community. The position will be posted for external candidates on February 9; qualified candidates are encouraged to apply at www.bsdvt.org/careers.


Downtown BHS Updates

DtBHS Fit Up Funding - The Vermont House of Representatives has passed their version of the FY20 budget adjustment that includes a $3.5 million appropriation in support of Downtown BHS fit up. The bill now heads to the Senate. At this time, we have every reason to believe that the Senate will also support this appropriation. This is exciting news as it will lessen the burden of this cost on local taxpayers.


DtBHS Construction and Logistics Prep - At our new DtBHS campus, more sheetrock is going up, plumbing for new bathrooms is taking shape, and a few of the interior doors have been installed. The BHS Register and VtDigger went through a press tour last week, and WCAX and MyChamplainValley joined us yesterday! BHS teachers (in addition to teaching) are going into BHS to pack up and label their teaching supplies; these will be moved into DtBHS during February Break. This week, BHS teachers began touring DtBHS, and for many, it was the first time they were able to get into the new space.


Town Halls - The BHS Leadership Team began hosting DtBHS Town Halls this week to help show the space and answer questions. The next Town Hall is Wednesday, February 17 at 6:30 pm, via zoom.



Kindergarten Registration and Virtual Town Halls - Do you have a student turning 5 on or before September 1st? It is time to register for Kindergarten! Visit our website to register online; please register by March 15, 2021.


In a normal year, we would extend the offer to join us at Kindergarten Information Sessions in your community and at each school, where you could hear from kindergarten teachers, talk to our Afterschool team, connect with our Preschool director, and ask questions of the registration team. Due to Covid-19 Restrictions, we are offering alternatives to learn more about our schools. Starting on February 9, we will be offering pre-recorded and live introductions to the kindergarten experience and to each individual school. The dates for these are shown below. Links will be available on all school websites by Monday.


Virtual Town Halls

  • Smith: Tuesday 2/9 at 5:00pm

  • Edmunds: Wednesday, February 11 at 5:00pm

  • SA: Tuesday 2/16 at 6:00pm

  • IAA: Wed. 2/17 at 5:00pm

  • Champlain: Thursday 2/18 at 6:30pm

  • Flynn: Wednesday 2/17 at 6:30pm

Can’t make it? Town Halls will be recorded posted on our school websites and the BSD Youtube channel a few days after they take place.


Restorative Circles at Parent University - The Office of Equity has teamed up with Parent University to offer a new series in Restorative Circle keeping for Multilingual parents. Meeting weekly by language groups on Fridays, participants have come together to discuss the joys and challenges of attending BSD schools. They are getting familiar with the circle process, bonding with each other even in the virtual forum, and building capacity to become eventual RP circle leaders themselves.


Reducing Racial Disparities Grant - BSD has secured a grant from DCF and is working in partnership with Up for Learning and Burlington Community Justice Center with the goal of eliminating racial disparities in suspensions and punitive disciplinary practices in our schools. Our goals are to establish a process for authentic youth engagement and work to replace traditional disciplinary models with restorative practices. As part of this work, we have secured a part-time position as a Youth and Family Restorative Liaison to help guide this work and implement Tier 2 Restorative Practices.



New BTC Afterschool Program - Too many cooks in the kitchen? Not a chance! BSD's Expanded Learning Opportunities program has partnered with Edmunds and Hunt Middle Schools, BHS, and BTC’s Culinary Arts Program to offer students opportunities to cook up fun and delicious recipes afterschool! Chef Cheryl Niedzwiecki and her culinary students are offering live cooking demonstrations and instructions to a limited number of in-person students as well as streaming and recording these demonstrations for students to complete at home. Students interested in participating virtually receive all of the necessary ingredients and cooking tools delivered to their residence so they can follow along with Chef N. Over 25 students participated virtually in the first demonstration, many were joined by their parents and siblings making for a fun multi-generational cooking experience!


2021 Scholastic Art Award Winners - BTC has 13 student artists from our Digital Media Lab and Design Illustration Programs the 2021 Scholastic Art Award Winners. Several schools throughout the state had winners, but BTC is the only Technical Center that has been recognized. Students will be recognized at a Virtual Awards Ceremony on Saturday, March 6th. Director Gingold is working with our communication team to send the press release soon.


We are Hiring! - We are hiring for a number of positions, including afterschool support, coaches, custodians, food service workers, paraeducators, and more. Check out this video to learn more about how YOU can “Join the Journey” and make difference in just one day.


“Lunch with Tom” Thank you to everyone who has been attending our bi-monthly “Lunch with Tom” meetings. Our next event is on February 17 at Noon. Don’t forget recordings and presentations are on our website.


More Good News!

  • “Burlington City & Lake Semester” has been named an Outstanding Flagship Project in Education for Sustainable Development by the Global RCE Centre, a program of United Nations University.

  • 13 students from BTC have been named 2021 Scholastic Art Award Winners. We will be sharing more information about this next week, so stay tuned!

  • The Burlington School District’s Expanded Learning Program is pleased to announce that they have been awarded a grant through the Youth Council Grant program to support the formation and/or expansion of a local youth council. Expanded Learning’s District Child Care program also received a national garden award for the “Carton to Garden Project” we shared earlier! Great job ELO Team!


Covid Dashboard - Please see below for our new COVID dashboard, which provides an idea of how we are doing in schools. Our plan will be to include this in my community updates, which are also accessible on our website.


BSD COVID Dashboard

# of cases since last update: 1/11/21- 12

# of locations since last update: 1/11/20-8

# of cases since return from break-16

# of locations since break-8


Total cases (first case 12/10/20)*-42

Total locations*-11


AOE School Employee COVID Surveillance Testing Participation

# of participants/total # of employees


Round One Participation (11/20/20)

363/1176 (31%)

Positive Results from Round One

0

Round Two Participation (1/6/21)

235/1176 (20%)

Positive Results from Round Two

0

Round Three Participation (2/4/21)

124/1176 (10.5%)

Positive Results from Round Three

TBD

*The State of Vermont Publishes a list of

all Cases in Vermont K-12 Learning

Communities While Infectious

Policing, Community Relationships, and Public Health and Safety.

We are pleased to have Maureen McGough, J.D., Chief of Staff for the Policing Project at the NYU School of Law as the presenter on February 17. Maureen oversees national efforts to improve accountability and transparency in policing, reimagine public safety, and improve the representation of women in policing. She joined the Policing Project from the National Police Foundation where she led the non-profit’s research, training, and technical assistance efforts as Director of National Programs.

We hope you can join us in welcoming Ms. McGough to Vermont virtually by Zoom webinar on Wednesday, February 17, 2021

from 6:00 -7:15 pm. Registration is free and available here or at howardcenter.org.


Upcoming Community Education Series events:

  • March 9, 2021 6:00-7:15 pm: Dr. John Brooklyn | Alcohol Use – Why we should be talking about it. Register here.

  • April 6, 2021 from 2:00-3:30 pm: Erin Roelke and Millie Richard | Hoarding and Clutter: Community Support Approaches. Register here.

Howard Center presents its virtual annual conference,

Perspectives on Connection, Compassion, and Belonging

on March 30, 2021 from 9am – 1pm. Registration is now open.

The conference, designed for a broad audience, will feature

national speakers, Dr. Laurie Santos, Rev. angel Kyodo williams,

and V (formerly Eve Ensler). For more information, sponsorship

opportunities, and speaker bio's, please visit our website.