RES Community Updates
2021 - 2022
November 2, 2021
CHMS will be a vaccination site for children ages 5-11
We are excited to announce that Camels Hump Middle School will be a vaccination site for students ages 5 - 11 years old. The clinic will be held on Wednesday 11/24 with the 3 week follow up clinic on Wednesday 12/15. This is a public clinic, open for all eligible individuals. Sign up is available through https://www.healthvermont.gov/covid-19/vaccine/getting-covid-19-vaccine. The times of the clinic are included in the registration information. On 12/15, If your child attends CHMS or RES, they can receive the vaccine during the school day without a parent or guardian present if you choose. You may also attend with your child if you choose. Everyone who wants the vaccine, must register in advance. This is a Pfizer clinic and is also available to anyone needing a first, second, third or booster dose as well.
Any families without internet access or who would like assistance to make their appointment should contact the Health Department call center at (855) 722-7878, Mon - Fri 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., Sat and Sun 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
- To speak with someone in a language other than English, dial the call center, and then press 1.
- People who are Deaf or hard of hearing can make a TTY call to this number by dialing 711 or 1-800-253-0195.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Vermont chapter is hosting Family Forums regarding the COVID-19 vaccine and children. These forums will allow families the opportunity to hear from community pediatricians and to ask questions. Families will have the choice to attend whichever date is convenient for them. ASL interpretation will be available at each forum. There will be more forums available in the future. Please see more information at this link.
Therapy Dogs at RES
Here are some important things to know:
- Both Nollie and Winnie will always be on a leash and with their handler when interacting with students.
- Ask before petting - This gives the handler an opportunity to assess a student's level of comfort around dogs and position them accordingly.
- Please ask before feeding them
- Therapy Dogs need breaks, too! - When they are taking a break they will be in either of the handlers office. Students are not allowed to be with the dog without the handler present.
IF your child has a pet dander allergy or fear of dogs, please reach out to your child's teacher and let them know. We are happy to make accomodations for these students!
Do you have any questions? Feel free to contact either Galen or myself directly at:
Test to Stay
Our district is excited to announce that we are getting ready to begin the antigen Test to Stay (TTS) program. The TTS program is activated when an unvaccinated student or student(s) are identified as a close contact to a confirmed case of COVID-19. The intention of the TTS program is to allow students that would otherwise be required to quarantine to remain in school. A detailed description of this program can be found on the Agency of Education Test to Stay website. More details on what testing day will look like can be found HERE.
This program is for students who are NOT vaccinated in Kindergarten through Eighth Grade.
At this time, we do not have the test kits, but anticipate that happening shortly. We want to get other details in place, most importantly, consent and registration.
Next Steps: Complete Both Parts Below
A student can only participate in Test to Stay if their parent/guardian has given consent. If you would like your child to participate in the Test to Stay program, please complete the Consent webform as soon as possible. Please note, the consent form mentions in-school PCR testing. We are not offering in-school PCR testing. We are focusing our efforts on Test to Stay as directed by the Agency of Education.
Vermont will be using SimpleReport to report the results of antigen tests. This reporting system allows for parents/guardians to receive their student’s results instantly. Please register your child, including your contact information in the links below. Please Note: this self-registration link is not the same thing as giving consent. In order for your child to participate, you must complete the Consent webform (above).
October 1st, 2021
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Introducing New Teaching Staff!!
Stay tuned for information around our new support staff!!
* Important Health and Safety Information *
Stay Home when Sick
We have sent this message home in a variety of different ways, but it is very important that your child not come to school if they are experiencing any illness symptoms. It is incredibly important that everyone follows this guidance. We are experiencing COVID in our school district. COVID symptoms look like both allergies and the common cold. Please do not send your child to school with any of the following symptoms as we will need to send them home: Fever (100.4°F or higher), Nausea, Cough, Vomiting, Shortness of Breath, Diarrhea, Sore Throat, Fatigue, Congestion, Runny Nose, Muscle Aches, Loss of Smell or Taste, Headache. If your child requires Tylenol, Advil or cold medicine for illness, they must stay home. We absolutely understand the burden that is put onto families keeping students home with what appears to be minor symptoms. But, by keeping all students with symptoms at home, we reduce the possibility of illness and COVID-19 spreading. Please note that anyone with illness symptoms, regardless of their vaccination status, must stay home. Link To Student Home Health Screening
Return to School Following Illness
If your child’s symptoms last less than 24 hours, please send them back to school. If they last longer than 24 hours, please be in touch with your family doctor and/or get a PCR test for COVID 19 - no at-home antigen tests please. You can choose not to test or contact your child’s doctor, but then your child must stay out of school until 10 days have passed since the symptoms first began. Please be sure to communicate with your child’s school nurse about your child’s return to school plan. Please read this important document from the Vermont Department of Health. Vermont Department of Health Return to School Following Illness.
Emergency Notification Test
The schools of Mt. Mansfield Unified Union School District will test their emergency notification system on Tuesday, October 12th, at 6:00PM.
If you completed your student information forms at the beginning of the year, you should receive a phone message, possibly a text message, as well as an email (note - you will need to opt in to texts by sending a text message of Yes to 67587). You can complete or update this information in your Parent Portal (If you need help finding the forms look for quick links, portal login page and forms will be on the left hand side bar. The form you will complete or update is the MMUUSD - School Messenger form).
We will use this system to let you know of urgent information such as school closures, delays or emergencies. More details about this system are available on our website. If you do not wish to be in the system, or do not receive an expected phone call, text message or email on Tuesday evening, October 12th, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
August 25th, 2021
Please check out the 2021 - 2022 Welcome Back Letter!
Covid Related Health and Safety
- Please continue to keep your student home if they are feeling ill or display covid like symptoms
- Students and staff will be required to wear masks while indoors with the exception of snack and lunch times
- Students and staff will have the option to remove their masks while outside
- Students will connect and have recess together on grade level
- To start the school year, we will be eating lunch in the individual classrooms and reassess after two weeks
- Visitors are not allowed to enter the building at this time
- If your child is sick or is displaying covid like symptoms, please do not bring them to school that day and call your primary care provider.
The student day ends at 2:30, and dismissal will begin at 2:35.
Parent Pickup: Upon arrival to campus for pick-up, an RES educator will check in with each vehicle, ask for the student's name, and radio the appropriate classroom teacher to have the student meet their parent(s)/guardian(s)/approved pick-up adult at the curb of the RES loop. Students will be waiting and ready in grade level pods under the front overhang.
- ALL RES STUDENT PICKUPS WILL OCCUR IN THE RES LOOP THIS YEAR
- PLEASE DON'T LEAVE YOUR VEHICLE
We believe, and hope, that many families will begin utilizing the bus system again this year, to the greatest extent possible and to the degree that families are comfortable with.
Students who ride the bus: Classroom teachers will support students as they get onto the bus!