E-News May 3, 2021

Vergennes Union High School

Increasing In Person Instruction

As announced in the email from Superintendent Soule on Friday, we are still hoping to shift to full in-person learning for our middle and high school students according to our plan, however, it may be too soon to tell if we will see a vacation-related spike in cases. We will provide an update by the middle of the week (May 5th) to confirm. Please see below for the details about this plan. I know everyone is not necessarily in agreement about this shift, but we believe this will support a much smoother transition next Fall if we are able to adjust to full-time in-person learning now. And there are possible academic benefits for students, no matter how small, to making the shift now.


Middle and High School Tentative Return Schedule


VACCINE UPDATES


A reminder that vaccine appointments are available for children age 16 and up. College students and some residents of another state are now eligible for vaccines.


MAKE AN APPOINTMENT


Use the link above to make an appointment through the state website, which includes clinics run by the Health Department, the National Guard, healthcare partners, Costco, Hannaford, Price Chopper, Rite Aid, Shaws, and Walmart.

BY PHONE

Call 855-722-7878 Monday - Friday, 8:15 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

As of Friday morning, the following appointments are available:

-150+ walk-ins or appointments at today’s J&J clinic at MUHS (must be 18+)

-200+ appointments at tomorrow’s Moderna clinic at Middlebury Recreation Department (must be 18+)

-500 appointments at Tuesday’s, May 4 J&J clinic at Pepin Gymnasium, Middlebury College (must be 18+)

-Nearly 50 appointments at Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, May 5 – 7 Pfizer clinics at the American Legion (*option for 16 and 17 yr olds)

-Mountain Health Center in Bristol and pharmacies throughout the county are also vaccinating.


TEACHER APPRECIATION

Lastly, just a friendly reminder that next week is Teacher Appreciation week all across the nation. While COVID-19 and remote learning can make it tough to show teachers how much you care, there are still plenty of ways to show your thanks. Fancy gifts can’t compare to a hand-written note from a student or their families. I still have my cards and notes from more than 25 years ago and they still warm my heart! Here are a few suggestions for creative ways to show you care: https://www.ptotoday.com/pto-today-articles/article/1407-teacher-appreciation-week-2021-resources

Congratulations to Lynn Kayhart

Please join us in extending congratulations to Lynn Kayhart, VUHS high school math teacher. The Vermont selection committee for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) has selected Lynn Kayhart as a state-level finalist in the Mathematics award category. Lynn will be honored at the VT-NEA Accomplished Teacher Reception on Thursday, June 3, 2021.


Up to three finalists in each award category, Mathematics and Science, are forwarded to a National Selection Committee composed of K–12 teachers, administrators, university professors, and STEM education researchers who will meet to select the PAEMST awardees at the national level. The teachers chosen to be Presidential Awardees will be notified by the White House, honored in Washington, D.C., will receive $10,000 from the National Science Foundation; and join a cadre of award-winning teachers who can impact STEM education in our state and nationally.


We are so proud of Lynn for having been selected for this prestigious honor in recognition of truly outstanding teaching and leadership in mathematics instruction.

News From the School Counseling Office

April 30th, 2021


Congratulations to all grade 12 students that have chosen the school that they will be attending next school year! As a reminder you MUST be checking your email often so that you do not miss out on an opportunity for a scholarship or any other important information that is being shared with you.


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AP testing information for students taking AP exams


All testing will be done in the auditorium at Vergennes Union High School. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to your test.


Please note that cell phones and/or electronic devices are not permitted in the AP testing room. It is advised that students do not bring these items to testing. We will be collecting all cell phones and electronic devices before testing starts. Phones and electronics will be returned to students at the completion of the test.


  • Tuesday, May 4 - Calculus AB
  • Thursday, May 6 - US History
  • Wednesday, May 12 - Language & Composition
  • Friday, May 14 - Biology


All tests run 8:00am - 12:00pm


Please contact Ashlee Monk if you have any questions, amonk@anwsd.org or 802-471-2301

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Counseling Service of Addison County presents Angst: a documentary about anxiety aimed at helping youth and young adults

Angst: a documentary about anxiety aimed at helping youth and young adults


Thursday, May 6, 2021

7:00 pm9:00 pm


Pre-register for your invitation here


Add To My Calendar


Through candid interviews, Angst tells the stories of teens who discuss their anxiety and its impacts on their lives and relationships, as well as how they’ve found solutions and hope.
The film includes a special interview with Michael Phelps, a mental health advocate and one of the greatest athletes of all time.


There will be opportunities for follow-up discussions with mental health experts about help, resources, and tools available.

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