SCS Weekly Newsletter 8.22.22
August 22, 2022
Dear SCS Families,
Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year! We hope this message finds you all well rested and ready for a new school year.
We are excited to be writing our very first SCS Community Newsletter as a newly established three-person administration team. Alison Celmer is heading into her sixth year as the PreK-4 Elementary Principal. We are thrilled to welcome Brett Cluff as the 5-8 Middle Level Principal and Emily Cogan as the Director of Special Education. Throughout this school year, we will collaborate to write this weekly Community Newsletter with the most important and relevant schoolwide information to prepare you and your family for the week ahead. This first newsletter of the year is packed full of information to help provide a smooth start for all and help answer the most frequently asked questions we typically receive at the start of each school year.
We created a condensed version of our handbook called the SCS Welcome Guide. It has the most important need-to-know information to help you and your family prepare for the first day of school. Please take time to read through the SCS Welcome Guide over the next few days. We also have our updated SCS Family Resource Guide (aka handbook), the revised CVSD Handbook, and our newly revamped SCS Website full of great information as well.
As always, we are here to support your student’s return to school in any way we can. Along with all other CVSD schools, we will be working to support all students’ growth and sense of belonging throughout the year. We look forward to partnering with all of you in this work, and we welcome opportunities to engage with the community. We can be reached via Let’s Talk, email, and phone.
When you scroll further down through this newsletter, you will find additional helpful information to get you started this year including; bus routes/times, food menu, student photos, welcoming our new faculty/staff members, ways to get involved at SCS, and more! Kindergarten families will receive a separate email with details about the delayed arrival time and process for the first seven days for buses and drop-off.
We cannot wait to see our school come alive again as we welcome our students back on the 31st! Our Planning Room Team will greet students off the buses, and our admin team will be standing out near the balloons at the School Street drop-off area to welcome students to SCS. Early arrivals (except for Kindergarten) can join Ms. Alysia in the gym between 7:30-7:50am starting on the first day of school. Please keep in mind that the first day of school is an early-release day for students, which means we will begin dismissing students at 1:50pm that day.
Here’s to a good night’s sleep for all on the 30th - first day jitters are real (for adults, too) :)
Alison, Brett, & Emily
Please help us give a warm welcome to our newest SCS members!
Molly Emerson (Grade 1 - Team Harmony)
Katlin Bartell (Grade 3 - Team Sangha)
Parker Cadwell (Grade 3 - Team Sangha)
Alysia Wakeman (K-4 PE)
Paul Membrino (5-8 PE .85 FTE)
Kiah Coble (3-5 Counselor)
Shannon Smullen (LTS Art Teacher for Pete Boardman)
Sandra Diehl (School Nurse)
Katie Hoechner (LTS Grade 4 - Team Wonder for Molly Fontaine, and then ⅚ Green Team for Kevin Kareckas)
Allison Weimer (Math Interventionist/Para Specialist)
Louise Michaels (Guest Teacher/Sub Coordinator)
Amy Joseph (Permanent Building Guest Teacher/Sub)
Jess Sankey (Computer Science Teacher .8 FTE)
Jasmine Nakhleh (Red Team Para)
Jess Howard (Planning Room)
Natalie Gagnon (Planning Room Behavior Interventionist/Para Specialist)
Lashawn Whitmore-Sells (DEI Coach)
Jane Muzzey (Cafeteria Coordinator)
Andrea Friedman (Special Educator)
Emily Langford (Special Educator)
Caroline Homan (SLP)
Michelle Lewis (PreK Intensive Paraeducator)
Community Health & Education Fair - Saturday, August 27th 9am-1pm
All Brains Belong is holding a Community Health & Education Fair next Sat 8/27 9AM-1PM, including a sensory-friendly COVID vaccination clinic (open to babies, kids and adults), community resource tables, and a series of health education presentations about family & youth mental health, Long COVID, staying COVID-safe when going back to school, and more!
The presentation part (10AM-12PM) will be offered in a hybrid format (outdoors at the Vermont State House Lawn and by Zoom) -- schedule and free registration available at https://allbrainsbelong.org/protect-kids
For the vaccine clinic portion (outdoors or drive-up), advanced registration is recommended but walk-ins are also welcome.
Feel free to forward this to anyone else who might be interested!
Labor Day, No School
Mon, Sep 5, 2022, 08:00 AM
First Day of School for PreK
Tue, Sep 6, 2022, 08:00 AM
Student Photo Days - Sep 12th, 13th, & 14th
Mon, Sep 12, 2022, 08:00 AM
SCS Lunch Menu
SCS Bus Routes and Times
❖ Some stops may be consolidated to achieve greater efficiency.
❖ All times are estimated and may be adjusted.
❖ Students are expected to be present at their bus stops at least five (5) minutes before the bus is due.
❖ Early release Wednesdays: Buses will depart SCS 1 hour earlier.
Caution: High Speed Trains Coming Through!
The new Amtrak service now travels through Charlotte and Shelburne on its way to Burlington.
It is critical that we all work together to educate everyone about track safety, especially students and young drivers. Stay Off the Tracks provides more information about the increased need for safety.
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