Friday Notes

Second August Edition

Health and Safety

On August 10, the Agency of Education, in collaboration with the Vermont Department of Health issued a memo for all schools with updated guidance relative to COVID-19. With testing no longer a first-line strategy for COVID-19 prevention in Vermont, schools have been advised to revisit pre-COVID-19 school sickness policies; ours can be found in our Parent/Student Handbook.

Here's what you need to know:

  • If a student is presenting with mild symptoms, the decision to test (with parent permission) or return to class will be made by our school nurse, based upon her clinical decision-making. Mild symptoms include runny nose or nasal congestion, minimal cough, and absence of fever in an individual with no current or recent household exposure to COVID-19.

  • If a student is not well enough to learn or participate, regardless of whether he or she is tested for COVID-19, he or she will be sent home from school. A student who is sent home due to illness may be required to wear a mask while awaiting pick-up. The student may return to school if symptoms have improved and the student meets school criteria for return. COVID-19 testing will not be required for symptomatic students to return to school.

  • If a student has confirmed COVID-19, he or she will follow the Vermont Department of Health isolation guidance.

Construction Update

As we are sure you've seen, the construction project is moving right along! We anticipate a mid-October completion, which of course will impact our ability to use the multi-purpose room space in the K-8 portion of our building between now and then. This will impact mornings, PE classes, morning assemblies, Mass, and meals.

Here's what you need to know:

  • On the first day of school for your student, please feel free to accompany your student to his/her homeroom after we take your first day of school family picture.
  • After the first day of school, K-8 students (parents/caregivers are welcome to enter, too) will enter through the K-8 main entrance. If students arrive before 7:50, they will proceed down to the ASP room, located in the PK wing of the school. If students arrive after 7:50, they will proceed directly to their homerooms. REMINDER: PK students enter through the PK wing, beginning at 7:45 am and report directly to their homerooms.
  • Meals (breakfast and lunch) will be delivered to classrooms and students will eat in classrooms, just like last year.
  • PE classes will take place outdoors or in the ASP space in the PK wing of the school.
  • We will hold Mass outdoors on Wednesdays and will stream to classrooms on inclement weather days.
  • We will hold morning assemblies outdoors and will stream to classrooms on inclement weather days.

We will continue to provide construction updates; we are so excited for the big reveal!

Fall Soccer

Please print, complete, and bring to school this soccer form during the first week of school.

Be sure to complete one form for each player.

Slide show for Fall Athletics - please view.

Andrew Lafrenz, our Athletic Director and PE teacher, will be present at practices for the first week - please do not hesitate to introduce yourself! He'd love to meet you!

All practices begin the first week of school - so be sure to pack a change of clothes, a water bottle, and footwear to play!

Grades 1/2 (co-ed): Coach Erica Silveira

Practices: Mondays

Time: 3:15 pm-4:00 pm

Grades 3/4 (co-ed): Coach Jamie O'Brien

Practices: Tuesdays and Thursdays

Time: 3:15-4:30 pm

*Game schedule will be posted on the Morrisville Youth Soccer website; games will likely start September 10.

Grades 5/6 (co-ed): Coach Katie Marvin and Coach Herman Moore

Practices: Mondays and Wednesdays

Times: 3:15 pm-4:30 pm

*Game schedule will be posted on the Morrisville Youth Soccer website; games will likely start September 10.

Grades 7/8 (co-ed): Coach Diego Grey and Coach Andrew Lafrenz

Practices: Mondays and Thursdays

Time: 3:15 pm-4:30 pm

*Game schedule coming soon.

PTO News

Big picture

Coming Up Next

August 29 - First day of school - adjusted schedules for PK3, PK4, and K

September 2 - No school

September 5 - No school

September 8 - Back to School Night, 5pm - 6pm

September 12 - Picture Day - check backpacks for ordering info

September 12 - First PTO meeting of the year

September 20 - No school

September 29 - Hosmer Point field trip, grades 5-8 - check backpacks for permission slips

September 30 - Homecoming


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