WEEKLY FAMILY FOCUS March 5, 2021

RICK MARCOTTE CENTRAL SCHOOL Principal Kathleen Kilbourne

Kindergarten students recently read two books by Andrea Beaty, “Rosie Revere Engineer” and “Iggy Peck Architect”. After learning about those careers, kindergartners got to try their hand at designing, engineering, and building using paper and cardboard and a whole lot of imagination!

DATES OF IMPORTANCE- MARK YOUR CALENDARS

March 14th- TIME CHANGE- "Spring Ahead" one hour

March 17th- In-service for teachers, NO SCHOOL


April 1st and 2nd will be half days

April 19th-23rd SPRING BREAK

The 100th Day of School in Kindergarten

Our K friends did 100 jumping jacks, made necklaces with 100 beads, and had 100 day glasses to look for numbers 1-100 in our school!

NURSE NOTES AND COVID UPDATES

DO I NEED TO QUARANTINE?

This chart includes information about General Quarantine Guidance, if you had COVID-19, and if you are Vaccinated:

Vermont COVID-19 Quarantine Guidelines chart (click).



GATHERINGS

Hang in there! We are all feeling COVID fatigue, but we must continue to be diligent, as positive cases are still occurring in our communities.


Please do not gather with people you do not live with; have fun participating in activities outside with others, but do not be tempted to bring the fun indoors.

Continue to stay 6 feet apart and wear a mask when outside with others.



TESTING

The Vermont Health Department encourages testing as a critical tool to slowing the spread of the virus. The sooner you know if you have the virus, the sooner you can protect yourself, your loved ones and your community.

COVID-19 PCR Testing Sites:

    • If you/your student has symptoms of COVID-19, contact your health care provider first, to determine if testing is needed. If you don't have a health care provider, call 2-1-1 to connect to care.

    • If you/your student are not sick, but need a test, consider scheduling a test at a pop-up site on the Health Department's website: "Where to Get Tested," through your provider, or call the Health Department @ 863-7240.


COVID VACCINE UPDATE


  • Vermonters 65 years and older can now make an appointment to get a COVID-19 Vaccination.
  • Visit "Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine" site on the health department's website by clicking here.
  • If you know someone who can't make an appointment online or needs to speak with someone in a language other than English, call: 855-722-7878.

National Employee Appreciation Day

All three 2nd grade classrooms acknowledged National Employee Appreciation Day by thanking employees at RMCS. Students chose a teacher or staff member to recognize and gave them a thank you card in appreciation of their work for our school.

FALL 2021 Kindergarten Registration

Registration will open for Incoming Kindergarten students on March 1, 2021. If you would like to register a student who will be 5 on or before September 1, 2021, please visit www.sbschools.net/register .

School Registration / Home

South Burlington School District Online Registration link

www.sbschools.net

South Burlington Youth Baseball & Softball

South Burlington Youth Baseball & Softball has been providing a safe, healthy way for kids to make friends and stay active for 40 years.


REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for ages 5 to 12, best of all T-Ball is now being offered free of charge!


Sign up today at www.sbybs.com


  • Scholarships available for all league ages
  • State and local safety and social distancing recommendations are strictly enforced
  • Your child will improve their game and learn important life skills
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Family Resources from Howard Center

Caregiving is hard enough without a global health pandemic! Now more than ever, it is CRITICAL that we encourage our caregivers to practice diligent self-care. Our health depends on it, and the health of our children depends on it. It is difficult for caregivers to put themselves first – and we know they are equally as deserving and in need of it. Please consider using these helpful resources.

The Importance of Care for Caregivers (National Association of School Psychologists)

Parenting During Coronavirus: You are Enough (PBS Kids)

Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope (National Child Traumatic Stress Network)

COVID Support VT (from 211)

Apps for Self-Care and Wellness

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Need Help with Technology? Use this link to access Tech supports!

Visit the RMCS website at sbschools.net or just click on this link for tech support!


https://sites.google.com/sbschools.net/sbsdedtechforstudentsfamilies/home