This week we would like to focus on accomplishments.  On Saturday, November 7th the Peoples Academy Boys’ Varsity Soccer team claimed their title as this year’s Division III Champions.  We could not have hoped for a more beautiful day to allow our team to bring home the championship.  Their hard work, sportsmanship, and passion was on full display. Congratulations to our Boys’ Soccer coach, Angie Faraci. Angie has become the first female coach of a boys’ soccer team in Vermont to win a state championship!

Vote for Dylan! Senior Boys Varsity Soccer Goalkeeper, Dylan Haskins was nominated for the Burlington Free Press athlete of the week. Let’s show our support.

In other accomplishments we would like to thank everyone who helped and participated in the opening of our Grout Observatory last Wednesday.  The Lamoille Stargazers group had an enchanting evening observing Saturn, Jupiter and Mars.  Thank you to our science teachers, Lesley Schuster and Rita Ciambra, for helping facilitate this magical evening.

OSA (One Small Act), PA’s student-led Environmental Club recently published their first issue of the “Green Butterfly”, their new informative newsletter. Full of useful economic and environmentally sound information, it’s well worth a few minutes of your time.

NHS Holiday Toy Drive: It’s that time of year again! Peoples Academy NHS is doing its annual toy drive, which this year is extra important due to COVID-19. One of the boxes for the Toy Drive is going to be located in the main office at PA. This year we will be accepting new books and toys and gifts will need to be unwrapped.  We understand that this year is hard for everyone, all donations are appreciated but don’t feel pressured by any means. The event is starting on November 9th and we will stop accepting toys on December 2nd. Happy Holidays!

Snow Days Are School Days: The colder weather is here and we are seeing snow in our mornings.  With this seasonal change comes potential school closings for snow days and inclement weather.  In the event of a snow day or inclement weather, PA has devised a remote learning plan so that students can continue with their courses.  When we have a snow day, we will follow our current schedule remotely. Example – Monday is a normal hybrid school day: green cohort comes to school. Tuesday is a snow day, so there is no in-person learning, but gold cohort students attend a ‘snow day’ google meet (green is welcome to join, but not required beyond normal remote day expectations).

Remote Learning: Check out this resource to help motivate and organize your student’s remote day learning.

Reminders

Holiday Travel:  As you likely are aware, the number of regions that Vermonters can travel to without requiring a 14 day quarantine is rapidly shrinking as the virus again surges both regionally and nationally. With the holidays approaching, all of us here at LSUU ask that you pay close attention to the Cross State Travel Information site and avoid travel to anywhere that is not a Green area.  If you travel with your family outside of Vermont during the holidays, you will be required to keep your children home upon return if that travel was to a Yellow or Red area on the Cross State Travel map. Please do not put your child’s school at risk by sending your students back to school when they should be staying home.

How Contact Tracing Slows the Spread of COVID-19: Please enjoy this short informational video on contact tracing and key factors to look for when contacted.

Schoology Access: If you would like Schoology support, including access codes, please contact Michele Walker, michele.walker@lsuu.org or 888-4600.

Morning Screening:  It is highly encouraged that families complete their own LSUU Health Screening form prior to approaching the building, we will take your temperature when you pull up.  This speeds up the screening process as a whole. 

Lunch Available: Monday-Friday REMINDER:  Free lunch is available to anyone 18 and under Monday-Friday, following the school calendar, even on remote learning days, no pre-ordering needed.

Please note pick-up times:  9:30am-10:30am at the entrance to the Peoples Academy Gym

Guidance Announcements

College Virtual Visits: Our current list of College Virtual Visits is posted and please check back as we will be updating regularly. 

Important Dates

11/11 – No School, LSUU Professional Development, Veterans Day
11/20 – Early Release
11/25 – 11/27  Thanksgiving Break
11/30 – Winter Sports Start

12/24 – 1/1  December Break

Athletics
PA Athletics Website  is our one-stop shop for all athletic informationFollow us on Twitter @PeoplesWolves for the latest updates on current games.

Resources for Community Members
Transportation is available to group meetings and therapy sessions, recovery centers, drug testing sites, medical appointments, and job interviews and training. Visit the North Central Vermont Recovery Center website for more information or call 802-851-8120.

New financial help programs are available to many Vermonters. The state does not want people to be struggling to pay bills, so please encourage people to apply, even if they don’t usually get public help. Visit Vermont Legal Aid’s website for more information.

Reduced-cost eyeglasses: The Lions Club of Vermont have a special hotline number to call and leave a message. Someone will return the call to help with reduced-cost eyeglasses. 1-888-VTLIONS or 1-888-885-4667.

The United Way of Lamoille County (UWLC) website is the central hub for Lamoille-area resources. If you are looking for anything in human services, or if you’re trying to find information you might have seen in these emails, your first stop should be the UWLC resource page.

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