Busy, busy, busy!  One thing for sure is that the past couple of weeks have kept us all working hard and thoughtfully.  Teachers started their work during inservice and haven’t slowed down. They are focused on creating an engaging and safe learning environment.  Their work is paying off. Students are responding by working hard, getting back into the groove, and adjusting to our return to a full house.  Athletes have been taking full advantage of these beautiful last days of summer with successful meets and games.  Plus, the big news this week was the announcement of our cast for the upcoming fall musical, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

As a reminder to families, the school day starts at 7:55am.  Students who are in excess of 10 minutes late for class are marked as absent for that period. 

IMPORTANT DATES
September 16: No school in observance of Yom Kippur
September 29: PA School Photos
October 11: No School, Conferences, Indigenous Peoples’ Day

STAYING SAFE!
Vaccine Form: If your student is eligible for the vaccine, we are requesting that you complete an attestation form. This form has been emailed to everyone individually.  We are also providing it here in case you missed it. The purpose of this has nothing to do with masking at this time, but is more focused on potential close contacts and keeping our students in school. If there is a positive case and your child is a close contact quarantine will be necessary, even if there are no symptoms, without evidence of vaccination.

Surveillance Testing: We are participating in the state program for testing students and staff members this year. Every school will be tested at least once per month and this will be a voluntary program for everyone. We will encourage families to sign up starting tomorrow as we know testing can be an important mitigation measure for preventing the spread of COVID.

Surveillance Testing Sign-up

Surveillance Testing Calendar

Guidance Announcements
College Planning
Support will be available in the library during Flex times on Tuesdays and Thursdays for seniors who may need help with college applications, scholarships, financial aid forms, etc.  If students would like to schedule an individual meeting contact Lindsey, lindsey.yablonowski@lsuu.org, to schedule an appointment. 

Seniors who are planning on attending college should start the process by creating an account and begin filling out the CommonApp.

Dual Enrollment classes will be offered this spring. Students may register through the college, here is the Dual Enrollment Checklist with all the steps needed to take.

College Board Test Dates & Deadlines
Seniors: sign up for the SAT in School test date taking place at Peoples Academy on October 28, 2021 at 8:00am.  The deadline to sign up is TUESDAY, September 21st.

Co-Curricular Activities

For more information, including updates for cancelations due to inclement weather, follow us on Twitter @peopleswolves & Instagram #GoWolves.  Our full fall sports schedule is available on our website.

Drama: Last school year, the Peoples Academy Stage Company worked on two productions that are being presented via our website. The first production was Alice In Wonderland presented as an old-fashioned radio show. The second was the one-act play, Overtones, presented in a short video. This video was submitted to the New England One-Act Play festival. Please enjoy both of these shows which can be found on the drama club’s page on our website.

Community
LAH2S-RCC Sharing Priority
Groups to manage anxiety & depression:  Behavioral Health & Wellness (Lamoille Health Partners): to join any of these groups, call 888-8320.

  • Intentional Wandering (ages 18-24): walk together and learn moving meditation and self-awareness skills. Tuesdays 10-11:30.
  • Transforming Anxiety: a group that provides an opportunity to better understand and transform anxiety, stress, and overwhelm. Wednesdays 3-4.
  • Walking Support Group for Anxiety and Depression: reduce your experience of anxiety and depression. Thursdays 11-12.
  • Recovery From the Ground Up Group: learn and practice the skills to cope, survive, and flourish in recovery. Wednesdays 4:30- 5:30

Community Book Discussion: Chanel Miller’s 2019 autobiography Know My Name.
On Wednesday, September 22 at 6:30pm via Zoom, join the Clarina Howard Nichols Center and Lanpher Public Library to discuss Ms. Miller’s side of what happened when she was sexually assaulted by Stanford student Brock Turner and forced to endure a long and traumatizing trial in the public eye. Drawing parallels between her own experience and the structural mistreatment of women in the court system, she explains what made her determined to share her story and empower survivors.

Our Zoom book discussion will be a safe space for all people to come together, ask questions, listen and grapple with this uncomfortable subject. Facilitated by Clarina Howard Nichols Center’s advocates as well as by Lanpher Public Library, we’d like to offer that you can join this Zoom group anonymously. The first 20 people to register with Jacquie at jmauer@clarina.org will receive a free copy of the book. Otherwise, please pick up a book at your local library or at your local bookstores: Ebenezer in Johnson, or Bear Pond Books in Stowe (mention this book discussion and receive 20% off).  If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic or sexual violence and would like the support of a 24/7 advocate please call 802-888-5256.

FREE FOOD
All students can receive free meals for the duration of the school year though we encourage all families to complete the free/reduced application form as it does help our school in other ways.  Please note that microwaves will not be available for student use.

SUBSCRIBE
Again this year, PA will post a weekly Family Communication under our News & Announcements webpage.  The information contained in these messages is the most effective way for families to stay up-to-date on what students are focusing on, school sponsored events, opportunities within the community and general PA information.  Please subscribe here if you haven’t already.

More information can be found in our LSUU Return to School Handbook 2021-2022.

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