We can’t keep the front doors of PA closed! They are constantly opening and closing as students flood into the beautiful outdoors. We’ve been fortunate with warm and dry fall weather so far this school year. This weather allows for ongoing friendly picnic lunches, outdoor learning, and sun filled mask breaks. Pictured above, this week students have been focusing on nutrition in health class and harvesting from our very own gardens for optimal freshness.  In addition, through our Farm to School program many students have tried new and interesting vegetables during lunchtime.   

With an eye on the future: PA will be administering the 2021 Youth Risk Behavior Survey on October 5, 2021.  The results from the YRBS support public health officials, educators, and community organization’s ability to assess and improve efforts to reduce health risk behaviors among adolescents throughout the state and nation. They help us develop and evaluate health-related programs and secure future funding.  Please review our Parent Notification Letter and you may visit the Vermont Department of Health website for more information.

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 29: PA School Photos
October 11: No School, Conferences, Indigenous Peoples’ Day
October 13:  PSAT In School Day Exam

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.  Having this information supports a fast and efficient process when determining risks. 

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 Visits

  • Vermont Technical College Admissions will be here on  Tuesday, September 28th  11:45-12:30 in the guidance office.  This is an opportunity for Seniors and Juniors to meet with an admissions counselor. Please sign up in the guidance office if you are interested in this opportunity.
  • University of Southern Maine Admissions will host a virtual visit on Friday, October 1st at 11:15. Reach out to your guidance counselor or Sheila in the guidance office for a link.

The Annual NEACAC College Fair will be held at Saint Michael’s College at the Tarrant Recreation Center. Tuesday, October 12th. Students and families are encouraged to attend the evening session from 6:30 to 8:30pm.  This fair is an opportunity for students and families to become acquainted with more than 125 colleges and universities as well as the Vermont Student Assistance Corp. A tentative list of colleges and universities attending the event may be found at neacac.org/fall-college-fairs-2021.

AP Students make sure you have registered on collegeboard in your AP Classroom. Ask your teacher for the join code or see Sheila in the guidance office. If you are taking an AP class through VTVLC, you need to register on CollegeBoard as well. The only way for you to sit for an AP Exam is to be registered on Collegeboard. Please see Sheila by the end of September to join your AP section on CollegeBoard.  

         * AP students: AP bills will be distributed in early October.

         * You will need to decide if you are taking the AP exam and pay a minimum of $40 per exam prior to Nov. 8th.

         * Please talk to your teacher, your guidance counselor or Sheila if you have any questions

Attention Class of 2022: Someone will be the next Peoples Academy Heisman High School Winner and it could be you!  The Heisman High School Scholarship, presented by Acceptance Insurance, gives out 100 scholarships to male and female scholar-athletes ranging from $1,000 to $10,000.  Please go see your guidance counselor or Mr. Ehrenreich for more information or visit HeismanScholarship.com to learn more and apply.

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.

Community
Community Service Opportunity: Lamoille County Habitat for Humanity is looking for volunteers to help with a fundraiser to support our local Habitat chapter which is ready to place a family into a new home. Approximately 60 volunteers will be needed to park cars and take money at the Stowe Fall Craft Fair that will be held on Oct. 8, 9, 10.  Our organization will be paid $15.00/hr for every hour that a volunteer works.  All community members, including PA students, families and faculty, are invited to volunteer.  The times would be from 9:30 to approximately 4:00, divided into approximately three hour shifts where volunteers will park cars or collect admission. If interested please reach out to Judy by phone, 802-888-6918, or email, bickford@vtlink.net.

LAH2S-RCC Sharing Priority
September is suicide prevention and awareness month.  Shatter the silence around suicide and learn how our community can help by joining The S Word movie streaming & discussion panel (LCMHS):

  1. Complete form to receive the movie link,
  2. Watch during September,
  3. Join the discussion: September 28, 5 PM.If you or someone you know is struggling, call:
  4. Local: 888-5026 (weekdays) or 888-8888 (nights & weekends, ask to page crisis team)
  5. State: 2-1-1
  6. As always, in emergency: 9-1-1

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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