What is a Rock Stars favorite month? ‘Rocktober’, of course. Last week the students and staff were treated to a fun live band performance by some of our staff. Soon we will be re-forming the student-staff band that plays during our monthly Community Meetings. Community Meeting (and live music) is something we missed last year. It provides a great opportunity for students and staff to share, celebrate and come together. We were very thankful to hold our first in-person community meeting in almost 1 ½ years last Tuesday. Among other celebrations and activities, a highlight during the meeting was announcing this year’s recipient of the annual Green & Gold Scholarship Award provided by the University of Vermont. This year’s winner is Oliver Nigro. The award provides a full academic scholarship for 8 semesters (4 years) at UVM.

Parent Teacher Conferences:  Virtual conferences will be held on October 11th from 10:00am to 6:00pm.  To register for conferences please visit your PowerSchool Parent Portal for appointment times.  If an in person meeting would like to be requested, please call Michele at 802-888-4600 to schedule an appointment.  Meeting links will be sent out via email later this week.

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
October 11: No School, Conferences, Indigenous Peoples’ Day
October 12:  PA & PAML Picture Retake Day
October 13:  PSAT In School Day Exam

Guidance Announcements
Attention Senior Parents and Guardians: The new FAFSA for 2022-2023 is available! The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is the first step to access all forms of Financial Aid including grants, scholarships & loans and is required by colleges in order to do so.  Get free one-on-one help from experts, via Zoom.  http://vsac.org/FAFSAFirst Please contact Lindsey in guidance with any questions: 888-7551 lindsey.yablonowski@lsuu.org

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.

Attention Senior Parents and Guardians VSAC Financial Aid Forms Workshop:  Here is a calendar link families can use to sign up for a 1:1 meeting with our VSAC representative Katie Gesser: https://calendly.com/gesser/pa-fafsa-help.  Meetings can be scheduled for Monday, Oct. 18th from 9 am to 6 pm. Families can have a 45 – 60 minute meeting with her, and she is happy to set up a follow-up meeting if you can’t finish in that time frame. VSAC is also doing “FAFSA Fridays” throughout the fall. If the 18th doesn’t work, just note that it would be with another counselor. The dates and other info about FAFSA Fridays can be found here.  To sign up, families will need to take the following steps:

  1. Click on the link
  2. Select 10/18 on the calendar that pops up
  3. Select a time that works best for you

AP Students make sure you have registered on College Board 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 College Board as well. The only way for you to sit for an AP Exam is to be registered on College Board. Please see Sheila by the end of September to join your AP section on College Board.  

         * 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

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
Greensboro Free Library presents two films about parenting and coping in the “Screen Age.”  Register below for a free ticket to receive a code to stream the films at home anytime between 10/1-10/15/21.  And follow the link below to register for a virtual discussion (over Zoom) of the films led by a local teen mental health counselor.  Families are invited to watch the film and attend the discussion together.  Keep reading for more info about the films!  Register here for a virtual Zoom Q&A session on Thursday, October 14th, 2021 at 7 PM EST.  Greensboro Free Library will email you the Zoom link the week of October 14th.  Note that you must register for the Q&A separate from registering to watch the movies with a ticket below. Link to the event landing page: https://Greensboro.eventcombo.com

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.

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. 

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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