PA Nordic Skiers excited to be back in action

The long holiday weekend certainly sent everyone back to school this past Monday recharged and ready for winter.  We hope everyone had a chance to spend some quality time with their nearest and dearest and maybe even had an opportunity to get their skis or sleds out!  Here at PA, we are excited to get back into the swing of

learning and the winter sports season (and to get out our skis (photo above).

Do you know this person (pictured above)? The current TA challenge is to be the TA to identify what staff members are part of this person. It might sound easy, but it’s not. This challenge is part of our year-long TA Takedown Challenge, which is a competition among Teacher Advisories to earn points through various challenges that occur each month. TAs can earn points for participation in events, such as, homecoming spirit dress up days or by winning competitions. Last month was the TA Handshake challenge. TAs were encouraged to create a unique and inclusive handshake. They submitted videos to a panel of judges who determined the winners. The creativity and effort put into this fun activity was incredibly impressive!

Co-Curricular Activities – Winter athletic practices have started! We are looking forward to welcoming our fans into our gym and know that good sportsmanship and positive attitudes will dominate the airwaves. Please review the information below to ensure a safe and clear understanding of spectator presence in our building.

Basketball Spectators:  In order to promote a safe and exciting winter sports season we are implementing the following guidelines for our in-person fans.

  • Spectators will be allowed this season. There is no limit on capacity as long as compliance with expectations of distancing and masking (regardless of vaccination status) are followed. Air quality will also be measured to ensure safe conditions for all. If air quality is compromised or expectations are not followed, future games may shift to limited spectators or none at all.
  • Masks will remain on at all times.
  • There will be signs to identify sections for seating – spectators need to take note as to what section they are in for purposes of contact tracing, which will be done by the Vermont Health Department.
  • Attendees will be respectful and leave space between their family and others.

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.

Guidance Announcements
Attention Senior Parents and Guardians!  Here is an informational financial aid resource that is offering free workshops.  Financial Aid Navigator  (Please note that the workshops are given in Pacific Standard Time). Please feel free to reach out to me any time with questions! ~Lindsey lindsey.yablonowski@lsuu.org 888-7551

Reminder – School Climate:  The next few weeks is a time of year where student behaviors tend to be more challenging and more prevalent than usual. For many of our students, school breaks bring upon lots of anxiety and uncertainty. This manifests itself at school in many different forms: withdrawal, refusal to cooperate, disrespect, wandering, tardiness, anger, hyperactivity, immature decisions, etc. These behaviors tend to be consistent at home as schedules fill, elongated social gatherings commence and sleep schedules alter.  All this is on top of our already pandemically stressed lives.  Please pay particularly close attention to your students. Remember to be extra DILIGENT, be extra PATIENT, be extra PRESENT and utilize resources when something is amiss.

IMPORTANT DATES
November 29:             Winter Sports, Practice Starts
December 3:                Early Release, Noon Dismissal
December 17:              MES Vaccine Clinic, 9:00am-3:00pm
December 24-31:        December Break
January 14:                  End of Quarter 2

Community
WCC Sharing Priority
Heating Assistance:  Need help keeping your home warm? Check out Vermont options for fuel and energy assistance or call Capstone Community Action at 802-888-7993.

Vermont Communities at a Turning Point: VCDA’s fall conference (Vermont Community Development Association).  Vermont communities face major decisions as we address critical issues and decide how to spend federal dollars coming into the state. Topics: building welcoming communities; community-based housing solutions; community climate and resilience solutions; and workforce development and career training. Tuesday 12/7, 9-noon, Free, Register.

Knowing what is going on helps people join the economy.  The WCC newsletter goes out weekly to approximately 600 area leaders. The language is often exactly or close to what organizations use in order to convey what they want shared.  The United Way of Lamoille County resource page is continually updated with local and state information.

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

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