Welcome Back!  It feels great to welcome everyone back into our halls which are still vibrant with the latest TA Door Decoration Challenge.  Despite the frigid temperatures, we are still encouraging our teachers to incorporate outdoor mask breaks and learning within class times.  Please remind students that appropriate outdoor attire will help keep everyone healthy, common colds are still a thing. 

On a less upbeat note, we would like to provide some awareness to our families related to post break COVID rates.  Currently Lamoille County and Vermont are experiencing a surge in positive cases.  Here at PA we are seeing this first hand and working quickly to use all of our precautionary and preventive measures to ensure the safety of every student and staff member within our walls. Our priority is to maintain full, in-person instruction for all students. Fortunately, we are in a very good position due the work that has been done around air quality, Test to Stay, and, most recently, the at-home antigen test kit distribution. Please remember, if your student is experiencing any symptoms, please keep them home.  When available, at-home tests are a great way to monitor illness and if you have exposure or concerns about COVID, appointment testing is and will continue to be available.

Art Show:  Astronomy and AP/Advanced Art students have completed a collaborative project. The astronomy students were tasked with researching an object in the solar system. The end goal of this project was to create a travel brochure and poster in order to convince people that their planet/dwarf planet/moon is the place to visit! Each travel brochure was given to an art student, who designed and created a flag/banner to complement the science student’s brochure and poster. To share what we have done, we would like to invite you to our ArtStronomy show on Thursday, January 13th, from 5:00-6:30 pm, in the PA library. The AP/advanced art students will be sharing not only their banners, but all of the art they have created this semester. We would love to see you there supporting the students and giving them an audience with whom they can share their hard work.Enjoy the sneak peek.

Co-Curricular Activities

  • School spirit and supporting our athletes is fun and important! Our faculty can hardly control themselves.

Home games are happening and it feels great to welcome our fans to the stands.  Season passes are available and prices at the door are $4 an adult and $3 for non-Morristown students and those 60 and over. As we move into the season, we are and will continue to monitor our gym air quality closely to ensure safety.

Go Wolves!

PA 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 cancellations due to inclement weather, follow us on Twitter @peopleswolves & Instagram #GoWolves.  Our full fall sports schedule is available on our website.

Guidance Announcements – We have handed out 2nd semester schedules, if there are any questions please contact your students guidance counselor.

Here are some Senior checklist items:

-Please update Naviance asap with any decisions from schools. We need to know where to send your 1st semester grades.

-The VSAC Scholarship application is due Friday February 11th. Please don’t wait until the last minute to gather materials. I will be in the library for flex on Tuesdays and Thursdays to help with anything!

-Please check Naviance scholarships regularly, they will be updated as they come in.

IMPORTANT DATES
January 11:                  MES Vaccine Clinic #2
January 14:                  End of Quarter 2/Semester 1
January 17:                  No School, Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Community
WCC Sharing Priority

Healing event for the helpers:  One Small Step: Moving through pain and cultivating resilience.  A moment to pause, rest, and reflect in community. Free sessions for people who volunteer or work as caregivers: in schools, health and human services organizations, faith communities, first responders, essential workers, librarians, and anyone caring for our community. Virtual and in person options.  Wednesday, January 5, Noon-1:30, 3-4:30, or 6-7:30PM.  More information and register here.

Talking With Kids About Racism: the impact of racism and white privilege on children.  Build Skills to be more effective in discussing these issues with children in meaningful and age-appropriate ways.  Virtual workshops,January 12 & 19, 5:30, Register here.

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

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