Dear MES Families,

January has certainly been busy!  Thank you to all of our parents for doing the right thing and keeping kids home when they have COVID-like symptoms. I want to also take a moment to applaud all of our teachers and staff who continue to step up and cover each other’s classes and take on extra duties so all students are safe, having fun in school, and high levels of instruction continue on.

Based on guidance from the Agency of Education, MES has transitioned from initiating the Test to Stay protocol to providing take home antigen test kits for unvaccinated students if they are identified as a close contact in their classroom. These tools, coupled with wearing the right masks, are really helping to keep our school open and functioning – and that’s our number one goal for our students and our families!

Today, while students and families enjoy the new snow and celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the entire LSUU faculty are engaging in important professional development work. MES teachers are meeting with SES teachers in their grade level teams to determine priority standards, making sure there is alignment in the curriculum we teach. Today’s professional development work focuses on Math, Science, and the Arts.  There is an additional professional development day on February 4 in which we will do the same for Literacy and Global Citizenship.  Our MES teachers really enjoy collaborating with the SES teachers, and we all look forward to more of this work.

Boosters are available for Vermonters 12 and up. Read more here. There are multiple vaccination clinics in our area. Some take walkins. Click here to see the clinics. School clinics continue through early February. Learn more about vaccinating children.

Centennial Library in Morristown has canceled in-person, group programming for the time being. Library is open for patron services (masks required). Online and outdoor programming click here.

Kate Torrey, MES Principal

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