We kicked off the second semester today with an all school community meeting. This meeting was a kick off to our second semester, a chance to reconnect, and share some celebrations. We started the meeting by recognizing the important work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and reflected on how we are the benefactors of his work. We also considered how we all can take small or large steps to work toward a peaceful, welcoming, and inclusive school and world. During the meeting, Andi T. (pictured below) gave a fantastic memorized reading, which was her eloquent reflection on the December 17, 2021, lockdown experience at Peoples Academy. By the way, the start of the new semester marks the end of another – you can expect Mastery Reports with grades from last semester by the start of next week.

The Artstronomy ShowArt Show Virtual Experience:  ArtStronomy was a huge success! This experience was inspired by Astronomy and AP/Advanced Art students completing a collaborative project. Students were able to rise above the challenge and offer a great event for the end of the semester.

Lockdown Drill:  On Friday, January 21st we will have a regularly scheduled lockdown drill. 

Co-Curricular Activities
Spectator Guidance Update:  We have been closely monitoring our local COVID data and at this time we feel it’s safe to slowly increase the amount of spectators at events.  Beginning Saturday, January 15, we will be allowing two adults per athlete at any event that takes place at home games or in any LSUU building. We will continue to monitor this situation on a weekly basis and adjust accordingly. Thank you again for your patience and support.

Our Streaming Links will be available on our website and typically don’t open until just before the start.

We appreciate your support as we navigate this current situation while keeping the best interests of our students and community at the forefront.  We hope that you will be able to join us virtually, Go Wolves!

Guidance AnnouncementsQuarantine Absences Reminder: In the event that you are required to miss school please remember to email your teachers to ask what you should be working on and check Schoology frequently to find and submit assignments. If you need more assistance, our school counselors are more than ready to help – contact them by phone (802-888-7551) or email. Our main concern is that students return to school healthy and rested. If you are not feeling well enough to do your work, please contact your teachers to let them know your status. Everyone here wants to help you succeed.

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.

Seniors, it’s time to order your Caps & Gowns:  Congratulations on being a member of the Class of 2022. It is time for you to order a cap and gown for Commencement in June. Payment will be due in June when you receive the cap and gown. We haven’t yet determined which style/color you will have, but either way you need to order one! The price will be determined when specifics have been finalized. The price is usually around $25 for the cap, gown and tassel. Please visit balfourvt.com to place your order under Peoples Academy.  Order deadline is Thursday, January 20th. 

January 18:                  Quarter 3/Semester 2 Begins
January 20:                  Seniors, Cap & Gown Payment Due
January 21:                  Lockdown Drill PA & PAML
February 4:                  No School, Professional Development
February 21-25:          Winter Break, No School

Adaptive Cross Country Ski Open House:  Looking for something new to do on a Sunday in January? Join Green Mountain Adaptive Sports (GMAS), on Sunday, January 23, 2022 from 1:30pm to 4pm for an afternoon of fun in the snow at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center (COC) in Craftsbury Common.

This event is free and is targeted at Vermont youth and adults with disabilities. Present will be trained ski instructors from the Craftsbury Outdoor Center, and other professionals serving individuals with disabilities to provide instructions, and support as needed. Homemade cookies and hot cocoa will be served.

Green Mountain Adaptive Sports is in the process of developing a partnership with Craftsbury Outdoor Center and other centers in Lamoille County to offer Adaptive Nordic Skiing for the 2021-22 season. The main goal of the event is to introduce individuals with disabilities to the sport of Nordic Skiing, as well as to gauge desire for adaptive Nordic skiing in the area. To read more or sign up for the program, click here.

WCC Sharing PriorityYou can still get tested. At home COVID rapid tests have been difficult to come by. The state continues to do PCR testing daily. Appointments can be made here. The US government will make at home rapid test kits available by mail on Wednesday. Click here to learn more.  More rapid tests should be available through the state soon.

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