Vermont AOE and VDH Update School Guidance

A Message From Superintendent Tracy Wrend Late last week, on October 23, 2020, the Vermont Agency of Education and Vermont Department of Health released an update of their A STRONG AND HEALTHY START Safety and Health Guidance for Reopening Schools, Fall 2020 guidance.   LSUU’s Task Force ‘21 will be reviewing specific implementations in our context over the next two weeks and updating our plans …

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LSUU E-Newsletter October 22, 2020

A Message From Superintendent Tracy Wrend We have reviewed the data from the LSUU Family Back to School Survey – Fall, 2020 and are pleased to report that the vast majority of respondents feel confident that our children are in a healthy and safe environment while in school. Additional highlights from the survey include: 87.4% of respondents reported it was easy to follow LSUU’s …

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In-Person Learning at PA and SHS

A Message From Superintendent Tracy Wrend In recent weeks, we have received several questions about why we are not further increasing in-person learning for students at Stowe High School. First, I want everyone to understand that the LSUU community is 100% committed to providing as much in-person instruction as is safely possible for our students. Unfortunately, in the case of Stowe High School we …

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Take The LSUU SAFER Pledge

A Message From Superintendent Tracy Wrend We are incredibly pleased and proud of the fact that we have had a positive and safe start to the school year. We successfully brought most of our students back for at least two days a week of in-person instruction and found ways to accommodate the concerns of those who do not yet feel it is safe for …

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LSUU E-Newsletter October 8, 2020

A Message From Superintendent Tracy Wrend We are continuing to review data and as of today are on track to transition to Step 3 operations this month. Assuming we continue to meet our internal COVID-19 benchmarks, have low to no active cases in our school community, and active cases stay steady or continue to decrease in Lamoille County, we will move into Step 3 …

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Resources for Emotional Support

A Message From Superintendent Tracy Wrend Dear Parents and Families,  COVID-19 has created an atmosphere of anxiety, stress and uncertainty for many of us – adults and children. Fear and anxiety about what could happen during a pandemic to you or your loved ones can be overwhelming. Additionally, some of the necessary public health recommendations for maintaining our physical health, such as social distancing, …

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LSUU In-Person Instruction Update – October 2, 2020

A Message From Superintendent Tracy Wrend As you are aware, the Secretary of Education recently announced that Vermont schools could transition to Step 3 operations in accordance with the Strong and Healthy Start memorandum for reopening schools in the COVID-19 pandemic.  Assuming we continue to meet our internal COVID-19 benchmarks, have low to no active cases in our school community, and active cases stay …

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LSUU Family Survey and School Updates

A Message From Superintendent Tracy Wrend Dear Parents and Families,  The LSUU Board and Administration seek to better understand what families and students need now that the 2020-2021 school year is in session. We want your feedback to establish more two-way channels for communication.  Please complete the survey, LSUU Family Back to School Survey – Fall, 2020, by Friday, October 9. We are finalizing …

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Governor Scott’s Press Conference Today

A Message From Superintendent Tracy Wrend Step 3Today, the Governor and Secretary of Education announced that Vermont’s schools can move to “Step 3” effective Saturday, September 26. We reopened schools on September 8 under the more restrictive Step 2 guidelines.  With the approval of Vermont’s Secretary of Education for schools to move to Step 3, we will now review our local data and assess …

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Health and Safety Procedures Update

A Message From Superintendent Tracy Wrend It was such a joy to see students back in school and students were equally happy to be back with their teachers and friends. One middle school student may have said it best when they commented, “I’ll never complain about having to go to school again!” Our first week allowed us to test our plans, and I am …

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