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4.2.21 - Bus Service Updates

Dear Kingdom East Community Members,

I am writing to follow up on our decision this week to suspend transportation services from the Butler Bus Company.

The Vermont Department of Health has completed their outbreak investigation and are satisfied that the bus company understands protocols related to Covid-19.  We have assurances from the company owner that there are no cases where employees who should not be working are on the job.

We will be resuming bus service for Concord, Lunenburg, Lyndon, Miller’s Run, and Sutton starting on Monday, April 5, 2021.  Burke and Newark will have some minor interruptions in their service and the principal will reach out directly to families.

I know the interruption in your schedules has been disruptive and I want to thank everyone for your adaptation and flexibility this week.  We appreciate all that you do to support our young learners.

Do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

Jennifer Botzojorns, Superintendent of Schools


3.28.21 - Butler Bus Company services suspended temporarily

Dear Parents and Guardians

We learned on Saturday, March 27th that the Vermont Department of Health is conducting an outbreak investigation regarding COVID-19 cases and potential contacts among some of the staff of Butler Bus Company.

Based on this information, we are suspending bus service provided by Butler Bus Company in order to allow cases and contacts to be identified and to minimize the risk of future exposures while the cases isolate and the contacts quarantine.  We expect this to be in effect at least through Friday April 2nd.  We will continue to monitor this situation and we will let you know when the appropriate steps have been taken so that bus service can resume. 

We understand that the loss of transportation presents problems for some of our families, and we regret having to take this action.  Your school principal will be sending a robo call and email early this afternoon to explain any pick up and drop off changes.  Each school will share information on how we can work together to facilitate learning if you are unable to find suitable transportation for your children.  

Continue to take good care of yourselves and each other. Please reach out to your building principal if you have any questions. 

Sincerely,

Jennifer Botzojorns

Superintendent of Schools


3.24.21 - Lyndon Town School COVID positive test & remote learning

RE: Robo Call to ALL LTS Families
From: Amy Gale

Hello Parents of Lyndon Town School Students

This is Principal Amy Gale with an important message. Please listen to the entire message.

Today, Wednesday, March 24, 2021, we learned that a person within the LTS community has tested positive for the Coronavirus. We are working with the VT Department of Health regarding this information.

As a precautionary measure we are pivoting the entire school to remote learning for Thursday,
March 25. No students will be in the building for learning on Thursday.
Our return to school on Friday will be dependent on the completion of contact tracing and the
information we receive from the Vermont Department of Health. Students should use the
remote learning paper packets which were sent home earlier this year, for their learning
activities for the day on Thursday. All students should spend time reading. Teachers will be
reaching out to check in with students via phone calls or electronic means if available.
If you would like breakfast and lunch for your student on the remote day, it can be picked up at
the school. Please call and we will have it ready for you.

Thank you for understanding that, due to medical privacy laws, we are not able to release
information about the individual with COVID-19. Please do not speculate or ask about the
individual, we are a small community and want to respect all members.
Please answer the phone if the Health Department or our school office contacts you. A contact
tracer may be trying to reach you with important information. If you are not contacted by the
department of Health or our office within 48 hours, it means you are not a close contact.
We urge everyone to take action to help limit the spread of COVID-19. The recent uptick in cases
locally is a strong reminder that we must continue to
● Make sure your child is wearing a mask.
● Make sure your child is washing their hands.
● Keep your child home if they are sick.
● Call your primary care provider if you or your child have symptoms of COVID-19.

Thursday afternoon I will communicate an update to you from our school office regarding the
return date for students. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me at
(626-3209) agale@kingdomeast.org

3.24.21 - Communication from Lyndon Town School re: Childcare

8:30 pm, Wednesday 3/24/21
Robo Email from Amy Gale to all parents
To: LTS Community
From: Amy Gale, principal
RE: Children attending childcare

A number of you have reached out to ask if your child should go to daycare. We do not have
enough information to give you a recommendation.
At this time we do not have enough information to narrow the contacts to specific classrooms.
Contact tracing needs to be completed.
What we can tell you is that we are concerned enough to have all students stay home from
Lyndon Town School tomorrow..
We understand this is ambiguous, however as soon as we have more information we will share
it with you. Tomorrow, Thursday March 25th we will provide an update.


 

March 24, 2021 - Positive Covid Test at Sutton Village School

Dear Parents of Sutton Village School Students,

I want to inform everyone that today, March 24, we learned that a member of our K-2 cohort has tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19). When we are alerted about a positive case we review our room logs and attendance records, determine specific contact times and notify individuals determined to be close contacts. We have consulted with the department of health and have made decisions based on their consultation. The students in Sutton’s kindergarten, first, and second grade are pivoting to remote learning until Tuesday, March 30th with a possible return to in person learning on Wednesday, March 31st. The final return date will be determined based on further information from the VT Department of Health.

Thank you for understanding that, due to medical privacy laws, we are not able to release names of any individuals with COVID-19. Please do not ask or post on social media any speculation concerning the identity of the individuals. It is important to respect privacy and minimize rumors within our community. We will continue to communicate changes and updates with you as necessary. Continue to take good care of yourselves and each other. Please reach out to Jean Maleski (jmaleski@kingdomeast.org) Soph Hall (shall@kingdomeast.org), Jennifer Botzojorns (jbotzojorns@kingdomeast.org) or me directly (rrobillard@kingdomeast.org) if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

Rachel Robillard, Principal

Jennifer Botzojorns, Superintendent of

Schools SVS Community letter 3.24.21

3.18.21 - Newark Street School Positive Covid Test

Dear Newark Street School Community Members,

Today we received word that a member of our school community has tested positive for COVID 19. Upon learning of this news​, we worked with the Vermont Department of Health to carry out contact tracing.

We separate programs and classes by cohort within Newark Street School, we isolate sub-groups within our in-person community, and we all follow safety measures. Because of these measures, at this point our ability to provide in-person instruction at all grade levels remains in place, and there is not a need to switch to remote learning at this time.

The Department of Health has instructed us that a small number of our school community are determined to be “close contacts” with the reported positive COVID tests. These individuals are required to quarantine as directed by the Department of Health.

The Vermont Department of Health ​reminded us that if people are concerned about whether or not they are a close contact, the contact tracers are still in the process of reaching out. However, at this point in time anyone believed to be a close contact has received initial communication from the school.

Thank you for understanding that, due to privacy laws, we are not able to release the name of the individuals with COVID-19 or the individuals quarantining. If you have questions or concerns, reach out directly to Principal Tim Mulligan, Nurse Jean Maleski or Superintendent Jennifer Botzojorns. We all welcome calls and emails so we can respond directly to any questions or needs of additional information.

We recommend everyone take action to help limit the spread of COVID-19, even if your child is not experiencing symptoms.

The most important things you can do:

  • Make sure your child is wearing​ ​a mask​.
  • Make sure your child is​ ​washing their hands​.
  • Keep your child home if they are sick.
  • Call your primary care provider if you or your child have symptoms​ ​of COVID-19​.Thank you for understanding that, due to privacy laws, we are not able to release the names of the individuals with COVID-19 or the individuals quarantining. With respect and appreciation for being partners together in this challenging journey.

Sincerely yours,

Tim Mulligan, Principal, Newark Street School
Jennifer Botzojorns, Superintendent of Schools

3.15.21 - Positive Covid Test Burke Town School

Dear Burke Town School Families:

Today we received word that a member of our school community has tested positive for COVID 19. Upon learning of this news, we worked with the Vermont Department of Health to carry out contact tracing.

We separate programs and classes by cohort within Burke Town School, we isolate sub-groups within our in-person community, and we all follow safety measures.  Because of these measures, at this point our ability to provide in-person instruction at all grade levels remains in place, and there is not a need to switch to remote learning at this time.

The Department of Health has instructed us that a small number of our school community are determined to be “close contacts” with the reported positive COVID tests.  These individuals are required to quarantine as directed by the Department of Health. 

The Vermont Department of Health reminded us that if people are concerned about whether or not they are a close contact, the contact tracers are still in the process of reaching out.  However, at this point in time anyone believed to be a close contact has received initial communication from the school.

Thank you for understanding that, due to privacy laws, we are not able to release the name of the individuals with COVID-19 or the individuals quarantining.  If you have questions or concerns, reach out directly to Principal Megan Jones, Nurse Louise Vinton or Superintendent Jennifer Botzojorns.  We all welcome calls and emails so we can respond directly to any questions or needs of  additional information. 

With respect and appreciation for being partners together in this journey.

Sincerely yours,

Megan Jones, Principal
Jennifer Botzojorns, Superintendent

LTS Fourth Grade Student Cohort to Pivot to Remote Learning

 


 

Vermont Agency of Education COVID Survey

The Vermont Agency of Education, in partnership with the Vermont Department of Health, is seeking information to assist with planning a potential COVID-19 vaccine deployment to school staff. The AOE has designed a brief survey to be completed by school staff, in which they will indicate the SU/SD/Independent School where they work, their age range, if they have certain health conditions and whether or not they would be interested to receive the vaccine if it were offered for free in their district or school.

Participation in the survey is voluntary and anonymous. No personally identifiable information (i.e. name, date of birth) will be gathered. The survey is not a registration and completing it does not constitute signing up for or declining a vaccine. This survey is open to all school employees at public and independent schools. Front line contractors (e.g. food service, bus drivers, etc.) will be considered for vaccination, but should not complete the survey at this time.

Please share this survey with your staff and encourage them to complete by 4:30 p.m. on March 1, 2021, at which point the survey will be closed to additional responses.


Survey Share Link:
https://www.cognitoforms.com/VermontAgencyOfEducation/_2021AgencyOfEducationVaccinationSurvey

 

 

 

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2021 Warning Annual Meeting and FY22 Budget Flyer

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February 16, 2021 - KESD Weather Closure

Due to the coming storm and weather forecast, all Kingdom East Schools are closed February 16, 2021 .  This includes Burke Town School. Concord School. Kingdom East Virtual Academy. Lyndon Town School. Lunenburg  + Gilman Schools. Millers Run School.  Newark Street School. Sutton Village School. Repeat.  All Kingdom East District schools are closed tomorrow.

 


 

 
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