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Lunenburg/Gilman News

May 3, 2021

Good Afternoon Lunenburg School Community, 

As you know we have had a number of positive cases of COVID-19 in the Lunenburg community including members of the first, third and fifth grade school community.  

We have been on remote learning for a week, since Tuesday afternoon April 27th.  Due to the need for a number of individuals to quarantine, we need to extend remote learning through Monday, May 10th; all students may return to school on Tuesday, May 11th. 

Parents and students should understand that while on remote learning,  students are still required to log on to remote learning unless they are sick.  If you have internet challenges, please reach out so we can do all that is necessary to provide you with a hot spot. 

Thank you for understanding that, due to medical privacy laws, we are not able to release the name of 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. 

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

The most important things you can do:

  • Make an appointment to be immunized if you have not already
  • Make sure you are wearing a mask.
  • Make sure you are washing your hands.
  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • Call your primary care provider if you or your family members have symptoms of COVID-19.

We continue to see case counts of COVID19 in our county and the surrounding counties in Vermont and New Hampshire.  This is a reminder for us all that the COVID19 pandemic has not ended. Please continue to be diligent and adhere to the mitigation measures that have worked so well to keep COVID19 out of our schools since September 8, 2020:

Masks on faces--6-foot spaces--uncrowded places.

In addition, please welcome our new School Nurse, Amy Clough aclough@kingdomeast.org If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to any of us -- shall@kingdomest.orgjbotzojorns@kingdomeast.org or cmcvetty@kingdomeast.org 


Cheryl McVetty, Principal 

Amy Clough, Lunenburg Nurse

Jen Botzojorns, Superintendent of Schools

Soph Hall, KESD Covid Coordinator


Clough, Amy         Nurse Lunenburg School

                         (Ms. Clough will be filling our nurse position! Please welcome her)


Ms Clough comes to us with  over 19 years of experience working Home health, Critical care, cardio- pulminary rehab at NVRH, in Johnson VT, Littleton NH, Dartmouth Hitchcock and several other locations.  She has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Hartford and is currently working on her Master's Degree in Public Health and Education.  She brings a bundle of energy and a wealth of experience working in our community at area hospitals.  Ms Clough lives in Lisbon with her family. 



April 13, 2021 – Concord/Gilman Report Presentation and Meeting Information

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Dear Parents, Guardians and Families of the Concord and Gilman community,

The Kingdom East School Board is reviewing a report about the Gilman School, and the potential for merging 6th – 8th grade of Gilman and Concord.  Many of you shared input at the meetings last spring, summer, and then some folks also shared input this past fall.

Tomorrow the Report will be shared with the Kingdom East Board, and there will be a month to ask questions, review and the board will vote in May.  I wanted to provide you with a link to the report and the meeting information.

Here is a link to the Board agenda: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xX4OP7fthK8-01GeVqr3Gp7jBlJ2AOkgM8i4sH9tjOk/edit

Here is a link to the full report: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1MhL3P8yaIi23Mxh0V3BZJftpTw7T6h_S/view

Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions,


Jennifer Botzojorns

Superintendent of Schools

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Busing Services Temporarily Suspended

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March 27, 2021

Dear Parents and Guardians of Luneburg and Gilman Students,

There has been an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in our region.  In particular, we have seen a significant increase in some sectors of our school community.  We need to keep our community safe, and therefore we are taking precautionary measures.  

We are suspending all transportation via Butler’s school bus 

March 29- April 2.  

This means that parents and guardians will need to provide transportation to and from school.  We understand this is a hardship and will do our best to support families. 

To reduce congestion and help with the flow of traffic, we will use the following pick-up and drop-off times and adjust our classroom schedules accordingly. 


7:45 Student Last names A-M  

7:55 Student Last names N-Z


2:55 Student Last names A-M

3:05 Student Last names N-Z

Thank you for understanding that due to medical privacy laws, we are not able to release names of individuals with COVID-19, close contacts, or the specific reasons for our precautionary step 

We must continue the good work we have done this past year, wear masks, keep distant, and follow all Department of Health guidelines: https://www.healthvermont.gov/covid-19.

If your child has any symptoms, he/she should stay home. It is also imperative that all of our students are wearing proper fitting facemasks. Neck gators will not be allowed. If your child needs appropriate fitting facemasks, we will provide them at school. On Friday, Vermont reported the highest single-day case count since this pandemic began.  We all want our children in school; we all will work together to be safe and stop the spread of the virus. 

Please reach out if you have any questions or concerns. 


Cheryl McVetty, Principal 

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COVID Survey

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Vermont Agency of Education

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:
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