March 28, 2021
Dear Parents and guardians of Miller’s Run School 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.
This will also result in more traffic around the school. Remember to drive around the OUTSIDE perimeter of the school, using the delivery access road on the right, to go all the way around the outside of the building. Middle school students should be dropped off out back near the “outdoor classroom”. Younger students should be dropped off nearer to their classrooms after driving by the playground. Many of you have been doing this all year and nothing in our drop-off and pick-up procedure has changed, but do be aware that there will be more vehicles doing drop off and pick up. Please be patient and drive carefully.
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. On Friday, Vermont reported the highest single-day case count since this pandemic began. We all want our children in school; we all must work together to be safe and stop the spread of the virus.
Please reach out if you have any questions or concerns.
Patrick Ham, principalRead More
|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:
December 16, 2020
Dear Parents, Families and the entire Miller’s Run School community,
None of us could have predicted a year ago the challenges of the current pandemic. We are so proud of our children, families, teachers and community for being able to successfully attend school and to educate our children in person at Miller’s Run since September. This has made a difference in the learning and developmental growth of our children. You have shown how resilient, adaptable and dependable you all are!
We have heard from many of our community that families will need to gather with multiple households (family) and dependents over the Winter Holiday Break. As per the directive from the governor (link here), the change in definitions of households and the requirement to quarantine, we are unable to safely open Miller’s Run School for in person instruction in early January. When we return from December break, we will pivot to remote learning for two weeks, from January 4th to January 15th. The quarantine period in early January will allow all families, children, faculty and staff to return safely to school when they return to in person instruction on Tuesday, January 19. (Friday, January 15th was previously scheduled for staff Professional Development and Monday, January 18th is MLK, Jr. Day–no school.)
Between today and December 23rd, we will be in communication about the remote learning schedule and meals. Free meals will continue and details will be shared before December 23rd. Our team has worked to finalize remote learning plans and these will be communicated to families before we leave for the Winter Holiday Break on December 23 and appropriate technology devices will be sent home.
Our remote learning plans can be found at any time on the school website under “REMOTE LEARNING PLANS”.
I can not thank you enough for your continued dedication, optimism and perseverance since August (and March of last year)!
Patrick Ham, Miller’s Run School Principal
Jennifer Botzojorns, Superintendent of Schools
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