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August 15, 2022


Good afternoon Berkshire Families,

I hope you all have had a wonderful summer.  I am reaching out to you to provide some important details regarding the upcoming school year.  Please review the entirety of this email.

Table of Contents:
Staffing Updates
Beginning of the Day Routines
End of day Dismissal
Bussing
Back to School Night - 8/25 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Student Handbook


Staffing Updates:
We have had a few changes in staffing since last year, and we are excited to bring on the following staff members:
Eva Valenta - Kindergarten Teacher
Mikayla Hull - 1st Grade Teacher
Mikayla Bean - Leaps Coordinator
Misty McCartney - 3rd-5th Writing, SS, and SCI Teacher
Hannah Joyal - Paraeducator 

We have also changed some of the roles for staff members in our school.  These changes will greatly improve our Multi-Tiered systems of support for students, as well as further improve our supports for our teachers in delivering high quality instruction to our students:
Sarah Fortin - SEL Coach / Interventionist
Cynthia Teague - 3rd-5th Math Teacher
Jessica Litchfield - Instructional Coach
Randi Chagnon - Planning Room Coordinator

Beginning of the Day Routines:
The school does not open until 7:52.  Please do not drop off your child and leave them unattended before that time.  The LEAPs morning program does run from 7:00am to 7:52am everyday, so if you do need to drop your child off early, please enroll your child in the LEAPs morning program so that they can participate in that program before the start of the school day.  Please note, that you can not choose on a random day to drop your child off early and have them participate in LEAPs.  A child must be enrolled in the LEAPs morning program in order to go into the building during the morning program time.

End of Day Dismissal:
We will continue to utilize the dismissal routine we have used for the past few years.  Please make sure to wait in your lane until the cars in front of you begin moving.  Do not drive around cars in the middle area as there are staff and students moving amongst the cars.

Bussing:
We have not yet finalized the bussing routes for this year, but will communicate that out to you shortly.

Back to School Night:
Please come visit the school Thursday August 25th from 6 to 7pm for our Back to School Night.  Teachers will have worked hard preparing their rooms, and will be excited to see all of their students and families.   Your child's teacher will be reaching out to you with a welcome back letter before that day so that you know which classroom(s) you will be visiting during Back to School Night.

Student Handbook
On the first day of school every family will receive a student handbook for the family to review.  There is a "Parent School Compact" that every family needs to sign and return.

Leonard Badeau
Principal
Berkshire Elementary School

 







Berkshire Elementary School
4850 Water Tower Road
Richford, VT  05476
TEL: (802) 933-2290
FAX: (802) 933-2812