June 24, 2020

Links mentioned in the letter below: 

June 17, 2020 - THREE Updates - Summer Camp Registration, Board Mtg Warning and 2020/21 School Calendar

Good afternoon,

Below is the LEAPS registration link for the summer program. If you would like your child(ren) to attend, please complete the registration by Tuesday, June 23.

Thank you!

June 6, 2020

Dear Berkshire Community,

It is amazing that we somehow have made it to the finish line for the 2019-2020 academic year.  I continue to be inspired by the relentless effort of our staff and the resilience of our students and families to make the best of what is a tremendously difficult situation.  Below I have outlined a few important announcements from the school that I want to share with you.

Table of Contents:
8th Grade Celebration
End of Year Parade
Device and material drop off schedule
Report Cards schedule

8th Grade Celebration:
Our Middle school teachers and UA teachers have been hard at work creating a digital ceremony to celebrate the completion of 8th grade for our students.  We have recorded individual videos from the teachers and Anne Larivee has done a tremendous job stitching those videos together to create a digital recreation of our traditional 8th Grade Celebration.  We have also collected photos and images of the 8th grader's school experience over the years, and Anne has put that together into another digital story.  Both of these Videos will be posted on our facebook page on Friday June 12th.  We hope that you and your family can enjoy those videos and use them as a means to finalize and commemorate your child's completion of 8th grade!

End of Year Parade / Motorcade:
On Friday, June 12th from 1 to 3 pm our berkshire staff will be traveling as a motorcade/parade throughout Berkshire.  We will be stopping at every 8th grader's home to drop off their certificate of completion of 8th grade as well as any awards they have earned.  We are also intending to say goodbye one last time to all of our students, so we encourage all families to come outside and wave hello / goodbye to our staff.  We miss you all, and are excited at the chance to see all of our students one last time before the summer starts.  The parade route will be shared to families and posted on our social media before June 12th so you can get a sense of when we are likely going to be coming by your home.

Chromebook and academic material return:
The Agency of Education has given us permission to receive materials back from the homes.  The directions for returning materials is as follows: 
- Please put all materials in a plastic bag (books, math tools, dice, school work, etc.)
- Put the child's chromebook and power cord/charger into the plastic bag
- Label the bag(s) with that students name

Drop off the bag(s) during the school's designated drop off window. The drop off window for returning student materials is June 11th and June 12th from 3 to 7pm.  We are hoping these windows allow families enough flexibility to get these resources back to the school.  Many resources, tools, and books as well as the chromebooks were sent home, and it will cost the school (and the town) a great deal of money to replace missing items, so I urge you to do your best in returning these materials.

Report Cards:
Our plan is to have report cards sent home by Friday, June 19th.  These report cards may look somewhat different from previous report cards but that is a reflection of the unique times we are in.  However, I believe our school and our SU have done a tremendous job in identifying ways to communicate student learning and progress in a manner that is compassionate to the challenging circumstances students and families faced by going to emergency remote learning like we have this spring.  I can assure you that our SU and our school are hard at work learning how to do this better, as well as planning how to address any academic concerns that arose due to these challenging circumstances.


Leonard Badeau
Principal of Berkshire Elementary School
4850 Water Tower Road
Richford Vt, 05476
(802) 933-2290

“Leadership is the art of mobilizing others to want to struggle for shared aspirations.” -- Kouzes and Posner. 

June 5, 2020

Greetings Berkshire Families,

It is that time of year when we begin to work on bringing new friends and family into our school. If you have a school aged child 3, 4, or 5 years old, and have not registered them for school, please do so.  You can complete the google form which is linked below, or you can contact the school directly at 802-933-2290.

If you know of someone with a 3, 4 or 5 year old in Berkshire, please let them know to check our website or call the school to make sure they have registered their child.

We miss every single one of our current students, and are excited to have more little ones start their journey next year! 

May 8, 2020

Quick Links

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