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Our very first consideration is that of the health and safety of students and adults.

This site provides health guidance to school staff and families as we implement the reopening of the Champlain Valley School District's schools for the 2020-2021 School Year in the context of COVID-19. Because we continue to learn more about COVID-19 and the conditions surrounding the situation are continually evolving, this site will be regularly updated as new information becomes available.

Updated Guidelines from the VT Agency of Education, Spring 2021

A Strong and Healthy Year: Health Guidance for Vermont Schools

There are three goals for the remainder of the year. Vermont schools should:

  1. End the year strong and safely, following applicable and relevant health and safety guidance.

  2. Work to increase in-person instruction for students to the greatest extent possible.

  3. Begin Education Recovery planning and activities.

If you have further questions that are not answered on this site or need support in any way, please fill out this form. Someone will be in touch with you as quickly as possible.

If you have a question or request that is specific to one school, please contact your schools directly.

The Agency of Education's guidance for reopening schools mentions 3 steps or phases. You may see some references to guidance for Steps II and III throughout this site, in accordance with CDC guidelines. These steps, as they pertain to schools, are defined as:

  • Step I: Schools are closed for in-person instruction. Remote learning opportunities should be provided for all students.

  • Step II: Schools are open for in-person instruction with enhanced physical distancing measures and for children who live in the local geographic area only.

  • Step III: Schools are open for in-person instruction with distancing measures.

Vermont is currently in Step III.

Letters to the community from Dr. Costello

CDC, VT Dept. of Health, and VT AOE

This video was created with students, and FOR K-8 students returning to school in the hybrid model.