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COVID-19 Information

This page will be updated as more information becomes available.

June 10 - Update

Below we have a message from Incoming Superintendent David Wells, as well as an upcoming free food event, and some details on our transition to our Summer Food Service Program.

Message from Incoming Superintendent Wells
I want to take a moment during this busy time of year to update the school community about the work of the BUUSD COVID-19 Committee.  Your safety and that of our students is extremely important to me.  That is why I have begun to work with teachers, principals and central office staff to create a plan for our return to school.  BUUSD is getting ahead of the curve and is following guidance from the Vermont Agency of Education, the Vermont Department of Health and the CDC to inform our planning.  We will need to be flexible as we continue to receive new guidance.  The Vermont  Agency of Education will expect us to present a plan that addresses these key themes:  Safe and Healthy Environments, Leadership, Policy and Funding, Maintaining Operations, and Continuity of Learning.  We will be reaching out to answer your questions and take suggestions once our plan begins to take shape.  Until then, please feel free to address questions to me or one of the representatives below who is working in your building.

  • David Wells - Superintendent of Schools
  • Erin Carter, Allyson Healy, Rachel Van Vliet - BEA Representatives
  • Hayden Coon - BCEMS Principal
  • Chris Hennessey - BCEMS Principal
  • Jen Nye - BTMES Principal
  • Erica Pearson - BTMES Principal
  • Penny Chamberlin - CVCC Director
  • Brenda Waterhouse - SHS Principal
  • Luke Aither - SHS Assistant Principal
  • Jen Lyon - SHS Nurse
  • Natalie Soffen - SHS Athletic Director
  • Chelsea Hoyt - SHS Athletic Trainer
  • Stacy Anderson - Director of Special Services
  • Josh Allen - Communications Specialist
  • Lauren May - Early Education Director
  • Emmanuel Ajanma - Director of Technology
  • Jess Barewicz - Director of Curriculum Instruction & Assessment
  • Carol Marold - Director of Human Resources
  • Lisa Perreault - Business Manager
  • Jamie Evans - Director of Facilities
  • Monica Tolman, Tammy Cochrane - Aladdin Food Service
  • Stacy Emerson - Student Transportation of Vermont


Summer Food Service Program
Beginning next Monday, June 15, we will be transitioning into our Summer Food Service Program.

Sites where students can access breakfast and lunch:

  • Aldrich Library - 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Green Acres - 11:00 AM to 11:30 PM
  • Highgate Apartments - 11:45 AM to 12:15 PM
  • Barre City School - 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

These sites will be available on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays to anyone ages 18 and under. Each day kids will receive 2 days worth of meals.

Questions? Call 476-5011 or email Ashley at asyoubsu@buusd.org

BUUSD COVID-19 webpage:
https://www.buusd.org/covid-19

Info on Free Meals

During this crisis we are offering free meals to anyone under age 18.  These meals are offered weekly Monday through Friday until further notice.  For more information, please click here.

Info on Child Care

The Barre Unified Union School District has shut down our Child Care for Essential Persons Program as of Wednesday, April 1, 2020.

If you need to look into additional care options, go to https://www.letsgrowkids.org/coronavirus, and scroll to the Resources for Families section. There you will find a link to submit a form indicating you are an essential worker looking for childcare.

Thank you for your understanding.

 

COVID Planning Team

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