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COVID-19 Information

This page will be updated as more information becomes available.

July 10 - Update

To the Barre School Community,

We hope this correspondence finds you safe and well. We are working to reopen our schools for the 2020-2021 school year with substantial safety measures in place. Our Superintendent, David Wells, has assembled a team of administrators, teachers, and support staff to work on building and implementing these new systems so our return to school can be safe for everyone while still maximizing learning and meeting our students’ needs.

This re-opening team is focusing on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for students and staff; Space and Building Modifications; and Transportation / Drop-Off and Pick-Up of students. Next week, we will be providing greater detail on what school bus transportation will look like in the fall. Along with that information, we will be sending out a survey to families to get an estimate of how many students will need school bus transportation to and from school, versus how many students will be transported to and from school by their families.

With everything we are doing, our key priority is always safety. We are closely following guidance from the Vermont Agency of Education & Department of Health as we conduct our work through the summer to prepare for the start of school. Many questions are unanswered at this point, but we will communicate everything we can to families as soon as possible so everyone has the ability to make informed decisions for themselves and their families.

Thank you to everyone for your patience and understanding during this ever-evolving situation. We will continue working together to create the best possible outcome for our students, families, staff, and the greater Barre community. Please stay tuned for further updates as the summer unfolds.

 

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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