This page contains the most up-to-date school-wide communications and information from the Village School regarding COVID-19. Classroom teachers are corresponding directly with their students regarding distance learning.

ANNOUNCEMENTS SENT TO FAMILIES: 

May 12 – Information for the last month of school and reminder about the Student Art Exhibit

May 5 – National Teacher Appreciation Week – Thank You!

April 27 – Distance Learning Resources, Information, and Online Safety; Plus, Join Mr. Newbold for Informal Google Meetings about Supporting Your Students

April 9 – Spring Break Information & Resources; Plus, Yearbook Details & Faculty/Staff Feedback Form

March 26 VSNB Dismissed Through End of School Year

March 25 “Stay Home/Stay Safe” COVID-19 update 

March 23 COVID-19 update 

March 20 communication to families regarding Student Work, Free Meals, EPIC Update, Art Projects, and Preparing for the Long Haul 

School Closure Information regarding communicating with the school; picking up and dropping off student assignments; and special note for healthcare workers and other Vermonters essential to the COVID-19 response. 

Village School to CLOSE on Tuesday, March 17, for Three Weeks

•March 13 letter from the Village School with COVID-19 updates and new procedures taking effect. 

•March 9, 2020 letter from the Village School regarding COVID-19. 

COVID-19 RECOMMENDED RESOURCES:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
https://www.cdc.gov/

Government Information and Services:
https://www.usa.gov/coronavirus

State of Vermont Agency of Education:
https://education.vermont.gov/news/covid-19-guidance-vermont-schools

United Counseling Service – Family Emergency Services

Vermont Department of Health:
https://www.healthvermont.gov/response/infectious-disease/2019-novel-coronavirus

Get the Facts on Coronavirus from CBC/Radio-Canada (Video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIL5m5XznNY

The National Association of School Psychologists Parent Resource for Talking to Children About COVID-19.

The New York Times:
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/17/parenting/coronavirus-kids-talk.html

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS

E-Learning Resources Utilized at Village School of North Bennington (a complete list of the learning sites that teachers are using with students)  >> Click here to download the PDF

Vermont Agency of Education Continuity of Learning Guidelines for Parents and Guardians of Pre-K to 5th Grade Students:
https://education.vermont.gov/sites/aoe/files/documents/edu-col-guidelines-for-pk-5-families-and-guardians_0.pdf

Vermont Agency of Education Continuity of Learning Guidelines for Parents and Guardians of Students in Grades 6-12:
https://education.vermont.gov/sites/aoe/files/documents/edu-col-guidelines-for-6-12-families-and-guardians.pdf

ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN TO DO AT HOME

Four Winds Nature Institute: A Month of Exploring Nearby Nature for Families

Four Winds Nature Institute: Nearby Nature Journal Ideas for Families

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