The Village School of North Bennington re-opened for in-person instruction on Tuesday, September 8, 2020. This page contains the most up-to-date school-wide communications and information from the Village School regarding COVID-19.

*Please see the Meal Plan details at the bottom of this page. 

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ANNOUNCEMENTS SENT TO FAMILIES: 

•September 5 – Welcome Back to School video 

•September 2 – Back to School Basics for K-6

•August 31 – Back to School Letter to Families

• August 19 – COVID-19 Community Commitment

• August 19 – Reopening School Update 

• August 7 – 2020-2021 Student Registration is Open

• August 1 – Reopening School Update

• July 24 – Reopening School Letter for Grades K-6 

• July 24 – Village School Phases of Reopening Fall 2020

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MASK POLICY

Acceptable masks include:

  • Multilayer masks made of washable, breathable fabric (the CDC recommends masks with two or more layers)
  • Disposable surgical masks (multilayer are best)

Non-acceptable masks: 

  • Bandanas
  • Neck gaiters (cloth tubes that wrap around the face)
  • Masks with valves (these only protect the wearer)
  • Knitted or fleece masks

>> Click here to read the CDC’s flier on “How to Select, Wear, and Clean Your Mask”

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COVID-19 RECOMMENDED RESOURCES:

General questions about COVID-19? Dial 2-1-1

COVID-19 Testing: Click here for the latest information on testing (including where and how to get tested in the Bennington region)

COVID-19 in Pediatric Patients:
Triage, Evaluation, Testing, and Return to School (Pre-K – Grade 12) 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
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

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*FREE MEALS FOR ALL STUDENTS THROUGH DECEMBER 2020

VSNB is offering free meals to all students through December 2020. Thanks to the USDA, AOE, SVSU, and the Abbey Group for making this happen. Weekend meals are being offered to families, as well.

Meals are being delivered by bus throughout North Bennington. All children 18 years or younger qualify for one free breakfast and one free lunch each day. If you are attending VSNB, breakfast and lunch will be available at the school each day. Here are the locations for pick-up for children 18 years or younger who are not attending VSNB: 

North Bennington
09:10 – Former Chem Fab BCIC Building- Location Duration: 0:20
09:30 – Power’s Market- Location Duration: 0:15
09:45 – N Bennington Train Station- Location Duration: 0:15
10:00 – Harvest Hills- Location Duration: 0:10
10:10 – Dunham Ave & White Creek Rd- Location Duration: 0:10
10:20 – The Village School- Stop only
10:22 – Sunset Trailer Park- Stop only
10:25 – Harwood Hill Rd & Settlers Rd- Stop only
10:30 – 1558 Settlers Rd- Stop only