***If you need help getting winter clothing for your learner, please reach out to the school so we can put you in touch with our school counselor, principal, or school based clinician to help.***
Across the state, students got creative with names like Snow Day Stopper, Green Mountain Plower and Plow-a-Tron 6000. Also in the fleet are Ice Claw, Glacier and Ice Ice Baby. One town truck was named Yogi after the head of Huntington’s road crew. Another group of students named their truck Dorito and gave the driver a bag of the chips. Fleming school named their truck "Mr. Plowington." Click here for the full list of names.
We were also told that you can track the plows this winter on their website: https://plowtrucks.vtrans.vermont.gov/
Please do not send students into school with any of the following symptoms: runny nose, sore throat, headache, fatigue, fever, cough, shortness of breath, muscle aches, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or loss of taste or smell. If students arrive at school with any one of these symptoms, they will be sent home. That being said, please do not send your child into school if they took medication for symptoms, as that means they are not well enough to be in school and likely need to be tested or see a doctor.
Here are the state guidelines that the school needs to follow regarding when a student can return to school after experiencing any of the symptoms
If you are questioning whether your child can come to school or not, please contact the school nurse or your child’s primary care provider, and keep your child home until you hear back from your school nurse or provider regarding next steps.
The earliest a student should arrive at Fleming is 7:45.
1. All end of day changes to a students plan, needs to be called into the office no later than 2:30 so that we have time to follow up with the student/teacher.
2. We are asking families that need to pick their student up early, to be here no later than 2:30 to do so. Pick ups after this time, are rather difficult due to the traffic at that time, along with the buses arriving soon after for student pick up.
We understand that emergencies do arise and we can address those if they come up.
Thank you for understanding and your cooperation.
Ms. Aldrich from the office, will come to the front door with a clipboard for you to sign your child out. Students who are late, can ring the doorbell and come into the building once the door is unlocked and checkin in the main office and then will be sent them to their homerooms.
If you need to see the nurse for any reason, such as dropping off medication, please call the Health Office at 857-7789, she will arrange a time to meet you outside, in front of the building.
Thank you for your patience as we navigate the new norm for this school year. We can't wait for the time that it's ok for parents to come back in and volunteer at school, and connect in person!
Sara Jablonski has been selected as the new interim principal at Founders Memorial School, filling the vacated role through the end of the 2021-22 school year.
Nana Akua Goes to School is the winner of the 2021 Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award.