Traffic is starting to get worse here at Fleming, and we are trying hard to keep the flow moving, so everyone can get in and out as quickly as possible.
PLEASE do not use the front loop in the morning before 8 am to drop your students. We have been getting some complaints from busing that this is making it difficult on them to pull in. PLEASE go behind the building and pull up to the sidewalk to drop students off.
We need to continue using two lanes in the back of the building to allow all cars to fit and not block traffic on prospect street.
PLEASE do not park on the left-hand side of the road below Summit St. This makes it near impossible for the buses to fit through. Essex PD was here this week addressing this issue, but wanted to let people know not to park there.
Thank you for your continued support!
As we move into some of the cooler parts of the Fall season, and inch towards the time of year when it is downright cold, I just wanted to remind families to be mindful of the weather when sending students to school. On most days, we will have outdoor recess (even if it is cold and a bit rainy) as long as it is not raining hard. We believe the fresh air is important for our students.
Also, it is very hard for Ms. Aldrich to answer the phone at dismissal time, due to making announcements, students sent from classrooms to do their end of the day jobs, etc. Any end of the day changes to a student's plan should be called in by 2:45 to guarantee that we have time to get the message to the student before we start dismissing students.
All drop-off and pick-up traffic will follow the parking lot / driveway around the back of the building to the sidewalk area in front of the building. The front loop is closed to all traffic with the exception of buses.
Drop-off time occurs between 7:40am and 8:00am. Students may not arrive or be dropped off prior to 7:40 am as we do not have staffing to supervise them.
The playground is closed prior to the start of the school day.
For the second straight year, the EWSD has partnered with YouthTruth on a climate survey that will be taking place during the month of April.
EWSD Director of Transportation, Jamie Smith, will be leaving the District at the end of this month.
FMS fourth graders traveled to the State House in Montpelier.
Heather Bushey has recently become certified as a Director of School Business Management and Finance.