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eNews Week of Sept 16, 2019

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Administrators’ Message

As mentioned in last week’s eNews message, the JumpRope grading portal was opened on Friday and login information emailed to students and guardians. If you didn’t receive an email, your student did receive one at their VUHS email address. JumpRope provides one portal with the same login information for both parents and students. Email Stephanie ([email protected]) if you have trouble accessing the site.


When you log in, please note that not all teachers have had a chance to begin scoring as it is still early in the year and this is a new grading platform. Reviewing JumpRope may prompt some questions, so there is an information session from 7-8 pm during Open House on Wednesday, September 18. During the presentation we’ll review the information contained in the Proficiency-Based Handbook and answer questions about JumpRope. So that we can have accurate information available, please use this google survey to record your questions. We will attempt to answer as many questions as we can in the presentation and we’ll also post responses on the website following the session.


Open House allows students and families, on their own, to visit classes, tour the building, and learn about different opportunities in the cafeteria during the first hour, 6:00-7:00 pm. The information session will begin at 7:00 pm in the auditorium. Please note that Open House is an opportunity to meet your student’s teachers but inquiries about academic progress should be saved for parent conferences which are at the end of October. Any teacher is willing to schedule a meeting to give more detailed information about your student’s academic progress. You will find contact info on the school website here.


We hope the open format for the first hour allows you and your student to see the classes and teachers you want, while doing so at your own pace. If you are not able to access your student’s schedule on PowerSchool, please email Jay ([email protected]) to either get access or have a printed copy of the schedule available at the main office.


We look forward to seeing many of you Wednesday evening.

Stephanie, Ed & Jay



School Calendar Reminders

September ANWSD Board/Committee Meeting Schedule

September 18 - VUHS Annual Open House - 6:00-8:00 pm (more info above & below)

September 20 - Peace One Day & Climate Summit/Strike Activities - All Day (more below)

September 21 - Official Peace One Day and Youth Climate Summit

September 25 - District Restructuring Information Meeting - 6:30 pm - ACS

September 26 - District Restructuring Information Meeting - 6:30 pm - FCS

September 27 - Homecoming Parade & Bonfire

September 28 - Homecoming Soccer Games

October 8 - District Restructuring Information Meeting - 6:30 pm - VUES

October 18 - No School - Fall Recess Day


Ordering School Pictures 

You can order online now. The passcode is: vergennes919 and is case sensitive. The online ordering site will be available through Monday, September 16th, closing at 11:59 pm.


VUHS Open House

Wednesday, September 18th 6:00 - 8:00 pm. We hope everyone can join us for even a portion of that evening. There will be open time to visit classrooms/teachers, learn about groups/clubs/activities in the cafeteria, and tour the school from 6:00-7:00 pm. A presentation on proficiency-based learning and how JumpRope will help us communicate student progress from 7:00-8:00 pm in the auditorium. If you need access to PowerSchool or a printed copy of your student’s schedule, please email Jay ([email protected]). 


Peace One Day/Climate Strike & Summit

Peace One Day (POD) is September 21st every year, which in 2019 falls on a Saturday. This year 9/21 is also the day of an international climate summit. VUHS has been celebrating Peace One Day for many years and this year is no exception. Because it falls on a Saturday, we will celebrate Peace One Day on Friday, September 20th with a full day of activities (workshops in the morning for all students and the peace rally in the afternoon). We will also recognize the focus on climate change throughout the day. Anyone is welcome to join us from 12:45-2:45 on the varsity soccer field (high school gym if it’s raining). Students are diligently planning this event as they do each year. Learn more about POD by visiting the official website at


You can also view any of these videos/information to learn more about the day.


Informational Meetings - Proposed School District Restructuring

Dates and times for a meeting at each elementary school are included on this flyer.


Commodore Friends of Music Meeting

Come join the Commodore Friends of Music. Our kick off meeting is Tuesday 9/17/19 at 6:30 in the band room. We support our children in the music department with our fundraising efforts. Help us make this a great year! For more information, email [email protected] or call Tara Brooks (734-0031) or Kathy Clark (349-7407).


2019-2020 Yearbooks

Order through the following links.

High School

Middle School



Job Opportunity for Students in Grades 9-12

Basin Harbor, Vergennes VT - Basin Harbor seeks weekend and evening babysitters on an as needed basis for the remainder of the season. Basin Harbor interviews babysitters and collects references. Successful candidates are placed on a list and contacted by the concierge when their services are needed. All monetary transactions are handled between the sitter and the guest.

If you are interested, available, and have reliable transportation please apply here.


Want to learn more about VUHS?

Don’t forget that you can also check out the new school website! There are lots of great resources and contact information for families and students.