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eNews Week of Sept 9, 2019

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Administrators’ Message

Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year. We’ve had a great start and we’re excited for the possibilities this year brings. You’ll hear from us each week in this section of the e-News as we work to keep everyone informed about the learning and events crucial to all students’ success at VUHS.


This year, we are using a new grading platform called JumpRope to report student learning. Linked here and on the VUHS website ( under Academics) is our newly developed proficiency-based handbook which describes in some detail our transition to proficiency-based learning. Included at the end of the handbook are a few screenshots that describe what you’ll see when you look at the student/parent portal. We will open up the student/parent portal this Friday, September 13. Look for an email from JumpRope with your login information on Friday.


We understand that learning a new system may seem daunting so we are holding an information session during Open House on Wednesday, September 18. Plan on joining us from 6:00-8:00 for an opportunity to visit with teachers and hear more about proficiency-based learning and how JumpRope will help us communicate student progress.


Thank you for taking the time to read (or at least skim) this essential newsletter each week. As always, please contact any or all of us by phone (877-2938) or email Stephanie (x205 or [email protected]), Ed (x204 or [email protected]) and Jay (x214 or [email protected]). 


All the best, 

Stephanie, Ed & Jay


School Calendar Reminders

September ANWSD Board/Committee Meeting Schedule

September 9 - ANWSD Board Meeting - 6:00 pm Vergennes Union High School Auditorium

September 10 - Picture Day

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

September 20 - Peace One Day (see more below)


VUHS Picture Day is Tuesday, September 10. Every student and staff member is required to have their picture taken for IDs, the yearbook, and PowerSchool. Order forms for picture packages were mailed home in the summer packets and are available at the main office. You can also order online now. The passcode is: vergennes919 and is case sensitive. The online ordering site will be available through Monday, September 16th.



Order by September 13, 2019 and save $5 off the regular price. See more information and a link to order online at the following links.

High School Yearbook

Middle School Yearbook

VUHS Open House is 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 and team/grade level meetings during the first hour and a presentation on proficiency-based learning and how JumpRope will help us communicate student progress during the second hour. More details to come. We hope to see you then.


School Meals

A free after school meal is available to any student beginning this coming week from 2:45-3:15. Please stop by the cafeteria before you head home or go to your after school activity.


Parents/Guardians, if you haven’t already, please fill out and return your school meals form. Whether you qualify or not for free meals, we need a form from every family.


Peace One Day

Peace One Day (POD) is September 21st every year, which in 2019 falls on a Saturday. VUHS has been celebrating this day of peace 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). Anyone is welcome to join us from 12:30-2:30 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


Want to learn more about VUHS? Don’t forget that you can also check out the school website! There are lots of great resources and contact information for families and students.


Looking forward to a great school year!