Our teachers worked to transition to lessons and learning activities remotely. Some of those activities may be accessed online through a variety of devices including the chromebooks that were sent home for students third through sixth grade. Some may be accessed through links, in print, or through a mechanism such as google classrooms. Please rest assured that we will work hard to make sure that any assignments given from a distance are meaningful, straightforward, and able to be done independently. We understand that this mode of learning may be challenging for some students and we will do our best to accommodate that. We will also be working on creative ways to help students stay connected with each other and with staff during this absence. As you likely know someone from the school will be in contact with either you or your student via a variety of methods including phone calls and or video chats.
Through the link below, you will find a learning plan for all students at VUES by grade. It is arranged by day and by grade. For some grades there are separate learning plans for each teacher and in others it is combined. These plans contain daily plans and or menus for their normal classes including specials. Each plan is unique, so please read the one pertinent to your student. Interventionists and or special educators have made plans for students that are not available for all folks, so those folks will be in touch with the students and families with whom they work if they have not already. Your student may be receiving separate emails, Bloomz messages, or other information from teachers with plans for online connections and checking in.
VUES Maintenance of Learning Plans is the link to find each plan.
Starting Monday, if you have questions or trouble accessing any links, please email the teacher for that class directly first. Continuing issues or other concerns should come to me.
We appreciate your patience as we transition learning to an online model for the length of time that schools remain closed. Should the closure extend beyond the April 6 target return date, we will communicate further plans.
Again your student can expect daily contact from a staff member here and frequent, regular contact from classroom teachers. Contact may take various forms and if one way doesn't work for you, please let teachers and advisors know how you'd like to keep in touch if you have not let us know already.. We remain committed to your student's education during this challenging time and care deeply about them and you.
Take care and please take all necessary steps to stay healthy.
Matthew DeBlois, Principal
"The mission of Vergennes Union Elementary School is to engage our children, families, and community in the lifelong process of learning through exposure to: a rich and challenging curriculum, a skilled, qualified staff, and a safe, nurturing environment in which students will become caring and creative contributors to the diversity of their community and emotionally and academically prepared for the challenges of the future."
"We envision a kind, collaborative, and creative community for all that nurtures a diverse and accessible learning environment. Students will flourish as critical thinkers and productive citizens, cultivating resilience in an ever-changing world."