A Message From Superintendent Tracy Wrend
I don’t think I have ever been more proud to be a part of the LSUU community as I have been in the last several months. And perhaps never more so than last week when our entire community came together to congratulate our hard working seniors. Watching not just family members, but local residents, business owners and LSUU faculty and staff work together to orchestrate unforgettable graduation ceremonies for our PA and SHS seniors was an incredible and uplifting way to end this particularly challenging school year.
As SHS senior and Class President Max McKenna noted, graduating during COVID doesn’t make a class special, what makes this class special is the perseverance of the 2020 graduates. The challenges faced by our students this year and the grit and perseverance that has resulted from it will shape and help define our students in ways that will benefit them throughout their lives. The last few months have been hard. There have been countless challenges. But all of our students have emerged stronger and more determined than ever.
All of us at LSUU want to thank our seniors for their many contributions to LSUU over the years. We wish them all the absolute best as they begin the next exciting chapter of their lives.
Lamoille South Unified Union Board Brief
June 15, 2020
THANK YOU! Words cannot adequately capture our appreciation for the tremendous work of an incredible team of students, parents, community members, teachers, principals, and central office leaders who helped in organizing end of year events at all of our schools, but most importantly for the amazing send off for seniors from Peoples Academy and Stowe High School. It is an honor and a privilege to be part of Lamoille South Unified Union and to be part of a team that comes together in support of our children, our schools, and our community.
SMS Student Presentation
Three SMS students, Gabby Doehla, Ryder Wise, and Grace Evans, and Principal Dan Morrison provided the board with an overview of the school’s remote advisory structure, focusing on a recent advisory discussion regarding black lives.
MES and SES will be hosting summer childcare programs facilitated through Mud City Kids and Stowe Recreation. LSUU will also be offering a summer distance learning program: ProBoost.
Free meals to all children 18 and under will continue to be available for pick up on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:30am to 11:00 am at both MES and SES.
Tax Yield Bill
House bill H.959 has passed to the Senate. This bill sets yields and non-homestead rates at what they would have been based on what was known back in February, before COVID-19 hit and revenue forecasts started declining.
School This Fall
School administrators and faculty will continue to review updated guidance from the Agency of Education and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as we prepare for students to return to school in the fall.
LSUU’s E-Newsletter, including Board Briefs will be posted at https://www.lamoillesouthsu.org/blog.php the Thursday following each board meeting. You can read it there, or receive it directly by email by subscribing at https://www.lamoillesouthsu.org/blog.php. More detailed information regarding Lamoille South Unified Union School Board meetings can be found in our board minutes: https://www.lamoillesouthsu.org/lsuu-board.php