• March 15, 2020 4:50 pm

    Dear Families,
    We find ourselves in a rapidly changing, uncharted situation. We are grateful for the guidance and support that we have received from the Vermont Department of Health, the Vermont Agency of Education, and the Governor’s Office.

    On March 15 at 3:20 p.m. Governor Scott announced that statewide school closure will occur no later than Wednesday, March 18, 2020. The purpose of this message is to provide you an update of the actions the South Burlington School District will take as it relates to Governor Scott's School Closure announcement.

    Using the guidance of Governor Scott, all South Burlington Schools will be open on Monday, March 16 and Tuesday, March 17 as previously scheduled. The purpose of continuing school on these two days is to provide those families who may require it a chance to make plans accordingly.

    First and foremost, student attendance at school on Monday and Tuesday is a family decision. For these two days, South Burlington school attendance procedures will be waived, and no student will be penalized for not attending.

    The South Burlington School District leadership team will be working with our employees over the next few days to plan for the support of our students and families during the closure of school, which begins on Wednesday, March 18. To be clear, our primary areas of focus include the well-being of our students, families, and employees. The plan that we are developing will strive to encompass all of the components that Governor Scott has referenced in his statement/press conference.

    Thank you for your patience and flexibility as we move forward. You can expect regular communication from our district to keep you informed. We are doing all we can to make sure these priorities are taken care of to the best of our abilities.

    Sincerely,

    David Young
    Superintendent of Schools