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OPEN STREETS BTV
Open Streets BTV - Sunday, September 21st from 9am - 2pm
Bike, stroll, roll, dance and skate along more than two miles of car-free streets in the Old North End as a celebration of one of our largest public spaces!
Enjoy fun and healthy activities for everyone along the route.
The event is free, and there will be activities for all ages - from chair massages and acro yoga to a bounce house and bike-powered smoothies!
Updates:
Contact:
Katelin Brewer-Colie
Complete Streets Project
Manager, Local Motion
IMPORTANT DATES

2014-2015 School Year


AUGUST 28, 2014 - IAA
AUGUST 29, 2014 - FLYNN
SEPTEMBER 2, 2014 - SA
SEPTEMBER 8, 2014 - IRA
Hummingbirds - 9:30-11:00
Shooting Star and Dragonfly - 1:00-3:00


August 29, 2014 - IAA / morning class: 8:10 - 11:00; afternoon class 11:45-2:55 (No Wed. PM)
September 2, 2014 - Flynn: morning class: 8:10 - 10:50; afternoon class 11:30-2:55 (No Wed. PM)
September 2-5, 2014 - IRA for ISN students: 9:15-12:00 / Beginning Sept 9th M-Th: 9:15-3:15 and Friday until
September 2, 2014 - SA: morning (T,W,TH,F) 8:10-10:45 / afternoon (M,T,W,TH) 11:30-2:55
September 9, 2014 - IRA classroom program: Hummingbirds 9:15 to 12:30 Monday-Thurs.
Shooting Star and Dragonfly classroom Monday-Thursday 12:00 to 3:15



Burlington Schools Safety Survey



Following the recent shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, Burlington Schools met with the Burlington Police and Fire Departments to revisit our safety protocols and conduct a security audit of our school facilities. In addition to these proactive plans, we are assessing our physical plants and determining necessary changes. We are working to develop a plan for Board consideration.

That is where we would appreciate your help. Please take a few minutes to complete this survey (link below) about the safety and security at your child’s school. Your feedback will help us develop a list of recommendations and improvements in the current school year, along with budgeting for other changes going forward. The survey will remain open until February 1st.

Nothing is more important than our students' safety. Please know that we will do everything we can to ensure their well-being.


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BSD Safety Letter
Burlington Schools Safety Survey

Following the recent shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, Burlington Schools met with the Burlington Police and Fire Departments to revisit our safety protocols and conduct a security audit of our school facilities. In addition to these proactive plans, we are assessing our physical plants and determining necessary changes. We are working to develop a plan for Board consideration.

That is where we would appreciate your help. Please take a few minutes to complete this survey (link below) about the safety and security at your child’s school. Your feedback will help us develop a list of recommendations and improvements in the current school year, along with budgeting for other changes going forward. The survey will remain open until February 1st.

Nothing is more important than our students' safety. Please know that we will do everything we can to ensure their well-being.

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January 1, 2013

Dear parents and guardians: 
As students return, I want to update you as to the safety planning in the Burlington Schools. 
Following the recent shootings in CT, Burlington Schools met with Burlington Police and Fire and revisited our safety protocols. Much of what is recommended is already in place in Burlington: the use of identification in the buildings, locking all but one door at each school during the school day, monthly planning meetings at the school and district levels to be as prepared as possible for safety incidents that may occur, regular lockdown and evacuation drills, and on some campuses such as BHS, cameras to help us monitor hard to see places.  
In addition to these proactive plans, we are assessing our physical plants and determining priority need for changes to be made. At the top of our list are Edmunds Elementary, where the office is on the 2nd floor, Champlain Elementary where the office cannot see the front door, and BHS, where there are many entrances. We will be working to develop a plan for facility safety improvements and will be sharing these plans with the Board in the next month or so. We anticipate making some changes in the current school year and budgeting for other changes going forward.  

We all care deeply about your children – our students. All Burlington schools have a well-earned reputation of being student-centered. Nothing is more at the center of our hearts and minds than our students' safety. Please know that we will do everything we can to ensure their safety.
Sincerely,
Jeanné Collins
Superintendent




Pre K registration
Registration information and  forms can be found at:  http://bsdweb.bsdvt.org/district/Parents/PreK-Reg.php or under links at bottom right of page

The Burlington Essential Early Education Program
 The Burlington Essential Early Education Program offers a preschool program for children between the ages of 3 to 5 years of age. Our preschool classrooms are specifically designed to provide a rich pre-school experience for all children and follows the Burlington School District's school calendar. The staff of each classroom includes an Early Education/Special Education Teacher, a Speech/Language Pathologist and Para-Educators. Each classroom includes students with special needs and peer models. The morning pre-school class is offered on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings between 9:15 and 12:00. The two afternoon classrooms are offered on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons from 12:30-3:30.

Currently, the EEE Center is accepting applications for peer models between the ages of 3-5 years of age. A Peer Model Student is expected to demonstrate age appropriate skills in the areas of play, social , behavior, speech , language and motor skills.

If you are interested in your child being considered as a peer model, please contact:

Diana Langston
Burlington Essential Early Education Center
150 Colchester Ave.
Burlington, VT 05401
802-864-8463
Diana Langston, Director
E-Mail Diana

Web Pages

The mission of the Burlington Early Education Program (BEEP) is to provide high quality, play-based early education in a variety of settings in our community. Within these settings, that include all learners, we also provide assessment and special education services for eligible children. We are committed to supporting the growth and development of young children and their families through home, school and community collaboration.
Contacts
+ Hewitt, Mary
+ Langston, Diana
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