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Announcements
2017-2018 PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!



Click the ‘Registration’ tab at the top of the page to register your preschooler for the 2017-2018 school year! Select 'Click Here to register' under #1 (2017-2018 school year). Then create an account and register a new student. Submitted registrations will be sent directly to BSD Early Education.

Registration must be done online – paper applications will not be accepted.


Once you have competed the online registration, all required documents (birth certificate, immunizations, and all proof of residency) can be mailed or dropped-off to: 150 Colchester Ave, Burlington, VT 05401, attn: Essential Early Education. Or they can be scanned and emailed to alamos@bsdvt.org. Documents are required for BSD preschools and for ACT 166 funding.

Please note: Registering your child does not guarantee them placement at a BSD Preschool. Families will be notified of their child’s status, via mail, by the end of this school year.

The registration process is the same for those applying for Act 166 funds at an outside preschool program - select 'Community Partner Program (Act 166) as your school choice, then select your program from the drop-down (if your program is not listed select 'other' and type your programs name in the space provided).

If you do not have access to a computer or need assistance you may stop by your neighborhood school where they can give you access to a computer and help you, as needed, with any questions. Families completing registration forms should bring 1) a copy of their child’s birth certificate or other proof of age, 2) a copy of their immunization records, and 3) proof of residency.

If you have any further questions about preschool within the BSD schools or Act 166, please contact Aryn at 802-864-8463 or at alamos@bsdvt.org.
TRANSITION TO KINDERGARTEN MEETINGS
Please join us for an informal discussion about your child's transition to Kindergarten. A kindergarten teacher, a magnet school representative and the Expanded Learning Director will join us to review kindergarten expectations, discuss simple ways to encourage early literacy and math skills, and answer questions regarding the Burlington Elementary Schools, transportation, and after school programs.

Friday, January 20th 1:00-2:30 PM at Ira Allen Early Education Center
150 Colchester Ave, Burlington
Childcare available upon request for children 2 1/2 and older.
Please RSVP by Thursday, January 19th

Friday, January 27th 11:00-12:00 PM at the VNA
​​20 Allen Street, Burlington
Focused on families of English Language Learners
Interpreters will be available
Please RSVP by Friday, January 20th

Wednesday, February 1st 10:30-12:00 PM at JJ Flynn Elementary

1645 North Ave, Burlington
Please RSVP by Monday, January 30th

Please RSVP to one of the meetings above by calling Aryn
at 802-864-8463 or by emailing alamos@bsdvt.org
2017-2018 PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION


Registration is done only online at the district website: www.bsdvt.org. (Click the Registration tab at the top of the page to Register a New Student or to Update Current Student Info)

Preschool Registration for the 2017-2018 school year
opens January 3rd, 2017!


If you do not have access to a computer or need assistance you may stop by your neighborhood school where they can give you access to a computer and help you as needed with any questions. Families completing registration forms should bring 1) a copy of their child’s birth certificate or other proof of age, 2) a copy of their immunization records, and 3) proof of residency.

The registration process is the same for those applying for Act 166 funds at an outside preschool program - select 'Community Partner Program (Act 166) as your school choice, then select your program from the drop-down (if your program is not listed select 'other' and type your programs name in the space provided).


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




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.
Files
 2016-2017 BSD PreK Handbook.pdf
2016-2017 BSD PreK Handbook
 Act 166 FAQ.pdf
Questions about ACT 166? This may help answer some of those questions!
 Required Documents Checklist.pdf
List of required documents needed to attend BSD Preschools and to receive ACT 166 funding.
Contacts
+ Curtis, Stacie
+ Lamos, Aryn
Click on name to see details.