Vermont Forward-Be Smart, Be Safe in Weathersfield VT, April 19 edition

The waterways are opening up all over, but the water temps remain very cold. 
Hypothermia can kill. Read these tips for staying SAFE.


A day on Grafton Pond in Enfield, NH
Juvenile Bald Eagle

The loons are returning from their overwinter at the ocean.


A view of Mount Cardigan


Sneaker rock was revealed last fall when Grafton Pond was drawn down for dam repair.

More Grafton Pond photos: CLICK HERE




I'm training to run/walk the Covered Bridges Half Marathon in June. It's "virtual" this year but that works for me. I'm the Co-Race Director, so if the race was in-person, I'd but running around organizing and troubleshooting. So this year I can actually experience the "race."

I did a training hike yesterday with some friends in the woods around my house. 6.6 miles, elevation 900+ feet. It was a wonderful afternoon. The wildflowers are starting to come out.






News You Can Use

VERMONT FORWARD

Most COVID-19 Restrictions will be lifted July 4th
(Masking and Physical Distancing "Encouraged" after 4th)

April 19-ALL Vermonters 16+ Eligible to Sign Up for Vaccine Appointments

 

Vermonters 16 years old and older can register for Covid vaccine appointments starting at 8:15 a.m. on Monday. Four entities are scheduling vaccine appointments: The Vermont Department of HealthKinney DrugsCVS and Walgreens.

Each has its own registration system. You may choose to schedule an appointment with whichever is most convenient. However, the Health Department has said you should not book an appointment on multiple sites — please pick one.

To register for a vaccine appointment, visit healthvermont.gov/MyVaccine (preferred) or call 855-722-7878.

You will be asked to provide your name, date of birth, address, email (if available), phone number, and health insurance information (if available, but not required).

Mountain Bike Fest Returns to Ascutney Mountain

Press release:
Following Vermont Governor Phil Scott's announcement that large events can be held during summer 2021, Mountain Flyer Magazine and Ascutney Trails are excited to announce FLOW STATE, the Vermont Mountain Bike Festival, July 30-August 1, 2021.

FLOW STATE is a three-day celebration of all things mountain biking at the Ascutney Outdoor Center in Brownsville, Vt. Set in the heart of Ascutney Trails' 35-mile network of singletrack, with access to an additional 20 miles of trail on private property, FLOW STATE will feature product demos, guided rides and clinics as well as camping, food trucks and beer, live music and more.

"Since we last hosted a mountain bike festival in 2018, our trail network has undergone a major renovation to enhance flow and increase signage to improve route finding," says Erik Schutz, president of Ascutney Trails. "We're stoked to show the mountain bike community our world-class trails."

"Vermont mountain biking is the best in the East, and the bike industry is taking note," says John Costello, Mountain Flyer events coordinator. "Plus, our ridership in the Northeast has exploded in recent years. It's time to bring a big festival back to the Green Mountains."

FLOW STATE organizers are formalizing plans, bike vendors, food trucks and sponsors for this summer's Vermont Mountain Bike Festival. Early festival pass sales will be available to select New England markets on May 5, 2021. All tickets and camping passes will go on sale May 21, 2021.

For more information about FLOW STATE, visit mountainflyer.com.

About Ascutney Trails: Located at the base of the old Ascutney Mountain Resort, the Ascutney Trails network snakes around the base of the northern side of the mountain and has grown since 2006 to include more than 35 miles of mapped singletrack with an additional 20 miles of trail on private land. This spring, Ascutney Trails will add another 10 miles of singletrack, headlined by the Norcross Trail, which contours the mountain from the Ascutney State Park Campground to the heart of the network in Brownsville. Also on tap is a skills park and flow trail.

About Mountain Flyer Magazine: Mountain Flyer is a premium quality, quarterly mountain bike journal based in Gunnison, Colo., and Jeffersonville, Vt. Our honest editorial and rich photography take you straight into the gritty, salt-stained core of the mountain bike scene. Our mission is to inspire our readers to ride and explore. Mountain Flyer is renowned for its photo-driven, feature-oriented storytelling, focusing on clean design and high-quality printing.

Things to Do In and Around Weathersfield
(Safely and/or Online)
Entertainment, Classes, Workshops

Fundraiser



Lucy Mackenzie Humane Society's Cabin Fever Dinner 
Saturday, April 24
, and they're shaking things up a bit with a whole new menu and new format - all meals are pick-up only!

Enjoy a generous portion of homemade baked mac & cheese, tossed salad with homemade vinaigrette dressing on the side and a scrumptious dessert of anise and almond biscotti from Bella Biscotti and a nut-free homemade cookie.

You can choose from three pick-up locations:
- Lucy Mackenzie Humane Society, 4 - 6 PM (4832 Route 44, West Windsor, VT 05089)
- The Thompson Senior Center, 4 - 5 PM (99 Senior Lane, Woodstock, VT 05091)
- Tracy Hall in Norwich, VT, 4 - 5 PM (300 Main Street, Norwich, VT 05055)

All three locations will have pick-up outdoors, and they ask that everyone wear a face covering when pick-up their order. 

Orders must be placed and paid for in advance. Orders and Info.

Purchase your meals online at https://www.lucymac.org/?post_type=dd_events&p=9322. You can also call them at 802-484-5829 and place your order over the phone.

This special take-out dinner is to benefit Lucy Mackenzie Humane Society as well as the Upper Valley Haven in White River Junction - when placing your order you have the option of purchasing additional meals to donate to the them! 

The Upper Valley Haven provides temporary shelter and educational programming to homeless families and adults as well as food to anyone in need.


Entertainment


LEBANON OPERA HOUSE PRESENTS

  LOH on Location ONLINE Shows

4/20 Concert Online
LOH on Location: Zach Nugent

TUESDAY, APRIL 20 • 6:00 PM
Live from Barre (VT), soulful singer/guitarist pays tribute to the Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia Band.
GET FREE TICKETS

NORTHERN STAGE
Outdoor Courtyard Theatre


Opening the Courtyard Theater will be the irreverent romp, THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED), June 9-July 4, 2021. Written by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield, and directed by Carol Dunne, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) will feature 37 Shakespeare plays in 97 minutes...outdoors. Three madcap actors in tights weave their wicked way through all of Shakespeare’s comedies, histories, and tragedies in one wild ride that will leave audiences helpless with laughter. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare is sponsored by Stave Puzzles, hand-crafted jigsaw puzzles made in Vermont.

The outdoor summer season at the Courtyard Theater will conclude with the roof-raising musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, August 11-September 12, 2021. Million Dollar Quartet takes patrons back in time to December 4, 1956, when icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins gathered for the first and only time at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the greatest jam sessions ever. That legendary night will
come to life with a score of rock hits including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Walk the Line,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” and “Hound Dog.”

The breathtaking pas-de-deux play HEISENBERG, February 16-March 6, 2022, will bring audiences back into the Byrne Theater for the first indoor, fully produced play since March 2020. An electric encounter between two strangers in a train station grows, over six scenes, into a complex and life-changing relationship. Written by Simon Stephens and starring Northern Stage favorite Jamie Horton, the quietly powerful Heisenberg lays bare the beauty in the natural unpredictability of human connection.

Capping off the 2021/22 season at Northern Stage will be the uproarious MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT, April 13-May 15, 2022, in the Byrne Theater. With a book & lyrics by Eric Idle and music by John Du Prez and Eric Idle, Monty Python’s Spamalot is lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail. The outrageous and gloriously entertaining story of King Arthur and the Lady of the Lake will delight audiences as they search for the Holy Grail and “always look on the bright side of life.”


All Courtyard seating for the 2021/22 Season will be sold as General Admission, but seating locations will be assigned in advance on the day of performance. 
Early Bird Subscriptions cost $135 (more than 35% off the single-ticket price) and are currently on sale for Northern Stage Director’s Circle, Ensemble Members, and 2019/20 Subscribers only. 

Subscriptions for the general public go on sale March 24th. Single tickets cost $45 in the Courtyard Theater, and $34-$59 in the Byrne Theater. $19 tickets are available for all full-time students regardless of age, with a valid photo ID. 
Single tickets go on sale to the general public on April 1st.

Mud Season Mystery: The Lodger Presented by Northern Stage
April 14-May 2

This spring, Northern Stage will present Mud Season Mystery: The Lodge​r, a witty new adaptation of the classic mystery, created for Zoom and performed live each night.

Closing out Northern Stage’s 2020-21 season, ​Mud Season Mystery: The Lodger​ will be performed live on Zoom starting ​April 14 through May 2, 2021​. The performance schedule is Tuesday (beginning 4/20) and Wednesday at 7:30 PM, Thursday at 2:00 and 7:30 PM, Friday at 7:30 PM, Saturday at
2:00 and 7:30 PM, and Sunday at 5 PM.

A lodger arrives at a ramshackle London boarding house as news of a murderer sweeps through town. He fits the description– but is he guilty? And can we trust our instincts? Grab your friends and join Ronnie, an obsessive mystery fan and your host, as Ronnie leads you on a journey through this tantalizing tale and your own expectations. ​The Lodge​r, adapted by Brenda Withers (​Jordan​), uses suspenseful storytelling to engage the audience in a live, interactive, communal experience guaranteed to entertain and provoke.
Tickets for ​The Lodger ​are $29, with a maximum of 40 participants per performance. For tickets, visit
northernstage.org, or call the Box Office directly at 802-296-7000.


Cooking Classes

Mexican Culinary Experience Online Classes

¡Buen Provecho!  with Laura y Cecilia

                                                                       


Saturday, April 24 Sopa de Tortilla and Bistec con la Receta de la Abuela (Original session has filled. New session added: 2:30pm EDT ) Tortilla Soup and our mother’s favorite beef recipe.

Saturday, May 1 Pescado a la Veracruzana. Veracruz-style fish, prepared with tomatoes, onions, olives, and capers

Saturday, May 22 Carnitas Mexico’s famous preparation of pork to make tacos.

More info about the classes: https://kisaboresdeasa.com.mx/mexican-culinaryexperience

Sunday Brunch sessions will begin at 10:30am EDT and will last approximately 90 minutes.

Sunday, May 16 Huevos Divorciados Similar to huevos rancheros, two fried eggs each served over a corn tortilla, one topped with homemade red sauce and one with homemade green sauce.








Whole Roasted Tro

Within Reach Yoga Under the Trees

Slow Flow, Rest + Restore Saturdays, 9-10 am 

Weathersfield resident, Lisa Gleeson, Within Reach Yoga, is hosting online yoga classes on Saturdays via Google Meet.

Email lisa@withinreachyoga.com to register or with any questions.
COST: $12 drop-in or one punch for those who have purchased punch passes ($60).

To stay in the loop for classes and locations, for questions, to register, or to subscribe to our newsletter, please email lisa@withinreachyoga.comFollow her on facebook for class updates.

Local RUNS In-Person and Virtual

Sunshine 5KMay 8, 2021 9:30 am ET Registration 
Corbin Covered Bridge, Newport NH

Springfield Dam Run, May 22, 2021 8 am ET Registration Run/Walk Kids Fun Run
355 River Street Springfield, VT

Covered Bridges Half Marathon, June 6-13, 2021 Anytime, Anywhere Virtual
Registration

Global BIG Day May 8

Global Big Day is a celebration of birds that anyone can be a part of. During last year's Global Big Day more than 50,000 people across 175 countries collectively reported a record-setting 120,000 eBird checklists. Can we set new records this year, together? All you have to do is spend a few minutes birding on 8 May and eBird what you find.

Here are three easy ways to make the most out of your Global Big Day:

Brush up on local birds. Knowing what birds you could spot makes finding them on the big day more fun. Download the free Merlin Bird ID app and start exploring species in your area today. Merlin can also help you to identify birds on Global Big Day!

Use eBird Mobile. eBird's free app has features such as Mobile Explore and Quick Entry that make it easier to find and share the birds around you. Try eBird Mobile.

Make birding’s biggest team even bigger. Do you have a friend or loved one with a growing interest in birds? Encourage them to join the Global Big Day fun. Share your stories on social media using #GlobalBigDay.

However you choose to participate, please continue to put safety first and follow local guidelines. More Global Big Day tips and resources.




Go Questing!


Questing is a place-based education model of creating and exchanging treasure hunts in order to collect and share your community’s distinct natural and cultural heritage — your special places and stories.

Follow the clues to the treasure box.
Inside the treasure box, you will discover more information about the site, a rubber stamp, stamp pad, a sign-in field journal, and a pencil. Sign your name in the book, adding a few notes or a sketch from your walk, and collect an impression of the stamp as a memento of your journey. Then, carefully re-hide the box exactly where you found it.


If you plan to go on more than one quest, you may wish to create your own “passport book” or field journal into which you will collect your stamp impressions.

You may also wish to create your own personal stamp so that you can leave your mark in each quest’s logbook.

If you are using one of the quests found online, simply print out the clues and the map and take it along with you, otherwise bring your quest book.

Just like any outdoor activity, be prepared for changes in the weather! It is important to bring a good map. Also bring a compass, a water bottle, snacks, and wear comfortable shoes. It’s always a good idea to carry a first aid kit if you will be out in the woods. 

Do consider bringing along a field guide to local plants and animals, binoculars and a hand lens for magnification, and your passport book/field journal and personal stamp.

Valley Quest is always looking volunteers to be box monitors and quest testers. Each quest treasure box is checked on a regular basis during the questing season by a volunteer box monitor. These generous, fun-loving people help keep the Valley Quest program alive and running smoothly. If you are interested in becoming a box monitor for a quest in your town, please let us know!

The Valley Quest Google Map




 

Vermont Online Workshops

Lots of events and movies online. Contact: AARP Vermont Email: vtaarp@aarp.org with questions


AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Returns for 2021
in Ascutney, Vermont

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide provides in-person and virtual tax preparation to help anyone FREE of Charge, with special focus on taxpayers who are over 50 and have low-to-moderate incomes.

All tax-aide volunteers are trained and are IRS-Certified every year to make sure they know about and understand the latest changes and additions to the tax code.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Tax-Aide has introduced some changes to the process; you will be instructed on these changes when you make your appointment. Call Tax-Aide in Ascutney 802-875-2418 on Tuesdays.


COVID-19 in Our Communities


Vermont COVID-19 Vaccination Update
It's NOT over, the virus and variants are still out there.

GET VACCINATED!

Create an Account

The best way to make an appointment is through the Health Department’s website: healthvermont.gov/MyVaccine. 

BY PHONE 855-722-7878
Monday – Friday, 8:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.






PROTECT YOURSELF AND LOVED ONES

What you can do to prevent the spread of COVID-19:
  • Wear A Mask (this is not a political affiliation designation, it's a public health-your health safety measure)
  • Stay 6 feet Away-assume everyone has been exposed but if you stay six feet away for under 15 minutes, you should be OK
  • Avoid Crowds-the more people, the more potentially infected people you will encounter
  • Wash Your Hands A LOT-remember your mom telling you this, it's a big DUH! Also try to avoid touching your face.
  • Stay Home if You Are Sick-even if you only feel a little "off"
  • Keep an EXPOSURE JOURNAL-when you leave your home "pod" keep track of where you go and who you saw and if you want to be proactive-how long were you with them.

Vermont COVID-19 Resources:

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questionshttps://apps.health.vermont.gov/COVID/faq/#vaccine

COVID-19 vaccinations, including who can get the vaccine and who will be eligible next. Check this website often: https://www.healthvermont.gov/covid-19/vaccine/about-covid-19-vaccines-vermont

National COVID-19 Data

As of April 13



Track Vaccinations

Benjamin Renton, a senior at Middlebury College who has been tracking data during the pandemic, has launched a new dashboard using local news reports and press releases to track how many vaccine doses each state is being allocated. 
The feds have cut way back on their initial promises and have no readily available public data effort like it on their own,  Renton updates his dashboard regularly as new information becomes available. Click Here to Track

Tracking the COVID-19 Variants

The CDC has just gone live with a map tracking the known cases in the US of the three emerging coronavirus variants that have the world on edge: B.1.1.7 (the one known as the UK variant); the B.1.351 variant first seen in South Africa; and the P.1 variant first seen in Brazil. At the moment, there are cases of B.1.1.7 in NY, MA, and CT, but none reported so far in VT, NH, or ME. Note that the CDC says their numbers are based on sampling, and so "do not represent the total number" of cases that may be arising.

CDC COVID-19 Worldwide Tracking Database  

US COVID-19 Risk Levels

Realtime US COVID Risk Map



Click on the map to access the website COVID ACT NOW
This website tracks cases, infection rate, positive test rate, ICU capacity and Contact tracers hired.


National Case Info. 

updated April 13

Northeast Region Data 

updated April 13

Vermont Data

April 13 Slideshow



COVID-19 isn't going away yet. Vermont had over 1000 new cases last week.


Vermont Ranks #1 for COVID-19 testing


The Numbers

VT reported 138 new cases Friday, 67 on Saturday, and 149 yesterday, bringing it to a total case count of 22,016. 

There were 2 new deaths over the weekend, which now number 242, while 26 people with confirmed cases are hospitalized (down 1). 

Windsor County gained 20 new cases and stands at 1,278 for the pandemic, with 60 over the past 14 days, while Orange County added 23 new cases and is at 682 cumulatively, with 111 cases in the past 14 days. 

In town-by-town numbers reported late last week, Randolph added 12 cases over the week before, Bradford gained 10, Corinth rose by 9, Springfield added 6, Newbury 5, Killington 4, Fairlee, Hartford, Hartland, and Sharon gained 3 each, Chelsea and Thetford each added 2, and Bridgewater, Cavendish, Royalton, Strafford, Weathersfield, and Windsor each gained 1.

Vermont State COVID-19 Response Information

The Governor’s actions, visit https://governor.vermont.gov/covid19response.

The state’s modeling, visit https://dfr.vermont.gov/about-us/covid-19/modeling.


You can set up your account for vaccination at: https://vermont.force.com/events/s/selfregistration

More information at the Health Department’s website: healthvermont.gov/MyVaccine.


COVID-19 IN VERMONT COMMUNITIES



Town by Town Counts 

as of April 14

Weathersfield is at 48 total cases (up 1 from last week) since March 2020.


Public School Interactive Map


You are NOT Alone 
Get the Support YOU Need
Please Reach Out--Dial 2-1-1

Or Text VT to 741741 to access a 24-hour Crisis Text Line. We're all stressed out and are wondering about the future. Don't go it alone. 

Upper Valley COVID Relief

Mental Health Support for members of the Upper Valley impacted by Covid

15+ NH/VT psychotherapists are volunteering to provide free 30-minute telehealth or phone support appointments to people impacted by Covid in the Upper Valley!

Sign up for up to six 30 minute support sessions by going to the website below. 
Book an appointment: www.UVCovidRelief.org

Support is available to *any member* of our Upper Valley community impacted
by Covid, including but not limited to:
- Retail and grocery workers
- Teachers and educational staff
- First responders
- All hospital employees
- Nursing home/home health aides
- Postal, UPS and FedEx workers
- Correctional officers
- Stay at home parents
- Elders in isolation
Any questions, email UVCovidRelief@gmail.com

Other Services

This is a stressful time for everyone. 
Health Care and Rehabilitation Services 24-hour crisis hotline 1-800-622-4235

HCRS Warm Line for people struggling with COVID-19 related stress and anxiety 1-800-917-1622

Headrest local crisis line 603-448-4400 and Suicide Hotline 1-800-273-8255


Also check out Upper Valley Strong
Be Smart, Stay Safe friends and neighbors.
Remember to call or check in on your elderly neighbors, bring them some cheer from a proper physical distance.

Weathersfield COVID-19 Response

The Town of Weathersfield has created a Volunteer Network to help during these times of COVID-19. 
If you are at risk for being exposed to COVID-19 or are currently in quarantine or isolation due to a positive COVID-19 test, please click the link below and fill out the form. These forms are being monitored by Susanne Terrill who will connect you with a volunteer quickly. 

CLICK HERE FOR ASSISTANCE

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the form please contact them and they will walk you through it.
Phone: (802) 674 - 2626
Email: weathersfield@weathersfield.org 


TRAVELING To/From VERMONT

As of 4/9: CROSS STATE TRAVEL

No quarantine is required for unvaccinated visitors with a negative test within 3 days prior to arrival. Unvaccinated Vermonters must be tested within 3 days upon return to the state.

MASKS AND PHYSICAL DISTANCING
Required when in the presence of those outside your household.

New Hampshire Data Dashboard

The Numbers

NH reported 423 new cases Friday, 370 on Saturday, and 308 yesterday for a cumulative total of 91,586. 

There were 6 new deaths over the weekend; they now number 1,270, while 133 people with confirmed cases are hospitalized (up 3). 

The current active caseload stands at 3,140 (down 623). 

The state reports 212 active cases in Grafton County (down 43), 64 in Sullivan (up 8), and 255 in Merrimack (down 60). 

In town-by-town numbers, the state says Haverhill has 27 active cases (down 2), Claremont has 23 (up 9), Newport has 17 (down 1), Lebanon has 13 (down 2), Hanover has 10 (down 3), Sunapee has 8 (up 1), Charlestown has 7 (up 2), Enfield has 6 (down 2), Newbury has 6 (up at least 2), Canaan has 5 (up at least 1), and Piermont has 5 (no change).

Local News You Can Use

Town of Weathersfield

Town Office Closes as Case of COVID-19 Found

From the Town Website: https://www.weathersfieldvt.org/
Town Offices Closed - Staff Working Remotely
POSTED ON: APRIL 12, 2021 - 8:16PM

Attention Weathersfield Residents, there has been a covid positive test at Martin Memorial Hall. Offices are closed to the public until further notice for the safety of our town employees and residents.
Please be advised we are addressing this as quickly as we can. We have secured ServPro to do a deep cleaning of the building. Employees are still available to do business with the Town.
Please feel free to contact the Town Offices by phone at (802) 674-2626 or by email at weathersfield@weathersfield.org. All public meetings by boards are tentatively cancelled and will need to be rescheduled.
Weathersfield Emergency Management

Greenup Day May 1st, 2021



Weathersfield Greenup members will receive soon the usual notice and information from our coordinator, Steve Aikenhead. We welcome new members! Contact Steve at 263-5439 or steve@vermontel.net, or if you prefer, meet on Saturday, May 1st from 9:00 AM to noon at the Dan Foster House across from the Meeting House (the church) at the high point of Weathersfield Center Road.


Upcoming Town Board and Committee Meetings


Select Board Meets: 
April 19:

Meeting Minutes

According to the Town manager minutes can be posted up to 10 days post meeting during the state emergency 

April 5February 1

Vermont Open Meeting Law

Minute posting: Minutes of all public meetings shall be matters of public record, shall be kept by the clerk or secretary of the public body, and shall be available for inspection by any person and for purchase of copies at cost upon request after five calendar days from the date of any meetingMeeting minutes shall be posted no later than five calendar days from the date of the meeting to a website, if one exists, that the public body maintains or has designated as the official website of the body. Except for draft minutes that have been substituted with updated minutes, posted minutes shall not be removed from the website sooner than one year from the date of the meeting for which the minutes were taken.


Weathersfield School


School Dates and Events

Stay up on all the school events visit: 
School Calendar

Holidays/Breaks: 
Last Day of School (tentative) June 10

From The School Newsletter

Graduation Dates and Times

June 4, 2021 - WHS - 7:00 pm 
June 7, 2021 - Windsor 8th Grade - 7:00 pm 
June 8, 2021 - Weathersfield 8th Grade - 4:00pm 
June 9, 2021 - Albert Bridge 6th Grade at 9:00 am - Hartland at 4:00 pm 
June 10, 2021 - Last Day of School 

It is possible that there will be NO in person dances, proms or graduation. The Risk Management Team will continue to update us. There will be NO announcement of what graduation will look like until after May 10th.

Testing of Students

SBAC Testing for Grades 3-8 May 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27 Make up dates: May 21 and 28 
VSAT Testing for Grades 5 and 8 May 4, 5 and 6

News About Remote Only for Next Year 

At the start of the new school year this fall, only in person instruction will be offered at WS. Home Study is an option for families who follow the AOE guidelines, but a school sponsored remote option will no longer be available. 

If you have children currently in Home Study and want to return to in person learning at school, please contact Laurie Brown at 674-2144, ext. 107, or at lbrown@wsesu.net so she can register your children for in person learning. 

If you are currently enrolled in a remote option only and do not want to come back to in person learning, you may apply for a Home Study program with the state of Vermont and you will have to follow all of their requirements. 

If your child is currently in remote only learning and you want them back in school for the fall, simply call the school to let them know. 

Class lists and teacher assignments will be created in late May, so we want to make sure we know who will be returning and thus put them on a class list for the fall. 
Please make sure to make this change by May 10th.


News from the School Counselor 

With the weather warming up, students enjoyed lessons outside last week. 

Our school counselor, Melissa Cole, brought students out to our new Pavilion for each of her lessons. Ms. Cole has been teaching the 2-4th graders the Problem Solving Steps as a part of the Second Step Curriculum. Last week students worked as a team to use the skills they've learned and complete different problem solving challenges. More info in the school newsletter.
 
Meeting Dates:
April 13  20 6 p.m.
April 20 Agenda

The WS School Board had planned to meet on April 13th, which is during vacation. They have rescheduled this virtual meeting for April 20th at 6:00 pm. They will send out an agenda and link on April 19th. You can always find the link and agenda on the school website. These meetings are open to the public.

The school board’s month meetings will continue as remote meetings until further notice and will occur the second Tuesday of every month at 6:00 pm. The agenda and the link to each meeting is put out by the Superintendent prior to each meeting and can be found on the WSESU website and the school's website. These meetings are open to the public. 

Please note: During this time of social distancing, all board meetings are taking place online using Google Meet. You can join each meeting live (via phone or Google Meet) by following the connection details listed on each unique meeting Agenda document. 

Minutes:

Supervisory Updates

Dr. David Baker
Superintendent
Windsor Southeast Supervisory Union
Updates:



Visit Our Local Restaurants

Exit Ate  Eat In or Take-Away
Greg is making homemade bread and potato chips and they now have a variety of salads for your quarantined BBQs: Potato Salad, Tuna Mac, Italian Pasta, and our delicious Cole Slaw.
Be sure to try some of Greg's Raisin Bread!

Harpoon Beer Garden and Brewery 802-674-5491
336 Ruth Carney Drive
Windsor, VT 05089

Inn at Weathersfield-Re-opening April 30, 2021 (802) 263-9217
Dine inside or outside Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, call for a reservation 802-263-9217. They also offer a take away menu.
1342 VT Route 106 Perkinsville, VT 05151


Springfield Diner-seating inside/outside daily 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Ice cream shop open Thursday-Sunday 1-7 pm. Daily specials.

Villagers Ice Cream Restaurant-Opening for the season THIS FRIDAY, April 23-The wait is almost over!
noon-8 p.m. (802) 795-0063
4261 Route 106 Perkinsville, VT 05151



The Hanover Chamber put together this list of Curbside Restaurants: https://www.hanoverchamber.org/upper-valley-restaurants-delivery-curbside-pi

Check to see if your favorite restaurant is open for outdoor and/or indoor dining. Most are requiring reservations so call ahead for their guidelines and business hours.


Food Assistance

Ascutney Union Church Food Cupboard in Ascutney 5243 Route 5 Saturdays 9-10 a.m. call 802-674-2484.

Weathersfield Food Shelf in Perkinsville.
WFS is located in the 1879 Schoolhouse at 1862 Route 106 in Perkinsville.
Open the  2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month from 2-4 p.m. COVID-19 policies are in place with groceries delivered to shoppers in their cars.
If you are in need of food and are unable to get to the facility during open hours, food will be delivered to your home.

Call the Weathersfield Town Office to be refereed to a volunteer, visit the Weathersfield Food Shelf Facebook page and leave a message or email weathersfieldfoodshelf@gmail.com

Donations of non-perishable food are always welcomed and may be dropped off at the facility during open hours or placed in the collection box at Martin Memorial Hall. For more information, call 802-263-5584 or email 
weathersfieldfoodshelf@gmail.com.

Hartland Food Shelf in Hartland. 4 Corners UU Church Fridays 8-10 a.m., Saturdays 10 a.m-2 p.m.

Reading-West Windsor Food Shelf in Reading. Mondays 2-4 p.m. and Thursday 4-6 p.m. Stone School 3456 Tyson Rd, Reading.

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Nancy Nutile-McMenemy is an Upper Valley freelance photographer and writer who loves to attend concerts and local events in and around Weathersfield and the Upper Valley.

If you have anything you think I should post drop me an email: photosbynanci.com



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