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COVID-19 Information

This page will be updated as more information becomes available.

March 23 - Update

Dear Barre UUSD Families, Staff, and Community,

We continue in our school district’s response to the COVID-19 crisis.  Below are highlights, but you can always find more comprehensive information at https://www.buusd.org/covid-19

1) Child Care for Essential Persons will continue this week at Barre City School.  We had seven children in attendance today.
2) Student Meal Delivery continues with another 400-500 meals delivered today.
3) We are in touch with the Central Vermont Medical Center and outlying facilities to assist them in any way we can in their crisis response.
4) With the exception of the Child Care at Barre City School, our buildings are moving more toward a complete shutdown mode, as we reduce staff in buildings to the minimum required to fulfill the essential tasks.  We have plans to have the phone lines attended, essential custodial and maintenance tasks continue, and administrators present where and when possible.  Email is the best way to reach staff.
5) Teaching staff and support staff are working diligently to plan for delivery of remote education and essential services should the school closure extend beyond April 6, and to provide whatever is possible in the intervening period.

We are grateful to everyone who is pitching in during this challenging time.

Unless there is something new and relevant to report, I will transition Monday, Wednesday, Friday updates.  With that said, please do not hesitate to reach out with questions or concerns to me or any other staff member.

You are all in my thoughts and the thoughts of everyone here in the Barre Schools.

John Pandolfo
Superintendent of Schools
Barre Unified Union School District
120 Ayers Street
Barre, VT  05641
802-476-5011 x1017

Info on Free Meals

During this crisis we are offering free meals to anyone under age 18.  These meals are offered weekly Monday through Friday until further notice.  For more information, please click here.

Info on Child Care

The Barre Unified Union School District has shut down our Child Care for Essential Persons Program as of Wednesday, April 1, 2020.

If you need to look into additional care options, go to https://www.letsgrowkids.org/coronavirus, and scroll to the Resources for Families section. There you will find a link to submit a form indicating you are an essential worker looking for childcare.

Thank you for your understanding.

 

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About COVID-19

Sources: www.cdc.gov and www.who.int

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