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Shelburne Community School 
Weekly Newsletter

April 20, 2020

Principal's Message

SCS Families,

It has not been our custom to distribute a weekly newsletter during school breaks and vacations, but there is very little that is customary about our current here we go!

With all light-heartedness aside, we have been working hard to assure that our families have the resources they need throughout this difficult period of school closure.  We have begun to use this newsletter as a place to gather those resources.  It is so easy to lose track of the multiple communications with embedded links when they come at us through multiple emails. So, we have really tried to consolidate the most important info that has come out from our school, our district, and other community partners recently.  We hope that this consolidation will be helpful during the April break and during the rest of the school year.  As more resources are created and distributed, we will add to this collection.

We understand that this school break means different things to different families. None of our work or home situations are identical at this unpredictable and difficult time. For some, you will be working hard to maintain the useful structures you have built into your student's day over the past five weeks.  For others, this will be a time to shake things up, get outside, and shut off the screens.  No matter how you view it, we hope that this is a time where all of you stay healthy and stay together.  

The school will be back up and running soon. Updates to the Remote Learning Site will be in place by Monday morning (April 27th), as teachers will resume reaching out to students and meeting/class schedules will recommence.

Have a wonderful week!

SCS School Closure Parent Resources

SCS/CVSD Communication
Ms. Celmer's PK-4 Letter w/Learning Plan
Mr. Sivo's 5-8 Letter w/Learning Plan
CVSD COVID-19 Information

Learning Resources
SCS Remote Learning Site
PreK-8 Vacation Week Enrichment
Library and Digital Learning page
SCS Library Online: Sora
Shelburne Community School Art Facebook Page
Vermont Art Online

Student Wellness
Student Wellness Page
Calm Together - Self Care Blog

Food for Students and Families
CVSD Food Service
Shelburne Food Shelf

Tech Support for Remote Learning
CVSD Family Tech Support
Internet Connectivity - VT Dept of Public Services

Community-Wide Spring Break Staycation Challenge
You and your families are officially invited to take part in the Spring Break Staycation Challenge!!

We know you probably won't be flying to Miami or Cancun for spring here's a creative way to bring the vacation to your home! You can stage a photo shoot with your family or pets, use props, get creative, and have fun with it.

Check out our poster to see how we decided to staycation an
d feel free to share on all platforms to get the word out.

Stay safe and have fun with it!!  : )

Pete, Carin, and Julia

Upload photos/ videos here

Yearbook Info from Mrs. Nakhleh: Order Deadline Extended
The deadline for ordering yearbooks was March 31st.  The company shut down the on-line orders early so people were unable to order the yearbook online recently.  I have contacted the company and they have reopened the link and you should now be able to order yearbooks online from 3/31 until 4/20.  I extended the original due date, If you would rather not order it on-line, please email me to let me know so I can put your order in and then you can mail a check to the school.  Please make the check out to Shelburne Community School and put "yearbook" on the memo line.
Shelburne Community School
345 Harbor Road
Shelburne, VT  05482
Attn: Nancy Nakhleh, Yearbook Advisor
The link for ordering online is:
Online orders
Please let me know if you have any questions.  I can be reached at

CVSD School Choice Information
Because of the COVID19 situation, we have adjusted the timeline for CVSD School Choice Applications for this year.  Applications are due by May 15, 2020.  Applications will be stamped with their received by date and will be reviewed by the Superintendent.  Determinations will be made by May 20, 2020 after discussions between Superintendent and Building Administrators.  Parents will be notified of approvals/denials via email.  For questions, please contact Sandy Raymond, Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent at

2020/2021 Placement Process
For families with students currently in grades K, 2, 4, & 6, our registrar will be sending out our annual Parent/Guardian Input form to help us with our student placement process.  Please keep a look-out in your email (and spam) starting on Monday, April 27th from Informed K-12, where you'll receive an online form to complete by Sunday, May 3rd.  Please note, Placement forms submitted after May 3rd will not be included in the placement process.  Our placement teams will begin this work throughout the month of May and students/families will hear about final placement plans on 'Step-Up Day'.  Please keep in mind that these forms will be shared with current teaching teams to help us with the placement process.

SCS Staff Shout Out

Our professional community used to use this form internally to celebrate one another's successes and strengths and show appreciation for one another.

Since we are now all working remotely, we've created a digital version and we're opening this up for students and families to share their appreciation for the hard-working teachers and school community members as well.

Thank you so much for taking the time to spread positivity!


Important SCS Links

SCS Website SCS Website
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SCS Blog SCS Blog
SCS Lunch Menu SCS Lunch Menu
SCS Athletics Page SCS Athletics Page
SCS Band Page SCS Band Page
SCS Choral Program SCS Choral Program
SCS Music Performance Calendar SCS Music Performance Calendar

Important External Links

SCS PTO Website SCS PTO Website
Follow SCS PTO on Facebook Follow SCS PTO on Facebook
CVSD 2019-2020 Calendar K-8 CVSD 2019-2020 Calendar K-8
Follow CVSD on Facebook Follow CVSD on Facebook
Follow CVSD on Twitter Follow CVSD on Twitter
A Note from Ms. Celmer

Ms. Celmer has updated the Home & School Connection for the month of April.  Home & School Connection is a resource designed for PK-4 families.  It is filled with practical ideas, which promote school success, parent involvement, and more effective parenting.

Ms. Celmer has also added the following resources:


Important Upcoming Dates
(A complete calendar can be found on the SCS website

Apr 20th-24th - April Break

Shelburne Community School Blog


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