School districts across the state, including ours, are working on a process to help students recover from some of the impacts of missed school time during the pandemic. The Vermont Agency of Education has identified the core underpinnings necessary for students’ optimal growth and success. The state education recovery plan focuses on three areas:
1. Social-emotional functioning, mental health, and well-being
2. Student engagement
3. Academic achievement and success
Overview of the Recovery Process:
1. Assessing need at the local level, using readily available information and data
2. Creating an action plan to meet that local need
3. Executing initial implementation of the action plan
4. Tuning and refining the plan over time
BSD has established a recovery team and identified a recovery coordinator, Stephanie Phillips.
Each District was asked to complete an comprehensive Needs Assessment by April 15th. Our document, BSD Framing the Future Recovery to Reinvention, was completed on time and approved by AOE. This document contains both our Needs Assessment as well as pieces of Phase 3: Planning (see more below).
For Phase II we assessed district conditions and preliminary student status in the three foci areas, using materials provided by the AOE.
During this phase, we will be working to use our needs assessment to create goals and strategies to meet the AOE focus areas. The BSD team will create a recovery plan using the Recovery Planning Toolkit developed by the Agency of Education. State support teams will convene regional meetings to facilitate the sharing of regional strategies. This work is due June 1.
BSD’s Recovery Plan implementation will begin in summer of 2021 and run throughout the 2021-22 school year. Our implementation plan is designed to be flexible and adaptable, and we anticipate making changes to meet student need throughout the year.
BSD’s Recovery Plan is based on an analysis of a range of data sources which can be found on our Data and Goals webpage.
Below you’ll find communication related to the March 2020 shut down, continuity of services, and our ongoing plans for the safe return to In-Person instruction.
Community Update March 22: Re-opening Schools
Community Update March 4: Masking Optional Beginning March 14
Community Update, February 4: Black History Month, BHS/BTC 2025 Kickoff, Gender Identity Webinar
Community Update Jan. 21: Covid Response, New Strategic Plan, Budget Approved
Community Update Dec. 20: VT Presidential Scholars, No Contact Tracing Over Break, PCBs and Future BHS/BTC
Community Update December 6: Student Successes, Test to Stay
Community Update Nov. 5- BHS/BTC Location and Student Vaccines
Community Update Oct. 22 – Supporting Leaders of Color, Test to Stay, BHS/BTC Update
Community Update, Sept. 27 – Equitable Budget Kickoff, Surveillance Testing, Strategic Plan
Community Update September 3: Equity, School Funding, BHS/BTC Meeting, COVID Procedures
Community Update Aug. 24: COVID-19 Preparations
Community Update August 6: Masks for All to Start School, BHS/BTC Update, Free Lunches, Dress Code Update
Community Update April 12: More In-person, 21/22 Calendar, SRO Recommendations, PCBs, BHS Principal Search
Community Update March 26: More In-person learning, Strategic Plan, PCB Update
Community Update, March 12: Recovery Planning, State Champs, DtBHS Going Viral, PCB Update, Beyond Black History Month TONIGHT
Community Update Feb. 19 – Change to Future “Snow Days”
Community Update Jan. 11 – BHS Leadership Transition, Budget, MLK Day and Snow Days
Community Update Dec. 18: Moving to Remote Learning for Monday & Tuesday
Community Update Nov. 16 – Black Lives Matter Flags, BHS Update, Travel and Gathering Guidance
Community Update Nov 2 – BHS Return to In-Person, Elections, Hybrid Model Following Break
Community Update, Oct. 23: BHS Survey, K-5 Return Update, Travel Reminder
Sept 2: Community Update
Aug 25: Community Update
Aug 17: Community Update
July 22, 2020 Superintendent Update
May 22, 2020 Coronavirus Update 24 – Calendar Released
May 14, 2020 Coronavirus Update 23 – Digital Learning Survey, Social Media Safety
May 5, 2020 Coronavirus Update 21
April 28, 2020 Coronavirus Update 20
April 17, 2020 Coronavirus Update 19
April 7, 2020 Coronavirus Update 17
April 3, 2020 Coronavirus Update 16
March 30, 2020 Coronavirus Update 15 – Maintenance of Learning
March 26, 2020 Coronavirus Update 14 – CLOSED REMAINDER OF YEAR
March 25, 2020 Coronavirus Update 13 – Executive Order Follow-up
March 24, 2020 Coronavirus Update 12 – Stay Home, Stay Safe Order
March 24, 2020 Coronavirus Update 11
March 18, 2020 Coronavirus Update 10 – First Day of Closure
March 15, 2020 Coronavirus Update 8 – Schools Closing March 18
March 13, 2020 Coronavirus Update 7
March 12, 2020 Coronavirus Update 6 – BSD Gatherings Postponed
March 11, 2020 Coronavirus Update 5
March 11, 2020 Coronavirus Update 4
March 9, 2020 Coronavirus Update 3
March 4, 2020 Coronavirus Update 2
March 2, 2020 Coronavirus Update 1
Information coming soon
Do you have feedback about the Recovery Plan? Fill out the form below to email the Recovery Team. Please note that due to the volume of emails we may not reply to each message individually, but they are being recieved and read.