October 19, 2020

OQS News

Kinsa FLUency

This year the Hartford School District schools will be participating in the Kinsa FLUency program.  This program allows you to download a free app to your smartphone through which you can track your child's temperature and any symptoms and it will also allow us to anonymously monitor the spread of illness in our school.  When you down...

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OQS Entry & Exit Procedures 2020-21

In order to maximize safety, our OQS community will use a variety of entrances and exits this year. Regardless of how they arrive at school, all children need to complete a health screening before arrival. In addition, all children will have a temperature check when they get to school.  Please read the full Entry & Ex...

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Elementary Reopening 2020

August 5, 2020 Dear Hartford’s Elementary School Families,  As we approach the start of the school year, Hartford School District’s elementary schools are working in district and school teams to develop a model for education that is physically safe, supportive of each child’s social and emotional needs, and academi...

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Hartford School District Community Survey--July 2020

Hello Hartford!  We need some help from you as we work to prepare for the re-opening of our schools and programs in the Fall.The school district staff has been working hard to prepare and now we are seeking your input. Please take a moment to complete the survey by 7/24/2020 at: https://forms.gle/6GG36hfCLaFMMRak7 Please fill out one...

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New Survey for Summer Lunch Program

The Hartford Community Coalition , in partnership with Fresh Picks Cafe , will continue providing breakfast and lunches every week day through August 14th.  Whether you are currently receiving or services or want to opt in, we need you to fill out this survey . If you have any questions, please contact Kassandra Bacon:  hccv...

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Retirement Celebration

Please join us in honoring our retiring teachers and staff this year.  We are very sad that we are not able to hold our Annual Hartford Education Association/ Hartford School Board Retirement Reception. We worked hard to create this video in an effort to reflect and honor all of the tremendous contributions these retirees have ...

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Summer Lunch Program

Here's a very quick update on summer lunches: 1.  Butler's bus will end deliveries on Friday June 12th. 2. June 15 - August 24(ish), The Hartford Community Coalition is partnering with Fresh Picks Cafe to provide breakfasts / lunches M-F both at local sites and, if all goes well, in deliveries along the bus routes (in a van or tw...

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Summer Wellness Resources

Stay safe and well this summer with this list of SUMMER WELLNESS RESOURCES compiled by the Hartford High School nurse and counselors.  We hope you stay healthy, strong and connected! Summer Wellness Resources  

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Vaccine Requirements

Parents and guardians: Please be aware that state vaccine requirements for school attendance will not be relaxed for the coming school year despite the COVID-19 pandemic. It is more important than ever that we avoid an outbreak of a vaccine preventable disease in our community!  Please contact you...

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Important Updates Regarding Distance Learning

Important Updates Regarding Distance Learning April 27-June 12 Attendance:  It is imperative that parents/guardians make sure your child checks in with his/her teachers regularly!   I am still required to monitor attendance and this is done by checking to see if your child has completed the assignments and by attending cla...

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Food Service Update

First of all, we hope all families are well.  We are adjusting some of the ways in which we assist families who are getting or may now need food.  Please go to the website below and complete the survey regardless of your need for food.   Some of the things we are changing include: As we have learned a lot over th...

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PreKindergarten Enrollment

The Hartford School District is in the process of obtaining information for the incoming PreKindergarten (PreK) students for the 2020-2021 school year. We offer PreKindergarten programs at the following locations/times: Dothan Brook School, M-F, 8:00 - 10:45 or 12:15-3:00 Ottauquechee School, M-F, 8:00-10:45 or 12:00-2:45 ...

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School Closure Update & April Vacation

Dear Hartford School Community, The past few weeks have been beyond words, hard to describe. We all face challenges, have worries and are concerned about the future. What I have seen is a community that has grown stronger, stronger together as we strive to continue our mission to provide for and educate our children. Our teachers and instru...

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A Virtual Tour from the Hartford Fire Department - Part 2

Hello everyone,  We have been so happy with the response from the first HFD virtual tour video... we decided to make another! I hope your students enjoy it.   Hartford Fire Department Virtual Tour Part 2 We will do our best to keep contributing content to the distance learning programs in town. Dan Jones, Firefighter Har...

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Kindergarten Pre-Registration

The Hartford School District is in the process of obtaining information for incoming kindergarten students for the 2020-2021 school year. Early enrollment is important because it gives the schools time to plan for the incoming classes, allocate resources to fit the student needs, and best prepare for your child's education. If you have a child ...

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A Virtual Tour from the Hartford Fire Department

In a regular year the Hartford Fire Department works closely with the schools to teach the students about fire safety.  The students get to tour the station and the fire fighters come to the schools.  With schools closed for the remainder of the school year, we won't have a chance to continue this collaboration.  The Hartford Fir...

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Schools closed for the remainder of this school year

March 26, 2020 Good Evening Hartford!  By now I am sure most of you have heard that this afternoon Governor Scott ordered all schools closed for the remainder of this school year. We were all surprised by this sudden news but I know the Governor based his decision on the latest scientific data about how to combat this virus.  ...

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School Closure Update

Hello Hartford! By now you have heard that Governor Scott ordered Vermonters to stay at home until April 15. This means school will be closed until after April Vacation. April vacation will be a regular vacation, there is no change in the school calendar. Students and staff are working during this closure and the time is counted as part of t...

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Essential Personnel Parent Outreach 2020

March 18, 2020 Dear Families,  To better support the state’s response, the Hartford School District is working with Creative Kids Adventures to provide care for families of essential personnel.  Families who qualify for participation are defined by the state of Vermont to include Staff and providers of child care an...

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Free Breakfast and Lunch During Remote Learning

The Hartford School District will begin providing free breakfast/lunch during remote learning. If you would like to pick up breakfast and lunch for your children, please make sure you complete this survey and follow these parental guidelines during pickup . For questions, please call the Superintendent's office at 802.295.8600 leaving a name...

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Internet Options for Families

If you need a stable internet connection to work from home or for your child to learn from home, please check out this article: Are There Programs Available to Help Make Internet Service More Affordable?

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Hartford School Preparedness

Dear Hartford: This letter is to inform you about how the school district is informed about the COVID-19 Virus and what we are doing to prevent the spread of the disease in the Hartford School District. Read the full letter from Superintendent Tom DeBalsi

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Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus) - A Parent Resource: This document provides guidance to parents on how to provide accurate prevention information and facts to students without causing undue alarm. (National Association of School Psychologists and NASN) ( English or Español )

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News from the Nurse

It is cold and flu season and with rising concerns about the Coronavirus, it is important to stay healthy and informed!  Please use the following links to the CDC and Vermont Department of Health for further information on Coronavirus. CDC:    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html Vermont DOH:    ht...

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Parents Night - “Moving Beyond the Talk 2”

Parents Night “Moving Beyond the Talk 2” for Parents of Pre-K-Gr 5 students Thursday April 2, 2020 6:30-8:00 Dothan Brook School Library Learn how to talk with your child about sexuality You can help your children be healthy and safe by talking with them about sexuality. Talking about sexuality is...

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OQS and WRS Meet the Principal Candidate Forum

Hello Hartford! This is a very exciting time in the Hartford Schools. We have been hard at work conducting principal searches at both the Ottauquechee and White River Elementary Schools. As you know Ms. Powers and Ms. Newton have decided to retire at the end of this school year. Please help each search team by attending the “Meet the ...

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