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Letter from the Principal
Dear EMS Families & Community,
I hope that the decisive arrival of spring finds you well and in good health. The weather warms and the snow recedes a bit too slowly every year for my taste, but many of our teachers are taking advantage of the slightly better weather to get their classes out for body breaks, and PE classes (currently engaged in EMS Olympics) will soon venture back outside. Time outdoors is proven to have health benefits, so I encourage all families to consider ways to get young people outside at home, too! Whether it’s planting veggies to harvest this summer, walking the dog, or hiking up a mountain, getting fresh air and sunshine is good for mind and body.
Friday, 4/7 marks the close of the third quarter, so please check in with your student around their grades, any missing work, and plans for completing any overdue tasks that may be negatively impacting their grade. Quarterly grade reports will come out late next week via the mail, but you can check where your learner is at by accessing Schoology at any time (see directions here).
If you have questions or concerns about your child’s grades or progress as we move into the final stretch of the year, please do not hesitate to reach out to your child’s teacher(s). We had excellent turnout at Parent Conferences this year, but that’s not the only time you can touch base with teachers about concerns. We’re here for you all school year!
Please read below for info about the upcoming PTO meeting, the opportunity to help support this year’s Spring Dances at EMS, a link to complete BSD’s important annual Restorative Culture survey, and registration info for summer programs & camp opportunities in Burlington!
As always, thank you for your support of our learning community. We truly could not do it without you.