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May 28, 2021

Dear ACSD Community,


As Vermont inches closer to the 80% vaccination rate (of those eligible to receive a vaccination) that the Governor has set as a benchmark to end Vermont’s state of emergency, I know there may be many questions regarding what this might mean for Vermont schools. Based on news reports, it’s likely that this could happen prior to the end of the school year.


Today, the Agency of Education produced guidance that schools should continue to follow our Strong and Healthy Year procedures through the end of the current school year, which is now just 2½ weeks, even if the Governor ends our state of emergency in Vermont. Should there be any additional updates from the state, we will share those with all of you in the weeks ahead.


MUMS Update
Please check out this Welcome to MUMS brochure, which is going home to prospective MUMS students. It outlines what’s ahead next year and the exciting changes that have shaped MUMS as we welcome 6th graders. In addition, you can find the latest issue of the MUMS transition communication here.


Meal Kit Distribution on June 15 and Summer Meal Kit Sign Ups
Free meal kits are available for children ages 18 and younger on the last day of school and for 6 weeks during the summer.  Each meal kit contains food for 7 days for one child and includes proteins, grains, vegetables, fruit, and milk. 

  • Last day of school curbside pick up will take place on Tuesday, June 15 during dismissal at all ACSD elementary schools and from 4:00 - 5:30 pm at MUHS.  Families can choose the pick up location that works best, regardless of where children are enrolled. Please use this link for the last day of school MEAL KIT order form. Sign up by June 6.

  • There are a variety of pick up locations and times for summer meal kits.  For summer meal kits you can follow the link after submitting your last day of school order or sign up using this Summer Vacation MEAL KIT order form.  Please direct any questions to Laura La Vacca,, 802-382-1738.


Meal Kit Volunteers

We are looking for volunteers to help with assembly and distribution for the last day of school Meal Kits.   If you are able to help on June 9, 14 and 15, please sign up here


ACSD Community Partnership Council – Seeking New Members
Are you interested in improving the connection between our schools and families? Do you believe that all students should feel that they matter to our community? Are you interested in removing barriers so all students can be successful?  The Community Partnership Council of the ACSD is currently seeking new members and we want to hear from you! 

Information about the Council and new member applications can be found on the district website at  Applications are due by June 14, 2021.  If you have any questions or would like more information, contact Erika Garner, ACSD Community Coordinator at, 382-1183.  We value a diversity of community voices and encourage all to apply and/or forward to others!

Enjoy Memorial Day weekend!


Peter Burrows
ACSD Superintendent