Greetings Burlington Families,
Thank you for preparing your students for the first day of school. We are excited to have everyone back. I have some updates and asks of you.
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We are placing a heavy emphasis on student attendance and being on time. Please help us by ensuring that your students arrive at school before 8 am. This is a vital, life-skill that our students must learn. Students who ride the bus are encouraged to be aware of the bus schedule to avoid arriving after 8 am. GMT buses are not on a schedule to arrive at BHS at a particular time, therefore students need to be sure that the bus they are taking arrives before 8 am.
Please remember that tomorrow, Friday 8/30 is an 8 am start. Next Friday, September 6 is the first late start Friday.
Our front door surveillance system is now operational, which means that the main entrance doors will be locked during most of the day. The doors will automatically unlock at 6:30 am and lock back up at 8:30 am then again at 2:45 pm and lock back up at 7:00 pm. When the doors are locked, visitors will use the intercom system that goes currently to our main office. Our new phones with a video screen have the ability to unlock the door remotely.
Please remind your students that no-one has permission to be off-campus at any point during the school day. Seniors will have this privilege in early October, if they have had a strong start to the school year.
The following message was sent to our current 11th and 12th graders:
We have an exciting opportunity for BHS 11th and 12th graders! CCV will be teaching two classes at BHS this fall! Earn college credit without leaving BHS! Interested? Come see your counselor and learn more. Course offerings for this fall include:
· Intro to Business (BUS-1010) – 3 credits – 4B
o An introduction to the characteristics, organization and operation of business, including organization and management, production planning and control, marketing, finance, day-to-day operations in the areas of accounting, personnel, research and development, and management information systems.
· American Sign Language 1 – 3 credits – 3B
o This course offers students the opportunity to gain individual hands-on experience in American Sign Language. Emphasis is given to a study of cultural behaviors, values and norms to demonstrate respect and understanding of the Deaf Community and Deaf Culture.
Additionally, BHS Junior and Senior students are invited to take part in the following course, which will be offered at CCV in Winooski on Saturdays from 9-11:45 AM:
· Fundamentals of Engineering and Design – 3 credits
o This project-based course will provide a hands-on introduction into the iterative design process for students interesting in entering various engineering fields. Class experiences will focus on critical analysis of real-world problems, developing design solutions, and evaluating their effectiveness. Students will work in teams, explore interdisciplinary solutions and effectively communicate results. This course provides a two-month membership to the Generator on Pine Street, as well as trainings in the wood and metal shops, laser etcher and 3D printer. The first five classes are at the Winooski campus, the remaining will be at the Generator.