Family Newsletter- April 8, 2022
Harwood Families -
The beaming sun from the first 3 days of this week were a beautiful backdrop to the
that shined in many ways at Harwood this week. Including:
Harwood 7-12 being all together for Assembly and watching our assembly band perform
Freaky Friday performance - in person - in our own auditorium and including grades 7-12 at Harwood
The latest edition of Common Ground and learning about Harwood’s past
Spring sports starting (regardless of mud season)
Student advocacy and support shining through from our Sexual Awareness club *please see details below!
Student Drug & Alcohol awareness advocacy at the State level
Laurie, Meg and Duane
April 7th, 8th and 9th - Freaky Friday Musical Production
April 18th - 22nd - NO School - April Vacation
May 2nd - 20th - SBAC testing window
May 23rd - 27th - Spirit week
May 12th - Family Conferences
May 18th - Family Conferences
May 30th week schedule:
Monday - NO school (Memorial Day)
Tuesday – Gold Day
Wed – Black
Thurs – Gold
Fri – Black
June 11th - Graduation
Safe - seen, heard, respected & understood:
Bringing Awareness to Sexual Violence “Let’s Talk About It” is a student-led Harwood club whose mission is to initiate and maintain sexual respect norms within each of Harwood’s distinctive communities, while seeking to uphold values of respect, conversation, and empathy. In alignment with this mission, we are excited to announce a month of action in support of sexual respect during April, the global Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Throughout the course of this month, various events are taking place to support survivors and seek justice in our community and beyond. These events include:
If you have any questions, please contact “Let’s Talk About It: Students for Sexual Respect” club advisor and teacher, Tara Cariano at firstname.lastname@example.org
Harwood Union Middle and High School Wellness and Hygiene Program (WAHP)
The WAHP program offers dental (toothbrush, toothpaste, mouthwash), physical/body (private shower with all products needed), laundry services for students, and clothing
If you are in need of any of these supports please complete here.
Explore the lived experience of our LGBTQ+ youth with a discussion hosted by Outright VT and MRV Libraries. This program will take place at the Moretown Town Hall, with an online option as well. Please register below for the meeting link if you’d prefer to attend virtually. Generously sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council as part of the Vermont Reads program.
Virtual Attendance Registration: https://forms.gle/PjgWBg7Vu5qU4TTf7
Learn more about Outright Vermont's mission to build a Vermont where all LGBTQ+ youth have hope, equity, and power: https://www.outrightvt.org/
Rigorous & Robust Academic Program:
Friday April 1st marked the end of Quarter 3 in our school year and an important time to review academic progress. Progress reports are emailed to students and families from Jen Schaub (our registrar) through JumpRope. The email includes some guidance on how to interpret scores, but here is an additional resource to help explain the information in the progress report.
Feel free to reach out to Jess Deane at email@example.com with general questions, or email teachers for course-specific details.
Flex Blocks for quarter 4 are underway! The intention of Flex Block is to provide students the time to practice a skill, pursue a passion, or complete a course or support a Learning Expectation from the previous semester or school year. Students have chosen options including Junior Jumpstart (starting to work on post-secondary application essays), the Cook Up (cooking with the Harvest of the Month), STEAM, and Graphic Novel Workshop.
Positive school climate and culture:
Friendly Dismissal Reminder
At dismissal please line up to pick your students up at the South entrance.
For the safety of all please do not park along the edge of the lawn but rather wait in line in the parking lot.
Thank you for your collaboration!