Friday, September 21, 2018

Special Fusion Communication: Need Chaperones for Montreal

Hi all,

Team Fusion needs at least four more chaperones for the October 26 field trip to Montreal; these chaperones would need to be fingerprinted.  The process for doing so is explained in the September 21 and 14 blog posts.

Please consider joining us for the trip - we could really use the help.  Contact Mr. Pless if you can join us.

Fusion Communication: September 21

Hi all,
First full, five-day week - we are in the thick of it now! Please note there has been a change of date for the Montreal field trip to October 26 - more on that trip below.  Otherwise, the students are in to the routine - this is the best teaching time of the year!

Team blog link:

Important Message about Volunteer/Chaperone Fingerprinting
The fingerprinting process takes time and money - below is the basic process:
  • A visit to Central Office in Richmond to fill out three forms, pay a fee of $12, then take a form...
  • To the Chittenden County Sheriff’s office (must be done here), which requires a reservation, $25 CASH fee.  After fingerprinting, sheriff’s office will give a receipt which must be …
  • Dropped back off at Central office. At this point, a parent will be considered cleared to take students out of direct school staff supervision on a field trip and sponsored school activity.

Montreal Field Trip Update - Date Change
The team is planning to take the students to Montreal for a long day on Friday, October 26.  This date is confirmed with the museum and bus company. A permission form and information letter should go home on Monday.  Please locate the birth certificate, enhanced ID or passport.

Laptops should NOT be home over the weekend
If a laptop makes its way home, please store it in a secure, undisclosed location until Monday morning. In the past, a great deal of damage is inadvertently done to the laptops over the weekend - and the team does not give homework on the weekends:)

Students Leaving Early for Medical Reason
If your child calls to ask you to pick them up, please make sure they are calling from the nurse’s office.  Students may not request for a pick-up without first checking in the the nurse. Please contact the nurse’s office with questions.

September 25: BRMS Open House
6:30-7 - ⅞ families visit EXPs/PE/Foreign Language rooms
7-7:30 - ⅞ families visit Team Fusion rooms
September 27: ⅞ Picture Day
October 10: Delayed Start
October 19: Non-student day
October 26: Montreal Field Trip (NEW DATE!)
November 19-23: School Break

All students were asked to get a book this week (from the library or brought in from home). Books should be brought to all study halls and LA class each day.

Curriculum Updates return next week!

Thanks - starting to feel more like fall out there,
The Fusion Team