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Invitation to Bid

MISSISQUOI VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT

[Franklin, Highgate, Swanton and Missisquoi Valley Union High Schools]

INVITATION TO BID

MISSISQUOI VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT is seeking sealed bids for furnishing transportation services for students residing within the member towns of Franklin, Highgate, and Swanton, as well as students attending Missisquoi Valley Union High School who reside in the Town of Alburgh and the Town of Sheldon as needed. 

Sealed bids will be accepted at the Office of the Superintendent of the Missisquoi Valley School District, at 100 Robin Hood Drive, Suite 2, Swanton VT 05488 until 1:00pm on Friday, April 1, 2022 at which time they shall be publicly opened, read aloud and recorded for presentation to the School Board.  Bids must be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked with the bidder’s name and address on the outside.

The School Board reserves the right to reject any or all bids, in whole or in part, and to award to other than the lowest bidder if deemed to be in the best interest of the School District to do so as allowed by Vermont State Law.

A pre-bid conference will be held at 1:00pm on Monday, March 21, 2022 at the Office of the Superintendent, 100 Robin Hood Drive, Suite 2, Swanton, VT 05488, Phone 802-868-4967; Fax 802-868-4265.

The Missisquoi Valley School District is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

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Student Loss

To the parents, families, and community members of the Missisquoi Valley School District,

It is with profound sadness that we write this letter to let you know that one of our students passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, December 7th. Our heartfelt condolences and thoughts go out to his family and friends during this unimaginable and profoundly sad time. 

During this time as the school community processes the tragic news and copes with grief, the school district will offer counseling and bereavement support services to all of our students and staff. Beginning this morning, our colleagues at Northwestern Counseling and Support Services will be available throughout the day to help support students and staff as they process this loss. Additionally, our clinical support team and school counselors will also be available to meet with individuals or groups of students, as needed.

A student death is a difficult and challenging situation that can generate a significant amount of  distress for many students. If you feel that your children are having difficulty, we encourage you to discuss their thoughts and feelings to help them work through their grief or concerns. Please also consider monitoring and discussing your children’s communications (social media, phone, e-mails, text messages) to further assess their potential needs.

If you feel that your children need to speak to a counselor or other caring adult, please do not hesitate to call our schools and let us know. Additionally, you should feel free to contact the school (868-7311 ext.144 ) for guidance on how to handle and talk about any grief or concerns that your children may be experiencing. Information is also available on the school’s website at www.mvuschool.org to help your child cope with loss. We have also included links below with information on how best to support those coping with this tragic news. 

This is a difficult time for everyone, but we know our students and staff will lean on each other as they fondly remember their classmate. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the school at any time.

Sincerely,

MVU Administration, Faculty, and Staff

Tyler Megis (tyler.meigs@mvsdschools.org  ext. 147
Deb Lowe-Murrary (deborah.lowe-murray@mvsdschools.org) ext. 148
Chris Blackburn (christopher.blackburn@mvsdschools.org) ext. 149
Allison Roy (allison.roy@mvsdschools.org) ext. 257
Ella Attebury (ella.attebury@mvsdschools.org) ext. 203

Some Resources:
What a Grieving Child Needs
Helping Teens Cope
Helping Children Cope with Loss

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Portrait of a Graduate Kickoff Event!

change makerAre you interested in Making Change? Do you want to create a picture of what every student should become in the Missisquoi Valley School District?

Are you looking for an opportunity to share YOUR VOICE in order to make MVSD a place where ALL young people thrive?

We are forming a team of students, educators, and community members that will capture and discuss the thoughts and dreams of the MVSD community.  You are invited to join us in the shaping of our future. This is a student-led group with snacks, activities, and FUN after school.

Want to learn more?

JOIN US FOR OUR KICKOFF EVENT
OCTOBER 28TH FROM 3:30-4:30
Location (in-person): MVU, Highgate Elementary, Swanton Elementary, Franklin Central School
OR
Join us virtually Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84869495603

Meeting ID: 848 6949 5603

THERE WILL BE SNACKS AND TONS OF FUN!!

QUESTIONS? please contact MVSD After School Programs Director, Beth Ann Miller (bethann.miller@mvsdschools.org)  or Director of Curriculum, Kosha Patel (kosha.patel@mvsdschools.org