Washington Central Unified Union School District

  • WCUUSD exists to nurture and inspire in all students the passion, creativity and power to contribute to their local and global communities.

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Announcements

  • ******* Half days for Students   ********

    Middle/High School  will dismiss  at 11:30  and

    Elementary students will dismiss at 12:30 on the following dates: 

    Wednesday February 9, 2022

    Wednesday May 25, 2022

     

     

     

     

     

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  • You can find the weekly community letters below: 

    Community Letter 1.20.22

    Community Letter 1.13.22

    Community Letter 1.6.22

    Community Letter 12.22.21

    Community Letter 12.16.21

    Community Letter 12.9.21

    Community Letter 12.2.21

    Community Letter 11.18.21

    Community Letter 11.11.21

    Community Letter 11.4.21

    Community Letter 10.28.21

    Community Letter 10.21.21

    Community Letter 10.14.21

    Community Letter 10.7.21

     Community Letter 9.30.21

    Community Letter 9.23.21

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  • 2021-2022 School Calendar

    The WCUUSD School Board accepted the 2021-2022 school calendar on April 28, 2021.  

    2021-2022 School Calendar

     

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  • Humanity and Justice Vision Statement

    You may have heard recently about the Humanity and Justice Coalition that  was created and has begun work recently. At the board meeting on October 20, 2021 the WCUUSD School Board adopted the Humanity and Justice Vision Statement. 

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  • ~ FREE & REDUCED MEALS APPLICATION ~

    Children need healthy meals to learn. Washington Central Unified Union School District offers healthy meals every school day. In School Year 2021-2022, all children will receive free breakfast, lunch, and after school snack (if your school offers this program) regardless of your household income eligibility. It is still very important for families to submit the Application for Free and Reduced Price School Meals to track our community’s Free and Reduced Percentage. Filling out and returning the application may help your family, the school, and community at large, qualify for other financial assistance. P-EBT benefits to your household, grant funds for the school, and telecom reimbursements for the community are just a few examples of the benefits of having higher Free and Reduced percentages.
     
    You can apply online through Campus Parent  CLICK HERE. When you log into the new Campus Parent go down to more and select meal benefits to start the online application. You may also print and fill out the attached application and return it to your school.  The instructions can be found below and applications will be sent home at the beginning of the school year as well.
     
     
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  • Notice of Data Breach

    Washington Central Unified Union School District (WCUUSD) experienced a criminal cybersecurity attack. The privacy and security of student and employee/staff and related information is a top priority for us and we are working diligently to deal with this incident. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.

    On October 24, 2021, the School District learned it was the victim of a cybersecurity attack. The attackers deployed malware causing the encryption of certain School District systems and files, and accessed or acquired certain documents in our systems that likely contain certain student and employee information. We promptly took steps to secure our network and engaged a third-party cybersecurity firm to conduct a forensic investigation into the cause and scope of the attack.  

    The elements of personal information of affected students compromised in the attack may have included name, address, date of birth, certain information in the student’s education records, and potentially allergy and prescription information in student files. Student Social Security numbers were not involved in the attack, nor were the credit or debit card number of parents or guardians. 

    The elements of personal information of teachers/staff and related individuals compromised in the attack may have included: name, address, date of birth, health insurance numbers, Social Security Number, and in some instances financial account information. At this time, we have no indication that any student or teacher/staff and related information has been used to commit identity theft or fraud.

    Since discovering the attack, we promptly took steps to secure our networks and engaged an expert cybersecurity firm to conduct a comprehensive forensic investigation into the cause and scope of the attack. We also contacted law enforcement, including the FBI and the Vermont Attorney General’s office.

    Prior to the attack, the School District had been in the process of moving applications and files to cloud environments to enhance security, which substantially reduced the impact of this incident. In response to the attack and in an effort to prevent future attacks, the School District changed passwords, deployed an end point monitoring solution, and began the process of upgrading its virus and malware protections.

    In addition to doing our best to communicate to the School District community as promptly as possible, we have been arranging for ID theft and credit monitoring services to help affected persons mitigate harm. Please see below for more information on enrollment at no cost. We also include additional information.

    As with any data incident, we recommend that affected persons remain vigilant and consider taking precautionary steps to avoid identity theft, obtain additional information, and protect their personal information. Affected persons who would like to enroll in identify theft and credit monitoring services, should call 866-346-4861 as soon as possible. Representatives are available Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm eastern time. Please note the deadline to enroll is February 5, 2022.

    Again, WCUUSD sincerely apologies for this inconvenience and appreciates your patience as we address this unfortunate criminal attack on our school community. 

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    Pre-K Screening will occur sometime after April break.. more details to come . Please note: Registration is not yet open for 2022-2023 

     

    PREKINDERGARTEN SCREENING/REGISTRATION

    REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON MARCH 8, 2021.

    Important Information for Prekindergarten Registration

    Prekindergarten online enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year will open on March 8, 2021.  We will begin offering placement to students shortly after March 12th.  Here are a few important details for you about enrollment:

    1. If your student is currently attending the Prekindergarten program at Berlin, Calais, Doty, East Montpelier, or Rumney, you do not need to complete online enrollment. Your student will automatically be enrolled in next year’s class.  This is new starting for the 2021-2022 school year.
    2. If your student is currently attending the Prekindergarten program at Berlin, Calais, Doty, East Montpelier, or Rumney and intends to enroll in an ACT 166 private Prekindergarten program, you only need to complete the Act 166: Universal Prekindergarten Program Tuition Request form and return it to the school or email it to wcsuregistrar@u32.org.
    3. If your student is only attending a Community Connections Prekindergarten program at one of the schools, you will need to complete the online registration.
    4. If your student is currently attending an Act 166 private Prekindergarten program and plan to continue attending a private program for next year, you only need to complete the Act 166: Universal Prekindergarten Program Tuition Request form and return it to the school or email it to wcsuregistrar@u32.org
    5. If you have a student already enrolled in our schools and need to enroll a sibling in Pre-K, you can do this through the Infinite Campus Parent Portal under “More” and “Online Registration”.
    6. Please note that due to child care regulations, each prekindergarten student must have at least 2 emergency contacts that are not parent/guardians that can pick up the student from school. For returning prekindergarten students, you can update this information in the Infinite Campus Parent Portal under “More” and “Demographics”.  You can add emergency contacts or update your information.

    If you need help accessing the parent portal, please contact Michelle Ksepka at mksepka@u32.org

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    Equity Supports 

    For a copy of the Equity Supports letter for our District please click here. 

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  • Updated Tax Calculations for Budget FY 21-22

    We are writing to apprise the Washington Central Unified Union School District (WCUUSD) community of some new education tax rate estimates for the WCUUSD Budget 21-22.  This new information was received after the printing of the Annual Budget Report. 

    Using the latest education tax information provided by the House Ways and Means Committee, all 5 towns in Washington Central are projected to have a tax decrease for the upcoming budget year.  The new tax information uses the budget presented to the voters along with, updated equalized pupil information received from the Agency of Education.

    In summary, the equalized education tax rate is projected to decrease by 7.1 cents. At the local level the amount varies using the Common Level of Appraisal.  Here is the new information by town showing the decrease in taxes:

    Berlin -15.5 cents, Calais -4.3 cents, East Montpelier -8.3 cents Middlesex -1.7 cents and Worcester -5.7 cents.

    Please refer to the chart in the Memo for more informaiton: Updated Tax Calculations for Budget FY 21-22 Memo

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Upcoming Board Meetings

  • Wednesday January 19, 2021

    6:00-9:00 PM 

    Washington Central UUSD

      School Board Meeting 

    via Video/Phone Conference (login information is located on the agendas.)

     

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    Monday January 24, 2022 4:30-7:00

    Tuesday January 25, 2022 5:15-7:00

    Wednesday January 26, 2022 4:30-7:00

    Washington Central UUSD 

    School Board Superintendent Screening & Interview  Committee Meeting

    Via Video/Conference (login information is located on the agenda)

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  • Wednesday, February 2, 2022

    Education Quality Committee Meeting

    5:00 - 6:00 pm, via Video/Phone Conference (login information located on the agenda)

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  • Tuesday February 8, 2022

    4:30-6:30 PM 

    Washington Central UUSD 

    Policy Committee

     via Via Video/Phone Conference (login information located on the agenda)

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  • Finance Committee Meeting 

    Tuesday February 15, 2022

    8:30-9:30 A.M.

    Washington Central UUSD 

    Finance Committee Meeting,

     via Video/Phone Conference (login information located on the agenda)

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