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.

Central Office


  • Plan for Moving Forward

    Spring 2021

    Washington Central UUSD has been drafting a Plan for Moving forward in a post-pandemic era.  Below are the working drafts.  When it is completed, it will be submitted to the AOE for approval.  

    If you have questions Jen Miller-Aresenault at jmillerarsenault@u32.org.  


    WCUUSD Plan for Moving Forward Draft


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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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  • Last Day of School

    The school board approved June 17, 2020 will be last school day for students.  U-32 students will dismiss at 11:30 and elementary students will dismiss at 12:30.

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  • Superintendent's Entry Plan 

     For a copy of the Superintendent's Entry Plan please click here.

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    Equity Supports 

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

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  • Storage and Virtualization Equipment Request for Proposal

    Washington Central Unified Union School District is requesting proposals for Storage and Virtualization Equipment.  Proposals are due March 12, 2021 at 4:00 pm. To see the entire RFP, please click here.

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    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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  • WCUUSD Election Results

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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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    ***Early Release Wednesdays***

    Middle school students will be released at 11:30 on the following days:   

    Wednesday February 17

    Wednesday March 10

    Wednesday March 24

    Wednesday April 7

    Wednesday May 5

    Wednesday May 19   

    Elementary Schools will dismiss at 12:30 on the following days: 

    Wednesday February 17

    Wednesday March 24

    Wednesday April 7

    Wednesday May 19


    Students in grades 9-12 will dismiss at 2:05. 


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  • Thank you, Central Vermont Rotary Club!

    Central Vermont Rotary Club Mask Donation

    Superintendent Bryan Olkowski and Calais Elementary Teacher Kelly MacMartin accepting over 2,000 masks from Abigail Joyal of the Central Vermont Rotary Club.

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    On August 31, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced an extension of the summer meals program, under which all US school children are eligible for free breakfast and lunch. The extension will run through the entire 2020/2021 school year.

    This means that all families with children attending school in the Washington Central Unified Union School District, whether they are doing so in-person or remotely, are eligible for to receive breakfast and lunch for free.

    While we encourage all families to take advantage of this free program to ensure your children are receiving healthy and nutritious meals, students who so desire may still bring their lunch from home. Students bringing their lunch from home will continue to be able to purchase milk. (Milk is included in the free lunch program). 

    We would also like to remind parents and caregivers to continue filling out and submitting the 
    Free and Reduced Lunch Application to ensure that free or affordable meals are available throughout the 2020-21 school year.


    In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

    Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

    To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027), found online at How to File A Complaint and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

    1. mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
      1400 Independence Avenue, SW
      Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
    2. fax: (202) 690-7442; or
    3. email: program.intake@usda.gov.

    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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    Here is the recent school reopening update from Superintendent Bryan Olkowski.  Included in the update is information reagarding where to find transportation information and a reminder to families to be mindful of travel plans.

    August 28, 2020 Superintendent Letter to Community

    WCUUSD Face Mask Drive

    Community Forum Recording

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    Children need healthy meals to learn. All WCUUSD schools offer healthy meals every school day. Breakfast costs $3.00 at all schools; lunch costs $4.00 at all elementary schools and at U-32 lunch costs $4.00 or $4.25. Your children may qualify for free meals or for reduced price meals. Reduced price meals are served at no charge to families.  
    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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Upcoming Board Meetings

  • Wednesday June 16, 2021

    Washington Central UUSD 

     Special School Board Meeting 

    8:00-9:00 AM 

    via video conference (login information is located on the Agenda)


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  • Monday   June 7, 2021


    Washington Central UUSD 

    Policy Committee

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

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  • Tuesday, June 22, 2021

    8:30-9:30 A.M.

    Finance Committee Meeting,

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

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  • Wednesday June 23, 2021

    5:00-9:00 PM

    Washington Central UUSD

      School Board Meeting

    vis Video/Phone Conference (login information is located on the agenda.)

    Second  Reading for policy to be Adopted on 6.23.21:

     F44 Password Management; D40 Acceptable Use; B8 Electronic Communication Between Employees and Students 

    Third Reading for Policies to be Adopted on 6.23.21 :

    F40 Change Management; F43 Backups; D3 District Take Home Device & Personal Device; F47 Electronic Mail; F48 Incident Response Policy & Plan






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  • Open Meeting Law temporary changes as of 3/30/20:

    Boards are not required to designate a physical meeting location.  Board members or staff are not required to be present at a designated meeting location.

    The Central Office building will NOT be open for  board meetings.  All are welcome to attend virtually using the information indicated on the agendas.

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