Daily Care Package for Saturday, March 12, 2022: Almost-Spring Edition

Care Package: 1. A parcel of food, money, or luxury items sent to a loved one who is away. 2. A digital gathering of cultural touchstones on ethandezotelle.com, put together to brighten your day a bit. As I put this Care Package together, Vermont is experiencing a late-winter snowstorm, bringing with it a few inches …

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An Open Letter to VT Education Secretary Dan French

Dear Secretary French,You are no doubt hearing from many of my colleagues this weekend, following your letter Friday evening that instructs Vermont schools to no longer engage in PCR surveillance testing and contact tracing. You will apparently be releasing further information about next steps sometime this next week.  I expect a lot of what you …

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Three Things, Day 11: A Song, a Quote & a Troll

Gratitude #1:I work three days a week in my school’s after-school program.  For the uninitiated, after-school programs have a bit of a Wild West feel to them. Kids tend to feel unencumbered by the rules of the regular school day as they roam the late-afternoon playground prairie. Staff do their level best to round up …

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Three Things, Day 8: Pausing, a Quick Change & Cloves

Gratitude 1:We learned halfway through the day today that the schools in our supervisory union are closing early for the Thanksgiving holiday due to COVID and associated issues, including severe staffing shortages. After the kiddos were dismissed this afternoon, there won’t be classes again until Nov. 29 at the earliest. Today was the 58th day …

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