The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital
Attention all families: Please take this 5 minute survey from The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital. Even if you completed the survey last year, we need your participation again!
Everyone who completes the survey will be entered into a prize drawing and five lucky winners across the state will each receive a $100 Amazon gift card for their personal use AND if you win, our school will receive $1,000.
Other schools are participating, so the more families from our school who complete the survey, the greater our chance of winning $1,000!
Contact information for the prize drawing will be collected at the end of the survey and will not be connected to your survey responses. All survey responses are anonymous.
Is your housing uncertain?
You May be Protected Under the McKinney-Vento Act!
Are you living...
• with relatives, friends, or others because
you lost your housing or because of
• Are you in a shelter, a motel or hotel
because you have nowhere else to go?
• Do you have inadequate housing?
School: Upper Kennebec Valley
Name: Melissa Lyons-Vitalone
Title: Special Services Director
Phone: (207)672-3300 ext. 119
After School Work Study
This letter is to inform you that Valley Jr/Sr High School is offering an After School Work Study. The purpose is to provide a quiet workplace for your child to catch up on either class work or homework. The After School Work Study will be held every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday in the Library from 2:00pm – 3:30pm. Transportation will be provided if needed. Please note that if your child does stay after school the expectation is that they stay until 3:30pm, unless otherwise communicated to the school. If for any reason work study is cancelled, an announcement will be made during the school day.
Vaccines For Children Program (VFC)
The Vaccines for Children program is an entitlement program (a right granted by law) for eligible children, age 18 and below.
VFC helps families of children who may not otherwise have access to vaccines by providing free vaccines to doctors who serve them. VFC is administered at the national level by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) through the National Immunization Program. CDC contracts with vaccine manufacturers to buy vaccines at reduced rates. States and eligible projects enroll physicians who serve eligible patients up to and including age 18 years and who provide routine immunizations with little to no out-of-pocket costs to the parents.
Children who are 18 years old or younger are eligible for VFC vaccine if they:
Are eligible for Medicaid;
Have no health insurance;
Are Native American or Alaskan Native; or
Have health insurance, but it does not cover immunizations. In these cases, these children must go to a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) or Rural Health Clinic (RHC) for immunizations. Underinsured children in Maine do not need to be sent to a FQHC or RHC to receive VFC vaccine. they can be vaccinated at your provider office.
Here is a link to providers who provide free Tetanus-Pertussis-Diptheria, Polio, Measles-Mumps-Rubella, and Chicken Pox immunizations.
Pre-Screening Tool for School Attendance
Within the past 24 hours have you had a fever* or taken fever reducing medicine? YES = Do not come to School
Do you feel sick, had vomiting/diarrhea, fever*, sore throat, or felt unwell? YES = Do not come to School
Have you been told to stay home and isolate/quarantine due to COVID-19 exposure? YES = Do not come to School
Stay home with any YES response to the questions above.
Attend school when all answers are NO and your child is feeling well with no other symptoms of illness. Call or see your school nurse or other designated person at school if you have questions.
IF YOUR CHILD HAS ANY ILLNESS THEY SHOULD STAY AT HOME UNTIL NO FEVER FOR 24 HOURS WITHHOUT TAKING FEVER REDUCING MEDICATION AND SYMPTOMS ARE IMPROVING OR GONE.
*A fever is 100.4F/38C or greater.
MSAD 13 Parents
Meal Benefit Application
MSAD 13 Parents: The Completion of the Meal Benefit Application Impacts MSAD 13’s School Funding– Even if School Meals are Free -
MSAD 13 needs all parents and caregivers to complete the school year confidential Meal Benefit Application even though school meals are free for all students this school year. Our schools can greatly benefit from the data that is gathered from the application. By completing the Meal Benefit Application, you are directly investing in your child’s education and the children and families in your community. Many school programs are funded based on the data collected from the Meal Benefit Application.
Please complete the Meal Benefit Application and help us fund our school programs with federal and state funding
Specific programs that are funded by the data collected from Meal Benefit Application:
· Title 1 schools
· Before/After School Programs
· Summer School Programs
· Special academic programming, and grant opportunities initiated by the Maine Department of Education (DOE)
How can I complete the Meal Benefit Application? The application will be part of beginning of year paperwork that comes home with your child.
Vaccination Information-Children 12 years and older
Maine residents age 12 and older can now receive a COVID-19 vaccine
Dear Parent or Guardian,
MSAD 13 was asked by the Department of Education to share the following information with you. Please be aware that Maine residents age 12 and older can now receive a COVID-19 vaccine. The COVID-19 vaccines have been shown to be safe and remarkably effective at preventing severe disease and death from COVID-19.
Scheduling Your Appointment
Currently, only the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine has been authorized by the FDA for use in youth ages 12-17. Please visit https://www.maine.gov/covid19/vaccines to learn which sites are vaccinating youth.
The vaccines are free, and many sites are providing vaccination with no appointment necessary. If you cannot access the website or need additional assistance to get an appointment, you can call the Maine COVID-19 Community Vaccination Line at 1-888-445-4111. Deaf or hard of hearing individuals can access the Community Vaccination Line by dialing 711 and requesting to be connected to 1-888-445-4111.
Permission from a Parent or Guardian
Permission from a parent or guardian is required for individuals under age 18 to receive the vaccine. Parents or guardians can give permission in either of two ways:
· By phone with a witness listening on the phone line, as arranged by the vaccination site; or
· By written consent on paper or electronically.
Each vaccination site has a consent form. Follow the instructions for submitting the form provided by the vaccination site. For more information please visit: https://www.maine.gov/covid19/vaccines/public-faq.
If possible, youth should bring a form of identification to their appointment. If no documentation is available, parents or guardians can attest to the youth’s eligibility to receive the vaccine.
Thank you for all you have done to keep your student and our school community safe during the pandemic.