Berlin Elementary School

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Berlin Elementary School

2015-2106 School Calendar

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Approved 2015-2016 Calendar



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Berlin Elementary School is currently home to 207 students in preschool through sixth grade. With an average class size of between 13 and 23 students in each of the 10 classrooms (including 2 PreK sessions), Berlin Elementary School is a great place for both academic and social learning in an individualized environment.

Centrally located near the Berlin Four Corners, our school’s 2015-2016 goals include an ongoing focus on the foundational skills of literacy and mathematics, in addition to fostering a respectful climate.

In addition to the main building, our campus includes two freshly resurfaced sports fields and a new and spacious playground. Our gymnasium boasts a rock climbing wall for the adventurers among us and most of our classrooms and library (also called the Learning Center) include Smart Boards, ceiling mounted LCD projectors and other interactive technology resources. Our five mobile laptop labs are used throughout the building and a 9-station desktop lab serves our Learning Center.

Berlin’s dedicated and highly qualified staff includes reading and math specialists, two special educators, a speech pathologist, energetic and creative classroom teachers and support staff members who are committed to seeing children succeed. Our breakfast and lunch programs are focused on providing nutritious, appealing meals made from ingredients sourced as locally as possible, not to mention our new gardens on campus. The students and staff have planned, planted and cared for these gardens and have connected the implementation of the gardens to classroom learning.  We offer visual arts, music, physical education, and library skills to all K-6 students as individual classes. As a Responsive Classroom , and PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions Supports) school we value both social and academic learning.

We welcome families and visitors. Please call to schedule a tour and spend the day in our fabulous school.

Carol Amos, Principal

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Continuous Improvement Plan Team

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To All Parents:


This is the time of year we turn our attention to plans for the future. We are looking for one or two parents or other community members to join our Continuous Improvement Plan Team. The state has decreed that Continuous Improvement Plans (CIPs) have officially replaced the Action Plans of days past. This document will guide the work of the school for the 2015-2016 school year. You can view this document on the Berlin web site. There will be an increased effort to capture supervisory union-wide work in the plan this year as the work of various curriculum steering committees has expanded and accelerated in recent years. All CIP teams from across the SU will meet to kick-off this year’s work on Wednesday, March 11th at U-32. This meeting will begin at about 4:30 and extend into the evening. Dinner will be provided and childcare for children ages three and up is available. Our team expects to meet for one or two afternoon/evening planning sessions between that kick-off and mid-April. If you are interested in joining this team, please send me an email by Friday, February 27th. Thank you in advance to any and all who volunteer!



Supplemental Educational Services Letter

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September 10, 2014



Dear Berlin Families,


You are most likely already aware that Berlin Elementary is working with the Agency of Education and various content area experts to improve student outcomes as measured by the NECAP test scores.  Our school, along with the majority of Vermont Schools, has been identified as a school in need of improvement as defined by the No Child Left Behind legislation after the Agency of Education significantly increased performance indicators.  Berlin has entered the Year 3 Corrective Action  phase of School Improvement.


As a result, we are required to set aside 20 percent of our Title I grant funds to provide outside tutoring services for all students who qualify for free or reduced lunch.  In the event that there is not enough funding to serve all students who qualify, priority will be given to the lowest performing students.  Students do not need to actually take free or reduced lunch to take advantage of supplemental tutoring.  They must only qualify for free or  reduced lunch.  A student’s actual performance on the NECAP assessments does not factor into their eligibility for free tutoring services.  Even students who did well on the NECAP test can access this service.


If you intend to take advantage of supplemental tutoring services for your child,  please let me know in writing by September 24, 2014.  Please indicate who you have selected as a provider, and what the tutoring schedule will be.  Please note that the school will not be responsible for tutoring costs incurred prior to us contracting with your chosen provider.  A list of supplemental tutoring service providers is attached.  These service providers are approved by the Agency of Education.  Only approved providers qualify for payment under this funding.  We are not allowed to recommend any particular provider.  Tutoring services may not occur during the school day.  Families are responsible for providing transportation.


If you have any questions, please feel free to give me a call.








Carol Amos



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School Health Insurance

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Attached is a PDF brochure and a 1 page flyer for parents regarding the Student Accident Insurance. 

Parents can enroll online by the use of a dedicated secure enrollment website or by calling 877-444-5014 The website address is .  On this website, parents will be able to:

•             View all of the coverage and premium options

•             Review a Frequently Asked Questions section

•             Purchase the insurance using a credit/debit card and receive an instant and printable confirmation of what they purchased

This electronic enrollment is a win-win-win situation.  It allows the parents to purchase the coverage on a real time basis, it allows the school district to reduce its involvement in the enrollment process, and it enables Markel Insurance Company to more efficiently administer the program.

The key to the success of this electronic enrollment is that the parents of your school district be made aware of the website.  Student Accident insurance is becoming more and more important to families due to lack of other insurance for their children or having major medical plans with ever increasing deductibles & co-insurance requirements.  Our Student Accident insurance program helps families cope with these issues in a very cost effective manner. 

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