Letter from the Principal

 

September 1, 2020

Dear Lamoille Union Middle School (LUMS) Students and Parents,

First, I want to express my sincere appreciation for the welcome and congratulations I have received from people as I have changed offices from Assistant Principal to Principal this year.  I am excited to be entering this new role and supporting the LUMS community!  Jon Brown will join me as our Dean of Students to support middle school families and teachers.  We also welcome Olivia Bryce as the math teacher on team Nova, Robyn Badura as the science teacher on team Infinity and Molly Maroney as our middle and high school band and music instructor.

This handbook has many changes from prior handbooks since this year will look very different from prior school years.  It is impossible to include information to cover all scenarios, so I encourage your questions and continued communication with the school.  The teachers and staff of LUMS are excited to be back with our students.  Lancer Pride and teamwork are the foundation of what we believe in and though we can’t currently hold our Lancer Pride Assemblies, we are working on creative ways to instill the pride and excitement that is part of our history. This year will spark our creativity and test our problem solving skills!   

There has been a lot of planning and preparation leading into this September start and we feel confident in our plans, but we know that things can change very quickly in our state and our community and LUMS is prepared to pivot and change to meet the needs of our students.  Parents may have concerns over where their students are academically or be worried about their child’s social and emotional welfare.  We value your input.  Teams will begin the year focused on building positive relationships among students and gauging student academic needs to create a firm foundation for the year.  But, please do not hesitate to talk with us about your concerns.  Our goal is to create a welcoming, safe, and supportive learning environment for all of our learners.  You are instrumental partners in shaping the best educational experience for our students.

Working together, I am confident we will have an exceptional year!

Sincerely,

Denise O. Maurice, LUMS Principal