Caregiver / Community Resources
WSESU believes that every student and family has the right to a safe, orderly, civil, and positive learning environment where they feel supported and are treated with respect. Toward that end, WSESU strictly adheres to the following policies:
F23 Policy on Prevention of Harassment/Harassment/Bullying of Students
F34 Transgender and Gender Creative Students.
A full compilation of the district’s policies is available at the WSESU Central Office, and on the WSESU Board Policies webpage.
Publicly-Funded Pre-Kindergarten Education
Windham Southeast Supervisory Union announces that school districts in the towns of Brattleboro, Dummerston, Guilford, Putney, and Vernon will offer funding for 10 hours per week of pre-kindergarten education for 3-5 year olds in community-based preschools that contract with their local school districts. Pre-kindergarten education is designed to provide young children with developmentally appropriate early learning experiences based on Vermont’s Early Learning Standards. In the 2022-23 school year, 240 children in the WSESU towns used public pre-k funding to attend 15 different preschools that have partnership contracts with a WSESU school district.
Applications for this opportunity are available at area preschools, please visit the WSESU Pre-Kindergarten Partnerships page
Parents of four year old children residing in Guilford may be eligible to attend pre K at the Guilford Central School, 802-254-2271.
Parents of four year old children residing in Putney may be eligible to attend pre K at Putney Central, 802-387-5521,
Parents of four year old children residing in Brattleboro may be eligible to attend preschool at Oak Grove School, 802-254-3740.
Provides all people in Vermont with free access to community resources through information and referral (I&R). This access includes personal assistance by telephone and online through a searchable database of services, including the following: Child Care Resources, Clothing and Thrift Shops, Crisis Services, Domestic and Sexual Violence Services, Food Shelves and Nutrition Programs, Alcohol and Drug Programs, Legal Assistance, Youth and Family Services, and more! Just dial 2-1-1!
- 9/1 – Academy 8-9
- 9/6 – BUHS 10-11 (this is a Tuesday due to Labor Day)
- 9/19 – BUHS 10-11
- 10/3 – BUHS 10-11
- 10/6 – Academy 8-9
- 10/17 – BUHS 10-11
- 11/3 – Academy 8-9
- 11/7 – BUHS 10-11
- 11/21 – BUHS 10-11
Social Competency Leadership Brief
SCHOOL SUMMER MEALS!
There are open sites at Putney Public Library, Vernon Rec Dept, BEAMS (kitchen entrance), and Brooks Memorial library.
Here is the sign up sheet for those sites.
We will also have the Van Route in Brattleboro
Housing / Food
Brattleboro Housing Partnerships
It is the mission of The Brattleboro Housing Partnerships to ensure the provision of quality affordable housing opportunities in viable communities for lower income households.
Groundworks Collaborative was established in 2015 following the merger of two well-established organizations: the Brattleboro Area Drop In Center and Morningside Shelter (having previously been in existence for 27 and 36 years respectively). Groundworks Collaborative provides ongoing support to families and individuals facing a full continuum of housing and food insecurities in the greater Brattleboro area.
Windham Region Food Resource Map is an interactive map and the Food Resources in the Windham Region
Youth and Family Services
Department for Children and Families
DCF brings together a wide array of programs and services that affect the well-being of individuals, children, and families in Vermont.
Since 1972 we have been dedicated to helping families thrive. Our mission is to provide transformative prevention, intervention and development programs for young people and families in Windham County communities. At Youth Services we believe in helping people learn how to grow, both as individuals and as a family, so they can solve their own problems.
Vermont Family Network
Vermont Family Network (VFN) promotes better health, education, and well-being for all children and families, with a focus on children and young adults with special needs.
Health and Well-being
Brattleboro Memorial Hospital
Founded in 1904, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital (BMH) is a licensed, not-for-profit community hospital located in southeastern Vermont, serving a rural population of about 55,000 people in 22 towns in Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts.
Health Care and Rehabilitation Services
The Children’s Division of HCRS provides a comprehensive system of care for youth experiencing emotional, behavioral, or substance use difficulties in their life, as well as education and support for family members.
Vermont Adult Learning
Vermont Adult Learning is a private nonprofit and a member of Learning Works, Vermont’s Adult Education and Literacy System. We provide basic skills instruction, high school completion, transition to college and career services, and English language instruction for New Americans. Our programs are free to our students, who are aged 16 and older and who lack a high school diploma or the equivalent skills. Our goal is to reduce the negative effects of poverty on our families, communities, and workplaces by ensuring that all Vermonters have the skills and confidence necessary for success in the 21st century.
Windham Regional Career Center- Adult Learning
Windham Regional Career Center offers adult learning and technical education programs both online and in the classroom or shop. Classes typically meet in the evening, while online students enjoy the benefit of accessing courses from home and learning at their own pace. Certificates of Completion are provided.