Pownal Slideshow

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Dear SVSU families,

Please be sure to complete a Change of Address Form if you have moved. We want to be sure to have the most current and correct information in our system to be sure future communications reach you. It is also very important for addresses to be up-to-date to assist with development of bus routes over the summer. Change of Address forms can be obtained at the SVSU Central Office, any school office, or on the SVSU website under Parents > Documents & Forms > Change of Address. Thank you for your attention to this very important matter.

Thank you.

Welcome to Pownal Elementary School

Our students continue to be the center of all that we do so that we are developing the “Whole Child”. Our arts, music and physical education programs are very strong and we have a commitment to these programs for our students.
PBIS or Positive Behavior Intervention Supports is our tiered intervention program that supports student behavior and learning. This program has shown that more time in class for students will show an overall increase in student performance of state and local assessments. We were recently recognized by the Vermont PBIS Team as an “Exemplar School” for the second year in a row.
We continue to use data to make informed decisions in our MTSS (Multi-Tiered System of Supports) framework. In a MTSS model, the first tier is designed as preventative and includes academic, social, and behavioral components for all students. Tier 2 supports are typically offered to small groups of students experiencing similar needs. Tier 3 supports are the most intensive supports and are most often individualized.