COVID-19 at Monument Elementary

April 2, 2021

The Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union was notified of a positive test of COVID-19 within the Monument Elementary School learning community. In keeping with Vermont Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, our team took immediate steps to isolate the situation. We are working closely with local and state officials to ensure our community remains safe and healthy.


After meeting with the Vermont Department of Health, all close contacts were determined and notified. Trained maintenance staff have engaged in a thorough sanitation process of all surfaces within the affected spaces. The Monument Elementary School building will be closed for staff and students for the week of April 5-9, with all students engaging in remote learning. This includes the closure of school care. Those affected have been contacted. 


Please note that the week following this remote learning week (April 12-16) is Spring Break. We look forward to welcoming students back into the building on Monday, April 19.

These are all of the details we are permitted to release at this time. Please continue to check and our social media accounts for the most up-to-date information. Please be assured that we continue to plan for a safe and healthy school environment by implementing best practices in alignment with guidance from the Vermont Department of Health and the Vermont Agency of Education. 

Stay safe and healthy,

James R. Culkeen

Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union

Superintendent of Schools