Slate Valley
Slate Valley middle school athletes (grades 5-8) can sign up for Fall 2020 athletics from July 1st-August 14th on https://www.FormReleaf.com. Reminder- A yearly physical is required. 2020-2021 Athletics Information: Please read the full letter from Kim Alexander, District Middle School Athletic Director, here: https://5il.co/heuc Slate Valley Middle School Athletics (grades 5-8) Fall 2020 Sports Registration for: FHGS/BVS 5/6 Soccer FHGS/BVS 7/8 Boys Soccer FHGS/BVS 7/8 Girls Soccer CES/CVS/OVS 5/6 Soccer CVS/OVS 7/8 Boys Soccer CVS/OVS 7/8 Girls Soccer Slate Valley Padded Flag Football (6-8) Slate Valley Cross Country (6-8)
12 days ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
School Reopening Update - More Information Will Be Provided the Week of July 20th As you know, we are planning for reopening of schools in the fall. This planning will draw upon input from the parent survey as well as guidance from the Agency of Education (AOE). Guidance from the AOE has changed throughout the pandemic and continues to change frequently. In view of this, we are planning to provide further information during the week of July 20th. Thank you for your continued patience and support during these challenging times. AOE Guidance: https://5il.co/hjf2
18 days ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
You're invited to come discuss the upcoming August 11th Slate Valley Budget Revote with your board members on July 9th at 6 PM.
19 days ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
2020-2021 Athletics Information: Please read the letter from Kim Alexander, District Middle School Athletic Director, here: https://5il.co/heuc Slate Valley Middle School Athletics (grades 5-8) Fall 2020 Sports Registration for: FHGS/BVS 5/6 Soccer FHGS/BVS 7/8 Boys Soccer FHGS/BVS 7/8 Girls Soccer CES/CVS/OVS 5/6 Soccer CVS/OVS 7/8 Boys Soccer CVS/OVS 7/8 Girls Soccer Slate Valley Padded Flag Football (6-8) Slate Valley Cross Country (6-8) Please sign up on the Formreleaf registration (July 1 - August 14)/REMEMBER a yearly physical is mandatory.
21 days ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Tonight! Slate Valley Board Member Listening Tour Come share your thoughts with school board members from your community in a casual setting. June 18th at 6 p.m. With the budget being voted down, we wanted to provide you with an opportunity to voice your concerns. Board members from your community will be available to listen to you during these challenging times. Benson Residents - Meet at Benson Village School with Patricia Beaumont ([email protected]) and Rebeckah St. Peter ([email protected]) to share your concerns. Castleton Residents - Meet at Castleton Elementary School (outside pavillion) with Julie Finnegan ([email protected]), Toni Lobdell ([email protected]), and Timothy Smith ([email protected]) to share your concerns. Fair Haven Residents - Meet in the FHUHS Gym - with Michael Bache ([email protected]), Tara Buxton ([email protected]), and Richard Wilson ([email protected]) to share your concerns. Hubbardton Residents - Meet in the Town Hall with Joshua Hardt ([email protected]) to share your concerns. Orwell Residents - Meet on the Town Green with Glen Cousineau ([email protected]), Peter Stone ([email protected]), and John Wurzbacher ([email protected]) to share your concerns. West Haven Residents - Meet at the Grange with Angela Charron ([email protected]) and Tanya Tolchin ([email protected]) to share your concerns. Please note that due to current requirements, gatherings will be limited to 25 people. We would ask that you adhere to current social distancing and mask recommendations. If you are unable to make it or feel more comfortable, you may email your board members at the provided email addresses.
25 days ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Reminder: You're invited! Come share your thoughts with school board members from your community in a casual setting on June 18th at 6 p.m.
27 days ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Summer Meal Pick Up The last day for meal pick up or delivery in Orwell, Benson and Castleton will be Friday, June 26th. On Friday the meals distributed will be for Friday through Tuesday, June 30th. Starting on Tuesday, July 7th meals will be available for pickup only at Fair Haven Grade School between the hours of 10:00 AM and 11:00 AM. Any child from any town who is 18 years of age or younger can receive meals. When children are not present at the time of meal pick up, a parent or guardian can only receive meals for their child or children. Adults cannot pick up meals for other children when the children are not present with the adult. Bags of meals will continue to be available for pick up at 10:00AM on Tuesdays and Fridays throughout the summer at Fair Haven Grade School. The last day for meal pick up will be Tuesday, August 11th and will include meals through Friday.
about 1 month ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Parents/Guardians of Slate Valley students: This letter (https://5il.co/h6gs) was sent to households on June 12. We invite you to read it. In an effort to include your voices as parents/guardians of Slate Valley students, we welcome your perspectives as we reflect, learn, and plan for the fall of 2020. Here (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FDTZNTC) is the link to a survey we have created in order to collect your input.
about 1 month ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
You're invited! Come share your thoughts with school board members from your community in a casual setting on June 18th at 6 p.m.
about 1 month ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Free Youth Activity Boxes! Visit: http://www.KidsVT.com/RutlandCounty
about 1 month ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Good morning, the Budget Re-Vote results are as follows: Yes: 550 No: 812
about 1 month ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Parents & Guardians: Kindergarten Registration If you have a child that will be age 5 prior to September 1st and will be entering kindergarten in the fall or if you are new to our community and have school aged children who will be attending school in the fall, please register your child(ren). Please note that if you are moving into Vermont from out-of-state, you will have to follow the 14 day quarantine requirement prior to being allowed to attend Slate Valley schools. You may access a registration packet at our Slate Valley Unified School District Website under the Parent section or through this link: https://www.slatevalleyunified.org/o/svusd/browse/68589. Completed registrations can be sent to Deb Robbins, Slate Valley Unified School District, 33 Mechanic Street, Fair Haven, VT 05743. We look forward to having your child(ren) join us and want to begin planning for the transition. Thank you!
about 1 month ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Reminder: Tonight (June 8) - There will be an Informational Meeting at 6:30 p.m.(Please connect virtually by going to meet.google.com/iig-prfw-ngu or by calling (‪US‬) ‪+1 856-485-0395‬ PIN: ‪415 992 197#‬). Tomorrow (June 9) - Budget Re-Vote. Please Note: The proposed budget includes ONLY the expenses necessary to address the operational needs of Slate Valley’s schools in their current configuration for the next school year. Warning: https://5il.co/gct2 Budget: https://5il.co/gepr For more information visit: http://www.slatevalleyunified.org/o/svusd/page/budget--108
about 1 month ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Reminder: The Budget Re-vote for the district will be on June 9. The Informational Meeting will take place on June 8 at 6:30 p.m. (Please connect virtually by going to meet.google.com/iig-prfw-ngu or by calling (‪US‬) ‪+1 856-485-0395‬ PIN: ‪415 992 197#‬). Please Note: The proposed budget includes ONLY the expenses necessary to address the operational needs of Slate Valley’s schools in their current configuration for the next school year. Warning: https://5il.co/gct2 Budget: https://5il.co/gepr For more information visit: http://www.slatevalleyunified.org/o/svusd/page/budget--108
about 1 month ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Farmers to Families Food Box Distribution The Vermont National Guard will be at Rutland Southern Vermont Regional Airport on Monday, 6/1, from 10AM-2PM distributing non-perishable food boxes, along with produce, chicken, and dairy products provided by the Abbey Group while supplies last. Anyone is welcome to go pick up food. They will be distributing Farmers To Families meal kits containing meat, produce, and dairy products. They will also be distributing non-perishable food from FEMA. All food will be distributed while supplies last. Visit: https://www.vtfoodbank.org/event/farmers-to-families-food-box-distribution-rutland for more information.
about 1 month ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
The Budget Re-vote for the district will be on June 9. The Informational Meeting will take place on June 8 at 6:30 p.m. (Please connect virtually by going to meet.google.com/iig-prfw-ngu or by calling (‪US‬) ‪+1 856-485-0395‬ PIN: ‪415 992 197#‬). Please Note: The proposed budget includes ONLY the expenses necessary to address the operational needs of Slate Valley’s schools in their current configuration for the next school year. Warning: https://5il.co/gct2 Budget: https://5il.co/gepr For more information visit: http://www.slatevalleyunified.org/o/svusd/page/budget--108
about 1 month ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Distance/Remote Learning Update
about 1 month ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Update from Casey O'Meara, Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment
2 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
VPA Press Release: Cancellation of the 2020 Spring Sports Season
2 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Shaw's supermarket in Fair Haven is now a drop off location for our Food Drive.
3 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Slate Valley Food Drive: April 27 - May 8
3 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Reminder: Today from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Rutland Southern VT Regional Airport (1002 Airport Road, North Clarendon, VT) The Vermont Foodbank is working with FEMA and the VT National Guard to distribute MREs at five sites around Vermont. Anyone in need of food is welcome and can receive a seven-day supply of Meals Ready-to-Eat for each member of their household.
3 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Here are some additional resources for accessing food during this challenging time:
3 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Dear Parent/Guardian, On March 17, 2020 Slate Valley educators provided students with review and/or enrichment material, and/or information for new learning assuming everyone would return to school on April 6th. As Vermont is experiencing a school closure for the remainder of the year, Slate Valley educators are preparing to move students forward with grade-level expectations in pursuit of Proficiencies and Performance Indicators upon our return from vacation, April 20, 2020. Please read the full letter here: https://5il.co/eqcz
3 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Good morning! This is a reminder that we will be having Spring Break next week, April 13 though 17.
3 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Beginning on Tuesday, April 7th - meal pick-up locations will change due to a change in the Federal/State Guidelines: Meals will be available for pick up on Tuesdays and Fridays starting at 10:00 AM until noon at the following locations: -Benson Village School -Castleton Elementary School (no longer Fair Haven Union High School) -Fair Haven Grade School -Orwell Village School
3 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Good evening. Tim Smith, chairman of the Slate Valley School District. I hope everyone is staying home and healthy in these difficult times. Many thanks to our health care providers. While difficult to discuss given the circumstances, I want to remind everyone that our school budget failed on Town Meeting Day by a small margin, 95 votes. The $59.5 million construction bond will be tabled for the foreseeable future, at least until the duration of the virus and its far-reaching impacts are better understood. Nonetheless, we are obligated to re-vote the school budget and hope to have a positive result by June 30th. While we continue to work with VT Govt officials, school administration, and town clerks, it is unclear at this time whether we will be holding an in-person vote by late spring or a mail-in vote. We will keep the public notified of any developments. Public participation is welcome at all of our meetings, however now, the ability of the public to attend is more challenging given the social distancing guidelines. In the past week, Governor Scott amended the open meeting laws whereby a physical location for the public to attend is no longer required. In the same manner that board members participate, the public is invited to attend our meetings in a virtual format. We are scheduled to have a Finance Committee on Monday 4/6 at 5:30pm, the link to attend is: https://meet.google.com/hus-roox-dkq?hs=122, dial in only 1-(502) 947-4166 PIN 781 639 980# We are scheduled to have a regular Board meeting on Monday 4/6 at 6:30pm, the link to attend is: https://meet.google.com/bzx-mcps-foo?hs=122, dial in only 1-(417) 647-1150 PIN 584 195 054# Information can also be found at the Slate Valley website, www.slatevalleyunified.org We appreciate your support and participation. Be well.
3 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Beginning on Tuesday, April 7th - meal pick-up locations will change due to a change in the Federal/State Guidelines: Meals will be available for pick up on Tuesdays and Fridays starting at 10:00 AM until noon at the following locations: -Benson Village School -Castleton Elementary School (no longer Fair Haven Union High School) -Fair Haven Grade School -Orwell Village School
3 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Bears with their favorite stuffed animals!
3 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Learning about gardening and landscaping and keeping those reading skills sharp!
3 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
I love these pictures! Keep them coming, Benson!
3 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
I spied two Bears on a recent bike ride!
3 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Another piece of beautiful painted marble from one of our middle school Bears!
3 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Enjoying the sunshine!
3 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Mrs. Wolcott working with her grandson!
3 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Smiling while continuing their learning from home! A small amount of time each day makes a big difference. Some of our Bears took their classroom outside and made boats and raced them down the river! There were also train cars to count!
3 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Bears taking a nature break!
3 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Another great piece of marble artwork!
3 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Math study buddies and another creative marble painting! You GO Middle School Bears!
3 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
One of our awesome Middle School Bears working on their science! A tremendous THANK YOU to students and families for however they are making this work for them!
3 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Eat up little bears! Thank you so much for making our small efforts so worthwhile!
3 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Huge shout out to Sara Mason PreK Teacher and Greta Doran Prek IA for creating and maintaining such a stellar program! Hi Sara, I hope you’re well and doing ok despite the Covid19 developments. The STARS annual report for Benson Village School Preschool Program has been approved and the 5 star status of the program has been updated for the coming year. Congratulations on this achievement and thank you for your ongoing commitment to providing high quality early learning opportunities for the children in your program. Yours, Johanna Vaczy STARS Coordinator
3 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Carrie Wolcott (IA extraordinaire) went by Proctor, picked up some marble pieces and passed them out with the meals today for kiddos to paint!
3 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
A "Pawsitive" Referral!
3 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Kinder students measuring each other, working with parents and siblings and SMILING! We got this! Keep sending your pics! We are always thinking about our students and families!
3 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Our everyday heroes!!!!! Thank you, Mandy, for driving the bus, thank you, Greta and Carrie, for handing out the meals!
3 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
From Mrs.Thurston, Kinder Teacher: "Teaching from a distance is different. I can’t wait until we are all back at school learning together. I have amazing parents that are going above and beyond to make sure their children are getting what they need! You all are the best!"
3 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Meals distribution at BVS!
3 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
The "in-person" Universal Preschool Screenings for Slate Valley have been canceled. If you signed up for the 0-5 developmental screenings, we will contact you about an alternative method for conducting the screening in the next few weeks.
4 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
March 23, 2020 Update - Meals During School Dismissal Beginning on Tuesday, March 24th we will only have meal pick-up/delivery twice weekly to help maintain social distancing practices. On Tuesdays breakfast and lunch for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday will be made available for pick-up or delivery. On Fridays meals for Friday and Monday will be made available for pick-up/delivery Meals will be available for pick up on Tuesdays and Fridays starting at 10:00 AM until noon at the following locations: Benson Village School Fair Haven Union High School Fair Haven Grade School Orwell Village School Meals can be delivered to your home if you have a completed food delivery form on file (https://5il.co/dwgv). Please connect to your school if you have questions. If you are getting delivery at home please leave a cooler out on your porch. This allows for a more efficient delivery process. Meals are available to all children ages 18 or younger. You do not need to reside in our district to pick-up meals. Please note that you can go to any of the schools listed above. You are not restricted to the school that your child attends. Please notify staff at the pick up location if you will be picking up meals regularly and you have any special dietary needs that have medical implications that must be met. **** Due to Federal Guidelines we are not allowed to have Castleton Elementary and Village School as pick up locations because of eligibility requirements. However all Castleton families can pick up at any of the other sites in the district.
4 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
All Slate Valley playgrounds are closed to help slow the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Thank you for your cooperation.
4 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Overwhelmed with information coming from all directions? Our COVID-19 page features information and resources in one central location. Visit www.SlateValleyUnified.org and click on the "COVID-19 Information" link at the top. On this page, you’ll find the latest updates from our district, links to the Vermont Department of Health COVID-19 page, an embedded CDC page, as well as many other helpful resources. It is updated frequently, so check back often.
4 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Update (3-19-20) - Meals During Dismissal: Starting on Thursday, March 19th the school district will make breakfast and lunch meals available to all children ages 18 years old and younger while school is dismissed. Meals will be available Monday through Friday. Friday, March 20th - and each day thereafter a breakfast and a lunch will be available for pick up. Meals will be available for pick up starting at 10:00 AM until noon at the following locations: Benson Village School Fair Haven Union High School Fair Haven Grade School Orwell Village School **** Due to Federal Guidelines we are not allowed to have Castleton Elementary and Village School as pick up locations because of eligibility requirements. However all Castleton families can pick up at any of the other sites in the district. Meals will be delivered to homes if you have a completed food delivery form on file (Link to form: https://5il.co/dwgv). Please contact your school if you have questions. Please note that you can go to any of the schools listed above. You are not restricted to the school that your child attends. Please notify staff at the pick up location if you will be picking up meals regularly and you have any special dietary needs that have medical implications that must be met.
4 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Many parents have already picked up personal belongings and work for the next couple of weeks. If you have not, please make arrangements to do so. You may contact the school with any questions.
4 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
These two companies are offering free Internet services to households during these challenging times: Consolidated Communications Consolidated Is offering students 2 months of free home Internet Service, plus free installation. See the flyer for details. Internet Essentials from Comcast As our country continues to manage the COVID-19 emergency, Comcast is taking immediate steps to help connect low-income families to the Internet at home. Follow this link for further details: https://www.internetessentials.com/covid19
4 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Attention Essential Workers: Please read this Press Release from the State of Vermont Emergency Operation Center: https://5il.co/dxv2 for important information about childcare. Essential workers who need help finding childcare should visit: https://webportalapp.com/webform/essentialworkers or call 2-1-1 ext. 6
4 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Homeschool families are also entitled to come for meal pick-ups!
4 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Please note that you can pick up meals for other families. If you are unable to pick up meals, we will make every effort to get the meals to you. Please call the school to make arrangements.
4 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
We're all ready for meal pick-ups between 10 and 12 today! -- Starting on Thursday, March 19th the school district will make breakfast and lunch meals available to all children ages 18 years old and younger while school is dismissed. Meals will be available Monday through Friday. Thursday, March 19th - a breakfast for Thursday, a lunch for Thursday and a breakfast for Friday will be available for pick up. Friday, March 20th - and each day thereafter a breakfast and a lunch will be available for pick up. Meals will be available for pick up starting at 10:00 AM until noon at the following locations: Benson Village School Fair Haven Union High School Fair Haven Grade School Orwell Village School **** Due to Federal Guidelines we are not allowed to have Castleton Elementary and Village School as pick up locations because of eligibility requirements. However all Castleton families can pick up at any of the other sites in the district. The school district will let you know if the method of distribution is going to change. At some point in the future, meals may be made available for pick up along the bus routes, but we will let you know in advance if and when this change is made. If we make this change, meals will still be available at each of the schools listed above for pick up. However, Castleton and Hubbardton families will still need to pick up meals from one of the eligible sites. We will be sending out a ​form with the meals. We ask that you complete the form and return it to the staff member distributing the meals so that we can get a better idea of who needs meals, but is unable to get to one of the schools listed above for pick up. If you are unable to pick up meals, we will make every effort to get the meals to you. This form will also be made available ​online: https://5il.co/dwgv Please note that you can go to any of the schools listed above. You are not restricted to the school that your child attends. Please notify staff at the pick up location if you will be picking up meals regularly and you have any special dietary needs that have medical implications that must be met.
4 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Important Update: Date: March 18, 2020 To: All Slate Valley UUSD Families From: Brooke Olsen-Farrell, Superintendent Subject: Meals Starting March 19, 2020- Updated Starting on Thursday, March 19th the school district will make breakfast and lunch meals available to all children ages 18 years old and younger while school is dismissed. Meals will be available Monday through Friday. Thursday, March 19th - a breakfast for Thursday, a lunch for Thursday and a breakfast for Friday will be available for pick up. Friday, March 20th - and each day thereafter a breakfast and a lunch will be available for pick up. Meals will be available for pick up starting at 10:00 AM until noon at the following locations: Benson Village School Fair Haven Union High School Fair Haven Grade School Orwell Village School **** Due to Federal Guidelines we are not allowed to have Castleton Elementary and Village School as pick up locations because of eligibility requirements. However all Castleton families can pick up at any of the other sites in the district. The school district will let you know if the method of distribution is going to change. At some point in the future, meals may be made available for pick up along the bus routes, but we will let you know in advance if and when this change is made. If we make this change, meals will still be available at each of the schools listed above for pick up. However, Castleton and Hubbardton families will still need to pick up meals from one of the eligible sites. We will be sending out a ​form with the meals. We ask that you complete the form and return it to the staff member distributing the meals so that we can get a better idea of who needs meals, but is unable to get to one of the schools listed above for pick up. If you are unable to pick up meals, we will make every effort to get the meals to you. This form will also be made available ​online: https://5il.co/dwgv Please note that you can go to any of the schools listed above. You are not restricted to the school that your child attends. Please notify staff at the pick up location if you will be picking up meals regularly and you have any special dietary needs that have medical implications that must be met.
4 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Per Governor Scott's recent directive regarding the requirements of providing child care for specified groups of essential employees as outlined in the following link we are working to collect information regarding those individuals in need of child care for their children. Please complete this form only if you are in need of child care for your children as defined by Governor's Scott directive (https://governor.vermont.gov/press-release/governor-phil-scott-orders-implementation-child-care-system-personnel-essential-covid). Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1sSylQhJKYFxlBXGB3Wc_bl9Iei8FZLE8mykhz4HsIMc/edit?ts=5e72490b
4 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Social Distancing: What does it mean?
4 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Starting on Thursday, March 19th the school district will make breakfast and lunch meals available to all children ages 18 years old and younger while school is dismissed. Meals will be available Monday through Friday. Thursday, March 19th - a breakfast for Thursday, a lunch for Thursday and a breakfast for Friday will be available for pick up. Friday, March 20th - and each day thereafter a breakfast and a lunch will be available for pick up. Meals will be available for pick up starting at 10:00 AM until noon at the following locations: Benson Village School Castleton Elementary School Fair Haven Grade School Orwell Village School The school district will let you know if the method of distribution is going to change. At some point in the future, meals may be made available for pick up along the bus routes, but we will let you know in advance if and when this change is made. If we make this change meals will still be available at each of the schools listed above for pick up. We will be sending out a form with the meals. We ask that you complete the form and return it to the staff member distributing the meals so that we can get a better idea of who needs meals, but is unable to get to one of the schools listed above for pick up. If you are unable to pick up meals, we will make every effort to get the meals to you. This form will also be made available online. Please note that you can go to any of the schools listed above. You are not restricted to the school that your child attends. Please notify staff at the pick up location if you will be picking up meals regularly and you have any special dietary needs that have medical implications that must be met.
4 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Due to increased volume nationwide, our alert system is experiencing difficulties. Please check our website regularly for important updates: https://bit.ly/38JVkpl
4 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Good evening, As a result of increased volume nationwide, our alert system is experiencing difficulties. The following message was sent out this evening: Due to the issuance of new information by the White House and the rapidly changing situation, all Slate Valley Schools will be closed tomorrow March 17th to both students and non-essential staff. I will follow-up with an update tomorrow. Thank you again for your patience and stay safe. Brooke Farrell, Superintendent
4 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
We know that we are in the midst of uncertain times. Please know that we are doing everything within our power as a district to care for the well-being of staff, students and families. The Governor released a declaration today that stated that all students will be dismissed from school no later than Wednesday, March 18th. However, student attendance on Monday, March 16th and Tuesday March 17th is a family decision. Your child will not be penalized for staying home. As a district, in accordance with recommendations from the Department of Health, we are no longer allowing non-essential outside visitors into our school such as volunteers, guest speakers, parents, etc. We will be asking parents to pick up and drop off their students at the front door. If you need to pick up your child during the school day please call ahead to the main office and arrangements will be made to meet you at the front door. If you have a meeting scheduled with school personnel, please call ahead as we are making arrangements to host required meetings by phone or video. This includes Individual Education Program (IEP) meetings and evaluation planning and results meetings that are required by law. In addition, field trips and all after-school events are canceled from this point through at least April 6th. We are working on a plan to offer students at-home learning opportunities and access to a school meals program. We will be asking families whether or not you would like to receive meals while school is dismissed. I will be sending out further communication on this topic tomorrow. Thank you in advance for your support as we progress through these challenging times. Sincerely, Brooke Olsen-Farrell
4 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Good afternoon, On March 15 at 3:20 p.m., Governor Scott announced that statewide school closure will occur no later than Wednesday, March 18, 2020. The purpose of this message is to provide you an update of the actions the Slate Valley Unified School District will take as it relates to Governor Scott's School Closure announcement. First and foremost, student attendance at school on Monday and Tuesday is a family decision. For these two days, Slate Valley Unified School District attendance procedures will be waived, and no student will be penalized for not attending. Your district leadership teams will be working with our employees to plan for the support of our students and families during the closure of school. To be clear, our primary areas of focus include the wellbeing of our students, families and employees. The plan that we are developing will strive to encompass all of the components that Governor Scott has referenced in his statement/press conference. Thank you for your patience and flexibility as we move forward. You can expect regular communication from our district so that we are keeping you informed. We are doing all we can to make sure these priorities are taken care of to the best of our abilities. Sincerely , Brooke Olsen-Farrell
4 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
March 3, 2020 Results
4 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
2019-2020 BVS/OVS 7/8 Boys Basketball Team!
4 months ago, Slate Valley
Amy Roy
Middle School Theater and Bake Sale
4 months ago, Amy Roy
Slate Valley
Spring Sports Registration for Slate Valley Middle Schools: BVS, CVS, FHGS, OVS Track and Field: Slate Valley Middle School - Grades 6-8 Baseball: CVS/OVS - Grades 7/8 FHGS/BVS - Grades 7/8 Softball: CVS/OVS - Grades 7/8 FHGS/BVS - Grades 7/8 Registration is open through March 30, 2020 Formreleaf.com Slate Valley Middle School If you have questions, please email Kim Alexander ([email protected])
4 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
STEAM Project
5 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Please note the following Tournament Game changes: Thursday 2/27 4:30 p.m. FHGS 7/8 Girls vs. Otter Valley 7th Girls 5:30 p.m. Barstow 7/8 Girls vs. Poultney 7/8 Girls 6:30 p.m. winner game 10 vs. winner game 8 7:30 p.m. winner game 9 vs. winner game 11 Thank you for your flexibility.
5 months ago, Slate Valley
Amy Roy
PreK is all about penguins!
5 months ago, Amy Roy
Amy Roy
Can't wait to have everyone back next week!
5 months ago, Amy Roy
Amy Roy
The lights are finished in the BVS hallway! So nice to have "natural" lights!!!!
5 months ago, Amy Roy
Slate Valley
FHGS 2020 Invitational Basketball Tournament Info: Letter: https://5il.co/d30y 7/8 Tournament Schedule: https://5il.co/d30z 5/6 Tournament Schedule: https://5il.co/d310
5 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Discover Slate Valley's new approach to happy and healthy young people on March 5.
5 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Please note: March 20th will now be a student day.
5 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
All activities including the Prospective Student Night have been cancelled. The Prospective Student Night has been rescheduled for Thursday, February 27th.
5 months ago, Slate Valley
Amy Roy
Junior Class reps meeting with BVS 8th-Graders for the Big Slater/Little Slater Dance!
6 months ago, Amy Roy
Slate Valley
Reminder! Join us Wednesday night (January 15) from 6-8 PM as we explore real-time data from the youth in Slate Valley. Working together, we can break through barriers to help our youth thrive. Please bring a cell phone for audience participation. *Refreshments provided. *Childcare available at Castleton Village School. Castleton University (The Casella Theater, Fine Arts Building).
6 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
You’re Invited! Join us as we explore real-time data from the youth in Slate Valley. Working together we can break through barriers to help our youth thrive. Please bring a cell phone for audience participation. *Refreshments provided *Childcare available at Castleton Village School Wednesday, January 15, 2020 6-8 PM, Castleton University (The Casella Theater, Fine Arts Building)
6 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
The sign-up for Slater Youth Wrestling Club (Boys and Girls, Grades K-6) is January 13th from 6-6:30PM. Sign up form: https://5il.co/c64z
6 months ago, Slate Valley
Amy Roy
New carpet!!!!!!
7 months ago, Amy Roy
Amy Roy
More 🐻s using technology, building, creating, and stretching their minds!
7 months ago, Amy Roy
Amy Roy
STEAM @ BVS
7 months ago, Amy Roy
Amy Roy
https://5il.co/bte4 Link to BVS brochure!
7 months ago, Amy Roy
Amy Roy
Hour of Code at BVS
7 months ago, Amy Roy
Slate Valley
You're Invited! Join us as we explore real-time data from the youth in Slate Valley. Working together we can break through barriers to help our youth thrive. Wednesday, January 15, 2020 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Castleton University The Casella Theater, Fine Arts Building
7 months ago, Slate Valley
Amy Roy
Beading Club!!!!!!
7 months ago, Amy Roy
Amy Roy
A HUGE shout out to Sam Batholomew for getting information to the plow drivers! Thank you to Chris Cole Director of Operations @ SVUVT and Casey O'Meara Director of Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment @ SVUVT, for driving to stuck buses and delivering kiddos safely home!!!!!!! Thank you Kris Benway Director of Special Education @ SVUVT for being the channel between the Central Office, Chris/Casey and the school! Thank you to Pam Arel Admin Asst. for staying late and manning the radios and phone! It takes a village and fortunately our village extends far and wide! I am hanging out with 3 🐻s back at the school until the roads clear and we are having a blast!!!!!
7 months ago, Amy Roy
Amy Roy
First and second-grade 🐻s are using differentiated workplace stations to practice addition and subtraction. They practiced teaching each other their games!
7 months ago, Amy Roy
Amy Roy
Our interactive literacy backpack collection is growing! Exploring, Holidays, New Baby, Dinosaurs!!! These are the hottest" item in the Library!
7 months ago, Amy Roy
Amy Roy
Beading Club!!!!!
7 months ago, Amy Roy
Amy Roy
Kinder bears used our green screen for the weather forcast they designed themselves!
7 months ago, Amy Roy
Amy Roy
Marble Maze!!!
8 months ago, Amy Roy
Amy Roy
PBIS Letter from the Secretary of Education
8 months ago, Amy Roy
Slate Valley
Reminder: You’re invited to join us for an informational building tour at FHUHS Tonight at 6:30 p.m. starting in the FHUHS Library. Letter to Community Members: https://5il.co/b0t9
8 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Parents of 6th-8th grade students: You will be receiving a Letter and Sign-Up Form from your child’s school for the Life Time Activities (LTA) Program offered throughout our district. You may also view the letter (https://5il.co/bfpo) and form (https://5il.co/bfpn) online. The LTA program is a curriculum based field trip for school students. We are asking for your help in allowing students to make a good selection of activities.
8 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Basketball practices have started in the district, please check the Slate Valley App for updated practices and games. Slate Valley District Wrestling will start Monday, November 18th 4:00-5:30 p.m. at FHUHS. Check the Slate Valley App for all practices. Meets will be updated as they are scheduled. Reminder: Winter sports meeting for all Middle school athletics, November 18th, 6 p.m. at FHUHS cafeteria. Come meet coaches!
8 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
You’re invited to join us for an informational building tour at FHUHS on November 20th at 6:30 p.m. in the FHUHS Library: •See Facilities Needs •Learn about Slate Valley Innovation Project •Ask Questions
8 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
There will be a Mandatory Winter Sports Meeting for all Parents, Coaches, Administration: Monday, November 18th, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Fair Haven Union High School Cafeteria We will be introducing Winter Coaches for Basketball and Wrestling, going over practice protocol, schedules (game and practice), uniforms, and Q/A.
8 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Fire Safety with BVFD!
8 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
K-2 at the apple orchard!
8 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Reminder! Online registration is open through November 8 for Slate Valley Middle School Winter Sports (Basketball & Wrestling). Register online at: https://bit.ly/2B0TSAC
9 months ago, Slate Valley
Chris Cole
Online registration is open from October 11 through November 8 for Slate Valley Middle School Winter Sports (Basketball & Wrestling). Register online at: https://bit.ly/2B0TSAC
9 months ago, Chris Cole
Slate Valley
Stay up-to-date with "Girls on the Run - Vermont" on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/153805061340162/posts/2418123071575005?sfns=mo
9 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Middle School trip to archaeological dig site in West Haven.
9 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
The Incredible Shrinking Carrot - 5th grade students weighing carrots for Numbers Corner.
9 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Middle School BEARS learning coding in STEAM class.
9 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Middle school Bears learning how to weave in World Studies.
9 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
This 1/2 math lesson was inspired by all that Mrs. Sturtevant has been learning at the Vermont Mathematics Initiative. Students practiced turning and talking to engage in mathematical discourse. We looked at "how many" we could find on a picture, and then counted objects in different ways.
10 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Kinders learning to copy and extend patterns.
10 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
PreK 🐻s!
10 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Happy Pre-K students!
10 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Go coyotes!
10 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Thank you to all of the families and staff that participated in the BVS Open House last night! Scholastic Book Fair runs through this morning!
10 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Reminder - Picture Day is 9/26
10 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
BVS is proud to be a part of Gear Up! Our middle school students will be going to see Jared Campbell on the 9/25 at FHGS! (http://jaredcampbell.com/)
10 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Kindergarten working with Ozobots! https://ozobot.com/
10 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Reminder - Open House tomorrow 9/18, 6-7pm! Scholastic Book Fair, Boy & Girl Scout sign-up!
10 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
First and second grade science students went outside to observe clouds and how they change over time!
10 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Artwork!
10 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Reminder! BVS K-8 Open House 9/18 @ 6-7pm! Book fair happening as well!
10 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
More 🐻s conquer Mt. Jungle Gym!
10 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
The first Kinder Guest Reader! Thank you for sharing your time with us!
10 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Our kinder 🐻s are practicing following text from top to bottom and left to right!
10 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Elementary and middle school, beginning of the year activities.
10 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Kinders working on letter formation and math work places <3 (continued)
10 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Kinders working on letter formation and math work places <3
10 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Our middle school students building the Benson State Building! <3 these 🐻s!
10 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Kinders working on writing standards! Go 🐻s!
10 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Look at these amazing Middle School Coat of Arms!
10 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Our Kinder 🐻s exploring math manipulatives! Mrs. Thurston, a Vermont Mathematics Initiative Masters student, fosters students' natural curiosity and guides the development of math understanding through the use of 3D and 2D representations of kinder math thinking & strategizing.
10 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
More from our Middle School Students
11 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Our Middle School Students worked on the following and then sorted by the response, our Middle School Team is spending these first days building bridges with their students to best serve their social, emotional, and educational needs! GO BEARS! 🐻💕
11 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Bulletin Boards around BVS!
11 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
We are so excited! https://youtu.be/dPUW1t9Gu4s (story read by Barbara Bain)
11 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Everyone in the Slate Valley is back and gearing up for an exciting school year! This morning during our district-wide gathering, we recognized some of the many outstanding members of our Slate Valley community. Congratulations to all of our 2019 District Award recipients!
11 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Thank you BEARS staff for welcoming our families back this evening! Nothing shows the passion you have for teaching more than the hugs and smiles of students and parents! I am honored to be a part of the BVS team! 🐻💕
11 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
A HUGE thank you to all the families that attended our soft back to school night! It was wonderful to see everyone and we are even more excited to get this school year going!!!! Enjoy the remaining days of vacation!!!! 🐻
11 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Being on-the-go doesn’t mean you can’t stay connected with your child’s school. Our new app has everything you need to be an active participant in your child’s education Features include: Live Feed, News, Events, Athletics, Documents, Notifications and more.
11 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Throwback Thursday: One of our BEARS enjoying some downhilling @KillingtonMtn while teachers were in class!
11 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Thank you to our awesome 8th graders for coming out to sell calendars, their 1st DC Trip fundraiser! Thank you to Ms. Moyer and Mr. Muller for being there to support! Fantastic to be a part of the Benson Burdock and Family Day festivities!
11 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
New student registration packets are at the Slate Valley Central Office located at Fair Haven Union High School. We are happy to help with any of the information or forms so please don't hesitate to give us a call 537-2491.
11 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Join host Dan Warnecke as he talks with Melissa Hoyer (and a student helper!) about the Snack Sack program: https://youtu.be/tFywZN5CYv4
12 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Community members are welcome to attend to tell stories, learn, provide support, and share in a vision for a hate-free Vermont. FB Event: http://www.facebook.com/events/400176637372124
12 months ago, Slate Valley