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 days 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.
8 days 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.
11 days 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.
12 days 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.
12 days ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Schools have let us know that 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 your school with any questions.
12 days 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
12 days 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
12 days ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Homeschool families are also entitled to come for meal pick-ups!
12 days 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.
12 days 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.
12 days 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.
13 days 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
13 days ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Social Distancing: What does it mean?
14 days 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.
14 days 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
14 days 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
15 days 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
16 days 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
16 days ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
The “Transitioning to Adulthood” informational night on March 18th has been canceled.
19 days ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
In an effort to provide accurate information about 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), we have created a page on our website: https://bit.ly/38JVkpl.
19 days ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Green Mountain Music District V Festival: Friday March 6, 2020 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mount Saint Joseph Academy High School 127 Convent Ave., Rutland, VT 05701 Concert Ticket Prices: Adults $5 Children/Students $3 Seniors $3 (age 60 or older) Family $15 (4 or more) Concert Order: Middle School String Ensemble High School Jazz Band Middle School Symphonic Band High School Chorus
26 days ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
March 3, 2020 - Results
27 days ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Thursday night: Discover Slate Valley's new approach to happy and healthy young people, 6:30 p.m. at Fair Haven Grade School.
28 days ago, Slate Valley
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])
29 days ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Tonight! Prospective Student Open House begins at 6:30 p.m. in the FHUHS gymnasium. Come and BE a Slater!
about 1 month 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.
about 1 month ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Join us this evening for an informational meeting.
about 1 month ago, Slate Valley
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
about 1 month ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Discover Slate Valley's new approach to happy and healthy young people on March 5.
about 1 month ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Please join us tonight at 6 PM!
about 1 month ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Please note: March 20th will now be a student day.
about 1 month ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
A huge thank you to the Slate Valley Building and Grounds crew! On treacherous snow days like today, they are in our schools working hard, cleaning up from the storm and getting ready for weekend events.
about 1 month 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.
about 1 month ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Supported Decision Making and Guardianship Options: If you are considering some level of guardianship for your student when they turn 18, please join us Wednesday, February12 at 6PM in the FHUHS media center. Guardianship options and supported decision making will be discussed. A Q&A session will follow the presentation. Refreshments and childcare will be provided. Speakers include: Claudia I.Pringles,Esq. (Special Needs Law), Kate Hoover and Dave Ramos (Office of Public Guardian, Vermont Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living)
2 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Learn more about the Slate Valley Innovation Project on our website: https://bit.ly/2NMFDqp
2 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Read about "Creating a Culture of Coordinated Support: Vermont’s Successful Transitions Program" in ICI's Impact magazine. https://z.umn.edu/58ri #vted #slatevalleyunified
2 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Fair Haven Union High School (FHUHS) seeks a dynamic and visionary educational leader to serve as its Principal. You may view the full job listing on https://www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=3217145.
2 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Learn more about the Slate Valley Innovation Project on our website: https://bit.ly/2NMFDqp
2 months ago, Slate Valley
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).
3 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)
3 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
3 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Scenes from throughout the district:
3 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
More scenes from throughout the district:
3 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Scenes from throughout the district:
3 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
All after school activities districtwide have been cancelled for today (12/17) due to the road conditions and predicted snow accumulations as the day goes on. This includes all practices and games.
3 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. Wednesday, January 15, 2020 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Castleton University The Casella Theater, Fine Arts Building
4 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Congratulations to Cathy Darley (Grade 5 Teacher, OVS) and Joel Beste (Physical Education, FHUHS) for being recognized with the Outstanding Teachers Award at the 39th Annual Outstanding Teachers’ Recognition Day at UVM on Thursday, December 5. Every year, the College of Education and Social Services (CESS) at the University of Vermont, together with Vermont supervisory unions and school districts, the Vermont Agency of Education, and the Vermont NEA, join to honor the accomplishments of our state’s outstanding educators.
4 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
All after school activities district wide have been cancelled for today (12/6) due to the road conditions and predicted snow accumulations as the day goes on. This includes all practices.
4 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Thank you to all of the community members who were able to join us last night for our Innovation Project Open House at FHUHS! For more information, you may visit our website: http://www.slatevalleyunified.org/o/svusd/page/innovation-project--8 Other resources: Open House/Building Tour Packet (https://5il.co/bgze) Report of Innovation Committee (https://5il.co/ay13)
4 months ago, Slate Valley
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
4 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.
4 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
American Legion Oratorical Speech/Scholarship Program: Any student with a strong interest in government, history, or speech should consider applying to participate in the American Legion Oratorical Competition this year. Students in grades 9-12 are eligible. Applications to participate must be filed by December 4th. If you are interested, please come to the guidance office for more information.
4 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!
5 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
5 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
5 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Scenes from throughout the district. #SlateValleyUnified
6 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Slate Valley Expands Telemedicine School Health Program: http://www.slatevalleyunified.org/article/143327?org=fhgs
6 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Scenes from throughout the district.
6 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Scenes from throughout the district.
6 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Exciting solar projects are underway in the Slate Valley: http://slatevalleyvt.apptegy.us/article/137087?org=svusd
6 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Scenes throughout the district.
7 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
The SVUUSD Board is seeking 2 Hubbardton and 1 West Haven citizen to fill vacated seats on the District School Board. If interested, please submit a letter of interest to the Slate Valley Board, care of Superintendent of Schools [email protected].
7 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
More from the first few days around #SlateValleyUnified!
7 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Scenes from #SlateValleyUnified during the first few days of school!
7 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Due to a lack of a quorum, the SV Policy Committee, SV Building & Grounds Committee, and SVUUSD Board meetings have been cancelled for tonight - Monday, August 26.
7 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Congratulations to all of our 2019 District Award recipients! (continued)
7 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!
7 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.
7 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Our schools (part 2) Fair Haven Grade School, Fair Haven Union High School and Orwell Village School
8 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Our schools (part 1) Benson Village School, Castleton Elementary School and Castleton Village School
8 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
8 months ago, Slate Valley