Dear Slate Valley Families, We again thank you for your patience and understanding as we all contend with the ever changing guidance. This is happening nationwide in regards to the Return-to-Play Protocol. While it is still recommended, we no longer require the medical clearance form for your child to return to physical activity including sports, PE, and recess. We encourage you to communicate with your child’s physician after their covid diagnosis, but they will no longer be excluded from physical activity. Please let us know if your child has restrictions following their covid illness, but otherwise they will be able to participate fully in all physical activity. Again, we apologize for this change and please contact your school nurse with any questions. Sincerely, Brooke Olsen-Farrell, Superintendent
about 11 hours ago, Slate Valley
Good Afternoon, Tomorrow, Thursday January 20th and Friday, January 21st the Castleton Village School will be on remote learning due to ongoing remediation of water damage. If your child needs their Chromebook or other materials they may access them tonight from 5:00-7:00 p.m. via the back door of the building. Follow-up instructions on how to access remote learning will be forthcoming from Mr. Hall. Thank you for your continued cooperation and patience. Brooke Olsen-Farrell, Superintendent
1 day ago, Slate Valley
Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order 4 free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests. If you are interested, you can visit https://www.covidtests.gov/ for more information and to sign up.
2 days ago, Slate Valley
Good Afternoon, Tomorrow, Wednesday January 19th Castleton Village School will be closed again. Unfortunately, the building sustained water damage to a vital portion of the building. We will keep you posted as to the status for the remainder of the week. Thank you for your patience and understanding, Brooke Olsen-Farrell, Superintendent
2 days ago, Slate Valley
Good morning, The Castleton Village School is closed today due to a broken water line.
3 days ago, Slate Valley
Dear Slate Valley Families, Please read the following letter from Superintendent Olsen-Farrell regarding the new COVID guidance for schools: https://5il.co/14a4u
7 days ago, Slate Valley
Dear Slate Valley Families, This is a message to let you know that the State has discontinued Surveillance Testing effective immediately. Therefore, there will be no Surveillance Testing tomorrow. Please stay tuned. I will be putting out our plan later this week to transition to the new Guidance on COVID Management. Thank you, Brooke Olsen-Farrell, Superintendent
9 days ago, Slate Valley
Dear Slate Valley Community, We plan to be open tomorrow (January 11th) and following our regular schedule. Thank you for your patience and continued cooperation. Regards, Brooke Olsen-Farrell, Superintendent
10 days ago, Slate Valley
Tonight - January 10, 2022 You’re invited to the Slate Valley Unified Union School District Board Meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the FHUHS Library. This meeting will be in person or you may virtually connect by going to https://meet.google.com/udp-oixw-oyn or join by phone (US) +1 219-250-4559 PIN: 684 979 835# Tonight’s Agenda: https://5il.co/13wd1 Previous Meeting Minutes: https://5il.co/13hzm Next Board Meeting: January 24, 2022, 6:30 p.m. at Benson Village School
10 days ago, Slate Valley
Board Spotlight
Good Afternoon, All Slate Valley Schools will be closed tomorrow January 10th due to the number of COVID cases, staffing shortages and not having enough testing supplies. I will update you tomorrow afternoon on the status for Tuesday. We appreciate you patience and cooperation. Please stay well! Thank you, Brooke Olsen-Farrell, Superintendent
11 days ago, Slate Valley
Good afternoon, The weekly COVID update letter from Superintendent Olsen-Farrell is now available: https://5il.co/1407c
13 days ago, Slate Valley
There will be a drive-up Covid-19 vaccination clinic (no appointment necessary) on Saturday, January 8th from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Fair Haven Union High School parking lot. Pfizer for 12+ for first and second doses (and 12+ are eligible for boosters) and Moderna for 18+ will be available at the clinic. You do not need to live in the Slate Valley School District. Note: You have to meet the current eligibility requirements to receive the vaccine/booster. We are currently working to organize an evening clinic for the following week. More details will be shared as they become available.
14 days ago, Slate Valley
Reminder: There will be a Covid-19 vaccination clinic at Castleton Elementary School on Tuesday, January 11th and one at Fair Haven Grade School on Thursday, January 13th. If you are interested in having your child vaccinated you can sign-up here: https://bit.ly/3JPq3oy
14 days ago, Slate Valley
Dear Slate Valley Staff and Families, We are seeing a number of COVID cases in our schools, especially the High School. For many of our High School students it has been more than 5 months since their last vaccine and they have not been boosted. We encourage you to sign your child up for Test to Stay if you haven't already. Please register here: https://bit.ly/3eQAtGx. If you are interested in having your child (12 and up) boosted or vaccinated there is a 12+ walk-up clinic in the High School parking lot this Saturday from 10:30-1:00. Preregistration is not required. We continue to do our best to keep students in school but it is especially challenging at the high school right now. Please anticipate that there could be school cancellations in the coming days. Please keep your child home if they have any symptoms at all. If you are unsure if they should attend school please check with the school nurse before sending your child in. Always thank you for your support. We know this have been a challenging time for families as well. Best, Brooke Olsen-Farrell, Superintendent
15 days ago, Slate Valley
Since January is National School Board Recognition Month, we wanted to take this opportunity to thank our school board members for their tireless efforts!
16 days ago, Slate Valley
Thank You
FHUHS vs. Rutland JV and V Boys Basketball --Tonight 1/4/2022 at FHUHS -- POSTPONED. Date of Reschedule TBD. No Basketball Practices at FHUHS today 1/4/2022.
16 days ago, Slate Valley
Good morning, There will be a walk-in Covid-19 vaccination clinic (no appointment necessary) on Saturday, January 8th from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Fair Haven Union High School. Pfizer for 12+ for first and second doses (and 16+ are eligible for boosters) and Moderna for 18+ will be available at the clinic. Note: You have to meet the current eligibility requirements to receive the vaccine/booster. We are currently working to organize an evening clinic for the following week. More details will be shared as they become available.
18 days ago, Slate Valley
Good afternoon, The weekly COVID update letter from Superintendent Olsen-Farrell is now available: https://5il.co/13mno. This week's update includes some important updates from the Vermont Department of Health that you need to be aware of.
20 days ago, Slate Valley
Good afternoon, Governor Phil Scott today announced that parents and caregivers of Vermont’s K-12 children will be able to pick up one free rapid antigen test kit per student this week at sites around Vermont. The state is encouraging parents to use these kits to test kids before they return to school next week, but a test is not a requirement for returning to school. Families with children in kindergarten through grade 12 will be able to pick up one kit per child at one of 51 Agency of Transportation sites around the state on Thursday, December 30 or Friday, December 31. The pick-up sites will be open both days from 7:00 to 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. Name and school of the student(s) will be required to pick up the tests. Starting today, Wednesday, December 29, families can complete the registration (https://bit.ly/3sIE69F) for a time to pick up their child’s (or children’s) kit. Registration to pick up the tests is necessary to ensure supply can be distributed equitably across sites. Please read the Governor’s press release (https://bit.ly/3FD30es) for more information.
22 days ago, Slate Valley
Good afternoon, The Governor’s office has released information about sites where Vermonters can access free, take-home COVID-19 antigen test kits on December 23, 24, 28, 29 and 30. You can refer to the following page for more information: https://bit.ly/3sAwQfE.
29 days ago, Slate Valley