Dear Slate Valley Families, Due to the high number of COVID cases we are seeing in our schools and community we are going to temporarily suspend notice to all families regarding positive cases. We do not want to be inundating families and staff with emails regarding COVID cases several times a day. For right now please assume we are seeing COVID cases in several schools in our district daily. We do not anticipate the slowing down of cases until the new year. We are continuing our normal contact tracing process. The COVID Test to Stay Program is working well, BUT, due to the large number of cases we are seeing, it is taking an enormous amount of staff to implement and is pulling them away from their regular duties. It is very important to us that students are in person. That being said, if you have a child participating in this program and they test positive at school, you need to pick them as soon as possible. Otherwise we will need to start requiring parents to be present for testing so they can immediately take a positive student home. We only have 1 isolation room for COVID positive students in each building. Please know that we continue to try our very best given the state parameters that are put on schools. We need continued cooperation from families and the community to continue to operate our schools and have our children in classrooms where they need to be. We can’t do this alone and we appreciate your partnership. Best, Brooke Olsen-Farrell Superintendent
2 months ago, Slate Valley
Dear Slate Valley Families, On Friday, November 12th we learned about 3 individuals in our learning community with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) at Fair Haven Union High School and Castleton Elementary School. Please read the letter from Superintendent Olsen-Farrell: https://5il.co/11rv0
2 months ago, Slate Valley
Dear Slate Valley Families, On Thursday, November 11th we learned about 2 individuals in our learning community with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) at Fair Haven Union High School and Benson Village School. Please read the letter from Superintendent Olsen-Farrell: https://5il.co/11qzq
2 months ago, Slate Valley
Dear Slate Valley Families, On Wednesday, November 10th we learned about another individual in our learning community with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) at Fair Haven Union High School. Please read the letter from Superintendent Olsen-Farrell: https://5il.co/11p4m
2 months ago, Slate Valley
Dear Slate Valley Families, On Wednesday, November 10th we learned about an individual in our learning community with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) at Fair Haven Union High School. Please read the letter from Superintendent Olsen-Farrell: https://5il.co/11ocx
2 months ago, Slate Valley
Dear Slate Valley Families, On Tuesday, November 9th we learned about an individual in our learning community with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) at Fair Haven Grade School. Please read the letter from Superintendent Olsen-Farrell: https://5il.co/11mv3
2 months ago, Slate Valley
Dear Slate Valley Families, On Tuesday, November 9th we learned about an individual in our learning community with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) at Benson Village School. Please read the letter from Superintendent Olsen-Farrell: https://5il.co/11m2q
2 months ago, Slate Valley
Reminder - tomorrow! Casey O'Meara, Slate Valley Director of Curriculum, will be hosting an informal meeting on Leveraging Title I Schoolwide Programs to Address Barriers to Academic Success on November 10, 2021 at 1:00 pm. Abby Wald, Slate Valley Instructional Coach, will be hosting a presentation on Leveraging Title I Schoolwide Programs to Address Barriers to Academic Success on November 10, 2021 at 6:00 pm. 2021-22 Annual Title I Meeting ( slides & survey ): https://bit.ly/3BhWZAU Please join EITHER virtual meeting for Title I using the following link: https://meet.google.com/xza-xpkp-zvx
2 months ago, Slate Valley
Dear Slate Valley Families, On Monday, November 8th we learned about an individual in our learning community with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) at Orwell Village School. Please read the letter from Superintendent Olsen-Farrell: https://5il.co/11l08
2 months ago, Slate Valley
Join us for a screening of the documentary ‘LIKE’ Understanding and Creating Balance in Social Media. Read the letter from Kristin Benway, Slate Valley Special Service Director: https://5il.co/11k7r Monday, November 15, 2021 6:30PM Register: https://bit.ly/3woW2G9 'LIKE' breaks down why we find social media so irresistible, examines who is controlling who, and gives you the tools to pivot to a more balanced and contented relationship. It features Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, including the co-creator of the ‘LIKE’ button, experts in brain science and regular teenagers. Includes a post-film panel discussion and Q&A. Film plus discussion will last approximately 90 minutes.
2 months ago, Slate Valley
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Tonight! November 8th You’re invited to the Slate Valley Unified Union School District Board Meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the Fair Haven Union High School Cafeteria. This meeting will be in person or you may virtually connect by going to https://meet.google.com/ozg-hwua-mge or join by phone (US) +1 617-675-4444 PIN: 869 909 550 5618# Tonight’s Agenda: https://5il.co/11jaj Previous Meeting Minutes: https://5il.co/1150i Next Board Meeting: November 22, 2021, 6:30 p.m. at Orwell Village School
2 months ago, Slate Valley
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November 8, 2021 Dear Slate Valley Families, We have seen an uptick in COVID cases over the weekend impacting our students, staff and families in Slate Valley. Our schools have either started Test to Stay or are planning to this week. For those schools that started it this morning it went very well. If you plan to have your child participate in this program if they are a close contact PLEASE REGISTER your child ASAP as it makes it much easier for us if they are already in the system. This is a large undertaking and we are short on staff so your cooperation is greatly appreciated. We want our students to be safe and participate in in-person learning. For more information on TTS please read the following: https://5il.co/11jmn Best, Brooke Olsen-Farrell Superintendent
2 months ago, Slate Valley
Dear Slate Valley Families, On Monday, November 8th we learned about an individual in our learning community with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) at Orwell Village School. Please read the letter from Superintendent Olsen-Farrell: https://5il.co/11jhj
2 months ago, Slate Valley
Dear Slate Valley Families, On Sunday, November 7, 2021 we learned about an individual in our learning community with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) at Fair Haven Union High School. Please read the letter from Superintendent Olsen-Farrell: https://5il.co/11ijv
2 months ago, Slate Valley
Dear Slate Valley Families, On Saturday, November 6th we learned about an individual in our learning community with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) at Castleton Elementary School. Please read the letter from Superintendent Olsen-Farrell: https://5il.co/11i5x
3 months ago, Slate Valley
Dear Slate Valley Families, On Saturday, November 6th we learned about 2 individuals in our learning community with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) at Orwell Village School. Please read the letter from Superintendent Olsen-Farrell: https://5il.co/11i5v
3 months ago, Slate Valley
On Tuesday, November 9th at 12:00 pm the Boston Children's Hospital is hosting a virtual event to provide information about COVID-19 vaccines for 5-11 year olds. You’ll learn about: • Safety of the vaccines in this age group • How the COVID vaccine can benefit younger kids • And much more! To register for the Zoom event, visit the following link: https://bit.ly/3k4mujl
3 months ago, Slate Valley
Good Morning Slate Valley Families, Below please find a letter from Superintendent Brooke Olsen-Farrell regarding an incident where a car was broken into in the Fair Haven Grade School parking lot yesterday. https://5il.co/11gp7
3 months ago, Slate Valley
Dear Slate Valley Families, On Friday, November 5th, 2021 we learned about 2 individuals in our learning community with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) at Orwell Village School and Castleton Village School. Please read the letter from Superintendent Olsen-Farrell: https://5il.co/11goo
3 months ago, Slate Valley
Save the Date! Screening of the Documentary 'LIKE' Understanding and Creating Balance in Social Media: Monday, November 15th at 6:30 p.m. You can register for the viewing at the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_f3MQOJDsRVCh4_LT-aplmw LIKE breaks down why we find social media so irresistible, examines who is controlling who, and gives you the tools to pivot to a more balanced and contented relationship. It features Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, including the co-creator of the 'LIKE' button, experts in brain science and regular teenagers.
3 months ago, Slate Valley
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