February 24, 2022 Dear Slate Valley Families and Staff, I hope you all are having a wonderful break. As you know, last week I communicated that we will be moving to a mask-optional system on March 7th. For some, the lifting of pandemic restrictions has been an anxious process depending on their personal situation. As we move into a state of personal responsibility I ask that we respect the choices of others. Some staff, students and community members will continue to choose to wear masks, and that is their choice. As of March 1st, all other restrictions that still may be in place in some schools should be coming to an end. Schools need to develop protocols for students eating in the cafeteria/ recess, we are allowing time for this to take place. However, all are expected to operate as close to a pre-pandemic normal as possible by the 1st. Again, I ask for everyone’s patience with this and if you have a question, please ask. Additionally, as a reminder the mask mandate for transportation is still in effect. Due to federal regulations (https://bit.ly/3HgXUnW), masks will still be required on school buses. We still have many COVID testing supplies. If you need any please reach out to the school. To effectively reduce your chances of contracting COVID consider the following: · Make sure you/your child is washing their hands (https://bit.ly/3IjWpa6). · Keep your child home if they are sick. · Call your primary care provider if you or your child has symptoms of COVID-19 (https://bit.ly/352Uk3T). Thank you for your patience and continued support. Brooke Olsen-Farrell, Superintendent
Slate Valley is hiring! Here are a few of our employment opportunities. For a complete list, please visit: https://www.slatevalleyunified.org/page/employment-opportunities Student Support Coach Anticipated Vacancy 2022-2023 Student Support Coach needed at Fair Haven Middle & High Schools to help manage the In-School Restoration room. For more information, please contact Ben Worthing, Principal at firstname.lastname@example.org 802-265-4966. All applicants must apply on www.SchoolSpring.com. The above position will remain open until filled. EOE Fair Haven Union High School Coaching Vacancy - Spring 2022 JV Baseball Coach Fair Haven Union High School is looking for an experienced, dynamic coach for our JV Baseball program starting Spring of 2022. For additional information, contact Kimberly Alexander, Athletic Director at 802-265-4966 or email@example.com All applicants must apply on www.schoolspring.com Position will remain open until filled. EOE Middle School Coaching Vacancies 2022-2023 SV is looking for experienced coaches to work with our athletes - 7th & 8th Grade Softball – Head Coach - 6th-8th Grade Track and Field – Head Coach For Additional information, contact Kim Alexander, Athletic Director at 802-265-4966 or firstname.lastname@example.org. All applicants must apply on SchoolSpring.com. Position will remain open until filled. EOE
The Boys & Girls Club of Rutland County is seeking Jr. Staff Youth Development Professionals. Please see the flyer for details.
Public Schools Week is February 21-25 Public Schools Week is an annual celebration that brings together school leaders, educators, parents, and community leaders to recognize the importance of our nation’s public schools. The weeklong celebration features free online webinars and other resources that examine best practices and effective strategies to take action during these challenging times. Visit http://www.publicschoolproud.org to learn more.
D-II | GIRLS BASKETBALL | FIRST ROUND PLAYOFFS #14 Lamoille at #3 FHUHS February 22, 2022 7:00pm
Dear Slate Valley Community, As a result of significant ice on roads and dropping temperatures, all Slate Valley schools will be closed today, Friday, February 18. This includes Benson Village School, Castleton Elementary School, Castleton Village School, Fair Haven Grade School, Fair Haven Union High School, and Orwell Village School. Thank you, and be safe. Casey O’Meara
***Updated with the location.*** This Sunday at Ice House Bar and Grill. All proceeds benefit the CVS 8th-Grade trip to Boston. Thanks to Ice House Bar and Grill for hosting this event and donating the food!
Dear Slate Valley Families, Please read the following update on COVID-19 masking requirements from Superintendent Olsen-Farrell here: https://5il.co/15pyi. Also, please note: COVID Test kits are available to all families/staff prior to February break. Please let your school nurse know if you are interested in a testing kit.
Parenting Workshop Series Join us virtually as we explore parenting, build connections with other parents and explore the 5 protective factors of parenting. See the flyer for details.
Since today is School Resource Officer Appreciation Day, we wanted to take this opportunity to thank our School Resource Officers for all of their efforts throughout the year!
Virtual Listening Tours with SVUUSD Board Members You’re invited to join Slate Valley board members on February 15th and 16th at 6 p.m. virtually for an informal discussion about district reorganization and the FY23 budget. Tuesday, February 15th, 6 p.m. - Join Benson, Fair Haven, and West Haven board members with Google Meet: https://meet.google.com/agk-rrsj-zye or by phone (US)+1 415-604-0589 PIN: 253 194 976# Wednesday, February 16th, 6 p.m. - Join Castleton, Hubbardton and Orwell board members with Google Meet: https://meet.google.com/gyn-ybfw-vva or by phone (US) +1 318-745-9141 PIN: 849743902 Please note that you are welcome to attend any of the meetings regardless of what town you reside in.
2022 SLATERS BASKETBALL - PLAYDOWN AND SEMI-FINAL ADMISSION PRICES: -Adults $6.00 -Sr. Citizens $5.00 -Students $5.00 SEASON PASSES TO NOT APPLY FOR THESE GAMES Dates of Games will be posted soon! Come support your Fair Haven Slaters! Go Slaters!
Tonight - February 14, 2022 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 Library. This meeting will be in person or virtually connect by going to https://meet.google.com/gqr-vjrz-kib or join by phone (US) +1 415-534-8087 PIN: 961 775 807#. Tonight’s Agenda: https://5il.co/15gkn Previous Meeting Minutes: https://5il.co/14rys Next Board Meeting: March 14, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. at FHUHS
Universal Preschool Screening is coming up next month! Please see the flyer for details.
The Agency of Education Special Education Team will be hosting two Parent Information Sessions on Special Education Rule Changes. Please see the flyer for more information.
In anticipation of the SVUUSD Annual Meeting (February 28) and Town Meeting Day (March 1), we have created a web page with all of the FY23 Budget information in one place. For your convenience, please visit: https://www.slatevalleyunified.org/page/budget
Thank you to all of our School Counselors, School Based Clinicians, and School Psychologists! National School Counseling Week 2022 is Feb. 7-11, to focus public attention on the unique contribution of school counselors within U.S. school systems. National School Counseling Week highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career. We are fortunate in Slate Valley to have a talented and committed group of school counselors, school based clinicians, and school psychologists to support our students and our school community. Please join us in extending sincere gratitude to all of these folks!
There will be no practices or athletic games in Slate Valley tomorrow (2/4/22).
Good Afternoon, All schools in the Slate Valley School District will be closed tomorrow, February 4th due to the weather. Stay safe and enjoy your weekend! Brooke Olsen-Farrell, Superintendent
Good Morning, All Slate Valley Schools will be closed today, February 3rd due to the weather conditions. The back roads are all icing over. Please stay safe and enjoy your day. Best, Brooke Olsen-Farrell, Superintendent