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
Due to the impending Winter Weather, the COVID vaccine clinic scheduled to take place at Fair Haven Grade School on Thursday, February 3rd has been RESCHEDULED to Tuesday, February 8th. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. All appointments will be moved to the same time on Tuesday, February 8, 2022. Thank you.
Tonight - Community Connections Virtual Chat - 6 p.m. You're invited to join Central Office administrators for an informal, virtual conversation on district reorganization and the FY23 budget. Google Meet: https://meet.google.com/pbg-uvwb-idb or by phone (US) +1 402-751-0259 (PIN: 257707057)
Tonight - January 24, 2022 You’re invited to the Slate Valley Unified Union School District Board Meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the Benson Village School Gym. This meeting will be in person or virtually connect by going to https://meet.google.com/dpf-dqdu-grc or join by phone (US) +1 617-675-4444 PIN: 408 056 886 3092# Tonight’s Agenda: https://5il.co/14kn5 Previous Meeting Minutes: https://5il.co/147pz Next Board Meeting: February 14, 2022, 6:30 p.m. at FHUHS
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
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
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.
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
Good morning, The Castleton Village School is closed today due to a broken water line.
Dear Slate Valley Families, Please read the following letter from Superintendent Olsen-Farrell regarding the new COVID guidance for schools: https://5il.co/14a4u
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
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
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
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
Good afternoon, The weekly COVID update letter from Superintendent Olsen-Farrell is now available: https://5il.co/1407c
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.
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
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
Since January is National School Board Recognition Month, we wanted to take this opportunity to thank our school board members for their tireless efforts!
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.