April Newsletter: View the PDF Version at https://5il.co/2hw7s
14 days ago, Slate Valley
CES April Newsletter Page 1
CES April Newsletter Page 2
This past trimester, 5th grade learned about the Earth, Sun, Moon, and stars using their observations of shadows and changing patterns in the sky. Students explored the planets within our solar system and conducted research on one planet of their choice. Students researched unique facts about their planet, physical characteristics, possibility of life, any known satellites or robots that have explored the planet, and much more. Over February break, students created models of the solar system and were able to be as creative as they wanted! The only requirements for their model was that it must include the sun and all eight planets, the sizes of each planet were somewhat proportionate to their actual sizes, and all objects were clearly labeled. Some students created their models using clay, painted paper or styrofoam balls, used paper mache, and even 3D printed to construct their design! One student made his model look like a space version of minecraft and other students used umbrellas/coat hangers to hang their model from above. It was amazing to see how realistic and different each project came out!
15 days ago, Slate Valley
Grade 5 Solar System Project
Grade 5 Solar System Project
Grade 5 Solar System Project
Grade 5 Solar System Project
Grade 5 Solar System Project
Grade 5 Solar System Project
Grade 5 Solar System Project
Grade 5 Solar System Project
Grade 5 Solar System Project
Slate Valley Unified USD Feature in Wednesday's Rutland Herald
15 days ago, Slate Valley
SVUUSD Feature in Wednesday's Rutland Herald
Slate Valley Unified USD Feature in Wednesday's Rutland Herald
15 days ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley Unified USD Feature in the Rutland Herald
Today, Thursday, April 4th, all Slate Valley Schools will be closed due to the weather.
15 days ago, Slate Valley
Snow Day
Mark your calendars for Tuesday, April 9, 2024 and join us for another Parent Information Event called: After High School Opportunities for Students with Disabilities This event is Virtual Online Only, Join by going to: https://meet.google.com/yrx-emty-vwc?authuser=0
16 days ago, Slate Valley
Parent Information Night Flyer
Carl the Cougar has been perusing the cafeteria this week during our Family Lunches. On Monday we saw families from Kindergarten students join us, yesterday on Tuesday, we hosted families from First Grade, and today the 2nd and 3rd graders were joined by their family members. It has been the highlight of the week for many and we love seeing our community in the building.
16 days ago, Slate Valley
Family Lunch Photo at CES
Family Lunch Photo at CES
Family Lunch Photo at CES
Family Lunch Photo at CES
Family Lunch Photo at CES
Family Lunch Photo at CES
Family Lunch Photo at CES
Family Lunch Photo at CES
Family Lunch Photo at CES
Family Lunch Photo at CES
Good Afternoon, While conditions are improving at Fair Union Middle/High School they have not improved to the level they need to resume occupancy of the building. As a result FHUMHS will be closed through Friday, April 5th. Please be assured we are working as quickly and carefully to address the situation at Fair Haven Union Middle & High School (FHUMHS). We are working closely with experts in the field and state officials. Safety is our number one priority. Remote days are not an option; those went away after the pandemic. Additionally, we still do not have access to the building to get student or staff materials. A lot of the legal flexibility to educate students went away after the pandemic. 51% of our students must physically be in the school building per the law for it to count as a school day. For those who are interested the legal citation is: 16 V.S.A. 1071(a)(1) “For purposes of this section, a majority of students enrolled in a school must be recorded on the school roll as in attendance on any day counted as a student attendance day.” That requirement has not been expanded to include all-school attendance through remote means. I am requesting a waiver for the missed days from the Agency of Education. The state requires students in attendance for 175 days. With the cancellation of school this week it brings our total to 174 student days. We are optimistic that the situation will continue to improve over the next couple of days. If the situation persists into next week we will reassess our plan which would likely add days to the end of the school year. Again, I will keep you updated as I have more information. Thank you for your patience, understanding and flexibility in this matter. As with the previous days, the Stafford Bus will run as scheduled. Sincerely, Brooke Olsen-Farrell
16 days ago, Slate Valley
No School April 4 & 5 at FHUMHS
Happy Instructional Assistant's Day! Today, and everyday, the Slate Valley community is grateful for your contributions to our district! The connections you create while helping our students learn is invalualbe. Your patience promotes progress, you enable confidence and coordinate the chaos around our students to facilitate success. You are most definitely our behind the scene superheros! Thank you!
16 days ago, Slate Valley
Happy Instructional Assistant's Day
Today, Dr. Helen Mango from Castleton University visited CES and talked about fossils with grades K through 4. A special thank you to Mrs. Rampone for arranging this fun and informative presentation.
17 days ago, Slate Valley
Dr. Mango visits CES
Dr. Mango visits CES
Dr. Mango visits CES
Dr. Mango visits CES
Dr. Mango visits CES
Dr. Mango visits CES
Dr. Mango visits CES
Dr. Mango visits CES
NOTICE: Good Morning, I know this is a difficult situation for all involved. Please be assured we are working as quickly and carefully to address the situation at Fair Haven Union Middle & High School (FHUMHS). School at FHUMHS will be closed again on Wednesday, April 3rd. Right now it is day to day as we need to ensure air quality has returned to the appropriate level throughout the building. Safety is our number one priority. Remote days are not an option; those went away after the pandemic. Additionally, we still do not have access to the building to get student or staff materials. A lot of the legal flexibility that was available to schools during COVID no longer exists. I am requesting a waiver for the missed days from the Agency of Education. The state requires students in attendance for 175 days. In Slate Valley, we have students in attendance for 180 days per our policies and contractual agreements. Therefore, we do have some wiggle room if we are granted the waiver. Again, I will keep you updated as I have more information. Thank you for your patience, understanding and flexibility in this matter. As with the previous days, the Stafford Bus will run as scheduled. Sincerely, Brooke Olsen-Farrell
17 days ago, Slate Valley
NO SCHOOL APRIL 3
UPDATE & IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Due to the continued situation at the Fair Haven Union Middle and High School, the building will remain closed for tomorrow, Tuesday, April 2nd. Therefore there will be no school tomorrow for the Middle and High School. PLEASE NOTE: STAFFORD BUSSES WILL RUN AS SCHEDULED We have experts on the scene, and will provide updates as we receive them. Again, the building will remain closed to everyone at this time.
18 days ago, Slate Valley
FHUMHS REMAINS CLOSED FOR APRIL 2, 2024
ATTENTION: PLEASE READ Good Morning, I wanted to update you on the situation at Fair Haven Union Middle/High School that caused the closure of the building today. There was a break in the fuel oil line that supplies fuel to the boilers and upwards of 500 gallons of fuel oil leaked into the utility tunnels under the building and the boiler room. The fuel oil also drained into a sump pump in the boiler room and made its way into the sewer system. We have contracted with a hazardous waste company and reached out to the appropriate state officials. This is an ongoing situation and I will update you as more information is available. The building is closed to all at this time. Sincerely, Brooke Olsen-Farrell
18 days ago, Slate Valley
FHUMHS TEMPORARILY CLOSED
Available to every student, every morning!
19 days ago, Slate Valley
Breakfast
Reminder! It's time to sign up for Slater Round-Up! Available for all rising 7th graders, (current 6th graders) See what Middle School is all about! Fill out the form at: https://bit.ly/SlaterRoundup
22 days ago, Slate Valley
Slater Roundup
The 6th graders have been coaching the 4th graders in the game of chess. So much fun learning and sharing all the strategies!
24 days ago, Slate Valley
6th Grade teaching 4th Grade Chess
6th Grade teaching 4th Grade Chess
6th Grade teaching 4th Grade Chess
6th Grade teaching 4th Grade Chess
Last week the 40th Army Band from Camp Johnson in Colchester performed a concert for students and staff.
24 days ago, Slate Valley
Army Band Performs
Reminder: Tomorrow night, March 26th, is the second of the two parent information nights. Hope to see you there! You can join by going to: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAvcuqrpjIpGtAY4HTzgYaN9dzPc4H1C33J
26 days ago, Slate Valley
Parent Info Night
This past Monday, Abagail Hunter, Miss Rutland County came to speak to grades 4-6 about her experience with bullying and what it means to be an Upstander and a Bystander. CES students who wanted to, signed the pledge to stand against bullying with Pacer's National Bullying Prevention Center! CES stands against bullying!
29 days ago, Slate Valley
Stand up against Bullying
Stand up against Bullying
Stand up against Bullying
Stand up against Bullying
Stand up against Bullying
Stand up against Bullying
Message from School Board Chair, Pati Beaumont: https://5il.co/2h0bb
29 days ago, Slate Valley
School Board Chair Letter
School Board Chair Letter