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
Tonight the CES/OVS Grade 5/6 basketball teams take to the court against FHGS/BVS in a basketball doubleheader. At 4:30 pm the girls game will tip off to be followed by the boys game at 5:30. If you can't join us in-person in the CES Gym you're welcome to follow along live on our YouTube channel, https://bit.ly/33Opv1U.
Join us this afternoon as the FHGS 7/8 basketball teams welcome Poultney to town for a basketball double header. The 7/8 Girls team is scheduled for tip off at 4:00 to be followed by the 7/8 Boys team at 5:00. If you're not able to make it here in person please join us over on our YouTube channnel, https://www.youtube.com/c/FHGSAthletics, to follow the action live!
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.
Join us later this afternoon either in-person or online over on our YouTube channel, https://bit.ly/3tthLgn, as the CES/CVS/OVS 5/6 basketball teams take on FHGS/BVS. The girls game tips off at 4:30 and will be followed by the boys game at 5:30.
FHGS/BVS 5/6 Boys Basketball game Wednesday night
Later this afternoon we have a basketball doubleheader on the schedule as the FHGS/BVS Grade 5/6 basketball teams take to the court against West Rutland. At 4:00 pm the FHGS/BVS Grade 5/6 Girls team tips off and they will be followed by the Boys team at 5:15 pm. Whether you're able to attend in-person at FHGS or virtually over on our YouTube channel, https://www.youtube.com/c/FHGSAthletics, we look forward to seeing you there!
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.
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.
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.
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.