Reminder - this Thursday! Please join Casey O'Meara, Slate Valley's Director of Curriculum, for an informational meeting on leveraging Title I Schoolwide Programs to Address Barriers to Academic Success at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 9th at Castleton Elementary School. The meeting can also be accessed using the following google meet link: https://meet.google.com/wpn-eika-ozr?hs=122&authuser=0. You may view the slides (with a survey at the end) from the presentation here: https://bit.ly/3h1Bddb.
Happy Labor Day weekend! All FHUHS students will be practicing an ALICE Options Based Lockdown Drill this coming week. This is an important safety practice opportunity as we dive back into the school year. We will be sharing safety announcements with families throughout the school year, along with procedures and protocols for families in the event of an emergency during the school day.
As we kickoff Labor Day weekend why not join us for some Vermont high school soccer as the Slaters Varsity Girls Soccer team takes on Bellows Falls on LaPlaca Field? Kickoff is scheduled for 1:00 pm and will be streaming live on our YouTube channel at the following link. https://bit.ly/2WRJHwc
Please join Casey O'Meara, Slate Valley's Director of Curriculum, for an informational meeting on leveraging Title I Schoolwide Programs to Address Barriers to Academic Success at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 9th at Castleton Elementary School. The meeting can also be accessed using the following google meet link: https://meet.google.com/wpn-eika-ozr?hs=122&authuser=0. You may view the slides (with a survey at the end) from the presentation here: https://bit.ly/3h1Bddb.
Tonight marks the return of 11 on 11 tackle football to LaPlaca Field for the first time since the Fall of 2019 as the Slater Varsity Football Team takes on Middlebury with kickoff scheduled for 7:00 pm. While we look forward to seeing everyone who is able to attend in person to cheer on the Slaters, we'll also be streaming the game live on our YouTube channel for those unable to make it in person at the following link. https://bit.ly/3zKSnD8
Tonight marks the return of fall athletics to LaPlaca Field as the Slaters Varisty Boys' soccer team takes on Burr & Burton Academy starting at 6:00 p.m. For those unable to join us in person at the Fair Haven Union High School we'll be streaming the game live on our YouTube channel at the following link. https://bit.ly/3jANiI2
We're all excited for Freshmen Orientation tomorrow! Please join us for a cup of coffee at drop-off (7:45-8:10). We are also excited to see all of our students (grades 9-12) on Thursday, September 2nd, for our first official day of the school year!
Fair Haven Recreation and Slate Valley Vermont Youth Project are hosting their final Summer Pop Up Event tomorrow, Wednesday, September 1st at 6 p.m. in the Fair Haven Town Park: -Get to know your community -End of Summer Party -Free Stewart's Ice Cream
The Boys & Girls Club of Rutland County is seeking Youth Development Professionals for our facilities located in Castleton, Fair Haven, Benson, Orwell, and Rutland. If you enjoy working with children and like being on your feet and interacting, making their afterschool experience high quality and fun, then the Boys & Girls Club might be a perfect fit for you. Please see the position description for more details: https://5il.co/y1dj
Dear Slate Valley Families, Your child’s school will be offering weekly COVID testing for ages 5 and up for both unvaccinated and fully vaccinated individuals. We will be starting weekly surveillance testing on September 15th. It will occur weekly every Wednesday after that. It is completely voluntary. If you are interested you need to complete a consent form on-line. https://www.cic-health.com/consent/vt. After consenting you should receive an email from COMMUNICATION INTEL. Your building nurse will be organizing the testing. Frequently asked questions about the testing program. https://education.vermont.gov/news/covid-19-guidance-vermont-schools/school-staff-covid19-surveillance-testing/school-staff-resources Please reach out to your school nurse if you have any questions. Best, Brooke
Congratulations to all of today’s award recipients! SVUUSD Executive Awards: Amy Jackson and Allison Cosey (CVS) Elizabeth Schuyler, Bryan Muller, Jessica Sturtevant, Jessica Thurston (BVS) UVM Outstanding Teacher Awards: Jessica Sturtevant Jessica, a model of grit and resilience. These are probably not the attributes that Jessica thought would get her nominated for UVM Outstanding Teacher and yet, here we are. Just 3 short years into her career, Jessica has accomplished more than many as they approach retirement. She has taught 1st through 4th grades in every possible combination imaginable, completed 2 years of her Vermont Mathematics Initiative Masters program, and never shied away from a committee position or volunteer role. Jessica has taken full advantage of being part of a small school and works tirelessly to provide the highest level of student engagement and instruction. She works as elegantly in a team setting as she does solo. Jessica’s reflective approach to her own development as an educator highlights her intuition and maturity. Kristen Partesi Kristen is a high school art teacher at Fair Haven Union High School which currently serves students in grades 9-12. Kristen is the sole visual arts teacher at the high school and provides an extremely robust visual arts program for her students. Kristen spent hours planning and organizing to provide her students with an incredible art education experience during the COVID-19 pandemic. Kristen, on multiple occasions, sought and secured approval to work extra hours in the building in order to have her materials ready and safe for students. She is as talented and dedicated as they come and her students adore her for it. SVUUSD Outstanding Teacher Awards: Jessica Sturtevant (BVS) Kim Lucci and Randi Ray (CES) Tom DeMatties (CVS) Margaret Quinn and Kevin Eddy (FHGS) Kristen Partesi (FHUHS) Michelle Eagan (Orwell) Instructional Assistant Award: Colleen Howard (BVS) Linda Corliss (CES) William Tyler (CVS) Susan Howe and Launee Salamin (FHGS) David Anderson (FHUHS) Rebecca Warner (OVS) SVUUSD Special Service Award Letter: Nursing Team: Angela Allard, Ashley Casey, Kaitlin Ellis, Heather Hollister, Amanda Keller, Jetta Loomis, Deb Williams, and Mary Winn
Good afternoon, As a reminder, there will be a walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Monday, August 30th at Fair Haven Union High School (33 Mechanic Street, Fair Haven) from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. There will be an additional clinic on Monday, September 20th at Fair Haven Union High School (33 Mechanic Street, Fair Haven) from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. A full list of clinics, clinic hours and registration information can be found at http://www.healthvermont.gov/MyVaccine
Tonight's Fall Sports Kick Off -- POSTPONED (due to heat and T storm threat) to MONDAY, AUGUST 30th at FHUHS. This meeting is for ALL coaches, athletes and parents in grades 5 - 12. We will be covering Fall sports, Covid, Booster Club, Concussion and Safety and much more. Please plan to attend and meet your coaches and go over Fall Sport information.
FHUHS was proudly represented by some of our Fall athletes on WCAX. Thank you Luke Williams, Riley Flanders and Nick Carrabino for representing your sport and our school. Go Slaters! https://www.wcax.com/2021/08/24/fall-high-school-sports-teams-ready-return-normal/
Dear Slate Valley Families, I understand that there has been frustration with busing routes and the length of time projected for routes. Please know that this is not what we want. We fully acknowledge that some of our bus routes are way too long and we are doing all we can to correct the situation. The bus company simply does not have enough drivers. However, the bus company is working diligently to find and train drivers. This situation is not unique to Slate Valley. 80 percent of school districts in the United States have a driver shortage. Schools will be in communication with families if your child’s route is impacted by the shortage. Thank you for your patience and understanding. If you have questions about routes please contact your child’s school. Best, Brooke Olsen-Farrell
FHUHS athletes continue to show their community support. Community Service by our FHUHS Basketball team at Fair Haven Concerned.
We are very proud of our resident expert, Deborah Ehler-Hansen, who will be presenting at the Rural Library Network's "Conversations for Action" webinar on September 1st. Ms. Ehler-Hansen will be discussing how she incorporates social-emotional learning with her students throughout her curriculum.
Tonight (August 23rd) You’re invited to the Slate Valley Unified Union School District Board Meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Benson Village School. This meeting will be in person or you may virtually connect by going to https://meet.google.com/oax-xrge-pps or join by phone (US) +1 617-675-4444 PIN: 581 126 790 4408# Tonight’s Agenda: https://5il.co/xezk Previous Meeting Minutes: https://5il.co/x8eq Next Board Meeting: September 13, 6:30 p.m., FHUHS
Good afternoon, Here is a list of upcoming walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinics in Slate Valley: Monday, August 30thFair Haven Union High School33 Mechanic Street, Fair Haven9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday, September 20thFair Haven Union High School33 Mechanic Street, Fair Haven9 a.m. – 5 p.m. A full list of clinics, clinic hours and registration information can be found at http://www.healthvermont.gov/MyVaccine If you are not seeing a clinic scheduled in your area yet; please be aware that we are working to confirm and schedule additional clinics. We will continue to send an updated list with additional dates as they are confirmed. Vaccine will also be available at pharmacies and other community locations around Vermont.
Good Morning, FHUHS Football will have practice tonight (Friday, 8/20) from 4-7 p.m.