Dear Parents/Guardians

A great Principal builds character, inspires dreams, encourages creativity, builds confidence, instills learning, touches our hearts and changes our lives forever! ~anonymous 

Our appreciation goes out to Principals Thom Fleury (OCA), Vicki Wells (Neshobe), Debbie Alexander (Lothrop), David St Germain (Barstow), Jim Avery (OVUHS) as well as assistant principal Dan Raabe (Neshobe) and Associate Principals Kristine Evarts and Geoff Lawrence (OV). 

Take a minute- send an ecard to your favorite principal(s)! https://www.principalsmonth.or...

This email covers

  • Optional Testing Available for Students Ages 5 and up

  • OV Quarter 1 coming to an end

  • Flu Shot Reminder!

  • School Board Meetings

Optional Testing Available for Students Ages 5 and Up at Schools

In an email sent on Oct 20, I notified parents of optional PCR testing available at schools, every other Wed starting Oct 27. The testing is optional and not required. To participate, a consent form must be on file from a parent. Testing will be done in school using a nasal swab and test results will be sent to parents by email from the lab. 

Please go to this web page to give consent or ask your school for a consent form. CIC Health COVID-19 Testing for Schools Consent webpage 

 Here is a video that explains the process of testing. COVID-19 testing in Vermont: How take your own sample

 OV Quarter 1 ends Nov 3

OV parents should check their child’s portal for progress grades as the quarter comes to a close. If you are not sure how to check it, please contact the school. 

 Flu Shot Reminder

It is that time of year again- please consider getting a flu shot for your child. COVID and flu together do not mix well and may be hard to tell apart for the schools as well. Thanks for helping to keep us all well!

School Board Meetings

In August, Board meetings returned to in-person meetings with a zoom option for those who wish to attend virtually. Meeting information can be found on the district calendar or on the district website,,  

  • OVUU Board meets Nov. 3, 6 pm @ OVUHS Library

  • BUU Board meets Nov. 15, 18, 6 pm. 

  • RNESU Board meets Nov. 17, 5 pm @ Neshobe School

Enjoy the weekend. 


Jeanné Collins, Superintendent of RNESU

School Safety Hotline # (844) 723-3488 or or text to 274637, type in keyword SAFE4VT and then your tip