It was a beautiful day for making music outside!
In a very important board meeting today, the kindergarten presented its recommendations for how to improve our school. They proposed: -more things on the playground -more full boxes of crayons -more jokes I'll get right on that!
The energy was through the roof for our monthly Faculty Vs Kids event. In a narrow victory, the faculty took home the prize 3-2!
Congratulations to this month's Champions of Character, the Perseverance Award winners! When the going gets rough, these kids never give up!
Some of Barstow's committed readers attended the Golden Dome Book Awards where they met authors and participated in round table discussions. Such a cool event!
From Superintendent Kristin Hubert: Good morning Barstow Friends & Families! It is with great pleasure and enthusiasm that I tell you that we are officially recommending Bob Myers to the school board as the next Barstow Memorial Principal! The Barstow Board meets on April 10, 2023 and will review the nomination on that evening. I want to thank members of the screening committee, the Barstow students and staff, and everyone who joined in during the evening forums. Your support of Barstow was evident throughout the entire process.
CANCELLED: Due to the weather and road conditions today, all RNESU schools will be closed Monday, January 23, 2023. Again, all schools are closed January 23rd in Rutland Northeast. Stay safe and warm.
CANCELLED - Given the weather forecast for our region, all afterschool activities and athletics for RNESU schools are cancelled on Thursday, January 19th. Afternoon dismissal times and procedures will not be impacted. Please reach out to your school with any questions. Stay warm and safe!
CANCELLED - Veggie Van Go - Dec. 23, 2022 The Veggie Van Go event for this Friday, December 23, 2022 at OVUMHS has been cancelled. Families impacted by this cancellation are encouraged to locate additional resources through the Vermont Foodback website or by calling 211.
SNOW DAY - FRIDAY, DEC. 16, 2022 Due to the winter weather advisory issued for late evening Thur., Dec. 15 through Saturday at 1pm, to include difficult travel in both the morning and afternoon commute hours, all RNESU schools will be closed on Friday, December 16, 2022.
RNESU Honors Faculty and Staff: Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union recently hosted its annual Celebration of Contribution to recognize, honor and celebrate teachers and staff members who have made outstanding contributions and have demonstrated an ongoing commitment to excellence. Congratulations Honorees! Distinguished Licensed Professionals: Jennifer Hogan – Art Teacher & Academic Interventionist – Barstow Memorial School Melanie Parker – School Nurse – Lothrop School Katherine Kloss – Literacy Interventionist – Neshobe School Brenna Kimball – 1st Grade Teacher – Otter Creek Academy Alyson Callahan – HS Social Studies Teacher – Otter Valley Union Middle High School Susan Smiel – EEE Early Ed Teacher - RNESU Outstanding Support Staff: Heather Page – Paraeducator – Barstow Memorial School Sara Eddy – Secretary – Lothrop School Lisa Frasier – Paraeducator – Neshobe School Cretia Waldie – Paraeducator – Otter Creek Academy Stephanie Hull – Library Assistant/Media Specialist – Otter Valley Union Middle High School Emily Ferraro – EEE Paraeducator - RNESU
VEGGIE VANGO EVENT CHANGE - Due to the district wide convocation occurring at Otter Valley, the RNESU sponsored VeggieVanGo event will be held on Friday, August 26 from 10-11am at Neshobe School. To ensure a safe event, please do not arrive at Neshobe prior to 9:45am and following the signs to access the event. This event is open to all RNESU students and families. Thank you for your patience with the change in location.
WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL! RNESU Students begin school on Wednesday, August 31, 2022. Online Student Registration is now open. Families of returning students have been sent their students' snapcodes for registration via email. If you have not received an email by Friday, Aug. 12, please contact email@example.com for assistance. Read Superintendent Hubert's welcome back message at the address below: https://rutlandnortheastsuvt.sites.thrillshare.com/article/802126 Please consider sharing your hopes for the year in a ThoughtExchange Survey at https://tejoin.com/scroll/279326332. See you all soon!
Dear Parents and Guardians and Staff This morning around 9 am, Lothrop School was notified of an external community threat. While the threat was not directly made against the school, upon consultation with law enforcement, we made a proactive decision to lock down Lothrop School while the police dealt with the threat. This meant the school was locked to all outsiders, students did not go to outdoor recess, but learning inside the school continued as normal. We also consulted with Brandon Police and did not see a need for a similar lockdown at our Brandon and Leicester schools, as the threat was local to Pittsford. However, the police were ready to assist if anything changed. Shortly after 11, we learned the threat was resolved and we were able to lift the lockdown. We deeply appreciate the partnership with law enforcement and the patience of parents as we worked through our protocols. We also appreciate the work of our staff to maintain a calm learning environment while the school was locked, following protocols and allowing the police to do their work unimpeded. I am proud to be part of the RNESU school and town communities. Thank you. Jeanné Collins, Superintendent, RNESU
UPDATED LINK - RNESU ANNOUNCES PRE-K VOUCHER LOTTERY Rutland Northeast has an approved PreKindergarten region for tuition subsidies which consists of any VT approved preK program, public or private, within our eight towns. Information on the preK region can be found on the RNESU.org website. If capacity within the region is met, a voucher outside of the region may be granted by the school board on a case by case consideration. In April, 2022, the RNESU school board agreed to continue to pilot a lottery for 5 slots for out of the region tuition subsidies. This agreement is for the school year of 2022-2023 only and the slots are filled on a lottery basis. There is no expectation that the tuition subsidy will continue into future years. TO APPLY FOR AN OUT OF DISTRICT PRE-K SLOT IN THE LOTTERY PLEASE FILL OUT THIS FORM. https://forms.gle/6kTVHgFiCRBbWPLF9
RNESU ANNOUNCES PRE-K VOUCHER LOTTERY Rutland Northeast has an approved PreKindergarten region for tuition subsidies which consists of any VT approved preK program, public or private, within our eight towns. Information on the preK region can be found on the RNESU.org website. If capacity within the region is met, a voucher outside of the region may be granted by the school board on a case by case consideration. In April, 2022, the RNESU school board agreed to continue to pilot a lottery for 5 slots for out of the region tuition subsidies. This agreement is for the school year of 2022-2023 only and the slots are filled on a lottery basis. There is no expectation that the tuition subsidy will continue into future years. TO APPLY FOR AN OUT OF DISTRICT PRE-K SLOT IN THE LOTTERY PLEASE FILL OUT THIS FORM. https://forms.gle/eZv5pLz4H
Each year, we pause to take a moment to reflect on what our staff did well and to share our appreciation with them. We invite you into this process this year. Could you please take a moment and share your own reflections of appreciation? It will mean the world to the teachers, administrators and staff as we continue to work hard to meet the needs of your child(ren). Thank you for being part of the RNESU community! Please note this will be a public document that goes beyond a particular staff name. Feel free to use names with appreciation if you wish; negative comments will be archived and not be part of the report. https://tejoin.com/scroll/384014412
NOTICE OF DESTRUCTION OF PERSONNEL RECORDS RUTLAND NORTHEAST SUPERVISORY UNION Brandon, Chittenden, Goshen, Leicester, Mendon, Pittsford, Sudbury, Whiting (RNESU, Otter Valley & Barstow Unified Union School Districts) Let this serve as notice that Personnel Records of employees who were employed at Barstow Memorial School, Lothrop Elementary School, Neshobe School, Otter Creek Academy (formally known as Leicester Central, Sudbury County and Whiting Elementary Schools), or Otter Valley High School prior and up to the 1992 school year are being destroyed in accordance with Federal, State and Local Guidelines. Anyone who would like their record should call Pam Reed at the RNESU Office at (802)247- 5757 prior to December 31, 2022 to make arrangements to pick up.
COMMUNITY COVID TESTS AVAILABLE: While our nurses continue to conduct diagnostic testing in school and make take home antigen tests available on an as needed basis, there are times families want to have more testing done, such as before or after an event. We have been told that by April 4, families who wish to have antigen tests may make an appointment at a State of Vermont testing site to obtain up to eight rapid antigen tests or one LAMP test per appointment for their use at home.