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Saturday, May 26, 2018


Upcoming Events

Sat May 26 @11:00AM -
Baseball (V) vs Whitchester
Mon May 28
No School/Memorial Day
Wed May 30
SME Step up Day to Rivendell Academy
Wed May 30 @ 3:00PM -
7/8 Baseball @ Oxbow
Fri Jun 01
ROCKS! Celebration
Tue Jun 05 @ 6:30PM -
School Board Meeting
Thu Jun 07 @ 6:00PM -
Senior Night
Sat Jun 09 @11:00AM -
RA Graduation
Mon Jun 11 @11:00AM -
WES 4th Grade Step-up Assembly
Wed Jun 13 @ 9:00AM - 03:00PM
WES Field Day
Thu Jun 14 @ 8:00AM - 11:30PM
SME Field Day
Mon Jun 18 @ 8:00AM - 01:00PM
Last Day of School for Students
Tue Jun 19
Teacher Inservice

New RISD Elementary Principal Nominee

Dear Rivendell Families and Staff,

I am pleased to announce that I will be nominating Ms. Julie Donahue as the next elementary principal in the Rivendell Interstate School District. Ms. Donahue has been an educator for approximately 20 years, with the last 4 years as principal of the Concord (VT) Elementary School.

Ms. Donahue was initially one of seven interviewees with a search committee made up of teachers, parents, a School Board member and administrators. She was then one of three finalists who visited the district on Thursday (4/12/18). While visiting WES and SME, she was able to meet with staff, a small group of students and community members. She also had an in-depth interview with the Leadership Team and the Superintendent.

References commented on Ms. Donahue's deep knowledge of project-based learning; her connections to students, families and staff; and her transformational leadership. We are so thrilled to have Ms. Donahue joining us as of July 1, 2018. She will be nominated to the school Board on May 1st at our regular Board meeting.

Elaine Arbour
Superintendent of Schools


Public Notice

RISD Community Meeting, March 27, 2018 Slideshow Presentation

2007 Snapshot of the Rivendell Interstate School District (Prepared by Raymond J. Proulx)

The Rivendell Review Committee scheduled for April 24 at 6:30PM has been postponed to May 7, 6:30 at Westshire Elementary School, West Fairlee, VT

Meeting Minutes for Rivendell Review Committee Meeting, May 7, 2018, 6:30 p.m., Westshire Elementary School, West Fairlee, VT

Agenda: Rivendell Review Committee Meeting, May 14, 2018, 6:30 p.m. District Office, Orford, NH

RISD School Board Meeting May 1, 2018, 6:30 p.m.; Westshire Elementary School, West Fairlee, VT

2018  Annual District Report

2017-2018 Rivendell Interstate School District Calendar
 (Approved by School Board 04/04/2017)
2018-2019 Rivendell Interstate School District Calendar (Approved by School Board 02/06/2018)

Board Meeting Minutes


Latest News

Cycling to Quebec City

During a two-week bike trip to Quebec City and back, Rivendell Academy students will explore Vermont and Quebec, study with the teacher chaperones and learn to work towards challenging goals they will set for themselves before the trip. Prior to the trip the students will train, research, plan, journal, and fundraise. During the trip they will continue their learning and journaling. Upon their return, students will share their experiences through the presentations to appropriate audiences.
They have set up a website and blog to find out more about the trip follow and their adventure


April 28 Saturday, Westshire Elementary School 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM

May 12 Saturday, Samuel Morey Elementary School 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM

If your child will be five years old on or before August 31, 2018, and your town of residence is Fairlee, Orford, Vershire or West Fairlee, please contact the appropriate elementary school listed below as soon as possible to pre-register your child for Kindergarten and to set up a time for orientation.

Fairlee or Orford Residents –
Call Amanda Perry at 802-333-9755

Vershire or West Fairlee Residents –
Call Amber Kilduff at 802-333-4668

2018 - 2019 RISD Calendar

2018-2019 Rivendell Interstate School District Calendar (Approved by School Board 02/06/2018)

Academy Spring Sports

We are excited to announce that we are now offering the convenience of online registration through FamilyID. FamilyID is a secure registration platform that provides you with an easy, user-friendly way to register for our programs, and helps us to be more administratively efficient and environmentally responsible. When you register through FamilyID, the system keeps track of your information in your FamilyID profile. You enter your information only once for each family member for multiple uses and multiple programs.

  • A parent/guardian should register by clicking on this link.
  • Please click here for instructions to set up your FamilyID account