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Monday, November 24, 2014


Upcoming Events

Mon Nov 24 @ 5:30PM - 08:30PM
jv/vg girls scrimmage vs Kearsarge
Wed Nov 26
No School - Teacher Inservice
Thu Nov 27
No School - Thanksgiving Recess
Fri Nov 28
No School - Thanksgiving Recess
Sat Nov 29 @10:00AM - 01:30PM
Var Boys Jamboree @ Randolph
Tue Dec 02 @ 5:00PM - 08:30PM
jv/vb scrimmage vs St. Johnsbury Academy
Tue Dec 02 @ 5:00PM - 08:30PM
jv/vg scrimmage @ St. Johnsbury
Tue Dec 02 @ 6:00PM -
School Board Meeting
Fri Dec 05 @ 5:30PM - 08:45PM
vg/vb vs. Twin Valley
Sat Dec 06 @ 7:00AM - 06:00PM
Orford/Fairlee Lions Club Basketball Tournament
Sun Dec 07 @ 7:00AM - 06:00PM
Orford/Fairlee Lions Club Basketball Tournament
Sun Dec 07 @ 5:30PM - 07:00PM
RA: Leo's Club Installation Ceremony
Mon Dec 08 @ 6:30PM -
Special School Board Meeting
Tue Dec 09
WES Holiday Concert
Wed Dec 10 @ 5:30PM - 08:00PM
7/8 boys and girls bb @ Thetford
Thu Dec 11 @ 5:30PM - 08:45PM
jv/vg @ Springfield
Thu Dec 11 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
jv/vb @ Oxbow
Thu Dec 11 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM
RA Choral Holiday Concert
Fri Dec 12 @ 3:30PM - 05:30PM
Art From the Heart Holiday Gift Making Event
Fri Dec 12 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
RA: Winter Ball

Dear Parents and Guardians,

As you know, we continue to be conscientious and deliberate about improving and enhancing our support systems for safety, security, health, and wellness for all of our Rivendell schools. Each year we review our safety and security plans, we access our automated communication system to communicate quickly when necessary, and we implement safety drills. Also, every day we promote a respectful and safe school community through our work with students.

This year we are pleased to inform you of an additional safety and security measure we have taken. Like many schools, both in the local area as well as throughout the country, we have installed a locked door system for the primary doors at each of our schools. Following the entrance of students in the morning, these doors will be locked at 8:30 a.m. If you should need to enter the building after that time, you will need to request entrance through a simple "buzz in" system. You may be asked to identify yourself and to share the reason for entering. The doors will remain locked until approximately 2:45 p.m. and then will be opened for dismissal. We do not expect this to be difficult but do realize it is a change, thus, we want you to be informed.

Although we want to maintain a welcoming, friendly, school environment, especially for our parents, we need to be diligent about minimizing the risk regarding safety and security. Thank you for your support of this new procedure.


Brenda L. Needham

Latest News

Art From the Heart Holiday Gift Making Event

For the families of Westshire and Samuel Morey
Date: Friday, December 12, 2014
Time: 3:30-5:30
Place: WES Gymnasium


Snow Days, School Closings and Delays

On bad weather days, when school has not been cancelled, we may have a two hour delay. In this case, bus arrival times will be delayed two hours. If the bus usually arrives at 7:00 a.m., it will come at 9:00. All schools that normally start at 8:00 will begin two hours later at 10:00. Students should not be dropped off at school before 9:30 for a 10:00 start. When we have a delay, please note that breakfast will NOT be served. On inclement weather days, listen to the radio or television, check our website, or wait for the phone call from our Operations Director, Gary Collins, for more information. We have updated our Alert Now phone system to SchoolReach. This message should call your home by 6:00 a.m.

Holiday Concerts at Rivendell Schools

Students have been preparing for their annual holiday concerts. This year's theme is "Home for the Holidays".
Westshire invites community, friends, and families on Wednesday, December 9th at 6:00 p.m. for their holiday concert.

Samuel Morey will host the community, friends and families for the Holiday Concert for Grades 3-6 on Tuesday, December 17th. The holiday concert for Grades K-2 will be on December 18th.

All concerts start at 6:00 p.m. Students should arrive at 5:45 and go directly to their classrooms. There is no supervision before 5:45.

Students will be singing a repertoire of songs from Africa, Israel and also a few familiar, traditional Christmas tunes. Drums, hand bells, jingle bells, Orff instruments and kazoos are among the varied instruments included to accompany the singing!
Please join us.