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Thursday, March 04, 2021

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RIVENDELL INTERSTATE SCHOOL DISTRICT
BUDGET and VOTING INFORMATION
Click here to download the Budget and Voting Information Mailer

Information Sessions via Zoom
6:30 pm Tuesday Feb. 23, 2021
6:30 pm Tuesday March 9, 2021
Meetings will be recorded. For access to recordings and instructions on how to connect to the meeting visit www.rivendellschool.org
or call 603-353-2170 x2136.

Annual Meeting Information

ANNUAL MEETING: Due to COVID restrictions, there will be no in-person meeting this year.

ANNUAL REPORT: This year’s annual report will be created to be more user friendly, economical, and practical. Our hope is that most community members will be able to access the report electronically on the local listservs and website. We will provide each town office with hard copies and mail hard copies to anyone who emails a request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by March 4th.

VOTING: Voting on the budget and officers will be by Australian ballot. In the interest of keeping our poll-workers safe, we are once again encouraging everyone to vote by mail. Ballots will be mailed to each registered voter in an envelope labeled “Official Rivendell Ballot Enclosed.” If you do not receive your ballot by March 1st, please contact your Town Clerk. Voted ballots must be received at your town office by 3PM March 16th. For those desiring to vote in person or to drop off a ballot, polls will be open at Rivendell Academy 5-7PM on March 16th.

INFORMATION MEETINGS: There will be two information meetings held remotely via Zoom. This is your chance to learn about the budget, ask questions and offer comments. You can dial in on your phone or connect through the internet. 

  • 6:30PM Tuesday, March 9 
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Health Service

Rivendell is concerned with student physical well being. Scientific research indicates a positive relationship between adequate nutrition and physical activity as they relate to academic success. Poor nutrition and lack of physical activity can place students at a higher risk for diseases such as diabetes, obesity, and other health ailments. Federal and state laws mandate that school districts provide students with healthy food choices while in school, whether the students are obtaining food and/or beverages form the Food Service Program, school stores, vending machines or other sources.

Rivendell schools will provide students and families with educational opportunities regarding healthychoices in nutrition. Educational opportunities will include formal academic instruction in health, physical education, family and consumer science and science classes. Other opportunities could include individual counseling by school nursing personnel, dietary direction by athletic coaches and an explanation of food choices provided by the school food service. Acceptable carry-in food for entire classes is addressed under this policy. Food brought from home for individual consumption is excluded from this policy.

Nutrition

All foods available during the school day will meet or exceed the District's nutrition standards. Such offerings will meet or exceed the regulations and guidance issued by the US Secretary of Agriculture as applicable to schools. Schools in the District will offer food choices that are nutrient dense per calorie, have low fat and low sugar content, are of a moderate portion size, and include a variety of fruits and vegetables. Foods should be served with consideration toward variety, appeal, taste, safety and packaging to ensure that students will participate in consuming high quality meals. Students shall be provided with adequate time to consume meals. During the school day, the Vermont and New Hampshire School
Nutrition Guidelines will apply to the school lunch and breakfast programs, all food and beverages sold in vending machines and school stores. Classroom parties/celebrations, communal snacks, meetings, fundraising activities or any school sponsored activities on school grounds should seek to provide foods with high nutritional value. 

Physical Activity

The purpose of the Rivendell physical activity policy is to promote daily participation in physical activity for all students. The goal is to promote and maintain physical fitness and to provide students with the opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills needed to understand the short and long term benefits of physical activity. Physical activities offered may include, but are not limited to, recess periods, physical education classes, walking programs, the integration of physical activities into the academic curriculum and after-school programs, including intramurals and interscholastic athletics and physical activity clubs. Rivendell recognizes that sixty (60) minutes of moderate to vigorous daily exercise is a goal for students.

 

This goal may be accomplished through a combination of the following:

    • A sequential physical education program;
    • Time in the elementary school day for supervised recess with physical activities encouraged;
    • Opportunities and encouragement for students to initiate and voluntarily participate in beforeand-after-school physical activity or programs, such as intramurals, clubs, etc; and
    • School support for community recreation and youth sports programs and agencies that complement physical activity programs.


Health Service Staff
Rivendell Academy

Westshire Elementary

Samuel Morey Elementary

 

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