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Rivendell Appoints New Principals

May 30, 2019
Dear Rivendell Community,
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Steven Lindemann as principal of Samuel Morey Elementary School and Timm Judas as principal of Westshire Elementary School effective July 1, 2019. Many thanks to all who helped with the search process.

The board decided at its April 4th meeting to return to the model of one principal dedicated to each school. The 13-person search committee was charged with finding two leaders to work as peers in making our schools the best they can be. The committee met with teachers, parents, and community members to identify what to look for in a candidate. Communication and interpersonal skills ranked high on the list, along with a demonstrated capacity to solve problems and build trust. School climate, behavior, and instructional leadership were also common themes. The committee looked through applications, conducted initial interviews, and set up a schedule for each of the finalists to spend a full day at the schools. This process played out over several weeks with the first two candidates visiting May 6th and the final two May 22nd. (If it feels like you’ve been waiting for a long time for an official announcement, you are right!) Reference checking started as soon as each finalist was identified. After each round of visits, the committee met to review feedback from teachers, staff, parents, community members and share what was learned from reference-checking. While some conversations took longer than others, the committee made the unanimous decision to recommend these two candidates to the school board.

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SummerScapes Updates

Plans for SummerScapes continue to progress. Although our plans not totally set in stone, we did want to keep our families updated.

Mornings for grades 1-3 will be themed based with teachers such as Mrs. Fritchie, Mrs. Duval, Miss Rice and Mrs. Sobetzer. Mrs. McGowan, Mrs. Martel and Mrs. Cole will be sharing their time between the youngers and the elders.
Afternoons for the youngers will be fun! We’ve got sprinklers, hoses, outside games, maker space and swim lessons on our agenda.

Grades 4-6 will also have engaging mornings with Mr. Reichert and Ms. Sobetzer, with sprinkles of Mrs. McGowan and Mrs. Martel and other guest teachers.

For the olders afternoon workshops will consist of Potions and Lotions, tennis, music and theater, jewelry making, PE with Miss Otis, swim lessons at Indian Pond, Farm to Table and much more!

Sunscreen, bathing suits, and towels will be a must! Don’t forget to sign up!

K-12 Combined Choral Concert

Tuesday, May 28th, 6:30 p.m. RA Gymnasium
Rivendell Interstate School Districts presents K-12 Combined Choral Concert featuring Students from Samuel Morey, Westshire, and Rivendell Academy
Click here for more information.

 

Visions Summer Program 2019

To Kindergarten through Fifth Grade Parents –

Several of us have been working hard to develop a summer program for your children and are happy to announce that we will have a summer program that we hope will meet the needs of our children and families.
Details:
Monday through Friday, July 8 – August 2, 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM at Samuel Morey Elementary
Morning academics at no cost
Afternoons to explore, learn and play

Afternoon cost:

  • $150 per week for first sibling, $100 for subsequent siblings
  • $100 per week for families receiving reduced hot lunch, $75 for subsequent siblings
  • $75 per week per child for families receiving free hot lunch

Includes breakfast, snacks, lunch, transportation (morning and end of day express bus) and all activities

Please note that tuition must be paid each week in advance, no exceptions. Please use this registration form below and return to your school administration assistant to enroll your child. Some of you filled out a previous form which was helpful to gauge interest. This is the official form must be returned no later than May 31, 2019.

For more information please contact Jan Cole.

Meet the Principal Forum

We would like to invite you to meet two more candidates for the Rivendell elementary principal jobs Wednesday, May 22. The forum will take place from 5:30 – 6:30 pm in the library at Westshire Elementary School. Each candidate will have an opportunity to speak for 10-15 minutes and then answer questions. We strongly encourage you to participate in this forum and submit feedback for the committee to consider. There will be childcare and pizza available for kids – out on the playground if the weather is good.

We hope to see you and welcome your participation and feedback.

Rivendell Principals Search Committee
Brenda Gray, Keri Gelenian, Emily Lloyd, Ann O’Hearn, Carole Bando, Rachael Weber, Jennifer Hallmartel, Tami Sullivan, Makenna Goodman, Rebecca Wurdak, Kathy Hooke, David Ricker, Barrett Williams

2019-2020 District Calendar

2019-2020 Rivendell Interstate School District Calendar (Approved by School Board 02/05/2019)

Schedules for the 2019 Spring Sports

Softball
Varsity Baseball
JV Baseball
Middle School Baseball

Contact Ross Convertino with questions or for additional information.

REQUEST for PROPOSAL

Rivendell Interstate School District Secure Building Access Upgrade

The Rivendell Interstate School District invites qualified vendors to submit proposals for the purchase and installation of an electronic exterior keyless entry system and new exterior door locks to meet the needs of the Rivendell Academy campus.

Request for Proposal

Request for Proposal (Amendment 2/27/2019)

Bus Survey

Dear Families,
Please help us gather some data to see if we are able to consolidate or reconfigure bus runs. If you have more than one child and the information is different, please fill out this form more than once. https://goo.gl/NL4344

Order your Rivendell Apparel!

The VISIONS After School Program  is taking orders for Rivendell Raptors Apparel.
Click here to download your Rivendell Apparel Order Form

For $5.00 per you can add your name to the sleeve of your sweatshirt. For $7.00 you can add your name to the back of your shirt.