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Saturday, September 19, 2020


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Rivendell Interstate School District Roofing Project Invitation to Bid

Rivendell invites bids for repair or replacement of a shingled main pitched roof section at: Rivendell Academy, Orford, NH.   Click here for more information

We will be offering free meals to ALL STUDENTS.

Meals will begin on Monday, August 31, 2020. They will be available for pick up every day at 10:30am at your choice of school. If your child is in school, meals will be available during your school’s meal time.
The components for meals that will be sent home will be the same that was provided in the spring and summer. Menus for meals served at school will be posted at your child’s school and on the Rivendell website.
Letter to Parents: Free Meal Extension

Superintendent Updates

August 19, 2020
Good Afternoon,

I hope you and your families are well and have been able to enjoy the summer. Understandably, we have had several requests from parents about childcare for essential workers. As you know it is extremely difficult to determine who is an essential worker per the guidance from our respective states. When I reviewed the regulations, it would appear that 80% of our workforce could claim to be essential, which makes it difficult to establish guidelines for us to follow as a school district. Therefore, we have established our own criteria listed below. If you feel like you meet these criterion please send an e-mail to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The following criteria need to be met to qualify for our essential care program:

  • Both parents when applicable must be deemed essential workers.
  • Childcare options for the respective state you live in must be explored and ruled out because of logistics and or availability. Vermont residents should contact the Family Place at 802-649-3268 and ask for a childcare referral. New Hampshire residents should do the same through their state agent, NH Childcare Aware at 603-578-1386. They most likely will refer you to Care.com if you wish to skip the formalities.
  • Your employer must provide a written statement that indicates the need for you to be physically at work.
  • Must be able to drop off no earlier than 8AM and pick up no later than 3PM.
  • Essential worker care is no longer a reimbursable cost for the school district and therefore will require us to charge a fee of $45 per day per enrolled child. Your payment will need to be received prior to your child’s first day of the week.

Thank you for being patient as we work to find a solution for essential worker families during this difficult time. My hope is to begin offering care within the district starting September 8th. Please contact your building administrator if you have specific questions related to your childcare needs.

Best regards,

Barrett Williams
Rivendell Interstate School District

Superintendent updates about Reopening of Schools

August 4, 2020 Superintendent Letter to families about reopening 

RISD Family Resouce Guide
Reopening of Schools Amidst COVID-19
Issued: July 16, 2020
Revised: August 4, 2020


School Reopening Parent Survey

We must make the BEST plan for a different kind of school this fall and need the input of ALL parents and/or those caring for a student of RISD. This intentionally simple, brief and anonymous survey will help us see through the fog as educators. If primary caregivers views differ greatly – please complete two surveys for those involved in boarding/driving students to school. We thank you in advance for your candid thoughts about the RISD reopening. We seek to understand how to serve you, your student and your family safely and realistically in evolving times.

Click here to access the School Reopening Parent Survey


2020 - 2021 Calendar

August 20-25: Teacher Inservice

August 26: First Day of School for Students

September 7: Labor Day Break

September 28: Teacher Inservice

RISD 2020-21 Calendar

Summer Choice Boards

Students can have some fun with learning and challenge themselves to doing some reading and math during the summer.

Kindergarten Choice Boards
1st Grade Choice Boards
2nd Grade Choice Boards
3rd Grade Choice Boards
4th Grade Choice Boards
5th Grade Choice Boards