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Wednesday, April 08, 2020


Important Notice

COVID-19 UPDATE (March 15, 2020)
All Rivendell Schools will be closed starting March 15, 2020 for the remainder of the school year
Please check our new section COVID-19 Information on the website

Annual District Meeting 
The Rivendell Interstate School District Annual Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, March 17, 2020
at Rivendell Academy has been POSTPONED (tentative date May 5, 2020).

Greetings from Gail

December 20, 2013sme122013 2

As the holiday season approaches, I hope you share my goal of taking a breath, being appreciative, and having some meaningful time with family. My granddaughter is 2 1/2 and has more understanding of what Christmas is about this year and it should prove to be a magical time for my family. My son and daughter-in-law are also expecting twin boys and they are due to arrive around Christmas; so we may get a special holiday gift this year!!

sme122013 1In education we are thankful for the opportunities to impact young lives. Our students are the reason we are here. Their learning and progress is our mission.. At SME we have much to be thankful for. We first thank our parents. They help on a daily basis. They volunteer in the classroom, on field trips and serve on the CSO, Community School Organization. At every level, when we need something, there are parents willing to step up and fill the need. I can't tell you how much I appreciate all that you do. You are wonderful!!

Thanks to our fabulous CSO for organizing the Halloween Dance, this year's fundraiser, and RIF (Reading is Fundamental). We also thank the Fairlee Fire Department for our guest visitor at the end of every holiday concert with bags of candy.

As we start the second half of the year, here's the focus of our work:

SME and WES staff have been working hard on getting ready for the new common core set of educational standards and assessments. Both schools have been working on the common core standards for the last two years and believe our instruction already matches the new standards. Rivendell has always supported technology and continues to expose students to new technologies and to provide technology experiences for our students. We have a new IPad lab this year and will be adding to them next year. Technology is used to administer the new assessment. Elementary teachers took a sample assessment on the computers to see what our students will be expected to do. We will continue to expose our students to assessments using technology to better prepare them.

Lastly, as we enter this season of giving, let's think hard about the greatest gifts here at SME which is the gift of education and the opportunity to teach your children. Have a wonderful holiday and see you in 2014.

December 20, 2013 Newsletter