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Thursday, March 04, 2021


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 

Resources for Students and Families

(Links to all organizations are provided as a courtesy and are not maintained or monitored by RISD).

Given our challenging economic times, more and more families are feeling the pinch.  The area resources listed below may be helpful.


  • Rivendell Academy Free and Reduced Breakfast and Lunch Program – You may obtain a free/reduced lunch application from Angel Parkin.  By qualifying for free or reduced lunch, your child will either receive a free breakfast and lunch, or those qualifying for reduced will receive a free breakfast and lunch.  Students and staff are not made aware of which students are receiving a free or reduced lunch and those students qualifying receive a Personal Identification Number (PIN) just like all students. This free and reduced breakfast and lunch information is kept confidential.


  • If you need legal help, New Hampshire Legal Services Legal Advice and Referral Center can be reached by calling 1-800-639-5920 and Vermont Legal Aid at 1-800-747-5022.


  • If you do not have a doctor or health insurance:
    • Good Neighbor Health Clinic: 802-295-1868
    • Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth (CHAD): 603-653-9663
    • Alice Peck Day Hospital: 603-448-3121
    • Red Logan Dental Clinic: 802-295-7573
    • Vermont Health Connect: 855-899-9600
    • New Hampshire: https://nheasy.nh.gov/#/ or 877-464-2447


Area Food Shelves:

  • Bradford Churches Food Shelf: Site: Town Hall, Bradford Academy
  • United Church of Chelsea:Site: North Common, Chelsea. Please contact the church at 802-685-4874 to confirm days and times
  • Town of Thetford Food Shelf: Site: Town Hall, Route 113
  • West Fairlee Community Food Shelf: Site: West Fairlee Community Building
  • Fairlee Community Church (also serves Orford residents)

Community Resources (Upper Valley Strong):

Visit Upper Valley Strong for resources to help with a variety of needs (housing, mental, food) at www.uvstrong.org

Fuel and Electric Assistance

  • Tri-County Community Action Program: 603-968-3560
  • For emergency assistance, you may contact your town clerk:

    • Fairlee: Georgette Wolf-Ludwig: 802-333-4363

    • Orford: Deborah Hadlock or administrative assistant, Sheri Clifford: 603-353-4889

    • Vershire: Gene Craft: 802-685-2227

    • West Fairlee: Rhonda Cook: 802-333-9696








  • Kiwanis Club of the Upper Valley has donated some backpacks and school supplies for students.  Please contact your school counselor if your child could use one.



If you need help getting in touch with any area assistance programs, please contact your school counselor and/or school nurse.


Homeless Liaison

Emily Cousens (603) 353-4321 (Option 2) at Rivendell Academy

504 Coordinator

Jan Cole 603-353-2170 Rivendell District Office

School Counselors

Emily Cousens (grades 7-8) 603-353-4321 Rivendell Academy
Nancy Hall (grades 9 -12) 603-353-4321 Rivendell Academy
Ann O'Hearn 802-333-4668 Westshire Elementary School
Ann O'Hearn 802-333-9755 Samuel Morey Elementary School

School Nurses

Creigh Moffatt  603-353-4321 x5 Rivendell Academy
Jessica Gould 802-333-4668 Westshire Elementary School
Jessical Gould 802-333-9755 Samuel Morey Elementary School