Superintendent Update: LRUEMS - Facility Director Search is underway. Go to schoolspring.com to see the posting. OCSU - We are still looking to fill the District Nurse position. The Boards are completing a full review of the VSBA Required Policies. Next year we will review Recommended and additional Policies to complete a full review The Onboarding Process for hiring new faculty and staff for the 2024-2025 school year is underway. Go to OCSU.org for more information!
The preschool has been bustling with lots of activity! Siskin will be joining us three times over the next few weeks. Our first visit from them included cross country skiing! It is a learning process, and there is some falling down, but for the most part, they do really well. We are excited to see what their next visit brings!
Just a reminder that OCSU has its own app! Apple iPhone store: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/orleans-central-su/id6446097189 Google Play store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.apptegy.orleanscsu&pli=1 Check us out!
Check out the video below for a glimpse into the life of an EMS student: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1u-yjTdmsQE7Pnfoo2UKdsUv0185g7gxO/view?usp=sharing Thanks to Tiffany Harvey, Nick Helms, and Kyle Chadburn for assistance filming, and a big shout-out to all the staff and students who welcomed us into their classrooms!
Check out the latest OCSU district music newsletter! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1BV9fr3uE2yMkrqwyjwtOKqRuKd55av5n/view?usp=sharing
All are invited to the LRUHS music department Mardis Gras variety show! The event is Monday, February 12, 6:30pm, at the Irasburg Town Hall.
K-8 Reconfiguration Data Collection Dear Orleans Central Supervisory Union Parents and Guardians; The Lake Region Elementary Middle School District Board is researching the possibility of implementing a grade band reconfiguration across our six K-8 schools for next year (August 2024). This process requires the review of data and various models in order to make a well-informed decision. If you want to follow the discussion, please go to the OCSU.org website and under the Board Option you will find board meeting agendas and minutes. One of the data points that must be collected is feedback and input from our families. If you have or will have a child(ren) in one of our K-8 schools during the 2024-2025 school year (from the towns of Albany, Barton, Brownington, Glover, Irasburg, Orleans and Westmore), please take a few minutes to complete this online survey. PLEASE use this link: https://forms.gle/9FCsmuvHJHG3hX6A9 If you are unable to complete it electronically, please stop in at one of our school’s offices or the Central Office on 130 Kinsey Road in Barton to fill out a paper copy. We appreciate your time and effort in this process. We need to collect all feedback and input from this survey by Wednesday, February 7th at 4:00 p.m. If you need assistance, feel free to contact any of the principal offices or call my office at 802-525-1204.
Lake Region Union High School Board Opening The LR board is looking to fill a vacancy on the board with a legal resident from the town of Glover. This position is currently vacant and the board will hope to fill at elections on March 20, 2024 at the Annual Meeting. If you are interested, please attend the annual meeting (7:30 pm at LR). For resources on being a school board member, visit: vtvsba.org
Check out the OCSU Resources and Notices page for information on addressing peer pressure, as well as resources on protecting students from online drug dealers. https://www.ocsu.org/page/public-notices
OCSU is hiring! Check out https://www.ocsu.org/page/employment-opportunities for a listing of current opportunities. If you are interested in becoming a substitute, scroll below the ad board and download the sub packet for more information.
Get on Board! Pre-Board Candidate Training December 12, 2023 6:00-7:00pm The VT School Boards Association (VSBA) recognizes the value that diversity brings to school board governance. Therefore, VSBA is helping districts increase the number of qualified candidates who run for open seats and improve representation on boards. WHY? For a number of years there’s been a growing number of school districts that have had to fill board member vacancies via appointments rather than through the electoral process. By identifying resources, removing barriers and delivering information,VSBA hopes to encourage community members to consider engaging in the important service school boards provide. Please take this opportunity to learn how you can “get on board” and help make the decisions that will shape our children’s future. REGISTER HERE: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_vzIzyUPaRAmaJpyyAUZyGA#/registration
LRUEMSD Board Meeting 12-11-23 VIRTUAL ONLY Due to the weather, the school board chair has decided to hold tonight's LRUEMSD board meeting VIRTUAL ONLY. Stay home and stay safe. Log in:meet.google.com/ekf-cgwu-kwi Join by phone:(US) +1 484-531-2223 PIN: 135 000 663# Stay home and stay safe.
Mary Farnsworth, Mariah Gariepy, Lee Penniman, and Bobby Walls-Thumma recently presented at the Annual Vermont Alliance for the Social Studies Conference on using music to teach social protest via the C3 Inquiry method and as historical evidence.
Congratulations to Albany Community School. "Congratulations on the impressive efforts of you and your staff to support students and families/caregivers by maintaining your Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) implementation during the 2022-2023 school year."
The 2023-23 middle school basketball schedule is online. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1AKeDtmeO1HR75wOuk3yobFef-KKmKyqDtzhX0YkMAI8/edit#gid=0 Please note changes may occur due to weather or other circumstances. Check your school athletics page for additional information.
Would you or your student like to be involved in planning what the future of middle level education might look like in OCSU? Please consider joining us for a Visioning Workshop with TruexCullins on Thursday, December 14th at Lake Region Union High School. Those who would like to participate in the workshop must fill out the Google Form linked below by Wednesday, December 6th. If you'd like to attend and just observe, you're welcome to do that as well! https://forms.gle/7zryo8hB6HabkC527
Here is more information on the 43rd Annual Outstanding Educator Day: article about the event: https://www.uvm.edu/news/cess/elevating-educators-elevate-learning photos: https://andyduback.photoshelter.com/gallery/2023-1114/G000086jIEbtd7yg/C0000F9H8VbT6f9M
OCSU is pleased to share the 43rd annual UVM Outstanding Educator Day recording! Lindsay Davis and Adrienne D’Olimpio were OCSU's award recipients this year. To view the fill recording, click here: https://youtu.be/QucFEKdmH48?feature=shared To see Lindsay Davis spotlighted, click here: https://youtu.be/QucFEKdmH48?feature=shared&t=2818 To see Adrienne D’Olimpio spotlighted, click here: https://youtu.be/QucFEKdmH48?feature=shared&t=2989 Congratulations to Lindsay, Adrienne, and all our talented staff on Orleans Central Supervisory Union!
OCSU Parents and Guardians, We need your help! We want to create an after-school and summer program that is helpful to your child and convenient for you. The survey below will only take a few minutes to fill out. Please complete the survey by December 1st, 2023. If you have any questions, please contact Rachelle Gray, email@example.com. Thank you for your time! https://forms.gle/HZKiemFERjVLuYzk7