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Neshobe School

OVUU Elementary School Choice

A Message from Jeanne Collins; Superintendent of RNESU:

Dear Parents & Guardians,

The Otter Valley Unified Union School District has opened up elementary school choice within the 5 schools in the district starting in August 2017. To apply for another school, please fill out the application form and read the FAQs about the process. First consideration will be given to applications in by 
March 30, 2017. Capacity of the requested school and grade will be the primary factor in consideration, as noted in the policy. 

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Principals Corner

The end of the school year is in sight, and there are many new exciting learning opportunities and activities happening before our last day on Wednesday, June 21.  This time of year requires a delicate balancing act between completing the year and the need to begin planning for the next school year.

Ensuring the safety of our students and staff is a priority at our school.  For years, we have practiced fire, evacuation, and clear the halls drills so all students and staff would know what to do in the case of an emergency. In an emergency, it will be essential that we can all respond automatically to the situation.

This fall, RNESU adopted a new safety procedure known as A.L.I.C.E.  A.L.I.C.E. is an acronym for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate.  Research is showing that this plan has been identified as the best solution to prepare staff and students through education on how to respond to an armed intruder.  The A.L.I.C.E. plan uses technology and information so the staff and student can make informed decisions in a crisis.  All staff has been trained in how to respond to an active shooter or other dangers using A.L.I.C.E protocols.  This spring we will begin to talk with our students and train them to be able to think about their own safety should an incident occur.  As an educator and parent, I find this to be a very difficult subject to think about.  But I also know that planning and training are the most effective tools we have.  I have invited Deputy Chief John Sly (an A.L.I.C.E. trainer, Rutland Town Police Dept. and School Resource Officer) to offer another Parents’ Information night on Tuesday, May 9, at 7:00 p.m. in our Library.  If you are unable to attend, I am available to meet with you.

On Thursday, June 15, Neshobe School invites you join us in our CELEBRATION OF STUDENT LEARNING and GRADUATION CHALLENGE” from 6:30-7:30 p.m.  Student work completed throughout the year will be on display in their classrooms K-5.  The Sixth Grade Graduation Challenge projects will be on display in the Library.

Neshobe School will again be hosting the Naturalization Ceremony for 63 people from 29 countries to become American citizens on Wednesday, May 10.  Our fifth and sixth graders have the opportunity to see first-hand what they have been learning about in their classrooms.  They will be singing, “Funga Alafia, Song of Welcome” arranged by Jill Gallina and “We are the People of the 1st Century” by Teresa Jennings.  The fifth graders will perform a choral read of the Preamble to the Constitution.  This is a very moving ceremony and a strong reminder of how blessed we are to live in the United States of America.

On Saturday, May 13, Fifty Neshobe girls will participate at the state level 5K Girls on the Run race held at the Rutland Fairgrounds beginning at 10:00 a.m.  It is a powerful experience to be there with girls from around the state, especially, our Neshobe girls!

Wishing you a wonderful May!


Neshobe School Guidance

Please contact our Guidance Counselor,
Ms. Spaulding, with any questions and/or concerns.

Thank you.