Dear Parents/Guardians

Halloween is upon us already! We have had enough tricks in the past 20 months and are ready for treats! Please be safe this weekend and enjoy the holiday treats.

This email covers

  • Optional Testing Available for Students Ages 5 and up

    • Results should be in on Friday mornings early!

  • End of OVU 1st quarter

  • School Board Meetings and Board Openings

Optional Testing Available for Students Ages 5 and Up at Schools

In an email sent on Oct 20, I notified parents of optional PCR testing available at schools, every other Wed starting Oct 27. The testing is optional and not required. To participate, a consent form must be on file from a parent. Testing will be done in school using a nasal swab and test results will be sent to parents by email from the lab. 

Please go to this web page to give consent or ask your school for a consent form. CIC Health COVID-19 Testing for Schools Consent webpage 

  • You will get a verification email from Binx, the lab used in the tests, to tell you how to set up an account to get your results. Results should be in your account on Friday early morning. 

 Here is a video that explains the process of testing. COVID-19 testing in Vermont: How take your own sample


Otter Valley parents, please be aware the 1st quarter is coming to an end at OV. You can check your child’s portal this weekend for any final assignments or grades. 

School Board Meetings and Board Openings

In August, Board meetings returned to in-person meetings with a zoom option for those who wish to attend virtually. Meeting information can be found on the district calendar or on the district website,,  

  • OVUU Board meets Nov. 3, 6 pm @ OVUHS Library

  • BUU Board meets Nov. 15, 6 pm. 

  • RNESU Board meets Nov. 17, 5 pm @ Neshobe School

Interested in serving on a school board? Go to the school board page on to learn what seats are open and to get a petition.

Enjoy the weekend. 


Jeanné Collins, Superintendent of RNESU

School Safety Hotline # (844) 723-3488 or or text to 274637, type in keyword SAFE4VT and then your tip