RSU #34 confirms 5-day in-person learning for PK, Kindergarten, and 1st Grade Students Whose Families Requested It
Dear RSU #34 community, Our staff continues working hard on planning a safe, effective, and engaging 2020-2021 school year. We appreciate your patience, ideas, and offers...
Dear RSU #34 Schools’ Families, We continue to make progress in our plans regarding the return to school this fall. Governor Mills today released updated guidance to...
Health Advisory System reflects relative risk by county, updated requirements to safely reopen schools promote public health AUGUSTA — The Mills Administration...
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Dr. Jon Doty
Dear RSU #34 community, as the calendar turns to August and we still navigate a pandemic together, we know you have many questions, worries, and wonders about the 2020-2021 school year. Our team has been working toward a safe and effective 2020-2021 school year since April. We are working hard to bring students back in-person as often as possible within state and federal requirements and reasonable precautions for the safety of all involved. We continually update and revise our plans as the scientific and medical community learn more about the novel coronavirus, and as we learn from nations and states with earlier school start dates. Please let us know your questions here; we will use this information to update a FAQ that will become publicly available late on Wednesday, August 12th. https://forms.gle/FaeejQT2ERDAWyEr7 Please joining us in washing hands, wearing masks, and keeping distance to keep the community spread of COVID-19 slow! Our community and state have worked very hard and sacrificed to keep the spread slow since March; thank you and let's keep it up!
Dr. Jon Doty
RSU #34 community, we're working to prepare for everything that may come our way this year, and know access to devices at both home and school is important. Our older students will be able to take devices back and forth as normal, but if you've seen how many mittens a little kid loses each week, you know they need a different plan! If you do any weekend cleaning, please keep an eye out for older laptops & chargers that may not be of use at home anymore. We anticipate a community-wide effort in the next few weeks in collaboration with an awesome partner to help collect, rehab, and redistribute older computers to kids in our schools that will use them at home. There's a well-regarded program called CloudReady/NeverWare that can turn some really old machines into devices similar to ChromeBooks. If you have any contacts in the business community that may have access to a number of decommissioned computers, we'd appreciate that outreach as well! Thank you - we have an awesome community! https://guide.neverware.com/supported-devices/
RSU #34 will be finalizing in-person enrollments based on survey form feedback and enrollments through August 14th. New enrollments or family preferences for remote or in-person learning expressed after that point will be processed as they come in. At minimum new enrollees will be supported in remote learning, and will be offered in-person learning as space allows. That space will not necessarily be in the school the child would normally attend based on address, in which case families may need to provide transportation.
Check out https://www.rsu34.org/employment-applications-and-vacancies for Job Openings at RSU 34 for the 20-21 school year!
Dr. Jon Doty
Required parent form for RSU #34 students - Fall 2020 Dear Parents/Guardians of RSU #34 Children, Our district has put together a form through which parents/guardians will inform the schools of their family’s plans and needs for the upcoming start to the school year. Please submit one form per RSU #34 student in order for us to coordinate family plans PreK-12. We estimate this form will take no more than 5 minutes per student to complete. Please submit this form as soon as possible and no later than Friday, July 31st. You can watch the presentation of our planning to the School Board here: https://www.rsu34.org/article/272060?org=rsu-34 RSU #34 anticipates needing to move flexibly between three “lanes” in 2020-2021, depending on things such as community transmission rates of the novel coronavirus and the rates of student and staff illnesses with symptoms similar to COVID-19. These lanes are: fully remote learning, a combination of in-person and remote learning, and in-person learning five days per week. Families that wish to participate remotely all year long may do so. More details and background about the district’s plan can be found here (tinyurl.com/y9o23gmk). Here is the link to the form: https://forms.gle/qzbHRsjgZQuNAkuNA Any questions should be directed to the building principal of your student. Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter. We thank you for your hard work, patience, and community spirit supporting our children throughout the pandemic. Sincerely, RSU #34 Planning Team