Throughout the years, OTES has been the recipient of generous support from many local businesses. We have decided that during these difficult times, it is appropriate for...
OTES Family Update October 16, 2020 🟥At Home Screener: When Your Student Should Stay Home Please review the updated At Home Screener (October 9, 2020) and use it each...
PTC Minutes from October 7, 2020 https://docs.google.com/docume...
Progress reports are coming home today if they have not already. If you have any questions, please reach out to your student's teacher. Included in the link below are some helpful tips for home-to-school communication anytime. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/559172/RSU__34_Guide_to_Referrals_and_Parent_Communication.pdf
We are about halfway through the first trimester at OTES and welcome parent/guardian feedback on this three question survey. Thank you! https://forms.gle/ZURwgDWFnCKRr9rM8
OTES families, WE NEED YOUR HELP! Please fill out and return the form linked here or the paper form sent home with some 4th and 5th graders today, Tuesday, and all others starting Wednesday or Thursday. If you believe it doesn't apply to you, just sign the bottom of the form and return it. This information allows us to get extra federal money, and all information will be kept confidential. Forms must be returned to OTES by October 15. Thank you! https://www.rsu34.org/o/rsu-34/browse/171211
🍂Family Update October 2, 2020🍂 🍂Important Reminders Friday, October 9th: RSU #34 Schools In Session Monday, October 12th: No School in Observance of Indigenous Peoples’ Day 🍂Remote Learning Expectations for ALL Students - Currently in place for 4th, 5th and remote-only learners Please take some time to review these expectations so you are prepared for your student’s remote learning days or should we need to transition to remote learning for in-person students. This remote learning is different than last spring! All work is required, unless noted, and attendance and grades are being recorded. If you have any questions, please reach out to your student’s teacher or the office. Expectations are pictured below and linked here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/14POhg96xY84oWXrvVMgUBjwZi4DZy31hVCPYCp5XGDQ/edit?usp=sharing 🍂Lost and Found We are beginning to accumulate lost and found items. If you student is missing something specific, please have them ask their teacher for permission to go to the lost and found. You can also communicate this with the teacher or the office as well. We want to do our best to return items to students, but also maintain hygiene protocols. 🍂Fully Shutting Down Devices We have found that many tech issues can be resolved by fully shutting down the device on a regular basis, such as at the end of each school day. This allows the computer to update and restart when necessary, helping with many issues. Please encourage your student to do this! 🍂Parent Teacher Club (PTC) Meeting Our next PTC meeting will be held on October 7th via ZOOM. Here's the link to the meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89101356863?pwd=MEFSRVlhVlM5RU5pTWI0T2JBWnVZdz09 Meeting ID: 891 0135 6863 Passcode: Pb7vgy Here is this month’s agenda: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zKOhCW2fydWl7fIHUxOizjLC5YllF0X9N7_kCkA-t2I/edit?usp=sharing and the minutes to the September Meeting: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ykTJdzZwfmpIndPlvq7bG39rRkf1r64baHO4z4bTs0w/edit?usp=sharing 🍂No Broadband Internet or Cellular Service If your family lives in a location where there is no broadband or cellular service, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or 827-1544. The State of Maine is seeking information to meet the needs of our student and staff population. 🍂Walk to School Walk to School Days are some of our favorite days here at OTES! Even given our COVID-19 restrictions, we feel we can make this event fun and safe! Join us on these days at Perkins Avenue Park at 7:20am. Students, staff and families wearing masks and observing physical distancing from others are welcome! We have set up two days during each week, so that students in our hybrid model can participate. Join us on these dates: Friday 10/9, Tuesday 10/13, Friday 10/30, Tuesday 11/3, Friday 11/13, Tuesday 11/17. 🍂Remote Learning Assistance with the Old Town-Orono YMCA The Old Town - Orono YMCA is partnering with RSU #34 to offer remote learning assistance free of charge for all RSU #34 students and families that could use help. The YMCA will be staffed from 7:30a to 2:00p everyday with volunteer tutors and staff to support students who require assistance. Working closely with RSU #34 educators and administration, our goal is to provide a safe and supportive environment for your student. Breakfast and lunch will be provided at no cost by the RSU #34 Food Service Department. There is limited space and priority shall be given to children of essential workers as well as those families with financial need. The funding for this program is provided through a federal grant that is guaranteed through December 30, 2020.For More Information please contact your child's school or Andrew Walker at the Old Town - Orono YMCA at (207) 827-9622 or www.otoymca.org 🍂Thank you for all of your hard work in making the first month of school successful!🍂 view image
At approximately 10:30 this morning, OTES did secure our school briefly, as a precaution. This means that for a short time, students and staff were all brought in the building and remained securely inside. Otherwise, routines and learning went on as normal. At no point was student safety in jeopardy. Please contact us at 827-1544 if you have any questions.