We know, we know, summer break just started, but we wanted to make you aware of summer 2020 learning opportunities. Read the descriptions below to see what works for you...
Michelle Reesman will be taking over the helm from Lynn Mayer in the library this fall. We are excited for our school and the many kids impacted by our library crew!
We are accepting Kindergarten Registration Forms for our new K students entering in the fall of 2020. Although we do not know about our process for screening new students,...
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
Final Remote Learning Family/Public Update 6/12/20 ✅Attendance Check In Attendance has been taken today for the final time, so please contact your student's teacher about their week if you have not done so already. ⛳️Virtual Field Day If you participated in any Virtual Field Day activities, make sure you submit your scores today! https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1ZAqUP2DS2fcYY4v0Ukv_w0dvC1y0-reSGg60fCs0Yag/present?fbclid=IwAR2_x488Mg9QFehTVTENMRLIVnOsXjWu_8d5ArsRDeMCis3GbfGz28oTH8k&slide=id.p 📩Report Cards Report cards have been issued for the 2019-2020 school year. Students attending their end of year celebrations received their report card in person. Students or additional custodial parents/guardians who were not in attendance will receive their student’s report card in the mail. If you have any questions or concerns about your student’s report card, please reach out to the teacher first, and then Dr. Tuell or Mrs. Mitchell if you have further issues. Typically, your student’s teacher for the following year is listed on the report card, however classroom placements will not be made until August this year and families will be notified at that time. 📝Missed Packets/Make Up Work If your student missed any weeks of remote learning and you would like to cover those packets over the summer, all weeks at all grade levels are available in the OTES vestibule Monday through Friday from 8am-2pm for easy pick up. 📚OTES Library Book Return OTES Library books can be returned at OTES next week Monday through Friday from 8am-2pm. If you have a book to return and cannot make these hours, please contact us here at school at 827-1544. Thank you for returning our school’s books! 🍎Thursday, June 18th Meal Pick Up Free student meals will be available on a first-come-first-served basis on Thursday, June 18th at OTHS from 10am-12pm and a summer meal schedule will be shared soon. Call 827-3908 to reserve your student’s meal or visit www.rsu34.org, our RSU #34 ME app, or follow the RSU #34 Food Service Facebook page for updates. 🌠Coming Soon! Next week, we will post about the launch of our Online Summer Book Fair and summer learning opportunities! These will include a fun school-wide reading challenge, summer activity game boards, and virtual options for K-2 and 3-5. Check out your report card envelopes and watch for those posts. We will also be sharing fun pictures and videos as we look back on our incredible year!
Remote Learning Family/Public Update 6/11/20 We have been so busy with celebrations, that we haven't posted an update. Here is the latest information! 🚌 Final Meal Distribution TODAY, Thursday, June 11th! Meal Pick Up Thursday, June 18th Today, Thursday, June 11th, we will distribute a week’s worth of meals via buses for the final time this spring. Meals will be available Thursday, June 18th at OTHS from 10am-12pm and a summer meal schedule will be shared soon. Visit www.rsu34.org, our RSU #34 ME app, or follow the RSU #34 Food Service Facebook page for updates. ⛳️Virtual Field Day Mrs. Beaulieu has launched an amazing virtual at-home field day! Check it out, complete the fun activities, and submit your score card. Questions? Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1ZAqUP2DS2fcYY4v0Ukv_w0dvC1y0-reSGg60fCs0Yag/present?fbclid=IwAR2_x488Mg9QFehTVTENMRLIVnOsXjWu_8d5ArsRDeMCis3GbfGz28oTH8k&slide=id.p 🏅Gift Certificate Winners Yesterday, we entered all of the OTES students who completed their work last week into an online spinner and found five random winners of gift cards to local businesses. Thank you to the Old Town-Orono Kiwanis as well as the Warren Rand Memorial Fund and Richard May Memorial Fund for sponsoring these gift cards! These gift cards will arrive in the mail soon! We will be holding drawings like this each week, so keep up the good work! This week's winners were: Griffin T. in kindergarten to IGA Quinn C. in kindergarten to Governor’s Logan B. in 5th grade to Pat’s Aubrey S. in 4th grade to OTO Raelynn B. in 1st grade to Hannaford 📚OTES Library Book Return OTES Library books can be returned at OTES next week Monday through Friday from 8am-2pm. If you have a book to return and cannot make these hours, please contact us here at school at 827-1544. Thank you for returning our school’s books! 🎉Drive Through Celebrations Thank you to all the families who have attended celebrations so far and who are planning to attend today. We hope that these drive up visits have provided a sense of closure and celebration with your student’s teacher. While they are not the summer send offs we envisioned, we have been thrilled to see so many students and families! Celebrations remaining are below. Please remember we will all be practicing safe interactions, either staying in vehicles or keeping a 6 foot distance and wearing masks. All of these celebrations are voluntary and a “goodbye” can be arranged with your teacher if you feel uncomfortable attending. 3️⃣Thursday, June 11th Third Grade 2-3pm Red Community (Mrs.Gilbert, Mrs.White and Mrs.Reinzo) 3-4pm Yellow Community (Mrs.Doty and Mrs.Sullivan) 2️⃣Thursday, June 11th Second Grade 4-6pm for Ms. LaBree, Mrs. Vose, Mrs. Sugar and Mrs. Stevens, Mrs. Keane has her own celebration scheduled
Remote Learning Family/Public Update 6/5/20 👍Great Job and One Week Left! The last day of school will be Friday, June 12th. Keep up the great work for one more week! We had 93% of OTES students present for remote learning as of this afternoon. If your student and family have been participating all along, keep it up! If you have had your challenges throughout this time, let’s finish on a good note. This last week offers learning, fun, and an important sense of closure for your student! 🎉Drive Through Celebrations We will be celebrating each grade with a drive through event at OTES sometime next week. Please check in with your student’s teacher for specifics. We will be observing social distancing precautions during this time and ask that you do as well. All of these celebrations are voluntary and a “goodbye” can be arranged with your teacher if you feel uncomfortable attending. 4️⃣EDITED: Monday, June 8th Fourth Grade 3-4pm Yellow Community (Mrs. DeFroscia, Mrs.Thompson and Mrs.Ouellette), 4:15-5:15pm Red Community (Mr. Rand and Mrs. Dexter) 🔷Tuesday, June 9th Kindergarten 4-6pm 5️⃣Wednesday, June 10th 5th grade 11-11:30am Ms.St. Peter, 11:30am-12pm Ms. Madden, 12-12:30pm Mrs. Miller, 12:30-1pm Mrs. LaFrance, 1-1:30pm Mrs.Feero 1️⃣Wednesday, June 10th First Grade 4-6pm 3️⃣Thursday, June 11th Third Grade 2-3pm Red Community (Mrs.Gilbert, Mrs.White and Mrs.Reinzo) 3-4pm Yellow Community (Mrs.Doty and Mrs.Sullivan) 2️⃣Thursday, June 11th Second Grade 4-6pm for Ms. LaBree, Mrs. Vose, Mrs. Sugar and Mrs. Stevens, Mrs. Keane has her own celebration scheduled ☎️Teacher End of Year Phone Call Throughout the next week, your student’s teacher will be reaching out with a direct phone call to you. Please take a few minutes to answer or call them back at your convenience. They will be covering a couple important things on their call: 📞Your feedback specific to their class and OTES 📞The summer learning opportunities being offered by our district 📞The status of your district issued laptop (if you have one) 📞Checking in with your student 🗣Reach Out To Your Student’s Teacher About Work Completion Each Friday, we take attendance at OTES for the week. In order for your student to be marked as present for the week, we must have documentation of their work. Also, if at any time your student makes up work at a later date, please contact the teacher! Make up packets from past weeks are available at OTES through June 18th from 8am-2pm.
Remote Learning Family/Public Update 6/3/20 🚌 Work Packet and Meal Distribution TOMORROW, Thursday, June 4th! A reminder that required student work packets for next week, June 8th-June 12th, the last week of the school year, will be available by bus TOMORROW, Thursday, June 4th! This will be the only bus distribution of that week's materials. Please go out to your bus stop and ASK for the packets you need. Your other options are to: Access the materials digitally at www.rsu34.org or pick packets up tomorrow 6/4 or Friday 6/5 at OTES, VRS or AES from 8am-2pm, or tomorrow, Thursday 6/4, at the OTHS meal pick up site from 10am-12pm. Packets from past weeks are also available online and at OTES for any work that needs to be made up. 🍎Meal Distribution for June 11th and June 18th On Thursday, June 11th, we will distribute a week’s worth of meals via buses for the final time this spring. Meals will be available Thursday, June 18th at OTHS from 10am-12pm and a summer meal schedule will be shared soon. 🏅Gift Certificate Winners Today we entered all of the OTES students who completed their work last week into an online spinner and found five random winners of gift cards to local businesses. Thank you to the Old Town-Orono Kiwanis as well as the Warren Rand Memorial Fund and Richard May Memorial Fund for sponsoring these gift cards! These gift cards will arrive in the mail soon! We will be holding drawings like this each week, so keep up the good work! This week's winners were: Oliva T. in 3rd grade to IGA Zoe U. in kindergarten to Governor’s Makailyn H. in kindergarten to Governor’s Olivia S. in 2nd grade to OTO Maice S. in 5th grade to Hannaford