Weekly Update

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Friday, April 15th

On Friday, April 15th (the final day of school before April break) we are going to hold a school-wide clean up day in the afternoon, weather permitting.  Students will attend classes during the first four periods of the day and then break for lunch around noon, before moving to an area that they have signed up for to work with staff on clean up.  While most of these areas are outside, there are a few things that we are doing inside the building.  Students are encouraged to wear attire which is conducive to cleaning up and getting a little bit dirty.  :)

If the weather man does not cooperate, we will stay the course and continue with our normal schedule of academic classes in the afternoon.  We will plan to make a decision for Friday, by the end of the day on Wednesday.

As an aside, we would really like to request the help of parents with this venture.  From a small group of students we have heard questions like - “Is this a senior skip day?”  or  “How can I be dismissed for the day?”  I would really like to see our students rally around helping to give back and make our campus and building a better place by helping us on Friday afternoon as we clean up both inside and outside.  It can be a lot of fun and we want to try to make it that.  I would like to see our students take the mindset of giving back to their school and providing the service of taking care of their school instead of thinking of ways to get out of it.  Can  you help us by having that conversation with your own student and by NOT dismissing them?  If we do not get community support, this may be the last time we attempt this. Thank you in advance! 

Upcoming Dates

April break runs from April 18th thru April 22nd.  Classes resume on Monday, April 25th.

Doors Opening

Beginning after April break, we will be moving our time back to 8:00 to open the front doors.  Students who chose to come in at this time will report to the cafeteria until 8:10, when the rest of the building opens up. 


Just a reminder that students who have a high number of unexcused absences during this semester could potentially earn a CO (Credit Only).  If your student has 9 or more unexcused absences in any class (cumulative quarters 3 and 4), please have them reach out to their school counselor. 

Spring Sports Schedules:

For the most up to date information, changes, and season schedules - please follow us in our social media accounts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and of course our school app/website - 

Here is the link to our schedules online - Schedule Link 

If you do not already have it, remember our RSU 34 app 

Found in the app store for Android or Apple 

Other Illness

While we’re emerging from the Omicron surge, and seeing fewer COVID cases in RSU #34, we are seeing increases in other viral illnesses.  We want to keep our kids healthy and learning in school.  Please remember to keep your child home when they’re sick, and if they have a fever to keep them home for 24 hours after the fever ends (without the use of fever-reducing medications). 

Please remember to do the daily screening for COVID symptoms before your child gets on the bus or goes to school:  link

If you do a home COVID test for one of our students, please include a picture of the test when you communicate with your school nurse

Selection of Courses 2022-2023

Guidance staff have been visiting English classes this week to start the selection process for classes next year.  We still have a few classes left to see, but if you’d like to check your student’s choices you can see those on Infinite Campus.  When you are logged in, click on More under the menu, then on Course Registration, then on 22-23 Old Town High School.  They are able to make changes until April 8th.  If you have any questions, please reach out to your student’s school counselor.  To view the program of studies, click here.  To view the list of courses by department, click here,

Prom 2022

Raffle tickets need to be turned in by Thursday, April 14th and the winners will be announced on Friday, April 15th.   Prom tickets will be on sale after break and the cost is $25 per person.  Students who are planning to bring a guest from outside of OTHS must turn in a completed guest pass by Wednesday, May 12th.  

Senior Parents & Students

Yearbook is now offering ads for Senior Parents.  If you order online the costs range from $80 to $300 and are available through Josten's website.  If you don’t want to use the website, you can email Mrs. Turner for more information.  christina.turner@rsu34.org .  

The last day to submit an ad is May 12, 2022.

Senior Slideshow -  as many of you may know during Graduation and/or Awards Night there is a Senior Slideshow that has been played. There has been a continuous trend year after year where less and less parents and students send in photos for this slideshow. Due to this, something that is supposed to highlight an entire group of graduates ends up highlighting a small group of certain students.  Christina Turner is ready for you to send in photos for the senior slideshow. She will be collecting them until May 1st. If at this time we do not have seventy percent of the senior class represented in the slideshow we will not be having one this year. We apologize in advance if this happens, however, please use the next few months as an opportunity to encourage students and their parents to submit photos.

OTHS  Yearbook

The 2022 OTHS Yearbook is now on sale! 

The cost is $80

To purchase:    http://jostensyearbooks.com?ref=A03269000

If you have any questions, please reach out to us.

Thank you for all of your support.  

Scott Gordon

Amy Ketch 

Jeremy Bousquet