Weekly Update

Thursday, May 5, 2022

Senior Parents

  1. Class Dues are now being collected in the Main Office at OTHS. The cost is $50.00 and covers graduation expenses, including flowers, pictures, setup, etc. Please make payment to RSU #34 by Friday, May 27th.  If your family needs help with this cost, please reach out to their school counselor. 

  2. If your student has received scholarships from their college or outside agency, please bring a copy to the guidance office as soon as possible.  We can not announce what we do not know.  Please don’t assume that we know - colleges do not send us copies of acceptance letters or scholarships.

Schedule - 2022/2023

We have had a group of teachers meeting since early February to look at our current schedule and as a committee, we have decided to change our schedule.  There were several factors that the committee considered including an intervention time where students have access to all of their teachers.  They also felt that everyone would benefit from a more predictable schedule.  We are moving back to an alternating day block schedule.  This means that students will have 4 classes per day and those classes will meet every other day.  The committee will continue to meet over the summer to discuss the structure of this intervention period.  More information to come.

The link to the bell schedule can be found here: 



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 Assessments

Starting on May 9th, all students in grades 9 to 11 will take the NWEA assessment in English, Math, and Social Studies classes.  These are required assessments by the State of Maine.  In addition, all juniors will take the Science Assessment on May 24, 25, & 26 during period 2.  

Dress Code

As the warmer weather continues, please be mindful of our dress code.  When they come to school, students should have no private parts exposed and typical undergarments should be covered at all times, this includes sports bras and bralettes.  All clothing should be opaque.  

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

Prom 2022

Prom tickets will be on sale during lunches starting Wednesday, April 27th during lunches.  Tickets are $25 per person.  Juniors and seniors who are bringing students from outside of OTHS need to complete a guest pass before tickets can be purchased.  All guest passes must be turned in no later than 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.

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