As we begin another school year, I first want to thank the citizens of RSU #34 for your continued support. At the annual school budget meeting and validation...
September 16, 2020 Board Meeting RSU#34 September 2020 Board Meeting Wednesday September 16 6:30 pm David Walker is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic:...
In response to questions regarding childcare, Board member Moriah Geer offered the following:I wanted to reach out with some information that I think may be helpful to some...
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Dr. Jon Doty
Our River Runners program has released their September newsletter! You can meet the newest Program Manager, learn about how 7th graders can jointhe program, and more here! https://5il.co/lbfo River Runners is a partnership with the YMCA, and is inspired by Trekkers, Inc. and their 10 Youth Programming Principles and is part of the Emanuel and Pauline A. Lerner Foundation’s Aspirations Incubator Program (a pilot initiative focused on establishing long-term, mentoring-based youth development models in eight rural communities and small cities across Maine). view image
Dr. Jon Doty
Dear RSU #34 Community, Our community, inside and outside of school, is doing a fantastic job of keeping the spread of COVID-19 slow. We greatly appreciate the efforts of our students, their families, our staff, and the community around us to help keep people safe and avoid school disruptions. Thank you! Please remember how important it is to do home screening every single day; this is required for all students and staff. Here are the questions to ask: https://www.maine.gov/doe/sites/maine.gov.doe/files/inline-files/Pre-Screening%20Tool_2.pdf (in addition to those COVID-related questions, please also stay home until 24 hours after vomiting/diarrhea - like in any year!) There are two tools that can guide this screening, and help speed up the entry process at our schools. Anyone can use our screening tool on a smartphone or computer: https://forms.gle/DYu3rGgMsyfmFvym7 Northern Light makes a similar screening tool that is also OK: https://covid.northernlighthealth.org/covidsportscheck It is extremely important that public health experts can follow up quickly with confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19. Two of our staff members are on-call 24-7 to get information from the CDC about local cases, and use that information to help keep our students and staff safe. To report a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 in the RSU #34 community, call 207-827-7171 and choose menu option Zero. You can also report a confirmed or suspected case using this webform: tinyurl.com/y4hsp7k3 You’ve likely seen in the past weeks how much a small handful of positive cases have impacted learning at other Maine school districts and at post-secondary institutions. We’ve seen statewide, nationally, and worldwide how quickly the novel coronavirus can spread when given the opportunity. For more information about how to protect the people around you, and yourselves, please visit the Maine CDC website: https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/mecdc/infectious-disease/epi/airborne/coronavirus/index.shtml Thank you for your hard work to keep our schools and community safe! view image
Dr. Jon Doty
*Substitute Teaching in RSU #34* Have you ever thought of being a substitute teacher in Alton, Bradley, or Old Town? Here is a short list of some of the benefits: *A second income that can certainly come in handy for the upcoming heating season. *Flexibility: You get to pick the age level of the students, and which days you’d like to work! *An excellent opportunity to gain experience in the teaching field - especially if you are considering teaching as a career. *You will quickly become immersed in the school community and truly have an impact on the lives of children. *There is no better job reference than one that involves experience working with children. *RSU #34 kids are amazing!!! Applications are available at the Superintendent’s Office located at Leonard Middle School. Call 827-7171 for more information. view image
Dr. Jon Doty
Free Meals for All Children Through December 2020 RSU #34 Food Service staff is working hard to keep up with the demands and changes that have come our way, and we would like to send a huge THANK YOU to RSU #34 students, parents, staff, and community members for your continued support over the last six months. We will continue to offer meals both in the classroom and curbside throughout the fall season. These meals, both breakfast and lunch, will be free to all students (including full time, hybrid, and fully remote learners) as well as non-students and siblings up to and including the age of 18 and regardless of enrollment or eligibility, through December 31, 2020. However, we do still need to have families with enrolled students submit a meal application in order to continue to qualify for this benefit, so please submit as usual prior to October 15th, or at any point during the school year if you experience a drop in income. Applications have been sent home with students, may be obtained by calling the Food Service Office, or may be completed online at www.nlappscloud.com. Our curbside distribution is at Old Town High School, 203 Stillwater Ave., Old Town, from 9:30 – 10:30 every school day. Both breakfast and lunch will be provided. If your child is in school that day, they will be offered meals in school. On the days that the student is not in school, either the student or the parent/guardian may pick up the meals for that day. Calls to reserve meals by 6:00 AM on the pickup day will be greatly appreciated so that we can meet the demand. One call for the week is sufficient if you are planning to pick up every day. If your child is a student in RSU 34 and has documented allergies on file with us, please let us know ahead of the pickup day. For students who are in school for learning, we will be delivering meals to the classrooms. Please let us know about any food allergies by completing the Medical Statement for Special Dietary Needs, even if they are bringing their meals from home. These forms must be completed by your child’s medical provider and returned to our office for us to provide the requested substitutions. A la carte items are available, including extra milk or milk purchased to go with lunch brought from home. Very soon options will increase at the high school level. To purchase these items, there must be funds available on your student’s account. We will not be handling money while we are delivering meals to the classrooms, so please pay by check or online. You may either send in a check payable to RSU 34 Food Service to your child’s school office, or mail it to RSU #34 Food Service, 156 Oak Street, Old Town, Maine 04468. You may also pay online at www.myschoolbucks.com. My School Bucks is a simple online payment service that provides a quick and easy way to add money to your student’s meal account using a credit/debit card or electronic check. You can also check balances, and set-up low balance alerts for FREE! My School Bucks provides: • Available 24/7 on the web or with the Mobile App for your iPhone, Android, or Windows phone! • Make payments for all your students, even if they attend different schools within the district. • Set low balance alerts, view account activity, set up recurring/automatic payments, & more! • Make payments using credit/debit cards and electronic checks. • My School Bucks adheres to the highest security standards. • Enrollment is easy! 1. Go to www.MySchoolBucks.com and register for a free account. You will receive a confirmation email with a link to activate your account. 2. Add your students using their school name and student ID. 3. Make a payment to your students’ accounts with your credit/debit card or electronic check. 4. A program fee will apply. You will have the opportunity to review any fees and cancel if you choose before you are charged. Please do not hesitate to call our office if you have questions or concerns that are not addressed here. Information, applications, menus, and all forms may also be requested by calling the RSU #34 Food Service Office, 207-827-3908, or they may be found on our web page, http://rsu34me.apptegy.us/o/rsu-34/page/food-service--124 Wishing you all a successful school year, Stephanie Salley, Food Service Director, and Kim Hayward, Food Service Clerk Non-Discriminatory & Civil Rights Information: In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: email@example.com. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. The Maine Human Rights Act prohibits discrimination because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, religion, ancestry or national origin. Complaints of discrimination must be filed at the office of the Maine Human Rights Commission, 51 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333-0051. If you wish to file a discrimination complaint electronically, visit the Human Rights Commission website at https://www.maine.gov/mhrc/file/instructions and complete an intake questionnaire. Maine is an equal opportunity provider.