As I wrap up my fourth year as your Superintendent, I am reflecting on how thankful I am to be a part of RSU 10. I am proud of our District and how hard all of our staff are working to continue our quest to do better for our students. Everyday I see staff and students striking that balance between being healthy and safe and being present in-person and participating virtually. What a challenge this has been for all of us! As we continue our work to be better with remote learning we also are seeking ways to allow students to be in-person learning for more time and have more students move from fully remote to in-person. This is being considered by each school individually. PLEASE continue following our guidelines to stay healthy and safe! Help us keep Oxford County Green!! Happy Thanksgiving! Deb Alden
Wednesday, November 18th at 10am! FREE FOOD BOX at MVHS 2nd Entrance. More details: https://5il.co/n3ha
Oxford Hills Technical School learned today that there is a confirmed outbreak of COVID-19 in their school. Students will not return to that school until November 30 (after Thanksgiving). Students will be fully remote for all Region 11 classes during this time. There is no impact on classes at Buckfield Jr/Sr High School. Please review this letter at https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Y95GtOIZkqv8QqNlf7c7JVTNVMAaBdWg/view
FREE food boxes! Wednesday October 28th starting at 9:30am at Mountain Valley High School (2nd driveway student parking lot) till all the boxes are gone. This will be a drive thru food distribution. Please stay in your car. Food boxes will have 12 pounds of produce, 5 pounds of meat, and 5 pounds of dairy, and accompanied by a gallon of 2% milk.
Celebrate National Principals Month with me this October! Check out www.principalsmonth.org for activity ideas. #ThankAPrincipal
Technical difficulties with today’s girls varsity soccer broadcast using Season Cast. If you wish to view this game visit Buckfield Athletics page on Facebook.
Buckfield Varsity Girls soccer is set to host Mtn Valley High School today at 4 pm. With COVID precautions in place, spectators are not allowed at the game. The game will be live streamed via Season Cast. Visit https://buckfieldsports.mylivegame.com/, or download the Season Cast streaming app, and follow Buckfield Athletics to view from your own device. The BJSHS Boys Varsity Soccer team will play today at 6 pm at Mtn Valley, and that game can be viewed online through the Mtn Valley Athletics Facebook page.
Pre-screening for school in-person attendance As of Friday, October 16, 2020 RSU 10 will no longer be using MyMed Bot for Pre-screening to come to school. Instead we ask everyone to follow these Pre-screening questions found at this link: https://5il.co/m1yc If you have any questions please contact your school nurse. Thank you!
Please complete the Community Survey on Racism at this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1TC9pObWgNpTuma50HKyhKA1QzNEWZJp5BsVBFl6OK8Y/viewform?gxids=7628&edit_requested=true
Important School Nutrition Message for the Nezinscot Region: Meal deliveries for our remote learners in the Nezinscot region will start on Monday, October 5th. This includes both fully-remote & hybrid students. These deliveries will take place on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for those who have requested delivery. Weekly meals are free of charge. We ask that you place a box, tote, or laundry basket near the end of your driveway in a visible spot. These are considered no contact deliveries and we will place your meals in the container you provide for us. If there is nothing to place meals in, they will not be left The bus will be leaving BJSHS at approximately 9 am. A 2-pack meal (2 breakfasts and 2 lunches) for each student will be given on each of those days. If you would like to know more about being added to the meal delivery route, please contact: Rossie Kyllonen at 336-2151 ext. 308
Please see the Updated Return to School Handbook at this link and note the Yellow highlighted changes: https://5il.co/lr01
Region 11 is not having students attend in person today or tomorrow (Sept 29 & 30), and both of these days are remote learning days for students who would be attending Region 11. Additionally, on Thursday & Friday (October 1 & 2) Region 11 is not having students attend either in person or remote. We appreciate your understanding, and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Important Notice: In keeping with the Maine DOE Framework for Reopening Schools, Oxford County has been designated "Yellow". This designation does allow BJSHS to continue with our Hybrid model for student learning, and will not change our current school day programming. Unfortunately, this designation does cause the cancelation of all in-person extra-curricular activities at our school for at least one week, starting today. We continue to be impressed by the hard work of students and families, and ask you all to be safe during this time. Please reach out to the school with any questions.
Picture Days are coming. Picture Day this fall at BJSHS will actually take place over two separate days this year. Lifetouch will be here to take pictures for Cohort B & D students on Thursday, October 1, and then return on Monday, October 5 for Cohort A & C students. Cohorts C & D are remote cohorts, and should plan to arrive between 8:30 - 9:30, and check in at the main office. For information about ordering pictures online, visit mylifetouch.com, and use code EVTGDFZB6.
Below are resources to help parents and students with technology. We will offer a virtual parent training on technology for elementary schools this Friday, 9/25 at noon. A Zoom link will be sent out. Elementary School Parent Remote Learning Resources https://5il.co/lcfz MS/HS Parent Remote Learning Resources https://5il.co/lcg0
Clarification Notice: Athletic and co-curricular activities in the Nezinscot Region of RSU 10 are not under suspension. There was a message sent earlier today from RSU 10 that indicated athletic and co-curricular activities are suspended, however that message relates only to schools in the Mountain Valley Region of RSU 10. Please visit the BJSHS athletics web page, https://buckfield.rschoolteams.com/, for the latest information about BJSHS athletics.
Dear Parent/Guardian, The RSU #10 Nutrition Program now has a convenient online Free and Reduced meal Application process . Even though meals through December 31st are at no cost, our school still needs to process meal applications for meal eligibility. Please feel free to contact the Nutrition office at 369-5560 X 8227 if you have questions regarding the online process. Thank you, School Nutrition Parent Letter: https://5il.co/kzr6 NutriCloud Flyer: https://5il.co/kzr5
Please visit this link for return to school Student Arrival & Departure Procedures. (https://tinyurl.com/y4ajx5es) We are looking forward to students returning to school this week. In-person learners in Cohort A will be at school Tuesday & Wednesday this week, while Cohort B is at school on Thursday & Friday. See you soon!
Please remember to get your child registered for athletics through our new online form. Many have still not registered. This MUST be completed before your child can start pre-season on the 14th. https://bjshs-ar.rschooltoday.com/
The September 2020 Student/Family Remote Learning Expectations Handbook is here! https://5il.co/kiuh * The Table of Contents is clickable. * Information may be updated * More training videos will be coming
We are looking forward to getting back to school here in RSU 10. Teachers will be here next week and everyone will be busy putting all the finishing touches together for a healthy and safe beginning of the school year. I wanted to send a reminder found at this link: https://5il.co/jhuq regarding the six(6) requirements from the MDOE for coming to our school buildings. For more information please go to the doe.maine.gov website and review the Framework for Re-opening Schools.
Attention Parents! In an effort to get class rosters, schedules, staffing and bus routes completed we need to ask for no additional changes to registration for in-person vs. remote learning after today. Your cooperation will help us be ready for the start of our school year! Thank you, Deb Alden
Please check out the up to date changes to the Parent/Student Handbook at this link! https://5il.co/jxra
OOPS!! Wrong number for Nurses interested in working in RSU 10 - MVMS Correct number is 369-5560!! Hope you will still call if interested!!
Good Afternoon RSU 10 is desperately looking for a Nurse or Nurses to cover services in Mountain Valley Middle School from September through December 22. This would be on days and times students are in attendance. 7:45-1:00 M, T, Th, F -not on Wednesdays! If interested please call 369-6650. Spread the Word!!
Reminder -- Virtual Community Staff Forum Mtg TODAY 6:00 - 8:00 PM Join Zoom Meeting https://networkmaine.zoom.us/j/83952615644 Meeting ID: 839 5261 5644
This video will help explain how to complete the Returning to School Registration form. Thank you! https://youtu.be/RbHTp2OzWMU
RSU 10 is collecting preliminary information about returning to school this fall. By completing the survey, you are not making a commitment to in-person or remote learning, just sharing your current feelings. There is space in the form to give information for up to three children. If you have more kids than that in RSU 10 schools, please complete the form more than once. Thanks for your input! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfM0V5vWjY5D5VHigYlFINBnTJNVzaoKLV5Vi6AKSlYHyXg4g/viewform
https://5il.co/iiq1 7/21/20 - Update from DOE regarding the MINIMUM requirements to return to learning in schools
Parents/Guardians - Here is a link that should work even without a Google email! https://forms.gle/BkJZpWCBNM5zCC737
Parents and Guardians - Please complete the short Transportation Questionnaire at this link! Thank you!! https://forms.gle/EFJs4rC2dDomMQtU6
At the link you will find the latest from the Governor’s office regarding return to school planning and information. We will be watching our area closely for the “Green, Yellow, Red” zone indications. We would want to be a “Green” designation Aug. 7 moving forward to consider a return to school. As our 4 Committees meet we will put out more information. Additionally, look for more surveys with specific questions to assist us in our preparations. https://www.maine.gov/governor/mills/news/protect-health-students-staff-mills-administration-provides-public-health-guidance-financial
At the link you will find the latest from the Governor’s office regarding return to school planning and information. We will be watching our area closely for the “Green, Yellow, Red” zone indications. We would want to be a “Green” designation Aug. 7 moving forward to consider a return to school. As our 4 Committees meet we will put out more information. Additionally, look for more surveys with specific questions to assist us in our preparations. 7/17/20 - Latest Info. from Governor's Office
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/mainefamilysurvey MDOE Family survey about returning to school in the fall. Please take a moment to complete.
https://5il.co/hy1d Here is the link to the latest MDOE update regarding a survey coming regarding the return to School!
https://5il.co/hsdd Here is the link to the latest release from MDOE regarding the reopening of schools!
Maine Principal's Association releases guidance for High School Athletics as our High Schools work with coaches, athletes and parents to develop safe workout and conditioning plans https://5il.co/hsbz
In honor of Juneteenth and the work that we, in the RSU 10 community, must do!! Let's learn and improve together...please take a moment to read the following https://5il.co/he67
In recognition of May 1, 2020 being designated National School Lunch Heroes Day, Governor Janet Mills and the Department of Education have created a special thank you video for school nutrition teams, volunteers and all school staff across Maine. https://youtu.be/vY1wKGXAfdI
COVID-19 RESOURCE: Stress & Coping https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/managing-stress-anxiety.html
Distance Learning Spirit Week Day 5! Thanks to all of the organizers and participators! Remember next week is April Break. Thanks to our nutrition, custodial staff and volunteers, meals will still be served on Tuesday and Friday 4/21 and 4/24! Take care everyone!
Day 5 Distance Learning Spirit Day! We made it!! Thanks you to the organizers and participators! Remember next week is April Break. Thanks to our Nutrition, Custodial staff and volunteers, meals will be available on Tuesday and Friday 4/21, 4/24!! Take care everyone!
Due to power and internet outages, we are postponing our regularly scheduled board meeting tonight 4/13. Thank you and sorry for the inconvenience.
So I wonder how many students out there caught the spelling errors on my sign this morning??? If you did, you get a gold star today!! HeaLth care workers are our HeroEs. This is a lesson for us all to slow down and concentrate more on what we are doing!! 😉
We thank our Nutrition staff and others helping make meal delivery possible. Please follow the protocols that are in place and have been recommended in the following: https://maine.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a582edd6473e477ef6307c769&id=2f443d9db0&e=54403a2977
BJSHS main office will be open Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 11:00, and by appointment. Many learning packets, laptops, chargers, etc have been delivered to students, or picked up through the office already. If you need materials or have questions, please call or come by.
Message from Commissioner of Education. https://maine.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a582edd6473e477ef6307c769&id=90e6fe9345&e=54403a2977
RSU 10 School meals are available for pick-up daily, Monday - Friday. BJSHS: 10-12 HSES: 10-12 Buckfield Rec Field: 11:00-11:15 Sumner Town Office: 11:30-11:45 West Sumner Universalist Church: 11:55-12:10 Hartford Town Office: 12:25-12:40 (Weekend meals are available Fridays)
School buses will deliver learning materials this afternoon. The plan is for the buses to follow their normal routes, and stick as closely as possible to the normal schedule. Not every BJSHS student has items to be delivered, but please be prepared to greet the bus if it stops.
School meal pickups are going well! However, with today's extra meals for the weekend, it is taking longer than expected. Meal pickups at Hartford Town Office and the Universalist Church on Front Street in West Sumner are delayed by 30-45 minutes, but will still happen today!
We've added meal pickup at West Sumner Universalist Church on Front Street at 12:30 for today and tomorrow. Our revised schedule begins Monday: BJSHS and HSES 10-12 Buckfield Rec Field: 11:00 Sumner Town Office: 11:30 Front Street West Sumner 12:00 Hartford Town Office: 12:30
Buckfield Jr/Sr High School and Hartford Sumner Elementary School are both meal pickup sites starting today, 10 a.m. until noon, Monday - Friday. Also, Buckfield Rec Field (11:00-11:15); Sumner Town Office (11:30-11:45); and Hartford Town Hall (11:55-12:10) are pickup sites.
Good Afternoon: RSU 10 has been continually monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic. In an effort to be proactive in protecting the health and safety of our community, RSU 10 schools will be closed for students Monday, March 16t h through Friday, March 27t h . This closure is not the result of any suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our immediate communities. This decision was made in consultation with many, and out of an abundance of caution, to follow the rapidly changing guidance regarding enhancing social distancing efforts. This decision has not been made lightly and we certainly empathize and understand the significant burden this will cause families in the coming days. On Monday, staff will report for their regularly scheduled day. Administrators will meet with staff in their buildings at 8:00 a.m. Plans for the rest of the day will be shared. Much more information will be forthcoming on this closure, but we want to communicate this news to you as soon as possible so you may begin planning for child care and other concerns that will be raised by this decision. We will be working with our administrative team and board members to provide more information as soon as possible. During this closure, we ask that you assist by minimizing group meetings of students and adults. Practicing social distancing and good personal hygiene are the two greatest steps we can take to protect our communities from the spread of COVID-19. Finally, we would like to commend each of our stakeholders who are contributing positive energy and dynamic solutions to our schools’ response to this fluid situation. We as a district shall remain composed, collected and compassionate as we navigate through any challenges we face now and in the future. Thank you, Deb Alden
MPA Board of Directors and Interscholastic Management Committee voted today to delay the start of the 2020 Spring sports pre-season practice until April 27, 2020. We will continue to monitor the situation and will make the appropriate changes as needed to ensure the safety of all students. When more information is available we will share it with you.
MPA Board of Directors and Interscholastic Management Committee voted today to delay the start of the 2020 Spring sports pre-season practice until April 27, 2020. We will continue to monitor the situation and will make the appropriate changes as needed to ensure the safety of all students. When we have more information we will share it with you.
Spring Sports are just around the corner. Make sure you get all of your paperwork in before the first practice! Remember you need a physical every two years, if you are unsure if you need one for the spring please get in touch with the Athletic Office.
Job opening: RSU 10 is currently looking for a part time, 20 hours a week, year round person to provide support in our transportation department at the Nezinscot Bus Garage. Please use the following link for more Details: https://5il.co/d760
Maine DOE has developed a webpage specifically to provide resources to schools and communities about COVID-19: https://www.maine.gov/doe/covid-19
RSU 10 is currently looking for a part time, 20 hours a week, year round person to provide support at our Nezinscot Bus Garage. For further information or questions please click this link: https://5il.co/d760 or call: 207-369-5560.
The Tooth Fairies will be at BJSHS in late February or early March to provide dental cleanings, sealants, fluoride, & dental care instructions to students with dental needs. To learn how to participate, please contact our school nurse, Lee Berry, by Feb 14 (email@example.com).
BUS DRIVER - CUSTODIAN HARTFORD SUMNER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 40 Hours/Week, 5 Days/Week, 8 Hrs./Day Starting Pay $15.99 - $18.54/hr depending on experience Click link for more info: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1aE_s65xdjfjVzW5kFzivMlMdgCaBDa_ngxQ2BaYvsfY/edit?usp=sharing
Happy New Year to the entire BJSHS community. Hope that everyone has had an enjoyable holiday break. Looking forward to seeing everybody back at school on Thursday, January 2!
BJSHS will dismiss at 1:20 today due to the expected weather. Student lunch times will remain the same. High school classes will be: (3rd period 11:47-12:32); then (4th period 12:35-1:20). Middle school students will not have exploratory classes today.
Winter Concert Tonight - Please join us tonight at 6:30 for our annual BJSHS Winter Concert. This Holiday Concert will certainly bring a smile to your face, and warmth to your heart. See you there!
Our school conducts safety drills during the school year, including Fire Drills and Lock Down Drills. BJSHS will be conducting a safety drill at our school during the afternoon of Wednesday, December 11. During such a drill, communication with the main office may be limited.
Due to today’s weather, Buckfield High School students who attend Vocational Region 11 will not be going to Region 11 today. These students will be staying at BJSHS.
Today's One-Hour Delay Schedule for High School: [8:45 – 8:57 High School Advisory Time] [9:00 – 9:50 Block 1(A)] [9:50 –10:27 Prime Time] [10:27 –11:17 Block 2(A)] [11:17 Resume normal schedule for the day] Note: Region 11 bus will depart at 9:00, and there will be no bells during this morning schedule.
RSU 10 community is saddened by the recent loss of a 2015 Buckfield High School graduate. While today's early season storm canceled school for today, counselors will be available at BJSHS this evening from 5-6, and during the school day tomorrow. Also, students and community members may find comfort in these additional supports available: Crisis text line: text HOME to 741741 Crisis online chat: suicidepreventionlifeline.org This "teen friendly" support is free, confidential and accessible 24/7.
Jasper Turners Celebration of Life will be this Sunday from 2-4 in the auditorium.
While the power is out in much of Buckfield, Hartford, and Sumner, causing the closure of Hartford-Sumner Elementary School, BJSHS is running with generator power and will remain is session as normal.
School Calendar Survey for Public: We invite you to help guide our decisions as we develop the RSU10 School Calendar. Please complete this short survey by December 1st. Thank you! https://forms.gle/68NiVncPACvjRdaF7
The Boys HS soccer team will be hosting a play-off game on Friday 10/25 at 3:00pm against Piscataquis Comminity High School. Come cheer them on!!
Middle School basketball signups are happening now...Please see Ms. Sirois if you are in grades 7th or 8th and Mrs. Kimball if you are in 6th grade to sign up. This is for grades 6-8. First practice will be November 4th. Schedules will be up soon.
SENIOR DAY! Come celebrate our Senior soccer players tonight as they play in their last home games. Girls take on Mt. Abram at 3:30, recognition at 3:15 and boys take on Wiscasset at 5:00 with recognition before their game! GO Bucks!!
Bus number changes: Starting Wednesday October 16th Bus 27 is now The whale bus driven by Isiah Stickney. Bus 37 is now the deer bus. Driven by Mark Anderson.
October 24 - Parent / Teacher Conferences. Please contact the main office at 336-2151 to schedule, or email Mrs. Rines at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Athletics NEWS: Come celebrate our Seniors on 10/16 for their senior games! Girls host Mt. Abram at 3:30 and Boys host Wiscasset at 5:00. MS soccer play-offs will be Saturday 10/19. Schedule to come next week.
MS Pictures will take place Tuesday 9/17. Order forms can be picked up in the main office or from your coach
Here's to Judy Houghton on her last day before retirement!! RSU10 thanks you for all your years of service...we ALL will miss you....😮🎈❤
Students driving to school must have a parking permit issued by the main office to park on school grounds. Students who wish to park on school grounds during the school day must apply for a parking permit at the main office. When applying, students need to know the make of vehicle and license plate number. Permit fee is $1.00 if purchased by September 13th and $3.00 thereafter. Also, please remember that the State of Maine’s new law that prohibits the use of handheld phones & devices while driving will go into effect on September 19th. Always be safe while driving.
The HS boys soccer scrimmage scheduled for today has been moved to tomorrow.
I do know there is another "n" in Nezinscot!! Sorry....🙄
Open House tonight, from 6:00 - 7:30, preceded by a Parent Technology meeting at 5:30. Also, High School class advisor meetings: Seniors meet in Cafeteria at 6:00; Juniors meet in Library at 6:30; Sophomores meet in cafeteria at 6:50; Freshmen meet in the Library at 7:10.
Today, as teachers were completing final preparations to welcome students on Wednesday, we had a wonderful donation of 20 student backpacks, filled with supplies like notebooks, folders, pencils, pens, highlighters, and more!! What a wonderful gift to help students to become great learners and leaders. If you know of a child who would benefit from a new backpack with supplies, have them come by the main office, or simply ask their teacher. Thank you to all who go out of your way to make a difference in a child's life. Tomorrow a new school year begins!
School Wide Open House is Thursday, August 29, from 6:00-7:30, with our Parent Technology meeting the same night from 5:30-6:00. Parent attendance at the Technology meeting is required before students are allowed to bring home school technology. Parents who have attended an RSU 10 Technology meeting in the past, do not need to attend again this year.
The first Student Day of the 2019-20 School Year at BJSHS is an orientation Day for 7th and 9th grade students on Wednesday, August 28. This is Not a Late Arrival Wednesday. All students will come to school on Thursday, August 29.