In RSU 10, we are dismissing MES, RES, MVMS, and MVHS at 11:15 due to on-going power outages, and there will be no remote learning this afternoon. Thank you.
MVMS: 3/1/21 Due to multiple staffing reasons, we are unable to provide in person learning to students in Mrs. Ladd and Mr. LaPointe’s programs for the rest of the week. The students in these programs will move to remote instruction for March 2 - 5, 2021 and will resume in person instruction on Monday, March 8, 2021. As of 7:15, staff involved are currently also being informed of this decision. You can expect contact from staff tomorrow regarding instructional plans for the week.
MVMS:To watch the MVMS vs BJSHS Boys Basketball game at Buckfield go here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1495740090711652 game starts at 3:30
MVMS: REMINDER: Link for DMS @ MVMS Girls Basketball: https://tinyurl.com/ywmo3y6u Game starts at 5:15pm
MVMS: Link for DMS @ MVMS Boys Basketball: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1495740090711652 Game starts at 3:30pm
MVMS: To watch the MVMS vs Buckfield Girls Basketball at BJSHS go here: https://tinyurl.com/ywmo3y6u Game starts at 3:30pm
MVMS: To watch the MVMS vs BJSHS Boys Basketball game at MVMS go here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1495740090711652 Game starts at 3:30
Farm to Families Food Distribution has been moved to Wednesday, February 17th at 9:30am. For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/rivervalleyrising
MVMS: To watch the MVMS Girls Basketball Game against TWKMS at Mountain Valley Middle School go here: https://tinyurl.com/ywmo3y6u
MVMS: To watch the MVMS Boys Basketball game at TW Kelly Dirigo Middle School go here: https://www.facebook.com/dirigoathletics
MVMS: Reminder: 6th Grade in person learning will extend to 4 days this week. We are excited to see ALL 6th Grade in person learners at school on Monday, February 8, 2021.
MVMS: 6th Grade will be coming to school 4 days per week starting on Monday, February 8, 2021. For more information see: https://5il.co/pdnj
Happy Snow Day!! I wish I was this talented!! Have a GREAT "First" Snow Day, everyone!! https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-1xpSKpu7Gg&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR0ywPsJe3DwaXlKzBGt8ezdyUy 6kEdkl1cXJtenJPZilwb_f_qQcfGPSjA
MVMS: RSU 10 is hosting an informational meeting to provide some ideas on how to support your student when they are learning at home. More information about this meeting can be found here: https://5il.co/p6ib Support materials for this meeting were sent with students or mailed home. They can be found here: https://5il.co/p6jm
MVMS: 5th Grade will be coming to school 4 days per week starting on Monday, February 1, 2021. For more information see: https://5il.co/p3z9
AUGUSTA-- Today Governor Janet Mills and her administration announced the launch of a new initiative to support the mental health and wellbeing of Maine youth. More information here: https://tinyurl.com/yyl8vfea
MVMS: Update: MVMS will be extending remote learning for all grades to two weeks. In Person learning will resume on Monday, January 25, 2021. For more information go to: https://5il.co/og7o or the MVMS FaceBook page. Mrs. Longway and Taylor's students are not impacted by any changes or quarantines.
MVMS 8th Grade: Please find information about remote learning for the week of January 11-15, 2021 for the 8th Grade here: https://5il.co/of7u Mrs. Clark and Mrs. Longway's students will continue with their previous schedules.
MVMS 6th Grade: Please find information about remote learning for the week of January 11-15, 2021 for the 6th Grade in the Google Classrooms. All students are expected to check in for attendance as usual.
MVMS: MVMS will be doing remote learning for the week of January 11 - 15, 2021 due to lack of staff as a result of meeting CDC quarantine guidelines. School will resume Tuesday, January 19, 2021. For more information - https://5il.co/of4r or check the MVMS FaceBook page. For information about COVID-19 exposures contact email@example.com - School Nurse.
MVMS: 5th Grade will remain in the hybrid model for the week of January 11-15 due to staffing challenges. Transition plan will be reviewed January 15, 2021. For more information see https://5il.co/oeev or our Face Book page.
MVMS: Due to Oxford County yellow designation, MVMS sports tryouts will be postponed until after January 15, 2021.
MVMS PE: Reminder - After the break, weather permitting, some PE activities will be outside. Students will need winter gear, such as, hats, mittens, jackets, snow pants and boots. If you have any outgrown gear in good shape, please consider donating to the PE outdoor program!
MVMS: ATTENTION MVMS ALPINE SKIERS: Coach would like parents to contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org concerning the first practice at Black Mtn. during the Holiday break. During this time he will introduce himself, review practice times, expectations and also conduct a practice. Think snow and ski fast.
We are experiencing issues when trying to log in to or use Google services. We will keep you posted. This is a Google issue, with global outages.
MVMS: Heads Up! Report Cards were sent home this week with students who have been in person at school. Remote students reports will be mailed early next week.
Help Us Improve Maine Broadband! Take the speed test to help define and advance broadband infrastructure improvement throughout Maine. https://www.mainebroadbandcoalition.org/
Winter Sports Update: Due to Oxford County being given a yellow designation today, winter sports start dates will be moved back two weeks. All extracurricular activities (men’s and women’s basketball and cheering) will not begin on December 14 as originally planned. We will have to wait for the next color designation to be released. Respectfully, Alan Cayer Athletic Director
MVMS Quarantine Update: We have been informed by the Maine CDC that students and staff who were to return to school on Thursday, Dec 3 must stay out of school for the whole day Thursday and can return to school on Friday Dec. 4.
MVMS Update: MVMS will be open to students on Monday, November 30, 2020. We will continue on our hybrid plan next week and hope to bring Grades 5 and 6 to school four days per week starting December 7, 2020, if the county remains green and we have no further confirmed COVID cases.
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
MVMS: We understand people handle stressful situations in different ways. We want to offer an opportunity on Friday, November 6 to our Blue Hybrid 5th grade students, who need support navigating the loss of a classmate, to attend school in-person, if they so choose. We will continue to practice social distancing and safety protocols. You will need to provide your own transportation.
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
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
Please see the Updated Return to School Handbook at this link and note the Yellow highlighted changes: https://5il.co/lr01
View our MV Region Fall meal delivery schedule, starting Monday, September 28th here: https://5il.co/lgkc
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
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
MVMS: Summer School for students with "Incompletes" in the 3rd Trimester begins 7/14/20. Please call the office at (207)364-7926 if you have not been contacted and wish to sign up.
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!
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
2020 MVMS Year End Information Letters can be accessed here: http://rsu10me.apptegy.us/o/mvms/browse/134584
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
MVMS: Mr. Casey will be going live each Monday and Friday at 9:30 am on the MVMS Facebook page to give updates to our community. Check it out @ https://tinyurl.com/rt3tbn4
Message from Commissioner of Education. https://maine.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a582edd6473e477ef6307c769&id=90e6fe9345&e=54403a2977
MVMS: Correction: 7th Grade Remote instruction will be on their computers. There is no material packet to pick up at the school.
MVMS: Correction: 8th Grade does not have learning packets all work is available on the laptops.
MVMS: Any Packets/Laptops left at school after 12 will be delivered to pm bus drop offs on Friday.
MVMS:7th & 8th Grade Learning Packet and Laptop Pick Up is available at MVMS Thurs until 2pm; Fri until 12pm.
MVMS: Any Packets/Laptops left at school after 12 will be delivered to pm bus drop offs on Friday.
MVMS: 5th Grade Learning Packet and Laptop Pick Up is available at MVMS Wed & Thurs until 2pm; Fri until 12pm.
MVMS: 6th Grade Learning Packet and Laptop Pick Up is available at MVMS Wed & Thurs until 2pm; Fri until 12pm. No need to call.
MVMS: Any Packets/Laptops left at school after 12 will be delivered to pm bus drop offs on Friday.
MVMS: 6th Grade Learning Packet and Laptop Pick Up is available at MVMS Wed & Thurs until 2pm; Fri until 12pm.
MVMS: Please disregard the previous DARE reminder, as this has been cancelled.
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
MVMS: Middle School Unified Basketball season has been cancelled. A limited coach and player celebration will take place on March 18.
Maine DOE has developed a webpage specifically to provide resources to schools and communities about COVID-19: https://www.maine.gov/doe/covid-19
Please fill out the River Valley Rising 2020 Community Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QPVSRZD
MVMS: Any students who were absent from school today will be allowed to participate in practices, games and competitions.The bus to the ski meet will be loading at 1:45 pm as scheduled. All students will be marked as excused absence. If you have any questions, please call the office.
RSU #10 is currently looking for plots of land in the Rumford and Mexico area for a site suited for construction of a Department of Education approved school building. Please click link for details: https://5il.co/c8ac
The MVMS Activity Night will be 6:00-8:30 pm tonight. Please make arrangements for pick up by 8:30!
MVMS Parent Teacher Conferences will be rescheduled for Tuesday, December 3, 2019 from 12-6pm. Conference times will be as previously set. If you cannot attend at that time, please contact the MVMS Office at (207)364-7926 to make changes.
Parent/Teacher Conferences are CANCELLED for Tuesday, November 19th and will be rescheduled at another time. There will be a regular day of school tomorrow as long as the weather cooperates.
Reminder: Parent Teacher Conferences are being held on Tuesday, November 19 from 12:00 - 6:00. Call the office to schedule grade 5 and 6 conferences. Grade 7 and 8 homeroom teachers are scheduling their own conferences. Please call them or send a note to schedule.
Look for your child to bring home an Uncle Jerry's Fundraiser Envelope today! All proceeds will go directly to the MVMS community and student activities! This fundraiser is sponsored by the MVMS PTO.
MVMS PTO Meeting on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 @5:30! We hope to see you there!
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
Halloween Costumes at MVMS: We strongly discourage costumes at school for Halloween Day. We do not want students to damage their costumes before they get a chance to wear them out Trick or Treating!
Bus #2 Announcement for Thursday October 17th, 2019. For the safety of our students, due to low hanging power lines on the Milton Road, from Potato House Road up, Bus 2 will not be able to pick up students. This is only for Bus 2 students only.
Bus run number changes: On Monday October 14th the following changes will take place in regards to bus routes and numbers. Bus 5 run number will be changed. New bus number will be 12. Route will not change. Bus 17 run number will change. New bus number will be 21. Route will not change. All other bus numbers and routes will stay the same.
Reminder: There is no school on Friday, October 11, 2019. This is a teacher workshop day! We look forward to seeing all students return to school after the long weekend!
MVMS PTO meeting scheduled for Tuesday, October 8 @ 5:30 pm. Everyone is welcome.
MVMS Picture Day is tomorrow, Friday, September 20, 2019! Dress to Impress!
MVMS PTO Meeting cancelled due to a scheduling glitch. Stay tuned for a new time and date!
MVMS Parent Association Meeting on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 5:30. Everyone is welcome!
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....😮🎈❤
Reminder! MVMS Open House will be tomorrow, Thursday, September 5, 2019 from 5-7 pm. We hope to see you there!
Enjoy the last weekend of summer vacation! School starts for 5th and 6th grade on Wednesday. All students will attend on Thursday! See you all then!
Today is August 21!