Join us on Wednesday, May 12th from 5:30-7pm at the MVHS cafeteria for our Community Design Forum for the new school! https://youtu.be/No4V4Wms5Ts This event will be held in-person and live via Zoom. https://networkmaine.zoom.us/j/86532448071?pwd=bU1lSC9EVEs5MTNlZ2ptaWpVSmV2QT09
MVMS: Track, Softball and Field Hockey may begin practices and games on Wednesday, May 12, 2021. Please see the MVMS Athletics FB page for specific practice and game information about your sport.
MVMS: We are pleased to inform the MVMS community that Grade 6, Grade 7 and Grade 8 BLUE cohort will be back to school in person on Thursday, May 13, 2021. Please note the Grade 8 RED, Grade 5 and the Boys Baseball Team will continue their quarantine and will be back at school on Monday, May 17, 2021.
MVMS: GEAR UP is sponsoring a Resiliency Day on May 12, 2021. Dr. Elyse Pratt-Ronco will work with students within grade level zooms to build the resiliency skills needed to thrive in a world filled with Covid challenges. Door prizes will be drawn. Schedule and ZOOM links here: https://5il.co/shgp
MVMS: MVMS will be moving to remote learning next week. Some grades have different situations that are outlined on the letter found here: https://5il.co/sea8
Welcome to our Budget Publication which has been delivered to every address in our RSU 10 seven towns. There is a lot of great information in this document including our 2021-2022 RSU10 budget and regarding our building project. I hope you will join us on May 26th at our Budget meeting and then VOTE in your towns on June 8, 2021. -Deb Alden https://5il.co/sans
Visioning Presentation Workshop with Harriman for the new school building project. https://youtu.be/6PZDSf0PZ4Y
Please join me and the Maine Department of Education in showing our appreciation for our Teachers in RSU 10 this week!! Thank you for all you do!! https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?tab=rm&ogbl#inbox/FMfcgxwLtkcHgpzPRSSQSgLJtkrRpjGW
MVMS: We will be moving forward with bringing our 7th Grade students back to school 4 days per week beginning Monday, May 3, 2021. For more information: https://5il.co/rzad
MVMS: We will be moving forward with bringing our 8th Grade students back to school 4 days per week beginning Monday, May 3, 2021. For more information : https://5il.co/rz9r
Maine CDC Travel Cheat Sheet at this link: https://www.maine.gov/doe/sites/maine.gov.doe/files/inline-files/Travel%20Cheat%20Sheet%204.14.21.pdf
Staff and Students: As we return from Spring Break please follow the current mandates from Maine CDC: COVID-19: Travel Mandates for Those Entering Maine from Domestic Travel Quarantine It is mandated that all out-of-state travelers coming into Maine, as well as Maine residents returning to Maine, complete a 10-day quarantine upon arrival. Travelers should monitor for signs and symptoms for an additional 4 days. This means: You need to arrive with enough food for 10 days or arrange to have food delivered to you. You cannot go out to grocery stores. Stay at home. You cannot go out to public places. Avoid contact with others, especially those who are at high risk of severe COVID-19 illness. Negative Antigen or Molecular Test Result The State will allow adults who have a negative COVID-19 antigen or molecular (PCR, NAAT, or isothermal) test collected no more than 72 hours before arriving in Maine to forgo the 10-day quarantine upon arrival in Maine. An antibody test is not accepted to forgo quarantine for visitors and those returning to Maine. Maine is strongly urging visitors to “Know Before You Go,” meaning they should get tested and receive their test results in their home state before traveling to Maine, which will allow them to take appropriate action depending on the result. If you do not have the test result by the time you arrive, you must quarantine in your lodging until you receive the result. Individuals may be tested upon arrival in Maine as well, but they must quarantine while awaiting the results. Quarantine and Testing Exemptions Exempt states: Residents from the following states are exempt from the testing and 10-day quarantine requirement above because, when adjusted for population, the prevalence of active cases of COVID-19 in these states is similar to Maine. Maine residents can also travel to these states and return without testing or completing a 10-day quarantine. Exempt effective March 5, 2021: Connecticut Massachusetts New Hampshire Rhode Island Vermont Vaccination exemption: Individuals who have completed a COVID-19 vaccination series and are 14 days beyond the completion of the series are exempt from the testing and 10-day quarantine requirement above, regardless of their state of origin. Exemption for those who have had COVID-19: An individual who had a positive COVID-19 molecular or antigen test is exempt from the testing and 10-day quarantine requirement above for 90 days (3 months) after their first positive test, provided they remain asymptomatic. Certificate of Compliance: Travelers to Maine who are not residents of exempt states and are visiting Maine will be asked to sign a Certificate of Compliance indicating either that they have received a negative COVID-19 test result, that they have completed a COVID-19 vaccination series, that they will quarantine in Maine for 10 days, or that they have already completed their quarantine in Maine. This compliance form must be provided to check-in at all Maine lodging, campgrounds, seasonal rentals, overnight camps, and other commercial lodging, such as Airbnb. Visitors may be asked to furnish proof of the negative test result upon request. Regardless of exemptions, all visitors should continue to wear face coverings and practice physical distancing and hand hygiene to further reduce risk of COVID-19 spread. Find out how to interpret a COVID-19 test result for traveling to Maine (PDF). Visit the Keep Maine Healthy page for more information on traveling into Maine. Mandates for Those Entering Maine from International Travel Quarantine and Testing For people who are fully vaccinated (at least 14 days past their final COVID-19 dose) who arrive in Maine: Quarantine is not required unless you are experiencing symptoms. Testing is recommended 3-5 days after arrival in the US. If the COVID-19 test is positive, isolate. For all people who are not fully vaccinated and arrive in Maine within 7 days of entering the United States: Quarantine for 7 days from arrival in the US AND get a COVID-19 molecular or antigen test 3-5 days after arrival in the US. If the COVID-19 test is positive, isolate. Even if the COVID-19 test is negative, complete the 7-day quarantine after travel. If individuals arriving from international travel do not get a COVID-19 test after their arrival, they should quarantine for 10 days after their arrival in the US. Avoid being around anyone who is at increased risk of severe COVID-19 illness for 14 days following arrival in the US, regardless of COVID-19 test results. For anyone who arrives in Maine more than 7 days after arrival in the US, follow the domestic travel guidelines above. Find travel guidance for all passengers coming to the United States, including US citizens, from US CDC.
MVMS: 7th Grade: The assignment for today's remote day will be Snow Day Packet #2. Feel free to email your homeroom teacher with questions or for help.
MVMS: 8th Grade: Friday, April 16 - Remote Learning Day: All Hybrid General or Special Education students will have assignments on Google Classroom or have been assigned paper homework. Each teacher will assign the due time of these assignments. All teachers will be available between 7:45AM - 3:00PM by email or scheduled zoom to assist. As always, students MUST check in with their homeroom teacher for attendance to be counted as present.
Tomorrow, Friday April 16th, will be a Remote Learning Day in all schools in RSU 10. This is due to the impending weather and the fact some schools have low In-Person staff numbers. Please plan accordingly and this day WILL NOT be made up in June. Please have a safe and fun vacation week. If traveling, check this out: https://5il.co/rlbg
MVMS: We will be pushing back the timeline to bring our 7th and 8th Grade students back to 4 day learning because the MVMS Annex space at the Mexico Recreation Center will not be ready right after the break. 7th and 8th Grade Hybrid students will return to school after the break on their Blue or Red Hybrid schedule. We hope this will be short term and we move forward with our plan quickly. For more information : https://5il.co/rlak
MVMS: Please disregard the last message. MVMS will have school on Thursday, April 15 as usual.
MVMS: Reminder: Thursday, April 8, 2021 will be an At Home Learning day for all students due to a large number of MVMS staff receiving vaccinations on Wednesday. All students need to check in for attendance as usual to be counted a present. Information for student learning will come from each team.
Parents and community members are invited to a virtual forum on Thursday, 4/15, which will begin at 6:00 p.m. to focus on the RSU #10 Portrait of a Graduate process and ask for your input. This will be followed with the superintendent sharing a little information about next school year. Join Zoom Meeting https://networkmaine.zoom.us/j/84595652564 Meeting ID: 845 9565 2564
MVMS: Fully Remote Students: Trimester 2 Report Cards are in the MVMS Office and can be picked up before 2:00pm any school day.
MVMS: 7th Grade: Expectations for 7th Grade At Home Learning day (4/8/21) can be found here: https://5il.co/r7zs
MVMS 8th Grade: All grade 8 hybrid students will have an assignment posted by 8AM on google classroom in each of their five classes on April 8, 2021. Each teacher will assign the time these assignments are due. This includes Ms. Schrepper's students as well. All teachers will be available between 7:45AM - 3:00PM by email or scheduled zoom to assist. Students must check in with their homeroom teacher for attendance to be marked present for the day.
MVMS: 6th Grade: Expectations for 6th Grade At Home Learning Day (4/8/21) can be found here: https://5il.co/r9dp
MVMS: ANNOUNCEMENT: 7th and 8th Grade Hybrid students will begin attending in person 4 days per week on Monday, April 26, 2021. For more information see: https://5il.co/rasa
Yesterday we sent out information about the upcoming events regarding our NEW school building project. Some are having issues with the link, please follow this link for more information: https://5il.co/r9ej
Please join us at these upcoming events to learn more about our new school building project in RSU10. https://5il.co/r9ej
MVMS: Thursday, April 8th will be a Remote Learning Day. This is due to many of our staff receiving the Covid-19 vaccination Wednesday. Additional instructions and details will follow for each grade.
MVMS 5th Grade Families: Unfortunately the 5th grade will be moving to remote learning due to staffing issues until Friday, April 2, 2021. In person learning will resume on Monday, April 5, 2021. If your child needs to quarantine, the school nurse has already been in contact. For more Schedule Information see here: https://5il.co/qx51 and Remote Learning Expectations here: https://5il.co/qx4v Students will find more information in their Google Classrooms.
MVMS: Due to the number of staff in the Lifeskills Program who have to be quarantined, students will be learning at home. In school instruction will resume on Monday, April 5, 2021.
MVMS: Due to exposure to a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 some staff and students will be asked to quarantine. Those affected have already been contacted. Please find more information here: https://5il.co/qx3t
MVMS: Attached is a Parent survey about the culture at MVMS. We will use the information from this survey to make future plans regarding our students in our school. Students will do a separate survey with homeroom teachers. Please do the short Parent survey here: https://www.pbisassessment.org/Anon/9H020Dq13m0
MVMS: Reminder: Students will be dismissed at 11:15 today (3/18/21) for Parent Teacher Conferences.
MVMS: Grade 8 Hybrid Parents: If you signed up for a Parent Teacher Conference and have not received a ZOOM link, please check your junk mail folders. Contact the homeroom teacher if you still cannot find it! Thank you!
MVMS:Reminder: Thursday, March 18, 2021 is Parent Teacher Conference Day. Students will be dismissed at 11:15 am. They will have lunch before they are dismissed. Friday, March 19, 20201 is a Teacher Workshop Day and there will be no classes for in person or remote students.
Reminder: MVMS 8th Grade Hybrid: Grade 8 Parent Teacher Conferences will be held next week on the dates below. Please click on the appropriate link to schedule a time if you would like to have a zoom conference with the teachers. There are two separate sign up links. Special Education Students connected to Ms. Schrepper - please sign up here for Wednesday March 17 from 12:15pm-5pm: https://tinyurl.com/4c464ebe All other students please sign up here for either Wednesday March 17 from 12:15pm-4pm or Thursday March 18 from 12:15pm-6pm: https://tinyurl.com/3v6u95sj The zoom links will be provided on the day of the conference for those who schedule. If you have any questions, please contact your child’s homeroom teacher. Thank you!
MVMS: ANNOUNCEMENT: Beginning on Monday, March 15th ALL students will be dropped off and picked up at the main entrance. 5th and 6th graders will no longer have a drop-off/pick up at the upper entrance, due to some safety concerns. Please allow a few extra minutes for drop-off and pick-ups as we accommodate more traffic through the main entrance. Also, please be mindful that there are TWO lanes between the concrete barriers and staff parking. The right lane next to the barriers is strictly for people to park to pick-up and drop off kids, and the left lane is for traffic to move through the parking lot. In order to keep traffic flowing smoothly, please pull as far forward as possible to allow traffic to pull in from the road and please use your turn signals in all situations. Thank-you for your cooperation!
MVMS: Fully Remote Special Education Students: Please contact your SE Teacher for information about how to sign up for Parent Teacher Conferences.
MVMS: Fully Remote Students: Parent Teacher conferences are scheduled for Thursday, March 18, 2021. Conferences will be scheduled between 12:30 pm and 6:00 pm. For information about signing up for conferences go here: https://5il.co/qi10
Please read the following message regarding the increase of In-Person Learning and Community Forum on March 11th! https://5il.co/qgfr
MVMS 8th Grade Hybrid: Grade 8 Parent Teacher Conferences will be held next week on the dates below. Please click on the appropriate link to schedule a time if you would like to have a zoom conference with the teachers. There are two separate sign up links. Special Education Students connected to Ms. Schrepper - please sign up here for Wednesday March 17 from 12:15pm-5pm: https://tinyurl.com/4c464ebe All other students please sign up here for either Wednesday March 17 from 12:15pm-4pm or Thursday March 18 from 12:15pm-6pm: https://tinyurl.com/3v6u95sj The zoom links will be provided on the day of the conference for those who schedule. If you have any questions, please contact your child’s homeroom teacher. Thank you!
Travel Guidelines as of 3/5/21. Individuals who have completed a COVID-19 vaccination series and are 14 days beyond the completion of the series are exempt from the testing and 10-day quarantine requirement for US travel only. International travel still falls under Federal CDC guidelines. New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut are now exempt from testing & quarantine.
MVMS 7th Grade: Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on 3/17 and 3/18 by ZOOM. Paper invitations are going home today but can also be found here: https://5il.co/qdeu
MVMS: Due to an ongoing situation in Livermore Falls, both boys and girls Basketball games are cancelled for today (3/8/21). Both games are rescheduled for Friday, March 12, 2021 with the girls playing first and the boys second on the same day. Parent night will proceed after the games.
RSU 10 is hosting a 2nd Community Forum to take questions & comments on Thursday, 3/11/21, from 6:00-7:30. Zoom Link -- https://networkmaine.zoom.us/j/86027820921 Google doc to submit questions prior to mtg https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ctif5E3OJQg6m-gB2lWlZII-FgmTMqCpjRmF_QJZnPM/edit?usp=sharing
We are hosting a virtual Community Forum on Tuesday, 3/9/21, at 5:30 p.m. to answer questions and take comments. You may submit questions to us prior to this session on this Google doc --https://docs.google.com/document/d/1tVirOYFvvV1mG0EgnidfakrMoRuz93D2SMHf60F_soc/edit?usp=sharing Zoom link https://networkmaine.zoom.us/j/86027820921
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!