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
RES: Winter weather has rolled in! Please make sure you put your child’s name on coats, ski pants, and even boots! Many of them look the same. :-)
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
RES Remote Learners- We have new schedules starting on Monday! These will last through Thanksgiving. Students will have live lessons for all subjects! They are required to attend academic Zoom sessions. Please see the updated letter here: https://5il.co/m7hs.
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
RES: Here are the schedules for Remote Learning! Students who have been working remotely, will continue to have math with Mrs. Rowley. They can join their classes for all other Zooms/activities. Pk- 2 will use Seesaw for most work, and 3-4 will use Google Classroom. For each grade's schedule, click below: PK- https://5il.co/liev K- https://5il.co/liea 1- https://5il.co/liee 2- https://5il.co/lief 3- https://5il.co/lieh 4- https://5il.co/liei
View our MV Region Fall meal delivery schedule, starting Monday, September 28th here: https://5il.co/lgkc
I am sorry for the mix up about today's virtual Parent/Family Technology Training. Today's training is for adults with students in PK - grade 2 and will focus on iPads, Seesaw, and Zoom. It starts at noon. If you would like to join, here is the Zoom link for that meeting -- https://networkmaine.zoom.us/j/86728895343 You will need to have Zoom on your device to access this meeting. Go to zoom.us and follow the directions. We will make this a weekly feature, but the Zoom link will be sent out via email beginning next week -- unless other arrangements are made. Thank you, Leanne Condon
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
Rumford Elementary: Devices for in-person learners are not yet ready to go home. We hope to have them ready very soon! For this week, students should complete the learning packets they brought home today .
Rumford Elementary Remote Families: Unfortunately, our technology and remote packets are NOT entirely ready for pick up. We are cancelling our remote pick-up for Thursday and it will be on Friday ONLY. Sorry for the delay!
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.
RES: Our second Parent Q&A starts soon! Join us at 1:00, if you're interested in hearing more about our plans for the fall! Zoom link: https://networkmaine.zoom.us/j/81974840971 Meeting ID: 819 7484 0971
RES: The first Parent Q&A starts now! Join if you're interested! https://networkmaine.zoom.us/j/81974840971 Meeting ID- 819 748 40971
RES: We have posted a document with many of our fall routines for school. Check it out here: https://5il.co/kaza!
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
RES: Welcome to the 2020 school year! Click this link for important upcoming events: https://5il.co/k3mh. We hope to send Welcome Letters out tomorrow, so please call the office to update any changes in address.
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!!
RES: We will have food boxes to give away Thursday, 8/20 from 8:00- 12:00 (or until they are gone). They include fresh and non-perishable foods! Come to our entrance on Lincoln Ave. to grab one!
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
RES: Here is the link to register for school this fall: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScSFKFtkJQ-p-PKPaB35qY-K8DLSDBMhb6NKxXS9lL__aYj3Q/viewform Fill one out per child. Call us at school if you have any questions!
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.
RES: The Maine Dept. of Ed. has opened a survey for parents about the 2020- 2021 school year. Fill it out here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/mainefamilysurvey.
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!
RES: There is still time to register for Pandemic EBT food resources for the month of June! The benefit ends on June 30th. Find more information here: https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/sites/maine.gov.dhhs/files/inline-files/P-EBT-PUBLIC-INFO-050720.pdf.
WFKA Alive and Well!! It was an incredibly busy school year and soon after remote learning began, we managed to deliver STEM materials and books to all 90 of our Afterschool students in order for them to continue participating in a Virtual Afterschool Program! We are now gearing up for a fun-filled Virtual Summer Camp from July 20th-August 13th. Students participating in our Virtual Summer Camp will have the opportunity to participate in a series of virtual programs including 3D Printing, Coding, STEM, Art, Keyboard/Piano Lessons, Ukulele Lessons, Yoga, Video Blogging, and Book Groups. Programs are free, however, donations are encouraged to help us sustain our program. All materials to participate in these programs will be supplied; keyboards and ukuleles can be borrowed for a refundable deposit of $25. We are extremely excited to be able to offer these programs to our RSU 10 Kindergarten through 4th grade students and hope that students will sign up to participate! If you are interested in signing your child/children up, please fill out the registration form. Our Kindergarten-1st Grade Registration form can be accessed at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1XRorFwddbwPFKPKA2qNPWwRy_JYg7h9qcz5f_sUAsjA/edit and our 2nd-4th Grade form at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScdSGZ4esup7R0Sy9X90SXjMk1hliUawWXlPZK8i8zpbrR2rA/viewform?fbclid=IwAR0iGEORAtlBTZPR7wrp7OLXGLAJ8mq_W8PXdoRSHNVJixZ0IxKm3skaSmI. Space is limited and registration will close on June 30th. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Miki Skehan at (207) 418-1566 or email@example.com.
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
RES: We have reached the end of new teaching in remote learning! Please find the latest update here: https://5il.co/gsb8.
RES: We will have food boxes available for RES families from 9- 12:00 on Wednesday, 5/27 at the cafeteria entrance.
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
RES: We hope everyone has a restful April vacation with a good break from technology! Our teachers will be signing off to recharge their own batteries. If you need anything during this time, please message the RES Facebook page or email Mrs. Bartash at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
RES: Pre-k and kindergarten registrations will be available when school reopens. For more detailed information: https://5il.co/f1c5
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!! 😉
RES: Thank you for your help in getting your child’s bag on Friday! We have just a few remote learning bags left to hand out! These will be available Monday and Tuesday at the cafeteria entrance during food distribution from 12:00- 12:30.
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
RES is preparing to hand out Remote Learning Bags again tomorrow! Come to the York Street entrance from 9:00- 2:00. Ring the doorbell, tell us who you’re picking up for, and we will deliver the bags to the desk outside for you! You can also return any read books at this time. Please put these in a bag with your child’s name on it and deposit them into our book bin. Bags can also be delivered by normal bus runs that will start around 2:30. It is likely that buses will run EARLY, so be waiting for us! As always, if you have any questions, call the office or reach out to your child’s teacher.
RES: Thank you for your help in making week #1 of remote learning a success! We would like your feedback to plan for the weeks ahead. Please complete this survey: https://forms.gle/ENxPQNJB6wdDUDFE7. We’ll see you (virtually) on Monday!
RES: Mrs. Bartash is going Facebook Live tomorrow at 11:00 to talk with families about how the first week of remote learning has gone and to answer questions. Hope to see you there! (Really! Don’t leave me hanging! Silence is awkward!) 😊
RES: If your family is in need of food tomorrow while the district food distribution is closed, call the school or message us on Facebook. We’ll do our best to help!
Message from Commissioner of Education. https://maine.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a582edd6473e477ef6307c769&id=90e6fe9345&e=54403a2977
RES Remote Learning Packs: Parent or child can pick it up at RES cafeteria from 10-12:00, Thursday + Friday OR delivered Friday afternoon to your child's normal bus stop. Parent or child can accept the bag. Questions or change drop-off point, please call the office.
RES: For any students who have medications at school, parents can come to the main office to pick them up. We are open until 3:00 today or you can call the office to schedule a pick up time later in the week.
RES: District food distribution will start on Wednesday. Any families who need food before then can pick up a bag at the RES main entrance today (3/16) until 3:00 or from 9:00- 2:00 on 3/17.
RES staff is busily working on materials and details for Remote Learning! We will be able to share our plans soon!
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
Maine DOE has developed a webpage specifically to provide resources to schools and communities about COVID-19: https://www.maine.gov/doe/covid-19
Due to a shortage of instructors at Black Mountain, Western Foothills Kids Association is going to have to cancel tonight’s Learn to Ski/Snowboard program.
March Fridge Notes for RES have been uploaded into the Resources folder!
Everyone must have used the break to get healthy! RES has SIX classes with perfect attendance! Welcome back!
Please fill out the River Valley Rising 2020 Community Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QPVSRZD
The RES walking school bus will still be happening this morning for any students walking from the Brick Park. Anyone in affected nearby streets is welcome to walk through the park and join! Staff will walk the route starting at around 9:10.
RES: Good evening RES families and staff. At the end of the school day, a student left a non-credible bomb threat in a bathroom. RES staff and the Rumford Police worked together to be certain that all students will be safe at RES tomorrow and in the future.
RES has ANOTHER Life Changer of the Year nominee! Congratulations, Mrs. Storer!!! Click here to see her nomination and leave supportive comments: https://app.lifechangeroftheyear.com/nomination_detail.cfm?NominationID=4611&NominationYear=2019&SchoolState=ME
As we celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, RES has focused on many different black leaders in our history. Check out this video about the Tuskegee Airmen that some classes have watched: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMPLpExgkGg
It's that time of year...nominations are now open for Maine Teacher of the year! YOU can nominate one of our outstanding teachers! https://educatemaine.wufoo.com/forms/r1j4ry7j09it0gv/
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
It's PTO night at RES! We hope to see you there at 6pm in the library!
We only have 10 students absent in our whole school today! Way to go, RES!!!
RES Students of the Month Assembly for December was a huge success! Congratulations to the Students of the Month and our Perfect Attendance t-shirt winners, Lee and Brielle! Also, Mrs. Mazza’s class will have a pizza party on Monday as the class with the best attendance: 98.46%! Mrs. Curato’s class was right behind with 98.38% and will have ice cream today!
RES December attendance was AWESOME! 10 classes were above 95%, 6 classes were above 96%, and 2 classes were above 98%!! Who do you think will win the pizza party???
We’re excited to start the new year at RES on Thursday! Please make sure your child brings snow gear for recesses and PE classes. Happy New Year!
Mrs. Pinkham, our amazing nurse, has been nominated as A Life Changer of the Year! Check out her nomination and leave comments here: http://app.lifechangeroftheyear.com/nomination_detail.cfm?NominationID=5021
RES: There are still gifts available for families who could use help for Christmas. You can come pick them up during school hours.
RES is still holding at 95% daily attendance! Let's end 2019 by being present!
It looks like we may have a little snow to make the RES Winter Concert (grades 3 and 4) even more festive tonight! The concert starts at 6:00 and performers should arrive by 5:45. Come join the fun!
Check out our Facebook post about our Who-Bilation! Things are looking festive at RES this morning!
SEVEN classes at RES had perfect attendance today!! Way to show up!
The Book Fair is coming to RES next week! You can also purchase online: https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=rumfordelementaryschool
RES: Please fill out our School Climate Survey so we can know what we're doing well and what we need to work on! The survey will be available during conferences today, too. https://www.pbisassessment.org/Anon/8X0202hT3G0
RES: We are so excited to be holding conferences this afternoon and evening! Students will be dismissed at 11:20 and conferences begin after that. See you soon!
NOTICE: If there is a delay or cancellation tomorrow (12/3), conferences will be rescheduled for Tuesday, 12/10.
RES: It's so great to have our raccoons back in the den! We have three weeks of hard work before the winter break. Let's make every day count!
Happy Thanksgiving from RES! https://www.facebook.com/RumfordElementarySchool/videos/2447579408829466/
Oops! RES Harvest BINGO times were incorrect: doors open at 5:00 and games start at 5:30.
Check out the Facebook post about our RES Family Feast! It was a lovely gathering!
RES: We have rescheduled conferences for Tuesday, December 3. Teachers will be in contact soon with more information.
RES: Picture retake day is on Tuesday! Here’s your second chance for an adorable picture!
RES: Tomorrow will be a full day of school for students (barring any delays). Parent-teacher conferences will be rescheduled.
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.
RES: Parent-teacher conferences are on Tuesday, Nov. 19th! Students will be dismissed at 11:20. If you haven’t already set up a time to meet with your child’s teacher, please give us a call!
RES: Thanks for sending kiddos to school prepared to play in the snow! Please also remember to send sneakers inside and for PE.
RES: We had 7 classes with perfect attendance today and several more classes with just one student absent! Way to show up after the L-O-N-G weekend!!
RES 1st quarter attendance was better than last year! Chronic absenteeism was down almost 2.5%!
Check out pictures from the RES Student of the Month Assembly on our Facebook page!
Check out our video on Facebook of RES kindergartners counting by tens and ones!!
RES: Thursday at 6pm will be our next PTO meeting! We will finalize plans for Harvest BINGO and Parent-Teacher Conferences. Hope to see you there!!
RES: Yankee Candle orders are in! They can be picked up any school day from 7:30- 3:00.
RES: We hope everyone had a fun Halloween! As you are packing snacks this morning, please limit candy and remember to keep any candy with nuts at home. Happy Friday!
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
RES: If your family could benefit from a weekend food backpack, please call Mrs. Pinkham at school. Any families who already are enrolled, please send in your backpacks so they can be refilled.
RES: A reminder that RES students do not wear costumes to school on Halloween. We will have other fun things planned so you can save the costumes for later!
It's becoming a streak...ALL RES fourth graders are at school again today! Way to go!
ALL fourth graders are here today!!! Way to go!
WOW!! RES teachers have received $5435 from our School Store fundraiser!!! Thank you for supporting our teachers!
Looking for a fun winter activity for your family? Check out Sunday River‘s Community Days! More information at: https://www.sundayriver.com/lift-tickets/community-lift-tickets
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.
Starting Tuesday, bus 5 (David Brigg’s bus) will be changed to #12 and bus 17 (Lee Farrar’s bus) will be changed to #21. The routes and all other buses will remain the same.
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.
ALL third graders came to school this morning for the second day in a row!! Wowza!!
All third-graders were at school today! Way to go!
RES Reminders: Picture day is on Friday and Yankee Candle fundraisers are due.
RES: We have NINE classes with daily attendance over 97%! WOW!! Who will earn top honors and the pizza party tomorrow???
All RES first graders are at school today! Celebrate!!
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....😮🎈❤
RES: Tomorrow is the first day of school! See you then! 7:50- 2:25
Our community partners continue to amaze us! Thank you, McDonald's, for sneakers so that ALL our kids can participate in PE! https://www.facebook.com/145182298862758/posts/2418812888166343?sfns=mo
Open House for grades 1-4 is on Tuesday, 8/27 from 5:30- 6:30. See you then!
Kindergarten Open House is on Monday, 8/26 from 5:30- 6:30. See you then!