This notification is to let parents and families know that based on the specifics of a positive COVID case, you may or may not receive a personal phone call or message regarding your child. We will be using our automated system to notify parents. This will help notify the necessary individuals in a timely and efficient manner. You will continue to receive written documentation from the school.
RES: Today we were notified of 2 positive Covid cases associated with RES. All close contacts have been notified and more information can be found in this letter: https://5il.co/z54n.
Please see the COVID-19 Flowchart at this link -- https://5il.co/yxnm. Thank you, RSU 10 Administration & Nurses
RES Pre-K: Good afternoon families! We have a wonderful opportunity for students to attend PK four-days a week! See the attached letter and contact us with any questions: https://5il.co/ym1v
Please join us to reduce quarantining and sign up for Pool Testing today. As soon as we have at least five(5) people/students consenting for pool testing participation in any classroom or grouping we will be able to begin Pool Testing for that group and those participating would ONLY be required to quarantine IF they test positive themselves. This includes those ALREADY vaccinated. Please consult your School Nurse with additional questions. Below are the two (2) consent forms that must be completed for participating in Pool Testing https://5il.co/xr29 https://5il.co/xr28 You can also get a hard copy of these forms in any school office.
RES: Good morning! Today is our first Late Start Day! Students can enter at 8:45 and will be marked late after 9:00. We can’t wait to see them!
RES: As we head into our second week of school, please make sure your child feels well before sending him or her to school. If they are coughing, have a sore throat, fever, vomiting or diarrhea, please keep them home until they feel well. Let's make it a great week!
We have 5 openings for elementary students (K-6) in the Western Maine Remote Academy. WMRA starts on 9/13/21. For more information, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. There is an application process. Thank you, Leanne Condon
Rumford Elementary School: Good morning! Unfortunately, the weather looks iffy for this afternoon. We will postpone Open House until Tuesday from 2:30- 4:00. Pk/K will enter classrooms at 2:45, grades 1 and 3 at 3:00, and grades 2 and 4 at 3:15. See you tomorrow!
RES: We are monitoring the weather for Tuesday afternoon and will make a decision about Open House in the morning. Keep your fingers crossed that the thunderstorms head away from us!
RES: Mrs. Frost, Mrs. Bartash, and Rocco will be on the loose this afternoon! Keep an eye out for them to be visiting neighborhoods and handing out Roccos! Let's see how many marbles we can add to our jar on the first day! https://www.facebook.com/RumfordElementarySchool/photos/a.1073705736010405/4310120915702188
Please see the following information regarding Pooled Testing. https://www.rsu10.org/o/rsu10/page/things-to-know-about-pooled-testing
Beginning Tuesday, July 20, 2021, RSU 10 will be following the latest update we received last week from Maine DOE: Per the US CDC order related to transportation all people on public or private school-provided transport, including buses and vans, are required to wear a mask. Masks will be available as you get on RSU 10 transportation. Please comply with this "CDC Order". You may also choose to use your own transportation. Hope everyone is enjoying summertime!! Deb
RES: Because all students at RES get breakfast and lunch at no charge, all RES families also received EBT cards to help provide food when students are not in school. More information can be found here: https://5il.co/va54.
Don't forget tonight at 5:30pm in the MVHS auditorium we will have the STRAW POLL for the new school building project! https://5il.co/upa3
RSU 10 is working with a regional program to create a remote academy for 2021-22 with limited seats. Complete this survey if your childe is interested -- https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe4jzA64JWiwitxQOBheblEGi85YeDSPCJiAvYsMToc4K0ggQ/viewform?usp=sf_link
Please read our RSU 10 Community Newsletter for information about Summer Programs, Fall 2021, & Remote Learning. https://5il.co/tceq
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
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
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.
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
RES: Monday is HAT DAY!
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
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
RES: Students will attend school in-person on Wednesdays starting 3/24. Students arrive at 9:00 and leave at 1:00. Thanks!
RES Remote Gr 2- Mrs. Rowley is out today and there are no live Zooms for math. She has emailed parents with directions for the day. Thanks!
Please read the following message regarding the increase of In-Person Learning and Community Forum on March 11th! https://5il.co/qgfr
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.
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.
RES: We can't wait to get back to school tomorrow! In-person learners, please make sure you have your devices and any materials borrowed during remote learning (books, white boards, math toolkits, etc.). Mrs. Dowland's, Mrs. Danylik's, and Mrs. Mazza's classes have PE, so please bring sneakers AND outdoor clothes. We can't wait to see you all at 7:45 tomorrow!
RES: Food boxes will be available today at MVHS (second parking lot) from 9:30 until they’re gone.
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
RES: We know it's not a typical year, but we still want your feedback on the culture and climate of our school! RES families, please let us know what we do well and what we can work on by completing this survey: https://www.pbisassessment.org/Anon/8X020DW13m0
RES: Due to several additional cases of COVID-19 at RES, we will remain in remote learning through 2/12/21. Please see the letter with specific information: https://5il.co/p81q.
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
RES: Due to staff quarantines, Rumford Elementary will remain in remote learning through all of next week, including Friday, February 5th. We have been very impressed with attendance at Zooms! Thank you for being such great partners in your child's learning!
RES: Picture Retake Day is on Friday, 1/22! Any remote students who need pictures taken should come at 8:30, or call the office to make other arrangements.
RES: Thank you for your flexibility and patience this week! We plan to have all classes in person next week. Enjoy the extra day as we celebrate the life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr. We will see you on Tuesday!
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
RES: Check out our Facebook post about our Virtual Field Trip Event tomorrow! https://www.facebook.com/RumfordElementarySchool ALL RES students are invited to join!
RES: As you are preparing to send your kids back to school tomorrow, please make sure they have computers/iPads, chargers, books, and any other materials from remote learning. Also, make sure to pack winter clothes for recess. Mrs. Coulombe’s and Mr. Leskowsky’s classes will need winter clothes for PE, too. We will be taking temperatures inside, so students can come right into the building in the morning. See you tomorrow!
RES: We will be back at school for in-person learning on Monday! A storm is expected, so keep an eye out for any alerts that could change that plan. Also, please remember that students and staff who have traveled out of state may need a negative Covid test or to quarantine before returning to school. Happy New Year, RES families!
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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!