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
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
RSU 10 is accepting sealed bids for a new Compact Tractor with Optional Attachments. More info here: https://5il.co/m7re
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
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
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
Community Virtual Forum Mtg for updates & to ask questions. 8/13 from 6:00-8:00 RSU 10 is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: Community Virtual Forum Time: Aug 13, 2020 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://networkmaine.zoom.us/j/83952615644 Meeting ID: 839 5261 5644
RSU #10 Community Newsletter -- https://5il.co/jask Announcing -- Community Virtual Forum - 8/13 6:00-8:00
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
Committee information about fall is at https://www.rsu10.org/o/rsu10/page/returning-to-school and will be updated with each meeting.
We will not be live streaming our Board meeting this evening. If you would like to join/watch via zoom, the Meeting ID is: 844 3395 8777 and Passcode: 579568 Meeting start time is 6:30pm!
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
I am so appreciative and relieved for our students, that it appears our budget has passed. I do heed the comments and concerns from the smaller towns throughout our District and ALL of our taxpayers; these are not taken lightly. As we move forward to get our students and staff back into our schools safely, we will carefully monitor our resources. Thank you to everyone who exercised their right to vote! -Deb Alden, Superintendent of Schools
Summer Learning Camp for 19-20 K-Gr 4 Student We are accepting registrations until Friday, 7/17/20 https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe-lLM0buT9JzSQvTPyl8EvBjf8vKa9Uu2S0vwsK9YkpYxMtA/viewform?usp=sf_link
RSU #10 Community Newsletter -- July 2020. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1SyVzWDjwdoLGf0YHJQZEApchpcLciMMa/view?usp=sharing
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 We are looking for parents/community members to join our four Committees we are forming to work on our return to school. Health & Safety, Social, Emotional, Mental Health, Academic Programs & Learning, Foundations for Remote Learning are all described in the document found at the above link. Call or email Peggy Collette at email@example.com or 369-5560.
Maine Principal's Association releases guidance for High School Athletics as our High Schools work with coaches, athletes and parents to develop safe workout and conditioning plans https://5il.co/hsbz
In honor of Juneteenth and the work that we, in the RSU 10 community, must do!! Let's learn and improve together...please take a moment to read the following https://5il.co/he67
Summer Meal Deliveries begin Monday, June 15th . Meal deliveries are Monday and Thursday until August 20th. Please follow the RSU10 web page (rsu10.org) or the RSU10 Facebook page (facebook.com/RSU10) for delivery schedules.
A special message from RSU 10 Buildings, Grounds and Transportation Department to our 2020 seniors. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1E6adWU3ovLyt3Vb9zslh3OomTAZIHFNS/view?ts=5ecd62fc
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!
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!! 😉
Due to the impending weather Thursday night into Friday morning, we will be delivering four days worth of meals tomorrow, Thursday, 4/9/20.
See the latest announcement from the Commissioner of Education. https://mainedoenews.net/2020/04/07/priority-notice-updated-recommendations-and-guidance-from-commissioner-makin-for-remainder-of-19-20-school-year
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
Message from Commissioner of Education. https://maine.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a582edd6473e477ef6307c769&id=90e6fe9345&e=54403a2977
Please check the updated Nutrition food delivery schedule. We are adding a stop behind the Mexico town hall and moving the OFCU stop to the Med-Care parking lot. https://5il.co/dxdr
Important Announcement in regards to RSU #10's move to remote or distance learning and the distribution of technology and or learning packs. Please click on the following link for full announcement. https://5il.co/dw7i
Reminder: The following Schools will have pick up meals available from 10AM-12PM, Monday-Friday. MVHS, RES, Meroby, BJSHS and HSES. Also vans are scheduled to cover the Mountain Valley and Nezinscot Regions. See the RSU 10 website for schedules of stops and times.
Job opening: RSU 10 is currently looking for a part time, 20 hours a week, year round person to provide support in our transportation department at the Nezinscot Bus Garage. Please use the following link for more Details: https://5il.co/d760
Maine DOE has developed a webpage specifically to provide resources to schools and communities about COVID-19: https://www.maine.gov/doe/covid-19
There will be no school in RSU 10 today, Thursday February 27th, due to the weather.
Please fill out the River Valley Rising 2020 Community Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QPVSRZD
MVHS Band halftime show was awesome....thanks for making us proud!!
Any students affected by the road closures in the Hancock Street, Maine Avenue and Rumford Avenue areas, may use any bus stop in the local areas to get to school. The Oxford Avene/Hancock Street stop and Maine Avenue/Brick Park entrance stop will still be used as a bus stops today.
There will be no school in RSU 10 today, Thursday January 16th.
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
BUS DRIVER - CUSTODIAN HARTFORD SUMNER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 40 Hours/Week, 5 Days/Week, 8 Hrs./Day Starting Pay $15.99 - $18.54/hr depending on experience Click link for more info: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1aE_s65xdjfjVzW5kFzivMlMdgCaBDa_ngxQ2BaYvsfY/edit?usp=sharing
RSU #10 utilizes all assessment data to help inform our practices at the district, school, classroom and individual levels for our students. Although we encourage students and parents to participate fully in our assessment program, it is important to note that parents/guardians may opt their child out of state testing. If you are interested in doing so, please reach out to your child's principal to make this request in writing.
RSU 10 schools will be releasing one hour early today Tues. December 17 and there will be no afterschool or evening activities.
TODAY, Tuesday December 3rd In the Mountain Valley Region we are still releasing early and holding Parent-Teacher conferences. Any after-school activities are being individually decided by the building administrators. The only school transportation will be to the game at Mt. Blue. In the Nezinscot Region we are releasing at the regular time and any after-school activities are either cancelled or optional. NVK will be open for those staying. We are being told by weather personnel that the later the better. Please go slow and be safe.
NOTICE: If there should be a Delay or School Cancellation tomorrow, Tuesday December 3rd - Parent/Teacher Conferences will take place on Tuesday, December 10th.
I wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving and relaxing break! AND thank you for all you do to!
RSU 10 students in the Mountain Valley region will have an early release on Tuesday December 3rd for Parent Teacher conferences. Your individual school will give you the specifics. This is rescheduled from November 19th.
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.
🙄 TUESDAY November 12th
There will be no school in RSU 10 today, Thursday November 12th.
RSU #10 is requesting qualifications from qualified commercial electrical contractors to provide maintenance and service to our facilities electrical systems. Please use this link for the details of this request. https://5il.co/b8gt
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
Remember to visit the App Store on your phone to keep our RSU10 app updated!
Maine Board Of Education just voted to move forward with school construction funding for RSU 10 Rumford Elementary School was third on their list....Yeah!!🙂
Monday, September 23, NAMI Maine and its Western Mountains affiliate are hosting a Suicide Awareness Prevention community program at the Deering Community Center in S. Paris from 6-8pm. It is free and open to all. https://5il.co/adyq
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....😮🎈❤
I do know there is another "n" in Nezinscot!! Sorry....🙄
Welcome to the 2019-20 school year. We are off and running - good luck everyone!!