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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Please note the RSU 10 school board has changed the school calendar. School vacation now begins on December 19th. There will be no school on Monday the 21st or Tuesday the 22nd. School is back in session on Monday January 4th, 2021.
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.
Help Us Improve Maine Broadband! Take the speed test to help define and advance broadband infrastructure improvement throughout Maine. https://www.mainebroadbandcoalition.org/
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
Hello- This is a reminder there is no school Wednesday 11/11 in honor of Veteran's Day.
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
Hello WFRP families. This is a reminder that next Wednesday October 7th, there is no school at WFRP. There is a district workshop that day. Students may attend school on Friday October 9th to make up the missed day. Have a great weekend.
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
WFRP is in session tomorrow, September 23rd. Please contact the school directly at 364-2112 with any questions. Thank you!
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
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
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
Message from Commissioner of Education. https://maine.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a582edd6473e477ef6307c769&id=90e6fe9345&e=54403a2977
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
Please fill out the River Valley Rising 2020 Community Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QPVSRZD
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.
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
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.
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....😮🎈❤