Dear RSU 12 Families, Staff, and Students, All RSU 12 schools will resume tomorrow, Monday, October 30th, starting at the regular time. As we embark on this return, please know that our schools are prepared to greet students with the utmost care and support, recognizing the challenges of the past week. I extend my sincerest gratitude for your patience and resilience as we come together to reinstate a sense of normalcy in our educational routines for the well-being of our students. Your understanding during this unsettling time has been invaluable. The safety of our students and staff remains our foremost priority. I encourage you to reassure your children that they are safe in school and that operations will proceed as usual. We also recognize the lasting impact of the distressing events from last week, and although the immediate threat has diminished, feelings of confusion, sorrow, and fear may persist. As we navigate this healing process, let us offer each other the comfort and strength needed to move forward. May the week ahead be one of solace and mutual support. Warm regards, Howard Tuttle Superintendent RSU 12
We have decided to close school again tomorrow, October 27th. Our foremost concern remains the safety and well-being of our students, staff, and families. The decision to extend the school closure is a difficult one, made with careful consideration of the current circumstances. Our intention is to resume regular school activities on Monday. In the meantime, please take care of yourself and your loved ones during this challenging time.
Due to last night’s terrible events in Lewiston, area towns still in lockdown, and a potential safety concern for our staff and students attending school today, all RSU 12 schools are closed today out of an abundance of caution. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those impacted by this tragedy.
Our RSU 12 Staff Daycare has limited slots available for children aged 3 to 5. Our staff members have not claimed all these age 3 to 5 slots; thus, we are opening these slots to individuals outside our organization. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone who knows someone who is searching for daycare services. Please note that this daycare currently operates on a school-year schedule. Please keep in mind that it is on a first-come, first-served basis. The daycare is located at Windsor Elementary School. If you are interested, kindly email email@example.com as soon as possible.
Rain didn't stop some Whitefield students and staff from showing school board members the work they've done with the school greenhouse, garden club, and aquaponics program. The students explained how they grow vegetables and herbs from seed, how the fish and plants mutually benefit from the aquaponics system, and how they've managed to supply fresh produce to their school cafeteria. Many thanks to the staff, students, and grant funds that have made this all possible! Thanks, too, for the partnership with Food Corps, which is helping the program grow.
We have limited available slots in our RSU 12 staff daycare for children aged 3 to 5. Our staff members have not claimed all these slots; thus, we are opening them to individuals outside our organization. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone who knows someone who is searching for daycare services. Please note that this daycare operates on a school-year schedule. Please keep in mind that it is on a first come, first-served basis. The daycare is located at Windsor Elementary School. The daycare schedule runs during the school day, during school hours. Thank you. If you are interested, kindly email firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
The RSU 12 Board of Directors meeting on September 14, 2023 has been postponed and rescheduled for October 12, 2023
Due to the high heat index in the 90s again this afternoon, all RSU 12 schools will be closing at 11:30 am today. Our buildings do not have air conditioning and the classrooms did not cool much last night. We are expecting many classrooms to get over 100 degrees again this afternoon. Thank you for your patience and understanding with this unexpected weather. We look forward to cooler days ahead.
Due to the extreme heat advisory this afternoon, all RSU 12 schools will be closing at 12:30 pm today. Our buildings do not have air conditioning and many classrooms are expected to get over 100 degrees. Thank you for your patience and understanding with this unexpected early dismissal.
SHEEPSCOT VALLEY RSU12 is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals will be provided at a first come, first serve basis at the sites and times as follows: CHELSEA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Monday through Friday June 26 through August 11 Breakfast 8:00-9:00 Lunch 11:00-12:00 Dining onsite only WINDSOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Monday through Friday July 10 through August 3 Breakfast 8:00-8:30 Lunch 11:30-12:00 Dining onsite only
The 2023-2024 RSU 12 School Budget was approved by the voters of RSU 12. Thank you to the community for your support.
Reminder that tomorrow, Tuesday, June 13th, there is a referendum on the proposed RSU 12 school district budget. Please remember to vote at your local polling stations.
This a reminder that if you are a resident of RSU 12, then the RSU 12 District Budget meeting will take place this Wednesday, May 24th, at 6:30 pm in the Chelsea Elementary School gym. Residents will learn about the school district budget and vote whether or not to approve the budget proposed by the RSU 12 School Board. Please attend this important meeting.
RSU 12 Staff Daycare Partnership Sheepscot Valley RSU 12 is looking to partner with a daycare provider for a Staff Daycare, located at Windsor Elementary School. RSU 12 will provide the facility on the Windsor Elementary School property. The daycare provider must be willing to sign a Memorandum of Understanding and would not be considered an RSU 12 employee. The daycare will open in the fall of 2023. Daycare provider must have fingerprints and background check completed. Please submit a cover letter and resume by Thursday, May 11, 2023. All resumes will be considered at noon on Thursday, May 11, 2023 and candidates will be contacted if there are any further questions. Resumes can be emailed to: Leburgess@svrsu.org
Public Notice of Bid: Sheepscot Valley RSU #12 Ground Maintenance/Plowing and Snow Removal for the RSU 12 Superintendent's Office/Somerville, Windsor School, Chelsea School, and Whitefield School 2023-2024. Ground Maintenance for Palermo Consolidated School, 2023. Bid closing date: May 12, 2023 12:00 noon. Bids will be opened on Monday, May 15, 2023. Bid proposal packets are available online at www.svrsu.org under Documents. For more information contact Larry Dancer, Dir. of Operations 207-557-4040.
Please be aware that some RSU 12 buses may be late this morning due to trees down or flooding.
RSU 12 is looking for Substitutes for RSU 12 school staff, various positions. Job Summary: Be willing to work with students of all abilities, be able to follow lesson plans, have a "team spirit" & positive work attitude. Qualifications: High School Diploma or GED Apply here: https://www.applitrack.com/svrsu/onlineapp/
Reminder: The Finance Committee and the Superintendent are holding a series of public budget meetings in order to present the proposed draft school budget and collect questions and input about the budget from RSU 12 citizens. These meetings are held at town Selectboard meetings according to the following schedule below. Please attend to hear about the RSU 12 School Budget. Somerville - Town Office, 3/15 6pm Westport Island - Town Office, 3/20 7pm Alna - Town Office, 3/22 6pm Palermo - Town Office, 3/23 5:30pm Windsor - Town Office, 3/28 6:30pm Whitefield - Fire Station, 4/11 6pm Chelsea - School, 4/13 6:30pm
All schools in RSU 12 will have a two-hour delay this morning, Wednesday, March 15th.
Due to the impending storm, all schools in RSU 12 will release at 11:30 am today, Tuesday, March 14th.