The RSU 12 Board of Directors meets on the second Thursday of every month. Please find the agenda and backup information for tomorrow's meeting here, https://www.svrsu.org/o/district/browse/186143
Long term substitute in a PreK classroom needed. Chelsea Elementary School. Must be eligible for Ed Tech III certification. Go to link below for more information. https://www.applitrack.com/svrsu/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Elementary+School+Teaching
This is a reminder that beginning this Wednesday, January 6th, early releases will dismiss students at 11:30 instead of 1:30. This change will remain in effect for the remainder of the school year. Also, please note that students will not have school on January 29th and March 26th.
RSU 12 schools are closed today, December 17th, due to the predicted snowstorm.
The Maine Department of Education and ConnectME Authority have contracted Redzone Wireless to provide broadband access to staff and student locations in your area to support remote learning. Please complete the form at the website linked below by November 8th to be included in the program. A Redzone representative will contact you to arrange an installation appointment to ensure that your location is connected before December 30. For more information and to complete the form visit https://www.redzonewireless.com/cares
Lincoln County is distributing FREE food boxes starting Monday, October 26th at 6 locations around the county. These boxes contain 20+ pounds of produce, meat and dairy products. This event is funded by the USDA and any person, regardless of income or residency is encouraged to join in. The locations will be drive-through service and the boxes will be loaded into your vehicle for you. Some locations include: Monday, Oct. 26 2:30-6:00pm Waldoboro Town Office Tuesday, Oct. 27 9:00am-12:30pm Wiscasset Community Center Wednesday, Oct. 28 1:30-5:30pm Whitefield Calvary Baptist Church Please spread the word to your family, friends, neighbors of this event. There are A LOT of boxes coming, and they want to make sure they don’t go to waste! See https://www.lincolncountymaine.me/ for a full list of locations and dates for pickup.
As planned, all schools in RSU 12 will resume in-person learning starting tomorrow, Wednesday, October 7, 2020. If your student was contacted and told to quarantine, then they should continue to do so. Thank you to everyone for following the safety protocols in our schools. We look forward to resuming in-person learning tomorrow.
Please read an important letter from the Superintendent about a Positive COVID-19 Case at Windsor Elementary School. You will be contacted by the school by phone if your student had direct contact with the individual. Out of an abundance of caution, all schools in RSU 12 will do remote learning starting immediately through Tuesday, October 6th. Students will return on October 7th for in-person learning if it is prudent to do so. Here is the link to a letter from the Superintendent with more information, https://www.svrsu.org/article/318636?org=district
Please read an important letter from the Superintendent about a Probable COVID-19 Case at Windsor Elementary School. A Probable Case means that the individual has symptoms associated with COVID-19 and they had direct contact with someone who tested positive. You will be contacted by the school by phone if your student had direct contact with the individual. Here is the link to a letter with more information, https://www.svrsu.org/article/317680?org=district
Our apologies, but the link in the message sent Friday afternoon was bad. Here is a corrected link. https://forms.gle/TKkJDXW5VbGpJkwe9 Here is the original message: The Maine Department of Education is gathering information about students and staff who lack access to Internet AND cellular service in their homes. Their hope is to continue to remove barriers to remote learning by advocating for improvements in infrastructure. If you have NEITHER reliable Internet NOR quality cellular service at your residence, please take a moment before September 30 to complete this brief survey so that we can help improve connectivity. https://forms.gle/TKkJDXW5VbGpJkwe9 Thank you!
The Maine Department of Education is gathering information about students and staff who lack access to Internet AND cellular service in their homes. Their hope is to continue to remove barriers to remote learning by advocating for improvements in infrastructure. If you have NEITHER reliable Internet NOR quality cellular service at your residence, please take a moment before September 30 to complete this brief survey so that we can help improve connectivity. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5596702718 Thank you!
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is extending the Summer Food Service Program through December 2020. What does this mean to RSU 12 students and families? Free School Meals (breakfast and lunch) for all students until the end of December, 2020. FREE MEALS will be available to all in-school students. FREE MEALS will be available to all remote learning students for parent/guardian pick-up. If your child is a remote learner and you would like to pick up meals for them, please contact their school next week.
The school board agenda and other documents including RSU 12's proposed Reopening Plan for the August 13, 2020 Board meeting can be found here, https://www.svrsu.org/o/district/browse/158889. You can watch the board meeting streamed on the RSU 12 Youtube Channel here, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuXtnpy60EeMTRku92l7I4Q/featured
RSU 12 is pleased to announce that the Boys & Girls Club plans to offer before and after school child care at Chelsea, Whitefield, and Windsor Schools assuming there is enough interest. If you would like to sign your child up for care at any of these locations, please visit https://www.bgckv.org/signupforchildcare.html and complete the registration packet. Specific questions about the child care program can be directed to the Boys & Girls Club at 207-582-8458.
A letter about RSU 12 plans for reopening schools has been posted on our website. It is critical for parents/caregivers to read this letter and complete the survey that is linked in the letter. You can find the letter here, https://5il.co/iuzv
Tomorrow, Tuesday, July 14th is voting day. The RSU 12 School Budget is on the ballot. Please remember to vote!
We are resending the child care survey because we heard from several people that it would be helpful to know the anticipated costs in order to respond. Through a partnership with RSU 12, the Boys and Girls Club of Kennebec Valley is exploring options for providing child care in RSU 12 schools in the coming year. The weekly cost is expected to be about $90 during the school year and $125 for a vacation week. In order to inform these plans, please take a moment to complete this survey and let us know if your family is interested in childcare before or after school and on school vacations. The survey will be open until Thursday, July 16. We apologize for having to ask you to complete it again but hope the information about cost is helpful. Thank you! https://forms.gle/N723adspLGCS8FEY8
Through a partnership with RSU 12, the Boys and Girls Club of Kennebec Valley is exploring options for providing child care in RSU 12 schools in the coming year. In order to inform these plans, please take a moment to complete this survey and let us know if your family is interested in childcare before or after school and on school vacations. The survey will be open until Monday, July 13. Thank you! https://forms.gle/kPgvWPRKWnkbzXebA
Maine's Department of Education is seeking input from educators, parents, and other community members about the return to classroom instruction. The survey can be found at https://www.maine.gov/doe/fall2020survey and is open until July 12.
RSU 12 would like to remind our families that your children may be eligible for free and reduced meals in the fall. If your financial circumstances have changed recently, please consider completing the application at http://svrsu.schoollunchapp.com. This will allow us to determine whether we can provide your child meals for free or at a reduced rate in the first month of school next year.
RSU 12 is considering continuing to provide meals through the months of July and August to children living in the district. Please take a moment before the end of the day Wednesday, June 10, to complete this survey to let us know if you would like meals for your children. This will help us make the decision. Thank you! https://forms.gle/ta5hRGcnVajj6obU8
RSU 12 is able to continue providing meals through the months of July and August to children living in the district. Please take a moment before the end of the day Wednesday, June 10, to complete this survey to let us know if you would like meals for your children. Thank you! https://forms.gle/ta5hRGcnVajj6obU8
RSU 12 would like to remind our families that your children may be eligible for free and reduced meals in the fall. If your financial circumstances have changed recently, please consider completing the application at http://svrsu.schoollunchapp.com. This will allow us to determine whether we can provide your child meals for free or at a reduced rate in the first month of school next year. In the meantime, we will continue to bus meals to our students during the current school closure.
Calling all 4-year-olds! RSU 12 is now accepting PreK applications for the 2020-21 school year. Please contact one the RSU 12 schools or go online at https://www.svrsu.org/documents for an application. RSU 12 has PreK classrooms at Chelsea, Somerville, Whitefield, and Windsor.
RSU 12 is excited to share this information from the Maine Department of Education. Some of our teachers are involved in this project! Many thanks to them and to all of the teachers that made this possible. Maine Public, the Maine Department of Education, and Educate Maine have joined forces to create original, educational programming for grade school students in Grades 3 to 5. Dedicated teachers from across Maine have developed original video lessons, pulling content from their own lesson plans and sources to provide exceptional learning opportunities for Maine students. The Learning Space will be broadcast on Maine Public Television at 12:30 p.m. each weekday starting on Monday, April 27. As more episodes are developed, the broadcast schedule will expand to run from Noon to 1:00. Episodes of The Learning Space will be archived for later viewing on numerous platforms online including on mainepublic.org. The Learning Space will air through the spring to mid-June.
Unless conditions change, RSU 12 classrooms will remain closed and RSU 12 students will continue distance learning until the last day of school, June 12th. Find more information about this extended classroom closure here, https://5il.co/fa08
Thank you to all of you who responded to the recent survey about remote learning in RSU 12. Please visit https://www.svrsu.org/rsu-12-s-response-to-covid-19 for a summary of the results, resources for learning, information about RSU 12's response to COVID19, and more. Stay safe, everyone! We can't wait to see our students again!
Unfortunately, we are unable to supply food today due to the widespread power outages and roads being blocked around the district. Our next food delivery will be on Monday.
Due to the snow storm tonight, food deliveries for tomorrow, April 10th, will be delivered three hours later than food deliveries are normally delivered. Please be available to receive your food. Thank you.
Hello, RSU 12 families! We would be grateful if you would please complete this brief survey. Your answers will help us better support our students and their families during this challenging time. Here is the link: https://forms.gle/1h9TEEyehqX1LKWa7. It will be available until Wednesday noon. We hope you stay safe and healthy! Thank you!
We are extending the RSU 12 school closure until at least April 27, 2020. We understand the gravity of this decision and will reevaluate this decision regularly as the conditions change. Please read more detailed information about the closure in this letter, https://5il.co/e0n3
Thank you to all who responded to our parent survey about meal and continuity of learning packets for students. The survey has been closed. If you did not get a chance to fill it out or you haven't spoken to your child's school about this yet, and you want your child to receive meals or a learning packet, please reach out to the school. If you get a recording, please leave a detailed message. Thank you!
Good afternoon. In these challenging times, RSU 12 wants to be sure that ALL students have access to breakfast and lunch and will provide it free of charge if desired. Meals will be bussed to homes. In addition, we would like information to help us provide families with learning activities for students. Please take a moment to complete this survey so we know how best to support your children. https://forms.gle/vSs6pHgpo9r5eH2TA Please complete it once for EACH of your children under age 18 in the home. Thank you!
All RSU 12 schools will be closed for two weeks from March 16-March 27th in order to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The situation will be revisited next week. Educators will be developing plans for the continuity learning to be ready later this week.
Please read a letter from the RSU 12 Superintendent about the COVID-19 school closure. You can find the letter here, https://5il.co/dqg6
Please read a letter from the RSU 12 Superintendent with general information about the coronavirus, COVID-19, at the following link, https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/610870/Letter_about_Coronavirus.3.9.20.pdf
School Calendar Change -- March 20, 2020 will be a Student School Day in RSU 12. The RSU 12 Board of Directors will be deciding at the March 12th Board meeting to make March 20th a student day instead of a Teacher Workshop Day. This is due to the excessive amount of storm days we have had this year. We want all RSU 12 families to be notified of this likely decision, so that you can make plans for your student to attend school on March 20th.
School Calendar Change March 20, 2020 will be a Student School Day in RSU 12. The RSU 12 Board of Directors will be deciding at the March 12th Board meeting to make March 20th a student day instead of a Teacher Workshop Day. This is due to the excessive amount of storm days we have had this year. We want all RSU 12 families to be notified of this likely decision, so that you can make plans for your student to attend school on March 20th.
The RSU 12 School Board meeting has been cancelled for tonight, February 13, 2020
All RSU 12 Adult Ed Classes are cancelled tonight, February 13th.
RSU 12 schools are closed today, Thursday, February 13th.
RSU 12 schools will have a two-hour delay this morning Monday, February 10th.
RSU12 schools are closed today Friday, February 7, 2020 due to the predicted freezing rain all day.
All RSU 12 schools are closed today, Thursday February 6th due to the snow and ice storm
RSU 12 schools are closed today, Thursday, January 16, 2020
All RSU 12 after school activities are cancelled today, Tuesday, December 17 due to the snow.
All RSU 12 schools are closed today, Tuesday, December 3rd due to the snowstorm.
RSU 12 has tools to help you keep track of your child's lunch account. You can use MySchoolBucks to view your child's balance and make online payments with a credit or debit card. You can also complete an online application to see if your child is eligible for free or reduced price meals. Find these resources on the school website under Menu, Parent Resources.
All after school activities in RSU 12 are cancelled this afternoon, November 18th, due to a forecast of freezing rain.
All RSU 12 schools are closed today, Tuesday November 12th, due to the snow and ice predicted today.
Two hour delay for all RSU 12 Schools today November 1, 2019
RSU 12 staff spent the day Friday learning together. There were opportunities to learn about complex reasoning skills and how to teach these to students. There were also opportunities to practice strategies to address challenging student behavior and to build a sense of community in the classroom. We look forward to applying our new learning in the classroom!
RSU #12 is pleased to announce the availability of applying for Free and Reduced Price Meals online at http://svrsu.schoollunchapp.com! The process is SAFE, SECURE, PRIVATE, and AVAILABLE anytime, anywhere! Your data is transmitted to the Student Nutrition Office the same day you apply, allowing for quicker processing so you can receive benefits faster. Follow the easy to use, step-by-step screens to enter student and household information. Then click “Apply” to submit your application for meal benefits!
The Department of Education is looking to hear from students. https://mailchi.mp/maine/media-release-maine-doe-celebrates-april-as-the-month-of-the-military-child-1320381?e=c60a575204
This is just a reminder that today, Wednesday, August 28th, is the first day of school for RSU 12 and it is an early release for all schools. Students release at 1:30pm today. Thank you.
RSU 12 School Nutrition Director Mike Flynn receives accolades for statewide training. http://www.dailybulldog.com/db/health/local-and-state-partners-host-regional-school-nutrition-training/
We have had several people express interest in attending and are hoping to have a few more. Please RSVP to Deb Taylor if you can join us. ------------------------------------------------ RSU 12 would like to improve its communication efforts. We want to be sure that parents and community members know what is happening in our schools and that we are providing information in a way that works for them. In order for us to make improvements, we need your help. We would like to know what kinds of things you'd like to hear about and how we can best communicate. Please join me on Wednesday, October 10:00 from 5:00-6:00 pm at Windsor Elementary School for an informal discussion to provide some input about how we can improve our communication efforts. This will be an opportunity for you to share your ideas, thoughts about what you'd like to see, and positive communication experiences you've had that we can learn from. We will brainstorm topics that you want to hear about, how often you'd like to have communication, and what kinds of communication means (paper newsletters, website updates, mobile apps, etc.) you'd prefer. If you are able to join us, please RSVP to Deb Taylor at email@example.com