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.
Summer food delivery begins on Tuesday, July 7 and continues through Friday, August 28. There will be no food delivery this week (week of June 29-July 3). Happy Fourth of July!
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.
Attention: We are extending pick-up hours on Thursday, May 14. Parents will be able to pick up their child's belongings and fundraiser orders from 8am-6pm. This is for Thursday only. Friday pickup time is 8am-noon. This will be the last pickup day, so please make arrangements to come to the school if possible. Thank you
Student belongings and fundraiser items are available for pickup today between 8am-noon. Lots of items on the lost and found table as well!
Reminder: This Thursday and Friday are the first of four pickup days at Windsor School. Parents are asked to come to school between 8am-noon to pick up student belongings and items sold in the fundraiser. You may also drop off library books. Please adhere to social distancing. One person will be allowed in at a time, so we ask for your patience. The next pickup days will be on Thursday, May 14 and Friday May 15. Thank you!
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.
Fundraiser orders will be available for pickup in the gym on Thursday, May 7 and Friday, May 8 from 8am-noon. Some students' belongings may also be available for pickup at that time. Homeroom teachers will let you know if they are able to bag up your childs' belongings for pickup. If not, we will have pickup another time next week. You may also return library books on Thursday or Friday. Thank you
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!
Our spring fundraiser is coming to a close. If you still have paper orders, please drop them off at school between 8-12 this week, or you can turn them to online orders at ShopFund.com. Thank you so much for your support of our school garden! We have big plans for the garden this spring and summer and can't wait to share!
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.
Our middle school semi-formal will be rescheduled for a date in March. Our varsity girls' basketball championship is now being held on Friday, February 14 at 7:30 pm.
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.
Come cheer our Boys' Varsity basketball team on as they begin playoffs! We play at Erskine today at 3:30!
RSU12 schools are closed today Friday, February 7, 2020 due to the predicted freezing rain all day.
Our monthly awards assembly has been rescheduled to Monday, February 10 at 1:30.
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
Sorry for the late notice but the boys game at Erskine has been cancelled. We will let you know the make up date and time.
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/
May 7th Baseball & Softball games at China have been postponed. Make up dates will be announced.
Windsor third grader Landon Dubord celebrated his 9th birthday recently. Instead of receiving gifts for himself, Landon asked his guests to bring food for the Windsor School Community Closet. Landon and his mother brought the food in to school today, and we couldn't be more proud of his generosity. Thank you Landon, and Happy Birthday!
All afternoon activities have been cancelled today. April 8, 2019.
There will be no softball practice this afternoon.
One week until the Scholastic Book Fair! eWallet is a secure, cash-free way to let your child shop the fair. Create a free account, preauthorize a spending limit, and have funds immediately available. For more info go to http://www.scholastic.com/bf/windsorschool2019
The Monthly Assembly has been changed to Friday, March 8th at 1:45
2/11/19-Monday- School Colors Day- wear blue and yellow 2/12/19-Tuesday- Mismatch Day- wear the most mixed-up outfit you can think of 2/13/19-Wednesday- A Day of Caring- Complete an act of kindness. 2/14/19-Thursday- America Day- show your patriotic spirit by wearing red, white and blue 2/15/19-Friday- Comfy Day- wear the comfiest outfit you can think of!
Scholastic offers a digital payment option instead of paying in cash at the book fair. Check out ewallet at our Scholastic Book Fair page to learn more. https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=windsorschool2018
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
The Class of 2018 video is posted on https://sites.google.com/a/svrsu.org/windsor-elementary-school/
Calling community readers! Add the number of words you read this summer and help us reach next year's reading goal. Fill out the form at https://goo.gl/forms/8mm6YW0smL4OqdZ53
School team Baseball & Softball games are cancelled. Softball will have practice 3:30-5:00
There will be no after school sports today, April 25, 2018
April is National Poetry Month and April 26 is Poem in Your Pocket Day. Find a poem, write it down, and put it in your pocket to share. Find children's poetry at https://goo.gl/Z5FKKz
Thanks for your support of the Scholastic Book Fair. We were able to buy books for the library, students and classrooms. Shop online through Apr 15 at http://www.scholastic.com/bf/windsorschool2018
New for this Scholastic Book Fair is eWallet. Use a credit card to set up a spending account for your child. For info and to sign up, go to http://www.scholastic.com/bf/windsorschool2018
The Scholastic Book Fair starts today. It will be open for students during the school day and also open during Parent-Teacher conferences. Thanks for your support!
Reminder! Tomorrow, Wednesday, March 28, is a full student day. There is no early dismissal tomorrow. This is to make up time because of snow days.
The Scholastic Book Fair opens in the library next week, but you can shop online now through April 15. http://www.scholastic.com/bf/windsorschool2018
Update #2 letter about the technology breach at Windsor Elementary from a few weeks ago. Go to this link http://www.svrsu.org/article/43642?org=windsor
Calling all four year olds in RSU 12! RSU 12 and local Head Start programs are continuing their partnership to offer a free, high quality, comprehensive Pre-Kindergarten program to children in the district who turn four by October 15, 2018. Programs will be located Chelsea, Whitefield, Windsor and Somerville. Bus transportation will be provided. Pre -K programs will operate Monday through Friday and follow the school schedule. Meals will be served and a short rest period will be included. Classrooms will be staffed by a certified Early Childhood Teacher and Education Technicians to assist in the classroom. Children in the program will receive comprehensive services. All families are encouraged to apply. For more information about this Pre-K/Head Start collaboration, or to receive an application, please contact your local RSU 12 elementary school. RSU 12 serves the towns of Alna, Chelsea, Palermo, Somerville, Westport Island, Whitefield, and Windsor.
Updated information about last week's technology breach at Windsor has been posted here, https://www.svrsu.org/article/42839?org=windsor
IMPORTANT: Revised 2017-2018 School Year Calendar posted here, http://www.svrsu.org/article/41276?org=windsor
Important update! Winter sports awards have been moved to after break. Tuesday the 27th at 5:30
On February 8th, the Windsor 7th grade class was recognized by the Maine State House, as was, Saber Hanington for his first place finish on the Maine State Native American Essay Award. After the House visit, Saber was presented with his award by the Secretary of State, Matthew Dunlap. Saber's mother, Amber Michaud and his grandmother, Bev Michaud were also in attendance.
Reese Sullivan, 6th grade student at Windsor Elementary, has been named the winner of the Canines for Charity National Essay Contest for grades 6-8. The students wrote an essay about a humorous time with their pet. The national contest is run by Pam and Floyd Dunn of Canines for Charity. The Wyoming organization has raised funds for charities for over 20 years through their dog sledding events. Sullivan is the daughter of Matt and Cheryl Sullivan of Windsor. Sullivan will receive a $50 cash prize for her winning work. More information about the essay contest and the organization can be found at http://www.caninesforcharity.org or on their facebook page, Canines for Charity.
We are pleased to announce that 8th grader Hunter Johnson has placed first in the Windsor School Essay Contest of Chapman University's Holocaust Essay Contest. Eighth graders, Andrea Richardson and Xander Drolet, tied for 2nd. Their essays now go on to the International competition at Chapman University. Good Luck!
The Koussinoc Chapter of the DAR has announced that 8th grader Parker Reynolds has one first place in the DAR annual Essay contest. His essay now goes on to the State Competition. Ethan Barrett placed 2nd. Both young men will be honored at a DAR ceremony in March. Congratulations boys for a job well done and good luck at states!
Just a reminder there is no school tomorrow Friday, January 12th due to a teacher workshop, and Monday January 15th Martin Luther King Jr. Day. enjoy the 4 day weekend!
Search for a book from home or your classroom using our online catalog, Destiny Discover. See what's new or browse for a book by topic. https://search.follettsoftware.com/metasearch/ui/16952/
Due to the upcoming storm this Tuesday night, the Windsor Holiday Concert has been rescheduled to next Tuesday, December 19th.