Message from RSU 19 Food Services There are many families that had a free or reduced lunch benefit last year that have not returned a lunch application for this year. Those statuses have ended. If you have not submitted an application for this year already, you are now full pay. Once the summer program extension ends, all meals will have to paid. The school district relies on these free/reduced percentages because it directly effects Title 1, Title 2 and Title 4 funding for this year. It effects the rates for internet access and so much more. Please get a lunch application from your child’s school, fill it out and return it as soon as you can. We need these returned quickly. Please call David Leighton at 355-3613 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to check your child’s lunch status. Thank You
This is an important message from RSU 19 Covid Response Update Letter from Superintendent Hammer Letter: https://5il.co/m3pq
This is an important Message from RSU 19 Food Services There are many families that haven't returned the lunch application for free or reduced lunch benefits. Many families could potentially qualify for these benefits. If you haven't already done so, we still need you to return the application for this school year. We are currently in a summer program extension in which kids eat for free. When this extension ends we will return to using free, reduced, or full pay statuses. If you haven't returned an application please fill one out for your family and return it by October 21st, 2020 You can get an application by contacting your student's school and or downloading it from this link and returning it to your student's school office Link: https://5il.co/canm Thank You if you have any questions please contact David Leighton at 355-3613 or email@example.com
Important message from RSU 19 regarding the food delivery service schedule: If this service doesn't apply to you please ignore this message Due to the Holiday on Monday Oct 12th, 2020, the regular Monday delivery will be on Tuesday Oct 13th, 2020. This change is for these days only. We will go back to the regular delivery on Monday Oct 19th. This does not affect the Wednesday delivery schedule. Any questions, please call 355-3613 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The District Food Service Dept will change the Friday Sept 25th home delivery of meals to Monday Sept 28th. The home delivery schedule will now be every Monday and Wednesday until further notice. For questions or more information please call David Leighton, Director of Child Nutrition, at 355-3613 or email@example.com
Through a waiver from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Maine Department of Education is able to extend the USDA’s Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) allowing school districts and community partners to provide meals to students during extended remote learning due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. RSU 19 is asking only those families that would like to participate in this program to please complete the following survey. If you don't wish to participate in this program please ignore this message. Details regarding meal pickup and delivery times are still being finalized and those details will be made available soon. If you have questions or wish to stop receiving meals at any time please contact David Leighton, Director Child Nutrition, at 355-3613 or firstname.lastname@example.org Survey: http://bit.ly/RSU19MEAL
I'm pleased to let you know that we are still able to provide free meals to all our student up until late December or until further notice. We will be working out the details for providing meals to our remote learners and at home student days within the next two weeks. Please also bear with us as we work out our bus run times over the few days. The run times should be very similar to last year and they are posted on our website. Some of the driver names have changed; however, the run are very similar. Thank you for your understanding.
This is an important message from RSU 19 Reminder Dear RSU 19 Families, please join us for a virtual question and answer session regarding the districts return to school plans. When: Tonight Wednesday August 19th from 6:00 to 7:30 P.M. For details about the meeting please look at the district calendar web page located here https://www.rsu19.org/o/district/events/#event_5946248 Also please take a look at our FAQ's document https://docs.google.com/document/d/1A8jP7RHLSjjqUU3e2uK2aKmzXX4G8GoR1sNP3LGdRFs/edit?usp=sharing Thank You
Good afternoon, We want you to know that our schools are trying to reach parents and families in order to get your "back to school plans". If you've missed our call, please reach out to your child(ren)'s school so we can make our plans. Thank you,
This is an important message from RSU 19 Dear RSU 19 Families, please join us for a virtual question and answer session regarding the districts return to school plans. When: Wednesday August 19th from 6:00 to 7:30 P.M. For details about the meeting please look at the district calendar web page located here https://www.rsu19.org/o/district/events/#event_5946248 Also please take a look at our FAQ's document https://docs.google.com/document/d/1A8jP7RHLSjjqUU3e2uK2aKmzXX4G8GoR1sNP3LGdRFs/edit?usp=sharing Thank You
This is an important message from RSU 19 Superintendent Mike Hammer. Please take a moment to read or watch this message and then take our second parent survey. Message Link: https://bit.ly/2OzzpcS Video Message Link: https://youtu.be/DCcnEZiDOG8 Survey Link: https://forms.gle/4rD9m4b2z2fiMEjx9 Thank You.
Good moring, Please remember the district budget validation is tomorrow, Tuesday, July 14. Please take time to get out to vote. Thank you,
This is an important message from RSU 19. Dear RSU 19 families please take a few minutes to fill out this information gathering survey regarding school this fall. We ask that as many families as possible fill this survey out before Monday July 13th. Thank You https://bit.ly/RSU19FallSurvey
Good evening, We hope that you are all enjoying your summers. We also wanted you to know that the administration and the school board are working on what our return to school will look like this fall. We don’t have all the details put together yet; however, we’re busy planning for how we can safely get our students back to school. Please stay tuned for any requests for information, like surveys, that we put out to gather our own information from our families. We know that other groups in Maine have asked you for information and we may need this information as well. Thank you and take care,
Good morning, This is a reminder that the RSU 19 school budget meeting is tomorrow night, June 23rd. We are holding the meeting in the New Nokomis Gym and auditorium. The meeting starts at 7:00 and we will be following safety guidelines for in person meetings. We hope to see you there.
Good morning, RSU 19 is no longer providing home delivery for meals. We are providing meals at many sites in our towns where families can access free summer meal feeding from mid June to mid August. We do ask that you sign up for this program, in order to prepare an accurate number of meals. You do not need to get meals in the town your child goes to school, you can use the closest site. However, you do need to sign up for meals. The sign up form is on the district website or contact your local school or the food service department. Thank you, have a great summer.
The following are summer meal sites. Anyone 18 and under can get meals at no cost under this program. Here is the link to sign up. http://bit.ly/RSU19MEALS This program will run from June 15 -Aug 14th on Monday and Wednesday of each week. Etna School - 10am-11am Nokomis -10am-11am Somerset School -10am-11am Etna Town Hall -11:15am-12:15pm Palmyra Town Hall - 11:15am-12:15pm Corinna Gazebo at Town Square -11:15am-12:15pm Plymouth Town Hall -11;15am-12:15pm Dixmont Town Hall -11:15am -12:15pm St Albans Town Hall -10am-11am
Message from RSU 19 Just a reminder: If you haven't had a chance to fill out this survey we need your feedback Dear RSU 19 families, thank you for your support and understanding as we navigated through remote learning. As we reflect on the year, we are hoping that you will take a few minutes to provide us with some feedback by completing this survey. Thank you Survey: https://bit.ly/RSU19Survey
Message from RSU 19 Dear RSU 19 families, thank you for your support and understanding as we navigated through remote learning. As we reflect on the year, we are hoping that you will take a few minutes to provide us with some feedback by completing this survey. Thank you Survey: https://bit.ly/RSU19Survey
Message from RSU 19 Parents please review the following document regarding options for the district collection of technology items, books, musical instruments etc. https://bit.ly/2Af8ZJm Thank You
Good evening, Due to the holiday on Monday, May 25th our meal deliveries will be on Tuesday the 26th and Thursday the 28th. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
This is a reminder that we will be starting bulk meal deliveries tomorrow, Tuesday, April 21st. Please be patient as our routes may be earlier of later than the normal schedule. Thank you.
Starting during vacation next week, the RSU is going to begin bulk meal delivery two times per week. We will provide meals for the entire week. Vacation delivery will be on Tuesday, April 21st and Thursday, April 23rd. After that we will deliver on each Monday and Wednesday.
As part of the Governor's "Stay Healthy at Home" mandate, we are extending our school closure until May 1st. The Maine CDC is advising that additional social and physical distancing measures are needed to slow the spread of COVID 19 to save lives and improve the ability of the healthcare system to respond. During this time we strongly urge you to follow the advice of public health officials in order to protect the health and well being of our community. This is a challenging time for everyone and we are committed to providing as much support as we can...
Good morning, As we enter the next phase or our instruction, we have the following update regarding meals and instructional materials for Tuesday March 31st. As we will be delivering various educational materials for identified students along with the daily meals, our bus schedule will be different from the regular food service delivery. Not all families will get instructional materials on Tuesday, only those that have been in contact with us and are in need. We hope to stay on our regular meal delivery schedule as much as possible; however, there will be delays. For the safety of our staff and students we will not be making any personal contact during these deliveries. We will not be picking up the previous educational materials as these were skill building and support assignments. Please continue to practice social distancing, hand washing, and other safety habits related to the Covid-19 virus. We wish you all the best in these trying times.
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Good morning, It is with the safety of our students and communities in mind that RSU#19 will be extending the school closure and remote learning days until after April vacation. Students will return on April 27th. April vacation will remain as it is from April 20th to April 24th. We will still provide meals to our families through the Summer Feeding program with delivery on our school buses. If we make any changes in this process we will communicate directly to you through our regular messaging systems. We understand the hardship this places on our families; however, the ultimate safety of the entire school system is at risk if we do not continue to distance ourselves from each other.
Good evening, this message is for those families that have signed up for district meal delivery. We will begin delivery tomorrow, Tuesday, March 17th between 11:00 and 12:15. Each drop off time will become more specific as we update each food run. The number of meals on each run will vary as we start this process. This is just like the first day of any of our bus runs. We require someone to be at the drop off point that you have identified for us to use for your family to receive the meal or meals. If you would like to be added to the district meal delivery, please fill out the form that is on our website or call the school your student attends. As always, make sure your address and phone number are up to date. Please be patient as we start the food delivery procedure.
Good afternoon, this is Mike Hammer, RSU 19 superintendent. I am calling to notify all parents, students and staff to let you know all RSU 19 schools will be closed starting Monday, March 17 through Friday March 27. A letter with additional information is being posted on the district website and Facebook. All staff should report to work on Monday morning, March 16. This is a challenging situation and we want to ensure the health and safety of our students and families, thank you for your support and understanding.
With guidance from the Maine Center for Disease control and out of an abundance of caution, we have decided to suspend all after school public events until after April vacation. After that time, we will reassess the situation. This does not include meetings of the School Board or Board Committees. If you have any questions about a specific activity, please contact the individual school that is holding the event. At this time, this does not include spring extracurricular activities at the middle and high school.
RSU 19 buses will not be travelling on untreated roads this morning, March 3rd. Please bring your students to the end of the road to be brought to school. We apologize for the inconvenience.
The school board meeting, scheduled for tonight, (Feb. 18th) has been canceled. The meeting will be rescheduled for March.
RSU 19 is closed on Friday February 7th. The central office is also closed.
There is a RSU 19 Music Boosters tree festival at the Sebasticook Elementary gym, Sunday, December 8th from 3:00 to 6:00. 35 trees, supported by local businesses decorated by 30 clubs and activities. Concessions, raffle tickets, free admission. The trees will be raffled at 5:30.
Due to a water main break on the Williams Road near the old Nokomis building, our buses may be running late this afternoon, Friday, December 6th. We apologize for the inconvenience.
RSU 19 is closed Tuesday, December 3rd, including the central office.
This is a reminder that Wednesday, December 4th is an early release day.
RSU 19 is dismissing early today, Monday, November 18th. We will dismiss using our regular early release schedule starting at the high school at 11:30. We apologize for the inconvenience.
RSU 19 is closed today, Tuesday, November 12.
RSU 19 will be closing early on November 1st due to a large power outage. Dismissal will begin around 11:40 starting from the high school.
Dismissal today will start at approximately 12:30.
The Etna Dixmont Plymouth school has no power. We have three buses returning students to their homes or drop off points. We are unsure of the exact drop off time. We will not drop students off without someone at home or unless we have parent/guardian permission.
This is a reminder that RSU 19 has an early release day tomorrow and no school on Friday, October 11th. Also, the deadline for all school nutrition forms is Tuesday, October 15th. Please return them, these forms help with our state and federal grant funding. Thank you.
Our buses will be running about 15 minutes late this Friday September 20th due to an incident in the community. There were no students involved and we were working closely with the Newport Police Department to ensure their safety.
Please continue to be patient as we work to refine our bus runs. We are currently dismissing from the “old” Nokomis Regional High, the new Nokomis Regional Middle School, and Sebasticook Valley Elementary School before heading out to our surrounding towns. We are also making sure our youngest students get on the correct bus home. Not all runs are the same as last year as we don’t stop and reload students at the previous elementary schools that are now closed. Lastly, we appreciate your patience as we will be adding the rest of the high school students in grades 10 thru 12 tomorrow.
Thank you for getting out to vote . We are very thankful that the budget passed and that we are able to begin to prepare for next year.
Today is the district budget validation. Please take time to get out to vote. Thank you.
Tomorrow is the school district budget vote. Please remember to get out and vote, thank you
We are nearing the final selection of the logo for Nokomis Warriors, we would like to have all interested parties weigh in on the imagery before we make the final decision. Please take a few moments and complete the following survey. If you are unable to do this electronically, we will have hard copies of the survey located at the RSU 19 Central Office. All entries must be made on or before June 17th. Thanks for your assistance https://forms.gle/USNBRytma5LRYHNi8
The district budget meeting is this evening at 7:00 @ Nokomis in the cafeteria.
RSU 19 will be closed Monday, April 8, Newport Elementary School Pre k screening will be rescheduled.
Somerset Valley Middle School will be dismissing at 9:30 today. We will not be able to fix the heat this morning. We apologize for the inconvenience.
RSU 19 will be closed Monday, March 4th.
No school in RSU 19 on Wednesday, February 13th
RSU19 will be closed on Wednesday January 30.
There may be some dirt roads that are too icy for our buses to travel on this morning, we will get as many students on the back roads that we can. Your student(s) will be excused if we cannot pick them up.
RSU 19 will have a 2 hour delay on Thursday, January 24 there will be no morning pre k.
All After-School Activities have been cancelled in RSU 19 for today, Wednesday, January 9th.
All After School Activities have been cancelled for RSU 19 for today, Tuesday, January 8, 2019.
No morning pre k Friday December 21st
RSU 19 will have a 2 hour delay on Friday December 21st
There is no school in RSU 19 Monday, December 17
No school in RSU 19, Tuesday November 27th.
No school in RSU 19 Friday November 16th
School will be held on our normal schedule this morning, however some buses may be delayed. Thanks
The current school calendar has five snow days built in and due to us needing to cancel eight days, three days have to be added. The Board approved moving the teacher workshop day, that was scheduled for May 25, to the end of the school year. May 25 will now be a student day. The last student day is Monday, June 18th, and will be a half-day. Two teacher workshop days will be held on June 19 & 20, 2018.
Varsity Boys Basketball. Senior Night. #1 vs #2. Hampden vs Nokomis. Live on The Cube at 6:30. http://thecube.com/e/779795
Due to a Water Main Break in Dexter, Tri County Technical Center has cancelled school for tomorrow February 8th
Live on the Cube! Girls Basketball. Senior Game. Lawrence vs Nokomis at 6:30. http://thecube.com/e/779213
RSU 19 has a 2 hour delay on Monday, February 5th. No morning pre-k.
RSU 19 has a one hour delay in Friday Febuary 2nd.
For a list of early release day Dismissal Times, please go to Events – February 7 – and click on http://5il.co/2pke
The State Police have notified us that the threat has been taken care of. Our schools are all safe.
We have asked our students at the Somerset Valley Middle School, St.Albans Elementary School, and Nokomis High School to be in lockdown as a result of a threat in the community. Our students safety is of our primary concern.
RSU 19 is closed today Tuesday, January 23.
There is no school in RSU 19 on Wednesday, January 17
Watch the Boys Basketball Team tonight versus the Skowhegan Indians at 6:30 on the cube. Zach Hartsgrove is closing in on his 1000th point. The following address should get you there! https://thecube.com/event/nokomis-regional-high-school-vs-skowhegan-area-hig-771378
RSU 19 will have a 2 hr delay Friday, January 5th, no AM pre-k.
RSU 19 is closed tomorrow Thursday January 4th 2018
Thank you to our transportation dept for working overtime yesterday to get the busses on the road this morning. We had some challenges; however, this cold snap has been tough. Way to go Dean, Chuck, Ray and crew.
There will not be an Education Committee meeting in January. The next meeting is scheduled for February 6, 2018.
Thank you to Somerset County Sheriff Dale Lancaster and Deputy Mike Cray for presenting on bullying prevention this morning to K-8 students at Somerset Valley Middle School.
RSU 19 is closed Wednesday December, 13
This is RSU 19 today is Tuesday December 12th. Students will be dismissed from school today at 11:45, thank you
Free bagged lunches will be available for all Etna Dixmont students today from 12:30-1:30. Lunches will be at the Newport Elementary School for pickup. If power has not been restored to the Etna School on Friday, we will have the bag lunches available again for pickup, from 12:30-1:30 at Newport Elementary School.
Thursday November 2nd. There will be no school today at the Etna Dixmont school. Thank You
Hello this is RSU 19 Etna Dixmont school will be closed today, thanks.
Due to wide spread power outages there will be no school today. The new school ground breaking ceremony has been postponed until November 2nd. Thank You.
We are dismissing students at 10:00. Please be patient as bus routes will be interrupted due to downed power lines and trees. Phones are out at schools due to the power being out.
Infinite Campus Mobile App - Check Student Grades, Assignments, Lunch Balances etc. from your mobile device https://www.infinitecampus.com/audience/parents-students
Welcome to RSU #19!