VACATION PLANNING https://www.kidsrsu.org/article/396939 Please follow safety protocols to help keep our school open for in-person learning.
RSU2 Central Office main phone line are out of order today. If you need to reach the RSU2 central office please call 622-5971. Sorry for the inconvenience.
National School Counselor's Week: Please join me in sharing heartfelt appreciation for all that these caring team members do to support the academic, health and emotional well-being of our students. They are a true blessing to staff and the community as well. Reach out and thank one today!
CONTACT TRACING continues at MONMOUTH ACADEMY. There is one additional case at MA, which because they are already in remote mode means no further changes in schedule. Calls are being made today to close contacts with quarantine instructions. The anticipated return date to hybrid model remains Monday February 8th.
CONTACT TRACING Richmond High School on 2-1-21 Contract tracing underway today at RHS. Due to one positive case and staff coverage issues, all High School students will be remote learning Wednesday through next Monday. Calls are being made today to all close contacts with quarantine instructions. We have an anticipated return to current in-person schedules for the High School on Tuesday, February 9th. RMS middle school students will continue their current in-person schedules. Please continue to use the daily health screener, and stay home if you are sick. Stay warm and rested.
SNOW DAY! 2-2-21 Tomorrow (Tuesday 2-2-21) will be a snow day for RSU 2. No remote learning will be required. The last day of school for students remains Thursday, June 10th.
CONTACT TRACING underway today at HDMS. Due to one positive case and staff coverage issues, all 8th graders at Hall-dale Middle School will be remote learning tomorrow through all of next week. We have an anticipated return to the current in-person schedule for the 8th grade on Monday, February 8th. All other HDMS and HDHS grade levels will continue their current in-person schedules. Calls are being made today to all close contacts with quarantine instructions. Please continue to use the daily health screener, and stay home if you are sick. Get out into fresh air and sunshine today if you can.
CONTACT TRACING AT MONMOUTH MEMORIAL SCHOOL 1-29-21 MMS students will all be fully remote next week, due to one positive case and staff coverage issues. Calls are being made today to close contacts with quarantine instructions. The anticipated return is Monday February 8th.
CONTACT TRACING AT MONMOUTH ACADEMY. MA students will all go fully remote tomorrow through 2/5/21, due to one positive case and staff coverage issues. Calls are being made today to close contacts with quarantine instructions. The anticipated return will be Monday February 8th.
Help increase broadband coverage in our state by clicking here: https://www.kidsrsu.org/article/387607?org=district Then follow the link to take this less-than-a-minute test to map your own speed through the Maine Broadband Coalition’s website.
CONTACT TRACING AT RICHMOND MS Richmond Middle School students will all go fully remote tomorrow through 1/29/21, due to one positive case and staff coverage issues. Calls are being made today to close contacts with quarantine instructions. The anticipated middle school return will be Monday February 1st. Richmond high school students will continue with their current in person schedules.
CONTACT TRACING at Personalized Learning Center at Reed St. Due to contact tracing related to one positive case, all students who attend the Personalized Learning Center will be remote learning beginning tomorrow through next week. The anticipated reopening of the Center is Monday, February 1st. Please use the daily health screener, monitor for symptoms, and stay home if you are sick. Thank you for all you are doing to help stop the spread.
MBES will be remote only this week due to staff coverage issues and one positive case. Contact tracing is under way 1-16-21. All close contacts will be called and receive a letter with instructions. The anticipated reopening to hybrid learning at MBES is 1-25-21. Please use the daily health screener and stay home if you are sick.
CONTACT TRACING at HDES 1-14-21 Due to staffing coverage, as well as another positive case associated with Hall-Dale Elementary, all HDES PreK learners will be fully remote beginning tomorrow. The anticipated return to regular hybrid schedules for our PreK is currently Monday January 25th. Those identified as close contacts have been called by the school nurse or school administrator. Every day please use the health screener, and stay home if you are sick.
CONTACT TRACING at CO 1-13-21 We have completed contact tracing at the RSU 2 central office due to one positive case. At this time, there is no change to the central office hours of operation. Please be patient as we continue our work with some reductions in manpower and/or restrictions reducing in-person meetings. Please use the health screener every day, and stay home if you are sick.
CLOSE CALL at MBES 1-13-21 There is no change in schedule for students. All close contacts have already been contacted.
CONTACT TRACING at HDES. Due to staffing coverage, as well as one positive case associated with Hall-Dale Elementary, all HDES 4th grade learners will be fully remote beginning tomorrow. The anticipated return to regular hybrid schedules for grade 4 is currently Monday January 25th. Those identified as close contacts are being called by the school nurse or school administrator.. Every day please use the health screener, and stay home if you are sick.
CONTACT TRACING at MMS 1-9-21 Due to staffing limitations and one positive case associated with Monmouth Memorial school. MMS 2nd and 5th graders will be fully remote next week. These students will log in to their long-term remote schedule. We anticipate a return to the in-person hybrid model for these two grades on Tuesday January 19th. All close contacts will be called this weekend. A follow up letter with instructions for quarantine and symptom monitoring will be mailed on Monday to these individuals. The other MMS grade levels will follow the current in-person schedules.
CONTACT TRACING at RHS continues. A second (unrelated) positive case was identified today, and additional close contacts were notified.. There is no further schedule changes necessary. The HS will operate remotely through January 18th. The middle school continues with in-person learning as currently scheduled.
CONTACT TRACING AT RICHMOND HS Here is a link to a letter to the Richmond Community https://5il.co/odb2 This announces that the Richmond HS students will all go fully remote tomorrow through 1/18/21. The middle school will continue with their current in person schedules.
CONTACT TRACING AT RICHMOND HS 1-7-20 Here is a link to a letter to Richmond Staff https://5il.co/odb3
CONTACT TRACING at HDMHS, but no change in schedule. Over break there was a small group of students who need to quarantine. None of those individuals attended school this week. Therefore, there is no impact on schedule for the rest of the school or district. Again, please use the daily health screener and flow chart about when to return if you have symptoms. Most common covid symptoms are new cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, loss of taste or smell, fever, chills, sore throat. Less common symptoms include muscle pain, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, new headache, or congestion/runny nose. The health screener indicates when to stay home, and your physician office or school nurse can help you determine when it is appropriate for return to school if you have questions.
CONTACT TRACING in RSU 2, but no change in schedule. Over break there were a hand full of staff spread across the RSU who need to quarantine and a small group of students from Monmouth. None of those individuals who need to quarantine attended school yesterday. Therefore, there is no impact on schedule for the rest of the staff and students in the district. A special thank you to all who followed the suggested safety guidelines over break in an effort to help keep our schools open. Remember to use the daily screener before leaving home, and stay home to take care of yourself when you are sick. Happy New Year!
Remote learning day for Hall-dale HIGH SCHOOL tomorrow 12/22/20. A ventilation unit has had an unexpected issue impacting the HS wing only. According to our vendor, the unit will be repaired tomorrow by the end of the day.
Close calls with COVID & Appeal for your help: https://5il.co/o0k1 Hope you are able to enjoy the beauty of the blizzard, while staying safe and warm!
RSU 2 REMOTE LEARNING DAY Thursday 12/17/20: Due to WABI 5 predicting 4 to 8 inches of snow tomorrow, falling just before the morning commute and ending just after the late afternoon commute, RSU 2 will have a remote learning day tomorrow. We are making the announcement now so that families have time to plan for childcare with remote learning tomorrow. Our staff have been preparing for remote learning support tomorrow already today. The last student day of the school year remains June 10th as this remote learning day does not add another day to the student calendar.
RSU2 Parent Notice: Google services were not functional early this AM. Service to gmail, google classroom and all other systems have been restored.
MBES Contact Tracing 12-12-20: No change in school schedule required on this one. https://www.kidsrsu.org/article/365972
Dresden Elementary is remote learning tomorrow 12/7 due to power outage. Families should do the best they can with storm packs or other preplanned remote learning work
Winter Athletics and Co-Curricular Activities https://www.kidsrsu.org/article/361171 MPA pushes the start date for in-person team-based practices and within team competitions to January 4th.
Dresden Elementary Remote Learning Today 12/1 due to no power.
DRESDEN Elementary School Contact Tracing 11-24-20: No change in school schedule required on this one. https://www.kidsrsu.org/article/355707
HDES Contact Tracing 11-21-20: No change in school schedule required on this one. https://www.kidsrsu.org/article/354123
CONTACT TRACING UPDATE: As of today, 6 of our 7 schools have been touched by Covid 19 since September. The remote learning lengths have been varied because in each situation the positive case has had a different level of impact (based on # of contacts and their roles). We have been relatively lucky. This week one case related to RMHS had no impact on the school schedule as the positive case was not in school during the contagious period. Today, one case connected to MMS is creating a remote learning situation for the next three school days Mon, Tues and Mon 11/30, with an anticipated return to regular hybrid schedule on Tuesday 12/1. Please do all you can during Thanksgiving week (and beyond) to help stop the spread of the virus. Mask wearing, physical distancing, wellness activities, and getting a flu shot are more important than ever. Take Care.
MMS CONTACT TRACING Due to one positive case connected to MMS, all students will be remote learning next Monday and Tuesday, as well as Monday 11/30. At this time we anticipate a return to the regular hybrid schedule beginning Tuesday 12/1/20. Principal Barter and/or teachers will send a separate message with remote learning instructions for students and families.
DES has no power. Staff and students will try to work remote today.
DES returns to hybrid schedule 11/10/20
Our Covid Response Team (CRT) will host a forum for RSU 2 families on Tuesday 11/10/20 from 6:00-7:00 pm. Join Zoom Meeting https://networkmaine.zoom.us/j/87110606934 Meeting ID: 871 1060 6934
MBES returns to hybrid schedule on Thursday 11/5/20
HALL-DALE ELEMENTARY returns to hybrid schedule on Thursday 11/5/20 with CDC's blessing.
Hall-Dale Elementary Remote Only 11/2/20 https://www.kidsrsu.org/article/338664 Reminder ALL schools in RSU 2 are remote only on Tues 11-3-20 Election Day, as well as Wed 11-4-20, as planned on our approved calendar.
MBES is Remote Only Monday 11-2-20 https://www.kidsrsu.org/article/338460 Reminder ALL schools in RSU 2 are remote only on Tues 11-3-20 Election Day, as well as Wed 11-4-20, as planned on our approved calendar.
Remote learning day tomorrow (Fri 10/30/20) for Marcia Buker Elementary School. Thu/Fri and 4 day students, check your see saw and google classroom assignments tomorrow. School staff will be reaching out to families. Mon/Tues students follow your regular plan for tomorrow. Mary Paine is acting as Principal while Principal McKee is out. He says hello by the way. He is working on feeling better.
Contact tracing is under way at Marcia Buker Elementary School in Richmond. No other school in RSU 2 is impacted at this time. Out of an abundance of caution which will allow complete and thorough contact tracing, Marcia Buker staff and students will be working remotely tomorrow. More communication will be sent out tomorrow regarding next week. As always, please respect the privacy of others in these tough times.
Our Covid Response Team (CRT) is beginning to look ahead to better prepare this year for flu season in case periods of all remote learning become necessary. We are asking parents/guardians to answer these 7 questions: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KZR35CT Thank you for your help and feedback.
NEW HEALTH SCREENER & RETURN TO SCHOOL CHART for students as of 10/22/20: https://www.kidsrsu.org/article/332163
Dear MBES community, Principal McKee is beginning a FMLA leave tomorrow. Please send positive vibes his way and in support of the staff as they navigate during his absence. We will have Assistant Superintendent Paine working from that building to support the teacher leadership already in place there. Any communication that typically would go to the Principal, please send to email@example.com until further notice. Sincerely, Superintendent Arnold
Thank a bus driver on Friday which is School Bus Driver Day! We have an amazing group of drivers that come to work everyday. They are dedicated, caring and professional. RSU # 2 School buses traveled 315,135 miles last year transporting on average 1200-1400 students daily to and from school. IF you happen to see one on Friday, wish them a Happy School Bus Driver Day!
Monmouth Memorial School - This coming Monday on 10-19-20 the middle school returns to hybrid schedule. Here is a link to the new health screening tool updated by DOE in October: https://5il.co/m7px Please continue to do symptom checks every morning before leaving home.
MMS Contact Tracing Update 10-12-20. MMS middle school will be remote learning all week this week. Continued contact tracing and daily health screenings have uncovered one additional possible case at the middle school level, in addition to the one original positive case. All students and staff who are known close contacts to the original case, and those who are considered close contacts of the new probable middle school case, have been notified to quarantine. The CDC still deems it safe for the PreK-5 grades at MMS to resume the typical hybrid learning schedule tomorrow. All other schools in RSU 2 are safe to continue with our hybrid model learning as scheduled. Any one with questions about their own particular circumstances, can call 211 for guidance. Take care.
Remote learning day tomorrow for Monmouth Memorial School Principal Barter wants you to check the website for remote learning instructions.
NATIONAL CUSTODIAN APPRECIATION DAY Friday 10/2/20 Please thank a custodian tomorrow. They are the quiet hero of the schools. Always the first to arrive each day, clean up messes no one dares to touch, and befriends everyone that passes by. Their work is harder and more scrutinized than ever before these days. Please take time to appreciate each one. Thank you all!
NO POWER AT DES No school for DES students Staff work from home today
NEED YOUR STUDENT CAUGHT UP ON VACCINATIONS? Here is a list of places by appointment that are focused on vaccinations: https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/mecdc/infectious-disease/immunization/vaccine-clinic.shtml
Health Check BEFORE LEAVING HOME First day of school AND every other day! Find links to the screening tool here https://www.kidsrsu.org/article/302066
RSU2 BREAKNG NEWS!! IT IS WITH GREAT PLEASURE AND EXCITEMENT THAT WE ANNOUNCE THAT OUR LEARNERS WILL EAT FOR FREE UNTIL DECEMBER 31, 2020. THE USDA HAS GRANTED THE STATE OF MAINE THIS MUCH NEEDED AND APPRECIATED WAIVER. Read more about it here: https://5il.co/km9g
Livestream Monmouth Memorial School Dedication Ceremony, Thursday, August 27, 6:00PM https://www.kidsrsu.org/article/295411
School Lunch Information for Fall 2020 Please read this news article from Chrissy Michaud, RSU2 Food Services director. https://www.kidsrsu.org/article/294440
Board approved new Safety Plan document and school calendar. Read news article from Superintendent Arnold by clicking the following link: https://www.kidsrsu.org/article/289341?org=district
Friendly reminder ~ The Individualized Return to School Parent Survey closes tomorrow, Wed, Aug 12! Here's the link... https://bit.ly/30O5BA1
The RSU2 Board of Directors is pleased to announce Tonya Arnold as our new superintendent, effective August 1st. Tonya recently finished a superintendent position with the Vinalhaven School District. Tonya brings to RSU2 over 20 years of teaching, administrative and superintendent knowledge, as well as experience in the corporate world and as a business owner. At the Maine Academy of Natural Sciences, Tonya led a proficiency and project-based school, and brings that leadership to support RSU2’s current staff of dedicated teachers and curriculum leaders. Tonya resides in Richmond with her husband, Steve. They have two adult children with families of their own. Over the next several weeks, Tonya will meet with Acting Superintendent Paine, RSU2 staff, students and families to get to know us all and learn more about what makes RSU2 great. Please join us in welcoming Tonya to our community. Sincerely, Jonathan Hamann Chair, RSU2 Board of Directors
Reminder: Virtual budget hearing tonight at 6:00PM. Join us to hear an overview of the budget to inform your July 14 budget vote (referendum validation). Please note: there is no vote taking place tonight, but public comment is welcome. Join Zoom Meeting 6:00PM https://networkmaine.zoom.us/j/81784976241 Meeting ID: 817 8497 6241 One tap mobile +13126266799,,81784976241# US (Chicago) Dial by your location +1 646 876 9923 US (New York)
Postponed: Tonight's Special Board Meeting on Budget until May 27
Office Hours for Hall-Dale: 6:00 PM: Hope to see you there! Login https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83973707610?pwd=eWgvZ1lwNFVUcXAyYVZzYVpNaWlLZz09 Meeting ID: 839-7370-7610 Password: halldale
mary paine is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89561975221?pwd=SERmMVlhVGorQnRxUnZwMGZodnpUZz09 Meeting ID: 895 6197 5221 Password: Richmond
Supt's office hours 6:00 PM tonight. Stop by to say hello, ask a question, or share ideas. Hope to see you there! Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/95197063360?pwd=UUFYcFRrOU05RmpVWkF4aERUYkwxUT09 Meeting ID: 951 9706 3360 Password: 099234
Supt's office hours 6:00 PM tonight. Stop by to say hello, ask a question, or share ideas. Hope to see you there! Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/95197063360?pwd=UUFYcFRrOU05RmpVWkF4aERUYkwxUT09 Meeting ID: 951 9706 3360 Password: 099234
Due to the power outage, the RSU 2 meal site at the Henry L. Cottrell School is closed today. The Monmouth town office site is also closed. Our Richmond Middle, Dresden Elementary, Hall-Dale Elementary, and Hall-Dale High school sites will be open as planned from 10:30-12:30.
Notice of RSU2 Special Board Meeting Agenda: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/657166/RSU_BRD_OF_DIRECTORS_Special_Mtg_4.9.2020.pdf
Supts. Office Hours: 6:00 PM Tonight. Hope you can join! https://zoom.us/j/711943378 Meeting ID: 711 943 378
THREE RSU 2 SPONSORED MEAL SERVICE SITES TO OPEN AS EARLY AS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25. https://www.kidsrsu.org/article/218462?org=district
MARCH 23, 2020: CONTINUITY OF EDUCATION ACTING SUPERINTENDENT PAINE https://www.kidsrsu.org/article/217319
Sorry for the missing link! MARCH 21, 2020 MESSAGE FROM ACTING SUPERINTENDENT MARY PAINE https://www.kidsrsu.org/article/216823
MARCH 21, 2020 MESSAGE FROM ACTING SUPERINTENDENT MARY PAINE
RSU 2 SCHOOLS CLOSED UNTIL AT LEAST APRIL 27TH
RSU 2 Resending with fixed link MARCH 18, 2020 COVID-19 CLOSURE UPDATE https://www.kidsrsu.org/article/214249
Resources from Our School Counselors See news post here: http://www.kidsrsu.org/article/212516?org=district
Board Approves Adjustments to 2019-20 School Calendar Due to Snow Days. 1. March 19 has been changed to a full student day. 2. April 17 has been changed to a full student day. 3. March 20 is an in-house teacher workshop day; students do not attend.
Message from Acting Superintendent, Mary Paine Regarding: Infectious Disease Awareness and Preparedness https://5il.co/dcsg
Due to the storm all RSU2 schools will be closed today, Thursday February 13.
Good Morning. Due to the weather, there is a 2 hour delayed start today, February 10, in all RSU2 schools.
Notice from RSU2: No school today, Friday, February 7 in any RSU2 school due to the winter storm. Have a good weekend and be safe everyone.
This is Acting Superintendent Mary Paine letting you know that all after school activities in RSU 2 are cancelled due to the continuing storm. Have a great afternoon.
Notice from RSU2: Due to the storm we are cancelling school today, Thursday February 6. No school today in any RSU 2 school.
Good morning. This is Acting Superintendent, Mary Paine. This is Thursday, January 16. Due to the storm, all RSU 2 schools are closed today and all after school activities, including athletics, are cancelled. I hope you all stay safe and can enjoy a winter day in Maine.
Acting Superintendent' s Letter to the RSU 2 Community: http://www.kidsrsu.org/article/177188?org=district
Good afternoon. This is Mary Paine, Assistant Superintendent of RSU 2. Due to the snow expected this afternoon and evening, all after school activities are cancelled. The timing of the storm will allow schools to stay open as usual and get children home safely.
Just a reminder that there is no school in RSU 2 from Wednesday, November 27 through Friday, November 29 for the Thanksgiving Break. I wish you all a safe and joyous holiday with family and friends.
Due to the freezing rain and ice expected this evening, there will be no after school activities on November 18. All students and faculty should head home once school is dismissed. Drive safely and have a good evening.
School is now canceled in RSU 2 on November 12, 2019 due to significant icing expected all morning. Be safe today and have a great day!
School is now canceled in RSU 2 November 12, 2019 due to significant icing expected all morning. Be safe today and have a great day!
No School Today Friday November 1, 2019 due to power outages in multiple locations.
Great work district III learners!! Rsu 2 is proud of your performance!!
All RSU 2 schools will be closed Monday, March 4
Notice of phishing emails that may appear to come from RSU2. Read more here: http://www.kidsrsu.org/article/93426
RSU 2 schools will be closed on Wednesday, Feb. 13
2-hour delay with no morning pre-k for RSU 2 schools. 1/30/19
Two hour delay! At All RSU schools due to slippery roads. NO AM pre-k. Please be careful!
NPR covering the work of RSU 2 https://www.npr.org/2018/11/30/659822344/hope-agency-mastery-and-other-terms-educators-are-redefining
An RSU 2 grad fromHall-Dale, Will Fahy, helping his college Rocketey club. https://www.cmu.edu/mcs/news-events/2018/0511_NASA_SL.html
Due to continued unsafe conditions, all RSU2 schools will be closed again today, March 14, 2018.
No school in RSU 2 tomorrow, March 13 due to the incoming storm.
Commitment for action. Meet students with challenges to grow and develop skills for success!
No school tomorrow, March 8 in any RSU2 school due to the snow storm. Be safe and help each other.
Great weekend for RSU 2 learners in and out of the classroom!!! Commitment. Planning. Doing. Keep setting goals !!! We are proud of you!!
Monmouth Girls Win over Houlton! 56 to 50
One day closer. #hope
Excited to have the new RSU 2 App up and running
Welcome to the new website and app!