Please click the link for a message from the superintendent on acceptable face coverings: https://www.kidsrsu.org/article/311917 "Gators and bandanas do not meet this criteria, and therefore violate the executive order." -Please let a teacher, the nurse, or the office know if you need additional face masks.
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
Link to tonight's back to school informational meeting for RMSHS Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/91204889794?pwd=enFRSDF2RGgxWiszOFloRTZCdThsZz09 Meeting ID: 912 0488 9794 Passcode: 4bAKQW
Update from CATC on Fall 2020-21 plans: https://capitalarea.mainecte.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2020/08/Reopening-Info-Letter-Fall-2020.pdf
School Lunch Information for Fall 2020 Please read this news article from Chrissy Michaud, RSU2 Food Services director. https://www.kidsrsu.org/article/294440
Please follow the link below to access a letter on Food Service updates, our Home Health Pre-Screening Tool, and our Return to School Flow Chart for returning after an illness (previous summer letter also available on this page). The health tools will also be mailed home. https://www.kidsrsu.org/o/rmhs/documents
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
Click the link to see the RMSHS return to school letter that has been mailed home (along with student's A/B groupings). Also on the link is a helpful return to school guide from MDOE and the Maine Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatricians. https://www.kidsrsu.org/o/rmhs/documents
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
This years Mitchell Scholarship winner will be announced on Monday, June 29th at 10AM. Check out their Facebook page to find out Richmond's winner! https://www.facebook.com/mitchellinstitute/?eid=ARDNvsLqZNqoPxK20TTjfHyuid5_9bhNgx2-8YZ-D5q9SmamQdQ44bo0XQm2h4jC3-VTQL__9g1rSLRu
Due to the strong possibility of severe thunderstorms (including possible hail and heavy wind) for tomorrow (Saturday, June 6th) we are postponing our graduation ceremony. The ceremony will now take place at 4pm on Sunday. All times will be the same as they were originally planned.
The live stream of the RHS Graduation scheduled for 4pm June 6th will be viewable online at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd6CyrBnRso0rtBHbmC_RQg In case of inclement weather, the rain date will be June 7th (@4pm).
Changes to Planned Graduation Parade: As of May 31st, we are all grateful to still be preparing for a graduation ceremony this coming weekend (admission by invite only), but we have had to make some changes to the planned parade after. On Friday, May 29th, the Maine DOE (with input from the Departments of Public Safety and Health and Human Services) issued new guidance to schools strongly advising schools against holding graduation parades due to the fear that crowds will gather. In order to follow these guidelines, we are canceling our proposed graduation parade, and instead holding a “reverse parade” for our graduates. After graduation, our graduates will line up on Main Street. Passersby may cheer, honk, and celebrate our graduates (while driving with caution). Richmond PD will assist in making this an orderly and safe event. Please do not arrive or approach on foot- the purpose of changing the event is to avoid crowds gathering and to maintain social distancing, but also to still give you a chance to cheer for our graduates. Thank you for your cooperation. Sincerely, Karl Matulis Principal, Richmond Middle and High School
Click the link for the June Newsletter! (Featuring: Graduation info, end of the year info, and some amazing quarantine art!) https://drive.google.com/file/d/1xbP11V22IBKeNWnvGYaRtIU1d-igluFL/view?usp=sharing
Click the link to check out our May Newsletter! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1fY4gPfhGCW2dCZsb4rnxIGW8wUdrt0Cq/view?usp=sharing
Schedule and guidelines for student's to come into the building an clean out lockers: https://tinyurl.com/yapqfytj
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
Please click the link for an update to the days/times of meal service at RMSHS during our continued closure. https://www.kidsrsu.org/article/226791
Thank you to our kitchen staff for all you do every day, but especially now... Remember, we are open for drive through meal service for anyone under the age of 18 on weekdays from 11:30-12:30. https://www.kidsrsu.org/article/224790
Click on the link below for a message from the principal, including information on distance learning. https://tinyurl.com/uueph46
Beginning this Monday (March 30th), RSU 2 will be offering meals on-site in the Richmond Middle and High School parking lot. This will be a drive-through service open to anyone under the age of 18 from 11:30-12:30. https://tinyurl.com/tqwxbsw
A few parents have reached out about more structure for their students. Here is an example of a schedule you could use at home. It may be a bit over-ambitious, so feel free to split it up into multiple days or modify however you need. https://tinyurl.com/v22ruu4
Information on the cooperative effort between the Town of Richmond and RSU 2 to provide access to food for our students during the ongoing state of emergency. Open to students residing in Richmond and Dresden only. http://www.richmondmaine.com/pictures/misc/rsu2+food+notice.pdf
Resources from Our School Counselors See news post here: http://www.kidsrsu.org/article/212516?org=district
Due to the storm all RSU2 schools will be closed today, Thursday February 13.
The RHS Snow Ball Dance has been rescheduled to this Friday, Feb. 14th, from 8-11. Admission is $8.
RSU 2 has a 2-hour delay. CATC student do not need to report until their first scheduled class (those that are at school will report to the library for study hall). Drive safe!
Due to the weather we will have a two hour delay today, Monday February 10.
Tonight’s Snow Ball Dance has been postponed due to inclement weather. It will be rescheduled at a later date.
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.
Richmond Middle School Masquerade Dance this Friday, 6-9pm.
Richmond Winter Choral Concert- Wednesday, January 8th @7pm (Concert will be at DRUM Church)
Tonight's Winter Band Concert will begin at 7pm.
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!
No School Today Friday November 1, 2019 due to power outages in multiple locations.
Richmond Middle and High School Parent Teacher Conferences will be November 5th from 3pm-7pm in the gym. Parents can pick up student's progress reports at that time (any not picked up will be mailed out the following day).
Quarter One closes on October 30th. Progress reports will be printed and available for parent teacher conferences on November 5th (3-7pm).
Richmond High School Homecoming Dance will be October 18th. Guest permission forms are due to the office by Oct. 15.
Richmond Middle School and High School Open House- Wednesday, September 4th 6:00pm-7:30pm.
Grades 6 and 9- First Day Wednesday, August 28th. We are looking forward to seeing you!
6th Grade Ice Cream Social- Tonight at 5:30pm
Richmond Middle School Parent Information Night- Tonight @6pm
Richmond Middle School Information Night- -August 20th @6pm Richmond 6th Grade Ice Cream Social- -August 27th @5:30 We look forward to seeing you!
Notice of phishing emails that may appear to come from RSU2. Read more here: http://www.kidsrsu.org/article/93426