Good Afternoon, As most of you are aware, the school board is currently exploring the impacts of possible school consolidation in RSU 3. Though no decision has been made yet, the school board has been soliciting feedback from community members regarding their questions and concerns. One consistent piece of information that has come up repeatedly is that it is difficult for families to think about the potential pros and cons of their children possibly attending Mt. View Elementary School because they are not familiar with the school (or larger complex that houses grades K-12). In response to this concern, the school board would like to invite families to visit Mt. View Elementary School during an open house on Wednesday February 28. The school will be open for families to tour between 4:30 and 6:00. Again, no decision has been made as to whether or not school consolidation is the most appropriate option for the district; however, families are welcome to at least visit the school to increase their familiarity with the Mt. View complex, as the school board and impacted communities continue to research and determine the best option for supporting all RSU 3 students. We hope you are able to take advantage of this February 28 opportunity. Please reach out to your child’s school principal if you have any questions.
9 days ago, Superintendent Secretary
Good Morning. Due to the current weather conditions, all RSU 3 schools will dismiss early today, Friday, January 26, beginning at 1:00 pm from the Mt. View Complex. In monitoring the storm, we believe that this time will be the safest time to be on the roads today, but please be mindful that buses will be traveling slowly to ensure student safety. Thank you.
30 days ago, Superintendent Secretary
RSU 3 will have a two-hour delay today, Thursday January 25th, due to icy roads and unsafe travel conditions. Be Safe
about 1 month ago, Superintendent Secretary
Good Morning, Due to the impending storm, RSU 3 will dismiss early today, Tuesday, January 16, beginning at 12:00 pm from the Mt. View Complex. All after-school activities are canceled Thank you and travel safely.
about 1 month ago, Superintendent Secretary
Public Notice Due to the storm day on the original scheduled meeting for yesterday Wednesday, January 10, we are rescheduling this meeting for Wednesday, January 17, 2024, at Walker Elementary School in Liberty from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. At this meeting, RSU 3 Superintendent Paul Penna and Assistant Superintendent Lisa Roux will host brief conversation opportunities to brainstorm some of the potential pros and cons of school consolidation in RSU 3. Currently, we are focusing on Morse School in Brooks and Walker School in Liberty. This is an initial conversation to generate feedback to help the school board make an informed decision about school consolidation in RSU 3. The school board values this opportunity to collaborate with stakeholders in the best interest of all students in our school community. Thank you
about 1 month ago, Superintendent Secretary
Message from RSU 3 Superintendent. It has been decided that RSU 3 schools are canceled for Wednesday, January 10, 2024, and Central Office is closed. The Walker School community meeting scheduled for this evening will be rescheduled.
about 2 months ago, Superintendent Secretary
Important message from RSU 3 Superintendent of Schools - Given the pending weather conditions, there will be a 2-hour delay to the start of school on Wednesday, January 10, 2024. This will allow me the opportunity to re-assess the conditions in the morning and make a final decision for the school day.
about 2 months ago, Superintendent Secretary
Public Notice - On Tuesday, January 9, 2024, and Wednesday, January 10, 2024, RSU 3 Superintendent Paul Penna and Assistant Superintendent Lisa Roux will host brief conversation opportunities to brainstorm some of the potential pros and cons of school consolidation in RSU 3. Currently, we are focusing on Morse School in Brooks and Walker School in Liberty. This is an initial conversation to generate feedback to help the school board make an informed decision about school consolidation in RSU 3. The school board values this opportunity to collaborate with stakeholders in the best interest of all students in our school community. Thank you The meetings will be as follows: January 9 at Morse School from 5:30 - 6:30 January 10 at Walker School from 5:30 - 6:30
about 2 months ago, Superintendent Secretary
Good afternoon: School is Canceled for Friday, December 22, 2023, due to connectivity issues with the internet and telephone throughout the district. Have a happy and safe holiday, and I'm certain that everyone is looking forward to the return of our regular schedule in January 2024. As an FYI, I will work with the school board to apply for an attendance waiver for the school days that we missed due to the storm emergency. Happy Holidays
2 months ago, Superintendent Secretary
Good evening, School is canceled for Thursday, Dec 21, 2023 due to continued power outages in our school communities that also impact our connectivity with internet servers. The power and internet outages impact our phone system and our ability to conduct daily business safely.
2 months ago, Superintendent Secretary
RSU 3 will be closed today due to poor driving conditions. Central Office will open at 10am, pending weather and driving conditions. Be safe.
3 months ago, Paul Penna
I am writing to inform you that earlier today a "shelter in place" sometimes known as a "soft lockdown" at the Mount View Complex. A loud bang was heard in the Middle School and Principal Brown immedately called for a "Shelter in Place" to investigate. The School Resource Officer along with RSU#3 Administration and Facilities determined the source was maintenance being done on the roof. Please Reach out to your students administrator with any questions or concerns.
3 months ago, Paul Penna
I'm informing you that the Mt View Complex has scheduled a practice fire drill at 10:15
4 months ago, Paul Penna
Good evening, This message is intended to provide the school community reassurance that the Crisis Team recognizes that there are likely impacts to some members of our school community from the tragic events of last evening. Our thoughts are with the victims and their families. RSU 3 is fortunate to have Deputy Tozier as our school resource officer who has provided factual information about the situation throughout the day. If the situation changes at any time the Crisis Team will certainly respond appropriately. Based on information we have currently through Waldo County EMA and Waldo County there is no credible threat to the school communities of RSU 3. However, we will always respect decisions made by families to act in the best interest of their children. We understand that the school community is on high alert and that can be accompanied by feelings of uncertainty. We respect and understand this as a normal reaction to a crisis. The Crisis Team was established to provide a level of confidence and safety to the school community during unsettling events. It is our goal to provide the school community a response that accounts for the facts and credibility of the situation presented. Our counseling professionals on the Crisis Team have developed the following list of resources from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. These are additional resources in addition to the care and safety you provide to your children. This is a link to a guide for teens after a mass shooting: https://www.nctsn.org/sites/default/files/resources/fact-sheet/for_teens_coping_after_mass_violence.pdf This is the spanish version of the teen guide: https://www.nctsn.org/sites/default/files/resources/fact-sheet/for-teens-coping-after-mass-violence-sp.pdf The following two are talking points for how to discus mass violence with children: https://www.nctsn.org/sites/default/files/resources//talking_to_children_about_mass_violence.pdf https://www.nctsn.org/sites/default/files/resources/tip-sheet/talking_to_children_about_the_shooting.pdf (this one is slightly out of date as it references Twitter as a social media outlet but I like the overall message) This is the Spanish version of the parent's guide: https://www.nctsn.org/sites/default/files/resources//parents_guidelines_for_helping_youth_after_the_recent_shooting_sp.pdf An article for professionals and parents tilted "Restoring a Sense of Safety in the Aftermath of a Mass Shooting: https://www.nctsn.org/sites/default/files/resources//restoring_safety_aftermath_of_mass_shooting_for_parents.pdf This link is a guide for teachers supporting students after a mass shooting: https://www.nctsn.org/sites/default/files/resources/fact-sheet/teachers_guidelines_talk_about_mass_violence.pdf Please contact your school counselor professional for additional information or support.
4 months ago, Paul Penna
Good evening, I want to reassure the school community that I am monitoring the live situation as it unfolds in Lewiston. This is a tragic situation that has far reaching impacts on many Maine families. The safety of our school community will be the priority as we monitor and learn more about the situation as it unfolds throughout the evening. I will provide an update as required by this unfolding situation.
4 months ago, Paul Penna
Please click on the link below for a message from Interim Superintendent Penna. https://5il.co/26vqf
5 months ago, Superintendent Secretary
Please click on the link to read an important announcement from RSU 3 Board of Directors Chair, Eleanor Hess https://5il.co/26l0g
5 months ago, Superintendent Secretary
https://5il.co/23xk6 Please visit the link for an important announcement from RSU 3 Board of Director's Chair
6 months ago, Superintendent Secretary
https://5il.co/238rv Please visit the link for the bus routes for the upcoming school year. Thank you!
6 months ago, Superintendent Brown
Bus Routes
https://5il.co/21d95 RSU 3 has updated links from Infinite Campus to access the student and parent portal. Please refer to the linked sheet for further instructions. Make sure to update your bookmarks. If you have questions, please reach out.
7 months ago, Superintendent Brown
Infinite Campus