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.
4 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.
7 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.
8 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.
8 months ago, Paul Penna
https://5il.co/238rv Please visit the link for the bus routes for the upcoming school year. Thank you!
10 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.
11 months ago, Superintendent Brown
Infinite Campus
https://forms.gle/q9Sv6XMizcLvKiFa6 RSU3 accepts funding through the Elementary and Secondary Act (ESEA) of 1965. As part of ESEA, RSU3 is required to provide reasonable opportunity for public comment on the consolidated application and consider such comment prior to the submission of the application. RSU3 is accepting public comment on the ESEA application. This survey is optional, should you choose to respond, thank you for your input.
11 months ago, Superintendent Brown
ESEA Survey
Good morning... The Waldo CAP Early Childhood Program is very excited for another year of collaboration with RSU #3 by partnering to bring quality Pre-K education and family services to the children and families in our community. Pre-K students who have already been accepted to classrooms will begin school on Tuesday, September 5th. Your child’s teacher will be reaching out to you sometime after August 21st with more information about other opportunities to connect before the first day of school. Applications for Fall enrollment are still being accepted and processed. If you have not begun the application process and would like to you may do so online at: https://www.childplus.net/apply/en-us/8B49B9903E9E39DF964334B2E12E27F8/DA09D66050125FE44B587D837FFD1B3F For more information about our PreK classrooms visit us online at: Early Childhood – Waldo Community Action Partners (https://waldocap.org/WCAP-programs/early-childhood/) or please call the Waldo CAP Early Childhood Program office at (207) 338-3827.
11 months ago, Superintendent Brown
WCAP
Good morning... The Waldo CAP Early Childhood Program is very excited for another year of collaboration with RSU #3 by partnering to bring quality Pre-K education and family services to the children and families in our community. Pre-K students who have already been accepted to classrooms will begin school on Tuesday September 5th. Your child’s teacher will be reaching out to you sometime after August 21st with more information about other opportunities to connect before the first day of school. Applications for Fall enrollment are still being accepted and processed. If you have not begun the application process and would like to you may do so online at: Apply Online (childplus.net) For more information about our PreK classrooms visit us online at: Early Childhood – Waldo Community Action Partners (waldocap.org) or please call the Waldo CAP Early Childhood Program office at (207) 338-3827.
11 months ago, Superintendent Brown
WCAP
Good morning... https://5il.co/20uhj I hope this message finds you well and that you have had an enjoyable summer. It is almost back to school time. School starts on August 29th for K-6 & 9 and August 30th for All students. If you or someone you know has school aged children and have not registered them yet, please do so as soon as possible so we can plan accordingly. If you need any assistance with Back-to-School, please reach out! Thank you!
11 months ago, Superintendent Brown
Back to School
Reminder to join RSU3 Administration and School Board on Wednesday, May 17th at 6pm at the MV Complex for a presentation on the recent Comprehensive Facilities Report. The presentation will review enrollment capacity, utility costs, facility repair needs, and more.
about 1 year ago, Superintendent Brown
Facilities Assessment Report
https://5il.co/1qxbm Good afternoon...the Data Information Night scheduled for this evening has been postponed to Wednesday, March 29th at 6pm at MV Complex. Sorry for any inconvenience.
about 1 year ago, Superintendent Brown
Data Night
Don't forget to join us tomorrow evening, 6:30pm for our Data Night. See the linked flyer for more information. https://5il.co/1qxbm #RSU3forME
over 1 year ago, Superintendent Brown
Data Night
Due to the current conditions, RSU 3 will have a 2 hour delay today, Wednesday, March 15th. Please be safe and stay tuned for any updates. Thank you. #RSU3forME
over 1 year ago, Superintendent Brown
2 hour delay
Due to the forecasted inclement weather (heavy snow and high winds), RSU 3 schools will be dismissing early today, Tuesday, March 14th, starting at the Complex at 11am. Please be safe!
over 1 year ago, Superintendent Brown
Early Dismissal 11
This is a reminder that tomorrow, Friday, April 15th, is an Early Release Day for all RSU 3 schools. Bus dismissal will begin at the Complex at 12:00pm. #RSU3forME
about 2 years ago, Superintendent Brown
Early Release
about 2 years ago, Superintendent Brown
School Meals
RSU #3 Frequently Asked Questions Please see a FAQ regarding return to school. We will continue to compile your questions and update this list. Thank you for your support of our schools! https://5il.co/jctj
almost 4 years ago, RSU 3
Hello RSU 3 Families: Please complete the linked survey regarding our Return to School Plan. We want to hear your thoughts about the structure of our days. Our current plan is to return in a "Yellow/Hybrid" model with the intent to return to full instruction when conditions allow. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeuzdCUyAtr8pCaG0P7hDhTWqX_C5bH_sS4l60pmQpj30Pu0w/viewform?usp=sf_link
almost 4 years ago, RSU 3
RSU #3 Community: Regular School Board Meeting, Monday, August 10th, 7:00pm at MV Complex. Please see the link for the agenda. Thank you for supporting our schools! https://5il.co/j945
almost 4 years ago, RSU 3