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August 5, 2020 RSU5 Board of Directors Meeting Rescheduled to August 6, 2020

The RSU5 Board of Directors of Wednesday, August 5, 2020 to discuss the Reopening of Schools Plan has been postponed due to numerous power outages in the area. It has been rescheduled for August 6 at 6:30 pm. 

Agenda for the August 6, 2020 meeting

As always, the meeting will be livestreamed on the RSU5 website under the top menu bard "Board and Policies" - Board Meeting Video (Youtube)

In addition, you will have the opportunity to join the meeting live online remotely and provide comments during public comment.  Use the following Zoom link in the address bar of your web browser.

Meeting ID: 837 7388 2441.

You can also join by telephone at 1 646 876 9923 Meeting ID: 837 7388 2441


7-31-20 Reopening of Schools Update from Superintendent Foley

Please click HERE to read the letter.

7-15-20 Board of Directors Meeting - Zoom Link

July 15, 2020  Agenda
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Meeting ID: 885 8448 0714

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Meals Are On Us


Durham Community School Tues. & Thurs. from 8:30 - 11:00
Pownal Elementary School Wed. & Fri from 7:00 - 11:00
Freeport Middle School Tues. & Thurs from 7:00 - 11:00

RSU 5'S COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP W/ Connecting Neighbors · Enriching Lives Freeport Community Services
The USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer

7-5-20 Reopening Update from Superintendent Foley

July 5, 2020

Dear RSU 5 Families,

Hope you found a way to celebrate the 4th in a safe, but fun way!

Thank you for filling out the recent survey where we sought to gather some information from you in case we need to be in a “hybrid” model at any point next year. I want to stress that no decisions about the beginning of school have been made, and it will be unlikely that anything will be decided before August 1. We are planning for three scenarios (full remote, partial remote, full return).

Superintendent's Community Newsletter

Please click HERE to read the Superintendent's Community Newsletter.

Zoom Link for the June 10, 2020 Board Meeting

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Meeting ID: 861 6598 7073
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Zoom Link for the May 27th Board of Directors Meeting

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Meeting ID: 881 5709 9305

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May 13, 2020 Board of Directors Meeting - Agenda and Zoom Link

May 13, 2020 Agenda 

Additional information for Agenda Item #9.A. Solar Presentation Updated Purchase Agreement  - Board Vote  - Summary

Additional information for Agenda Item #12.B. - Budget Reductions

Below is the link to join the Wednesday, May 13, 2020 meeting remotely:

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Meeting ID: 890 6778 0269

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4-29-20 Board Meeting Zoom Link

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Meeting ID: 858 0420 5618

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Text of Dr. Foley's letter 4/24/2020

Text of Dr. Foley's letter 4/24/2020


Due to COVID-19 and a recent executive order from Governor Mills, RSU5 will not have their annual budget meeting on June 17th as previously communicated.  Instead, on June 24th at 6:30 p.m., there will be a remote public hearing via Zoom to solicit public comment and questions on the FY21 budget.

June 24, 2020 - Public Hearing (remote hearing via Zoom)
To access the remote public hearing or to participate (provide comment/input) use the following link in the address bar of your web browser:  Meeting ID: 834 7883 7253
You can also Join by Telephone:  1 646 876 9923    Meeting ID: 834 7883 7253

July 14, 2020 - Budget Validation Referendum in each Town

Documents for the Public Hearing and Budget Referendum are below:
Regional School Unit No. 5 School Budget Public Hearing Guide
Regional School Unit No. 5 Notice of Public Hearing
Regional School Unit No. 5 Warrant and Notice of Election Calling Regional School Unit No. 5 Budget Referendum

Text of Dr. Foley's letter 4/8/2020 - Continued Remote Learning
Text of Dr. Foley's letter 4/5/2020 - April Update

Text of Dr. Foley's letter 4/5/2020 - April Update

April 1, 2020 Board of Directors Meeting Access

The RSU 5 Board of Directors will meet remotely using Zoom. To join this meeting please follow the following instructions:

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Meeting ID: 707 823 794

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Meeting ID: 707 823 794


RSU 5 Board of Directors Meeting 3/25/20

The RSU 5 Board of Directors will meet remotely using Zoom. To join this meeting please follow the following instructions:

Copying and paste the following link into the address bar of your web browser

Meeting ID:    287 866 880

Or join meeting by Telephone
For higher quality, dial a number based on your current location.
Dial:    US : +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 876 9923 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 408 638 0968 or +1 669 900 6833

Meeting ID:    287 866 880

3/25/20 Budget Documents
2020-2021 Superintendent's Recommended Budget Overview (Revised)
2020-2021 Superintendent's Recommended Budget Handbook (Revised)
2020-2021 Revised Page 11 of Budget Handbook
2020-2021 Potential Cuts/Savings

Text of Dr. Foley's letter 3/20/2020 - Continued Closing of Schools till 4/27/2020

Text of Dr. Foley's letter 3/20/2020 - Continued Closing of Schools till 4/27/2020

3/18/20 Board Meeting Has Been Cancelled
Text of Dr. Foley's letter 3/14/2020 - closing of schools till 3/30/2020

Text of Dr. Foley's letter 3/14/2020  - Closing of Schools till 3/30/2020

Coronavirus 19 Update from Superintendent Foley
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Information

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Maine CDC Info and Parent/Caregiver Guide

Coronavirus Letter from Superintendent Foley

March 1, 2020

Dear RSU5 Families & Staff,  

March is here, and our students and staff are still grappling with the flu. With the outbreak of Coronavirus 19 (COVID-19) worldwide, this has added to the concerns about the safety of our students’ health. Thus far, there are currently no reported cases in Maine and the chance of an outbreak is low. However, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is responding by working with the Maine Department of Education (MDOE) to provide frequent guidance and updates to all districts throughout Maine. Additionally, we have a District Safety Committee that meets regularly to ensure the safety and health of all our students and staff.

Meetings with the Superintendent

Superintendent Foley and Assistant Superintendent Alexander will be "hanging out" at three upcoming events. This is just a time to stop by and chat about whatever topics are of interest to you regarding our schools and educating our students! Dates/times are below!

Mugs & Muffins: February 27 at PES 9:00-10:00 a.m.

Dessert Discussion: March 10 at FHS 6:00-7:00 p.m. 

Afternoon Tea: April 9 at DCS from 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Vaccines Clarifications for Staff Vaccine Follow Up

Please read the following letter from Dr. Foley regarding clarification of vaccines by clicking HERE for a PDF version.

2019-2020 Bus Routes
Email Notices

RSU5 recently transitioned to a new parent email communication system.

Pay online for school meals

Early Release - December 22, 2017

On Friday December 22, 2017, all RSU5 Schools will release students early due to inclement weather. Please check with your child's school for additional information.

No School in Pownal - November 1, 2017

No school at Pownal Elementary School.

No School - October 31, 2017
Watch the RSU5 School Board of Directors Meeting Live and Online
Tours of Freeport High School Renovations Front

Freeport High School Renovation Completed!

Freeport High School students will be coming back to school and learning in a newly renovated high school. The renovations include state-of-the-art STEM classrooms, a new cafeteria, weight room, art rooms, and many remodeled classrooms. For anyone wanting to see the renovations, we invite you to take a tour on September 12, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. Guided tours and refreshments will be provided. Hope to see you then!


2017/18 Bus Routes
Mast Landing School Newsletter
Music Update for the week of October 3 to 7

Monday, Oct. 3 – 7:45 a.m. trombone and trumpet
Tuesday, Oct. 4 – 7:45 a.m. flute and percussion
Wednesday, Oct. 5 – 7:45 a.m. 4th & 5th grade chorus
Thursday, Oct. 6 – 7:45 a.m. clarinet
Friday, Oct. 7 – No school

September 30, 2016 Newsletter
Calendar Update

Friday, September 23rd-October 4th-NWEA Testing, vairous times
Tuesday, September 27th-PTC Meeting: 6:30-7:30 pm

Community Photography Contest

Do you and your kids love to take photos? Do you love your community?

Then enter the FHS photography contest!

Music Schedule for the week of 9/26 to 9/30

Monday, September 26th-7:45 am Trumpets and Trombones
Tuesday, September 27th-7:45 am Flute and Percussion

Important Information about sending notes to School

In an effort to reduce the number of “pink notes” our office staff is writing every day for students’ after ­school plans, beginning next week we will be notifying bus drivers once with a list of students using transportation at the start of a given activity. For example, when “Girls on the Run at the YMCA” or “Soccer Practice at Hunter Road Field” begins, parents should notify the MLS office of their child’s participation and state which days of the week the child will attend and the program end date. We will notify the bus driver, and thereafter no notes need to be sent to school. For the duration of the program, we will rely on parents to remind their child of the after­school plan.

With regard to RSU 5 Rec programs held at MLS after school, the office will have a roster of participants and parents only need to remind their child about the activity. No note to the office is required.

We will continue to ask for and provide “pink notes” for any child taking a different bus to another location other than home. We will also continue to ask for notes when a regular plan for pick up or drop off changes on any given day.

Please remember to put your child’s full name, teacher’s name and a legible signature on all notes coming to school. If you have any questions, please feel free to call our office.

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