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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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https://networkmaine.zoom.us/j/707823794

Meeting ID: 707 823 794

Join by Telephone   
        +1 646 876 9923 US 

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
https://networkmaine.zoom.us/s/287866880

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.

Durham Community School Pre-Kindergarten 2020-2021 Registration

Durham Community School Pre-Kindergarten 2020-2021 Registration

Durham Community School Kindergarten Pre-Registration 2020-2021

Durham Community School Kindergarten Pre-Registration 2020-2021

Drama club performance of The Wizard of Oz is on this evening!

Despite the snow day, the drama club performance of The Wizard of Oz is on this evening, Friday 11/16 at 6:30.

2019-2020 Bus Routes
Email Notices

RSU5 recently transitioned to a new parent email communication system.

Pay online for school meals

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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
Math Information Night for parents with students in grades 6-8

Math information night for parents with students in grades 6-8

October 19th

6:30 - 7:00pm

As I am sure you are now aware RSU 5 instituted a new math curriculum for students in grades 6-8 this year called Big Ideas. We had several questions at curriculum night about the new math program so wanted to offer an opportunity for families to get more details about the student experience in math and the many features available to support students and parents at home.  We invite you in to meet with our district math strategist Nate Garnett this Thursday, October 19 along with math teachers Jacqueline Hammond (6th grade) and Megan Nealey (7th and 8th grade) to learn about the structure of the lessons, the technology components that support students with homework, and the pathway for math from 8th grade to high school.

Watch an aerial video of the school
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
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Mongolian Music Dance at FHS

Freeport High School is honored to be visited by a performance troop from Mongolia on Friday, October 21st.

Save the Date!

Please join our fourth and sixth graders as they look up and take notice of our nearest neight, the Moon, along with other objects in our solar system!

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6th Grade Conservation Camp

The DCS sixth graders attended the University of Maine's Bryant Pond 4-H Camp and Learning Center on September 21, 22, and 23.  The students learned about wildlife, conservation, gardening and other outdoors skills.  The days were spent hiking, canoeing, climbing the ropes course,  and many other activities.  We had a great time, and we all came back more knowledgeable about our natural world.

 

Upcoming Music Concerts

Grade 3/4 Concert - March 16 at 6:30pm

Grade K/1/2 Concert - May 3 at 6:30pm

Band/Chorus Concert - June 7 at 6:30pm (beginner band, advanced band, middle school chorus)

Curriculum Night Grades 1 to 4

September 15

6:30-7:30pm

We hope to see all parents/guardians at this "no student" meeting.  The purpose of this evenings is to convey to parents/guardians the important information about what the students are learning and the expectations and demands upon them.

School Messenger

RSU No. 5 has a phone notification system called School Messenger. The system will send out notifications to parents via the telephone regarding important school information.  The information that might be sent out through the School Messenger includes, but is not limited to, the following:

•  School Closings

•  Emergency situations

•  School activity updates/reminders

•  School Board information

If you have already signed up for the phone notification system there is nothing more you need to do.  If you have not signed up for school messenger you can do that by contacting Debi or Rose in the office at 353-9333.

16/17 Bus Routes

The 2016-2017 Bus Routes are avialable.  Please contact Dennis Ouellette, transportation director, at 865-0928 ext. 2 with any questions.

If you have any changes to your drop off or pick up schedules please call the school office at 353-9333.

2016-2017 Pre-K Pre-Registration

Click the title to view the 2016-2017 Kindergarten pre-registration form

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