RSU #74 Back to School Letter from Superintendent Tracy

RSU # 74 Back to School Plan 21-22.pdf


Back to School Registration:

This year we will be continuing with the online registration for returning students like we did last year. The registration is to fill out all the beginning of the year paperwork that is needed for this school year. To get started just log into your ParentVUE account https://me-rsu74.edupoint.com/PXP2_Login.aspx and click on the Online Registration tab, and follow the directions from there. This can be done on a computer, tablet and/or phone. For directions on how to register please see this page. If you run into any problems please email Scott Hall shall@carrabec.org and he can assist you.

Thank you and we hope that you all have a wonderful school year!

Use of ESSER-3 Fund Information

ARP ESSER Use of Funds Plan.pdf

March 7th

Please see this video message from Superintendent Mike Tracy: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1FkyoehNN_zP8mRD7Fw5A2srpLUFcePRa/view?usp=sharing

We hope that you all enjoy your week, and warmer weather!

Feb 17th

Due to the freezing rain and icy conditions predicted for tomorrow, Friday Feb 18th, RSU #74 will have a Remote Learning Day for Friday. This day will be the scheduled half day for remote learning. Please see this letter from Superintendent Mike Tracy for more information:

If you have any questions please contact your child's school.

We apologize for this inconvenience and hope that everyone has a great winter break.


March 2nd

Good Evening,

Please see this letter from Superintendent Mike Tracy on the RSU #74 School Board's decision to move to masks being optional for all RSU #74 schools and buses.

If you have any questions please contact your child's school.

Thank you and have a nice evening.


Jan 26th:

Letter from Mike Tracy on moving to Remote Learning for Jan 27th & 28th

Jan 14th

Good Evening,

Since we have come back from winter break we have operated under the updated Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) where only students that are COVID-19 positive need to quarantine. Starting next week we will also be following the updated SOP in that we will no longer be contact tracing. This is in part due to the new COVID-19 variant and how it spreads, so please monitor your child for symptoms and call your primary care physician as needed. https://www.maine.gov/doe/covid-19/sop

Students in grades 6-12 will be able to attend classes synchronously if they are out due to quarantine and are healthy enough to be able to participate remotely. To help with the expectations we have created a Remote Learning Handbook which can be found here:

Please do not hesitate to contact your child's school if you have any questions.

Thank you and have a nice weekend!

Remote Learning Notice Jan 27th & 28th

Jan 7th

The transportation department of RSU #74 would like to take a moment to remind you that with the colder weather predicted in the coming days, if it is too cold to stand outside, please have your child leave their backpack by the end of the driveway so the driver will know to stop.


As always if you have any questions or concerns regarding transportation, please call the Director of Operations, Lorie Agren at 431-8812.


Have a great evening!

Jan 3rd

Good Evening,

Please see this letter from Mike Tracy on recent changes from the State on how schools should handle a COVID-19 response:

Thank you and have a nice evening.

Dec 20th

Please be advised that out of an abundance of caution with COVID related illness and staff shortages that RSU #74 will be transitioning to Remote Learning tomorrow and Wednesday December 21-22nd. This means that all students and staff will work according to their daily schedule, Middle and High School staff will be in touch with students to send digital links for class. All staff will be working from their respective schools, and the school builds will remain open. If you have any questions please contact your child's school.


School Meals:

If you would like School Breakfast and Lunch for your students for Dec 21st and 22nd please fill out this form:

by 9PM tonight.

All meals requested must be picked up at the chosen school on Tuesday Dec 21st from 11 AM - 12 PM



Hot Spots:

For grades 6-12 please ensure contact the school if your student needs a hotspot in order to participate remotely in their school day.


Vaccine Clinic:

The vaccine clinic scheduled tomorrow is still underway, however, if your child is signed up to participate, you will need to transport your child to the school for their scheduled vaccine.


As a reminder, the current Remote Learning plan mandates new learning/school work available on the school districts learning platforms (and paper packet for K-5 as requested by the parent) be done at home by the student, and at least a daily check in for K-5. Teachers are available online daily from 8-2, for the student's attendance to be counted that day the child MUST participate in their school work, and or synchronous class (Middle School and High School). The expectation for Middle School And High School however, additionally will be to participate synchronously according to the daily schedule.


If you have any questions please reach out t o your child's school.

December 13th

Good Afternoon,

We apologize for the last-minute notice.

We continue to work to fill our staff shortages, however, due to a bus driver shortage any student who takes Pauline’s bus will need to be transported to and from school by their parents starting tomorrow, Tuesday, December 14th. Unfortunately we foresee that parents will need to provide transportation through Wednesday December 22nd. All other bus runs are unaffected at this time. If you have any questions please call Lorie Agren, 207 431-8812.


We apologize greatly for the inconvenience.

Nov 30th

**Updated 2PM

Good Afternoon Families of Garret Schenck Elementary School,


Thank you for your patience today as we worked to ensure that the school is safe for your children. We are happy to say that the boiler problem has been solved, so we will have school as planned tomorrow at Garret Schenck Elementary.


If you have any questions please call Garret Schenck tomorrow morning, 207 696-3100.


Once again thank you for your patience and support.


**Sent at 10AM

Dear RSU #74 Parents and Community,


Today we are evacuating Garret Schenck Students to Carrabec Community School due to excessive fumes from the boiler at Garret Schenck Elementary. We are working on a plan for dismissing the Garret Schenck students from Carrabec Community School.

If you are a Garret Schenck parent the phone number for Carrabec Community School is 207 635-2209

Nov 19th

Please see this video message from RSU #74 Superintendent Mike Tracy:


We hope that you all have a great Thanksgiving!

Nov 12th

Dear Students and Families of Garret Schenck Elementary School,


Greetings.


This notice is to inform you that our Garret Schenck Elementary School has experienced flooding in the basement classrooms on Thursday. Much work has taken place to get the water out and spaces cleaned and sanitized to be ready for Monday. Please be advised that we are very lucky and there has been limited damage, and major systems such as plumbing, phone, internet and electricity are back online and safe. Please know that maintenance personnel will be in and out next week to continue to monitor the situation. Although we feel confident that we can hold school in regular in-person session on Monday, we wanted you to be aware of potential minor system repairs that may need attention (such as intercom, fire, back up lighting and alarms etc.).


Please contact the school office if you have any questions.


Thank you,


RSU #74 Administration

Oct 19th, 2021

As a friendly reminder, the cold and flu season is upon us. If your child is not feeling well, please do not send them to school! We are still experiencing a pandemic. Also, a reminder that there is a flu clinic scheduled on November 2nd for students and staff, please contact your child's school office if you are interested in signing up your child.

Oct 18th, 2021

Good Evening,


Please see this video message from Superintendent Mike Tracy:


Thank you and have a nice evening.

Mr. Tracy Message Oct 18, 2021.mp4


Sept 17th, 2021

ESSER 3 Grant Application Information

ESSER-3.pdf


Oct 5th

Please note that the menus had an error in listing Oct 13th as an early release day. The early release day is Oct 20th.

Please call your child's school if you have any questions.

We apologize for this inconvenience.


October 1st

Good morning parents, we are sorry for the inconvenience, however we continue to be affected by staff shortages, and unfortunately do not have substitute bus drivers at this time.

Therefore, if your child rides Christine’s bus, primarily affecting New Portland, please plan to provide transportation to and from school today for your child.

If you can get your child to the Garret Schenck school by 7:15 am we can transport them to the high school or CCS from there.

We are greatly sorry for this inconvenience, and believe we will be back on regular schedule and operations effective Monday.

Sept 27nd

Good Afternoon RSU #74 Families,

We greatly apologize for this inconvenience, however due to staffing shortages related to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we are down sufficient bus drivers for the remainder of the week. At this time, if your child rides Dennis’ or Chad’s bus, then please make arrangements to transport your children to and from school for the remainder of the week. If parents can get their child to their local school by 7:15 then we can transport them to CCS or CHS. We fully expect to resume regular operations next week on Monday, October 4, 2021. We will be sure to keep you up to date with any other information. We greatly apologize for this inconvenience. If you have any questions please contact your child’s school.

Thanks,

Mike Tracy

Superintendent of RSU #74

Sept 23rd

Please see this letter from Mr. Tracy regarding the COVID-19 Health Response at Solon Elementary School.

Solon COVID Response Sept 23rd 2021.pdf


Sept 20th, 2021

Greeting Families of Solon Elementary School,


Recently we have been informed that we have had two (2) cases of COVID-19 at Solon Elementary School confirmed today. This unfortunately means that we must increase mitigation efforts going forward and move to "Yellow" status according to our RSU #74 COVID-19 School Level Response Plan. Furthermore, this means that we must universally wear face masks while indoors.


As of tomorrow, we ask that all individuals wear masks until further notice. As always it is our hope to be able to get back to "Green" status as soon as practicable.


Please reach out to the school if you have any questions.


Sept 16th, 2021

Dear RSU #74 Students, Families and Staff,


As a result of the RSU #74 School Board meeting last night, our school district will be employing a "green, yellow, orange, and red" COVID-19 School-Level Response Plan.

This plan is an effort to respect the CDC recommendations regarding masking in schools, with the necessity to require it where we have multiple cases in any given school.


Please know that we take your child's safety seriously. Therefore, following this plan that has been approved by the Board, we will reopen Carrabec High School on Monday, September 20, 2021 on their normal schedule in-person (more information coming directly to High School families). Carrabec High School will be operating in the "Orange" status which requires masks indoors, and expects a heightened vigilance with symptom screening and sanitization.


Beginning Monday, September 20, 2021 Carrabec Community School will be operating in the "Orange" status, which requires masks indoors, and expects a heightened vigilance with symptom screening and sanitization.


Unless there are any new cases which would trigger a change at Solon Elementary School and Garret Schenck Elementary School, these schools will remain operating in the "Green" status, with masks recommended on Monday, September 20, 2021.


If you have already been contacted by the school as a result of being a "close contact," or have an active case of COVID-19 then you will remain quarantining and participating in remote learning until your return-to-school date.


Sept 13th

Good Afternoon,


Although we are still experiencing a bus driver shortage, we have managed to work out a plan so that all students can be transported home on the bus today. This may mean that your child will be dropped off 10 to 20 minutes later than normal today. At this time it looks like we have enough transportation staff to transport students tomorrow.


This shortage today is due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in our area. Please be vigilant to monitor your children for symptoms and visit the district website for updates.


We apologize for the inconvenience. If you have any questions please call 635-2727 ext 3


Sept 12th

Good Evening,

We apologize for the last-minute notice. We have worked to maximize our bus driver substitutes, however due to a bus driver shortage, any student who take Anthony’s bus will need to be transported to school by their parent tomorrow, Monday Sept 13th. All other bus runs are unaffected. All three elementary schools remain open for in-person instruction tomorrow. As a reminder, the high school is operating remotely. If you have any questions please call Lorie Agren, 207 431-8812

We apologize greatly, for the inconvenience.


Sept 12th