Marshwood Great Works School’s Annual Artists’ and Authors’ Night is taking place tomorrow, Wednesday, March 28th, 2018 from 6:00-8:00pm.

Marshwood Great Works School’s Annual Artists’ and Authors’ Night is taking place tomorrow, Wednesday, March 28th, 2018 from 6:00-8:00pm.
Many students have signed up to perform during the event. There will be a performance schedule provided at the event. The event is open house style so when you arrive please grab a program to help you find performance locations and student work and artwork around the school!
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at Janice.Marro@rsu35.org. We look forward to seeing you tomorrow!
Sincerely,
Janice Marro

Updated Emergency Procedures and Protocols

Dear Members of the Marshwood Community,

At various times throughout the year, our region experiences both anticipated weather events such as snow storms, wind and ice storms as well as unanticipated emergency events such as power outages. In the fall of 2012, the district worked together with the Emergency Management Directors for both Eliot and South Berwick, each town’s Chief of Police, Fire Chief and Public Works Directors to develop a coherent set of emergency protocols and a communication system for both anticipated weather events and for unanticipated emergency events. These clear protocols essentially require me to gather as much information as possible to make an informed decision regarding our schools’ opening, closing or delayed start times before 5:30 a.m. and then to communicate any change to our usual school opening times to over 2,600 contacts. Since weather and conditions surrounding other unanticipated emergency events can change quickly, there will always be a myriad of nuanced contingencies that present themselves within the decisionmaking process. As a result, there may be occasions when you decide to keep your child home when our schools are open. Notwithstanding the decision of the district to open, close or delay the start of its schools, as your child’s parent, you are the best judge of what road and weather conditions you believe are safe or unsafe for your family’s travel. If you believe that your child(ren) should not come to school during an inclement weather event, you should keep your child home. In these cases, your child will be listed as having an “excused” absence and any schoolwork missed on that day will be able to be completed in a timely manner. Finally, although we cannot predict what media systems will be operational or offline at your home or workplace during a weather event or other unanticipated emergency, we have developed numerous pathways for delivering information regarding our schools’ status. These information pathways include: Ø Posting on the district’s website front page: www.rsu35.org Ø Posting on the district’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/MarshwoodSchools/258524500918045 Ø Notification via TV channels 6, 8 & 13 Ø Notification via radio stations WTSN, the Portland Radio Group, WHEB/WERZ Ø Phone message and email via Connect-ED It is my hope that at least one platform of information will be available to you during a storm or other emergency event so that you can have the latest information regarding your child’s school status. As your Superintendent I want to assure you that I hold the safety of our students and staff as my highest priority and I strive to make the best decision I can with the best available information I have at the time regarding school closings or delayed starts. Thank you for your continued support!

Sincerely,

Mary Nash, Ph.D. Superintendent of Schools

Marshwood’s  Great Works School and Central School Participate in the Annual Maine Odyssey of the Mind Discovery Regional Competition

On March 17th there was a whirlwind of creativity, competition, and fun at the Annual Maine Odyssey of the Mind Discovery Regional Competition at Biddeford Middle School. Five teams from Marshwood Schools competed in the tournament. There were three Marshwood Great Works School teams and two Central School teams.  OM…

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