Maine School Administrative District No. 35 Board of Directors – Regular Meeting Agenda Marshwood High School Learning Center https://www.rsu35.org/.../board-meeting-stream... For the complete agenda go to: https://5il.co/2506l Wednesday, September 20, 2023 7:00pm 6:15pm Finance & Facilities 7:00pm Call to Order Pledge of Allegiance
Maine School Administrative District No. 35 Board of Directors Live Stream:https://www.rsu35.org/page/board-meeting-stream-information For The complete Agenda for August 23, 2023 https://5il.co/22nq Regular Meeting Agenda Marshwood High School Learning Center Wednesday, August 23, 2023 7:00pm 6:15pm Finance & Facilities Meeting 7:00pm Call to Order Pledge of Allegiance Scheduled Audience to the Public
Good Morning, We are repairing the front entrance of the Superintendent's Office due to some structural damage to the floor caused by excessive moisture build-up over the past 20 years. We will remain open through the repair but ask if you have business at the Superintendent's Office, to please call Terri Leach at (207) 439-2438 to make arrangements. We are also planning on sealing the parking lot and repainting the parking lot lines at the Middle School beginning August 18, 2023 (weather permitting). The parking lot will be closed to all vehicles between August 18 and August 20, meaning the Marshwood Middle School and Superintendent's Office will not be physically accessible to staff or visitors on Friday, August 18, 2023, Saturday, August 19, 2023, or Sunday, August 20, 2023. We plan to reopen the parking lot on Monday, August 21, 2023. Please plan accordingly. Thank You! John Caverly, Superintendent of Schools
From Eliot Elementary School As you may know, Maine is facing a shortage of people interested and qualified to serve as special education educational technicians. We are experiencing such a shortage within MSAD #35. Specifically, we are interested in communicating with people who may have an interest in serving in such a capacity within our amazing Eliot Elementary School community. Below, you will find a link to the Serving Schools.com site where the positions are posted. Please share this information with interested prospective candidates who would like to apply for this position. https://www.servingschools.com/job/fg5zzl/educational-technician-ii-or-iii-special-education-(mms)/eliot/me
August 2, 2023 Good Evening Late this afternoon, MSAD 35 was notified by the Eliot Police Department of an elevated police matter near Depot Road. In collaboration with the Eliot Police Department, the Marshwood Middle School parking lot was used as a staging area for the York County Emergency Response Team. The situation does not involve the MSAD 35 Schools, other than our partnership with our local police departments. The Eliot Police Department will be releasing information at a later time. Respectfully John Caverly Superintendent of Schools MSAD 35
MSAD #35 has the Following Anticipated Vacancies: Groundskeeper/Custodian - Start date to be determined Custodian - Marshwood High School - Start date to be determined If interested, please contact Todd Hughes, Facilities Coordinator at email@example.com The closing date for applications is when a suitable candidate is found for these positions.
MSAD #35 has the following anticipated vacancy: Adult Education Program Coordinator - Start date to be determined The job description is attached to this email. If interested, please contact Linda Greer, Adult Education Director at firstname.lastname@example.org. The closing date for applications is when a suitable candidate is found for the position. Adult Education Program Coordinator July 2023 https://5il.co/1z0yj
MSAD #35 has the following anticipated vacancies: Food Service Worker - Floater - District - School Year 2023-2024 If interested, please contact Karan Pfingst, Food Service Manager, at email@example.com Food Service Worker - Central School - School Year 2023-2024 If interested, please contact Karan Pfingst, Food Service Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org Food Service Worker - Marshwood Middle School - School Year 2023-2024 If interested, please contact Karan Pfingst, Food Service Manager, at email@example.com Food Service Worker - Marshwood High School - School Year 2023-2024 If interested, please contact Karan Pfingst, Food Service Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org Lunch/Recess Monitor - Central School - School Year 2023-2024 Approximately 3 hours per day - 11:00 am to 2:00 pm Hourly rate of pay: $16.45 If interested, please contact Nina D'Aran, Principal, Central School at email@example.com The closing date for applications is when a suitable candidate is found for the position.
There is a New MSAD 35 Resource for Families. A family resource page (Hawk Hub) is located here: (https://sites.google.com/rsu35.org/marshwoodparentpage...) This web page is a dedicated parent website for important resources and general information.
Members of the Marshwood Community, It is incredible how time moves so quickly. I have been told many times that the days are long but the years move fast. This notion hit me right between the eyes last Wednesday morning, as I was provided the wonderful opportunity to meet with five exemplary students attending the Sanford Regional Technical Center to hear about their experiences over the past school year. I want to thank Coop, Chloe, Sarah, Ashley, and Sam for the incredible experience. I so enjoyed hearing about each of your journeys and your post-high school plans. It was also an important opportunity for me to hear directly from students about how we can better support individuals enrolled at both Marshwood High School and Sanford Regional Technical Center. What also struck me was how time gets away from us all. It always brings me joy to see young people preparing to leave Marshwood High School to begin their adult lives after high school. Each of them confidently shared their thoughts and aspirations. One of the students happened to be a bat boy on a youth baseball team I had coached when he was six years old; I was amazed by the growth of that little boy, and his transformation into a confident, young adult. Where does the time go?! In an interesting opportunity for perspective, I had the pleasure of experiencing the kindergarten concert earlier this week at Central School. Kate Smith was masterful in orchestrating 80 young learners. The students showed their love of learning with an enthusiastic performance & I particularly enjoyed their rendition of “This Little Light of Mine”, finger lights and all. This opportunity to be impacted by some of our youngest learners, and then by those that are beginning to reflect on their time at Marshwood, solidified the importance of every student’s journey, the importance of feeling part of a learning community, and the importance of differentiating and creating engaging learning environments for all students. These same lessons benefit adults and children alike, every day. I’m sure many parents are feeling similar sentiments as Marshwood High School’s graduation approaches. Watching children who went from infants to being obsessed with Blue’s Clues and Polly Pockets, to attending their first Middle School dance, to young adults prepared to create their own stories, generates so many feelings. Spring is always a great time to reflect and celebrate growth. I also want to share a new resource for families. We have created a family resource page (Hawk Hub) located here. (https://sites.google.com/rsu35.org/marshwoodparentpage...) This web page is a dedicated parent website for important resources and general information. At times, the District is asked to share information that may be helpful for parents, but that is not directly school-related; that type of important information will be located on this site. The resource page will evolve over time and we hope it is helpful for everyone. If you are looking to learn more about managing smartphones and social media for younger children, we have a link to the Wait Until 8th website. If you are looking to learn about community youth activities, you can find useful links there as well. In addition, here are some important dates as the school year begins to wind down: May 17, 2023 is the District 2023-2024 School Budget Meeting. May 25, 2023 is the last Late Start / Early Release day. The three remaining Thursdays will be the length of a typical Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Friday. June 8, 2023 Walk the Halls- our seniors will be visiting our elementary schools to say farewell to their former educators. June 9, 2023 - Marshwood High School Graduation June 13, 2023 - District Budget Validation Referendum 8am - 8pm at either Marshwood Middle School for our Eliot families or South Berwick Town Hall for our South Berwick families. June 16, 2023 - Last day of school. The last day is a half day. August 30, 2023 - First student day of the 2023-2024 School Year. Thank you all for your continued support. Every day of the school year it is my priority to be in each of our schools to connect, observe and support our students and staff. It is my honor to be a small part of your children’s lives. To those parents of Seniors: you are in my thoughts and in my heart. Enjoy every moment! In partnership, John Caverly
Good News from the Marshwood School Board There is a link to School Board Presentations: https://www.rsu35.org/page/board-presentations
Registration for MSAD 35 pre-kindergarten students and new students from Kindergarten through grade 12 is open. Registration for district pre-kindergarten and new students from Kindergarten through 3rd grade at https://rsu35.sites.thrillshare.com/page/student-registration
Substitute Teaching In Marshwood Now is the Time to Sign up for Substitute Teaching in Marshwood MSAD 35 Please see below for the instructions and links for the Maine Department of Education Criminal History Record Check certificate. The Certification office number is 207-624-6603 or email firstname.lastname@example.org The MDOE CHRC Certificate is a three-step process: (1) register online (IdentoGO) to have prints taken at a local facility https://me.ibtfingerprint.com/ ($55 - please register under Maine Department of Education, New Hire) (2) set up an account with MDOE via this link https://www.maine.gov/doe/sites/maine.gov.doe/files/inline-files/cert_create_account.pdf (3) submit the MDOE initial application for a "non-teaching" CHRC credential electronically via the above link. ($15) Follow these links for instructions for setting up the MDOE account and submitting the MDOE initial application to this email. MDOE How To Submit an Initial Application https://5il.co/1l3l5 MDOE How To Create an Account https://5il.co/1l3ld Please provide email@example.com with a receipt for IdentoGO registration and a receipt upon submission of the MDOE initial application. Contact Therese Letellier at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or concerns.
Good Afternoon I first want to say thank you for all of the community support over the past two days. This has been a uniquely challenging situation. At 8:45 this morning, four of our five schools were still without power. I am happy to say that as of 1:30 this afternoon, power has been restored to all MSAD 35 buildings. Central Maine Power has a large number of crews hard at work, restoring power to both communities. Route 236 was closed earlier today and has now been reopened. I am writing to let the community know that it is my intention to have a normal school day tomorrow. That being said, there may still be a number of road closures and homes without power in the morning. If families cannot or do not feel it is safe to send their children to school, your student’s absence will be excused. If you rely on district transportation and your road is closed, our Transportation Department will share with you some common stops later this evening where your child could meet the school bus tomorrow morning. Our current areas of concern seem to be focused towards the Wells side of South Berwick. Respectfully, John Caverly Superintendent of Schools
A Letter from Superintendent John Caverly December 8th, 2022 Dear Marshwood Community, I hope this note finds you all well. It has been a wonderful start to the school year. To have our buildings in full use and students engaged in multiple opportunities has been such a gift. I must share with you: I am so proud of the work of our district staff over the past 3 months. They have worked tirelessly to create a safe learning environment for all learners that supports the individual learning needs of our students. Prior to the fall break, our community faced a violent critical incident hoax at Sanford High School and Sanford Regional Vocational Center that brought forth our greatest fear, the safety of our students. As you know, the safety of our students, staff, and community is our top priority. In the wake of this event, the district has taken a number of steps to review our response and test our systems. We have met as individual schools, as district leaders, and with both the Eliot and South Berwick Police Departments. These meetings have been focused on reviewing our communication protocols and procedures to ensure the safety of all. As part of that work, I wanted to notify the community that we will continue to focus on our building-level crisis planning. This includes age-appropriate safety drills in addition to our typical fire drills. What may be appropriate at Marshwood High School may be drastically different from what occurs in our elementary schools, based on the age and development of the students. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your child’s principal. It pains me that we live in a world where we need to be concerned about school violence, but we cannot turn a blind eye to this. It is the district's goal to strike the balance between creating a safe environment for all, while not creating fear for anyone or compromising our primary purpose of educating children. As always, I appreciate the community support as we work together to keep our community safe. Thank you John Caverly Superintendent of Schools MSAD 35
Maine School Administrative District No. 35 Board of Directors – Regular Meeting Agenda Marshwood High School – Learning Center Wednesday, December 7, 2022 – 7:00 PM For complete agenda go to: https://5il.co/1livs https://www.rsu35.org/page/board-meeting-stream-information Reminder: As of March 9, 2022 all MSAD 35 building recommended/optional masking indoors. 6:30 PM Wellness Committee 7:00 PM Call to Order
MSAD #35 has the following anticipated vacancies: Educational Technician III - Reading Intervention (Part-time) - Central School - School Year 2022-2023 If interested, please contact Nina D'Aran at email@example.com. Closing date for applications - when a suitable candidate is found. Food Service Worker - Part-time (4 hours per day) - Marshwood Middle School School Year 2022-2023 If interested, please contact Karan Pfingst at firstname.lastname@example.org. Closing date for applications - when a suitable candidate is found. Equal Opportunity Employer Lunch Monitor - Marshwood Middle School - School Year 2022-2023 Approximately 3 hours per day - 10:00 am to 1:00 pm Hourly rate of pay: $15.75 If interested, please contact David Creech at email@example.com. Closing date for applications - when a suitable candidate is found.
Good Neighbors and Friendship in the Heart of South Berwick Central School and the Avesta Young Street Apartments are located in the heart of South Berwick, Maine. Bill and Layla love their home in the Young Street Apartments. The apartments designed by the local Lassel Architects were ready for occupancy in 2017. The 28-unit apartment complex is perfectly located between the South Berwick Library and Central Elementary School and its Outdoor Classroom. Bill left his career in the marine industry in Florida to settle in South Berwick. Many locals recognize him because he spent his early years directing traffic in the town square. Bill says he loved his apartment right away, especially because residents are allowed to have pets. It has big windows that allow light to stream in and those big windows also allow him to hear the joyous sounds of children, their families, and the Central School staff who are entering and leaving the school’s main entrance. For the full story and pictures follow this link: Good Neighbors in the Heart of South Berwick https://5il.co/1kjs2
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All Marshwood Students are Eligible for Free Meals MSAD #35 announces its policy to serve nutritious meals every school day under the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program. Effective August 31, 2022, through June 30, 2023, all students registered and enrolled in Marshwood Schools are eligible for free meals regardless of household income. Lunch and breakfast are provided for students in K-12 and Pre-K students will be provided with either breakfast or lunch depending on the session they attend (AM/PM). Students that bring cold lunch and order milk, will be charged $.40.