February 2, 2023 Good Afternoon, The weather forecast for the next two days calls for extreme cold. I have had some inquiries on the potential of MSAD 35 canceling school tomorrow due to the forecast calling for sub-zero temperatures. For clarity: I do not have any intention of delaying or canceling school tomorrow based solely on sub-zero temperatures. However, if heat were to be out in a building, it may result in cancellation for a particular school. With such large buildings, I have asked that the temperature set point be increased to ensure a productive learning environment. With the forecasted extremely cold temperatures and high winds, our buildings may be cooler than normal tomorrow, so please plan to dress accordingly. There will be no outdoor recess tomorrow. Our Transportation Department will be plugging in each of the buses to warm the engines and we will use fuel additives to prevent the diesel from freezing. In addition, Transportation staff has been asked to report early tomorrow to thoroughly warm the buses and manage issues that may arise. Please consider an extra layer of winter clothes for those students that are waiting for the bus or walking to school/home. With the potential for wind chill dropping the temperatures below -20°F, it is always good to be prepared. Even by Maine winter standards, it is going to be cold! In appreciation, John Caverly Superintendent of Schools
4 days ago, Vicki Stewart
Maine School Administrative District No. 35 Board of Directors – Regular Meeting Agenda Marshwood High School – Learning Center Wednesday, February 01, 2023– 7:00 PM For Complete Agenda go to: https://5il.co/1o2cw For livestream go to: https://www.rsu35.org/page/board-meeting-stream-information Reminder: As of March 9, 2022 all MSAD 35 building recommended/optional masking indoors. 6:00 PM District Wellness Committee – Learning Center 7:00 PM Call to Order Pledge of Allegiance
6 days ago, Vicki Stewart
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
13 days ago, Vicki Stewart
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 MSAD 35
13 days ago, MSAD 35
MSAD 35 Good Evening Shortly after sending this evening's storm update, I was contacted by the Town Manager of South Berwick. He is working with York County Emergency Management to respond to the storm. A large number of crews will be deployed to the area tomorrow to continue the clean-up from the storm and restore power. Unfortunately, this will not occur prior to our transportation times. With upwards of 30 roads impacted by downed power lines and. trees/limbs both the Town Manager and I are concerned with the safety of the school community. The town of South Berwick and others in York County have been adversely impacted, we do not want to impede their ability to return the community to normalcy, safely. Therefore, there will be no school in MSAD 35 tomorrow, Tuesday, January 24th, 2023. There will be no call in the morning as school is canceled. Respectfully John Caverly
14 days ago, Vicki Stewart
Good Eventing Due to tomorrow's forecasted heavy snow and freezing rain, there will be no school in MSAD 35 on Friday, January, 20th, 2023. Making this decision in the evening was based on collaboration with our local agencies and done in an effort to give families a chance to make the necessary arrangements due to this cancellation. Please stay safe. John Caverly
18 days ago, Vicki Stewart
Maine School Administrative District No. 35 Board of Directors – Regular Meeting Agenda Marshwood High School – Learning Center Wednesday, January 18, 2023 – 7:00 PM For Complete Agenda go to https://5il.co/1naq2 For livestream go to https://5il.co/1naq2https://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 Finance and Facilities Meeting 7:00 PM Call to Order Pledge of Allegiance
24 days ago, Vicki Stewart
Jan 16 Martin Luther King Jr. Day - No School
28 days ago, Vicki Stewart
Maine School Administrative District No. 35 Board of Directors – Regular Meeting Agenda Marshwood High School – Learning Center Wednesday, January 4, 2023– 7:00 PM For complete agenda go to: Board Agenda for January 4, 2023 https://5il.co/1mgny Link to livestream https://www.rsu35.org/page/board-meeting-stream-information Reminder: As of March 9, 2022 all MSAD 35 building recommended/optional masking indoors. 5:30 – 6:30 PM Rollinsford Workshop 6:30 – Wellness Committee 7:00 PM Call to Order Pledge of Allegiance
about 1 month ago, Vicki Stewart
Back to school January 3
about 1 month ago, Vicki Stewart
Wednesday, December 21, 2022– 7:00 PM Maine School Administrative District No. 35 Board of Directors – Regular Meeting Agenda For complete agenda go to: BOARD AGENDA FOR 21 DEC 2022 https://5il.co/1m7db Marshwood High School – Learning Center Wednesday, December 21, 2022– 7:00 PM https://www.rsu35.org/page/board-meeting-stream-information Reminder: As of March 9, 2022 all MSAD 35 building recommended/optional masking indoors. 5:15 – 5:45 PM – Finance and Facilities 5:45 – 6:45 PM – Executive Session – Consideration and action to enter into Executive Session for the purpose of discussing Legal Rights and Duties of School Unit – 1 MRSA § 405 (6)(E) 7:00 PM Call to Order Pledge of Allegiance Scheduled Audience to the Public - None
about 2 months ago, Vicki Stewart
TRANSPORTATION MESSAGE 12/16/22 BUS Run #17 is delayed approximately 30-40 minutes. When the MHS & MMS run is complete the bus run will begin the Eliot Elementary run. If you have questions please call Transportation at 207-384-4681. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
about 2 months ago, MSAD 35 Transportation
Northern Light Health is providing a Flu Vaccination Clinic WHEN: THURSDAY DECEMBER 15 2:00 - 4:00 PM WHERE: MARSHWOOD GREAT WORKS SCHOOL GYM This clinic is open to all ages 6 months and up who would like a flu shot. Consent forms are available on-site. FluMist nasal vaccine is available. High-dose vaccine for folks over 65 is available. Walk-ins welcome! It is a great time to get a flu shot!!!!
about 2 months ago, Vicki Stewart
At approximately 10:10 this morning, I was notified by the Eliot Police Department that a threat of an active shooter was called in at Dover High School. Dover High School and Dover Regional Career Technical Center students and staff followed Dover's crisis protocols. The credibility of the threat has been deemed a hoax. A number of Marshwood High School students were involved in this traumatic event. We have since been notified that other similar threats were received in New Hampshire. Our school counselors will be available to support students here at Marshwood High School and the students returning from Dover to provide any additional support that they may need. Respectfully, John Caverly
about 2 months ago, Vicki Stewart
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
2 months ago, Vicki Stewart
Dear Families, Per Mr Caverly’s letter, two of our schools, CES and MMS are in outbreak status meaning more than 15% of staff and students are out ill. When absences reach 15% and above, we are required to report to the ME CDC. The causes of illness are a combination of Influenza A, a stomach bug, some RSV and some COVID. They are all viral illness and easily spread from person to person. Everything you have learned over the past couple of years apply: PLEASE……..Stay home when you are sick Anyone with symptoms of respiratory illness, such as cough, fever of 100 F or above, or sore throat, should stay home and follow the CDC recommendations. Influenza – individuals should stay home until 24 hours after fever resolves without the use of fever-reducing medications. Fact Sheet Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection (RSV) -- individuals with RSV are usually contagious 3 to 8 days. Most RSV infections go away on their own in a week or two. Fact Sheet COVID-19 -- individuals with symptoms should consider home testing and isolate for at least 5 days for a positive test. Masking is required to return to school on days 6-10 as long as symptoms are resolving. When to Leave Isolation If your child is fever free but continuing with a persistent cough, please consider keeping them home until it improves. Practice good handwashing Vaccinate against Flu and COVID Cough or sneeze into your elbow Avoid touching your face Students may return to school when they have been fever free without the use of fever reducing medications for 24 hours, have not had any vomiting or diarrhea for 24 hours and symptoms are improving. ( please see above for return following COVID) The Centers for Disease Control Prevention on Monday (12/5) encouraged people to wear masks to help reduce the spread of respiratory illnesses this season as Covid, flu and RSV circulate at the same time. Masks are currently optional but encouraged. We were notified this morning by our Medical Providers that there is a nationwide backlog of FLU tests. This means that the remaining tests will be used for high risk patients only. If you believe your child has the FLU please consult your PCP or a walk in for guidance before accessing care. If you or your child are experiencing severe or concerning symptoms, please seek medical care. Flu: What To Do If You Get Sick If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your school nurse. Thank You! The Marshwood District Nurses
2 months ago, Vicki Stewart
Monday, December 5, 2022 – Transportation Message Good morning, Due to a driver shortage the following buses will be assisting with covering an additional afternoon bus run. This may result in a brief delay to drop off times. The affected buses are: Bus: 7, 8, 12, 13, 23 If you have any questions please call transportation at 207.384.4681. Thank you for your continued patience and understanding.
2 months ago, Leslie McDonnell
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
2 months ago, Vicki Stewart
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 nina.daran@rsu35.org. 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 karan.pfingst@rsu35.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 david.creech@rsu35.org.
Closing date for applications - when a suitable candidate is found.

2 months ago, Vicki Stewart
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 cert.doe@maine.gov 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 therese.letellier@rsu35.org with a receipt for IdentoGO registration and a receipt upon submission of the MDOE initial application. Contact Therese Letellier at therese.letellier@rsu35.org with questions or concerns.
3 months ago, Vicki Stewart