A message from MSAD 35 MAINE November 7, 2021 Dear Families, We will be mailing school specific sign-up information on Wednesday, November 10 for 5-11 year old COVID Vaccines at our school clinics. In the meantime though, we’d like to inform you of a webinar on Tuesday, November 9. It is being put on by Maine Community Action Partnership and is titled Pediatricians Share: What Maine Parents Need to Know About the COVID-19 Vaccine For Children: https://mecap.org/events Please use the link for information about the event including a sign up for it. All community members are welcome to attend. Thank you, The Marshwood District Nurses
over 2 years ago, Vicki Stewart
School board agenda for November 3, 2021 https://5il.co/11diz
over 2 years ago, Vicki Stewart
A message from MSAD 35 MAINE October 26, 2021 Dear Families, COVID-19 Vaccinations for children aged 5-11 will be here soon! Here’s a brief timeline and what we can expect over the next couple of weeks: ~Oct 26, 2021 The FDA’s vaccine advisory committee will meet to discuss emergency use authorization of the COVID Vaccine for children. This will be followed by a decision by the FDA Commissioner. ~Nov 2 - 3 The CDC Vaccine Committee is scheduled to meet. Following that meeting the CDC Director will make an official recommendation on how the vaccines can be used. If authorized on October 26, jurisdictions can immediately begin ordering, and vaccines will start being delivered to sites. The vaccine undergoing the approval process is the two-dose Pfizer Vaccine and it is expected that there is enough supply to vaccinate the 28 million children who will soon become eligible. Here’s a brief video on COVID-19 and kids: How mRNA vaccines work https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOlrNlvEiMw Unlike the phased rollout of vaccines for adults last year, the plan here is to make it widely available at pharmacies, pediatric and family practice offices, and community and school based clinics as soon as the approval process is complete. We are working with Northern Light Health and our York County liaison and will let you know as soon as possible about the dates and times for school based clinics. It is important that you know that as soon as this process is complete, vaccines will be available in our communities and you are encouraged to take advantage of whichever setting works best for your family to get your kids vaccinated. Vaccine availability for this age group is an enormous step in our fight against COVID. We understand there are questions and concerns and stand ready to provide you with the best information we can. This is also a good time to speak with your PCP regarding Flu vaccinations for your family as well as any other vaccines your child may be due for. We will keep you updated on the approval process and when we can expect to see vaccines for 5-11 year olds in our communities. Best, The Marshwood District Nurses
over 2 years ago, Vicki Stewart
Board Agenda for October 20, 2021. https://5il.co/10k00
over 2 years ago, Vicki Stewart
Marshwood Hawk
MSAD 35 News June 9, 2021 Dear Families and Staff, First of all thanks for your hard work, patience and support during this school year; it was tough but here we are, June 2021 and things are definitely looking brighter! A couple of notes on the upcoming vaccination clinic: COVID Vaccination Clinics will be held on June 11 at MHS from 8:30-10:00 and MMS from 10:15-12:15. Your student’s vaccination card is at the site (school) where they received their first dose. If you need to get the second dose at a different site, please contact the RN at the school where the first dose was administered to pick up their card. Your student can receive the first dose during this clinic. You will need to fill out the consent form for them to bring with them. If you need a consent form, please contact me Judy Doran RN or your school nurse and we’ll send one out to you. You are welcome to be present and can fill out a consent on site but your attendance is not required. The Pfizer vaccine has received Emergency Use Authorization for children aged 12 and up and is widely available in Maine if you decide to hold off on getting your child vaccinated now but would like to in the future. COVID-19 Vaccinations are our ticket out of this pandemic. The more people who are vaccinated, the less restrictions we all face and the safer our communities are for all people. I often get too wordy in these letters, but today I’m going to keep it short. Thanks again! Thank you Bus Drivers! Thank you Custodians! Thank you Teachers! Thank you Ed Techs! Thank you Admin Assists! Thank you Food Service Folks! Thank you Families! Thank you Kids! Thank you Admin! Thank you Nurses, every one in every building! You all put in mighty effort and kept up with us as we tried to figure out next best steps. I think the next best step is taking a minute to breathe, giving ourselves credit for this year, allowing some down time, being patient with one another and moving forward. OK maybe some ice cream, parks, mountains, beach, music, dining, hiking, connecting with friends, family, whatever…...just remember you’ve all been through the wringer, some more than others. Take the time you need to breathe and move forward. Thanks again and here’s to summer! The MSAD35 Nursing Team
almost 3 years ago, Vicki Stewart
June 4, 2021 Good Afternoon, Today, Friday, June 4, 2021, I am pleased to announce that Governor Janet Mills, working in collaboration with the Maine Department of Education, Department of Health and Human Services, and the Maine Center for Disease Control, has updated the State of Maine risk assessment color coding-system, maintaining York County’s status as “Green”. I am even more pleased that the Department of Health and Human Services will discontinue updating the biweekly coding system and will move to an “as needed” model. I take this change as another indication that we are making great strides in overcoming this pandemic. What a long road this has been! All schools will continue to provide in-person instruction, as outlined in our Reopening Plan. The buildings will continue to follow their published schedules. Thank you all for your continued support of our students, staff and schools. Please remember: Let’s all fly like H.A.W.K.S. H - Hands, wash them when you enter or leave a room. A - Assess - Self Assess your health every day. If you are sick, stay home. W - Wellness - Be aware of your mental and physical wellness. K - Keep your masks on. S - Social Distance We are all in this together!! ------------------ As this pandemic continues to stress, not only to us as individuals, but also as an entire country, we believe that is important to celebrate some of the wonderful things taking place in our schools. Hawks High Fives are an effort to share some of those wonderful things happening across the district. If you would like to share something about a volunteer, staff member or a student, please reach out to Mrs. Vicki Stewart (Vicki.stewart@rsu35.org). A Hawks High Five to all of our Marshwood Seniors. Today is your last day of academics at Marshwood High School. I hope that you enjoy your preparation for the graduation ceremony next week. I know the school year may not have been what you had envisioned, but thank you for showing such resiliency. I am so proud of all of you! Have a wonderful weekend! John Caverly
almost 3 years ago, Vicki Stewart
School Board Meeting 7:00 PM June 2, 2021. https://5il.co/thza
almost 3 years ago, Vicki Stewart
SUMMER CHALLENGE COURSE https://5il.co/tdty
almost 3 years ago, Vicki Stewart
Challenge Course Camp Flyer
Maine School Administrative District No. 35 Board of Directors – Regular Meeting Agenda Marshwood High School – Auditorium Wednesday, 02 June 2021 –7:00 PM http://www.rsu35.org/board-meeting-stream-information/ 7:00 PM Call to Order Pledge of Allegiance Scheduled Audience to the Public - None Opportunity for Public Comment on items Not on the Agenda Requests to address the Board on matters not on the agenda must be made to the Superintendent and must set forth the specifics of the subject to be addressed. Report of the Secretary: 1. Consideration and action to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of Wednesday, May 12, 2021. Motion: Second: Vote: Report of the Chair Report of the Superintendent Top 10 Marshwood High School Students Recognition of Senior Student Representative to the Board Honoring our District Retirees Budget Validation Referendum Date – June 8, 2021 Town Officials Meeting – June 9, 2021 Resignation of Maureen Doran, Teacher Central School Student Report Other Correspondence: Report of the Committees: Report of the Finance and Facilities Committee – Next meeting June 16, 2021 Report of the Educational Policy Committee –Report on May 26, 2021 meeting Wellness Committee/Social Emotional Learning Committee – Meetings to resume in Fall New Business: 1. Consideration and action to approve the 2021-2024 Nurses Contract. Motion: Second: Vote: Yea: Nay: Adjournment Motion: Second: Vote:
almost 3 years ago, Vicki Stewart
May 27, 2021 Dear Families and Students, Marshwood Fall sports sign-up portals on FormREleaf will be opened Thursday May 27th, 2021 for anyone looking to play sports at Marshwood High School and/or Marshwood Middle School next year. Please go on before June 4th to ensure we have accurate numbers for students looking to participate. All High School Fall practices begin Monday, August 16th. All schedules with games and practices will be located on www.digitalsports.com. These will be updated by June 11th. All Fall Middle School practices will begin Wednesday, September 8th and all schedules will be located on digitalsports.com as well. Again, please sign up your child during the May 27th through June 4th date so we can get accurate information on teams needed. Coaching contact information will be located on www.formreleaf.com on the Marshwood site so you may contact coaches directly with questions.
almost 3 years ago, Vicki Stewart
May 24, 2021 Good Afternoon, On Friday, May 21, 2021 Governor Janet Mills, working in collaboration with the Maine Department of Education and the Maine Center for Disease Control, maintained the coding of York County as “Green” when updating the State of Maine risk assessment color-coding system. All schools will continue to provide in-person instruction, as outlined in our Reopening Plan. Each building will continue to follow their published schedule. The Maine Department of Education has scheduled the next update of the State of Maine risk assessment color-coding system for Friday, June 4, 2021. The State also reserves the right to update this coding when they deem necessary. I want to inform the district that an individual associated with Marshwood High School has recently tested positive for the COVID 19 virus. All school-related close contacts have been contacted. Questions for Marshwood High School can be directed to Principal Robert Scully by calling (207) 384-4500. I also want to share with the district that we will continue to monitor and respond to Maine Department of Education and CDC guidelines as they are updated. As information is released there is potential that public messaging in the media may conflict with the reality of implementing those recommendations and changes in the context of our schools. This is particularly difficult as Marshwood High School looks at end of the year opportunities for seniors. For example, recently released verbiage would lead people to believe that schools could hold traditional end of the year activities, such as a dance or prom. Although this is technically true, what isn’t shared is that MSAD 35 would be required by the Maine Department of Education and the Maine CDC to contact trace in the event of a positive case in attendance. There is potential that this could result in a significant number of unvaccinated students being required to quarantine for 10 days, resulting in them missing end of the year events, such as graduation. With that being said, we are in contact with the Department of Education and Maine CDC multiple times a week to create plans to provide as many opportunities as we can, while working within the parameters we are given. We are expecting an update early this week and we are hopeful that the requirements will be revised and clarified for outdoor events. Thank you for your continued support of our students, staff and schools. Please remember: Let’s all fly like H.A.W.K.S. H - Hands, wash them when you enter or leave a room. A - Assess - Self Assess your health every day. If you are sick, stay home. W - Wellness - Be aware of your mental and physical wellness. K - Keep your masks on. S - Social Distance We are all in this together!! As this pandemic continues to stress not only us as individuals, but also as an entire country, we believe that it is important to celebrate some of the wonderful things taking place in our schools. Hawks High Fives is an effort to share some of those wonderful things happening across the district. If you would like to share something about a volunteer, staff member or a student, please reach out to Mrs. Vicki Stewart (Vicki.stewart@rsu35.org). A Hawks High Five to Stephanie Thompson, Marshwood Middle School Student Council, and all of the families that contributed to Teacher Appreciation Week celebrations. Thank you for the hard work, thoughtfulness, and special treats and surprises throughout the week! From the Marshwood Middle School Staff A Hawks High Five to District Nurse Judy Doran and all the school nurses for working hard to keep Marshwood schools safe and open. From Kate O'Brien Have a great week -John Caverly
almost 3 years ago, Vicki Stewart
Marshwood Adult Education is pleased to announce the graduating class of 2021! Adult Education Graduation will be held Wednesday, May 26, at 6:30 pm . Congratulations to all graduates!
almost 3 years ago, Jennifer Marcus
Adult Ed Graduate List 2021