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May 28, 2020 - iPad Collection Information


On Monday June 1, there will be a technology collection day at the Superintendent's Office at 28 Lincoln St in Rockland from 9am to 2pm. All collections will be contactless. Cars will be asked to drive through the back loop of the parking lot, where we will have a collection table outside the building. Devices will be displayed on the table for confirmation, before being deposited into a trash bag.

We will be collecting all Senior Class devices at this time. Please stop by to return your iPad, charger cord, charger brick, flip cover case / flip cover keyboard, and carry bag. Any seniors with hotspots will be required to return those as well. We will then give you the documentation you need for your cap/gown collection.

Any other family wanting to return their students' ipad for the summer are welcome to use this collection as well. If your child will be participating in Extended School Year Services through special education, please consider keeping the device for the duration of your child's ESY program. An alternative collection day for those devices will be offered in August after the program ends.

Any damaged device that has already been reported, should already have arrangements with your school, but we will be available at this time as well to communicate any issues. If you are hoping to report and pickup a device, please let us know by Friday morning, and we will try to have your replacement parts ready. You can reach us at 207-466-8000 or support@rsu13.org.

Any moving families or departing staff members that are done with their devices may use this opportunity as well. A formal collection of staff devices will be established after the last teacher day as well.


May 22, 2020 - Letter from the Superintendent  

Dear Families of Our RSU 13 Community:

This very challenging school year is rapidly drawing to a close, with the last day of Emergency Learning for students being Friday, May 29. You should note that students may keep their devices over the summer and do not need to turn them in, with the exception of members of the senior class. We will be providing opportunities for the safe turn in of devices for the seniors, so please watch for dates, places, and times for this.  Read More

April 10, 2020 - Letter from the Superintendent  


To Our RSU 13 Families:

As of this week, and referenced as a possibility in last week’s letter, we now have a clear picture of how long our buildings will remain closed, which will be through the end of this school year.  If we are given any other options, families will be notified, but this recommendation by Commissioner Pender Makin allows us to make decisions and focus on long-range plans.  We know this recommendation leaves families with many other uncertainties in their lives, but we want to assure you that RSU 13 continues to work tremendously hard to address the needs of our students inclusive of both their well-being and nutrition as well as their education.  While we do not have all of the answers yet, we hope that this letter provides families with some clarity around serving our students.  Read More  

April 3, 2020 - Letter from the Superintendent  

Dear Families of Our RSU 13 Community:

It has been three weeks now since we have closed our school buildings in response to the pandemic and by order of Governor Mills. For our teachers, staff and administrators, however, work has continued with much determination, energy and creativity in the task supporting our students and families.  With very short notice, we mobilized and not only have been providing meals for children on a daily basis, but have designed emergency learning opportunities for students, and maintained connections with them in ever increasingly creative ways. Much credit goes to our staff in rising to meet this very challenging situation, and my thanks go out to you, the parents and care givers, in working with us to help support the children during this difficult time. Read More


 ***Technology SUPPORT HOTLINE (207) 466-8000 or support@rsu13.org***


***School Nutrition Program Information***

***Social & Emotional Support and Resources***

***Instructional Plans for Continued Learning***

March 16, 2020 - Letter from the Superintendent  

To Our RSU 13 Families:

We are asking that all families please complete this survey (more details below): 

At this point, we do not have a clear picture of how long our schools will remain closed, and from Commissioner Pender Makin’s message to schools following Governor Mills’ declaration of a civil emergency last night, schools will be closed for “an indefinite period of time.”  It will likely be a period of time up to April 27th.  Read More


March 13, 2020 - Letter from the Superintendent - New Guidance
Dear Staff, Parents and Community Members:

Late yesterday we received new guidance on social distancing at school from the Governor’s office and Maine School Management. After a review of their new guidelines, the following actions will go into effect beginning Monday, March 16, 2020.  Read More

March 12, 2020 - Letter from the Superintendent

Dear Members of the RSU 13 Schools Community:

I am writing to update you with current information on our preparations for any potential outbreak of Corona Virus, or COVID-19. Over the last two weeks, we have been meeting with State and local officials, including Knox County EMA, representatives from the Maine Department of Education and the Maine CDC, as well as our own administrative team, to plan and prepare for a number of different scenarios. Please understand that the situation is changing rapidly, and though at the time of this communication there are no confirmed cases in Maine, all indications are that there will be in the near future. The following are some recommendations and determinations.  Read More






Envisioning the Schools of Our Future 2.0
Community Conversations About Our Future

Dear Participants in RSU 13’s Community Conversations:

We are writing to you to express our sincere appreciation for your recent participation in our series of events, Community Conversations – Envisioning the Schools of Our Future 2.0.  The active interest, energy, and enthusiasm that you brought to these discussions, and the thoughtful insights and recommendations offered, contributed significantly to the features that have now been highlighted in the Summary Report

As promised, this summary report was shared with all who participated, whether by attending one of our on-site events or by offering your input via the RSU 13 website survey option.  This report was also shared with all School Board members and faculty, and will be a valued perspective informing the continuing work of RSU 13 as we continue planning for and designing the schools of our future.

Soliciting and actively valuing community input has been a hallmark of what has contributed to the success of recent development efforts within RSU 13. We thank you for continuing that tradition and be assured that your collective voice matters as we continue to strive to do our very best, for every student, every day. Please also know that we will continue to remain in frequent communication with our community-at-large as this important work continues. Thank You!

With sincere appreciation,

John C. McDonald, RSU 13 Superintendent                                         

Loren Andrews, RSU 13 School Board Chair