April 8, 2021 RSU 23 Family Letter

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Principal’s Memo – April 15, 2021

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April vacation is now upon us! I’m sending the memo a day early as tomorrow is a non-student day. Please continue to stay informed of the events going on here at OOBHS as things will happen very quickly when we return from vacation, especially for seniors and their families. Please contact me if you need anything over break. I will be in and out of the building but call or text me anytime, day or night, my cell phone number is (207) 351-0099. The next Principal’s Memo will be on Friday, April 30th. Here are this week’s communications:

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS DUE 4/15/21
Senior Scholarship Applications are due today no later than 3:00.  Please contact Mrs. Murphy at ksmurphy@rsu23.org if you have any questions.

GREETINGS FROM THE BOOSTER CLUB!
We hope this finds everyone in great health and spirits! Due to the nature of the year 2020 and the many cancellations we have not been able to utilize our fundraising opportunities (Car Show, Concessions stand, 50/50 raffles). Luckily we are in good shape and were able to give out 3 scholarships for the class of 2020 and will be giving out scholarships for the Class of 2021. Scholarships are only a part of where the fundraising efforts are distributed. We also have made considerable donations back to the school. Here is a small example:  water fountains for refilling water bottles, bus trips, equipment (culinary and gym/weight room), field day, and senior gifts. This is a small picture of how active Booster Club is for all students and faculty! This is why we are making an appeal to everyone. At the end of this school year we will be losing a number of members of Booster Club being the natural progression. We are in need of all positions!  President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer.  Link to Duties of OOBHS Boosters Officers. Please contact us if you would like more information at oobhsboosters@gmail.com. Booster Club is a great opportunity for getting to know students, faculty, and the school community!

Sincerely,
Jenna Payea, President
Karin Lavigne, VP
Renee LaPlante, Treasurer
Kara Poulin, Secretary

QUARTER 3 REPORT CARDS:
Quarter 3 report cards were emailed out Friday, 4/9/21 via our Alert system.  Please contact your child’s teacher if you have any questions.  If you have trouble viewing your child’s report card please contact Karen Murphy at ksmurphy@rsu23.org.

SPRING SPORTS!
We are excited for the return of Spring sports at OOBHS, which will see for the first time in over a year the return of spectators. Please remember that we still need to adhere to Maine CDC and DOE guidelines as fans.

  1. Masks must be worn at all times.
  2. Social distancing is required (sit or stand only with those whom you dwell with) all others should maintain 6 foot distance between spectators/families.
  3. After the conclusion of the contest please leave , do not wait or hang out to avoid congregating.

Our venues are well suited for these guidelines and our ultimate goal is to be sure we can have a fantastic spring season for our student athletes. If consistent issues arise we reserve the right to close these venues to spectators. We thank you in advance for your support of our athletes and your cooperation. Reminder we DO NOT allow dogs at our venues.Guidelines may vary for away venues and we will update as we face new opponents.
#GULLPRIDE

PROM/SENIOR NIGHT!
This year we will be hosting a Senior class celebration as a combination of Prom and Senior Night. We will be implementing and adhering to CDC health and safety guidelines and this event will be an amazing formal dinner and evening of entertainment in lieu of a dance. It is open to Seniors and a date that is a student at OOBHS.  There is no cost to attend, but you will need to make a reservation with Ms. Moutsatsos.  Please join us Saturday, May 15th at River Winds Farm from 6-10 pm to celebrate! Reservations will be taken during the month of April.

RENTAL ASSISTANCE!
The government has released rental assistance funds for families impacted by the economic downturn due to the pandemic. For more information please click this link: https://yccac.org/covid-19-rent-relief-program/

STUDENT SUPPLY CLOSET BOTTLE DRIVE
Money raised will purchase food, emergency needs and gift cards for OOBHS families. See the flyer to participate or Contact Ms. Moutsatsos (smoutsatsos@rsu23.org) or Mrs. Dupee (edupee@rsu23.org) to get a pre-tagged CLYNK bag.

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE
Students must complete 20 hours of community service as a graduation requirement. Parents of seniors please check with your child to find out if they still have hours to complete. Please contact the guidance office for community service opportunities. We have plenty for the kids to do!

SCHOOL NUTRITION PROGRAM!
As a reminder, breakfast and lunch are available daily at school and free to all students throughout the entire school year. We ask that you still complete a Free and Reduced Application.  These applications help us to receive funding and programming that helps all students district-wide.  In addition, if you qualify, you can get Spectrum internet for only $14.95/month! Applications are available at the front office and on our website at:  http://rsu23.schoollunchapp.com. School breakfast and lunch menus are also posted on the RSU 23 Website on the Food & Nutrition Page. Please feel free to contact Caroline Trinder, Food & Nutrition Services Director, with any questions at ctrinder@rsu23.org or 934-4461 ext. 1239. We are looking forward to serving healthy and tasty meals all year!

Free Breakfasts and Lunches are also provided every Wednesday behind Loranger Memorial School between 10:15-10:45am, no need to RSVP, just show up!

FAMILY VACATION FORMS
During the school year some families take vacations and ask that we excuse their children from school days. This is not a problem, however, we do have forms for the student, parents, teachers and administration to sign off on in order to help students understand the expectations of making up missed work. The forms can be found in the main office. Thanks for your help!

STUDENT PARKING & EARLY RELEASE & LATE ARRIVAL
Students who would like to drive their car to school must register their car in the main office and acquire a parking permit. Cars without a parking permit or cars parked in the improper lot may be removed at the owner’s expense. There is no student parking in the front lot.

IMPORTANT & UPCOMING DATES

  • Friday, April 16 to Friday, April 23  – April Vacation
  • Saturday, May 15 – Senior Prom
  • Monday, May 31  – No School, Memorial Day
  • Sunday, June 6 – Graduation (1PM) Regina Field
  • Thursday June 11  – Last Day of School 

Thank you!

-John