Good Morning from RSU 56. Due to power outages and issues from the storm in some areas, we will be having a remote learning day today, February 29, 2024. Thank you.
Pre-K Registration - If you have a child who will be 4 years old by October 15 and you would like to register them for the Pre-K program at Dirigo Elementary School, please contact the school today at 562-4207. We are trying to eliminate our waiting list and potentially plan for a third Pre-K classroom. So please call as soon as possible to register your child.
Good Morning from RSU 56. Due to the incoming storm, RSU 56 will have a Remote Learning Day today, 1/26/24.
Good Morning from RSU 56. Due to the inclement weather there will be a two hour delay in RSU 56 today 1/25/24.
Good Morning from RSU 56. Due to the incoming storm we will be having an early release day today, 1/16/24. Students will be dismissed at 11:30. There will be no after school activities today. Have a great day.
Good Morning from RSU 56. Due to the inclement weather, RSU 56 will have a remote learning day today, 1/10/24.
Good Morning from RSU 56. Due to the incoming storm, all afterschool activities are cancelled today, 1/9/24. This also includes the school board meeting that was scheduled for tonight. Have a great day.
Good Evening from RSU 56. Due to the extreme flooding, road damages, and power outages, RSU 56 will have a traditional No School day tomorrow, Wednesday December 20th. Please stay safe.
Good Morning from RSU 56. Due to the power outages and extreme flooding there will be no school in RSU 56 today, December 19th. This will be a traditional no school day. Thank you and stay safe everyone!
Good Evening. There will be no in-person school in RSU 56 tomorrow, December 19th. The administration will meet early tomorrow morning and send out an alert on whether or not we will be providing remote instruction depending on the status of power outages in our four towns. Please stay safe and we will send out more information by 7:30am tomorrow.
Good Morning from the RSU 56 Nutrition Department, due to the possible flooding in the next few days we will be sending out storm meals today to the students whose parents requested them. These meals are currently frozen. Please store in the freezer until you need them for a remote learning day. Thank you, RSU 56 Nutrition!
Good Morning from RSU 56. Due to the storm, the increasing water levels, and high winds RSU 56 will be dismissing students at 11:30am today, December 18, 2023. Thank you and stay safe!
TWKDMS ATHLETICS UPDATE: The MS Girls Basketball game scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, December 12, 2023 at Lisbon has been POSTPONED. The date of the postponement will be announced when it has been solidified. There will be NO PRACTICE for the Girls Basketball Varsity and JV teams. There will STILL BE PICTURES taken tomorrow, Tuesday, December 12, 2023 as seen within the weekly schedule. The 5th graders will travel from DES to DMS at approximately at 1:30 PM. After the pictures have been taken, the DES basketball players (both girls and boys players) that do not have practice or will not be participating in the MS Boys Basketball game can be picked up or can access their buses at DMS accordingly. Order forms to all athletes have been distributed. Please reach out if you have any questions and/or concerns prior to pictures being taken in the afternoon if needed. The MS Boys Basketball game scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, December 12, 2023 vs. Lisbon located at the TWKDMS Gym is STILL ON AS SCHEDULED. Note that the Varsity and JV teams will be playing but the developmental team will not be playing at this game. This information has been updated accordingly on the TWKDMS Weekly Calendar.
TWKDMS ATHLETICS ANNOUNCEMENT: The MS Boys Basketball JV team will NOT have practice today. All other practices will remain as scheduled.
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Good Morning from RSU 56. Due to the inclement weather, there will be no school in RSU 56 today, December 4th. Stay safe and enjoy the day!
Our DES assembly is now live on YouTube 11/30/2023 https://www.youtube.com/live/gkdDwyy-tHA?feature=shared
Dear Champions of Education, In light of the tragic shootings in Lewiston, the Maine Department of Education (DOE) has pulled together some initial resources for talking to children about violence and shootings and supporting one another. The Maine DOE will be providing additional resources as we learn more. Talking to Children Provide a short statement of fact: Violence took place in our community and many people were hurt. Students are safe here. You are safe. There are people here who can help you. Early elementary school children need brief, simple information that should be balanced with reassurances that their school and homes are safe and that adults are there to protect them. Give simple examples of school safety like reminding children about exterior doors being locked, child monitoring efforts on the playground, and emergency drills practiced during the school day. Upper elementary and early middle school children will be more vocal in asking questions about whether they truly are safe and what is being done at their school. They may need assistance processing the incident. Discuss efforts of school and community leaders to ensure their safety. Upper middle school and high school students will have strong and varying opinions about the causes of violence in society. They will share concrete suggestions about how to prevent tragedies in society. Emphasize the role that students have in maintaining safe communities and schools, communicating any personal safety concerns to school administrators and parents/guardians, and accessing support for emotional needs. Mental Health First Aid Monitor and assess impact: Students and colleagues will be affected in different ways. We do not know how this event has affected people – directly and/or indirectly. Continue to assess impact of the event on those around you. Be mindful of self-regulation to assist youth in maintaining a level of safety and connection. If you are an educator in need of additional support, The FrontLine WarmLine is also available from 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week by calling 207-221-8196 or texting 898-211. If you or someone you know is in crisis, call 988. More Resources: https://mailchi.mp/maine/cu5lemq6y0-1326812?e=7089ed9b06
Our schools will be closed in RSU 56 today, Thursday, October 26 due to the tragedy in Lewiston. We realize that some in our RSU 56 community have loved ones affected by this horrible event, including first responders and those caring for the injured. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Good Evening! Tonight's School board meeting is being live streamed tonight at 6:30pm - https://www.youtube.com/live/Mhjf0CacXuY?si=xhraPdhqgY07EklU