July 20, 2021 Dear RSU 56 Community, RSU 56 is slated to receive $2,685,176 in American Rescue Plan (ARP) Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER 3) Funds. This notice contains a link to a survey regarding the use of ARP/ESSER 3 funds. Additionally, you may choose to attend one of the community forums that will be held to allow for in-person input. The dates and locations for the forums are: July 27, 2021 8:30am - 9:30am at Dirigo High School, SCC July 28, 2021, 6:00 - 7:00 pm at Dirigo High School, SCC Please note, you are not required to attend a forum to complete the survey. This is a chance for you to share your ideas regarding the use of this ARP ESSER funding. SURVEY LINK: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1yn_rRzhZ6qyi633MiuVkxcp4lNKl3lLilrE6LZ489S0/edit Sincerely, Pam Doyen
River Valley Healthy Communities Coalition (RVHCC) has created a survey to better understand the current issues addressing food insecurity in the River Valley Region. Please click on the link below and take a moment to complete the survey. We appreciate and value your response! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/K56LJDB
Good Morning! Here is the link for the Dirigo Middle School's Final Assembly that will start at 9:30 this morning. The link will be live at 9:15. https://youtu.be/vQukM18DT1M
Good Morning. Here is the link for today's Dirigo High School Final Assembly: https://youtu.be/9pZJzTHuiPc The link will go live around 11:15 this morning, and the assembly will start at 11:30.
Just a reminder, The RSU 56 School budget vote is today, June 8, 2021. Voting will occur in each of the four towns from 8:00am to 8:00pm. Please vote. More information on the budget can be found here: https://www.rsu56.org/o/rsu-56/page/2021-2022-budget
Just a reminder, The RSU 56 School budget vote is tomorrow, Tuesday, June 8, 2021. Voting will occur in each of the four towns from 8:00am to 8:00pm. Please vote. More information on the budget can be found here: https://www.rsu56.org/o/rsu-56/page/2021-2022-budget
Good Afternoon. Please take a few moments to fill out this brief survey regarding which skills YOU think every graduate from RSU 56 should have. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeAzrPLwTnyCW0DlXgcTJYJF2vwz-cKoI3XRatqElbbga3UFQ/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0&gxids=7628
Good morning from RSU 56. Due to the incoming storm RSU 56 will have a remote learning day, today April 16th. There will be no in-person learning. Have a great day!
Good Morning from Dirigo Elementary School. Attention Mrs Robbins Monday and Tuesday pre-k, we apologize for the late notice but due to staff shortage we have to cancel pre-k today Monday April 12. Sorry for any inconvenience.
Good Morning. There will be no school in RSU 56 today, February 2nd, due to the snow storm. Today will be a traditional snow day, and there will be no in person or remote learning. There will also be no athletic practices today. Stay safe and have a great day.
Below is the link to the Amended RSU 56 Framework for Returning to Classroom Instruction 2020 that was approved at the October 13th school board meeting. https://5il.co/m98b
School Board Meeting 10/13/2020 - Tonight, October 13, 2020, the RSU 56 School board meeting will be held in person at Dirigo Elementary, and on Zoom due to the current COVID situations in the river valley. The meeting will be streamed live on our Facebook page, but if you have questions or comments for the public comment section of the meeting please connect to the meeting through the zoom link below, or in person at DES. Agenda: https://5il.co/m2q5 Connection Information: When: Oct 13, 2020 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Topic: RSU56 Board Meeting Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://zoom.us/j/94706230389?pwd=a0loYTVyQlJaTWcxWVByaGNtWFQwdz09 Passcode: 5601 Or Telephone: Dial: US: +1 301 715 8592
Tonight, September 22, 2020, the RSU 56 School board meeting will be held on Zoom due to the current COVID situations in the river valley. The meeting will be streamed live on our Facebook page, but if you have questions or comments for the public comment section of the meeting please connect to the meeting through the zoom link below. The agenda can be found here: https://5il.co/l9j7 Topic: RSU56 School Board Meeting 9/22/2020 Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://zoom.us/j/94718577390... Passcode: 5656 Or Telephone: Dial 1 301 715 8592 Webinar ID: 947 1857 7390
To Parents & Guardians of Dirigo Elementary School Students: Dear DES Parents & Guardians, Tomorrow, Wednesday, September 16 from 3-6 PM you can pick up your child's electronic device at the school. This will be a drive up event. Please have the form that was sent home on Monday filled out and signed. Please use the outer loop (the one closest to the school) when coming to retrieve your child's device. We recommend that you use a school issued device because some of the programs are preloaded on them and we can push programs out to them better than we can with private devices. Thank you and have a good evening
Good Evening! RSU 56 would like to remind you that tomorrow, September 8th is our first day of school. Don't forget to complete the daily COVID screening tool for all students and staff each morning before coming into the district or riding the busses. The COVID checklist and the school bus routes have been posted to our website, www.rsu56.org. Welcome back and we hope to see you all tomorrow! GO COUGARS!
The RSU56 School Board Meeting is now being held on Zoom. One of our agenda items is to talk about the return to school. Please join at the following link: https://zoom.us/s/93938122888 - Passcode: 643255
Summer School at Dirigo Elementary School is cancelled today due to a power outage in the building.
PARENTS / GUARDIANS We are dedicated to providing the best education possible no matter the circumstances and value your feedback to support our growth and planning. We are working hard to provide a way to safely and legally provide in-person education in the fall for our students. Your input is needed as RSU 56 reflects on the spring and plans for the fall. Thank you! This survey is anonymous and confidential. There are two sections. The first section is feedback about the spring, and the second section is to help with our planning for the fall. https://forms.gle/sBrdHBwBPMJuYdub7
Student's from RSU56 that attend the Margaret Murphy Center for their classes, will still be picked up at their normal times on Monday 3/16.
Good afternoon. This is an important call from RSU 56. Please listen carefully. The RSU 56 schools will be closed initially from Monday, March 16th through Friday, March 27th. Additional information will be shared on our social media sites.
Maine Special Olympics has recommended all Unified Competitions be postponed for now. Accordingly, Friday's MS Unified Basketball game v. MVMS and next Wednesday's MS Unified Basketball game @ Mountain Valley Middle School will be postponed to a later date.
Good Morning. Due to the incoming snow storm there will be no school in RSU 56 today, February 27th.
Good Morning. RSU 56 will have a 2 hour delay today, February 10 due to the snow.
Good Morning. There will be no school in RSU 56 today, February 7, due to the storm. Have a great weekend and stay safe.
Good morning, There will be no school today, February 6th, due to the snow storm.
Great news! Dirigo's request to the MPA for a waiver of our 2-year football suspension has been granted. Dirigo will be able to play Varsity 8-Man Football next year. Go Cougars!!!
Good Morning. There will be no school in RSU 56 today, January 16th, due to the incoming snow storm. Stay safe and have a great day.
Good Morning. RSU 56 will be having an early release day today, 12/17/19 due to the incoming storm. Students will be released at 11:30. Have a great day.
Good Morning. There will be no school today 12/16/19 at Dirigo High School due to a power outage. Staff please report as normal. Dirigo Middle and Elementary Schools are still on as normal.
RSU 56 School Board meeting - November 26th 6:30PM at Dirigo Elementary School. Click here to see the updated agenda. https://5il.co/bk6r
Good Morning. RSU56 will have a 1-hour delay today, 11/22/19 due to the slippery road conditions. Thank you.
Good Afternoon. All after school activities for today, November 18th have been canceled due to the incoming storm.
No School Board Meeting 11/12/19 We will have a Special Board meeting next Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 6:30 at DHS SCC. The agenda will include: 1. Signing of the Validation Referendum Votes. 2. Budget Workshop
November 12 - No School - Good Morning. There will be no School in RSU56 today, November 12, due to the inclement weather.
Reminder: No School on Monday, November 11th for Veterans Day.
The 2019-2020 Round 4 budget vote failed. Canton 127 yes 83 no Carthage 49 yes 79 no Dixfield 269 yes 239 no Peru 167 yes 255 no Total 612 yes no 656
Just a quick reminder that the RSU 56 2019-2020 round 4 Budget Validation meeting will be held tonight, Tuesday, 10/29, at 6:30pm in the Dirigo High School SCC. To see the budget overview video, or for more budget information please visit the budget section of our website: https://www.rsu56.org/o/rsu-56/page/budget-information--48
Reminder to the Class of 2020- There will be a FAFSA Help Session tonight at 6:00 pm @ Region 9 School of Applied Technology. Any student who completes the FAFSA at our FAFSA Help Session will receive a $10 gas card, and will be entered to win a $50 Visa Gift Card.
Dirigo Elementary School has been reviewed and cleared by emergency personnel and propane specialists. School will resume tomorrow as scheduled.
DES Students will be dismissed from the DHS Gym at approximately 11am and sent on their normal busses home.
Due to the smell of gas at DES, we have evacuated the building. All students are safely accounted for at this time. The gas has been shut off, firefighters are on site. DES students have been transported to DHS. Dismissal for DES students will be at 10:45. They will be dismissed from the DHS gymnasium.
Good Afternoon, Due to unforeseen circumstances, RSU 56 buses may be 15-30 minutes late this afternoon.
This is a reminder of the school board meeting tonight at 6:30pm at DHS in the SCC for the normal agenda items and a talk about the next round of the 19-20 school budget. Please join us to voice your thoughts on the budget so we can make a plan to move forward.
The third round 19-20 RSU 56 School Budget Vote will be on September 17th at the following locations: Canton Town Office, 94 Turner Street 1PM-7PM Carthage Town Office, 703A Carthage Rd. 3PM-7PM Dixfield Town Office, 46 Main St. 12PM-6PM Peru Town Office: 26 Main St. 12PM-7PM
Please take a few minutes and watch this video from Superintendent Doyen on the third round 2019-2020 school budget overview. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNKv1uq17Ew