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Rockland District Middle School
Rockland, ME 04841
Ph: (207) 596-2020 Fax: 596-2026
Office Hours 6:45am-2:45pm
Kathy Hollicker, Principal firstname.lastname@example.org
Kevin Martin, School Counselor email@example.com
Becca Barstow, Administrative Assistant firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome to Rockland District Middle School! Please take some time to look around our website - we have a lot of information for you to view. Our student handbook can be viewed under the News tab at the top of this page.
Upcoming dates of importance:
10/2: Picture Day
10/10: Teacher Workshop, no school
10/13: Columbus Day, no school
11/5: Early Dismissal, 11am
11/11: Veteran's Day, no school
11/25: End of Trimester 1
11/26-11/28: Thanksgiving Break, no school
12/22-1/22: Winter Break, no school
1/16: Early Dismissal, 11am
1/20/15: Winter Concert dress rehearsal at the Strand, time TBD
1/21/15: RDMS Winter Concert at the Strand, time TBD
6/1/15: Spring Concert dress rehearsal at the Strand, time TBD
6/3/15: RDMS Spring Concert at the Strand, time TBD
Dear Parents & Guardians,
RDMS is off to a wonderful start. Our enrollment is up by 33; giving us a total of 223 students! We are happy to say we had a full house on our “Back to School” evening, September 17th. We had an introduction on proficiency based learning and grading, you can read that information here. Thanks to Carissa Veit and Craig Kesselheim for assisting me in the writing of this important information.
This summer RDMS teacher leaders and I, attending the Maine Principal Association Conference at Point Lookout, created a plan for grades 5 – 7, districtwide, for this school year regarding Proficiency Based Learning and grading. On our first workshop day, October 10th, there will be a districtwide 5-7 staff meeting to finalize our plan of action for the year in regards to proficiency based learning and assessing.
The RDMS leadership team retooled our vision and mission statement this summer which the whole school adopted by vote this fall. Please go to our handbook on our website to read this important document. We will use this document as our guide when making decisions regarding our educational programming here at RDMS.
We are proud to announce that our school is participating in Maine Harvest Lunch Week, September 22-26. All schools in Maine who have started a garden project are celebrating by contributing the harvest to the school’s kitchen to prepare a lunch for all students. Our harvest lunch is schedule for Friday, September 26th; we give huge thanks to Charles Butler, Food Services Director, for using our products to create a wonderful luncheon. Charles is making the following:
Alphabet & Veggie Soup
Mesclun Salad with Veggie Chips & Cider Vinaigrette
Lettuces (All Types)
We are so delighted to be with our kids again!
Apple ID’s for Under 13 Students
New Program Information for the 2014-2015 School Year
Creating an Apple ID for your student is an essential part of the MLTI (Maine Learning Technology Initiative) program. RSU 13 participates in the MLTI program from grades 5-12. For our student population that is under age 13, in compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), Apple will be contacting parents/guardians directly through email with in depth information regarding these accounts. Apple will additionally send information on how to set up your student’s account at home. Please supply your school office with your email address and watch for email from Apple.
If your student already set up an Apple ID last year this will not affect your student, there is no need to go through the process again. If your student is entering 5th grade or new to our district, please watch for this email communication from Apple.
Apple IDs for students under 13 include the following features:
- Account settings, such as email address and date of birth, cannot be changed.
- No credit card is attached to the account at setup.
- Limit Ad Tracking is turned on for the account to ensure the student does not receive targeted advertising from Apple.
- Students can’t opt-in to receive marketing materials.
- A parent or guardian can be notified of any significant changes to the terms of the account.
PLEASE REMEMBER! We now send out school notices and information through email directly to parents, and we are getting lots of great feedback (no more digging crumpled papers out of the bottom of a backpack!). If you have not been receiving these email notices and would like to be added to our list, please contact us and let us know! Information will also be posted here on the website (events will be on the calendar) and of course we will still send notices home by mail or with students as necessary!
Mrs. Hollicker's letter regarding Sandy Hook
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