Rockland District Middle School

30 Broadway

Rockland, ME 04841

Ph: (207) 596-2020  Fax: 596-2026

Office Hours 6:45am-2:45pm


Lynsey Ward, Principal

Kevin Martin, School Counselor

Charles Gallagher, Head Teacher

Becca Barstow, Administrative Assistant


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:
8/31:  First day of school
9/3:  Band demo day, during school hours
9/4 & 9/7:  no school - Labor Day weekend
9/10:  iPad Information night for 5th grade and new-to-RDMS 6th & 7th, 5-6pm, Gym
9/10:  Back to School Night, all students, 6-7pm, starting in Gym
9/10:  Parent Band Rental Night, 7pm, Gym
10/2:  Lifetouch Picture Day
10/8 & 10/9:  no school - Teacher Workshop days
10/12:  no school - Columbus Day
11/5:  District 3 Auditions, 7/8 Honors Festival (Band/Chorus)
11/11:  no school - Veteran's Day
11/24:  end of Trimester 1
11/24-11/27:  Thanksgiving Break
12/23-1/1:  Winter Break
1/18:  no school - Martin Luther King Jr Day
2/15-2/19:  February Break
3/4:  end of Trimester 2
4/18-4/22:  April Break
5/30:  no school - Memorial Day
6/16:  Last Day of School

Early Release Days are dismissed at 10:50am.  They will occur on 11/4, 1/27, 2/10, 3/9, 3/23, and 5/11.  Parent Conferences are scheduled to be held 11/4 and 3/23. 


Dear Parents & Guardians,

Welcome to the 2015-2016 school year!  Bus routes have been published on and in the local papers.  If you are dropping your student off, please do not drop them prior to 6:50am.  Students should be here by 7:15 as they report to homeroom at 7:20am.  Our first day is August 31.

During the first two weeks of school, students will bring home notices and many requests for information.  Please check with your student for this information.  We prefer to send information and notices to families by email, as that eliminates the "lost in the backpack" or "never makes it home" scenario that happens so often with students!  Please contact the office if you do not receive emails already or if you need to update your email so that we can ensure you are kept up to date with RDMS information.

I look forward to seeing everyone on August 31!

Mrs. Ward


PLEASE REMEMBER...RDMS is trying to be as paperless as possible!  Please be sure to inform the office if you are not receiving our emails or to update your email address.

Apple ID’s for Under 13 Students

Program Information for the 2015-2016 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.
Please note:
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.


Notice Regarding School Integrated Pest Management Policies

PowerSchool Parent Portal - link will be available later in school year

Common Core Standards Link



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