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Rockland District Middle School
Rockland, ME 04841
Ph: (207) 596-2020 Fax: 596-2026
Office Hours 6:45am-2:30pm
Kathy Hollicker, Principal email@example.com
Kevin Martin, School Counselor firstname.lastname@example.org
Becca Barstow, Administrative Assistant email@example.com
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:
4/11: Saturday School Day, early release, 10:50am
4/16: Parent Conferences,early release, 10:50am
4/20-4/24: April Break, no school
4/24: Talent Show Tryouts
5/29: RDMS Talent Show
6/2/15: Spring Concert dress rehearsal at the Strand, time TBD
6/3/15: RDMS Spring Concert at the Strand, 7pm
Dear Parents & Guardians,
RDMS is prepared and ready to start the new MEA testing, a/k/a Smarter Balanced Assessment. Children have completed practice testing, and our talented Technology personnel have worked with Carissa Veit to prepare a well put together schedule. So far, our school has only received a couple parent requests for their child to opt out of this testing.
Station Maine is up and running. Yes, even in the cold, these children are out on the boat with Captain Curtis.
In French classes, 7th grade students made puppets entirely from recycled materials. Once finished, the students will use the puppets to put on a skit for the elementary students. The skit will be written and performed entirely in French. Many thanks to Madame Harrison for such a wonderful, engaging French project.
For one of the Saturday snow days, RDMS is planning a Career Day. We want to expose the students to the wonderful variety of careers we have here in the Mid-Coast area, hopefully sparking aspirations. If you are interested in presenting your career or know of someone we can invite, kindly call Becca Barstow at 596-2020. The date for our career fair is the morning of May 9th.
RDMS sponsored a contest for students to write a Pledge representing our school. Sahmara Robbins, 6th grade student, won the contest! Attached please find her outstanding work. The first Saturday school day on March 28th, we will have our Honors Assembly and teach the new Pledge to the students.
In the ELA 6th grade classes, Mrs. McMackin has been teaching the art of persuasive writing. Students have tackled excellent topics such as “No Testing on Animals” and “No Lengthening the School Day”. To read some examples of students’ written opinions, please read the attached Eagle Flyer, RDMS student created school newspaper.
RDMS folks are truly pleased that spring has sprung! We are totally routing for no snowstorms and welcome any temperature above 40’.
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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