Starting March 23,  RSU #71 will begin delivering go-bag meals via school buses on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, delivering 2 day's worth on Mondays, 2 days' worth on Wednesdays and 3 days' worth on Fridays. The delivery service is for families who don't have transportation to our feeding sites. Bus drivers and school administrators will be working together to get make the drop-offs, while strictly observing social-distancing protocols. We will continue to be open for curbside pick up of go-bag meals at Ames Elementary, East Belfast Elementary and Captain Albert Stevens from 8:00 am - 12 noon on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Students and parents are encouraged to take enough for two days on Mondays and Wednesdays and enough for three days on Fridays to help get everyone through the weekend. Click here to view the routes and approximate delivery times.

Please call your school principal if you wish to be added to the delivery list. If there are children in more than one school you need only call one principal: 
  • BAHS and BCOPE: Jeff Lovejoy 322-1054 and Colden Golann 322-8099

  • THMS: Bruce Bailey 930-9720 and Alta Seekins 322-4744

  • CASS: Glen Widmer 322-5742, Ashley Reynolds 322-3086

  • East Belfast/Kermit Nickerson: Liz Wakem 930-9714

  • Ames/ Weymouth: Lori Smail: 322-1816

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  • If you need help.... For those who want to help, the Governor’s new Maine Helps website offer a number of ways. It also has some info on where to go to get help ...
    Posted Mar 27, 2020, 12:20 PM by Christine Guerette
  • Bus drivers delivering food to students in need as outbreak forces school closures sAbigail Curtis | BDNAn employee of Regional School District 71 loads boxes filled with to-go bags of breakfasts and lunches onto a school bus early Monday morning. Bus ...
    Posted Mar 26, 2020, 11:00 AM by Christine Guerette
  • With schools closed, RSU 71 bus drivers deliver food By Kendra Caruso | Mar 25, 2020Photo by: Kendra CarusoMore than 1,000 meals sit in the Troy Howard Middle School cafeteria before RSU 71 school bus drivers and ...
    Posted Mar 26, 2020, 10:49 AM by Christine Guerette
  • When it comes to state titles, Lions have four of a kind Duso, Frazee, Martin, Robertson-McIntire demonstrate lightning speed, impressive upsBy Mark Haskell | Mar 14, 2020Photo by: Mark HaskellFrom left, Belfast's Lia Frazee, Jon Duso, Junne Robertson ...
    Posted Mar 18, 2020, 5:01 AM by Christine Guerette
  • News on RSU #71 Schools Closing until April 27 RSU # 71 is closed from Monday, March 16 through April 26, reopening on Monday, April 27.  Free go-bag breakfast and lunch will be available to all RSU 71 students ...
    Posted Mar 15, 2020, 9:09 AM by Dave Fournier
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Greetings from Mrs. McLean - March 2020

Greetings, RSU # 71 Communities,    📢 

A lot has changed since my last message to the community.  With the spread of the COVID-19 virus, myself and the RSU #71 staff have been meeting with state and federal officials on the best ways to protect our schools and communities. 

Like many superintendents throughout the state of Maine, I am closing down the school system beginning Monday, March 16, in response to the call by medical professionals to implement practices of social distancing as we all work to minimize the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19.. This closure is not the result of any suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our communities, though we know the virus is present in southern Maine. We are taking a proactive approach out of an abundance of
caution and in an effort to “flatten the curve” of COVID-19 cases in Maine. I have tentatively set April 27 as the date we will reopen but we will monitor the spread of the virus and decide if the date for reopening school can or should be changed.

Please visit the RSU #71 COVID-19 information pages by clicking the links above to see the latest information. We thank you for your patience and cooperation as we do our best to help our students and others in the community. 
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