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RSU #20 Kindergarten Registration/Screening for School Year 2019-2020

posted Apr 2, 2019, 8:26 AM by Jayne Bowler   [ updated Apr 2, 2019, 8:28 AM ]

Searsport Elementary School is preparing for kindergarten screening in May for the 2019-2020 school year. If you have a child who will be 5 years old on or before October 15, 2019 please call 548-2317 to schedule an appointment and to make a time to pick up a registration packet.

All-District Band Night Rescheduled

posted Mar 5, 2019, 10:07 AM by Jayne Bowler

Due to the impact of snow days and delayed starts, the Band Concert scheduled for
March 6 is rescheduled for Wednesday March 20. The concert starts at 6:30PM at the


posted Feb 12, 2019, 9:50 AM by Jayne Bowler

Regional School Unit 20
Regional School Unit 20 has a duty to locate, evaluate and identify any child residing in the District who qualifies for
Special Education services or any child attending the public schools who may require Section 504 accommodations or

Children eligible for special education include those children with disabilities who have autism, deaf-blindness, emotional
disturbance, hearing impairment, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, other health impairment, specific learning
disability, speech or language impairment, traumatic brain injury, acquired brain injury, visual impairment, or developmental
delay and who, because of such an impairment, need special education services.

Children eligible for Section 504 accommodations or services include those children who have a physical or mental
impairment that substantially limits a major life activity.

If you suspect your child has a disability and may need special education services or 504 accommodations, or if you would
like additional information, please contact your child’s teacher, or call the 504 Coordinator, Calvin Cooper at (207) 548-2312.

Phone number updates

posted Feb 1, 2019, 8:06 AM by RSU20 Webmaster   [ updated Feb 8, 2019, 8:12 AM by Bob Bradford ]

In an effort to reduce phone costs, RSU 20 has been upgrading our phone system over the past two years. As we near completion of the upgrade, please take a moment to ensure your building contact information is correct.

RSU #20 bus garage - 548.2323
RSU #20 Central Office - 548.6643
SDHS Guidance - 548.2315
SDHS/MS - 548.2313
SES - 548.2317
RSU #20 Sped Office - 548.2312

If you have 548.2311 or 548.2314 for SDH/MS, please update to 548.2313. If you have 548.2318 for SES,

 please update to 548.2317. 548.2311, 2314, and 2318 will be retired from RSU #20 on 1 April 2019.

Thank you.

WinterKids rescheduled

posted Jan 31, 2019, 4:53 AM by Bob Bradford

The WinterKids event at Searsport Elementary School has been rescheduled for February 6th, 3:30-7:00 PM.

Request for Bids

posted Dec 4, 2018, 6:16 AM by Marilyn Stumpff

Searsport · Stockton Springs
Office of the Superintendent
6 Mortland Road
Searsport ME 04974
Telephone: (207) 548-6643 Fax: (207) 548-2310


Bids are now being accepted for a detailed mold remediation plan for the Stockton Springs Elementary School. Bid specifications may be obtained at the Superintendent’s Office, 6 Mortland Road, Searsport ME 04974, by calling (207) 548-6643, or by email to

Bids will be accepted only from properly licensed Industrial Hygienists.

Closing date for bids is Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 12:00 noon. Bids will be opened at the Superintendent’s Office, 6 Mortland Road, Searsport ME at that time. RSU #20 reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids.

School Security – National test of the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS)

posted Oct 1, 2018, 12:18 PM by Bob Bradford

School Security – National test of the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS)

On Wednesday, October 3, beginning at 2:18 p.m. Eastern Time, there will be a nationwide test of the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS). The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a nationwide test of IPAWS and its Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) to (1) assess the operational readiness of the infrastructure for distribution of a national message, and (2) determine whether improvements are needed.

FEMA Fact Sheet: English

FEMA Fact Sheet: Spanish

New Vaccine Requirement

posted Sep 12, 2018, 9:44 AM by Marilyn Stumpff

Meningococcal disease is a serious illness caused by a bacterium. It can cause meningitis, which is an infection of the brain and spinal cord, and it can also cause blood infections. The infection can cause death or lifelong disability.

 What is the new meningococcal vaccination requirement? 

 Starting 2018-2019 school year, all students entering, advancing, or transferring into 7th grade and 12th grade in Maine public and private schools must have proof that they have the age appropriate meningococcal vaccines (MCV4) serogroups A, C, W, and Y. 

 One dose of MCV4 is required for all students entering 7th grade. 

 Two doses of MCV4 are required for students entering 12th grade, with a minimum of 8 weeks between dose one and dose two. If the first dose of MCV4 was administered on or after the 16th birthday, a second dose is not required.

 If a student entering 12th grade is 15 years of age or younger, only one dose is required.

Emergency Alert System now in use.

posted Sep 4, 2018, 11:06 AM by Marilyn Stumpff

The Searsport Police Department in conjunction with the Searsport Emergency Management Director is now using the Nixle Alerting System, an online secure site, to alert student families in the event of an emergency.

If you have a student at Searsport Elementary School, send a text message containing the letters 
                             sesp to 888777 
from the phone you want to receive the alert on.

If your student is at the Middle/High School, send a text message containing the letters 
                              sdhs to 888777 
from the phone you want to receive the alert on.

Almon (Bud) Rivers, Searsport Emergency Management Director
Richard LaHaye, Searsport Police Chief

Bus Routes Now Posted

posted Aug 20, 2018, 8:05 AM by Marilyn Stumpff

Please check the link to the left for the 2018-19 bus routes.  Call 548-2323 (our bus garage) with any questions.

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