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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.


posted Aug 14, 2018, 7:21 AM by Marilyn Stumpff

There will be an Open House for all students and families Pre-K - Grade 5 at the Searsport Elementary School on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 from 4:30 – 5:30 pm

All RSU #20 schools will re-open on Thursday, August 30, 2018 for students in grades Pre-K through grade 12 and students attending the Waldo County Technical Center. 

If you need to register a student, please contact the Searsport Elementary School at 548-2317 (grades K-5) or the Searsport District Middle/High School at 548-2313 (grades 6-12).  Please call the Superintendent’s Office at 548-6643 if you have further questions.

Bus routes will be published on our website at www.rsu20.org, and in the local newspaper. 

New Substitute Pay Rates

posted Apr 25, 2018, 8:41 AM by Marilyn Stumpff

Effective July 1, 2018.  Check them out - increases for ALL substitutes!

2018-19 School Calendar approved by the Board

posted Mar 29, 2018, 9:45 AM by Marilyn Stumpff


posted Feb 28, 2018, 9:41 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

February 28, 2018

On Monday morning our district learned that one of our very own students had died. This news
has been heartwrenching for our community, staff, and students. As a district, we have unified
our support system to ensure that we provide the comfort and care that is needed for our
students and staff.

The death of a child is the ultimate tragedy. The idea that this happened to a precious child is
one that we are coping with while supporting our children, staff and community. It is not easy.

The overwhelming outreach of support is greatly appreciated and has been very helpful. Many
school districts from Hancock and Waldo County have offered to send counselors to our schools
to assist us in our time of need. Sweetser has also offered their resources to us. Our
community has shown time after time that when adversity strikes, we come together to take care
of each other.

Thank you again for the outpouring of support and care that has been shown to RSU #20.

At Large Board Member needed

posted Sep 19, 2017, 8:01 AM by Marilyn Stumpff

At-Large Board Member Needed
for the Waldo County Technical Center Board of Directors

This Board member must be a resident of Searsport or Stockton Springs. The Board meets on the third Thursday of every month at the Technical Center. We are asking for a two year commitment.  If you have any interest, please contact the Superintendent's Office at 548-6643. Be a part of the education of our students!


posted Sep 7, 2017, 10:56 AM by Marilyn Stumpff

Call our office at 548-6643 for further information.  Applications are available on this website under employment.

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