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June 25, 2018


Dear South School Families,


With the end of the school year upon us, we would like to thank you for a great 2017-2018 school year!  We had a phenomenal year filled with lots of learning, wonderful enrichment projects, educational based fieldtrips and fun family events.  Thank you to all the parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles for volunteering to help with chaperoning, reading, classroom projects, donations and all of the countless other things necessary to support our students both at home and at school.  We would like to give a special thank you to South School’s parent group, our PTF, who is a tremendous asset to our school!  If you would like to join our PTF, please e-mail them at – they’d love to have you!


We would like to take this time to welcome the families who will be joining us in the 2018-2019 school year!  We are looking forward to seeing and getting to know our new parents and their children. 


To all of our South School families, here is a bit of information we hope you will find helpful:


On Thursday, August 30, from 2:00-3:00 PM, we will have an informal “meet and greet” for all students.  Teachers will be in their room setting up for the start of school and welcome you to pop in!   Also during this time, you will have the opportunity to meet RSU13’s Director of Curriculum, Steffany Tribou.  She will be on hand to discuss our newly revised progress reports.


Important Dates:

Aug 30 from 2:00-3:00 PM - Informal Meet & Greet

Sept 3 - No school, Labor Day

Sept 4 - First day of school for grades K-9

Sept 14 - No School for Teacher workshop

Sept 17 to Sept 21 - Scholastic Book Fair

Sept 18 – Open House 5:00 to 7:00

Please see the Events page on this website for other important dates.


First of year arrivals:

Many parents like to bring their students to school on the first day and drop them off.  However, if your child is going to ride the bus regularly, we encourage you to have them ride the bus on their first day so that they hear the rules and expectations from the driver.  You are welcome to come to the school to wait for the bus to arrive so you can take photos and walk your child into the school.   


When entering our building, just stop in the office to sign in and to get a visitor pass.  During the first week of school, it is acceptable for parents to walk their child to their classroom if you choose to.  After the first week, however, parents need to allow their student to walk to class on their own.  We are a large school with over 300 students and we have the difficult task of keeping everyone safe.  For this reason, we try to control the number of non-school personnel who are in the building.  Thank you for your understanding!



If your child’s transportation location or schedule changes over the summer, please notify our Transportation Department at (207) 593-9066 or by e-mailing  Once you receive the new bussing information from our Transportation Department, please remember to pass that along to us.



School Hours:

Students may arrive to school no earlier than 8:00 AM unless utilizing our early care program, which starts at 7:30 AM.  The fee for this is $6-$10 depending on the number of days used.  Class starts at 8:30 AM – students arriving after this time will be tardy.  Students are dismissed at 2:55 PM.


Please note, South School’s office closes for the summer on June 29 and reopens for the 2018-2019 school year on August 20.  Please feel free to contact us with any questions at that time.  We hope you have a wonderful summer full of fun, sun and good health! 



South School




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