Superintendent Patricia Hopkins update from Gardiner Area High School: bit.ly/3gayEbE
This is Pat Hopkins, MSAD 11 Superintendent of Schools with an update on the situation at the Gardiner Area High School. The high school has been thoroughly searched and cleared law enforcement. As a result, the lockdown has been lifted. Today’s threat was received by dispatch via a phone call concerning multiple school districts around the state. Multiple law enforcement agencies were on site supporting us and ensuring the safety of all students and staff. Parents who wish to pick up their students to take them home for the day may do so by checking them out of the main office. I commend students and staff for following our emergency plan and doing what they were supposed to do in these type of situations. As additional information presents itself, I will provide all of you with an update, including next steps.
All phone issues have been repaired, and the system is fully functioning. Thank you for your patience.
MSAD11 is having issues with the phone system in some of our schools, the bus garage, and the central office. If your call is not answered, please leave a detailed voicemail message. An additional notice will be sent when the trouble has been repaired.
Common Sense Media, (commonsensemedia.org), is a website for parents and caregivers to get information on all forms of media to help guide families in what children may be watching or exposed to. There’s a “Parent Tips and FAQs” tab and from there you can choose to search “By Age,” “By Topic,” “By Platform,” and “What’s New.” We urge all parents and caregivers to pay attention to what your children are accessing through their phones, tablets, TV, and streaming sites like Netflix, YouTube, etc.
Reminder –Thursday, October 27th is an early release day for students in MSAD11 (Parent Teacher Conferences). Grades K-5 will dismiss around 12, and GAHS/GRMS around 11. No PREK classes.
Valuable information that was presented at the MSAD11 Special Board Workshop on 10/20/2022. The Maine Integrated Youth Health Survey, Fall 2021 Survey, Prepared for Gardiner Area Thrives Coalition/HCCA: https://bit.ly/3Dhpqmv
Reminder - tonight at 6:00 PM there is a School Board workshop. Attend in person at the Central Office at 150 Highland Avenue in Gardiner, or click on the link posted at www.msad11.org at 5:50 PM to watch the meeting on our YouTube Channel. For more information - click this link: https://bit.ly/3rXSeKA
There is an early release on Thursday in MSAD11. Elementary schools release students around 12:00, middle and high school around 11:00. No PREK classes. No school on Friday due to a staff workshop.
Welcome to all MSAD11 families for the 2022-2023 school year! Please click on the link to read an important message from Superintendent Pat Hopkins: https://bit.ly/3PY2yeR
MSAD11 request for help - free meals for students: https://bit.ly/3Ri46Sh
MSMA Student Accident Insurance Available Find out more!
Due to unanticipated illnesses and absences, the Central Office is closed to the public today, Wednesday, August 22, 2022. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
2022-2023 Bus Routes link: https://bit.ly/31XVrgQ
Tiger Food Pantry is open to all MSAD11 students and their families. Summer hours at 3-5 PM on June 20, 27, July 11, 18, 25, August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. CLOSED July 4th. Please call 582-3150 x 3313 to place a food order so we can have it ready for you to pic, up curbside at Gardiner Area High School (40 West Hill Road in Gardiner). Thanks Mrs. Desoto and Volunteers!!!
REMINDER: MSAD11 will have an Early Release Day tomorrow (06/16/2022). GRMS & GAHS dismiss at 11:00, elementary schools at 12:00 pm. There will be no PREK classes.
The electrical power is out at the MSAD11 bus garage, the central office, and the schools. Students will be sent home on the bus, using the regular dismissal schedule. Please be aware - phone service is limited at this time.
The MSAD 11 Budget Meeting will be held tonight, June 7, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. at Gardiner Area High School in the Gymnasium.
The Internet and phones issues at the Helen Thompson have been resolved. Everything is working properly.
The Helen Thompson School is experiencing an Internet and phone outage. Spectrum is aware and will work to resolve the issue.