Letter from Mrs. G. – Welcome Back!

187 School Road, PO Box 60, Topsfield ME 04490
207-796-2665 Fax: 207-796-2421
Donna M. Gagnon, Principal

August 21, 2015

Dear Parents/Caregivers,

On behalf of the staff at East Range II School, I am happy to welcome you to the 2015-2016 school year! We are looking forward to another year that encompasses the ongoing productive partnership with you to ensure our children can reach their highest potential. We are all excited to have our students back in our classrooms and hallways filling them with energy and enthusiasm for learning! East Range II School’s first student day will be on Wednesday, September 2, 2016.

We have a few staff changes this year, joining our staff are Ms. Paula Johnson as the K-2 teacher, Breena Hood as an Ed Tech III and Burr Brakeman as our bus driver.

Joyce Rhoades will pick up students on the North Road, South Road, Brookton, and Waite. She will be starting to pick up our students in Brookton at 6:59 a.m., and proceed on to North Road, South Road, and Waite. Burr Brakeman will pick up students in Vanceboro and Lambert Lake beginning in Vanceboro at 6:55 a.m. Vanceboro students will be picked up at Cheryl Long’s house. After dropping off the students at the school, Burr will continue with his second run picking up our students on Lakeview Road and Snigdom Road. It is very important for all students to be ready at the appropriate time for their bus. Parents if you are concerned about what time your child and/or children will be picked up for school, please contact the bus drivers: Joyce Rhodes at 796-2952 or 210-3260 and Burr Brakeman at 796-3906 or 210-3274.

As a reminder for parents with children who need medication during the school day, we ask that you provide the school with medication in the original container. We have some medications left over from last year, please replace it with new medication.

Enclosed in this packet is the ERII Student Handbook so that you and your child/children can read and discuss the rules and expectations. It is very important that you and your child/children are informed. Please feel free to contact me or to discuss them with your child/children’s teacher. Also included within the handbook is this year’s school calendar. You will find a booklet entitled 10 Reasons Why School Attendance is Important for you to review.

Also included in the packet are the necessary annual forms. Please complete, sign, and return the free and reduced meal application, agreement to publish information, student conduct (page 9 in handbook), and student enrollment form. Please have your child/children bring the completed forms with them on the first day of school.

If you have any questions or concerns the staff, including myself, will be here in our classrooms on Tuesday, September 1. We will be diligently preparing for our students and can be made available to meet with you anytime throughout the day.

The wonderful East Range II staff and I feel privileged to be a part of this school family. We thank you for your support and look forward to working with you.

Thank you,

Mrs. G


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