From Superintendent Jordan:
At approximately 9:45 AM this morning local authorities informed us that a bomb threat had been received specifically naming the Ridge View Community School. All students and staff were safely evacuated to Dexter Regional High School where parents were reunified with their children. A State Police canine bomb-sniffing unit performed an extensive search of the school and found nothing suspicious. The school will be in session tomorrow with an added Police presence. Thank you to all of the staff, students, and the Dexter Police Department for handling a very stressful situation in a calm professional manner.
Dear SAD #46 Families,
I wanted to reach out with a few details regarding the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.
This extends our current School Closure announcement from 5/15/20 to 5/31/20 and essentially continues our current operating procedures with remote learning.
Based on this most recent proclamation, the SAD #46 School Board has approved ending the 2019-2020 school year and remote learning on June 5, 2020. We will keep you updated as we learn more about summer school opportunities. Teachers will continue to provide students with assignments and times to connect, ask questions, and receive help through June 5, 2020.
I want to re-emphasize that students in good standing will move to the next grade level for the 20-21 school year, as would normally be the case. We are also developing plans for an alternative way to honor our graduating seniors. More information regarding these ceremonies will be forthcoming from Dexter Regional High School.
We will continue to offer our breakfast/lunch program through the end of the school year and encourage anyone who would like to participate to please contact the school where your child attends.
If you are concerned with how your child is doing emotionally you can contact the NAMI MAINE HELPLINE. Their number is 800-464-5767, press 1 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or NAMI Maine teen text line at 207-515-8398. Here is the link to the Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) and additional hotline numbers. Their direct number is (207)287-3703.
Also, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at the SAD #46 Schools as well, (207) 924-6000 for Ridge View Community School, (207) 924-5536 for Dexter Regional High School, and (207) 924-7670 for Tri-County Technical Center. You can also use the number 2-1-1 to get general information regarding the Coronavirus outbreak in Maine.
The day will come when our students are able to return to a regular school schedule in our buildings. In the meantime, SAD #46 will remain resilient and find better ways to bring education to all of our students.
Kevin T. Jordan
AOS #94 Superintendent of Schools