RSU 29 Continuity of Learning Plan 

Frequently Asked Questions 

How much time should my child be spending on school work? We suggest setting aside 1-2 hours per day for school work for students in grades K-8. For high school students we suggest 2-3 hours per day.

Will my child have to repeat a grade? Determinations for retentions will not be based on the work provided after the buildings were closed. Students will move on to the next grade level for the 2020-2021 school year. Educators will be involved in ‘course corrections’ as they plan next year’s instruction. This means that curriculum will be adapted to include concepts or skills that may have been missed due to building closures. In addition, upon returning to school, academic levels will be assessed and students will receive instruction and supports to close grade level gaps. 

Will my child receive grades? Student work will not be graded for report cards. Teachers will provide feedback to students during class activities and on work completed/submitted. End of the year reporting will not be reflective of work that was unable to be completed or returned during the time schools have not been open.

What should I do with my child’s completed work? If your child was asked to return work, completed work can be submitted through online platforms (Ex. Google Classroom, Seesaw), via email (photos/scanned work), or returned to your child’s school. Please check with your child’s teacher for specific instructions. 

My child is a senior. Will he/she still graduate? If your child was on track for graduation as of March 13, they will still receive a diploma from Houlton Middle High School. If your child was not on track for graduation, this is a perfect time for him/her to complete missing work. Please contact the guidance office or your child’s teacher(s) if you have specific questions.

My child is anxious and withdrawn and/or acting out. How can I help my child? This can be a scary time for children as we adjust to new routines, practice social distancing, and stay at home. Children quickly pick up on the stress of others and this can cause worries and anxiety. If you have any concerns about your child’s emotional well-being, please visit our school website for resources and/or reach out to your school’s guidance counselor. 

My child needs an electronic device to access online learning opportunities. Having a device and Wi-Fi is not required to complete work during this time. Educators are providing students with a variety of ways to engage in learning both through packets of resources and/or technology. We have a limited number of devices available for students in grades 3-12.  For students in grades Pre-K - 2, please contact your child’s teacher. 

Our family doesn’t have access to the Internet. How can we access Wi-Fi? Please contact your child’s school for assistance.Devices and Wi-Fi are not mandatory as paper packets have been made available for all grades and subjects. However, it may be useful to know that  Guest Wi-Fi is available to the public from the parking lot at the following locations:

Cary Library         Tim Horton’s Irving Big Stop         McDonald’s

Co-Op & Farm Store has WiFi inside from 8:00-2:00