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March 23, 2020


Dear Students, Parents/Guardians, and Staff, 

This letter contains some important information and updates. Please read carefully! 


Again, let me start by thanking all of you for helping support our students and children. Our teachers, parents, ed. techs, kitchen staff, secretaries, custodians, bus drivers, and all other staff have gone above and beyond to meet the needs brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic. You are all heroes in my book!!!


We do not know how long our schools will ultimately be closed. At this time, we will be closed at least until April break. IF we were able to resume school at that time, it would be after the scheduled April break on April 27th. I promise to keep you updated as time moves forward. 


Meal Sites:

We have added a new site: 

** NEW   Houlton Mobile Home Park (Formally Durfo Mobile Home Park) – 11:00 – 11:30 

Our other sites:

Houlton High School - 11:00 - 12:00.  Meals can be picked up at the cafeteria entrance.

Houlton Southside School - 11:00 - 12:00.  Meals can be picked up at the back cafeteria door

The Littleton Pit Stop – 11:00 – 11:30

Monticello Town Office – 11:00 – 11:30.  

Houlton Band of Maliseet – 11:00 – 11:30  Meals can be picked up at the Rec. Building

Military St. Baptist Church on the Hill – 11:00 – 11:30 Bus will be on the right hand side of parking lot

Houlton Wesleyan Church – 18 Kelleran Street – 11:00 – 11:30 Bus will be in the parking lot

In order to receive a meal at one of these locations, participants should be present at the time of the meal service.  If not present for health and safety reasons, a responsible person can pick up the child(ren) meals. We will not be requiring forms for people to fill out.  Lunch will be served for the day as well as breakfast for the following day.  Meals will be given to participants and they are allowed to eat the meal off site. We will also be providing meals for Saturday and Sunday on Friday.



Remote Learning Material:

Weeks One and Two (March 23 – 27 and March 30 – April 3) were made available last week. Packets were picked up for grades pre-k through 5. Middle and High School students could access their materials online OR paper packets were available in the office. 


Weeks Three and Four (April 6-10 and April 13 –17) will be available in the same manner starting April 1-3rd from 8am – 2:30pm. Packets can be picked up at the schools for grades pre-k through grade 5. Middle and High School students will be able to access their material online or paper packets will be available in the office starting April 1-3rd from 8am – 2:30 pm.

Our facilities:

We are trying to drastically limit the access to our buildings. Other than on the designated days when remote learning packets are being picked up or if your child is receiving a meal at one of the school sites – we ask that the general public does not enter the schools. Our buildings are being deep cleaned by our custodial staff. Our educational staff is limiting their use of the buildings to only when essential. Our offices are either closed or have limited hours. Please, if you need to do business at any of the schools or the central office, attend to that business through phone or email. Thank you for your cooperation.

Stay safe,

Ellen Halliday

Ellen Halliday

Superintendent of School RSU 29








Hammond ~ Houlton ~ Littleton ~  Monticello

7 Bird Street, PO Box 190, Houlton, Maine  04730 ~ (207)532-6555 FAX (207)532-6481

RSU29 does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, ancestry or national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or physical or mental disability in admission to, access to, treatment in or employment in its programs and activities