UPDATE to transportation concerns: Only the RED LINE will be impacted at this time. Students on that bus will be picked up ten minutes later than usual on Monday. Other changes may be announced. For more information: https://www.yarmouthschools.org/article/415748
Please be aware of potential disruptions to Yarmouth Schools' transportation services for the coming week. For more information: https://www.yarmouthschools.org/article/415712
CDC has confirmed the case of COVID-19 reported earlier today at HMS. Middle School parents and staff should read their email from Principal Joan Adler, as tomorrow's schedule is impacted by quarantines.
Yarmouth's GRAY LINE bus route will be dropping students off at home a bit later this afternoon. While turning around in a tight spot, the bus bumped into a parked vehicle. There were no injuries to any passengers. We are working to have students transferred to another bus while a report is made of this accident.
YHS, HMS, and Rowe construction projects drawing to a close; new carbon-neutral flooring at YHS will remove 25 metric tons of carbon dioxide from the earth's atmosphere! https://www.yarmouthschools.org/facilities-committee
Construction at Harrison Middle School is virtually complete, with projects at Yarmouth High School and Rowe School not far behind! Click here for pictures and updates on all four schools: https://www.yarmouthschools.org/facilities-committee
Please conduct your daily health screening before attending school. You must quarantine until receiving a negative test result if you went to states other than NH or VT over the holiday weekend. Read more here: (https://www.yarmouthschools.org/article/350716).
HMS students will be returning to the school via buses. The building has been cleared for occupancy. The evacuation was caused by a false alarm due to dust in the isolated construction area.
Harrison Middle School has been evacuated due to a smoke alarm near the construction area. Students are being relocated to Yarmouth Elementary School for the time being. We will keep you informed as this situation progresses.
Read Superintendent Dolloff's response to a few Frequently Asked Questions about Yarmouth's response to the COVID-19 pandemic: https://www.yarmouthschools.org/article/353232
Congratulations to Yarmouth School Department's Dr. Andrew Dolloff, named Maine's Superintendent of the Year for 2021. https://www.yarmouthschools.org/article/346770
Thanks to our facilities crew and public safety workers, all systems are “go” at HMS today after this weekend’s accident. All Yarmouth Schools are open.
We're off to a great start! Please continue conducting health screenings each day before sending children to the Yarmouth Schools. The Health Screening tool is found at https://www.maine.gov/doe/sites/maine.gov.doe/files/inline-files/Pre-Screening%20Tool_8.pdf
Friendly reminder from the Yarmouth Schools . . . be sure to complete your health screening each day before heading to school: https://www.maine.gov/doe/sites/maine.gov.doe/files/inline-files/Pre-Screening%20Tool_8.pdf Have a great week!
Massachusetts travelers are now exempted from Maine's quarantining/testing requirements. We have updated Yarmouth Schools guidance to reflect this change from the Governor's office: https://www.yarmouthschools.org/article/302900
Yarmouth Schools has a new web page dedicated to COVID-19 updates to help you stay apprised of the latest data and announcements from our schools. https://www.yarmouthschools.org/covid-19-information-and-updates
The 2020-2021 school year is underway! Please be sure to conduct your health screening checks each day, and stay home if you're not feeling well. https://www.maine.gov/doe/sites/maine.gov.doe/files/inline-files/Pre-Screening%20Tool_8.pdf
Welcome back to the Yarmouth Schools! Please remember to conduct your health screening prior to coming to school each day. Here's a handy tool to assist: https://www.maine.gov/doe/sites/maine.gov.doe/files/inline-files/Pre-Screening%20Tool_8.pdf
Yarmouth Schools: Keeping you informed of our Reopening Plan with a summary overview that can be viewed here: https://www.yarmouthschools.org/article/290183
Yarmouth School Department reopening plans for the fall of 2020 are being firmed up. Click here to access the most recent presentation and to learn more about upcoming community meetings at each school. https://www.yarmouthschools.org/article/286836
Yarmouth Schools announces its reopening plan, approved by the School Committee last night. Read all about it: https://www.yarmouthschools.org/article/278837
Tune into the Yarmouth School Committee meeting tonight at 7:00 p.m. to see Superintendent Dolloff's proposal for the reopening of schools. https://maine.zoom.us/j/91545293759?pwd=WmNJTU9WYVVHTzQ0cFgxV3I1dXdmZz09. Password: 016176
Yarmouth Schools are attempting to provide a remote learning option in the fall of 2020. Parents should have received an email from Superintendent Dolloff and can read more about enrollment here: https://www.yarmouthschools.org/article/277496.
The Frank Harrison Middle School Choir performs A Million Dreams through virtual collaboration. Worth the watch! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1m-URdkCCbQgrR3I8A2p0YLpxW3LGyAB9/view?usp=sharing
School construction projects are taking shape! Read more and view some update pictures in our recent post: https://www.yarmouthschools.org/facilities-committee.
The School Committee has made $250,000 in reductions to the proposed budget for next year, as directed by the Town Council. Please read more and view the list of reductions in our May 28 posting: https://www.yarmouthschools.org/budget--105.
Learn how Yarmouth Schools will be planning for the reopening of schools in the fall of 2020. https://www.yarmouthschools.org/article/247734
A letter from the Superintendent welcomes everyone back to remote learning in the Yarmouth Schools: https://www.yarmouthschools.org/article/237483
Exciting progress is being made on the construction projects at all four Yarmouth school facilities. Look here for pictures and information: https://www.yarmouthschools.org/facilities-committee.
Yarmouth Schools one of three in New England to receive EPA funding to replace older school buses. Read more here: https://www.yarmouthschools.org/article/237365
Many are without power in Yarmouth and other communities this morning. This means some teachers and students may not be able to send or receive instructional communications. We should all simply do what we can today with the understanding that we may not hear from some teachers or students due to these outages. Another challenge, but this, too, shall pass! Everyone be safe and anticipate better days ahead.
Distance Learning in Yarmouth extended through the end of the school year. Read this letter from Superintendent Andrew Dolloff FMI: https://www.yarmouthschools.org/article/229020
Yarmouth School and Town playing fields, playgrounds closed until further notice: https://www.yarmouthschools.org/article/225614
School closure/distance learning extended to May 4 in Yarmouth Schools. For more details: https://www.yarmouthschools.org/article/224269
Yarmouth school closure extended to April 27. Read more here: https://www.yarmouthschools.org/article/215961
Construction progress is being made at all schools during this uncertain time. Ledgewood Construction provided this update on the High School project: https://www.facebook.com/ledgewoodconstruction/videos/637151693512268/
Know of someone who needs internet access at home to participate in distance learning for the Yarmouth Schools? https://www.yarmouthschools.org/article/212682
Please read this call to social distancing from the Yarmouth Schools: https://www.yarmouthschools.org/article/212153
Help us keep all students well-fed during the Yarmouth School closure: https://www.yarmouthschools.org/article/211253
Yarmouth Schools moving to distance learning for two weeks. Please read more here: https://www.yarmouthschools.org/article/209621
Please read Superintendent Dolloff's Friday evening update regarding coronavirus. https://www.yarmouthschools.org/article/208881
Please read the latest Coronavirus Update from Superintendent of Schools, Andrew Dolloff. https://www.yarmouthschools.org/article/206525
HMS students assist refugees by participating in 25 Million Stitches program. https://www.pressherald.com/2020/03/03/yarmouth-students-raise-awareness-of-refugee-crisis-with-special-project/
Please be reminded of changes to traffic patterns, student drop-off, and closure of the bike/ped path as construction begins at YES and HMS. Refer to https://www.yarmouthschools.org/article/190073 for more details.
Schools are closed in Yarmouth today - Thursday, February 13. With this closure, the final student day for this year is moved to Tuesday, June 16.
Yarmouth Schools are closed today, Friday, February 7 due to icy roads. With this closure, the final student day for this school year is moved to Monday, June 15.
The Yarmouth School Committee will begin deliberating on the Superintendent's proposed 2020-2021 budget tonight at 7:00 at the Log Cabin. For more dates and information about the proposed budget, please access https://www.yarmouthschools.org/finance-and-budgeting.
HMS Science Teacher, Morgan Cuthbert, gets AquacultureME! rolling. Morgan created this initiative to help Maine educators connect with the industry of aquaculture. https://mainedoenews.net/2020/01/30/aquaculture-me-hosts-conference-to-connect-research-education-and-industry/
Congratulations to the Girls' Varsity Basketball Team on their 37-30 victory over the visitors from Cape Elizabeth High School. The Clippers will travel to Freeport on Saturday, February 1st for a 1:00 p.m. game.
Schools will be closed in Yarmouth Thursday, January 16. This is our second school closure of the year, moving our final student day to Friday, June 12.
Yarmouth Schools will be closed Tuesday, Dec. 3 due to the forecast for heavy mid-day snow. With this closing, the final student day of school is moved to Thursday, June 11.
Please be aware that Yankee Drive in Yarmouth is closed due to a downed wire. Parents should communicate with students as to how they should get home from the bus stop. Cousins Street is down to one lane due to a downed tree. Buses should be able to access the island safely.
Ryan Gleason, Yarmouth Elementary Principal,was recently the featured presenter to the educators of Haninge, Sweden. Doing Yarmouth proud around the globe! https://www.yarmouthschools.org/article/152164
Cousins Island is now open. Buses will run on a two-hour delay schedule throughout all of Yarmouth.
Cousins Island is closed off due to a fallen tree. We will keep an eye on that work and let you know if/when we can run buses to the island. Until then, Cousins Island residents can stay put. We have one other bus route on East Main that will re-route to avoid a downed wire. Other than that our buses should be set to make pickups on a two-hour delayed schedule throughout Yarmouth.
There will be a two hour delay to the start of school in Yarmouth today, October 17. Buses will run two hours later than normal. School will end at the regular time.
Yarmouth's Red Line bus pickup may be a running a few minutes late for YES and Rowe students this morning (Thursday, 9/26). Thank you for your patience.
Yarmouth's 2019-2020 School Budget passed by a wide margin (71%-29%) at yesterday's referendum. Thank you to all who voted!
Significant traffic jam on I-295 is causing buses returning from field trips to be late for the afternoon pick-up at our schools. Your child may be late arriving home from school today, Friday. Schools will have more information as the afternoon progresses.
Please vote on the School Budget at tonight's Town Meeting. 7:00 p.m. at YPAC, Tuesday - June 4.
Congratulations to the Yarmouth High School Playmakers. Under the direction of Betsy Puelle they have been recognized as Maine's 2019 Class A One Act Play Champions.
On March 21 the Yarmouth School Committee presented its proposed FY20 budget to the Town Council. Check out http://www.yarmouthschools.org/finance-and-budgeting for more details.
Mindful Technology is the topic for tonight's Parent School Alliance forum at YHS. 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Yarmouth High School and Frank Harrison Middle School will dismiss at 1:45 p.m., on Thursday, March 14 so that staff and families may attend the memorial service for Mr. Bruce Brann. Yarmouth Elementary School and William Rowe School will dismiss at the regular time.
Join us at HMS on March 1 for Read Across Yarmouth and share your passion for reading with a classroom of middle school students. Sign up at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1_UwwYoTceyqc1540CxDYooaSiorRGiRRiNOsKs4Z1Ng/edit#gid=0
Be sure to keep track of Yarmouth Schools' exciting and much-needed construction projects: http://www.yarmouthschools.org/facilities-committee
Each year our school bus drivers provide 150,000 miles of safe transportation for our students. A tremendous service worthy of celebration during Driver Appreciation Week!
Final Public Forum on Facilities: Thursday, October 4. We will convene at 6:30 p.m. in the High School cafeteria. For more information go to http://www.yarmouthschools.org/facilities-committee. Please vote on November 6!
Yarmouth Elementary School named a Blue Ribbon School for 2018! See our full website or go to https://nationalblueribbonschools.ed.gov/ for more information! Way to go YES!
Adam Smith, YHS Health Teacher, has been named to the University of Maine at Presque Isle's Hall of Fame! (http://owls.umpi.edu/general/2018-19/releases/20180829kydtum)
Yarmouth's Town Council has two upcoming meetings to discuss the school facilities proposal: Thursday, August 30 at 7 p.m. at Town Hall and Wednesday, September 5 at 7 p.m. at the Log Cabin. The public is invited to attend.
YHS teacher Emily Davison hones her skills tutoring future Red Sox stars. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGDqaIxTBeM&feature=youtu.be&t=7m30s)
YHS Engineering students build electric cars thanks to YEF! https://www.newscentermaine.com/video/news/electric-racecar/97-8136965
We hope everyone has a fun, safe, and rejuvenating spring break! See you back here on Monday, April 23 for more awesome learning opportunities and the stretch run to summer!
Starting Monday, March 5, the Main Street underpass of the Route 1 bridge will be closed to bus traffic due to height restrictions. We have identified the necessary detours for each of our bus routes and do not see this affecting morning pick-up times. Afternoon drop-off times could be delayed several minutes for bus runs that typically travel under the bridge. After Monday’s runs, we should have a good estimate of how each trip will be impacted, and we thank you for your patience.
The first Public Forum on the proposed plans for Yarmouth's School Facilities will take place tonight (2/13) at HMS at 6:30 pm.
The School Committee will consider the proposed budget for 2018-19 at tonight’s meeting, starting at 7pm at the Log Cabin.
Due to the impending storm, schools will dismiss early on WEDNESDAY, 2/7/18. YHS/HMS: 11:15 am YES/Rowe: 12:00 pm
The School Committee will consider the Proposed FY19 Budget on Thursday evening at 7:00pm at the Log Cabin. This is a First Reading, where the Committee takes its first vote on the proposal.
Budget Workshop II takes place tonight at the Log Cabin. We'll be reviewing the operations side of the budget starting at 6:00 p.m.
Download the new Yarmouth app on Android! https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.apptegy.yarmouth&hl=en
Download the new Yarmouth app on ios! https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/yarmouth-school-department/id1286783354?mt=8
Budget workshops begin Monday evening at 6 pm at the Log Cabin. Open to the public. See the news item on our website for more information.
Our first Public Forum on the proposed Facilities Plan will take place on February 13 at 6:30 p.m. at Harrison Middle School. All are invited to view the proposal, ask questions, and share ideas.
We will be sharing our Proposed 2019 School Budget with the School Committee on Thursday, January 25 at 7:00 p.m. at the Log Cabin. This meeting is open to the public.