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Phone (207) 626-2468

Fax       (207) 626-2444

 

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Welcome to Augusta Public Schools



SCHOOL START TIME SURVEY RESULTS
We thank everyone who participated in the survey regarding school start times.
Please click on Survey Results for the results.


POLICIES

The following link will take you to a survey which you may fill out regarding our pending policies. 
To view the policies you may click on the link. 
After you read the policy, we invite you to participate in the survey.

IL:  Evaluation of Instructional Programs
Policy      Survey
IMG:  Animals in School
Policy      Survey 

JC:  School Attendance Areas
 Policy      Survey
JFAB:  Admission of Non-Resident Students
Policy       Survey



 

PRE-K REGISTRATION AND SCREENING 

Augusta Pre-K registration is open to children who will be four years old on or before October 15, 2017.  Parents need to call Gilbert Elementary School, 626-2491, to request registration materials and schedule a screening appointment for their child. 

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION AND SCREENING 

Kindergarten registration is open to children who will be five years old on or before October 15, 2017.  Parents or guardians should register their children in the neighborhood where they live.

Parents need to call their neighborhood school to request registration materials and schedule a screening appointment for their child. 

School                                   Telephone             Screening Dates

Hussey Elementary                626-2461                May 18 and 19

Farrington Elementary           626-2480                May 11 and 12

Lincoln Elementary                626-2483                May 15 and 16

Gilbert Elementary                 626-2491                May 8 and 9

 


Paula Bourque, the Augusta School Department’s K-6 Literacy Mentor had an article recently featured in February in the professional journal,  Educational Leadership: Literacy in Every Classroom. It is titled Building  Stamina for Struggling Readers and Writers.   As many already know, Ms. Bourque’s Close Writing  resource book was published by Stenhouse Publishers last year. The Augusta School Department is extremely fortunate to have such an extremely knowledgeable  professional working along side our teachers.


Lincoln Elementary Kindergarten teacher, Brandi Grady will be one of four local teacher educators providing professional development to teachers on the topic of Integrating Science in the Curriculum from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 1 at the Viles Estate in Augusta.

Mrs. Grady has been recognized state wide for her school garden project.  Her students become observers of the natural world.  In her session, Mrs. Grady will show how Next-Gen Science standards are sensibly implemented in the classroom. 

All the best to this rock star teacher.


 

Augusta School Department
Future Search
Executive Summary


The Augusta School Department is in need of individuals who are interested in being added to our substitute teacher, educational technician and nurse sub list.

 Qualified individuals for educational technician positions require a high school diploma.  Qualified individuals for teacher positions require 60 college credits or more.

 Individuals added to our substitute teacher list would be contacted as needed and may be contacted to sub for both regular and special education classrooms.

 Interested persons should submit a completed substitute application form, letter of interest, resume, college transcripts, if applicable, and 3 signed letters of recommendation to:

 Human Resources
Augusta School Department
40 Pierce Drive, Suite 3
Augusta, ME  04330

 Please click here to download a Substitute Application.
See Sub Policy and Pay Rates here.


The Wellness Committee is looking for community members to join our committee.  We are in the
process of updating the Wellness Policy and would like community involvement. 
If interested, please contact Maureen Thompson, Nutrition Director by email at maureen.thompson@augustaschools.org



We know that for some families, school attendance can be problematic and we want to help.  The following website has some really great resources around student absences: http://www.absencesaddup.org/  please contact your child's teacher, school counselor or principal if additional support is needed.  We look forward to continuing to provide a great educational experience for your child(ren) this upcoming school year.


 
  


Review of School Culture Survey results- In March, 2016, we developed 3 surveys which targeted students, staff and community/parent input. These surveys links were posted on the ASD website, Facebook and through school newsletters. Hard copies were provided to parents and students along with access to Survey Monkey web based system. The survey was closed on April 29th.

 The Student and Community/Parent survey results were surprisingly better than expected. The staff results were as expected. These results still need to be shared with the School Board and are posted below. Building administrators will review results with their building staff and establish at least one building goal around the results.

2016 Student Climate Survey Results
2016 Community/Parent Climate Survey Results
2016 Staff Climate Survey Results


 Please be sure to visit Augusta School Department on Facebook to
see all of the most recent updates and information.


 





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