Weekly Update – June 12, 2017

Breakfast and Wellness Fair June 23!

School Board Meeting Update

Flexible Spending Account Info

Correspondence Summer Problem Solving Program for Math Skills

“I observed a middle school phys ed class and the students were having their summative on archery safety. I was very impressed with the students’ attention to the teacher as he went over all the things the students needed to be aware of when shooting a bow.  The class was organized, the students had a great time with this new skill, and they were all very aware of the importance of safety.  All of the students followed the instructions and safely took turns shooting at a target.  It was so well done!” ~ Ellen

Wellness Fair Breakfast June 23rd!

All employees welcome!

Breakfast: 7:00-8:00 AM in the RHS Cafeteria

Wellness Fair: 8:00-10:00 AM in the RHS Gymnasium – Many prizes and giveaways!

Wellness Fair

School Board Meeting Update

Last week’s School Board meeting began with recognition and thanks to those who are retiring this year, as well as those who were nominated throughout the year for the You Make the Difference Award.  Following that, IHGMS students spoke with the Board about their recent trip to Washington D.C.  They visited various memorials including the Lincoln Memorial and the Vietnam Memorial, walked to the White House, visited the Capitol Building, met Senator Shaheen, went to the Washington Nationals Game, attended a dinner/dance cruise, and stopped at the Bronx Zoo on the way home.

Patrick Colburn, Project Manager with Keach-Nordstrom Associates, spoke with the Board about the proposed property development on Chester Road.  He was asking for some direction as to where the bus stop would be located once the community is completed.  It was the consensus of the Board to do a site walk of the entrance location for the proposed development before giving Mr. Colburn their opinion. 

Steve Woodward presented the 2017-18 Student Handbook.  After some discussion and revisions, the handbook was approved with amendments.  The School Board then accepted a donation from Hannaford Helps Schools  for Raymond High School.

The School Board approved policy IHBG-R Participation in Public School Activities by Home Educated and Nonpublic School Pupils as presented for second reading.  They also read, in their entirety, proposed revised policies IKF High School Graduation Policy and IKFA-R Early Graduation Plan for the first of two readings. 

The Board approved a day for incoming Superintendent Tina McDoy to spend in the district as part of her transition for July.  Following that, the Board considered a request by a Board member to use surplus funds to purchase Chromebooks for each school, which ultimately was not approved.  It was noted that the need for Chromebooks is recognized and it was suggested that such an expenditure be considered during the budget preparation season.

The next regular School Board meeting is scheduled for June 21st.  The next Shared Resources Committee is scheduled for June 22nd.

Flexible Spending Account Info

It is the time of year when you should review the balance in your Flexible Spending Account.

You have 90 days after June 30th to submit claims for eligible expenditures incurred during the 2016-17 school year on the attached FSA Reimbursement Request Form.  A receipt dated between 7/1/16 and 6/30/17 must be attached to the form.

Employees continuing their employment after June 30th with the Raymond School District can carry forward up to $500 from their 2016-17 FSA plan to their 2017-18 FSA plan for expenditures to be incurred during the 2017-18 school year.
Please note: After June 30th your debit card can only be used for expenditures made in the 2017-18 school year.  Claims for 2016-17 expenditures must be submitted on the FSA Reimbursement Request Form.
Per IRS regulations, any funds not used for either of the two purposes stated above, will be forfeited.  Please plan ahead to ensure that none of your funds are forfeited.


Correspondence Summer Problem Solving Program for Math Skills

The Maine Mathematics Science and Engineering Talent Search (MMSETS) invites every student of grade 3-12 from Maine or New Hampshire to join the correspondence problem solving program. Please see below or contact Eva J. Szillery PhD, MMSETS Program Director at evaszillerymmsets@gwi.net or (207) 356-0207.

MMSETS Summer Problem Solving Program for Maine and New Hampshire Students_Page_1MMSETS Summer Problem Solving Program for Maine and New Hampshire Students_Page_2

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