Regional School Unit #89
Welcome to Katahdin Schools
Where education is exciting!
Katahdin Schools is comprised of the Katahdin Middle/High School and Katahdin Elementary School. Our schools are located just a few miles off I-95 about an hour north of Bangor in beautiful northern Penobscot County. Our community is the gateway to the north entrance of Baxter State Park and Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument. Enjoying four distinct seasons, our region is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts. The area features scenic views of Mt. Katahdin, an abundance of wildlife, and access to many lakes and ponds.
The RSU was formed on July 1, 2018, when the towns of Mount Chase, Patten, Sherman and Stacyville withdrew from RSU 50 to form RSU 89. Our schools are committed to developing a learner-centered experience for our students in a safe educational environment. We currently serve approximately 350 students and offer adult education programming as well.
We appreciate you considering our region as a location to educate your children and to experience the incredible opportunities our region offers.
Regional School Unit No. 89800 Station RoadStacyville, ME 04777(207) 365-4272 - Phone(207) 365-6011 - Fax
Katahdin Middle/High School800 Station RoadStacyville, ME 04777(207) 365-4218 - Phone(207) 365-6011 - Fax
Katahdin Elementary School805 Station RoadStacyville, ME 04777(207) 365-4285 - Phone(207) 365-7606 - Fax
Maine schools return to Classroom Instruction Framework
From the Maine Department of Education website:
The Maine Department of Education, in collaboration with a diverse group of stakeholders and experts in the field, has created this initial iteration of a framework to assist in planning for a safe return to in-person instruction. It should be noted that this framework will be further developed and will evolve as additional information and guidance is provided about the epidemic.
This framework provides options, ideas, and considerations for organizing the work of reintegrating back to in-person, classroom instruction. In general, these steps are not intended to be used as requirements or mandates, rather they should be viewed as customizable starting points and resources for school administrative units (SAUs) in the difficult work of planning for the fall. Each SAU’s Collaborative Planning Team, led by the superintendent, is responsible for the development and review of their Emergency Operations Plans. Your Collaborative Planning Team should include school nurses, administrators, educators, and representatives from transportation, food service, local emergency responders, and your local or regional community health experts. This team will need to determine procedures for the schools within that unit. Exceptions to this include any applicable executive orders, state laws or local ordinances, which may be subject to change during this unpredictable emergency, and the “minimum expectations for remote learning” which will be required of all SAUs.
The pillars of this framework include safety, equity, and accessibility for all students and staff, and should encourage innovation and honor the professional integrity of Maine educators.