Start to 20-21 School Year Parent Letter

posted Aug 10, 2020, 9:59 AM by Heather Sheehan

Public Comment on MSAD #72's Elementary and Secondary Schools Act Federal Grant (ESSA) Application

posted Jul 17, 2020, 6:19 PM by Eric Wood   [ updated Jul 17, 2020, 8:19 PM ]

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Elementary and Secondary Schools Act Federal Grant (ESSA) 

    Each year, MSAD #72 completes an application to access federal grant money through the Elementary and Secondary Schools Act. The grant supports district goals established through a comprehensive needs assessment that is done every five years. As part of the grant process, a planning committee that includes administrators, teachers, parents and community members reviews the district goals set by the comprehensive needs assessment and determines how funding will be allocated to support these goals.

    For 2020-21, the committee determined the following uses of funds. For each title, first the allocation for MSAD #72 is listed and a description of how the title money can be used. This is followed by MSAD #72’s plans and goals to be achieved. (Note: Fryeburg Academy receives a proportional amount of the funds based on the enrollment of MSAD #72 students at the Academy which is why an amount for FA is subtracted from Title II and Title IV funds.)

Title IA- (allocation $238,629.61)     Goal:  Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged

MSAD #72’s plan for Title IA will pay salaries and benefits to support supplemental services in reading and math. This includes a full time literacy specialist at Molly Ockett, a .4 literacy specialist at New Suncook, 2 ed. techs at Molly Ockett and 1 at New Suncook.

Goal: Molly Ockett  70% of students meeting district competencies in reading and 60% of students will meet math core competencies. 

Goal: New Suncook 80% of students will meet literacy core competencies. 60% of students will meet math core competencies.

    Note: Brownfield-Denmark’s supplemental support services are supported through local funds so their goals will not appear in this grant application. 

Title IIA (allocation $80,221.91 - Fryeburg Academy allocation of $26,221= $53,748    Goal: Increasing the academic achievement of all students by helping schools and districts improve teacher and principal quality. 

MSAD #72’s plan for Title IIA : 

  1. Coaching in behavior management from the behavior specialist on CARES team

Goal: 60% of targeted students meet goals set through RTI process 

  1. Mindfulness work with teachers and students from outside consultant (yr. 3)

Goal: Survey of participants indicate 80% of teachers have a mindfulness practice and student survey of participating students report using mindfulness on a regular basis to help them focus and regulate behavior. 

  1. Literacy professional development at the Middle School Level by an outside consultant to support workshop model.
            Goal: Full implementation of the workshop model in grade 5 and ELA content is integrated in the content areas at grade 7. 

Title IV : ($23,879 - FA percentage of $7,880= $15,999)    Provide opportunities for academic enrichment, including providing tutorial services to help students, particularly students who attend low-performing schools, to meet challenging State academic standards.

Title V: (allocation $13,523)    Address the unique needs of rural school districts

MSAD #72’s plan for Title IV and V is to pay part of the salary for a behavioral specialist district wide as a member of the CAREs team who will work with school teams as intervention plans are developed to support students with self-regulation and other behavior issues.

        Goal: 60% of targeted students meet goals set through RTI process

If you have questions or feedback about MSAD #72’s ESSA Federal Grant Application, please email Rhonda Poliquin at by July 27th.  

Link to Google Document

Generous Donation

posted Jul 10, 2020, 7:47 AM by Heather Sheehan   [ updated Jul 16, 2020, 6:23 AM by Erin Wentworth ]

We want to extend our thanks to the Pequawket Valley Health Initiative for their generous $1,000 donation to support our schools in the purchasing of PPE Equipment for the coming School Year. To learn more about PVHI please visit their website

FY21 Budget Referendum Update - New Referendum Date - August 18, 2020

posted Jul 6, 2020, 8:36 AM by Heather Sheehan   [ updated Jul 6, 2020, 10:58 AM ]

Please see attached letter with an update on the FY21 District Budget Approval.
Information on how to access the Virtual Public Hearing on August 4, 2020 @ 7:00PM will be posted soon.

Free Food for Children in our Community

posted Jul 2, 2020, 1:41 PM by Kelly Bowles   [ updated Jul 2, 2020, 1:45 PM ]

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MSAD #72 Fall Education Update for Parents

posted Jul 1, 2020, 11:32 AM by Eric Wood   [ updated Jul 1, 2020, 11:35 AM ]

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Dear Parents:

I wanted to take a moment to provide you with an update about the process of planning for the fall. We understand that given the uncertainties on the national, state, and local level that you probably have a lot of questions and concerns about how we can effectively deal with the pandemic. This update is not meant to provide answers to all of the questions that you might have, but we did want to share what you can expect in terms of the process and timeline. 

Right now, the following is a list of things we are certain about:

  1. We plan on providing all K-8 parents the choice of continuing with distance learning, which the district will support by providing technology, teacher/staff support, and other supports as needed. We have been working collaboratively with our teachers and are fine-tuning our approach to distance learning based upon the feedback we received. 

  1. We are in the process of creating as many “teaching spaces” as we can using CDC/Department of Education guidance on social-distancing. Students whose parents opt for “in-person” education will be taught at school in a small cohort of students that will stay together for the entire school day and will only come in contact with the minimum number of adults to support their learning. 

  1. We will be sending out a survey to all parents in late July, which we are hoping will give parents enough time to reflect on the available options and make a choice between continuing with distance-learning or having their students attend school on site. 

  1. We will also be asking all parents who can drive their children to school to commit to doing so, which is the safest available option. This would include having any students living in close proximity to the school to walk. For parents who cannot drive their students, we will then have to schedule bus routes using the following guidelines: a) students will maintain social distancing on busses; b) students will not transfer from one bus to another; c) students will only be allowed to use the bus they have been scheduled for; and d) no changes in transportation plans will be permitted unless parents plan on picking up students at school. All of these measures are designed to minimize student-to-student and student-to-adult contact, which will minimize any potential spread of COVID-19. If too many parents require daily transportation, it could force us to explore “every other day” in-person instruction as opposed to the “every day” option.

  1. We will be following the CDC guidelines for staff and student safety. We will not be engaging in debates about wearing masks, and if anyone does not support wearing a mask at school we would suggest that you opt for the distance-learning option. There is no room for negotiation in this area unless wearing a mask poses a legitimate health risk, in which case we would have to develop a health plan in conjunction with our district nurse. When we release plans, the plans will include guidelines for staff and students about personal-protective equipment (PPE).

  1. Once we finalize our instructional plan for the fall, we will provide parents an opportunity to read over the plan and to provide us with feedback on the plan. This will also happen in late July or early August.

We are hoping to use the feedback we get from parents as well as guidance from the Department of Education to schedule all students according to parental preference and to deal with all associated considerations.  While I realize this does not finalize any decisions, I did want to share what is known as well as the plan for moving forward. If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s principal or me. Thank you. 


Jay Robinson

Superintendent of Schools

MSAD72 School Board Statement

posted Jun 15, 2020, 4:52 AM by Heather Sheehan   [ updated Jun 15, 2020, 9:27 AM ]

Letter from the District

posted Jun 8, 2020, 8:08 AM by Heather Sheehan   [ updated Jun 15, 2020, 4:49 AM ]

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“All it takes for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.”




posted May 4, 2020, 2:03 PM by Heather Sheehan   [ updated Jul 6, 2020, 8:17 AM ]

Below please find information regarding the FY21  District School Budget. 
If you have any questions regarding the budget, please email them to and we will post answers to those questions on the district site or answer them at our virtual board meeting. 

Yearbook ordering info

posted Apr 9, 2020, 9:39 AM by Eric Wood   [ updated Apr 9, 2020, 9:40 AM ]

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There's still time to purchase a MOS yearbook! Easy online ordering:, then enter code 11433020

If you submitted a remote learning picture for the photo contest, we will be drawing the winner of a FREE yearbook next week! 

Don't miss the opportunity for your child to have a permanent keepsake of this extraordinary moment in history. Order today!

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