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Opening day

Kindergarten-9th grade: Monday, August 29. Grades 10-12: Tuesday, August 30.

Primary: 7:55 a.m. to 2:50 p.m. Departure no earlier than 7:35 a.m. High School: 7:50 a.m. to 2:40 p.m. Departure no earlier than 7:30 a.m.


Vince Alvelo, DESS Director,, 348-6301

Guillaume Emery, DISHES Director,, 348-2303

Daniel Ross, superintendent,, 348-9100

Mary Bridgham, Director of Special Services,, 348-9100

Morgan Witham, Director of Adult Education,, 348-6443


Breakfast will be served daily. All students receive a free lunch for the upcoming school year. However, parents and guardians are strongly encouraged to complete free and reduced meal forms.

Menus from the first week to DESS

Breakfast: Monday: French toast sticks, fruit, juice, milk. Tuesday: Scrambled eggs, breakfast ring, fruit, juice, milk. Wednesday: Pancakes, sausage patty, fruit, juice, milk. Thursday: Bacon/egg/cheese muffin, hash browns, fruit, juice, milk. Friday: Waffles, boiled eggs, fruit, juice, milk.

Lunch: Monday: Chicken tot-co’s, salad bar, fruit, milk. Tuesday: Tuna burger, potato salad, coleslaw, salad bar, fruit, milk. Wednesday: Spaghetti with meat sauce, breadsticks, green beans, salad bar, fruit, milk. Thursday: Fish fingers, fries, bread/butter, coleslaw, salad bar, fruit, milk. Friday: Pizza, chips, salad bar, fruit, milk.

New employees/relocated employees

Esther Adams, After-School Program Director

Vince Alvelo, DESS Director

Dan Campbell, Athletic Director

Guillaume Emery, DISHES Director

Mickie Flores, Director of Rethinking Remote Education Ventures

Morgan Witham, Director of Adult Education & Gifted and talented math support teacher

Traci Alvelo, RTI coordinator

Cory Eaton, Intermediate Social Studies

Catherine Melton, 1st year

Christine Côté-Saunders, nurse

Eric Beachy, Industrial Arts

Jackson Davis, intermediate level ELA

Jared Pfannenstiel, high school social studies/history

Jill Kofton, High School Life Skills

Linda Murray, Intermediate Science

Martha Brill, 4th grade

Meredith Gray, 3rd year

Wendy Pastio, MTSS (Multilevel Support Systems) math teacher

Jennifer Leaf, K-4 Special Education

Torrie Pratt, Ed Tech I DISHES

Maria Showers, Guardian DESS

Holly Trundy, Ed Tech I DISHES

Bus routes

Bus A, Janice (NUTFREE):

6:56 Sunset Cross Road. Deer Isle (southeast hill side)

7:05 a.m. end of Cross Rd. Make a left turn onto Rt. 15A in Stonington

7:10 Stonington Manor

7:15 turn at Stonington Tennis Court intersection; back up Rt. 15A to Burnt Cove Rd.

7:23 a.m. Barter Lumber Co. drives to school through the village of Deer Isle

7:35 am arrival at school.

Bus B, Barbara (NUTFREE):

6:50 a.m. Airport Road. Stonington (next to Lily’s house)

6:55 drive to Sand Beach Rd.

7:00 a.m. Moose Island

7:05 a.m. Highland Ave.

7:08 am school street;

7:12 Cemetery Road;

7:15 a.m. Childs Road; head to the right. 15A

7:20 golf course

7:25 a.m. Village of Pressey;

7:30 a.m. Center District Cross Road.

7:35 am arrival at school.

Bus C, Jared (NUTFREE):

6:43 downtown Stonington

6:45 Evergreen Ct.; proceed to North Deer Isle;

7:00 a.m. Quaco Rd.

7:15 a.m. Eggemoggin Rd.

7:20 a.m. Blastows Cove Rd. LDI;

7:28 Lowe Road.

7:35 am arrival at school.

Bus D, Sandra (NUTFREE):

6:55 end of Oceanville Rd. Stonington

7:02 Ice House Ln. Then to Tea Hill Rd.

7:05 a.m. Tea Hill Rd; proceed to Rt. 15

7:10 Southeast Hills, Deer Isle

7:12 Sand Plum Dr. (opposite Sunset Cross Rd.)

7:15 Anse Long

7:20 end of King Row

7:25 end of Dow Rd.

7:27 right. 15 to school

7:35 am arrival at school.


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