Oceanside Middle School

September 29, 2017

Dear Parents and Community Members:

Recently, we have learned of incidents in Owls Head and in Thomaston where the occupants of a white van stopped and offered rides to students.  On Thursday afternoon, September 28, another incident of this nature occurred when the driver of a white van approached one of our female high school students as she was walking home from the Rockland Campus of the University of Maine.  The young lady refused the ride and left the area. This was reported to the Rockland Police Department.

This morning I met with Deputy Chief Chris Young and we are reaching out to our school staff, students and school community with this information and are increasing both the police presence and staff monitoring around our schools.  This is an opportunity to speak with your children about safety. I urge you to have children walk in groups, never to accept a ride from any stranger and to report any suspicious encounters immediately. Dial 911 if you have a phone, if not, report to an adult as soon as possible.

Our staff will continue to communicate this same message to all of our students. We will stand together as a community to ensure that our children are safe. As always, safety for your children at school is our top priority, and I want to assure the public that we are working with our very professional and supportive police departments to educate our students about safety and to increase vigilance and awareness at all of our school locations.

John C. McDonald, Superintendent RSU 13

 Rockland Police Department Press Release



OMS Parents, Guardians and Students,

Wow, what a difference a year makes!  While last year we started separated, this year we are going to continue to build our Mariner community, but as one campus, a united community.

Cell phones will be permitted to be used before and after school as well as during lunch.  Please understand that if a student is struggling to use their cell phone in an appropriate manner during this time or is using it outside of the listed times the student will lose the privilege of using the phone.

The district will be continuing to renovate and work on creating our school of the future at OMS, starting this fall.  The renovation work that took place over the summer was only the start of the necessary work.  We will do our best to inform you of this very important work throughout the year.  We are very excited about the opportunities that our new spaces will provide for us once it is complete.

The OMS staff looks forward to working with all our students as we get ready to set sail on our second year of discovery and adventure.

William Gifford
Oceanside Middle School

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Contact Information
47 Valley Street
Thomaston, ME 04861
phone:  207.354.2502
fax:  207.354.2369

Principal:  William Gifford
Assistant Principal:  Edward Hastings
Administrative Assistants:  Valerie Stone and Rebecca Barstow


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