News Feature

Deer Isle & Stonington
Originally published in Island Ad-Vantages, August 23, 2018
Deer Isle-Stonington Elementary School and High School- Back to School

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Kindergarten through grade 9, first day, Tuesday, September 4. Elementary school hours: 7:55 a.m.-2:50 p.m.
Grades 10-12, first day Wednesday, September 5. High school hours: 7:50 a.m.-2:40 p.m.

Websites: elementary school, dises.org; high school, dishs.org; Union 76, su76.org

Administration

Head of Schools: J. Lynne Witham, 348-2303, lwitham@dishs.org
High School Principal: Dennis Duquette, 348-2303, dduquette@dishs.org
Elementary School Principal: Tara McKechnie, 348-6301, tmckechnie@dises.org
Superintendent: Christian M. Elkington, 348-9100, celkington@su76.org
Special Education Director: Kathleen Glennon, 348-9100, kglennon@su76.org

Snapshot

Grades: K-12
Number of students: 295
Elementary 189: Kindergarten: 6, Grade 1: 25, Grade 2: 31, Grade 3: 22, Grade 4: 17, Grade 5: 23, Grade 6: 22, Grade 7: 24, Grade 8: 19
High school 106: Grade 9: 28, Grade 10, 31, Grade 11, 26, Grade 12, 21
Full-time teachers: 31
Part-time teachers: 1
Support staff: 23
2018-19 budget, K-12: $6,690,467

New Staffing

Dennis Duquette is the new principal at the high school.

Meals

High School: Student lunch: $2.80. Reduced lunch price: $.40. Free/reduced meal applications will be sent home on the first day of school.
First week’s menu: Tuesday: Taco Tuesday; Wednesday: Spaghetti w/meat sauce; Thursday: Fish and chips; Friday: 6-inch round pizza.

Buses

Bus A, Janice. 6:56 Sunset Cross Rd., across from There’s A Treat Restaurant; 7:05 end of Cross Rd. make left onto Route 15A to Stonington; 7:10 Stonington Manor; 7:15 turn at Susie Q’s intersection back up Rte. 15A to Burnt Cove Rd.; 7:23 Barter Lumber Co., proceed through Deer Isle Village. Arrive at school 7:35.
Bus B, Barbara. 6:50 Airport Rd., Lily’s Cafe side; 6:55 head to Sand Beach Rd., Stonington; 7 a.m. Moose Island Stonington; 7:05 Highland Ave.; 7:08 School Street; 7:12 Pumping Station Rd.; 7:15 Childs Rd. head up Route 15A; 7:20 Island Country Club; 7:25 Pressey Village; 7:30 Center District Crossroad; 7:20. Arrive at school 7:35.
Bus C, Steve, peanut allergy. 6:43 downtown Stonington; 6:45 Evergreen Ct., proceed to North Deer Isle; 7 a.m. Quaco Road; 7:15 Eggemoggin Road; 7:20 Blastow’s Cove Road; 7:28 Lowe Road. Arrive at school 7:35.
Bus D, Sandra. 6:55 end of Oceanville; 7:02 Ice House Lane, turn at bottom of Tea Hill Road; 7:08 Lily’s House; 7:12 There’s A Treat, 7:15 Long Cove, 7:20 end of King Row; 7:25 end of Dow Road; 7:27 Route 15 toward school. Arrive at school 7:35.
Bus E, Donald, peanut, coffee, coconut allergy. 6:48 turn onto Reach Road, North Deer Isle side; 6:58 Maple Drive; 7 a.m. Greenlaw District; 7:06 Sunshine Road; 7:13 Western Cove Lane; 7:17 East Side Road. Arrive at school 7:35.

Adult Education

Lynne Witham, 348-6443, lwitham@dishs.org /> The learning lab is open for students and adults Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

No-school days

October 8
November 10, 19-23
December 24-28, 31
January 1
January 21
February 18-22
March 15
April 15-19
May 27
Last student day: June 13
High school graduation: June 16