Wellness Newsletter

A Weekly Newsletter Collaboration of RSU 56- April 17, 2020

Our Mission

It is our mission to make sure that our students, staff, parents, guardians and community members are supported and well-connected to resources during this challenging time. As such, this weekly newsletter will provide you with the information you need to access local resources as well as offer a platform for support and meaningful guidance.

Student Referral Process

Don't know who to turn to for what? See this student referral diagram to help you decide what service is best for you and your students.

Student Referral Survey

Need help academically, socially, or emotionally? Fill out this brief referral survey to be connected to those who can assist you.

“Don’t be a Judgy McJudgerson”

Feeling judged? Judging others? Click above to read Mrs. Rachel Buck's latest piece to help you through.

Daily Guidance Links

Click here to access links to Mrs. Robertson's daily guidance sessions. To request a confidential meeting, email her at mrobertson@rsu56.org.

Big picture

"The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential... these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence." -Confucius

Local Food Pantries

Servants Heart Food Pantry

Peru Baptist Church, 98 Main St, Peru, ME 04290: 207-562-7167

Dixfield Food Pantry

Dixfield Common Baptist Church, 2 Chapel Road, Dixfield, ME 04224: 207-562-7470

Mexico Congregational Church Pantry

Mexico Congregational Church, 163 Main St, Mexico, ME 04257 : 207-364-8603

Remote Crisis Support Services

Mental Health and Wellness: https://www.namimaine.org/


Hotline and Crisis Numbers: https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/hotlines.shtml


Crisis Text Line: https://www.crisistextline.org/

TEXT: HOME to 741741

Suicide Prevention: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/


National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Maine: https://www.namimaine.org/


School Counselors and Social Workers Contact Information

Rachel Buck

Alternative Ed. Teacher-DHS


Cell: 207-357-3271

Ami-Jo Greco-LMSW/cc

Social Worker-DHS


Oxford County Mental Health

Community Mental Health Services

150 Congress St, Rumford, ME 04276


Philip Ramu- LCSW

School Counselor-TWKDMS


Cell: 207-578-1990

Michelle Robertson

School Counselor-DHS


Cell: 207-205-2190

Tri-County Mental Health Services (Mental Health & Substance Abuse)

Linnea Burns- Substance Abuse Counselor

Rumford Office 207-364-7981

Toll Free: 1-888-304-4673

RSU 56

If you have questions regarding any of the content of this newsletter or would like to contribute to its development, please feel free to email Michelle Robertson at the address provided.