News Feature

Originally published in Castine Patriot, August 23, 2018
Penobscot Community School- Back to School

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First day: Tuesday, September 4
School hours: 7:50 a.m.-2:50 p.m., buses arrive at 7:30 a.m.
Office hours: 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m.


Principal: Jay Corbin,,
Secretary: Marty Clark,
Superintendent: Mark Hurvitt,, 374-9927
Special Services Director: Karen Watts,, 374-9927
Curriculum Coordinator, Dawn Robbins,, 374-9927


Grades: Pre-K-8
Number of students: 73. Pre-K: 3, Kindergarten: 6, Grade 1: 8, Grade 2: 6, Grade 3: 9, Grade 4: 7, Grade 5: 5, Grade 6: 12, Grade 7: 9, Grade 8: 8.
Teachers/staff: 7 full-time teachers, 4 part-time teachers, 7 support staff
2018-19 budget: Pre-K-12, $1,879,806

New Staff

Kristin Eberdt is our new guidance counselor. She will be working every Friday at PCS. She currently has the same role in Brooksville, Surry and Brooklin elementary schools.


Student lunch: $2.65. Reduced lunch price: $0.40. Extra milk: $0.30.
Free/reduced meal applications will be sent home on the first day of school.
No first week’s menu available.


Glen Ashe will start on the Back Ridge and Dogtown Road at 6:50. From there he does Route 15, Route 199 to downtown, and Route 175 to the Sedgwick line, arriving at school at 7:30. His route is reversed in the afternoon.

Deb Ames will leave school at 6:50, going to Pierce Pond Road, turn onto New Road, to the Orland town line, return to the Castine town line, then return to school on the Dunbar Road, arriving at 7:30.

Denny Colson, the Castine bus driver, will pick up and drop off PCS students who live on the Dunbar Road, arriving at 7:30.

We also transport students to and from GSA and Bucksport High School. In the mornings high school students switch to the correct bus at PCS and in the afternoons are picked up at their high school and again switch to their appropriate bus at PCS to be dropped off at home.

No School Days

October 5, 8
November 12
November 21-23
December 24-28, 31
January 1
January 18, 21
February 18-22
March 15
April 15-19
May 27
Last student day: June 12