Welcome to SES

Letter from Superintendent Ruhlin

November 18, 2021

Dear Staff, Students, and Families,

We received confirmation today that three additional individuals associated with Surry Elementary School have
tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, all students and staff will shift to remote learning for tomorrow
(Friday), Monday, and Tuesday (November 19 - 23). Thanksgiving break begins on Wednesday, November 24,
so there will be no classes that day. School will reopen for in-person learning on Monday, November 29.
School lunches will be available for pick up at the school during this period of remote learning, and Principal
Fred Cole will send out additional information about the students’schedules and learning expectations.
If you have any questions or will be picking up school lunch, please contact Principal Cole or School Nurse
Jenny Pert at (207) 667 - 9358 during school hours.


Reg Ruhlin, Superintendent

Educational Mission/Philosophy


Surry Elementary School will provide an educational environment designed to encourage each student to acquire the necessary skills and perspectives needed for a meaningful life and careers. SES will strive to encourage students to form desirable habits that are necessary for them to become responsible, informed citizens. 

We believe that all children must be provided equal but not identical opportunities to allow them to achieve at levels commensurate with their abilities. We believe that all students must learn in an environment that allows them to develop positive attitudes toward themselves and genuine respect for others.

A rigorous core curriculum designed to achieve specific learning outcomes will be provided. It will be planned with the goal of creating and maintaining standards which will furnish students with the skills necessary for success in a global society while giving them a broad educational foundation compatible with their interests, aptitude, and aims.


For the complete educational philosophy and mission visit: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1U_5YAV5mV0CzCjvoYopIw_ZpqANp68bG/view