District Update September 25, 2020

A message from MSAD 35 MAINE

September 25, 2020

 Good Afternoon,


Today, Friday, September 25, 2020, the State of Maine’s Risk Assessment Color-Coding System determined that York County will remain “Yellow”.  Due to the higher risk factors in York County, the State of Maine has elected to announce its plan to reassess York County on Friday, October 2nd, 2020, before the next scheduled assessment on Friday, October 9, 2020.


Therefore, all schools will continue to provide in-person instruction, as outlined in our Reopening Plan.  Each building will continue to follow their regular published schedule.


The management of this pandemic is at the forefront of the work we do every day, and that will continue to be so. The cohorts of students that have been created, the spacing of desks, and the wearing of masks are all making a difference.  I must applaud students and their adoption of the new protocols and procedures.


Believe it or not, we just completed our third week with students.  At this stage, we are beginning to be able to use data we have collected to assess the work we are doing.  There was no model for this year.  Every system in our district from taking attendance, to how lunch is provided to students, to dealing with a student not feeling well, has been modified. 


Our remote learning programs are building connections with students and are continuing to refine the great work that they are doing. In addition, building Principals are working hard to ensure that both our in-person and remote students feel part of the larger school community.  


I want to assure you that I will keep you updated on any new information from the schools and the district as soon as I can. I think it is important for the community to hear news from me, rather than Twitter, Facebook, etc.


I am humbled by the support of this wonderful community and fortunate to call Marshwood home.


 Thank you,

 John Caverly

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