Dear Parents and Caregivers,
As we approach the end of the first quarter, the purpose of this message is to provide you with an update on several items pertaining to the 2020-2021 school year. The reopening of school buildings in RSU 64 has gone very, very well. We sincerely appreciate all of your support and understanding as we adhere to the health and safety precautions in place for our schools to be open for in person learning. This has been a challenge for all involved but together, we will get through this.
The Board of Directors approved my recommendation last night to NOT have snow days be used as remote learning days. While there is a waiver in place for the required number of student school days, days that are cancelled due to inclement weather will not need to be made up. Given the significant challenges that often arise with power outages on storm days and the disruption a cancelled school day causes families, we will not be using cancelled days as remote learning days. I would encourage all students and their families to take as much joy as possible from a cancelled school day and enjoy the beauty of our winter season.
As you are already aware, our Food Service program is currently operating under a waiver providing free breakfast and lunch to all children 18 years of age and under. This waiver has been extended through June 2021. Therefore, all students are able to eat for free each school day through the remainder of the school year. If you have questions about this, please contact our Food Service Manager Luanne Speed at 285-0325, ext. 21391.
As our fall athletic season comes to a close, we are not yet aware of what our winter sports season may look like. As soon as we have information on this topic, we will be reaching out to you.
Although you may be hearing rumors of positive COVID-19 cases or possible exposures in our area, please know that we have not yet been made aware of any positive cases that would impact our in person school community. Please continue to screen your children each day and keep them home if they are sick, wash your hands, cover your cough, physically distance, and wear a mask or face covering. All of these efforts appear to be helping to keep our community healthy and safe.
Again, thank you for your continued understanding and support as we navigate a school year like no other.