Remote Learning Extended

Remote Learning Extended Through End of School Year
Posted on 10/04/2020
Priority AnnouncementApril 10, 2020

Dear Parents, Guardians, and Staff:

Tuesday evening, April 7th, Governor Mills and the Commissioner of Education Pender Makin sent notice, based on guidance from the Maine CDC, recommending remote learning remain in effect statewide through the end of the 2019-2020 school year. After reviewing that recommendation and in concert with the other Hancock County Superintendents, I am announcing RSU 25 will continue our remote learning for students through the end of the school year.

As I mentioned in my previous communication, your principals will be communicating with you their plans for the third trimester (prek-8) or fourth quarter (9-12). It is important that students remain connected with their schools and teachers, and complete their remote learning assignments for the remainder of the year. Please reach out to your children’s teachers and principals if we can support you and your children moving forward.

Unfortunately, with this announcement, RSU 25 and school districts across the State will be missing out on our
spring activities and the events and traditions we celebrate at this time of the year. Principals will be working with their staff on plans for transitioning students at all levels so we will be prepared to start the new year. I know this is very frustrating for our graduating seniors, and Mr. Tripp and his staff are actively planning for alternative methods for recognizing and celebrating our traditional ceremonies and activities.

I do want to remind everyone we will be recognizing the upcoming April vacation the week of April 20 - 24. In order to assist families during the April vacation the food service program will be providing a bulk delivery to families on Friday April 17th. The breakfast and lunch program will remain in effect through to the end of the school year and you are encouraged to participate by contacting us on the food service hotline at 307-8008.

In closing, thank you all for the support you are providing your children and remember, you are doing a great job and you are not alone. Please let us know if we can help you in any way. Our teachers, counselors, and principals will continue to reach out and check in with students and families. We will get through this challenge by staying focused and supportive of one another. Together we will meet the challenge, and as I hear so many times when I walk the halls of our schools, Go Bucks!!!

Jim Boothby