Covid-19 Return to School Information

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Maine Department of Education information

August 10, 2020

Dear Parent/Guardian,

The school year is quickly approaching and I want to share some details to try to answer many of the questions you might be having:

  •         Masks: Masks are required to wear on buses and during the school day, however we will have a system of mask breaks for students throughout the day during class and still maintain social distance guidelines.
  •         Laptops: All students will be issued a laptop and travel case the first week of school. If you prefer to use your own device that is fine however, students will need to bring them to school every day. Students will be allowed to bring backpacks to class, as lockers will not be in use to start the school year. 
  •         Classrooms are being set up to distance students 6 feet from each other. 
  •         Schedules: We are transitioning away from red and white days to a 4 by 4 model. This model will have students take 3 or 4 classes every day through the semester then begin new courses in late January. Many schools in the area are shifting to this to ease the stress for kids by only managing a few classes. This system will also make transitioning from green to yellow to red much smoother should we need to during the school year. New schedules will be available through Tyler Tech a few days before school opens.
  •         Under the Hybrid system, (yellow) students who live in Corinth and Bradford will attend school on Mondays and Thursdays and given work to complete on off days.  Students who live in the towns of Kenduskeag, and Hudson will attend CHS on Tuesdays and Fridays. Stetson students could split half-and-half (Mon and Thurs or Tues and Fri) for the high school run but we are waiting to see how that will affect safe distancing on busing. All students will need to attend through Zoom on Wednesdays. We will take attendance on these days.
  •         UTC: UTC students, regardless of which town they live in, will attend CHS and UTC on Tuesdays and Thursdays. They will have two classes at CHS and attend UTC the other half of the day.
  •         District emails: If you have not received district emails regarding COVID -19 and the opening of schools please double check your spam, or go to the RSU 64 school website. To receive these emails go to the RSU 64 schools website,  click on the District Information tab and then scroll down to Cancellations and Emergency notification to sign up for emails.
  •         From the survey that was sent out the end of July, we know of some students who are choosing the remote option of learning. If you are planning to have your child learn remotely, please call us so we can be fully prepared to teach them online.

On behalf of the entire staff, we are so excited to get to see your children back in school. Please call us if you have any questions or concerns.

Sincerely, 

Brett Hoogterp