I hope you are all enjoying a little sunshine today!
I am reaching out to you because I NEED YOUR HELP! The Maine Department of Education released its updated Re-opening guidelines late last week and with it, they made a few changes that MAY IMPACT our planning for the re-opening of schools under the "YELLOW" model.
Please take about 6 minutes to watch my video below and then, I ask K-5 parent/guardians to complete a BRIEF survey (15 minutes max) sometime between now and Wednesday morning (7/22/20) to help inform a District Leadership Team meeting that is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. that day.
Note: Grade 6-8 hybrid model would remain 2 day per week model so please respond only if you are a K-5 parent/guardian.
As always, if you have questions, please ask.
Here is the Video Link:
Here is the Survey Link:
THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR HELP!
PARENTS CONSIDERING VIRTUAL LEARNING OPTION - PLEASE READ
I AM GETTING A LOT OF QUESTIONS REGARDING HOMESCHOOLING. TO BE CLEAR, IF YOU WISH TO PARTICIPATE IN OUR ONLINE VIRTUAL PROGRAM YOU DO NOT NEED TO WITHDRAW YOUR CHILD(REN) FROM THE SCHOOL DEPARTMENT, AND IN FACT YOU SHOULDN'T. IF YOU WITHDRAW TO HOMESCHOOL VIA THE STATE PAPERWORK, YOU BECOME SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE EDUCATION OF YOUR CHILD. IF ALL YOU ARE SEEKING IS AN OPTION TO HAVE YOUR CHILD STAY HOME - THEY CAN PARTICIPATE IN OUR VIRTUAL PROGRAM - FREE.
WHEN WE SEND OUT THE FINAL SURVEY TO PARENTS IN AUGUST JUST INDICATE YOU WISH TO PARTICIPATE IN THE VIRTUAL PROGRAM AND THAT IS ALL YOU NEED TO DO - WE WILL DO THE REST.
IF YOU KNOW OF OTHER PARENTS WHO ARE CONCERNED ABOUT SENDING THEIR CHILDREN TO SCHOOL - PLEASE LET THEM KNOW - THEY SHOULD NOT WITHDRAW THEIR CHILD FROM THE SCHOOLS...WE WILL PROVIDE THE VIRTUAL OPTION AS IF THEY REMAIN ENROLLED. THANK YOU!