COVID and OUT OF STATE TRAVEL - We are rapidly approaching the winter break. You are reminded that the State of Maine's Center for Disease Control has guidelines for out of state travelers. The rule is still in effect that if you or any members of your household are exposed to COVID 19, please do not send your child to school until you discuss the particulars of the situation with your school nurse. The nurse will determine when your child may safely return to school. If over the break you travel out of state, other than to Vermont or New Hampshire, your child must quarantine until the school receives a negative COVID-19 PCR test result. If you are unable to schedule a PCR test or choose not to have your student tested, they must quarantine for a total of 10 days from the day you return to Maine. This pandemic is not yet over and we all have a responsibility to keep each other safe. If you have any questions, please contact your school principal.
Reminder: Don't forget to send in the permission slip allowing your child to go participate in the Charlie Brown tree decorating at the town office today. Also, please make sure they are appropriately dressed for the outdoors. We are happy to maintain this tradition and hope all can participate.
SNOW DAYS - All schools in the AOS will be "celebrating" future snow days the traditional way. If school is out because of a snowstorm or other bad weather event, we will not be offering remote learning. The expectation is that teachers and students will be spending the day shoveling and then going sledding. If we forced to close schools for an extended period of time, we will revisit this plan and might be required to shift to remote learning.
Reminder to families: With children playing in the woods, it is still necessary to tick check your children daily. This means means a full body check, especially in their hair. It is important to maintain this daily practice up until snow falls. Thank you for your attention to this health matter.
Don't forget to head to the town office to vote. They are open for voting today 1-5, and Saturday from 10-4. Thank you for supporting Edgecomb Eddy and our students.
Don't forget to head to the town office to vote. They are open for voting today and Thursday 1-5, and Saturday from 10-4. Thank you for supporting Edgecomb Eddy and our students.
Parents - Here Are Great Resources From the Maine DOE to Use This Valuable Time to Get Students Ready for the New School Year. https://www.maine.gov/doe/continuityoflearning/parent
Parents Who Are Considering Homeschooling Should Read This Information from the Maine DOE - https://www.maine.gov/doe/schools/schoolops/homeinstruction.
Thank you to generous donations to Boothbay Region Education Foundation, our awesome food service and transportation staff are making and delivering lunches this week. Enjoy lunch and school vacation week! https://sites.google.com/aos98schools.org/aos98wellnessresources/home
We have superb resources available for how to improve the efficacy of remote learning and also information on help available to you during the COVID 19 pandemic. Please check the AOS 98 website for more information.
Here is an excellent article from the Maine Department of Education Commissioner on school's education initiatives during the COVID 19 pandemic. https://www.pressherald.com/2020/04/14/maine-education-chief-teaching-your-kids-at-home-is-difficult-dont-expect-perfection/#
Food Service Donation Update - To date we have received over $25,000 in financial donations to support our efforts to feed students during the COVID 19 crisis. Thank you to all those who have so generously donated. We could use more donations to offset our expenses.
Good afternoon. Are your kids complaining about being bored? Check these ideas out. https://www.weareteachers.com/things-to-do-during-covid/?utm_content=1584460940&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&fbclid=IwAR3AP3ZaRaFKuuJ4ZtYWtS_ypEXkrJC34VwDn17ioWJul_HjLa8OvH3MeTQ
Please visit the following URL for letter from Mr. Michaud regarding distance learning and accessing food for children who need it: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/621383/3_16_-_Updated_COVID-19_Parent_letter__1_.pdf
Join us for tonight's Parent Chat at 5:30 followed by our 6:00 PTC Meeting. At the chat, we will discuss the importance of "focusing on the behavior" and "halting overstimulation". The PTC will focus on planning for our spaghetti supper/raffle fundraiser. Hope to see you there.
Reminder - 3rd grade performance festival is taking place tomorrow afternoon at 2:05. Family and friends of 3rd grade performers are welcome to attend.
Master Plan Listening Session for Parents - Please plan on joining us in the high school library this Friday evening, at 5:15-6:15 pm, to provide us input for our Master Plan. Your input will strongly influence the future of our schools. Please make it a point to participate!
Please go to the following link to see our December newsletter. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/539227/Newsletter_12_12_2019.pdf
We Are Growing Kelp! Students in Georgetown, Southport, Edgecomb and Boothbay Harbor, are growing kelp in their classrooms. The kelp will be transferred to the ocean in the spring. Exciting learning ideally suited to our ocean community schools! Dr. Laser
Box Top collection tomorrow! Please help us raise money to support our school and help your children win a popcorn party! Also, our book fair ends tomorrow. If your child wants to get an item, tomorrow is their last chance, so please make sure you send money in.