COVID-19 SCHOOL CLOSURE UPDATE
March 18, 2020
Dear NOBLE community,
As the COVID-19 picture changes daily, we are also working daily to keep you informed as soon as practical. These changes are undoubtedly causing substantial interruptions to many aspects of our daily lives. This can be especially stressful for our students and community members who are facing disruptions to their normal routines. MSAD 60 will do whatever we can within our means to minimize these issues.
The following text is excerpted from Education Commissioner Makin’s recent superintendent communication.
As you know, Governor Mills provided a recommendation that Maine schools cease classroom-based instruction as soon as practicable and for the duration of our state of civil emergency (which is for 30 days, but could be re-established for as many times as the situation warrants).
Based on this requirement, school closures will be extended through Sunday, April 26, 2020. We will communicate further information as to whether this time will be extended as needed.
We will continue to provide updates for families regarding meals for any student 18 years of age or younger, remote learning, free fun opportunities for families (national zoo virtual tour, a district fitness challenge, Discovery Channel), and supports. Any operational procedures will be emailed by individual building Principals and Directors.
Once again, thank you for your patience and understanding during this very trying time. It is comforting to know and see how our communities rally together to overcome difficult times. We have no doubt that we will overcome this situation with care, patience and support for one another. Things will be different for a while, but we will get through this together!
Superintendent of Schools
(a.k.a. The Cat in the Hat)