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February break travel reminder

posted Feb 17, 2021, 8:14 AM by Bob Bradford   [ updated Feb 17, 2021, 8:14 AM ]

February 12, 2021


Message from Superintendent Chris Downing 


Re: Travel during February school break


Enclosed, please find a reminder on travel during February school break.


Quick look

 

  • Maine CDC travel guidelines

  • US CDC travel guidelines

  • International travel restrictions

February 9, 2021 6:30 PM Regular Board meeting

posted Feb 5, 2021, 11:24 AM by Bob Bradford   [ updated Feb 5, 2021, 11:24 AM ]

The Tuesday, February 9, 2021 6:30 PM Regular Board meeting will be held in the Searsport District Middle/High School Cafetorium In-Person and Live Streamed on YouTube.  Face masks, social distancing, and hand sanitizing are required inside the building.


YouTube live stream: 
RSU #20 Board Meeting


If you wish to submit a question before the meeting, please use this form: Ask the Board a question

An individual associated with Searsport District Middle High School recently tested positive for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

posted Jan 26, 2021, 2:34 PM by Bob Bradford   [ updated Jan 26, 2021, 2:34 PM ]

January 26, 2021


Message from Superintendent Chris Downing 

 

Re: COVID-19

 

Enclosed, please find detailed information regarding an individual associated with RSU 20 testing positive for COVID-19. 

 

Quick look

 

  • RSU #20 response

    • Location: Searsport District Middle High School

    • Notification out of an abundance of caution. 

  • No close contacts based on this case 

  • Maine CDC 

    • Guidance on signs and symptoms of COVID-19

    • Prevention guidance

  • How you can get more information

Please see attached PDF for more information.

An individual associated with Searsport District Middle High School recently tested positive for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

posted Jan 13, 2021, 11:40 AM by Bob Bradford   [ updated Jan 13, 2021, 11:40 AM ]

January 13, 2021


Message from Superintendent Chris Downing 

 

Re: COVID-19

 

Enclosed, please find detailed information regarding an individual associated with RSU 20 testing positive for COVID-19. 

 

Quick look

 

  • RSU #20 response

    • Location: Searsport District Middle High School

    • Notification out of an abundance of caution. 

  • No close contacts based on this case 

  • Maine CDC 

    • Guidance on signs and symptoms of COVID-19

    • Prevention guidance

  • How you can get more information

Please see attached PDF for more information.

January 12, 2021 Regular Board meeting

posted Jan 12, 2021, 8:12 AM by Bob Bradford   [ updated Jan 12, 2021, 8:12 AM ]

The January 12, 2021 6:30 PM Regular Board meeting will be held in the Searsport District Middle/High School Cafetorium In-Person and Live Streamed on YouTube.  Face masks and hand sanitizing will be required inside the building.


YouTube live stream:
RSU #20 Board Meeting


If you wish to submit a question before the meeting, please use this form: Ask the Board a question

An individual associated with Searsport District Middle High School recently tested positive for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

posted Dec 6, 2020, 10:25 AM by Bob Bradford   [ updated Dec 6, 2020, 11:17 AM ]

December 6, 2020


Message from Superintendent Chris Downing 

 

Re: COVID-19: an individual associated with RSU 20 testing positive for COVID-19. 

 

Quick look

 

RSU #20 response
  • Location: Searsport District Middle High School
  • Notification out of an abundance of caution. 
Maine CDC or a school representative will contact you directly if you are identified as a close contact 
Maine CDC 
  • Guidance on signs and symptoms of COVID-19
  • Prevention guidance
Click here for more information or download the attached for more information

Holiday travel precautions

posted Nov 23, 2020, 9:51 AM by Bob Bradford   [ updated Nov 23, 2020, 11:03 AM ]

November 20, 2020

Message from Superintendent Chris Downing
Re: ​ Holiday Travel

Quick look
● CDC guidance to limit interactions and travel this holiday season.
● Should you travel:
■ Quarantine for 14 days upon return to Maine, or
■ Quarantine until receiving a negative COVID-19 test result. The test must be taken either:
● In the state you are visiting and no more than 72 hours prior to your return to Maine, or
● Upon return to Maine.
● Staff or students who travel to restricted states may not be allowed to enter RSU #20 buildings.
● Please utilize the COVID-19 Pre-ScreeningTool for School Attendance every day as you get ready for school.

Please find detailed information regarding precautions during this Holiday Season below.

An individual associated with Searsport District Middle High School recently tested positive for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

posted Nov 18, 2020, 12:26 PM by Bob Bradford   [ updated Nov 18, 2020, 12:27 PM ]

November 18, 2020


Dear Staff, Students, and Families, 


This letter is to inform you that an individual associated with Searsport District Middle High School recently tested positive for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). There is a possibility that other staff or students came in contact with this individual and therefore may have been exposed to the virus. We are informing you out of an abundance of caution. Please monitor yourself/your student for signs and symptoms. Call a health care provider if symptoms start. It is important that you call a healthcare facility before you show up in person. Stay home if you are sick. 


COVID-19 is a respiratory illness that ranges from mild to severe. It can be more severe in adults 60 years and older and in those with underlying conditions. The virus mainly spreads when an infected person coughs or sneezes and an uninfected person breathes in the virus. Signs and symptoms include: 


• fever or chills 

• new loss of taste or smell

• cough

• sore throat

• shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

• congestion or runny nose

• fatigue • muscle or body aches

• nausea or vomiting

• headache

• diarrhea


Please keep in mind that many things can cause respiratory illness, so students and staff should be up-to-date on influenza and routine vaccinations. 


Maine CDC or a school representative will contact you directly if you are identified as a close contact of someone who tested positive. Close contacts will be asked to quarantine for 14 days from last exposure to the positive individual. A negative test result does not get an individual out of quarantine.


Maine CDC recommends prevention measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. These measures include proper handwashing with soap and warm water, which is especially important after using the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. When soap and water is not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands and avoid close contact with people who are sick. Cover your cough or sneeze into a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe. 


Questions for the school can be directed at Monica Furrow by calling 548-2313. For general COVID-19 questions, dial 211 (or 1-866-811-5695). You can also text your ZIP code to 898-211 or email info@211maine.org. Call a health care provider for questions about your symptoms. More information can be found at www.maine.gov/dhhs/coronavirus or www.cdc.gov/coronavirus


Sincerely, 


Chris Downing

Superintendent of Schools, RSU #20

November 10, 2020 Regular Board meeting

posted Nov 10, 2020, 3:36 PM by Bob Bradford   [ updated Nov 10, 2020, 3:37 PM ]

The November 10, 2020, 6:30 PM Regular Board meeting will be held in the Searsport District Middle/High School Cafetorium In-Person and Live Streamed on YouTube.  Face masks and hand sanitizing will be required inside the building.

YouTube live stream: RSU #20 Board Meeting

If you wish to submit a question before the meeting, please use this form: Ask the Board a question

State designation of Waldo County goes green

posted Nov 6, 2020, 9:55 AM by Bob Bradford   [ updated Nov 6, 2020, 10:07 AM ]

November 06, 2020

Message from Superintendent Chris Downing

Re: State Designation of Waldo County, “Green Status”

On November 6, 2020, the Maine CDC and Maine DOE issued a status update and categorized Waldo County as green.  Categorization as green suggests the county has a relatively low risk of COVID-19 spread and that schools may consider in-person instruction, as long as they are able to implement the required health and safety measures.  

At this time, we have no confirmed cases of COVID-19 within RSU #20.  Under the current conditions, we have elected to enter our in-person continued learning plan starting on Monday, November 9, 2020. The Maine CDC and Maine DOE will continue to issue status updates every two weeks for Maine counties.  We will issue any updates as soon as Maine CDC and Maine DOE provides any changes for Waldo County.

SDMHS

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

All Students

(Groups 1 & 2)

All Students

(Groups 1 & 2)

Group 3

Fully Remote Students

Remote Instruction

All Students

(Groups 1 & 2)

All Students

(Groups 1 & 2)

Group 1 & 2

Independent assignment work at HOME






SES

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

All Students

(Groups 1 & 2)

All Students

(Groups 1 & 2)

All Students

(Groups 1 & 2)

All Students

(Groups 1 & 2)

All Students

(Groups 1 & 2)

Group 3 Remote

Group 3 Remote

Group 3 Remote

Group 3 Remote

Group 3 Remote



Thank you for your continued support of our students and our schools. 


Sincerely,


Chris Downing
Superintendent of Schools

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