The Safe Return to In-Person Instruction & Continuity of Services
How will RSU #20 maintain the health and safety of students, educators, and staff?
|-RSU #20 will follow guidelines put forth by the US CDC, Maine CDC, MDOE and the Governor’s Office.|
|-RSU #20 will continue to maintain safe physical distancing, to the extent possible.|
|-RSU #20 students and staff will continue to incorporate safety measures adopted in the 2020-21 school year: pre-screening, ventilation, handwashing, respiratory etiquette, staying home when sick and/or getting tested, and cleaning and disinfection in accordance with CDC Guidelines.|
|-July 28, 2021 - Communication from Governor Mills|
|-the State of Maine will follow the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (U.S. CDC)|
|-all teachers, staff, and students in K-12 schools wear face coverings, regardless of vaccination status or community transmission level.|
|-July 15, 2021 - MDOE Priority Notice: Health and Safety Guidance for PreK-12 Schools in Maine|
|-Per the US CDC order related to transportation, all people on public or private school-provided transport, including buses and vans, are required to wear a mask.|
|-The Maine CDC’s Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for responding to COVID-19 cases in schools will continue to be required for schools to follow|
|-Per the updated US CDC’s guidance, masks, and distancing when possible, are still strongly recommended when inside for those who are unvaccinated, including staff and students|
The extent to which RSU #20 has adopted policies on each of the safety recommendations established by the CDC.
|-August 10, 2021 - RSU #20 School Board votes to approve US CDC recommendation for masking in schools, which are in line with Maine CDC and MDOE recommendations.|
|-September 14, 2021 - RSU #20 School Board votes to approve pooled testing for students and staff.|
|-Monthly RSU #20 will report to the Maine Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) to vaccination rates for all RSU #20 staff.|
How will RSU #20 ensure continuity of services?
|-August 18, 2021 - RSU #20 sends out new MDOE Pre-Screening Tool for School Attendance and Sara Alert system for close contacts notification|
|-August 20, 2021 - New Pre-Screening Tool, 2021-22 school calendar, and Welcome Back letter sent out to RSU #20 parents and caregivers.|
|-The RSU #20 School Board continually reviews our in-person instruction plan: it has recently been added as a standing agenda item to be discussed at the bi-weekly Board meetings.|