March 24, 2020
Dear AES Families,
I hope this letter finds you well. As we move into the second week of school closure and work to ensure everyone continues to have access to appropriate learning materials, I will provide some additional guidance for continuity of learning from home during this extended school closure.
For those families currently using hard copy packets - in the coming weeks, families can expect packets and materials to be mailed home at the end of each week. Teachers may provide additional materials with the packets, such as guided reading books to accompany assignments. These materials should be dropped off at the school with the completed work packet.
To allow for the return of completed work and materials, the main office will be open to parents on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm. To ensure someone will be at the school as well as comply with current Maine CDC guidance of avoiding gatherings of 10 or more, please be sure to call ahead before coming to the school.
If you are unable to come to the school weekly to return completed work and materials, please call the office so we can make other arrangements.
For those families currently using Google Classroom - teachers will continue to utilize these online platforms, please continue to have your child check-in regularly. If your family is currently having internet challenges: Consolidated Communications, which services the towns of Alexander and Cooper, is now offering free internet installation and service to families of K-12 students affected by school closure.
If your family is simply unable to access broadband internet service, please advise your child’s teacher (or call the main office) that you would like to continue using hard copy packets.