March 17, 2020
Dear AES Parents/Guardians,
With the official announcement of school closure, I understand this has generated many questions. I will attempt to summarize previously released information and what to expect moving forward at this time.
Continuation of Education: Teachers have been preparing for the possibility of school closure and sent prepared assignments and resources home with the students on Monday (03/16/20). If your child was absent from school Monday, please call the office to make arrangements to receive your child’s assignments. The building was open on Tuesday (03/17/20) for parents to retrieve student materials, belongings, and devices. If you were unable to come to the school on Tuesday 03/17/20, please call the office to make arrangements for another day this week. School devices (iPads and Laptops) are available for students to take home for those who have need. If you cannot come to the school at all, please call the office to make other arrangements.
The goal of remote learning during this closure time will be to review, reinforce, and practice skills that students have been working on. Teachers have provided more detailed information in letters accompanying your child’s assignments, including how to connect with them online on platforms such as Google Classroom and ClassDojo. Teachers and staff will be available through email, ClassDojo, or Google Classroom during regular school hours to answer questions and provide support. Completed work can be dropped off at the school, please call the office to arrange for a time.
Continuation of Breakfast and Lunch: We are offering free cold breakfast and lunch to anyone in Alexander under 18 years of age during our school closure. Meals will be delivered on Monday for Monday and Tuesday. Meals will be delivered on Wednesday for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Deliveries will be between 10:30am-12:00pm.
To enroll call 207-454-2623 and select ext. 3 for the kitchen to sign up. To ensure food service gets your message as soon as possible, please do not leave a message for the office or the principal. Once enrolled, you do not have to contact the school unless you want to discontinue meals. You can enroll at any time during the closure.
During closure of the building, only staff will have access to the building. Minimizing traffic will allow the time needed to increase cleaning and disinfecting.
Continuation of Extra-Curricular Activities: All extra-curricular activities will remain suspended until after April break. At that time, the situation will be re-evaluated.
Access of Information: Moving forward, we will be using the school website (alexanderelementary.org) to consolidate information in one easy-to-access place during school closure. We will also update the website with helpful resources for families.
This is a challenging situation and we appreciate the difficulties faced by our entire community. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me with questions. The teachers and staff at AES are available to support our families.