March 18, 2020
Dear Parent or Guardian:
I regret to inform you that in light of the threat posed by the coronavirus (COVID 19) schools in AOS 77 will be closed at least until April 1, 2020. At that time the decision will be revisited in the light of all information available at that time.
This action was taken in response to Governor Janet Mills’ declaration of a civil emergency on Sunday, March 15, 2020. Additionally, schools have received guidance from the Maine Center for Disease Control and the Maine Department of Education. Information from both agencies can be found on the Maine Department of Education homepage. https://www.maine.gov/doe/covid-19
During this time, each member school of AOS will be issuing its own guidance pertaining to the protocols for the distribution of food to those families in need, dissemination of educational materials to students, the availability of staff and access to the school building. Parents need to refer to the letters received from the principal of their particular school for specific instructions.
While I am sure that our students will be disappointed it is paramount that we keep their safety firmly in focus. Thank you for your understanding during this challenging time.
Superintendent of Schools AOS 77