The following letter was distributed Sunday, Dec. 13 by Islesboro Central School Head of School Charles “Chuck” Hamm.
Dear ICS Community,
Islesboro Central School, like so many other schools around the state, has recently experienced its first positive case of COVID-19. We followed CDC and DOE recommendations and found 29 close contacts. ICS immediately implemented full remote learning.
No new cases have been identified and we remain optimistic that we have contained the spread of the coronavirus in our school community.
Given that so many of our school members are presently quarantined, we feel it is prudent to continue with remote learning until January 4. We will resume our hybrid schedule at that time.
The ICS school board and administration would like to take this opportunity to wish our community the warmest of holiday seasons.
We have endured and persevered through nine months of uncertainties and constant change. Through it all, the Islesboro Central School staff, families, and the communities we serve, have worked together in keeping the ship on an even keel. We all have reason to be proud of ICS.
When we look back, we will hold our heads high and know we did something positive, meaningful, and impactful. It's been challenging to say the least and we're still learning but our accomplishments and successes are growing by the day. Together, ICS families and staff form a safety net for our students.
This holiday season, let’s all take some time to mend our own nets. Though celebrations may be somewhat complicated this year, let it not diminish the fellowship and kindness so necessary during challenging times such as these.
Head of School
Islesboro Central School