RSU 20 Superintendent addresses remainder of school year plans

Fri, 04/10/2020 - 11:45pm

    The following letter was distributed by the RSU 20 Superintendent: 

    To RSU 20 Students, Parents, Guardians, Staff and Community Members,

    Per Maine Commissioner of Education, Pender Makin’s, recommendation and with Governor Mills’ approval, RSU 20 schools will continue with remote learning for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. The last day of school will be determined by the RSU 20 School Board at the April 14, 2020 school board meeting that will be held remotely.

    RSU 20 staff will continue to provide remote learning activities for students. We understand that each household’s circumstances are different. RSU 20 teachers, support staff and administration will continue to be a source of support to students and their families during what we’re all experiencing as a stressful period. I am very proud and appreciative of the efforts of our teachers, administration and support staff for providing robust remote learning opportunities for our students.

    Our parents/guardians are also doing a wonderful job supporting students and partnering with our staff to ensure that our students' needs are being met. During spring break (April 20-24), please take time away from the learning opportunities to enjoy a much deserved break from academic expectations.

    RSU 20 will continue delivering meals to any household in Searsport and Stockton Springs that request breakfast & lunch for children 18 years or younger. Please note that during spring break (April 20-24), RSU 20 meals will not be delivered. However, there are community organizations that are making additional food support available. RSU 20 meal delivery will resume on April 27, 2020.

    Please do not hesitate to contact RSU 20 for additional support. We care and are here for you!

    Thank you for your continued support of our students and our schools.

    Chris Downing
    Superintendent of Schools