Snow Days and November 12th

TO: RSU 63 PARENTS

FROM:  SUSAN SMITH, SUPERINTENDENT/DIRECTOR of CURRICULUM & INSTR.

RE:  SNOW DAYS and NOVEMBER 12th

DATE:  OCTOBER 30, 2020

Green Schedule:  Our first week with all grade levels (PreK – Grade 8) following our green schedule has gone well.  Our staff has worked hard to come up with many creative solutions for instructing students 6 feet apart.  We anticipate we will be “all green” again next week (November 2 – 6) and are excited about seeing our students more frequently.  Please follow the Maine CDC guidelines and help our kids stay in school!   

Snow Days:  As winter storms start heading our way, snow day decisions will be handled similar to past years.  Travel and safety considerations will be a priority.  Additionally, many snow days include power and internet outages.  Holding remote instruction would likely leave some students and households out of the day’s learning. 

You will receive the same notifications we have used in the past when we announce a snow day, either the evening beforehand (when a storm seems both large in size and certain to hit us) or, more typically, early morning of the actual snow day itself.

Thursday, November 12th:  Holbrook All Remote

Holbrook students and staff will be all remote both Thursday, November 12th and Friday, November 13th.  These two days, in combination with Veterans Day on Wednesday, November 11th, will provide time for an asbestos abatement company to remove tile in one of our Holbrook classrooms.  The classroom is not currently being used and we are looking forward to getting the instructional space back.

On Thursday, November 12th, Holbrook students will follow the RED schedule.  That schedule will be provided by our teachers through our Sunday evening email process.  Thursday, Nov. 12th will include morning meetings as well as instruction through Google Meet video conferencing for all our Holbrook students.  On Friday November 13th, we will follow our typical remote Friday schedule. 

Thank you very much for your support and patience as we work together to educate our students.