Masks and Schedule

TO: RSU 63 PARENTS

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

RE:  MASKS and SCHEDULE

DATE:  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2020

Green Schedule:  Maine CDC and DOE’s categorization for Penobscot County continues to remain “Green.”  As long as our local RSU 63 health conditions also stay good, we will continue to follow our Green Schedule next week (November 16 – 20). 

There is no school for students Thanksgiving week (Monday, November 23 through Friday, November 27th).     

Masks/Cloth Face Coverings:

As COVID cases increase in Maine, we need to continue to do our best to minimize risk and keep students in school. 

As per the  Governor's Executive Order , masks/cloth Face Coverings are “a protection that covers the nose and mouth; fits snugly but comfortably against the side of the face; is secured with ties or ear loops; has multiple layers of fabric; allows for breathing without restriction; and is able to be laundered and machine dried without damage or change to its shape.”

Students need to wear a mask/cloth face covering at school (indoors and outside) unless they are taking an official mask break.

“Neck Gaiters” do not meet the requirements above and are not allowed as a substitute for a mask/cloth face covering. 

Students always need to wear a mask/cloth face covering when riding on the bus or in an RSU 63 van. 

Our current mask break rules are below.  If Maine CDC requirements change, we will change our rules to match those requirements. 

  • Mask breaks are best outdoors. Students and staff must be 6 feet or more apart and not physical active during an outdoor mask break.    
  • Indoor mask breaks require good ventilation (fan on, window open), everyone 6 feet or more apart, and everyone sitting quietly in one spot.

These rules are important as we work together to keep safe.  Thank you for your help.