September 9, 2021 4:00 p.m. Dear Staff, Parents, and Community Members: This letter is to inform you that members of Ella P. Burr School, Mattanawcook Jr. High School, and Mattanawcook Academy have tested positive for COVID-19. We are informing you out of an abundance of caution. School officials have been in contact with the Maine Department of Education and Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and those impacted have been contacted. We continue to ask families and staff to monitor for any symptoms of COVID-19. Please stay home if sick or experiencing symptoms. It will take our entire community working together to keep as many students in school as possible. General questions regarding COVID-19 can be answered by calling 1-866-811-5695, you can text your zip code to 898-211, or email at info@211maine.org or by calling your primary care provider. More information can be found at www.maine/gov/dhhs/coronavirus or www.cdc.gov/coronavirus. Questions for the school can be directed to Principal Peter Loiselle at 794-3014, Principal Sarah Hainer at 794-8935, Principal Matthew Arsenault at 794-6711. Health-related questions can be directed to Jeri Davis, RN by calling 794-6711 or by emailing: jdavis@rsu67.org. Sincerely, Jean M. Skorapa, Superintendent
about 1 year ago, Rose Clark
September 9, 2021 Dear Staff, Parents, and Community Members: This letter is to inform you that a member of Ella P. Burr School has tested positive for COVID-19. We are informing you out of an abundance of caution. School officials have been in contact with the Maine Department of Education and Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and those impacted have been contacted. We continue to ask families and staff to monitor for any symptoms of COVID-19. Please stay home if sick or experiencing symptoms. It will take our entire community working together to keep as many students in school as possible. General questions regarding COVID-19 can be answered by calling 1-866-811-5695, you can text your zip code to 898-211, or email at info@211maine.org or by calling your primary care provider. More information can be found at www.maine/gov/dhhs/coronavirus or www.cdc.gov/coronavirus. Questions for the school can be directed to Jeri Davis, RN by calling 794-6711 or by emailing: jdavis@rsu67.org. Sincerely, Jean M. Skorapa, Superintendent
about 1 year ago, Rose Clark
We apologize for any confusion this afternoon regarding dismissal time. All schools are dismissed at 1:30 on Friday afternoons. Thank you for your understanding.
about 1 year ago, Rose Clark
August 19, 2021 Dear R.S.U. No. 67 Parents, Staff, Students, and Community Members, I am writing to provide an update on our plans for the opening of schools on September 1. The plan outlined below, which ensures a safe learning and teaching environment for all, was endorsed by the R.S.U. No. 67 Board of Directors at its August 18 meeting. This plan will be reviewed regularly, revised as appropriate, and communicated. 1. Instructional Practices All schools in R.S.U. No. 67 will have in-person instruction Monday-Friday. Remote instruction will not be an option for families as all staff resources will serve our in-person, school-based programming 2. Vaccinations COVID-19 Vaccinations are strongly encouraged for all eligible staff and students. R.S.U. No. 67 will partner with local agencies to offer COVID-19 vaccination clinics. 3. Facilities R.S.U. No. 67 facilities will implement appropriate daily cleaning protocols in all R.S.U. No. 67 facilities. R.S.U. No. 67 will ensure adequate ventilation in all facilities. 4.Symptom Screener Prior to Coming to School Students and/or R.S.U. No. 67 employees exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms should stay home. 5. Social Distancing All students and staff will maintain 3 feet of social distancing where feasible. 6. Face Coverings Face coverings that cover the nose and mouth are required by students and employees on all R.S.U. No. 67 buses and vans per order of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Face coverings are not required when outside. Face coverings that cover the nose and mouth are required of all students, staff, and visitors while inside when students are present when the level of community transmission of COVID-19 in Penobscot County is substantial or high or when warranted by local conditions. R.S.U. No. 67 will monitor data on an ongoing basis. (Note: Due to the current health data, masking will be a requirement until further notice.) Face coverings that cover the nose and mouth are required of all PK-6 students who are not yet eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine and staff members working with them. 7. Contact Tracing R.S.U. No. 67 will follow the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) provided by the Maine Department of Health and Human Services when responding to a positive COVID-19 Case. Fully vaccinated individuals who are asymptomatic do not need to quarantine. Thank you so much for your continued support as we look forward to the opening of our 2021-2022 school year. Sincerely, Jean M. Skorapa, Superintendent of Schools
about 1 year ago, RSU 67
Reopening Update August 5, 2021 Dear R.S.U. No. 67 Parents, Staff, Students, and Community Members, I hope you have had a wonderful summer thus far. It’s hard to believe, but the first day of school is less than a month away! Students in grades PreK-9 will start school on Wednesday, September 1. Students in grades 10-12 will begin on Thursday, September 2. School Start and End times are as follows: Ella P. Burr School 7:45 - 2:15 Mattanawcook Jr. High School 7:45 - 2:15 Mattanawcook Academy 7:50 - 2:20 As we reflect on last school year, we recognize that remote instruction was very difficult for families. We also know that the academic, social, and emotional needs of our students are best served through in-person instruction. Although at some point in the year some students may receive remote instruction for a very specific reason (ex. an outbreak of COVID), remote instruction will no longer be a choice for families. All students in R.S.U. No. 67 will attend school in person daily. I know many of you have questions regarding health and safety protocols that will be implemented to help our students and staff stay safe at school. At this time, the National CDC recommends three feet of distancing "when feasible." In order to continue to educate all students in the most educationally sound manner, we will follow that recommendation. This will also allow us to have more students educated in our classrooms safely. Guidance regarding masking continues to change rapidly. We want to be very thoughtful in our response, so no definitive decision has been made regarding indoor masking requirements. However, asking will be required on R.S.U. No. 67 buses to be in compliance with the federal order. My promise to you is that we will be thoughtful about all decisions and communicate regularly and very transparently. Feel free to reach out any time you have input or questions. Kind regards, Jean Skorapa, Superintendent of Schools
about 1 year ago, Rose Clark
Today is the first day of Extended School Year/Summer School for RSU 67. The day runs from 8 to 12:30. Busses will leave the school to bring students home at 12:30.
over 1 year ago, RSU 67
Due to the continued predicted high temperatures, all schools in R S U Number 67 will have an early release day on Tuesday, June 8th. Students in PK-6 will be dismissed at 11:00 and students in grades 9-12 will be dismissed at 12:00. Thank you for your understanding.
over 1 year ago, Rose Clark
May 17, 2021 Dear Staff, Parents, and Community Members: This letter is to inform you that a member of the Mattanawcook Academy community has tested positive for COVID-19. As with every positive COVID-19 case, the district is working directly with Maine DOE/CDC to determine the infectious period and contact tracing requirements, based on the impacted individual’s last day of attendance before developing symptoms or testing positive. Those who are impacted have been contacted. We continue to ask all families and staff to monitor for any symptoms and stay home if symptomatic. All individuals should contact a health care provider if they develop symptoms. General questions regarding COVID-19 can be answered by calling 1-866-811-5695, you can text your zip code to 898-211, or email at info@211maine.org or by calling your primary care provider. More information can be found at www.maine/gov/dhhs/coronavirus or www.cdc.gov/coronavirus. Questions regarding student health can be directed to Jeri Davis, RN by calling 794-6711 or by emailing: jdavis@rsu67.org. Questions regarding scheduling or instruction should be directed to Mattanawcook Academy at 794-8935. Jean Skorapa, Superintendent
over 1 year ago, Rose Clark
Any eligible student (ages 12 and above) who is in quarantine, may still attend the COVID-19 vaccine clinic located at MJHS on Friday, May 21, 2021 beginning at 9:00am. The vaccine clinic will be held in tents in front of Mattanawcook Junior High School. The completed vaccine forms can be emailed to jdavis@rsu67.org or jmckechnie@rsu67.org or faxed to MA (794-3205) or MJHS (794-2601). Completed forms are due by Wednesday, May 19, 2021. If you have a student in quarantine, we ask that the person transporting the student come to the tent to advise the student is present. PCHS will administer the vaccine in the vehicle. Be prepared to wait in the vehicle for 15 minutes following the vaccine administration.
over 1 year ago, Rose Clark
May 13, 2021 Dear Staff, Parents, and Community Members: This letter is to inform you that at this time there are three active COVID-19 cases that involve individuals associated with Mattanawcook Academy. All of these cases did not involve close contact within the school. However, due to the increase in the number of cases and the number of individuals in quarantine, Mattanawcook Academy students will receive remote instruction through Friday, May 21, 2021. Students will return to in-person instruction on Monday, May 24, 2021. Although we are in a vastly better place with the pandemic than we were even weeks ago, we are not out of the woods yet. Please continue to monitor for any symptoms and stay home if symptomatic. We must continue to work together as a community to keep our students in school and finish the year strong. General questions regarding COVID-19 can be answered by calling 1-866-811-5695, you can text your zip code to 898-211, or email at info@211maine.org or by calling your primary care provider. More information can be found at www.maine/gov/dhhs/coronavirus or www.cdc.gov/coronavirus. Questions regarding student health can be directed to Jeri Davis, RN by calling 794-6711 or by emailing: jdavis@rsu67.org. Questions regarding scheduling or instruction should be directed to Mattanawcook Academy at 794-6711. Jean Skorapa, Superintendent
over 1 year ago, Rose Clark
May 12, 2021 Dear Staff, Parents, and Community Members: This letter is to inform you that a member of the Ella P. Burr School community has tested positive for COVID-19. As with every positive COVID-19 case, the district is working directly with Maine DOE/CDC to determine the infectious period and contact tracing requirements, based on the impacted individual’s last day of attendance before developing symptoms or testing positive. Those who are impacted have been contacted. Ella P. Burr students will continue with in-person instruction. We ask all families and staff to monitor for any symptoms and remind everyone to please stay home if symptomatic. It will take our entire community working together to keep our students in school. General questions regarding COVID-19 can be answered by calling 1-866-811-5695, you can text your zip code to 898-211, or email at info@211maine.org or by calling your primary care provider. More information can be found at www.maine/gov/dhhs/coronavirus or www.cdc.gov/coronavirus. Questions regarding student health can be directed to Jeri Davis, RN by calling 794-6711 or by emailing: jdavis@rsu67.org. Questions regarding scheduling or instruction should be directed to Ella P. Burr School at 794-3014. Jean Skorapa, Superintendent
over 1 year ago, Rose Clark
May 10, 2021 Dear Staff, Parents, and Community Members: This letter is to inform you that a member of the Mattanawcook Jr. High School community has tested positive for COVID-19. As with every positive COVID-19 case, the district is working directly with Maine DOE/CDC to determine the infectious period and contact tracing requirements, based on the impacted individual’s last day of attendance before developing symptoms or testing positive. Those who are impacted have been contacted. 7th Grade students will be fully remote for the remainder of this week and on Monday, May 17. In-person instruction for 7th grade students will resume on Tuesday, May 18. Mattanawcook Jr. High School students in Grades 4, 5, 6, and 8, Ella P. Burr School and Mattanawcook Academy students will continue with in-person instruction. We continue to ask all families and staff to monitor for any symptoms and stay home if symptomatic. All individuals should contact a health care provider if they develop symptoms. General questions regarding COVID-19 can be answered by calling 1-866-811-5695, you can text your zip code to 898-211, or email at info@211maine.org or by calling your primary care provider. More information can be found at www.maine/gov/dhhs/coronavirus or www.cdc.gov/coronavirus. Questions regarding student health can be directed to Jeri Davis, RN by calling 794-6711 or by emailing: jdavis@rsu67.org. Questions regarding scheduling or instruction should be directed to Mattanawcook Jr. High School at 794-8935. Jean Skorapa, Superintendent Regional School Unit 67 25 Reed Drive Lincoln, Maine 04457 207-794-6500
over 1 year ago, RSU 67
First graders at EPB are all set to start a unit on life cycles focusing on the life cycle of a butterfly after vacation break.
over 1 year ago, RSU 67
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April 13, 2021 Dear Staff, Parents, and Community Members: This letter is to inform you that a member of the R.S.U. No. 67 school community has tested positive for COVID-19. As with every positive COVID-19 case, the district is working directly with Maine DOE/CDC to determine the infectious period and contact tracing requirements, based on the impacted individual’s last day of attendance before developing symptoms or testing positive. Those who are impacted will be contacted. Due to the number of individuals in quarantine, and our inability to provide bus transportation, all R.S.U. No. 67 schools will be remote for the remainder of the week. We continue to ask all families and staff to monitor students for any symptoms. All individuals should contact a health care provider if they develop symptoms. April Vacation Recovery School has been cancelled. General questions regarding COVID-19 can be answered by calling 1-866-811-5695, you can text your zip code to 898-211, or email at info@211maine.org or by calling your primary care provider. More information can be found at www.maine/gov/dhhs/coronavirus or www.cdc.gov/coronavirus. Questions regarding student health can be directed to Jeri Davis, RN by calling 794-6711 or by emailing: jdavis@rsu67.org. Questions regarding scheduling or instruction should be directed to Ella P. Burr at 794-3014, Mattanawcook Jr. High School at 794-8935, or Mattanawcook Academy at 794-8935. Jean Skorapa, Superintendent Regional School Unit 67 25 Reed Drive Lincoln, Maine 04457 207-794-6500
over 1 year ago, RSU 67
Grade 5 at Mattanawcook Jr. High School will be remote tomorrow, Thursday, April 8, 2021 due to the lack of substitutes. Lunches may be picked up at Mattanawcook Jr. High School between 10:00 and 12:00.
over 1 year ago, Rose Clark
Grade 5 students create cell models as part of their science unit.
over 1 year ago, RSU 67
Paramecium
Cell Model
Model
The Public Forum on the Budget is postponed to Wednesday, April 7th at 5:30 due to widespread internet outages.
over 1 year ago, RSU 67
From Maine DOE: Emergency Broadband Benefit Program Available to Eligible Families in April The FCC recently adopted a Report and Order that established the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program, a $3.2 billion federal initiative to help lower the cost of high-speed internet for eligible households during the on-going COVID-19 pandemic. Benefits of the program include: Up to $50/month discount for broadband services; Up to $75/month discount for broadband services for households on Tribal lands; and A one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet purchased through a participating provider. The Emergency Broadband Benefit is limited to one monthly service discount and one device discount per eligible household. A household is eligible if one member of the household: Qualifies for the Lifeline program, including those who are on Medicaid or receive SNAP benefits; Receives benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch program or the school breakfast program, including through the USDA Community Eligibility Provision, or did so in the 2019- 2020 school year; Experienced a substantial loss of income since February 29, 2020, and the household had a total income in 2020 below $99,000 for single filers and $198,000 for joint filers; Received a Federal Pell Grant in the current award year; or Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating provider’s existing low-income or COVID-19 program. The FCC expects the Emergency Broadband Benefit program to be open to eligible households before the end of April, 2021. Please check the FCC’s website, www.fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit, regularly for the latest information. Once up and running, eligible households will be able to enroll through participating broadband providers or directly with the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC). Many types of broadband providers can qualify to provide service in this program. The FCC is currently setting up the systems needed for providers to participate. Contact information for the providers participating in the program will be posted on USAC’s website: https://www.usac.org/. For more information, the Report and Order along with the rules governing this program can be found here: https://www.fcc.gov/document/fcc-adopts-report-and-order-emergency-broadband-benefit-program-0.
over 1 year ago, RSU 67
March 17, 2021 Dear Parents, Staff, and Community Members, Today at approximately 12:00 noon, administrators at Mattanawcook Jr. High School were alerted of a bomb threat made against the school. The Lincoln Police Department was contacted immediately and students and staff were safely relocated to Mattanawcook Academy. Students and staff remained at Mattanawcook Academy until dismissal. All threats to our school or students are taken very seriously and investigated thoroughly. This incident caused considerable disruption to students, staff, and families. We recommend that families talk about the incident and emphasize the seriousness of this matter. In an event such as this, the safety of our students and staff must be our first priority. Brief communication regarding the relocation of our students was shared with parents as soon as feasible. Specific details about the situation were not shared until now as this was an active investigation. Mattanawcook Jr. High School has been carefully checked and cleared by law enforcement. We will return to school for in-person instruction tomorrow. Sincerely, Jean Skorapa, Superintendent Regional School Unit 67 25 Reed Drive Lincoln, Maine 04457 207-794-6500
over 1 year ago, RSU 67
Due to a situation at MJHS all students and staff have been relocated to MA. Grades 4 through 6 will be dismissed from MA. We will update you regarding dismissal of grades 7 and 8.
over 1 year ago, Rose Clark