March 15, 2020
At this time, all schools in RSU 38 are closed through March 27th. This closure is in response to the call by medical professionals to implement practices of social distancing as we all work to minimize the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). This closure is not the result of any suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our immediate community, though we know the virus is present in Maine. We are taking this proactive approach out of an abundance of caution and in an effort to “flatten the curve” of COVID-19 cases in Maine.
This is a full closure with no expectations for Remote Learning Days. However, we will reassess this within the closure window and if necessary, more information about possible Remote Learning Days and/or Return to School Plans will be forthcoming.
This is a rapidly evolving and unprecedented situation in which you can expect more information to be forthcoming on our closure, but I wanted to communicate this news to you as soon as possible so you may begin planning for child care and other concerns that will be raised by this decision.
We are encouraging families to follow the guidance of healthcare officials by practicing social distancing and hand washing to protect our community from the spread of COVID-19.
We will continue to stay in touch with you throughout the closure. We understand this is a time of great uncertainty, and are here to support you and your children while at the same time doing our best to insure healthy practices for all in the communities we serve.
Thank you for your continued support of our students and our schools. Please stay healthy and safe. Take care of your families during this unprecedented time.
Superintendent of Schools