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Waldo County Back in GREEN

posted Nov 6, 2020, 11:11 AM by Bruce Bailey   [ updated Nov 6, 2020, 11:14 AM ]

November 6, 2020

Dear RSU 71 Students, Staff, School Board, and Community Members, 

Good News: Waldo County was designated as GREEN again by the CDC, though it closely monitors Waldo County

RSU 71 Response: We will revert to our Green-Light Mode in grades K-8 beginning Monday, November 9. Students whose parents chose the full-time Green-Light Mode may return for in-person instruction at CASS, East Belfast, Kermit Nickerson, Ames, Weymouth, and Troy Howard. Belfast Area High School and BCOPE will remain in the Yellow-Light/Hybrid mode.

 Please keep in mind that although Waldo County is back in GREEN, this pandemic is far from over, and we may well have to go back to the Yellow-LightHybrid Plan -- or even to the Red-Light/Remote Plan if confirmed cases increase in a specific school. The tests for those in quarantine are all coming back negative so far, which is excellent news. It also suggests that all the safety protocols we have been strictly following effectively mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Please, please keep up the fabulous work, everyone!!

Please know that students do not have to return to school. We all very much respect the choices of all of our wonderful parents, grandparents, and guardians.

More Good News: We have succeeded in hiring two more nurses! Therefore, all our schools will have a nurse, which will lighten the load of our Numinous, Talented, and Scholarly Team of School Nurses, who all deserve gold medals for their exemplary service during this pandemic.

As always, please feel free to be in touch with me, school nurses, and administrators with questions, feedback, and concerns.

Sincerely Yours, 

- Mary Alice

Mary Alice McLean
Superintendent of Schools, RSU 71
(207) 338 - 1960