April 1, 2022

Dear Staff, Students, and Families,

This letter is to update Covid case information through today’s date.  Please see the following chart of cases counts. 

Looking ahead to the impact this spike in cases may have at the high school, a report has been filed with the CDC and I am anticipating an outbreak investigator will reach out in the next several days.  With this in mind please plan for the following:

  • The High School will remain remote on Monday, April 4, 2022.  The hope is to return to in person learning on Tuesday April 5.  A decision will be made shortly after 1:00 pm on Monday afternoon concerning the high school status. (Staffing continues to be a major challenge.)

  • CATC students there will be no transportation and should communicate with their instructors at CATC for appropriate follow up.

  • Any student/families that need food service please reach out to Jen Hall, Food Service Director. She can be reached through email at: Jen_Hall@maranacook.org, work phone at (207) 685 - 4923 ext. 1085 or cell phone at (207) 242-0814. Individual arrangements will be made to best facilitate the families needs. Please reach out at your earliest convenience.

  • At this time all other schools will continue to run as scheduled.

We are asking all families to continue to use the Covid Screener (click to access) and to contact the school nurses should you fail the screener.  It is VERY important to identify symptoms and seek guidance.  If you would like a test please contact the school nurse who can facilitate this curbside as needed. We want to keep all of our students and staff healthy and safe.  We urge everyone to err on the side of caution over the course of the next several weeks to help curb any future spread of COVID-19. Stay home if you are sick.

The goal is to return to in person learning as quickly as possible and this can only be accomplished if we have accurate information as well as use proven mitigation measures. Practice hand hygiene, distance whenever possible and know wearing a mask, although optional, may help limit the spread. 

Questions can be directed to the principal or the school nurse by calling the schools directly. For general COVID-19 questions, dial 211 (or 1-866-811-5695). You can also text your ZIP code to 898-211 or email info@211maine.org. Call a health care provider for questions about your symptoms. More information can be found at www.maine.gov/dhhs/coronavirus or www.cdc.gov/coronavirus.


James Charette

Superintendent of Schools