Coronavirus Information

This webpage will serve as a repository for any Coronavirus related communications from the district to the community.

 

For those unable to access the PDF's listed above - the most recent communication (form March 20) is reproduced below:

March 20, 2020

Dear Parents, Guardians, Staff and Community Members,

As you know, on Sunday, March 15, 2020, Governor Mills provided a recommendation that Maine schools cease classroom-based instruction for the duration of the State of Civil Emergency. The State of Civil Emergency is in effect for 30 days and may be reissued as many times as the situation warrants.

The Oxford Hills School District will follow the recommendation of Governor Mills; therefore, the Oxford Hills School District schools will remain closed until at least Monday, April 27, 2020. School will reopen when recommended by Governor Mills.

There are more questions than answers about the changes this pandemic will have on education going forward. Our staff has accepted the challenge of finding new ways of connecting with students and fostering learning creatively. Our goals are not to replicate a classroom experience but to provide a sense of routine, engagement, and love of learning during this extended period of social distancing. 

It is our goal to be a source of support during this stressful period. During the school closure period, Oxford Hills staff will continue to provide learning activities for students and will contact parents and students via email or telephone weekly. We will continue to provide breakfast and lunches as previously outlined.

Moving forward, I ask that you be patient. All of our lives have changed over the last week and we all are working hard to redefine our roles, professional responsibilities, and family obligations. We will do our best to serve our students and to aid as we are able and believe these experiences will make our communities stronger.

 

Sincerely, 

Richard Colpitts,

Superintendent