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Updates on COVID-19 "coronavirus"
Updates on COVID-19 "coronavirus"
Mike Felton
Thursday, February 27, 2020

Sunday, March 29 at 4:30 p.m.

Dear Families,

The mission of our school-community, put simply, is to do whatever it takes to ensure that every single student thrives and to contribute to the vitality and resilience of the Town of St. George.  Entering our third week of remote learning, the entire staff and I want to reaffirm our commitment to our mission and the students, families, and community of St. George. Though we had a limited amount of time to prepare for the unprecedented challenges facing all schools, with our core values guiding us, the transition overall has been a success.  

That said, our success with remote learning would have been impossible if not for the commitment you have made as parents and guardians to stretch beyond your normal roles and routines.  The data and numbers make this point in dramatic fashion -over 2000 visits from the 103 parents connected to K-5 SeeSaw classes since going live. Though Google Classroom, which is used by 6th-8th grade, does not have the same tracking mechanism, I am certain that we would see similar numbers from middle level parents.  Recognizing how disruptive this national emergency has been to your daily lives makes your efforts even more remarkable. You are all experiencing this in real-time while dealing with a host of challenges and stressors. Our staff applaud you and want you to know that we are with you every step of the way.

As you are probably aware, our school closure has been extended to April 27th and could potentially continue beyond that date. For the first two weeks of the school closure and remote learning, our goal was to get everyone connected and familiar with our new learning platforms.  Now we move into the next phase that is focused on maintaining student engagement; improving the delivery of instructional and support services based on student, family, and staff feedback; and working with community partners to help address the health and wellness needs of families.

PHASE 2 - “Keeping the Ball Rolling”

On a typical day at St. George School our teachers use their classroom and Crew time to discuss the importance of our habits for success and how they affect academic and character growth.  In many ways, these habits are foundational for all learning that takes place in our building. Never has there been a time when a student's habits for success have been more critical. Therefore, in the midst of all this remote learning, we will continue to place a high value on communicating and reinforcing these habits.  There are two habits in particular that will help guide us during this challenging time: Responsibility and Perseverance.  And since we - the school, parents, and students - are all a part of one giant St. George Crew, here is some guidance for what we can do to address these habits during our extended school closure.

Phase 3 - Reflecting and the Return to Normalcy”

As a staff, we recognize that every family is going to be dealing with varying levels of stress over the next few weeks which is why focusing primarily on habits and connecting with our Crews - rather than simply focusing on work completion - is so critical.  We acknowledge that there will be some days when families will just need to take a break from instruction and from computer screens altogether. There will be days when logins won’t work, an assignment doesn’t load, the internet is slow and other unforeseen obstacles.  We understand. We will be experiencing the same frustrations throughout this process. If we trust each other, commit to our habits and come together with our Crews - rather than just focusing on a specific instructional outcome - then we will be more than ready for Phase 3.  

We don’t know when the school will reopen at this point, but we will be prepared and ready when that happens.  The future will look and feel very much like it always has: St. George School will “do whatever it takes to ensure that every student thrives.”  Staying connected with each other through Crew activities, google hangouts, zoom meetings, lessons, emails and assignments will mean that we will have a better idea of what instruction needs to be prioritized when the crisis has passed and normal returns.  

There will be a day when every student will once again walk through the doors of St. George School and return to classes, recesses, community meetings, field trips and more.  They will be carrying with them the memories of this pandemic. Our hope is that they will also be carrying with them a new appreciation for their families, their community, their school, and a deeper understanding of the third habit for success - Collaboration - achieved when we all worked together to the best of our abilities and found meaning, strength, and community in a time of uncertainty.  

Sincerely,

Instructional Administrator Adam Bullard and Team Leaders Meghan Smith (K-2), Jaime MacCaffray (3-5), Josh McPhail (6-8), Amy Hufnagel (Special Services), Amy Palmer (Unified Arts), and Diana Brickel (Ed Techs)



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Saturday, March 21 at 7:00 p.m.

Dear Families,

This week, I witnessed so many selfless acts of service, generosity, and kindness.  I watched as time and time again people put their neighbor and community first.  Food service and transportation staff prepared and delivered over 150 breakfasts and about 175 lunches.  Teachers and ed techs – while learning a variety of new programs and technologies – connected with students and began providing instruction and support services.  Students and their families set up spaces for learning in their homes, upending established schedules and routines.  We faced many challenges – from internet connectivity to social distancing, from concerns about food security to simply missing our friends and colleagues.  Last week was not easy and it certainly wasn’t perfect.  But that’s the point – despite the hardship, worry, and uncertainty, we stood together as a community and got the job done.  We’ll do it again next week and however long it takes until this pandemic is past - that’s what makes us a community and that’s what makes us Dragons.

We still have a long way to go and plenty of challenges ahead.  I want to provide an update to our families so we can continue to coordinate our efforts and work together to get through this and take care of one another.  On Sunday, March 15, the Governor declared a state of civil emergency, lasting at least 30 days, and recommended that all Maine schools cease classroom-based instruction. As of today, at 1:30 p.m., Maine has 70 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with the majority of those cases (41) concentrated in Cumberland County.  Currently, there are no confirmed cased of the virus in Knox County.   Maine is experiencing “moderate community transmission” of the virus, which the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (U.S. CDC) defines as, “Widespread and/or sustained transmission with high likelihood or confirmed exposure within communal settings with potential for rapid increase in suspected cases.”  For all of these reasons, St. George School will be closed through Friday, April 24, in order to help protect our students, families, and community.

As we face this challenge together, I want to be as transparent as possible.  Based on the information I’ve read; conversations with educators, health professionals, and state officials; and the manner in which this virus has affected other states and nations, I feel that we need to prepare for a scenario in which school closures in Maine extend beyond April vacation and, possibly, through the remainder of the school year.  On Friday afternoon, I met with representatives from the School Board, St. George Education Association, Select Board, Town Office, Emergency Medical Services, St. George Community Development Corporation and school administrators, teachers, and staff to discuss the possibility of, and begin planning for, a school closure lasting beyond April vacation.  No decision has been made yet, but we are preparing for a closure that may last through the end of the school year.  Before making such a decision, we would be in close consultation with state and public health officials.

Information and communication will be essential over the weeks to come.  The U.S. CDC and Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC) remain the best resources for learning about COVID-19.  On Friday, March 20, Maine Calling – a Maine Public Radio program – interviewed Dr. Nirav Shah, the director of the Maine CDC.  Dr. Shah shared the latest information on COVID-19 cases in Maine, the importance of social distancing and maintaining human connection, as well as information about testing and treatment.  The interview is available online; please listen to at least the first 25 minutes of the podcast. 

For however long this closure lasts, school staff will be here for our students, family, and community.  As the school sign now reads, “WE’RE HERE FOR YOU - WE ARE DRAGON STRONG!”  Below is information about services the school and other organizations will be providing to students and families during the school closure:

  • Daily food delivery for ALL children (18 and younger) living in St. George. St. George families can sign up for daily food delivery for ALL children living in their household – this now includes young children who have not yet entered kindergarten and all of our high school students.  All meals will be provided for free, regardless of whether you qualify for free or reduced-priced meals.  You can sign up children for breakfast and lunch 1 week at a time by using https://foodorder.stgeorgemsu.org/ or by calling the school at 372.6312.  You will need to submit 1 form per child and specify the location that the food should be dropped off for the entire week.  
  • K-8 remote instruction.  We will continue to provide mainstream, special education, and Title I instructional services to students through online tools as well as work packets that can be sent home on school buses and vans.  During the closure, we will follow the school calendar.  This means, for example, that instruction will not occur during breaks (such as April vacation, which is from Monday, April 20 to Friday, April 24) or on holidays.  However, we will continue to deliver meals for children during April vacation.
  • Internet connectivity and technology.  We continue to work with families to ensure that all students have reliable internet access.  We deployed 5 Kajeet mobile hotspots to families last week.  However, we are aware that the Kajeets do not work in all locations so we are exploring alternate solutions.  If you do not have reliable internet access, please contact Technology Director Paul Meinersmann through email (p.meinersmann@stgeorgemsu.org) or by calling the school (372.6312).  Together, we will figure this out.
  • High school students.  Next week, we will begin reaching out to all of our high school students to check-in, see how we can help, and make sure that they have what they need to continue their education remotely.  If you have questions or concerns related to our current high school students, please contact School Social Worker Stephanie Simmons (s.simmons@stgeorgemsu.org) or call the school at 372.6312.

St. George School is a community school and the heart and strength of our school is the community of St. George.  Our mission is simple – to do whatever it takes to make sure that every single student thrives and to contribute to the vitality of the Town of St. George.  That mission has never been as important – or clear – as it is today.  Our school-community will continue to rise to the challenge, take care of one another, and - above all else - care for our children.  That is our mission and that’s what makes us Dragons.

Sincerely,

 

Mike Felton, St. George MSU Superintendent

m.felton@stgeorgemsu.org

207.372.6312 (school)

207.542.6394 (cell)

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Sunday, March 15 at 1:30 p.m.

Please find below key points from a somewhat lengthy email.  I encourage everyone to read this entire message and reach out if you have any questions or concerns:

  • The St. George School building will be closed for at least 2 weeks beginning tomorrow, Monday, 3/16.
  • Families can stop by tomorrow, Monday, 3/16, to pick up devices, books, and other student items.
  • Instructional and social work services will be delivered remotely beginning on Tuesday, 3/17.
  • Food service will continue.  Families can sign up 1 week at a time to have breakfast/lunch meals delivered to their homes.  Delivery will begin tomorrow.  Sign up for meals here:  https://foodorder.stgeorgemsu.org.  The cost of meals for students will remain the same.  Students who qualify for Free and Reduced Meals will continue to receive meals at no cost.

Dear Families,

Let me say first that I have never been so grateful to live in St. George and work at St. George MSU.  Last night, at 5:45 p.m., representatives from the School Board, St. George Education Association, Select Board, Town Office, Emergency Medical Services, and St. George Community Development Corporation met with school administrators, teachers, and staff to discuss the possibility, ramifications, and plans for an extended school closure to stem the spread of COVID-19 and protect not only our students, but our entire community.  The meeting was called with less than an hour’s notice and about 15 people showed up.  School staff has been planning for this eventuality for about two weeks now – with preparations intensifying last week.  I was able to hear from everyone and share my thoughts.  This followed day-long communications and conversations with local-area superintendents and a video conference with the Commissioner of Education and superintendents from across the state.  State leaders have consistently told superintendents that this is a local decision and we all have to make decisions based on factors unique to our community.  While I have concerns with this approach, that is our reality. 

Based on the communications I’ve had with state and public health and emergency management officials over the past several weeks, conversations with other superintendents in our region, reviewing the latest information about the virus and its impact on communities, and the preparations our school-community has taken to deliver services to our students and families during an extended closure, I am announcing that St. George School will be closed for at least 2 weeks (Monday, 3/16 – Friday, 3/27).  We will reassess the situation during the second week.   

I recognize the disruption that this will cause to our working parents, families, and community.  However, because there are still so many unanswered questions about the virus, I feel that the risks of contributing to the spread of the virus by continuing school are too great.   I have reviewed and discussed with educators, health professionals, and state officials the guidance provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Maine Center for Disease Control.  The takeaway message from this review and these discussions is that much about this virus remains unknown.  I’ve also read several articles discussing research about the possible advantages of quick, decisive actions to prevent the spread of the virus before it takes hold in your community.  

None of these articles provide definitive answers and all resources currently require communities and school leaders to weigh many different factors when considering school closure.  The U.S. CDC and Maine CDC remain the best resources for learning about COVID-19.

Delivering Services to Students & Families During the School Closure

Let me also stress this: school staff and community partners will be here for our students and families throughout the school closure.  Some staff will be in the school building during the closure while others may work remotely.  If you have questions or concerns about anything – be it food services, social work services, food security – please call the school (372.6312). We are working closely with the St. George Community Development Corporation to help ensure that we can meet families’ needs over the extended school closure.  You can contact the Community Development Corporation by calling 372.2193 or emailing info@stgeorgecommunity.org.

  • High School Students: All high school bus runs are cancelled while St. George School is closed.  Oceanside High School, Camden Hills Regional High School and Lincoln Academy have announced extended school closures beginning on Monday, 3/16.
  • Student Devices, Books, and Other Items at School: The school will be open tomorrow (Monday, 3/16) for families to stop by the school and pick up necessary items such as laptops, books, and coats and boots in cubbies and lockers.  We can also deliver these items to your house.  If you need items delivered to your home, please call the school (372.6312) or email your child’s teacher or Instructional Administrator Adam Bullard (a.bullard@stgeorgemsuorg).  Please do NOT come to school if you have recently traveled out of state or if you are experiencing any flu-like symptoms.  While in the school – and at all times and places over the coming weeks –  please practice social distancing and other preventative measures, i.e., avoiding close contact with other people, washing hands frequently with soap and water, covering coughs and sneezes with a tissue, and staying home if you are sick. 
  • Daily Food Delivery:  You can sign up your St. George School student for breakfast and lunch 1 week at a time by using this online survey or by calling the school at 372.6312.  Breakfast and lunch are available to all St. George School students.  You will need to submit 1 form per student. Once you have submitted the form, you will have the opportunity to submit another response for additional St. George students.  You will need to specify the location that the food should be dropped off for the entire week.  Meals – including breakfast and lunch – will be loaded on school buses and vans around 9 a.m. and then delivered.  We don’t have delivery times yet but should get a sense for that as we move forward.  School staff will leave the meals on a house’s walkway for the family to pick up; school staff will not enter the household.  For this week (3/16-3/20), please submit your online survey today (Sunday) or tomorrow morning.  You can also call the school tomorrow morning to sign up for breakfast/lunch this week.  For next week (3/23-3/27), please submit the online form or call the school by Friday (3/20) at 3 p.m.  The cost of meals for students will remain the same.  Students who qualify for Free and Reduced Meals will continue to receive meals at no cost.
  • Instruction.  Instructional services will begin for students on Tuesday, 3/17.  Individual teachers will reach out to students and families with more information.  An overview of our Pandemic Instructional Response Plan can be found here.  K-5 teachers will be primarily utilizing an app called Seesaw and Middle Level (6th-8th) will be focusing on Google Classroom, Google Docs, and the Middle Level Homework Log.  Teachers will have the option to send work packets home to students as well.  Work packets and instructional items will be delivered to students’ homes using school buses and vans. 
    • IMPORTANT: Every student, grades K-8, will have the option to take a school device home.  Any families that do not have reliable internet access should contact Technology Director Paul Meinersmann through email (p.meinersmann@stgeorgemsu.org) or by calling the school (372.6312).  We have access to some mobile internet devices and can also send work packets home.
    • Special Education Services and Title I Services: Special Education and Title I teachers, collaborating closely with classroom teachers, will reach out to students and families this week to determine the best way to deliver specialized instruction and services.  This may be in the form of remote learning though Seesaw or Google Classroom, work packets sent home, phone conversations with students and parents, etc. 
  • Social Work Services. Stephanie Simmons, the School Social Worker, and Amy Hufnagel, the School-wide Behavior Interventionist, will continue to provide services to students.  This may include phone calls, emails, or a video conference through an online platform such as Zoom.  We will continue to help connect families to community resources such as the St. George Community Development Corporation.  

We are all in this together.  Our greatest resource is – and always has been – our community.  It is in times like these that you learn the true character of an individual, a community, and a people.  Our school-community will rise to this challenge, take care of one another, and - above all else - care for our children.  That is our mission and that’s what makes us Dragons. 

Sincerely,

 

Mike Felton, St. George MSU

m.felton@stgeorgemsu.org

207.372.6312 (school)

207.542.6394 (cell



Thursday, March 12 at 10:30 p.m. 

Dear Families,

The situation with COVID-19, or the “coronavirus,” continues to rapidly develop.  The first presumptive positive test in Maine was announced earlier today.  Governor Janet Mills, based on the advice of the Maine Center for Disease Control (Maine CDC), advised that non-essential large, indoor gatherings of 250 attendees or more be postponed in order to delay a potential coronavirus outbreak and substantially reduce its spread.  The Maine Department of Education (Maine DOE), released new guidance this afternoon recommending that schools plan to, among other things, 

  • Limit (cancel or postpone) mass gatherings that are not essential;
  • Postpone any non-essential out-of-state or international travel; and
  • Reduce group sizes within your schools where you can: examples include classroom-based lunches, postponing assembly, cancelling or rescheduling concerts and celebrations.

At this time (9:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 12), we plan to keep school open.  We recognize the disruption that school closure will cause for families, working parents, and our community.  However, we will continue to monitor the situation closely and any decision to close school will be made after consultation with the Maine CDC, Maine DOE, and local and state officials. 

I want to share again some important resources that provide information about the coronavirus and actions public health agencies are taking to monitor, contain, and respond to the virus

  • U.S. CDC – includes information on what people need to know about the virus and provides national and international updates
  • Maine CDC – additional information on the coronavirus and updates specific to Maine
  • Maine CDC Fact Sheet – provides quick answers to common questions about the coronavirus

Based on this latest guidance from the Maine CDC and Maine DOE, discussions with other superintendents, and monitoring of rapidly developing situation, St. George School is taking the following steps in addition to the steps described in the Friday, March 6 notice to families:

  • Parent conferences scheduled for tomorrow (Friday, 3/13) are cancelled.  As planned, students will be dismissed at 12:30 p.m.  Staff will use the afternoon to receive training and continue to develop plans to provide instruction to students in the event of an extended school closure.  
  • Pandemic Instructional Response Plan. Teachers and staff have already invested substantial thought, time, and effort, designing ways to deliver instructions and services to students if school is closed for an extended period of time. You can find our Pandemic Instructional Response Plan here.  Teachers will be sending more detailed information home to families over the next week.  Our Pandemic Operational Response plan is here.  Both plans will be updated and adapted to meet the needs of our community. 
  • All staff trips to off-site workshops, trainings, and conferences are cancelled until further notice.
  • All field trips are cancelled until further notice.
  • All school-based events involving large crowds are postponed until further notice.  This includes Math Night, 8th Grade March Madness, and the Mussel Ridge Basketball Tournament.  The school will reschedule Math Night and March Madness and the Parks & Recreation Committee is working to reschedule Mussel Ridge. 
  • Most grades will each lunch in their classrooms.  Lunch will continue at the regularly scheduled time, but most grades will eat lunch in their classrooms.  Larger classes, will eat lunch in the cafeteria (e.g., 2nd grade, one of our larger classes will eat lunch in the cafeteria while 3rd grade, which is smaller and usually eats with 2nd grade, will eat in their classroom).  This will help keep our students spread out and reduce the amount of time they are in large groups and gatherings.
  • Recess will continue as scheduled.  There are no changes to recess at this time.  The advantages of getting kids outside for their physical, mental, and emotional health outweigh other concerns at this point.
  • We are planning to offer St. George School students breakfast and lunch in the event of any extended closure.  Families will be able to sign up for breakfast and lunch 1 week at a time using an online form or by calling in.  More details on menus and sign-up procedures for breakfast and lunch in the event of an extended school closure will be shared soon.  If school is closed for an extended period of time, we are planning to deliver breakfast & lunch to students’ homes using our buses and vans.  Food will be left outside of the house.  Any St. George student can sign up for breakfast and lunch.  This delivery system could also give us the ability to deliver work packets to students.  Students will not hand in any worksheets delivered to their homes.  However, they could take a picture of the worksheet using a mobile phone or other device and send that picture to their teacher.   
  • We will communicate with families regularly through email and the school websitePlease make sure that the school has your most up-to-date contact information. 
  • Keep your child home if they are sick.  This has never been more important.  Based on available evidence from the U.S. CDC, children do not appear to be at higher risk for COVID-19 than adults. While some children and infants have been sick with COVID-19, adults make up most of the known cases to date.  However, we want to do everything we can to prevent the spread of the virus should it reach our community and protect students, staff members, and – especially – children and adults with underlying medical conditions.  
  • School-wide Behavior Interventionist Amy Hufnagel, School Social Worker Stephanie Simmons, School Nurse Autumn Belajonas, and Instructional Administrator Adam Bullard will work with classroom teachers to support students who are experiencing anxiety about the spread of COVID-19.   Some parents have shared that their children have expressed fear of attending school or being around other students.  We need to counter fear with information, facts, and - above all - a message that we are all in this together and will do whatever it takes to care for our children. 
  • We are in this togetherThat is the most important message.  We are community.  We don’t run or turn inward in fear during challenging times.  We rise up and take care of one another.  It is in times like these that you learn the true character of an individual, a community, and a people.  Our school-community will rise to this challenge, take care of one another, and - above all else - care for our children.  That is our mission and that’s what makes us Dragons

Sincerely,

 

Mike Felton, St. George MSU Superintendent

m.felton@stgeoremsu.org



Friday, March 6, 2020 at 11:20 a.m.

Dear Families,

We wanted to provide an update concerning the steps St. George School is taking to prepare in the event our community is affected by COVID-19, also referred to as the novel coronavirus.  First, let me stress that as of 11:20 this morning, there are NO confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Maine.  However, to ensure that our school-community is prepared for a variety of scenarios, we are collaborating closely with the Maine Center for Disease Control (CDC), Maine Department of Education (DOE), Knox County Emergency Management Agency (EMA), and local government, nonprofits, and organizations.  Our top priority is the safety, health, and wellbeing of our students, staff, families, and community.

I want to share again some important resources that provide information about the coronavirus and actions public agencies are taking to monitor, contain, and respond to the virus:

  • U.S. CDC – includes information on what people need to know about the virus and provides national and international updates
  • Maine CDC – additional information on the coronavirus and updates specific to Maine
  • Maine CDC Fact Sheet – provides quick answers to common questions about the coronavirus
  • Maine DOE– resources for schools related to the coronavirus outbreak

Here are some specific steps that St. George School is taking to prepare in the event the virus affects our community:

  • Students have been learning how to properly and effectively wash their hands for at least 20 seconds. This lesson also includes when to wash your hands, what germs are, how they enter the body, how to prevent the spread of germs and ways to keep your immune system strong.
  • All classrooms have access to either a sink with soap or hand sanitizer for hand washing.  All staff members and students have been encouraged to wash hands frequently throughout the day, especially before eating.  
  • Tissues are available for all students and staff members throughout the school day.
  • The school is monitoring student and staff absences.
  • Frequently contacted surfaces and objects in the school building are disinfected and cleaned daily if not more; this includes the school transportation vehicles.
  • School staff are collaborating closely with the Maine CDC, Maine DOE, Knox County EMA, and local government, nonprofits, and organizations to develop and refine plans and protocols in the event our community is affected by the coronavirus.

We can ALL do the following to help keep our community healthy:

  • Stay home when you are sick and keep your child home if they become sick. You will help prevent others from catching your illness. Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth. Germs spread this way. 
  • Cover coughs and sneezes. Use a tissue to cover coughs and sneezes, then dispose of the tissue. When a tissue is not available, cough or sneeze into your elbow. 
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces or objects. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work or school, especially when someone is ill.
  • Wash hands for 20 seconds. Washing hands often under clean, running water can help prevent the spread of germs.  If you cannot wash your hands, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60-95% alcohol. 
  • Sneeze in you Sleeve (below video)


Here are additional resources for parents on talking with their children about the coronavirus.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Superintendent Mike Felton (m.felton@stgeorgemsu.org) or School Nurse Autumn Belajonas (a.belajonas@stgeorgemsu.org).

Sincerely,

Autumn Belajonas, St. George School Nurse

Mike Felton, St. George MSU Superintendent




Thursday, February 27

Dear Families,

I wanted to take a moment and provide some updates regarding concerns about the “coronavirus,” officially called the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19).   According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (U.S. CDC) and Maine Center for Disease Control (Maine CDC), “at this time, the virus is NOT currently spreading in the community in the United States.”  Currently, the risk of coronavirus infection in Maine remains very low and Maine has no confirmed cases associated with the 2019 novel coronavirus.  Below are some resources providing more information about the coronavirus and actions public health agencies are taking to monitor, contain, and respond to the virus: 

  • U.S. CDC – includes information on what people need to know about the virus and provides national and international updates
  • Maine CDC – additional information on the coronavirus and updates specific to Maine
  • Maine CDC Fact Sheet – provides quick answers to common questions about the coronavirus

The Maine Department of Education (DOE) recently released a notice to schools regarding the coronavirus.  The DOE pointed out that the “greater risk for Mainers at this time is seasonal influenza” and stressed the following: 

The best preventive measures for all infectious diseases include

  1. washing hands thoroughly with soap and water,
  2. covering your mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, and
  3. staying home when you feel sick.

St. George School staff will continue to work closely with local health, government, and emergency management officials to monitor the situation.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me (m.felton@stgeorgemsu.org) or School Nurse Autumn Belajonas (a.belajonas@stgeorgemsu.org).

Sincerely,

Mike Felton, St. George MSU Superintendent