Contact tracing for our positive cases that emerged today due to Pooled Testing has been completed. Parents and caregivers will receive a follow up email with additional information shortly. Thank you for all of your patience and understanding today. Together, we will keep our schools open for in person learning and keep our students and staff healthy!
All of our secondary testing is now complete and we have identified 6 positive cases of COVID-19. There are 4 positive cases at CCES, one positive case at CMS and one positive case at CHS. We are working on contact tracing now and hope to have it complete by the end of the day. Thank you for your patience!
Good Morning. Yesterday, RSU 64 started its Pooled Testing Program. This morning we were notified of 5 positive pools. There are 3 positive pools at CCES and one each at CMS and CHS. Nursing staff are now working to test the staff and students in each of the positive pools. Once the positive case is identified administrators will be completing contact tracing. We will be in touch with all parents of the positive pools as soon as we can. Please be patient as this process will take time to complete given the volume of secondary tests we need to complete. Thank you for your understanding.
The Penobscot River Educational Partnership is offering several sessions for educators and parents in the coming weeks. Please take a look!
Free and voluntary Pooled Testing begins on September 7! Please submit your student's consent form as soon as possible so we can secure the testing materials. Participation in Pooled Testing can keep your student out of quarantine if there is a school exposure!
As parents work to complete first day packet forms and such, please know we only need one free and reduced lunch eligibility form per household. Thank you!
Information about Pool Testing came home in your student’s first day packet. Please return consent forms as soon as possible so we can secure the testing materials we will need. If you have questions, please reach out! This program is free and is completely voluntary.
Coming home with students today are several important forms. Although breakfast and lunch are free for all students this year, the District still needs you to complete the meal application. This information is used for SEVERAL grants and state funding. Please, please, please complete this form even if you think you wouldn’t qualify for benefits. Thank you!
Happy First Day of school! The buses are rolling in and our buildings are no longer quiet. We love it! Thank you for trusting us with your children!
As we get ready for the new school year, we know we will need substitutes to fill various roles. If you are interested or know someone who is interested, please contact the Superintendent’s Office at 207-285-3334 for more information. We are in great need of Food Service and Custodial substitutes at this time.
Open House will take place at CCES on Aug 24 from 5:30-6:30pm.
Open House will take place at CMS on Aug 25 from 5:30-7pm.
Open House will take place at CHS on Aug 25 from 5:30-7pm.
While we are in the RED - HIGH color designation, masks will be required indoors during public events. Thank you for your understanding!
Once again, the YMCA will be offering before and after school care at CCES this year. Please contact them directly at 207-941-2808 for additional information!
The ONLY sure fire way we will keep COVID-19 transmission from happening in our schools is if the virus doesn’t enter them. In an effort to prevent sickness from entering, we are asking all parents and students to be vigilant about daily screening. We know this is challenging because the virus can be present without someone having symptoms however, we are hoping everyone will commit to doing daily screenings and staying home if symptoms are present. Even if it’s not COVID-19, we don’t want to be spreading other sicknesses either! Please help keep our school community well! Here’s a graphic to help parents know when kids should stay home.
We are encouraging parents and caregivers to continue to transport students to and from school this year if they are able to do so. However, there is no distancing required on buses so we should have plenty of room for everyone. Masks are required on buses and in district vans. Students will also sanitize their hands when they enter. Arrival and dismissal procedures and traffic flow will stay the same as last year at each school. Please contact your school principal if you have questions.
All students and staff in RSU 64 will have the opportunity to participate in weekly pool testing for the early detection of COVID-19 starting Sept 7. This program is free and completely voluntary. Students and staff who participate will NOT need to quarantine if they are identified as a close contact. We are encouraging ALL staff and students to participate. Consent forms and more information will come home with students on their first day.
Today, Penobscot County is still designated as RED. If we continue in this high risk designation when school starts on August 26 we will be requiring masks for students and staff while inside buildings. Masks are required on ALL buses and district vans so please make sure students are prepared. Please know, there will be multiple opportunities for mask breaks throughout the day and you’ll see students and staff outside much of the time!
Please check your email for an important notification about RSU 64’s Reopening Plan for the 2021-2022 school year. Our first student day is August 26!
RSU 64 announced the new RSU 64 app today! We are excited to see all of you who have downloaded it and are now not going to miss an important update because a social media algorithm didn’t show it to you! You can also find the same news and event updates on our updated website at www.rsu64schools.org
Welcome to our app!
Welcome to August! We still have almost 4 full weeks of summer vacation to enjoy but please know we are busy getting our buildings ready for in person learning for the 2021-2022 school year. Teachers will return to school on Tuesday, August 24 and Wednesday, August 25 to make the final preparations and we will welcome all PreK-12 students back on Thursday, August 26!
Central Middle School has a new sign! Visible from the shared campus driveway, people entering will now be able to view messages pertaining to the operation of the middle school. Please don’t get distracted by the sign and forget to yield to traffic coming from the front of the middle school building. Communication is a priority for us but safety comes first!