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Letter to Parents/Guardians
Letter to Parents/Guardians
David Walker
Wednesday, March 04, 2020

Parents/Guardians: 

This letter is to provide clarification and additional information regarding Regional School Unit #34’s actions related to the coronavirus.  Currently, there are no confirmed cases in the State of Maine.

We work under the guidance of the state and federal Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and follow the CDC recommendations closely:

  • We promote hygiene and frequent, thorough hand washing
  • We have increased surface cleaning
  • We encourage staff and students to stay home when sick

We are not curtailing school sponsored travel within New England at this time.  We have no school sponsored travel beyond the New England states or international school sponsored travel scheduled at this time.

The CDC is not recommending school closure at this time.  Our schools are “open for business” and will stay that way unless the CDC recommendation changes, or we are temporarily unable to serve our students (such as high staff absence rates).  If a school closure is ordered, we will announce the closure in the same manner as for snow days as well as our website (rsu34.org). 

Some general reminders regarding influenza-like illness:

 

Signs/Symptoms

 

Illness Protocol

  • Fever plus a sore throat or a cough.

Other common symptoms:

  • Headache
  • Muscle and joint aches
  • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Fatigue
  • Pneumonia
  • Shortness of breath
  • Report absence to the school
  • Stay home until feeling better, and FEVER FREE FOR A FULL 24 HOURS (without the use of fever-reducing medications)


For up-to-date information, please keep checking our website www.rsu34.org.

Thank you for your assistance as we work our way through preparing for this potential threat to the wellbeing of our community. 

Sincerely,

David A. Walker

Superintendent of Schools