July 7, 2020
Dear NOBLE Families;
I hope everyone has been able to enjoy the warmer weather and had opportunities to get outside each day. This is my first official communication since assuming the role of Superintendent of Schools July 1st.
I wanted to provide a brief update from our district-wide Fall School Task Force. The Task Force has a wide range of representation from Kindergarten through Grade Twelve and includes not only administrators, teachers and building staff, but also Transportation, Food Service, Maintenance, Athletics, and Health Specialists. The Task Force has been working for weeks on different plans taking into account initial staff, family, and student surveys and in collaboration with regional and state leaders.
At this time there are a few things we would like you to know:
Over the next few days please expect to see a survey come out from the school district. That survey is a follow up from the survey many of you competed during remote learning. Your input is invaluable to the Task Force moving ahead so we thank you in advance for taking a few minutes to complete the survey. We will use your feedback to assist us as we build a safe model for our students and staff.
Very soon, the Maine CDC and Maine Department of Education are expected to provide more guidelines and recommendations which will help us solidify the best action plan come September. Please note that we will work diligently once we have the latest recommendations. We are well aware of how important it is for everyone in the community to know what school will look like in the fall.
Finally, there are many, many factors coming into play as we work to create a plan. Flexibility is going to be key because once we have identified the plan itself the work continues. This is a fluid situation and we will need to continue to monitor the latest information from the Maine CDC and Maine Department of Education and potentially adjust the plan should heath factors change.
We will communicate in a timely manner as we work though this unprecedented time. We are committed to do the best for our students. Thank you for your patience and support.
Audra E. Beauvais