School Department and parents collaborate to develop re-opening plan

The Cape Elizabeth School Department will be holding four District Planning Committee meetings in March and April.  The first meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 16, 2021 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.   In a letter to parents, Superintendent Donna Wolfrom announced the purpose of the committee to be to develop a feasible plan for increasing the time students spend in in-person instruction, while maintaining a 100 percent remote learning program for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year and while following the requirements set forth in the Maine Department of Education’s Framework for Reopening Schools and Returning to In-Person Instruction.

The committee will be made up of: parents, several of whom are medical professionals, two School Board members, staff, and the district physician.  The committee will look to develop a collaborative plan to to present to the School Board with the following three goals:

  1. Safety of students and staff
  2. Student learning: assessment and equity
  3. Social and emotional well-being of students and staff

The four scheduled meetings have been schedule for:

  • Tuesday, March 16, 2021 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 30, 2021 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 6, 2021 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 13, 2021 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Meetings will take place via Zoom video conference.  Community members wishing to observe my do so by using the Zoom video link or watch a recording to be posted on the school website.

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