Please click the address below to review the Budget Update from Superintendent Wolfrom. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1153999/FY22_Budget_Update_Four.pdf
Maine DOE announces a new program for Maine Teens. Click the link below to see! https://mailchi.mp/maine/media-release-maine-doe-celebrates-april-as-the-month-of-the-military-child-1322752?e=529b28fd2e
Please take a moment to read the updates to the COVID FAQs: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1148263/COVID_FAQs.docx__2_.pdf
Join artist and CEHS art teacher - Roz Gross - for a panel discussion about her art featured in the current exhibit at Portland Museum of Art: Untitled, 2020: Art from Maine in a ________ Time. https://player.vimeo.com/video/515326997
Please click on the link below to read the latest update on vaccinations: https://mailchi.mp/maine/cu5lemq6y0-1322724?e=30078ce095
Please click the link below to read Superintendent Wolfrom's update on the ongoing Budget Process. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1138700/Budget_Update__3.pdf
Click the link below to read FAQs regarding the district's ongoing responses to COVID-19. The live link is on the district's website in the Gallery. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1131766/COVID_FAQs.docx.pdf
Portland Museum of Art panel discussion Thursday, February 18th from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. featuring our own Rosamond Gross. The artists from the exhibition "Untitled, 2020: Art from Maine in a ________ Time" will discuss their work. Register here: https://www.portlandmuseum.org/eventscalendar/conversations-with-maine-artists-february
Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with our new Superintendent Search section on the website. https://capeelizabethme.sites.thrillshare.com/page/cape-elizabeth-superintendent-search
We all need to "Mask Up" now more than ever! #SlowTheSpread https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPlEvWQQu_E&feature=youtu.be
WCSH 6 shares a video of one of our own: https://newscentermaine.com/embeds/video/97-f756d987-669e-4854-9791-7b1d1cbae34c/iframe?jwsource=cl
Please take a moment to read the letter below from our School Nurses regarding travel for Winter Break. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1118176/Travel_Guildelines_for_Winter_Break.pdf
The State of Maine is seeking two student representatives for the Maine State Board of Education. Follow the link below to review the application process. https://mailchi.mp/maine/media-release-county-colors-9-4-1322612?e=529b28fd2e
Due to the impending weather predictions, Cape Elizabeth School Department will be holding school remotely on Tuesday, February 2, 2021.
Please take a moment to look over the Sara Alert system the state is using regarding Covid-19 symptom tracking. After clicking the link below, you'll need to scroll down on the MDOE page. https://mainedoenews.net/
Due to the completion of budget presentations on Tuesday, January 26th, there will be no School Board Budget meeting tonight, January 27th.
"Giving Back". CEHS grad Ben Berman talked to Ellen DeGeneres about using his cooking skills to make free pizzas for his community and raise money for local Philadelphia charities. During the pandemic Ben started making pizza as a way to connect with friends and to maintain social distance - he came up with the idea of lowering the pizza out his apartment window using a makeshift pulley. The idea took off! His pizza is so popular, that he has a lottery to select weekly pizza winners. People from around the world - who will never get to taste one of Ben's pizzas - are donating. To date, Ben has baked hundreds of pizzas for the community and raised over $34,000. Ben pays for everything out of his own pocket and the pizza is free. All donations go to charities in the Philly area fighting hunger and homelessness. To help continue his efforts, Ellen and her friends at Shutterfly gave Ben $10,000! So that is $44,000 and counting! Follow Ben @goodpizzaPHL on Instagram!
Speech & Debate news from Coach Lisa Melanson: On 1/23 Debate took first place, with the Varsity Public Forum team of Nicoletta Coupe and Swetha Palanippan taking first place; Ava Corbin and Tess Straw winning Novice Public Forum.
The #PondCoveSchool #eTeam received some great press from the Forecaster + Sean Murphy. He recently wrote about #CoderExpress + interviewed students + families involved. https://www.pressherald.com/2021/01/07/pond-cove-kids-help-make-hour-of-code-happen/
With the holiday approaching, please take a moment to review the travel guidelines set by the State of Maine: https://www.maine.gov/covid19/restartingmaine/keepmainehealthy Vermont and New Hampshire are still on the exempt list.
Speech & Debate finish 1-2-3 in virtual competition! In spite of the pandemic, CEHS Speech and Debate teams are working hard, adapting to the online platform Jitsi Meet and winning. This past weekend, Debate (Lincoln/Douglas and Public Forum) took first place; Speech, second place; and Congress, third place. Congratulations to Coach Lisa Melanson and the team members!
In an effort to have our schools open next week, we have developed a bus schedule that will hopefully only have to be implemented for the week of December 7-11, 2020. There will have to be double runs in order to provide students with transportation to and from school. The times listed will be arrival times at schools in the morning, and departure times from school in the afternoon. 2nd wave bus students should plan to be at their bus stops 15 minutes after their normal time. We are asking parents who can transport their own students to school next week, to do so in order to help out with this transportation challenge. Please check your email to view the schedule. Thank you.
Effective Thursday, December 3, all Cape Elizabeth Schools will transition to full remote learning. Please check your email for the letter from Superintendent Wolfrom regarding the positive case.
As we get ready for Thanksgiving Break, CEMS wanted to THANK the Cape Community for supporting both our remote and in-person learning. Have a fun, safe week and we'll see you soon! https://youtu.be/vupzOYWHNf0
UPDATE: Massachusetts has been removed from the travel exemption, people coming to ME from MA must either quarantine for 14 days or receive a negative COVID-19 test with a sample taken no longer than 72 hours from arrival in ME. This will go into effect on Monday 11/16/20.
The Mills Administration has released its Friday Health Advisory, and although Cumberland County remains in "green", they are closely monitoring our county. Please see the media release by clicking the link below. https://mailchi.mp/maine/media-release-maine-doe-celebrates-april-as-the-month-of-the-military-child-1322264?e=529b28fd2e
Click below to learn more about Cape's recent Professional Development exploring the interrelationship of trauma, racial identity, and COVID-19 and their impact on our students. https://bit.ly/3naFdIZ
Please click the link below to read the Executive Order from Gov. Mills regarding the new rules of face coverings. https://www.maine.gov/governor/mills/sites/maine.gov.governor.mills/files/inline-files/An%20Order%20to%20Revise%20Indoor%20Gathering%20Limits%2C%20Strengthen%20Face%20Covering%20Requirements%20and%20Delegate%20Certain%20Authority.pdf
Please click the link below to review the agenda and supporting documents for the upcoming School Board Meeting on November 10, 2020 at 6:30 pm via Zoom Webinar. You can click the link in the Events section to join the meeting. https://www.cape.k12.me.us/o/cesd/browse/175938
NEW INFORMATION REGARDING TRAVEL: The State is exempting residents from the following states from the testing and 14-day quarantine requirement for travel and lodging: Vermont, New Hampshire and and Massachusetts.* *Exemptions for CT, NY and NJ end Nov. 4, 2020**.
Please click on the link below to review the agenda for the Special School Board Workshop on November 3, 2020 at 6:30 pm via Zoom. Click the link in the Events section to join. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/990348/SB_Workshop_11.3.20.pdf
Please take a moment to click the link listed below to read the update from Superintendent Wolfrom regarding the positive Covid-19 case at CEHS. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/987031/Positive_covid_case_UPDATE__10.28.2020.pdf
Please use the link below to join the School Board Workshop in session at 6:30 pm tonight. Meeting ID 878 4910 0905 https://www.google.com/url?q=https://capeelizabethschools-org.zoom.us/j/87849100905&sa=D&source=calendar&ust=1604269799812000&usg=AOvVaw2-wSD97pKSejJIEqnX8H8p
Please check out the link in the Events section to join the Policy Committee Meeting scheduled for October 27, 2020 at 3 pm via Zoom. you can click below to read through the agenda and supporting documents. https://www.cape.k12.me.us/o/cesd/browse/174324
As the holidays approach, please keep checking the state's travel guidelines to stay up to date as you make your plans: https://www.maine.gov/covid19/restartingmaine/keepmainehealthy
The Building Committee Meeting will be via Zoom on October 20, 2020 at 6:30 pm, click on the Events section to join. The agenda and supporting documents can be viewed by clicking the link address below. https://www.cape.k12.me.us/o/cesd/browse/172460
The DOE made some changes to the screening tool. Below is the link. It has been updated in the Parent/Student Handbook and in the weekly reminder sent via PowerSchool! https://www.maine.gov/doe/sites/maine.gov.doe/files/inline-files/Pre-Screening%20Tool_11.pdf
Please take a moment to read the documents for Remote Instruction Guidelines. Staff: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/957639/Remote_Instruction_Guidelines_-_Staff__9_16_2020___1___1_.pdf Students: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/957646/Remote_Learning_rules_for_students___1_.pdf
October 13th at 6:30 pm is the Regular School Board Meeting. Below is the link to the page for the agenda and supporting documents. Please follow the link on the Events Section to join the meeting. https://www.cape.k12.me.us/o/cesd/browse/171494
Watch Karen Jenkins, CEHS Nurse provide pertinent information regarding COVID-19 and the many guidelines: https://youtu.be/jX91uctcs4k
Spending the first half of the week w/4th grade students + @Flipgrid New to #PondCoveSchool students even used it in different states last year during remote learning #oneofthebestappsever
Governor Mills released the Health Advisory for the week: https://mailchi.mp/maine/media-release-maine-doe-celebrates-april-as-the-month-of-the-military-child-1322004?e=529b28fd2e
Governor Mills released new advisories for counties: https://mailchi.mp/maine/media-release-maine-doe-celebrates-april-as-the-month-of-the-military-child-1321960?e=529b28fd2e
Congratulations Pond Cove Elementary School! A recipient of the National Blue Ribbon Schools award which affirms the hard work of educators, families, and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging and engaging content.
The restriction on Massachusetts has been lifted by Governor Mills. The exempt states for travel are now: MA, NY, NH, VT, NJ, CT. All other states will require a 14-day quarantine or a negative Covid test result.
Due to a recent federal waiver extension, ALL kids eat free lunch in our school system until December 31st!
Exempt states for travel are still New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, New York, & New Jersey. All other travel requires a 14-day quarantine or a negative Covid test. These requirements include if you must venture outside of Maine for a medical appointment.
School Nutrition Update: Good News! The U.S.D.A has extended their summer feeding waiver! What this means is all of our students regardless of eligibility will be able to access both breakfast and lunch at no cost to them.
Bus assignments are now live on the parent portal in PowerSchool!
Parents of students in the Hybrid Model, please remember to complete the Parent Contract in the PowerSchool portal prior to sending your student to school next week, and to complete the self assessment every school day before sending your student/s to school. If they answer “Yes” to any question, please keep them home. Bus assignments, for those who requested bussing, will soon be available on PowerSchool.
ME residents state visit exemptions are the same from last week. However, if they visit elsewhere: 14-day quarantine or a negative test are the requirement. Seasonal homeowners, workers traveling to Maine, and other visitors may also utilize a recent negative COVID-19 test as an alternative to the required 14-day quarantine in Maine effective immediately.
The Maine CDC Travel Guidelines state exemptions list: NH, VT, CT, NY, NJ. As of today, if you have traveled to these states, you DO NOT need a negative COVID test or 14-day quarantine. Any other travel outside of ME and these states will require one of the two.
Last night the School Board approved the Calendar change and the Hybrid Model for the reopening of school. You can view the video by clicking the CETV icon at the bottom of the website page.
Don't forget that you can watch the School Board Meeting via Facebook Live! Tonight starting at 6:30 pm.
Due to the anticipation of a high volume of participants for tonight’s School Board Meeting, in addition to being available via Zoom, we will be Live-streaming via our Facebook Page. See you tonight at 6:30 pm!
Don't forget to vote on July 14, 2020! The School Budget Referendum is on the ballot!
School Budget Referendum- please vote July 14, 2020 at the Cape Elizabeth High School!
Congratulations to Mrs. Caitlin Ramsey for being selected as 2020 Maine Music Teacher of the Year! Every year Mrs. Ramsey spends countless hours working with close to 300 middle school band students and is a highly sought after clinician, adjudicator and conductor throughout New England! We are so proud to call her a Caper!
Officer Estes of CEPD will be distributing the remaining Ruth's Reusable Resource Packets in the parking lot of the library on May 28th from 10 am to 11 am!
Read here about the new program authorized by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act: provides assistance to families of children eligible for free or reduced-price meals during the closure of schools. https://mailchi.mp/maine/cu5lemq6y0-1321372?e=fe90a325c3
A little background for those who would like to know more about the Greco Roman Project! https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1iRlt6MFASYAp9hf9FqJmat48tr46dlhjxXBVnc3K5vQ/edit#slide=id.p
Happy Teacher's Appreciation Week! Just a few words to describe our teachers! https://www.facebook.com/capeelizabethschools/photos/a.402911943195878/1653106231509770/?type=3&av=354934214660318&eav=AfbkAV9dIUGrFZqpCQAsheolWuHYlaHS1HiyRyPi6X4C_jKYTEgfJstfozB8PqMwLlQ&theater
Day 2 of Teacher's Appreciation Week: A Message from Governor Mills https://mainedoenews.net/category/news-views/press-releases/
6th grade math and science teachers got a CEEF grant to start raising brook trout in our classrooms this year. It was not the first year we hoped for but we release 174 brook trout into the Presumpscot River https://youtu.be/J7eBk0MyQH0
Marco Hansel was recently awarded 3rd Place in the Bagaduce Music Young Composers Competition. This competition is aimed at students 18 and younger who submit original works to be evaluated by professional composers and musicians. This is a tremendous honor for Marco. Congrats!
CESD Tech Department has purchased 10 Hotspots for use for families without internet access during remote learning. If you are in need of these services, call your Principal, or put in a Tech Helpdesk ticket.
From the Technology Dept: TML boosts WIFI that faces the car park- should allow users, students or citizens, to park their cars either directly in front of the library, or anywhere along the front - or half of the parking spaces closer to the doors, and access the guest WiFi.
CEMS Students - Reminder that Trimester 3 starts on Monday, March 16th!
Visiting Author Chris Van Dusen is amazing! All Pond Cove student will meet him today.
Due to the inclement weather and icy conditions, Cape Elizabeth Schools are closed today, Friday, Feb. 7. Town Hall is closed until 10 am. Please be safe if you have to drive anywhere today, and enjoy your weekend.
So excited to share that author Chris Van Dusen is coming to Pond Cove on February 7th!
Due to the snow day, the CEMS Spelling Bee has been rescheduled to Friday, January 17th at 3 p.m. in the LLC.
Due to the amount of anticipated snow, Cape Elizabeth Schools will be closed today, Thursday, Jan. 16. Stay safe and warm!
The Spelling Bee is this Thursday, January 16th at 3 pm in the CEMS Library!
CEMS Variety Show is Wednesday, January 15th! There will be 2 shows at 2:45 and 7:00 p.m. Hope to see you there!
Remember that the eSports Club will be having a fund raiser at Elsemere BBQ at 448 Cottage Road in South Portland from 4-9pm tonight! Any eat in or dine out will help support the teams.
November 16, 2019, Cape Elizabeth hosts a VEX Robotics tournament at the Cape Elizabeth Middle School. It’s a great local opportunity to see Grade 7-12 VEX robots and teams from around Maine in action.
Please remember to vote on the Cape Elizabeth School Department Budget on Tuesday June 11, 2019. Voting will take place at the Cape Elizabeth High School. Polls open at 7 am and close at 8 pm.