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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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!
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/
Happy Teacher's Appreciation Week! https://www.facebook.com/capeelizabethschools/videos/2847985838634025/
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.
Clarification: How Grade 1-4 parents can access NWEA Winter 2020 scores through PowerSchool - https://5il.co/dg94
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 children's book author Chris Van Dusen is coming to Pond Cove on February 7th!
Due to the amount of anticipated snow, Cape Elizabeth Schools will be closed today, Thursday, Jan. 16. Stay safe and warm!