Maine School Administrative District #1

Presque Isle • Mapleton • Chapman • Castle Hill • Westfield

Education in MSAD #1 will empower students to reach their potential as critical thinkers, problem solvers and effective communicators.

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February 10, 2020

Dear Students, Parents, and Staff:

I am writing to provide an update on two revisions to the 2019-20 MSAD #1 school calendar. The Presque Isle High School Girls’ Varsity Basketball team has qualified for the Northern Maine Basketball Tournament and is scheduled to play their quarterfinal game on Friday, February 14 at 3:30pm at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor. Due to the large number of students and staff that will be attending the game, all schools in MSAD #1 will be dismissed at 11:30am on Friday, February 14. The MSAD #1 community has a long tradition of supporting our teams in Bangor and traveling to the tournament with their families. We have almost 100 students from Presque Isle High School participating in the game as band members, cheerleaders, and players. Dismissing students and staff at 11:30am will allow all members of our school community the opportunity to travel to Bangor safely.

The other revision to the 2019-20 MSAD #1 school calendar will take place on Friday, March 20. The all day in-service day scheduled for teachers on Friday, March 20 has been changed to an early dismissal day for students. Students will be dismissed at 11:30 on Friday, March 20. This will allow us to count Friday, March 20 as school day for our students. Currently, the last day for pre-kindergarten through eighth grade students will be Tuesday, June 16. The last day for Presque Isle High School students will be Thursday, June 18. These last days of schools are dependent on the fact that we do not have any other snow days or other unexpected cancellations. Any additional snow days or unexpected cancellations would cause us to add an extra day in June to the school calendar.

Best wishes to all members of MSAD # 1 community as we make our way through another Northern Maine winter.

Ben Greenlaw
Superintendent of Schools