MEMO: COVID Update – December 12, 2021

December 17, 2021

Dear Students, Families, and Staff, 

I am writing to provide you with information related to COVID cases in the district.  I will be updating the community each Friday regarding case counts at each school as well as the total number of close contacts required to quarantine for 10 days. For up to date information regarding active cases in our schools as well as the number of students currently in quarantine, please visit our COVID Dashboard on our website at https://sad1.org/covid-dashboard/

Since my last memo to the community on Friday, Dec. 10, we have been made aware that 20 individuals in MSAD #1 have tested positive for the coronavirus.  Six individuals affiliated with Presque Isle High  School, six individuals affiliated with Mapleton Elementary School, five individuals affiliated with Pine Street Elementary School, two individuals affiliated with Presque Isle Middle School, and one individual associated with Zippel Elementary School.  26 close contacts were required to quarantine for 10 days.  

We continue to have the staffing necessary to effectively transport, educate and feed our students.  The vast majority of cases we are seeing are examples of the virus being brought into our schools from the community.  

Please remember to keep your child home if he or she is not feeling well and reach out to MSAD #1 Health Service Director, Lisa Mckenna at mckennal@sad1.org for additional guidance prior to returning to school.

Sincerely, 

Ben Greenlaw

Superintendent