Good morning, Hermon.
-SCHOOL TODAY! A friendly reminder that today is a school day due to the Veteran's Day holiday on Wednesday.
- COVID CASE UTC. There has been a detected case of COVID-19 with a student (not Hermon) at United Technology Center, The student DOES NOT attend on the Hermon cohort day (different high schools attend on different days). You may hear that Bangor Schools is going remote this week as there are high numbers of students who will need to quarantine due to the situation.
We have been in contact with UTC, they are reseting the facility through deep cleaning and all programs will continue this week as scheduled. If there are any Hermon students who are in this specific program on the Hermon days families will be contacted with any additional information.
- Thank you for your continued support.
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Good morning! I want to reassure all of you that the Hermon Administrative Team will incorporate recommendations from the DOE, Governor, CDC, and the Penquis Regional Superintendents Association in the design and implementation of our plans for graduation, end of year, step up days, summer programs, and the beginning of the 2020-21 school year. Have a great day!
I don't know about you, but the past week flew by! Welcome back to our remote learning environment.
Hermon Schools will continue with business as usual with the hopes that Governor Mills will soon share with us her plans for reopening the state. As of right now, the last day of school will be Thursday, June 18th (Seniors last day would be Friday, June 12th) The ending date is 5 days later than the original schedule because of our snow days this year. We have no additional days to make up at this point.
The plan is to remain in the remote learning environment until the end of the year unless the CDC and state officials recommend otherwise. I know that many of us would love to see students physically back in school in June for closure. We can only hope!
Many of our families and staff are still without power and internet. Please do not worry about school work today. Some teachers may reach out to students if they are able to. Please continue to be flexible and patient. We are all doing the best we can in a very difficult situation. Keep calm and carry on!
Remote Learning Extension
The Commissioner of Education, in consultation with the Governor, has recommended that school districts begin planning for remote learning through the end of the school year. This follows the CDC guidelines for schools to close classroom-based instructions for 8 - 20 weeks to flatten the curve and to also keep people safe during the tail. I have conferred with Hermon Town Manager Howard Kroll, the Hermon Administrative Team, and regional superintendents about the recommendations. To do our part to keep people safe, the Hermon School Department must take the recommendations from CDC, the Commissioner, and the Governor seriously. Therefore, until further notice we will continue with remote learning. We hope there is a drastic change and we can be assured it is safe to bring everyone back. If that happens, I will notify everyone, but at this point, we need to plan for remote learning for the remainder of the school year.
The Commissioner of Education Pender Makin, with the support of Governor Mills, has recommended that superintendents across the state begin to plan to replace classroom/group instruction with remote learning/distance learning for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. I will be consulting with other regional superintendents, the Hermon Town Manager and School Committee, and others today and tomorrow to discuss her recommendation. More to come.
The March 31st Executive Order by Governor Mills requires schools to remain closed until at least May 1st. Therefore, we are changing the date for Hermon students to return to school to Monday, May 4th instead of April 27th.
The remote learning plan will now include the week of April 27th. The week of April 20th remains a school vacation week.
By working together, we will get through this challenge. Stay safe.
Good morning! We are staying with our plan of returning to school on April 27th for now. We will make adjustments later if recommended by the CDC or Governor. Have a great day!
Good morning! The DOE has received a waiver from the Federal Government to excuse all students from taking any mandated tests this spring including the MEA English and Math, MEA Science (all grades), and the SAT. Have a great day!
I will be calling everyone at 4 pm today to update you on tomorrow's schedule. The message is too long for a text message!
Good morning! I can clearly see a plan coming into place over the next 2-3 days! It will be a good one and will serve us well throughout the school closure. Have a great day!
Good evening! The teachers and staff in the HSD made tremendous strides today in their planning for continuation of learning opportunities for students. We appreciate their efforts!! Our schedule remains the same as teachers and staff will continue to plan on Wednesday. Thursday is the day students will be allowed back into the schools to pick up necessary items. I hope you all have a great evening!