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Closure Meal update - March 23, 2020

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Dike-Newell School Closure Information

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Letter to Staff and Parents, COVID19

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CHOICES Open House

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Jennifer McKay
Jennifer McKay
about 11 hours ago

From our nurse, Mrs. Dill... Taking care of our physical and mental health is more important than ever right now. I encourage you and your children to get outside and get your bodies moving! Lucky for us we live in an area that has lots of space for outdoor recreation. If you are looking for a little fresh air and movement head outside and take advantage of the nice weather ahead. The Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands has up to date info on how to stay healthy when enjoying local parks and trails. The website also lists State Parks that are currently closed to the public. https://www.maine.gov/dacf/parks/index.shtml Chewonki Foundation has at home learning resources which include activities to get everyone outside. Today they are doing a webcast with their draft horse and it looks like there will be an animal presentation casted each week. https://chewonki.org/at-home/ At this time KELT lands are still open to the public. Check out the hiking trails on their homepage. https://www.kennebecestuary.org/

Jennifer McKay
Jennifer McKay
2 days ago

Good Afternoon, This call is a reminder that our Chromebook/packet pickup day is tomorrow, Monday, March 30th. There will be two windows, the first from 7:30 to 9:00 in the morning and the second from 5:00-6:30 in the afternoon. In order to pick-up a Chromebook you must be pre registered. The pickups are planned in such a way that you will not need to get out of your car. As you drive through the bus loop at school, staff will identify you, and someone will run a bag out to you that contains the Chromebook and charger, and various documents. We will have a checklist to confirm that you've taken receipt of the devices, and away you go. If you are there to pick up paper packets, we will follow the same procedures. Please remember that your child should use his/her Chromebook in a public space in the home. Drinks and food should not be near the computer, and sticky or food coated fingers should be washed before using the computer. Also please recognize we know that many or most of you are not teachers, and we are not expecting you to be able to replicate school from home. These are resources to help, and the best you can do is the best you can do! We hope that having this device will help you and your child better navigate this new way of learning. Remember, we’re all new to this and no one is expecting perfection. We are all doing the best we can in a trying situation. Please stay well!

Jennifer McKay
Jennifer McKay
6 days ago

Update to our distance learning plan due to the extended closure - please read the letter at https://docs.google.com/document/d/11b-mUqJAf3rjUjAokNuGDNbeL7Qz9a4uRrGmbvxAiN8/edit?usp=sharing

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