Good evening. This message is to inform you that an individual associated with Willard School tested positive for COVID-19 this weekend. The individual was last in school on Thursday (April 8th). School representatives have notified all known school close contacts of the individuals. For more information visit: https://5il.co/rf80
about 6 hours ago, Matt Nelson
Good evening. This is an important message from the Sanford School Department. We have been notified that two individuals associated with Sanford High School have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Due to the circumstances, we have notified all close contacts via a voice message call. If you were a school close contact, you received a voice call and an email with CDC recommendations. I am sharing this information with all stakeholders out of an abundance of caution. For more information visit: https://5il.co/rev3 Enjoy the weekend!
2 days ago, Matt Nelson
Good evening. This message is to inform you that an individual associated with Willard School and a second individual associated with Margaret Chase Smith School tested positive for COVID-19 recently. The individual at Willard School was last in school on Friday (April 2nd) and the individual at MCS was last in school on Tuesday (April 6th). School representatives have notified all known school close contacts of the individuals. For more information visit: https://5il.co/rb6z
4 days ago, Matt Nelson
Good evening. Individuals associated with Sanford Middle School, Sanford High School and Sanford Regional Technical Center recently tested positive for COVID-19. The individuals have not been in school during this time so there is no contact tracing needed. For more information visit: https://5il.co/r9wt
5 days ago, Matt Nelson
Good evening. An individual associated with Sanford Middle School recently tested positive for COVID-19. The individual has not been in school during this time so there is no contact tracing needed. Have a great weekend and happy Easter.
9 days ago, Matt Nelson
Good evening. An individual associated with Sanford Middle School tested positive for COVID-19 recently. The individual was last is school on Tuesday (March 30th). School representatives have notified all known school close contacts of the individual. Please use this link to access a letter with more information: https://5il.co/r6a5
10 days ago, Matt Nelson
Good evening. 2 individuals associated with Sanford High School (SHS) tested positive for COVID-19 recently. One individual was last at SHS this past Tuesday (March 23rd). The second individual was last in school on Friday (March 26th). School representatives have notified all known school close contacts of the individuals. Use this link to access a letter with more information: https://5il.co/r10d
13 days ago, Matt Nelson
Today we investigated why polar bears are white. We learned that some animals camouflage because they might get eaten (prey) and others are camouflaged so they can hunt without being seen (predators). We had to find and make camouflaged moths. The kids had fun hiding and finding them. by Mrs. Deschambault
13 days ago, Chuck Potter
1st grade student's moth that demonstrates its ability to camouflage.
More moths that are camouflaged.
More moths that are camouflaged.
Good evening. Due to a water and sewer issue at Margaret Chase Smith School, there will be no school at MCS on Friday, March 26th. We apologize for the late notice and any inconvenience this may cause. I repeat, due to a water and sewer issue, school is cancelled at Margaret Chase Smith School on Friday, March 26th. All other schools in the district will be open as usual.
17 days ago, Steve Bussiere
Good afternoon. Two individuals associated with Willard School tested positive for COVID-19 recently. One individual was last at Willard School this past Tuesday (March 23rd). The second individual was last in school on Tuesday (March 16th). School representatives have notified all known school close contacts of the individuals. Please use this link to access the news item: https://www.sanford.org/article/427693
17 days ago, Steve Bussiere
Good afternoon. Two individuals associated with Sanford HS & Sanford Regional Technical Center recently tested positive for COVID-19. The SHS individual was last in school on March 16th requiring school contact tracing. No contact tracing necessary for SRTC individual. Also - the bus schedule for Tuesday, March 23rd will be the same schedule that was used today, March 22nd. For more information on the positive COVID-19 cases and specific bus schedule specifics, please use this link to access a news item: https://www.sanford.org/article/425277
20 days ago, Matt Nelson
Good afternoon. Due to recent positive COVID-19 cases at Ledgemere Transportation we are unable to provide bus transportation this Monday, March 22nd at Sanford High School and Sanford Middle School for students on busses 5, 9 and 12 only. We will continue to hold in- person learning at these schools so we ask that impacted families find alternate transportation if possible. Students who are unable to secure alternate transportation are expected to work remotely. Transportation will be provided for students in grades K-4 although there will be a one hour delay in morning pick up and afternoon drop off for students on Busses 5, 9 and 12. Please use this link to access a letter with more information: https://5il.co/qt4z
21 days ago, Matt Nelson
March 19, 2021 TRANSPORTATION UPDATE Thank you for your patience and flexibility as we worked through our transportation staffing challenges this week. We will continue to monitor the situation in hopes of returning to our normal bus schedule on Monday. In the event we are unable to return to our normal bus schedule, we will notify families on Sunday. Have a great weekend! Matt Nelson, Superintendent of Schools
23 days ago, Steve Bussiere
Good evening. Individual associated with Sanford Regional Technical Center (SRTC) and Margaret Chase Smith School (MCS) recently tested positive for COVID-19 but no school contact tracing is necessary. SRTC individual last in school on March 12th and MCS individual last in school on March 5th.
24 days ago, Matt Nelson
Good evening. This is Matt Nelson, Superintendent for the Sanford School Department calling to let you know that due to positive COVID-19 cases at Ledgemere Transportation, I regret to announce that we are unable to provide bus transportation for the remainder of this week (Thursday, March 18 and Friday, March 19, 2021) for students at Sanford High School and Sanford Middle School. We will continue to hold in-person learning at these schools so we ask that bus student families find alternate transportation if possible. All Sanford Middle School and Sanford High School students who are unable to secure alternate transportation are expected to work remotely following their normal remote learning schedule. I repeat this is for Sanford Middle School and Sanford High School bus transportation only. Transportation will be provided for students in grades K-4 although there will be a one hour delay in morning pick up and afternoon drop off for students on Busses 5, 7, 9, 12 and 27. I repeat - Transportation will be provided for students in grades K-4 although there will be a one hour delay in morning pick up and afternoon drop off for students on Busses 5, 7, 9, 12 and 27. This is an unfortunate setback and we ask for your flexibility and patience as we work through this issue. We will notify if additional information becomes available. Please contact your child’s school with questions and concerns.
25 days ago, Matt Nelson
Good evening. Due to positive COVID-19 cases at Ledgemere transportation we are unable to provide bus transportation at Sanford High School and Sanford Middle School for the remainder of the week (March 18 and 19). Transportation will still be provided for students in grades K-4 but there will be a 1 hour delay for 5 buses. Please use this link to access a letter with more specific information: https://5il.co/qq1a
25 days ago, Matt Nelson
Good evening. Two individuals associated with Sanford Middle School recently tested positive for COVID-19. One is full remote and the other was last in school on March 12th. No school contact tracing is necessary in either case. Please stay safe and continue to follow our health and safety protocols.
26 days ago, Matt Nelson
How can you combine St. Patrick's Day and math? Mrs. Sturtevant solved this by having her 1st graders learn about graphs. Her students learned to input data into a graph looking at the various ways Lucky Charm cereal can be categorized.
26 days ago, Chuck Potter
Mrs. Sturtevant's 1st graders graphing their Lucky Charms cereal.
Good evening. An individual from Sanford Middle School recently tested positive for COVID-19. All school close contacts have been notified and will need to quarantine. Please use this link to access a letter with more information: https://5il.co/qirh
about 1 month ago, Matt Nelson
As with everything this year staff, parent, and students have had to be very flexible. In the past a standard in 4th grade music was learning to read and play notes. Many of you remember the plastic recorders. With COVID-19 restrictions not wanting large volume of air being dispersed, our music teachers have become creative and flexible by teaching students how to meet these standards by learning to read and play notes on ukuleles.
about 1 month ago, Chuck Potter
Mrs. Morton's 4th grad students learning to play notes on a ukulele.
Ms. Hastings demonstrating whole, half and quarter notes on a ukulele.