Good evening. The Sanford School Department has been notified by the Maine CDC that Willard School qualifies again as outbreak status for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Outbreak status means there are three or more cases of COVID-19 within a 14-day period that have been epidemiologically linked. This has happened previously at Willard as well as other schools throughout the district. In speaking with the Maine CDC there is no evidence of school transmission. Schools are allowed to remain open during outbreak status. A few of our schools have remained in outbreak status throughout this school year based on the specific requirements for removing outbreak status. We are sharing this information with you out of an abundance of caution and full transparency. We appreciate everyone’s vigilance in keeping our community safe.
5 months ago, Matt Nelson
Good morning. This is an important message from the Sanford School Department. If your family is planning to travel over April Vacation please notify your child’s school nurse using this link https://bit.ly/32ba5AP. We appreciate your continued communication and support as we continue to work on keeping our students and staff healthy and safe. For more specific travel information and requirements, visit https://5il.co/rhy7
5 months ago, Matt Nelson
Good evening. Individuals associated with Sanford Middle School, and Sanford High School recently tested positive for COVID-19. The individuals have not been in school during this time so there is no contact tracing needed.
5 months ago, Steve Bussiere
Correction from earlier message - There were known school contacts with the individual associated with Sanford High School who tested positive for COVID-19 recently and was last in school on April 9th. School representatives have notified all known school close contacts of the individual. For more information visit: https://5il.co/rglc
5 months ago, Matt Nelson
Good evening. An individual associated with Sanford High School recently tested positive for COVID-19. The individual was last in school on April 9th but no contact tracing is necessary.
5 months ago, Matt Nelson
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
5 months 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!
5 months 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
6 months 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
6 months 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.
6 months 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
6 months 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
6 months 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
6 months 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.
6 months 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
6 months 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
6 months 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
6 months 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
6 months 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.
6 months 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.
6 months ago, Matt Nelson