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Lisbon School Department


Return to School (Update)

Dear Lisbon Families,

First and foremost, I want to thank you for your support in approving our budget for the 2020-2021 school year. These are unprecedented times and I can assure you that this funding will be critical as we continue to develop our instructional plans that meet Maine Department of Education (MDOE) guidelines.  With that being said, I wanted to take this opportunity to provide you with the most updated information related to the impact of COVID-19 on our ability to reopen schools in the fall. As I have shared throughout the prior budget meetings and hearings, I don’t think that any of us can predict what the impact of COVID-19 closure will have on our students and staff as we prepare to return. School as we know it may never return to the “old” normal that we may want or remember, but we are hard at work preparing for a return and want to assure each of you that the safety of our students and staff will continue to be our top priority.

The MDOE has scheduled two days of training next week that will help provide us with additional information related to their “Framework for Return to Classroom” guidelines which is available online at https://www.maine.gov/doe/covid-19/reintegrate. Although things can obviously change, we are currently waiting for the MDOE to provide us with our “Health Marker” determination which will identify our risk level (e.g., red, yellow and green) which will then correspond with the advisable models for instruction, (e.g., remote, hybrid and in-person). Based on the feedback that we received in our recent survey, we understand your concerns and will be sharing additional updates as soon as we are provided with the MDOE guidelines. We are anxious to return to in-person instruction and we feel confident that we will be able to make this happen in the fall. As we have learned throughout this entire crisis, no decision comes without risk or challenges. Therefore, one immediate change is the fact that many schools in our region are not planning on starting until Monday, August 31, 2020. This will provide additional days at the start of the year to train and prepare all staff and would allow us to schedule “Open Houses” for families to visit and learn about the changes in procedures as well. Although the change to our official start date will not be formally approved until early August, I wanted to notify all of our families now so that you can make plans for child care, etc. 

Like the virus, information related to our plans for returning to school continues to evolve and we are trying very hard not to overwhelm you with information that changes on a daily basis. As you may be aware, the MDOE has indicated that they will be making the final decision related to our return so please be aware that even the best plan could be changed at the very last minute. We understand your frustration and are hoping that the MDOE trainings that are scheduled for next week, and any other updates, will help us prepare and communicate the most accurate information in a timely manner.

As I have shared before, if you or your family is in need of any support, please do not hesitate to contact me directly at 353-6711 X1005. Please be safe and as always be assured that we care and are here for you. Thank you for your continued support of our students and our schools and always remember that “We are Lisbon”! 

Sincerely, 

Richard A. Green, Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools

Phone: 207-353-6711 X1005


"All Students Learn in Different Ways and in Different Timeframes"




June 11th - Update

Lisbon School Department


Maine Department of Education (Update)

Dear Lisbon Families,

In an effort to provide you with the most updated information related to the impact of COVID-19 on our schools, I am writing to inform you that later today the Maine Department of Education (MDOE) will be releasing the framework to assist in the planning of a return to in-person instruction in the fall. It is important to note that this framework will further develop and evolve as additional information and guidance is provided by the DOE. It is also important to know that exceptions to the framework will include any executive orders, state laws or local ordinances, which may be subject to change.

As you know, student and staff safety is our top priority and our district Safety Committee, which consists of school nurses, administrators, educators and representatives from transportation, food service and local emergency responders will also be collaborating with local and regional health experts per the framework outlined by the DOE. Our first meeting is being scheduled for next week and please be assured that we will be looking closely at the framework requirements and provide updates as they become available. 

As I have mentioned before, this notification is an effort to communicate this news to you as soon as possible as many of you have questions related to how things will look upon our return to in-person instruction and we felt that it was important to provide you with this assurance prior to having you see this information on social media and the news when it becomes available later today. 

Please feel free to contact me directly if you have any questions and thank you for your continued support of our students and our schools. “We are Lisbon”!

 

Richard A. Green, Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools

Phone: 207-353-6711 X1005


"All Students Learn in Different Ways and in Different Timeframes"




Lisbon School Department


School Closure Update (April 29, 2020)

Dear Lisbon Families,

In an effort to provide you with the most updated information related to the impact of COVID-19 on our schools, I am writing to inform you that as a result of the extended “Stay at Home” order, the Lisbon School Department will remain closed and continue to do remote learning until further notice. 

As you may already know, on Tuesday, April 28, 2020, Governor Mills extended the timeline for Maine schools to cease classroom-based instruction. As a result, we are in the process of transitioning into Phase II of our “Distance Learning Plan” which will now continue until our last student day, which is scheduled for Friday, June 5, 2020. Over the next few days, you will receive information outlining what Phase II learning will involve but as I have shared with you in prior communications, our “Distance Learning Plan” is a blended approach that will continue to emphasize and encourage student engagement, creativity and family involvement. Also, the status of extended school year services for identified students with IEPs remains unclear but will be communicated to you as soon as additional information becomes available.

Several traditional school related events have already been impacted or canceled as a result of COVID-19 and we are truly sorry and understand the negative impact that this is having on our students and families. The most significant event impacted is the Class of 2020 graduation ceremony. Please be assured that we are looking at all of our options and our intent is to celebrate the Class of 2020 in a safe and allowed manner. Currently the graduation ceremony is still scheduled on the original date, which is Sunday, May 31, 2020. Specific details related to this event will be shared with parents and members of the community over the next week. Other plans related to the celebrations and transitions involving our Grade 5 and Grade 8 students are also being discussed and again we will be providing updates as they become available. As a result of the extended closure, families are asked to contact the schools to make arrangements to pick-up any personal belongings that may have been left in your students lockers or classroom.   

Our ability to provide meals at each of our “Mobile Food Sites” during this closure has been well received and I want to commend and thank all of our staff who have made this possible. Please contact our office at 353-6711 X1014 if you have any questions.

As I have mentioned before, this notification is an effort to communicate this news to you as soon as possible so that you may continue planning for child care and other concerns that have occurred as a result of this extended closure. If you or your family is in need of any support, please do not hesitate to contact me directly. Please be safe and as always be assured that we care and are here for you. Thank you for your continued support of our students and our schools and always remember that “We are Lisbon”!

 

Richard A. Green, Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools

Phone: 207-353-6711 X1005


"All Students Learn in Different Ways and in Different Timeframes"






Lisbon School Committee Meeting - April 6th, 2020 - Video



School Closure (Clarification)

Dear Lisbon Families,

In an effort to provide you with the most updated information related to the impact of COVID-19 on our schools, I am writing this letter in an effort to clarify the intent of the DOE email from Commissioner Makin, which was sent out last evening. Earlier today I was involved in a webinar with Commissioner Makin and she informed us that her email was intended only as a “recommendation” for schools to be proactive and start to prepare remote/distance learning plans for the remainder of the year and that is shouldn’t be misinterpreted as a notice that she had made the final decision to close schools. Commissioner Makin assured us that she will be clarifying this fact in her news interviews throughout the day. She also informed us that we could return to classroom-based instruction, prior to our last day in June, if in fact it was determined to again be safe. Although I personally believe that it is unlikely that we will be allowed to return, I wanted to assure you that we will follow this recommendation and update, revise and prepare our “Distance Learning Plan” in an effort to provide supports for the social, emotional and academic needs of our students from now until our last day in June.  

As I have mentioned before, the Lisbon School Department will continue to provide meals at each of our “Mobile Food Sites”, throughout this closure, so please contact our office at 353-6711 X1014 if you have any questions. Also, if you or your family find yourself in need, please do not hesitate to contact me directly. Please be safe and as always be assured that we care and are here for you. Thank you for your continued support of our students and our schools and always remember that “We are Lisbon”!

 

Richard A. Green, Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools

Phone: 207-353-6711 X1005


"All Students Learn in Different Ways and in Different Timeframes"





    Lisbon School Dept. will remain closed through May 1st
    Please click here to view Superintendent Green's Letter 



LCS Reminder: With limited time in the Lisbon Community School office, we ask that you email any questions about New registrations, Pre K lottery, Kindergarten Screening, address or phone number changes to:
sdoughty@lisbonschoolsme.org


****June Update for Lisbon Meals****

The Lisbon Nutrition Department will be serving meals for pick up until Friday June 26th at the following locations
. Meals will be served form 11-12 at each location. Meals will be served out of a school bus. Please walk up to the bus and let them know how many students you are feeding. DO NOT GET ON THE BUS. Please wait outside for a staff member to serve you.
Please respect the anonymity of this process and only take meals for Students.
MTM Center- 18 School Street
Woodgate Apartments- 49 Wing Street 
St. Ann's Park & Ride- 1 Saint Ann Street
Gartley Street Parking Lot

Beginning on Monday June 29th Midcoast Hunger Prevention Program will offer meals. Please read this letter from the Nutrition Director for more information. 
 Summer Meals Update





Each bag will have one breakfast and one lunch inside.
Any questions, email aleavitt@lisbonschoolsme.org or call 353-3044.

School Closure Update

March 20, 2020

Dear Lisbon Families,

In an effort to provide you with the most updated information related to the impact of COVID-19 on our schools, I am writing to inform you thatthe Lisbon School Department will remain closed until, at least, Monday, April 27, 2020,with decisions on re-opening or potentially extending the closure being made at that time.

As you know, on Sunday, March 15, 2020, Governor Mills provided a recommendation that Maine schools cease classroom-based instruction for the duration of the State of Civil Emergency. The State of Civil Emergency is in effect for 30 days and may be reissued as many times as the situation warrants.

It is our goal to be a source of support during this stressful period. Beginning Monday, March 22, 2020, the Lisbon School Department will begin the implementation of our “Distance Learning Plan” in an effort to provide remote learning activities for students. Information related to our remote food program/schedule is also available.

As I have mentioned before, this notification is an effort to communicate this news to you as soon as possible so that you may continue planning for child care and other concerns that have occurred as a result of this extended closure.

If you or your family find yourself in need, please do not hesitate to contact me directly. Please be safe and as always be assured that we care and are here for you.Thank you for your continued support of our students and our schools and always remember that “We are Lisbon”!

 

Richard A. Green, Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools

Phone: 207-353-6711 X1005

 

"All Students Learn in Different Ways and in Different Timeframes"

 

 


Lisbon and Lisbon Falls, are nestled in the picturesque corridor along the Androscoggin River and are proud communities of a diversified population-base. The towns, settled in 1628, were second to Lewiston with manufacturing opportunities. Today, townspeople from all walks of life, pride themselves on their community and its students’ accomplishments. Lisbon public schools are located in the third largest community in Androscoggin County. The Lisbon School Department is comprised of Lisbon Community School, Philip W. Sugg Middle School and Lisbon High School. 

 


 

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