Staff and Students: As we return from Spring Break please follow the current mandates from Maine CDC: COVID-19: Travel Mandates for Those Entering Maine from Domestic Travel Quarantine It is mandated that all out-of-state travelers coming into Maine, as well as Maine residents returning to Maine, complete a 10-day quarantine upon arrival. Travelers should monitor for signs and symptoms for an additional 4 days. This means: You need to arrive with enough food for 10 days or arrange to have food delivered to you. You cannot go out to grocery stores. Stay at home. You cannot go out to public places. Avoid contact with others, especially those who are at high risk of severe COVID-19 illness. Negative Antigen or Molecular Test Result The State will allow adults who have a negative COVID-19 antigen or molecular (PCR, NAAT, or isothermal) test collected no more than 72 hours before arriving in Maine to forgo the 10-day quarantine upon arrival in Maine. An antibody test is not accepted to forgo quarantine for visitors and those returning to Maine. Maine is strongly urging visitors to “Know Before You Go,” meaning they should get tested and receive their test results in their home state before traveling to Maine, which will allow them to take appropriate action depending on the result. If you do not have the test result by the time you arrive, you must quarantine in your lodging until you receive the result. Individuals may be tested upon arrival in Maine as well, but they must quarantine while awaiting the results. Quarantine and Testing Exemptions Exempt states: Residents from the following states are exempt from the testing and 10-day quarantine requirement above because, when adjusted for population, the prevalence of active cases of COVID-19 in these states is similar to Maine. Maine residents can also travel to these states and return without testing or completing a 10-day quarantine. Exempt effective March 5, 2021: Connecticut Massachusetts New Hampshire Rhode Island Vermont Vaccination exemption: Individuals who have completed a COVID-19 vaccination series and are 14 days beyond the completion of the series are exempt from the testing and 10-day quarantine requirement above, regardless of their state of origin. Exemption for those who have had COVID-19: An individual who had a positive COVID-19 molecular or antigen test is exempt from the testing and 10-day quarantine requirement above for 90 days (3 months) after their first positive test, provided they remain asymptomatic. Certificate of Compliance: Travelers to Maine who are not residents of exempt states and are visiting Maine will be asked to sign a Certificate of Compliance indicating either that they have received a negative COVID-19 test result, that they have completed a COVID-19 vaccination series, that they will quarantine in Maine for 10 days, or that they have already completed their quarantine in Maine. This compliance form must be provided to check-in at all Maine lodging, campgrounds, seasonal rentals, overnight camps, and other commercial lodging, such as Airbnb. Visitors may be asked to furnish proof of the negative test result upon request. Regardless of exemptions, all visitors should continue to wear face coverings and practice physical distancing and hand hygiene to further reduce risk of COVID-19 spread. Find out how to interpret a COVID-19 test result for traveling to Maine (PDF). Visit the Keep Maine Healthy page for more information on traveling into Maine. Mandates for Those Entering Maine from International Travel Quarantine and Testing For people who are fully vaccinated (at least 14 days past their final COVID-19 dose) who arrive in Maine: Quarantine is not required unless you are experiencing symptoms. Testing is recommended 3-5 days after arrival in the US. If the COVID-19 test is positive, isolate. For all people who are not fully vaccinated and arrive in Maine within 7 days of entering the United States: Quarantine for 7 days from arrival in the US AND get a COVID-19 molecular or antigen test 3-5 days after arrival in the US. If the COVID-19 test is positive, isolate. Even if the COVID-19 test is negative, complete the 7-day quarantine after travel. If individuals arriving from international travel do not get a COVID-19 test after their arrival, they should quarantine for 10 days after their arrival in the US. Avoid being around anyone who is at increased risk of severe COVID-19 illness for 14 days following arrival in the US, regardless of COVID-19 test results. For anyone who arrives in Maine more than 7 days after arrival in the US, follow the domestic travel guidelines above. Find travel guidance for all passengers coming to the United States, including US citizens, from US CDC.
Tomorrow, Friday April 16th, will be a Remote Learning Day in all schools in RSU 10. This is due to the impending weather and the fact some schools have low In-Person staff numbers. Please plan accordingly and this day WILL NOT be made up in June. Please have a safe and fun vacation week. If traveling, check this out: https://5il.co/rlbg
Thank you Opportunities Enterprises for giving our staff Autism Awareness Ribbons!
Yesterday we sent out information about the upcoming events regarding our NEW school building project. Some are having issues with the link, please follow this link for more information: https://5il.co/r9ej
Please join us at these upcoming events to learn more about our new school building project in RSU10. https://5il.co/r9ej
Thank you to River Valley Healthy Communities, RSU#10 board member Abbey Rice, and community members Tim Gallant, Gary Dolloff and many other anonymous donors for coordinating a food drive for WFRP! Our shelves and freezers are full and we are ready to support our families.
Please read the following message regarding the increase of In-Person Learning and Community Forum on March 11th! https://5il.co/qgfr
Travel Guidelines as of 3/5/21. Individuals who have completed a COVID-19 vaccination series and are 14 days beyond the completion of the series are exempt from the testing and 10-day quarantine requirement for US travel only. International travel still falls under Federal CDC guidelines. New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut are now exempt from testing & quarantine.
RSU 10 is hosting a 2nd Community Forum to take questions & comments on Thursday, 3/11/21, from 6:00-7:30. Zoom Link -- https://networkmaine.zoom.us/j/86027820921 Google doc to submit questions prior to mtg https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ctif5E3OJQg6m-gB2lWlZII-FgmTMqCpjRmF_QJZnPM/edit?usp=sharing
We are hosting a virtual Community Forum on Tuesday, 3/9/21, at 5:30 p.m. to answer questions and take comments. You may submit questions to us prior to this session on this Google doc --https://docs.google.com/document/d/1tVirOYFvvV1mG0EgnidfakrMoRuz93D2SMHf60F_soc/edit?usp=sharing Zoom link https://networkmaine.zoom.us/j/86027820921
Farm to Families Food Distribution has been moved to Wednesday, February 17th at 9:30am. For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/rivervalleyrising
The latest in CDC Travel Guidance: https://5il.co/pjt5
Farm to Families Food Distribution on February 16th at 9:30am.
Please read the latest RSU 10 Covid update: https://5il.co/pehy
Thank you to all of our School Counselors!!
Happy Snow Day!! I wish I was this talented!! Have a GREAT "First" Snow Day, everyone!! https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-1xpSKpu7Gg&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR0ywPsJe3DwaXlKzBGt8ezdyUy 6kEdkl1cXJtenJPZilwb_f_qQcfGPSjA
Tuesday, February 2 is a Traditional No School Day in RSU 10 due to the snow storm. Get out and enjoy the snow! On Wednesday, February 3rd please remember it is a Remote Learning Day so make sure to check in for attendance and be ready to work! Thank you! Deb Alden
1-29-21 RSU 10 Covid Update at this link: https://5il.co/p46n
UPDATED COVID STUDENT HANDBOOK 1/22/21: https://5il.co/owg3
AUGUSTA-- Today Governor Janet Mills and her administration announced the launch of a new initiative to support the mental health and wellbeing of Maine youth. More information here: https://tinyurl.com/yyl8vfea