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Change to the 2020-2021 School Calendar

November 19, 2020

Dear Staff & Families,

At last night’s Board meeting, the RSU 5 Board of Directors voted to accept my recommendation to make a calendar change for this year to include two additional early release days. These additional early release days will be on Friday, December 11 and Friday, January 15. We want to give our families as much advance notice as possible so they can plan accordingly for their children.

This recommendation was based upon the response from a recent staff survey that was conducted by the Board. There were many survey responses from the teachers noting they need more preparation time as they plan for the different models such as in person learning versus remote. These two additional early release days will be for teachers to use as they deem most beneficial in planning quality instruction for students.

We recognize that the pandemic is difficult on everyone. We hope that this additional time will be helpful in lessening the load for teachers while not requiring too much of a sacrifice on the part of our families.

Link to the revised calendar https://www.rsu5.org/.../20-21%20calendarrevised11-18-20...

Sincerely,

Becky Foley

Superintendent RSU 5





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