Dear Families ~ as we continue to develop a plan for return to school, we will be sharing resources from different agencies that will inform best practices for a student to return to school. We hope that you find the information useful and that you are able to share pertinent and age appropriate information with your student(s) to prepare them for a safe and healthy transition if that is what is decided upon. This link provides videos showing how to effectively and safely practice hand washing: ttps://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/videos.html
Good Afternoon Wiscasset Families ~ The Maine Department of Education, on their website, has an abundance of information for families related to COVID-19, including: How to talk to your student about the pandemic, general tips for maintaining well-being and many grade level appropriate learning resources. Please take a moment to check out their site here: https://www.maine.gov/doe/continuityoflearning/parent The link is also on our website under the COVID-19 tab and under MENU>Resources for Families>Maine DOE
Superintendent Wood has posted a letter to families on the website regarding return to school. To see the letter, click on any of the COVID-19 links on the home page (at the top of the page or on the gallery page). Have a great weekend.
Good Afternoon Wiscasset School Department Staff ~ A list of professional development resources has been developed for you and posted on the website. To find this link go to MENU>Staff Links> Professional Development Resources for Back to School.
Applications for free and reduced lunch for the 20-21 school year are now available on the website. Go to MENU>Documents>Applications for Free/Reduced Lunch.
To see an overview of the 2020-2021 School Department Budget click on the tabs "Info for Families" , "School Committee", or "Superintendent's Page" - or you may access the link here: https://5il.co/i2u2
Good Afternoon Wiscasset Families ~ an email was just sent to you asking for your feedback regarding the return of school for the 2020-2021 school year. This information is so important to the planning process. If you would like to access the survey here, this is the link: https://forms.gle/pMXw6iFsqzb7Wq8Z8 Thank you for your continued participation in this process.
Check out diversity resources appropriate for WES students here: https://5il.co/he4k You will always be able to find them on the website: MENU>Info for Families>Resources for Families
The WMHS CRC/GSA has made a statement that they would like to share with the Wiscasset School community. It can be found here: https://5il.co/hb2s ~ it can also be found on the website here: MENU>WISCASSET MIDDLE HIGH SCHOOL>ACTIVITIES
Check out the COVID-19 button at the top of the website for updated resources for families - they are also included in the News section of the website.
If you would like to read the minutes of the Wiscasset School Committee meetings, they can all be found right here on the website - MENU >School Committee Info - Agendas for upcoming meetings will always be posted there as well.
WMHS Students and Parents - Please see the news section or WMHS section of the website for information on resolving incomplete grades due to COVID-19.
MAINE’S COMMUNITY COLLEGES OFFER FREE SUMMER COURSES FOR GRADUATES OF MAINE’S HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 2020 AUGUSTA, ME — The members of Maine’s high school Class of 2020 got an early graduation gift today – access to free summer courses at Maine’s community colleges. Maine students who graduate in 2019/2020 are invited to apply for the free online courses. A student taking two free college courses this summer at a Maine Community College can save between $2,000 and $7,000 in tuition at a four-year college or university. “The Class of 2020 has lost a lot this spring, from missing out on proms and traditional graduation ceremonies to a disruption of their college and work plans,” said David Daigler, president of the Maine Community College System, in announcing the MCCS Gift to the Class of 2020. “Summer jobs are likely to be in short supply which makes it hard to earn money to help with college expenses and gain valuable work experience. We hope this can save the Class of 2020 significant time and money in reaching their college and career goals. We can’t replace what they have lost, but we can offer to help them keep moving forward.” Students interested in getting a head start on their college career will be eligible to choose from online college-level classes in English, math, sciences, languages, psychology, history, digital photography, creative writing, and more. More information is available at https://www.mccs.me.edu/class-gift-2020/, where students can connect with a college navigator to explore course options and get help registering for classes. About 13,000 Maine students will graduate from high school this spring, and about 60 percent – or 8,000 students – are expected to enroll in college this fall. The MCCS Gift to the Class of 2020 is an invitation to all graduates to explore their interests and potential. Maine’s seven community colleges provide education and training to over 27,000 individuals each year and offer nearly 300 degree and certificate options in over 140 occupational fields. More than 75 percent of those offerings are the only ones of their kind in the state.
Midcoast Maine Community Action can help provided resources during this time. Please visit their website at https://midcoastmainecommunityaction.org/mmca-responds-to-covid-19/
Attention Wiscasset Families ~ If you are a family with a new PreKindergarten student or a new Kindergarten student, who has not attended PreK in Wiscasset, we need to hear from you to begin the planning process for the 2020-2021 school year. Please contact us at email@example.com or 207-882-4104 so that we may begin an enrollment count for the upcoming school year. If you know of a family who meets this criteria, please ask them to reach out to us as soon as possible. Thank you so much.
Please visit this link to find resources available in Lincoln County related to COVID-19: https://www.lincolncountymaine.me/covid-19
Check out the great video highlighting Wiscasset Middle High School in the news section or click on menu and choose Wiscasset Middle High School >Why WMHS? or watch the video here: https://5il.co/bjsp
Please remember to check the documents section of this website for important information. Click "menu" to see the documents option.