November 11, 2020

Dear Parents, Guardians, Students and Staff, 

 It has come to our attention that a student at Lawrence Junior High School has tested positive for COVID-19. We contacted the Maine CDC this morning, and I received confirmation from the epidemiologist this afternoon that the individual has tested positive for COVID-19.  We are in the process of investigating and contact tracing to identify close contacts, and notify those individuals. Out of concern for the health and safety of all, and potential exposure, we are closing Lawrence Junior High School until more information can be obtained. —there will be no in-person learning until further notice. Once we are able to complete this process, I will update students, families and staff of when we are able to re-open.

 I understand that this is a challenging situation.  We ask for your patience as we want to ensure a thorough and complete process so that all contacts that occurred in the school are appropriately identified.

Thank you.

Stay safe and be well.

Roberta Hersom

Superintendent of Schools