COVID-19 Update December 21

December 21, 2020

Dear Staff, Students, and Families,

I am writing to inform you of a positive case of COVID-19 involving a staff member at Benton Elementary School.  This case has been reported to the Maine DOE and the Maine CDC. While there are no students identified as close contacts, seven staff members have been notified of the need to quarantine. We are notifying our community for your awareness.

Schools will close for the holiday break on December 23 and reopen on January 4, 2021.  As we approach mid-school year, I thank you for your patience, understanding and dedication to the support of our students during this challenging time. I wish you a joyous and peaceful holiday. May this new year bring good health to all!

Stay safe and be well.

Roberta Hersom

Superintendent of Schools