January 10, 2021
Dear Staff, Students, and Families,
I am writing to inform you of one positive case of COVID-19 at Benton Elementary School and one positive case at Lawrence High School that has resulted in thirty-six students and two staff members identified as close contacts at Benton Elementary, with no individuals impacted at Lawrence. School nurses were in contact with the Maine DOE, and I have notified the Maine CDC. School staff have notified those individuals involved, and environmental cleaning has been completed in the building. We are informing the school community for your awareness, and to clarify information we have at this time for those associated with Benton Elementary School.
We appreciate families and staff immediately informing the school when an individual receives notification of a positive result. Please continue to monitor for symptoms of COVID-19, call a health care provider if symptoms start, and stay home if you are sick. We will continue to update the community on the number of positive cases in our schools as these numbers may impact our ability to sufficiently staff the buildings and adequately supervise our students. Thank you for your vigilance in assisting the schools and your support of our students.
Stay safe and be well.
Superintendent of Schools