COVID-19 Update March 29, 2021

March 29, 2021

 Dear Staff, Students, and Families,

 I am writing to inform you of a positive case of COVID-19 at Benton Elementary School and one case at Lawrence High School.  No other individuals at Benton are identified as close contacts. Eight students and three staff members at the high school are identified as close contacts.  However, Lawrence will remain open because the school has sufficient staff to operate. The Maine CDC and the MDOE were notified. At this time, there are no other cases to report.

We are notifying the community in an effort to keep those associated with Benton Elementary School and Lawrence High School informed, and to clarify the information we have at this time. We are experiencing more cases than have been recently reported. Please continue to monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19, call a health care provider if symptoms start, and stay home if you are sick. 

 Thank you for your cooperation and continued vigilance. 

 Stay safe and be well.

 Roberta Hersom

Superintendent of Schools