Walk-in COVID Vaccine Clinic this Saturday, June 19th from 9-11am at YMCA of Southern Maine in Biddeford. Open to anyone over the age of 12 years old. FREE!
The hot, humid air within our buildings continues to be stifling despite our attempts to cool them down by opening windows and utilizing fans. Therefore, we will dismiss early today (Tuesday, June 8th) for all grades and there will be no afternoon Pre-K. Elementary schools will dismiss at 11:00 am and the middle and high schools at 12:00 pm.
We are attempting to cool the schools this evening as some classrooms were approaching 90+ degrees this afternoon. We will have school in the morning; however, we will make the FINAL CALL BY 9 AM if we need to dismiss early due to the continued high temps expected tomorrow. Please send your child(ren) to school with extra water, sunscreen, and appropriately dressed. As always, parents have the final decision whether to keep their child(ren) at home.
Due to Biddeford School Budget Election on Tuesday, June 8th in BHS Tiger Gym, all COVID Vaccine SECOND DOSES will now occur on Wednesday, June 9th. An email with full details on time and location has been sent directly to parents who opted to have their child receive the first dose at the recent BHS clinic. If your child missed the original clinic, you may schedule an appointment or attend a walk-in at various other clinics in our area through MaineHealth Clinics, Northern Light Health Clinics, CVS, Walgreens, and other locations.
MaineHealth will provide COVID vaccine clinics for our students 16+ (and 12+ if approved) on May 18 & 19 from 10-6pm at BHS Tiger Gym. If you are interested in having your child vaccinated, please review and sign-up by May 14th according to this letter: https://bit.ly/3xYEEYZ
The Pfizer vaccine is currently approved for youth ages 16+ and could be approved for youth ages 12+ as soon as this Friday. PARENTS OF YOUTH AGES 12+, PLEASE COMPLETE THIS SURVEY ASAP: https://forms.gle/A2xMie6z1gn4aKwXA
We are loving our new app! Access sports scores, cafeteria menus, news updates, and even emergency notifications. Download the app on Android: https://bit.ly/3fu8z4q or iPhone: https://apple.co/2QFUBST.
Reminder: Monday and Tuesday are remote days for ALL students. PreK-4 return in-person on Wednesday; Grades 5-12 on Thursday. If you traveled outside New England and are unvaccinated, you must test prior to return. https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/mecdc/infectious-disease/epi/airborne/coronavirus/travel.shtml
SCHEDULE NOW! We are providing rapid testing to students and staff following school vacation BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. The drive-thru event will be held on remote days, April 26 and 27 (supply limited to 500). Please read the sign-up instructions carefully before signing up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D48ADA82AABF8C61-rapid
TONIGHT at 7:00 PM: Join us for a Community Conversation via Zoom around managing difficult behaviors. This will be an open forum in which caregivers have a safe space to discuss challenges they may be facing, learn about resources and strategies to eliminate any barriers and finish with a question/answer period. https://networkmaine.zoom.us/j/84255159122
Please take the time to read this week’s Superintendent Update which includes information on the eligibility for anyone age 16 and older to receive the COVID vaccine, updated guidance on close contacts within schools, our soon-to-be-released new mobile app, Fall return planning, remote days following vacation, rent relief and resources, and spectator guidelines for spring sports.
We are recruiting a Lead Custodian for the Middle School. https://www.applitrack.com/biddefordschools/OnlineApp/JobPostings/view.asp?&category=Support+Staff&category=Maintenance%2FCustodial
Food Distribution for Remote Week (January 4-8) will be between 10:30am-12pm at the Biddeford Middle School Bus Loop and via bus delivery (see Google Doc included for locations and approximate times). This is available to all youth, regardless of income, so please take advantage of this opportunity to have one less task in your busy schedule.