Dear Dr. Lewis S. Libby School Families,
I wanted to reach out with a few details regarding the remainder of our 2019-2020 school year.
May 22nd and 25th there will be no academics.
There will be no new academic material for students after Friday, May 29th, this will give students a week to complete any materials, activities, and assessments that they may need to submit to their teachers. Our last official calendar day of the 2019-2020 school year for students will be Friday, June 5th, 2020. During the week of June 1st through June 5th teachers will work with students and families focusing on the continued social/emotional support and connection with our students. They will be wrapping up our year with activities that can bring a sense of closure as well as suggesting summer learning opportunities.
We will begin the collection of school issued computers the week of June 8-12th. More information will follow about drop-off times and locations. Teachers will coordinate times with your student for pick up of personal items during the week of June 8-12th. Students will have until Friday June 5th, 2020 to hand in their final work. Students who have been in good academic standing, based on their work from the entire school year, will be promoted to the next grade. Unless otherwise communicated, there will be no student retentions based on the COVID-19 closure.
As we continue to look toward the end of our school year, report cards will acknowledge the consistent effort and collective evidence during our time of remote learning. Grading will be done in a different way than you may be used to. Students will be assessed based on meeting expectations, but not in a number/letter grade.Teachers will be presenting this information to you with their end of year report cards. Honor roll awards will be changed from our traditional requirements of two out of three trimesters on the honor roll to one out of two trimesters on the honor roll. There will be no trimester 3 honor roll. End of year awards will be sent electronically or in the mail.
We expect that students will need support in many ways upon their return to school and are planning to work closely with them during their time of transition. Students will be able to have closure with this year’s teacher once school resumes. Further transition information will be made available in the future. We look forward to our continued work together to best meet our students needs.
The Dr. Lewis S. Libby School wants every student to have needed resources to promote overall health and wellbeing. The following resources are available and may be helpful to your student/family.
- School Counselor and Resource Center– Angela McDunnah 207-200-5912, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Food Service Coordinator– Donna Conary 827-2252 ext.103, Dconary@milfordsd.org
The following resources are available to you and your students above and beyond our school resources:
- Non-emergency Situations
○ The school counselor is available during the regular school day via email and call/text at 207-200-5912 if you have a question or concern.
- Emergency Mental Health Situations
○ If your student is having a problem or you/they are concerned about somebody else, call the crisis hotline. This will connect you to your closest crisis center: 1-888-568-1112
○ National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255) 1-888-568-1112 (Voice/TTY)
○ Child Abuse 1-800-452-1999 (Voice) 1-800-963-9490 (TTY) The State of Maine’s child abuse hotline is staffed 24 hours a day
○ Domestic Violence 1-866-834-HELP (4357) This number gives you information on domestic
violence, crisis counseling, and emotional support.
○ 211 Available 24 hours a day/7 days a week to provide information and connect you or someone you know to local programs and services that can help.
○ Crossroads Ministries Food Pantry – Food Pantry Contact information: 2 Wood Street, Old Town, ME 04468 (207) 817-6025
We will be sharing, in the coming weeks, information regarding any summer programming that is possible based on state and national regulations and on recommendations from the Center for Disease Control. We also will be sharing information on our plans to celebrate our fantastic Class of 2020!
The day will come when our students are able to return to a regular school schedule in our buildings. In the meantime, we remain committed to the support of our school families.
Patricia L. Clark