Dear Parents, Staff and Community Members,
Milford School Department is extending our closure until April 17th. April vacation is scheduled from April 18th to the 26th. We will continue to monitor COVID-19 and if we are able, we will reopen school on April 27th. We continue to put the health and the safety of all first. Updates will be provided as new information becomes available. Please continue to check our website and facebook page.
April Vacation Guidelines
We will still observe the April break, which runs from April 20th until April 24th. Students and school staff will observe the April break, academics are not expected during this time and staff will not be available by email.
Meals are available for Milford Students through RSU#34 during school closure. Families may continue to stop by the Old Town High School cafeteria between 10:00 a.m. and Noon Monday- Friday. Meals are available to anyone up to the age of 18 and they should be present to receive the meals. Meals must be taken off site.
I have had some questions regarding schedule expectations for students. We need all students to engage with the packets and the packets will be collected at a later date for credit. If you have any questions about packet work, please reach out to the teacher via email. Teachers will be checking their email daily. There will be an update made on the next round of work at the beginning of next week. We fully realize that all households cannot follow the same schedule as many parents are continuing to work or care for others.
Maine State Law requires a minimum of a half-day to count for a school day. Therefore, during the closure a day would be a minimum of three hours. However, parents have flexibility and may choose how to best do this for your family. Some may choose 3 hours a day while others may choose longer hours on some days and less hours on others. Teachers are available by email from approximately 8-2:30 p.m.
Please remember that if a child becomes frustrated with an activity, move on to another activity until you have communication with the teacher. Reading, drawing, cooking, hiking, acting, singing, problem solving, puzzles, etc., all count as learning time!
BE SAFE…WE ARE THINKING OF YOU!!
Trish Clark, Superintendent
“In times of stress, the best thing we can do for each other is to listen with our ears and our hearts and to be assured that our questions are just as important as our answers.”