Start of School Reminder

This is a reminder that Calais School Department Group I students first day  back to school will be Monday, September 14th and Group II students will start on Tuesday, September 15th. CM/HS students should be dropped off by 7:30am. Students are encouraged to bring closed water bottles to school as drinking fountains will not be used. We will have water available in the cafeteria as in previous years, and we will have water bottle filling stations in the coming weeks. On the first day of school students will receive packets including emergency contact, lunch forms/links, health center information, etc. that will need to be completed and returned to school.

Included as attachments you will find the the pre-screening tool and health protocols for attending school, being sent home sick from school, and the return to school after being sick. Please remember to call school if your child will be home sick.

A corrected middle and high school student daily schedule has been attached as well. Please note the only change was Lunch B and Lunch C switched groups. The high school lunches will take place back to back (at 10:35 and 11:15) with Lunch C being middle school (11:56am).

We look forward to seeing all of our students next week!

Freshmen Orientation

On Thursday, September 10, 2020 the annual Freshmen Orientation was held at Calais High School.  Students began the day with a virtual welcome address during which several staff members discussed their content area, advisory/coach capacity, as well as services offered at CHS.  After spending some time becoming familiar with their locker combinations, they then followed the daily schedule to familiarize themselves with their teachers as well as room locations.  At the end of the day they returned to their homerooms to reflect on the day.

Several Student Council as well as some NHS members volunteered to give up a day of summer vacation in order to assist in this process.  These student ambassadors gave tours, answered questions, aided in the opening of lockers, and presented info about the process connected to becoming a class officer or student council representative.
In appreciation of their efforts, Mrs. Spearin provided pizza for lunch.
Thank you to Elizabeth Trainor, Zac Wentworth, Nedra Bassett, Sophie McVicar, Hope McLaughlin, Alexis Donahue, Cassidy Carr, Josh Cline, Haley-Ann Way, Trinity Jones, and Hailey Calder who all exemplified BLUE DEVIL PRIDE!

Blue Devil Health Center

The Blue Devil Health Center will open for services on September 14. We will be offering medical, behavioral, and nursing services (medications, immunizations, etc.) as in the past. Parents are encouraged to book appointments in advance. In order to keep students and staff safe, we will be following the Maine CDC guidelines for health care offices. These practices include screening of all persons for flu or Covid-like symptoms prior to entry, limiting the number of patients who may be in the center at one time, proper use of face masks/coverings for all persons in the health center, and physical distancing whenever possible. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like further information or to make an appointment. 454-8262