CSD Update – May 28, 2020

The Calais School Department will continue preparing meals through the end of June.

Thank you to all of our Seniors and their parents who responded to our survey. At our recent School Board meeting on May, 27th, the board approved the following Graduation Ceremony. CHS will be holding one Graduation Ceremony on Aug. 2, 2020 at 1pm in accordance with social distancing guidelines. Pratt’s has graciously offered the use of their dealership lot to hold the ceremony, and we have accepted this offer. This outside ceremony will include all 2020 CHS graduates. Each graduate will receive two parking passes for the ceremony, which will allow 2 vehicles to enter. Additional information will be sent to Seniors and senior parents/guardians.

Based on the response of senior survey’s, seniors funds will be disturbed as follows.

  1. Payment for Class of 2020 caps, gowns, tassels and stoles
  2. $1000 set aside for a First Year Reunion
  3. Remaining funds will be divided among all graduating 2020 Seniors

Reminders:

High School course sign ups are available online at www.calaisschools.org. Mrs. Pike, our Guidance Counselor, has begun entering next year’s schedules, so please be sure to sign up before slots are full.

The last official day of school for the Calais School Department will be Friday, June 5th. If your student has any missing work, please get missing assignments submitted. Teachers are being flexible with due dates and would like to have the work submitted to ensure passing grades.

Because the on-site school year ended abruptly, we will be scheduling times when students will be able to come into the school and clean out their lockers through Friday, June 5th. Please be sure to return class books and any devices at that time. Due to the State social distancing guidelines these times must be scheduled. Please contact Karyn or Sandie in the CM/HS front office at 454-2591.

Stay safe,

Calais School Department Administration

CSD Update – May 21, 2020

The Calais School Department will continue preparing meals through the end of June. Deliveries and pick ups will remain the same as it is.

Note to Seniors and  parents/guardians – Unfortunately due to the CDC and State of Maine recommendations and guidelines for the COVID 19 pandemic, we are cancelling Class Trips and Prom.  For Seniors and Senior Parents/Guardians, we are seeking input from students and families for commencement exercises. Though these are uniques times with uniques guidelines, we are dedicated to honoring our graduating Seniors. Please complete the appropriate survey by Wednesday, May 27, 2020 so we can move forward making plans for Commencement.

Senior Only Survey link – https://forms.gle/xwGa1RLmz3m14RSw9

Senior Parent/Guardian Only survey link – https://forms.gle/C1NkZUpjuD55KZTN7

The Eighth Grade class trip is cancelled, as well.

Reminders:

The last official day of school for the Calais School Department will be Friday, June 5th. If your student has any missing work, please get that missing assignments submitted. Teachers are being flexible with due dates and would like to have the work submitted to ensure passing grades.

The Calais Middle/High School is working through the NEASC (New England Association of Schools and Colleges) accreditation process. We are requesting parents of middle and/or high school students complete the NEASC survey at  https://surveys.neasc.org/s3/NEASC-CPS-Family-Survey-2022?id=6 and students complete the student survey that will be provided through your English Google Classrooms.

Please be sure to watch our website and/or Calais School Department’s Facebook page from May 20 – 29, 2020. During that time we will be hosting a Virtual Honor Assembly for our top 7 ranking Seniors. Each day we will spotlight a different honor part with a video from a staff member that Senior chose to speak on their behalf. We began posting videos on May 20th with a video for our 7th honor part and finish with our Valedictorian’s video on May 29th.

Because the on-site school year ended abruptly, we will be scheduling times when students will be able to come into the school and clean out their lockers. This will begin on Tuesday, May 26th go through Friday, June 5th. Due to the State social distancing guidelines these times must be scheduled. Please contact Karyn or Sandie in the CM/HS front office at 454-2591.

Stay safe,

Calais School Department Administration

CSD Update – May 12, 2020

The Calais Middle/High School has started a banner campaign to honor our Senior students. These banners will be hung on the lamp posts in downtown Calais. Many Seniors have already submitted their photo to be used on their banner. If you have not already done so, please submit these photos as soon as possible as it will take some time to get them printed. You can submit the photo to Karyn Demmons at kdemmons@calaisschools.org or drop the photo off at CM/HS.

The Calais Middle/High School is working through the NEASC (New England Association of Schools and Colleges) accreditation process. We are requesting parents of middle and/or high school students complete the NEASC survey at  https://surveys.neasc.org/s3/NEASC-CPS-Family-Survey-2022?id=6 and students complete the student survey that will be provided through your English Google Classrooms.

Please be sure to watch our website and/or Calais School Department’s Facebook page from May 20 – 29, 2020. During that time we will be hosting a Virtual Honor Assembly for our top 7 ranking Seniors. Each day we will spotlight a different honor part with a video from a staff member that Senior chose to speak on their behalf. We will begin on May 20th  with a video for our 7th honor part and finish with our Valedictorian’s video on May 29th.

Because the on-site school year ended abruptly, we will be scheduling times when students will be able to come into the school and clean out their lockers. This will begin on Tuesday, May 26th go through Friday, June 5th from 9am to 1pm. These times must be scheduled due to the State’s social distancing guidelines. Please contact Karyn or Sandie in the CM/HS front office at 454-2591 to schedule a time.

Thanks to Tradewinds and their store manager, Mrs. McLellan, all senior students will be receiving a Hannaford gift card that can be used at any Hannaford store (it cannot be used at a Tradewinds convenience store). Those gift cards will be mailed directly to seniors in the coming days.

Stay safe,

CSD Administration