THORNDIKE — The first day of school for all Regional School Unit 3 schools is Monday, Aug. 30.

In an Aug. 11 letter to district families, Superintendent Charles Brown said schools would continue to follow guidance from the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the Maine Department of Education and recommendations and mandates from Gov. Janet Mills’ office.

All students will return to in-person learning, attending school five days a week. Brown said remote learning will not be offered as an option, but extenuating circumstances should be brought up to the student’s school principal.

All staff, students and members of the public are required to wear a mask while indoors on RSU 3 property regardless of vaccination status. Social distancing and hygiene protocols will be  used as applicable and families will be required to adhere to health and safety expectations, including picking up an ill child within a time limit.

Brown asked families to limit pickup and drop-off locations to a single address, and said all people on RSU 3 transportation, including buses or vans, must wear a mask.

The district will continue to monitor the COVID situation within the community, county, state and nation. As conditions change, Brown said, plans may change. Any questions should be directed to the student’s school principal.

Schools in RSU 3 include Monroe Elementary (525-3504), Morse Memorial School in Brooks (722-3636), Mount View Elementary in Thorndike (568-7541), Mount View Middle and High School in Thorndike (568-3255), Troy Elementary (948-2280), and Walker Elementary in Liberty (589-4330).