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Islesboro Central staff get shots; school to return to in-person learning April 26

Mar 26, 2021

Islesboro — Staff at Islesboro Central School have begun receiving their COVID-19 vaccinations and are preparing to expand the school week to five days for all K-12 students, according to an announcement from Charles Hamm, head of school.

Throughout the pandemic, ICS has remained COVID-free, Hamm said. "Now that the vaccine is being administered to educational personnel, we are readying ourselves to phase into a more traditional schedule," he said. "We will be able to do so while maintaining the 3-foot social distancing that continues to be advised by the CDC and DOE."

Hamm said the school administration will recommend a plan for the School Board's consideration April 6. The plan calls for remote learning and online attendance to be phased out as early as April 26, at the end of April break.

"It has long been observed that the uncertainties and challenges attributed to COVID have been detrimental to the mental health of students," Hamm said. "We feel it prudent and wise to return to as normal a schedule as possible."

 

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