Foxcroft Academy Letter, March 15, 2020

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Foxcroft Academy Letter, March 15, 2020

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Letter informing parents and guardians about the closure of Foxcroft Academy due to COVID-19 from March 16, 2020 to March 30, 2020, pending guidance from the Centers from Disease Control and the Department of Education.

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2020-03-15

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Creator retains copyright. Item may be used for noncommercial purposes under the terms of a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License.

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Dear Parent/Guardian,

I am writing to inform you that Foxcroft Academy in conjunction with RSU 68 will be closed starting on Monday, March 16, 2020, and will reopen on March 30, 2020, pending guidance from the CDC and the DOE. A great deal of scrutiny went into this decision, but in light of the new information concerning the importance of “social distancing,” it was decided that Foxcroft Academy should close.

We realize that this is a difficult time for families and students and Foxcroft Academy is dedicated to help and support in any way that we can. Communication is essential and we ask that you direct the students to check their student emails for information that will come from their teachers. Also, we will set up a Covid19 web page on our website, www.foxcroftacademy.org , so that you can better track correspondence that will periodically come from the Academy.

Information is rapidly changing and here are some major informational points that you need to know: 
  • In conjunction with RSU 68 and Rowells transportation service, any family that wants to participate in the lunch program needs to email the Director of Food Services, Rhonda Tyler at rhonda.tyler@foxcroftacademy.org . Lunches will be delivered starting on Wednesday to “drop off” points in each community and the locations will be announced at a later date.
  • If your student needs material, such as an iPad, book, etc. they can come to the gym lobby to get the material between 8am until 3pm, Monday through Wednesday. If this is not possible, please contact the school and arrangements will be made to have the items delivered in some manner.
  • Once again, please have students monitor their student emails for guidance from their teachers.
  • If you are in need of the Internet, please contact the Director of Technology, Robert Brown at robert.brown@foxcroftacademy.org and we will try to assist as the State of Maine has announced a program that will provide free wifi in your home.
It is important that we all have patience and flexibility as we are in unfamiliar times. Foxcroft Academy is prepared to “walk our talk” and role model how to apply a growth mindset that we often implore our students to do. This means that we will learn a great deal through this experience, and through this knowledge, our focus is supporting the students and their families.

Sincerely,

Arnold Shorey, Head of School
Foxcroft Academy

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Shorey, Arnold, “Foxcroft Academy Letter, March 15, 2020,” Heart of Maine Community Stories, accessed May 10, 2021, https://heartofmaine.omeka.net/items/show/62.

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