South Portland Colleges: Information and Notes
The first week of November was not quiet, inside and outside our borders. I continue to be proud of the efforts and care that everyone puts in to keep the South Portland School train moving forward as we sail on uncharted waters.
Although it was difficult to be outside and around the district these days, Tuesday, November 3, I had the opportunity to go to all our elementary schools to deliver special COVID-19 books to all students. We also had literature in French and Spanish. The books were the work of a health office in the city of South Portland and we are grateful for the 1,400 kinds of books they have provided to our students.
Written by Clovis Lemba, as well as by artwork by our Luis Ventura, Counselor After and After Care at Dora L. Small Elementary School, this book promotes the critical health messages we have been giving our students throughout the year: Wash your hands, watch your distance and wear a veil over your face.
As the book states, “If we all follow this advice and be responsible in our actions, we can protect ourselves and our community.” or “If we continue to do these things and realize what we are doing, we can keep ourselves and our team together.”
As we head into the summer of the year, this is what I am asking all of us to do.
See three W’s.
Learn more about the latest health advice. If you have been ordered to be isolated by medical professionals following the CDC guidelines, for the benefit of all of us, please excuse us. Everyone has a responsibility to do something that can reduce the risk for all of us.
If you have any questions or concerns, talk to the nurse at your school or your adult. We all need each other in this work.
Great Maine law on travel
On November 3, Governor Janet Mills announced a change in travel plans. The governor announced that, as of November 4, 2020, Connecticut, New York and New Jersey would no longer be governments. As a reminder, anyone traveling to Maine must be isolated for 14 days or Maine allows adults with COVID-19 antigen or molecular deficiency (PCR, NAAT, or isothermal) no later than 72 hours before arriving in Maine to leave isolation for 14 days upon arrival in Maine.
If you are receiving friends or relatives from outside the government (excluding New Hampshire, Vermont and Massachusetts) on vacation, it is your responsibility to do so. If you are traveling, it is your responsibility to follow this policy under the auspices of the ambassador.
Be careful and be well.
Ken Kunin oversees schools in South Portland. They can reach [email protected]
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