Thank You and a Look Toward the Future
Dear Raider Parents,
As the 2020-21 school year comes to a close I want to take this opportunity to thank you for all
that you have done for your children during this challenging time. You have taken on roles that
you never dreamed of and you have partnered with our teachers to help ensure that your child
would be successful. It has taken determination, sacrifice and flexibility from everyone.
With increased vaccination rates, decreased positivity rates, relaxed CDC/MDOE guidelines and
smaller class sizes planned for WA, I am confident in looking forward to the start of a new and
normal school year in the fall and have all of our students back on campus for in person
instruction every day.
We know that our students need a warm, welcoming and affirming learning environment as they
return, so our Guidance Department and Teacher Leadership Team are developing programs to
support them through a daily extended advisor with an emphasis on supporting their
social/emotional health and strengthening their sense of community belonging.
As updated guidelines come out from the Maine CDC and the Maine Department of Education,
we will work to finalize the details of our Safe Return to School Plan, keeping the health and
safety of students and employees as a priority. We do not know if masking, daily health
screening, temperature checks, etc., will be required in Maine schools in the fall, but Maine’s
improving health metrics may allow greater flexibility.
In addition, we will assist families who want to continue with online learning to find options for
I hope you and your families have an amazing summer; you surely deserve it.
Head of School