Some County schools switch to remote learning

Several Aroostook County schools have switched to remote learning, while others continue to provide in-person instruction.
Published: Dec. 8, 2020 at 8:52 PM EST
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Several County schools have transitioned to the Red Model, switching to remote learning after people associated with the facilities tested positive for Covid.

School officials began transitioning classes to online late last week, when MSAD 1 in Presque Isle and MSAD 45 in Washburn announced they’d had individuals associated with their schools test positive. Presque Isle will be remote through December 15th, while Washburn will be through December 23rd. Since that time, at least five other systems have switched to the Red Model, citing similar reasons for doing so. The following schools will be remote: RSU 39 in Caribou through December 11th; Woodland Consolidated School through December 14th; and Van Buren District School through December 15th. MSAD 27 in Fort Kent will be remote through December 23rd, as will Limestone Community School.

Superintendent Ben Sirois says schools in the Madawaska school system and MSAD 33 will follow the yellow model, with instruction split between in-class and remote.

We reached out to other schools, with Easton, Southern Aroostook, Houlton, and Ashland reporting in-person instruction at their facilities.

For more information, contact your child’s school.

Both Katahdin schools in RSU 89 are also currently providing remote learning for their students.

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