COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic for Kids & Teens
Quimby Middle School Gymnasium
263 Main Street, Bingham Maine
1st dose: Tuesday, November 30 4:00pm to 7:00pm
2nd dose: Tuesday, December 21 4:00pm to 7:00pm
The first hour will be reserved for children to receive the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine. The clinic is also open to community members wanting to receive their Moderna or J&J booster shot.
School Calendar Update
Dear Students, Staff, Parents, and Community Members
First, let me take a moment to thank all of you for assisting us during these difficult times. Our students continue to reap the benefits from your support that is allowing us to be in school for in person learning. The MSAD 13 School Board voted on Nov 9th to add 3 additional ½ day workshops, Dec 8, Feb 2, and Apr 6th. Students will be dismissed early on these days. This time will allow teachers to prepare lessons for their students.
Each day continues to be a struggle as we have no substitutes to provide coverage when our staff are ill or need to attend to family matters. Our staff has and continues to provide coverage for each other, giving up their preparation time, working in other departments, working additional hours, etc. This is why the board decided to add the three ½ day workshops. We recognize this can and does create a hardship for families but in order to keep school open 5 days per week our staff needs this additional preparation time. We thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
I also want to take this opportunity to remind everyone that masks are required on and in all school transportation vehicles. Please provide your child with a mask for the ride to and from school. By providing your child with a mask you are saving the district money.
School Lead Water Testing Results
Staff, Students, Parents, and Community Members
Beginning in October 2021 every school in Maine is required to test their drinking and cooking water for lead. The state of Maine pays for the testing. MSAD 13 collected their water samples on October 19, 2021 and received their results on Oct 22, 2021. Today, October 25, 2021 we are sharing those results with staff, students, parents, and community members.
The district collected the required 4 samples at Moscow Elementary School and 8 samples at Upper Kennebec Valley Jr/Sr High School. The samples tested are within the limits that do not require remediation. Please remember the samples are collected after the water has not been used for at least 12 hours. The testing results are posted on the district’s website https://www.sad13.org
If you have any questions please contact Sandra MacArthur at 672-5502 or Sandra.email@example.com
Pre-Screening Tool for School Attendance
Within the past 24 hours have you had a fever* or taken fever reducing medicine? YES = Do not come to School
Do you feel sick, had vomiting/diarrhea, fever*, sore throat, or felt unwell? YES = Do not come to School
Have you been told to stay home and isolate/quarantine due to COVID-19 exposure? YES = Do not come to School
Stay home with any YES response to the questions above.
Attend school when all answers are NO and your child is feeling well with no other symptoms of illness. Call or see your school nurse or other designated person at school if you have questions.
IF YOUR CHILD HAS ANY ILLNESS THEY SHOULD STAY AT HOME UNTIL NO FEVER FOR 24 HOURS WITHHOUT TAKING FEVER REDUCING MEDICATION AND SYMPTOMS ARE IMPROVING OR GONE.
*A fever is 100.4F/38C or greater.