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RSU 56 sports programs in ‘holding pattern’

RSU 56 sports programs in ‘holding pattern’ 2020-09-09Leave a comment

RSU 56 sports activities applications in ‘holding sample’

DIXFIELD — Dirigo Excessive College Athletic Director Jess McGreevy advised Regional College Unit 56 administrators Tuesday that she’s ready for data to be taught if and when there shall be fall sports activities.

“Proper now, we nonetheless are on sort of a holding sample, we’re ready,” McGreevy stated.

The Maine Principals Affiliation initially stated fall sports activities might start Aug. 17, however then pushed the date to Sept. 8 and “now it bought pushed again once more to Sept. 14,” she stated.

The MPA is engaged on tips that fulfill the Maine Division of Well being and Human Providers’ group sports activities tips, McGreevy stated. “I believe it does look very doubtless that we’ll be capable of supply some sports activities this fall however I believe it can additionally look totally different; like I believe we’ll need to restrict our crowd sizes, it seems to be like,” she stated.

The board of administrators additionally heard from Director of Know-how Brian Keene, who stated he and different Know-how Division workers distributed 1 / 4 to a 3rd of their pc units Tuesday to distant learners “and a few of our center college youngsters got here and bought theirs at this time.”

Keene stated he hoped the prekindergarten units shall be obtained earlier than they begin college Monday.

The district has employed Jared Hodgkins as an data know-how specialist to work on the Center College for a yr to assist help on-line digital studying.

Every of the three colleges, Dirigo Elementary in Peru and Dirigo center and excessive in Dixfield, may have know-how specialists on web site, Superintendent Pam Doyen stated. The positions are paid with authorities cash earmarked particularly for wants attributable to the pandemic.

Doyen gave the board a breakdown on the odds of scholars attending courses in particular person and on-line.

In keeping with a survey of households, about 66% of Dirigo Excessive College college students selected in-school courses and 19% selected on-line. Seven are going to a personal college or and on-line academy, Doyen stated.

Responses from mother and father of T.W. Kelley Dirigo Center College college students confirmed 58% selected in-person studying and 26% selected digital. At Dirigo Elementary College, 54% opted for in-school studying and about 27% digital.

Kindergarten via grades six and grade 9 started courses Tuesday; grades seven, eight and 10 via 12 started Wednesday. Prekindergarten college students will begin college Monday.

The district consists of Canton, Carthage, Dixfield and Peru.

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