Dear RSU57 Community, 

The Maine DOE and CDC have offered revised guidance for K-12 schools regarding masking in schools. In keeping with this guidance, as of March 9th, masking will shift to optional for staff and students in all RSU57 buildings. That is, as of March 9th, any staff or students will have the option of masking as a personal choice. We will be providing more specific details to specific conditions regarding the transportation, isolation, and quarantine guidelines as they evolve.

The following procedures will remain in place to ensure the health of our school communities:

  • Continued masking will be optional
  • Our Pooled Testing and Binax Testing programs will continue
  • We will continue to monitor the following: Pooled testing results, positivity rates, community transmission rates, rates of absenteeism, as well as state and national notifications

Thank you for your sustained support of our efforts to keep our community safe in response to the COVID-19 pandemic over the last two years.