Dear Staff, Students, and Parents,
It’s another beautiful fall day in Maine, and winter is probably the last thing on your mind! However, I am writing to let you know that we will be returning to traditional snow days this school year. This decision has been made because students are in-person 100% of the time and not experiencing the inconsistencies in instruction that occurred last year. In addition, remote learning days may be considered if the district exceeds the five snow days built into the school calendar.
If inclement weather is forecasted, we will strive to decide and notify families the day before a cancellation. We will also notify families the morning of a cancellation via telephone, text message, and email (if you do not currently receive notifications, please get in touch with your student’s building secretary to update your contact preferences).
We will post notifications via radio (99.5 WCME) and television (WCSH 6, WMTW 8, and WGME 13) outlets.
Parents, Staff, and Students may also use the following social media sites for up to date information:
Other Closures and Cancellations
If concerns develop during the school day about the ability to travel safely in the afternoon or evening, after-school activities will be canceled. This will include clubs, performances, practices, competitions, and meetings.
If an emergency condition arises during the school day (such as no heat, water, or electricity in a building), there may be an early dismissal and closure.
Brunswick School Department will always do its best to make the right call. However, please know we understand that it is always the parent/guardian who makes the final decisions regarding the safety of their student(s). Therefore, if there is ever a circumstance where school has not been canceled or delayed, yet you feel it is best to keep your child home because of road conditions, we respect your decision to do so.
Wishing you a safe and enjoyable winter season.
Phillip J. Potenziano, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools