Emergency Updates

11:00 am

The Flu/COVID Vaccination clinic at Harriet Beecher Stowe School on 10/28/23 has been postponed.  It will now be on 11/4/23 9 am - 1 pm.  All appointments scheduled for 10/28/23 will be honored on 11/4/23.

6:00 pm

Dear Staff, Parents, and Students:

Once again, our nation and now our beloved State of Maine are mourning after another senseless and tragic mass shooting.  Never, never, in my lifetime did I believe this could ever happen in Maine, yet here we are.

My thoughts go out to the individuals who've lost their lives, the victims still in critical care, their families, first responders, and everyone affected by this atrocious act of violence.  Many in Brunswick are personally affected by this tragedy and are mourning the loss of friends and family. My thoughts go out to them, and I also recognize that many of our staff members are residents of the Lewiston and Lisbon areas.

My highest priority was and remains our Brunswick students' and staff's safety and security. 

Today, I met several times with members of our District Crisis Response Team. I have also communicated numerous times with Brunswick Chief of Police Stewart and area school superintendents.  

Due to the devastating impact this event has had on our staff, students, and families, as well as our community's safety, I decided to close school for students and all staff again on Friday, October 27. 

On Monday, October 30, the Brunswick School Department will have a two (2) hour delay of school.  

This additional time will allow our staff to carefully prepare for conversations with our students and how we can best support them during this difficult time. 

Just to remind you, there are resources for families located here.  I hope they are helpful to you.  

Thank you in advance for working with us to support our students and staff during this horrible tragedy.

Superintendent Potenziano


Dear Brunswick Community:

The Brunswick schools are closely monitoring the tragic and mass shootings that occurred in Lewiston on 10/25/23.  Our hearts are with the victims and family members of this senseless violence.

The safety of our students and staff is our greatest priority.  School officials are in continuous contact with the Brunswick Police Department, area school districts, and other stakeholders to determine how this event and the ongoing search for the perpetrator will affect our students, our staff, and our schools and how we can best support them.

All Brunswick School Department schools and offices are closed today (10/26/23) and all scheduled events for today have been canceled.  No decisions have yet been made about tomorrow (10/27/23), weekend events, or beyond.  We will continue to monitor the situation and provide an update at 6:00 pm today or earlier if warranted.

Talking with children about violence is challenging.  Click here to view some resources to help.