Important update from Ms. Gilley:

Dear School Community,    


Recent guidance from the DOE on mask/face coverings requires that a mask/face covering be worn during all conversations. The mask can only be off for scheduled mask breaks and for eating and drinking. This change means that when eating, the mask may be removed but if speaking during meal times it must be on. We understand this is new and we will all need to remind one another to put the mask on when engaging in conversation. This change is another layer of protection to help keep us all safe. This change pertains to all staff and students. 


This is the full updated guidance that we must adhere to.


Increase structure around mask breaks:  In addition to the time during which students may be eating or drinking with a minimum of 6’ physical distancing, school staff should offer only highly structured and well supervised mask breaks during the school day. Such mask breaks should be limited to 5 minutes each, up to a maximum of 15 minutes per day.Breaks should take place in a classroom cohort when possible.  

During mask breaks, individuals:

·         Must be stationary, ideally seated – or standing still if outdoors. Mask breaks should no longer take place during free-play/recess. 

·  Must be at least 6 feet from one another 

·  Should be facing the same direction 

·  Should not engage in conversation or other activity that could spread the virus

These expectations in regards to masks will be included in our district handbooks (employee and family).  


I am very proud of the way staff and students are doing what is safe and healthy for everyone. We CAN and WILL get through this.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.


Best regards,


Ms. Gilley

November 20, 2020

Weekly Notes

#10 from Ms. Gilley





I will combine next week’s notes and the following week in this document. There are only two days of school next week due to the Thanksgiving Holiday!

Just as a reminder- if you travel out of state to any state except NH or Vermont, you have to quarantine 3 days upon returning back to Maine, then test at day 3 and quarantine until results come back. There are now rapid testing sites located at the Portland Jetport and ten Walgreens locations across Maine with up to 65 locations opening by November 23rd.

We MUST have a physical copy of the negative test results before students (or staff) can return to the building. 


Picture retake day will be November 30th beginning at 7:30 in the mini auditorium. This will be for ALL cohorts.

Monday, November 23rd Cohort A

Tuesday, November 24th Cohort B




Monday, November 30th Cohort A


·         6:00 School Board meeting at MMTC (Link will be available on our district website)


Tuesday, December 1st Cohort B


Wednesday, December 2nd  Cohort A


Thursday, December 3rd Cohort B


Friday, December 4th Cohort A


·         Quarter 2 Progress report grades close

 Return to School Updates:

Please review the Acceptable Use Policy and the laptop rules and guidelines pertaining to online learning and computer use.

If you are you having difficulties connecting a device, 
using a site, seeing material, etc...
CLICK HERE  for Home Technology Support!

Online Resources
FREE Digital Books!


Box Tops- yes we collect them!  

If you have any from home, please bring these in to your child's homeroom teacher in a Ziploc bag. Funds help to purchase tissues , wet ones, etc. for classrooms!  


WJHS Food Pantry
 Click on the "Students and Families" tab in the top menu for details!



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