As we get ready for Thanksgiving Break, CEMS wanted to THANK the Cape Community for supporting both our remote and in-person learning. Have a fun, safe week and we'll see you soon! https://youtu.be/vupzOYWHNf0
UPDATE: Massachusetts has been removed from the travel exemption, people coming to ME from MA must either quarantine for 14 days or receive a negative COVID-19 test with a sample taken no longer than 72 hours from arrival in ME. This will go into effect on Monday 11/16/20.
The Mills Administration has released its Friday Health Advisory, and although Cumberland County remains in "green", they are closely monitoring our county. Please see the media release by clicking the link below. https://mailchi.mp/maine/media-release-maine-doe-celebrates-april-as-the-month-of-the-military-child-1322264?e=529b28fd2e
Click below to learn more about Cape's recent Professional Development exploring the interrelationship of trauma, racial identity, and COVID-19 and their impact on our students. https://bit.ly/3naFdIZ
Please click the link below to read the Executive Order from Gov. Mills regarding the new rules of face coverings. https://www.maine.gov/governor/mills/sites/maine.gov.governor.mills/files/inline-files/An%20Order%20to%20Revise%20Indoor%20Gathering%20Limits%2C%20Strengthen%20Face%20Covering%20Requirements%20and%20Delegate%20Certain%20Authority.pdf
Please click the link below to review the agenda and supporting documents for the upcoming School Board Meeting on November 10, 2020 at 6:30 pm via Zoom Webinar. You can click the link in the Events section to join the meeting. https://www.cape.k12.me.us/o/cesd/browse/175938
NEW INFORMATION REGARDING TRAVEL: The State is exempting residents from the following states from the testing and 14-day quarantine requirement for travel and lodging: Vermont, New Hampshire and and Massachusetts.* *Exemptions for CT, NY and NJ end Nov. 4, 2020**.
Please click on the link below to review the agenda for the Special School Board Workshop on November 3, 2020 at 6:30 pm via Zoom. Click the link in the Events section to join. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/990348/SB_Workshop_11.3.20.pdf
Please take a moment to click the link listed below to read the update from Superintendent Wolfrom regarding the positive Covid-19 case at CEHS. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/987031/Positive_covid_case_UPDATE__10.28.2020.pdf
Please use the link below to join the School Board Workshop in session at 6:30 pm tonight. Meeting ID 878 4910 0905 https://www.google.com/url?q=https://capeelizabethschools-org.zoom.us/j/87849100905&sa=D&source=calendar&ust=1604269799812000&usg=AOvVaw2-wSD97pKSejJIEqnX8H8p
Please check out the link in the Events section to join the Policy Committee Meeting scheduled for October 27, 2020 at 3 pm via Zoom. you can click below to read through the agenda and supporting documents. https://www.cape.k12.me.us/o/cesd/browse/174324
As the holidays approach, please keep checking the state's travel guidelines to stay up to date as you make your plans: https://www.maine.gov/covid19/restartingmaine/keepmainehealthy
The Building Committee Meeting will be via Zoom on October 20, 2020 at 6:30 pm, click on the Events section to join. The agenda and supporting documents can be viewed by clicking the link address below. https://www.cape.k12.me.us/o/cesd/browse/172460
The DOE made some changes to the screening tool. Below is the link. It has been updated in the Parent/Student Handbook and in the weekly reminder sent via PowerSchool! https://www.maine.gov/doe/sites/maine.gov.doe/files/inline-files/Pre-Screening%20Tool_11.pdf
Please take a moment to read the documents for Remote Instruction Guidelines. Staff: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/957639/Remote_Instruction_Guidelines_-_Staff__9_16_2020___1___1_.pdf Students: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/957646/Remote_Learning_rules_for_students___1_.pdf
October 13th at 6:30 pm is the Regular School Board Meeting. Below is the link to the page for the agenda and supporting documents. Please follow the link on the Events Section to join the meeting. https://www.cape.k12.me.us/o/cesd/browse/171494
Watch Karen Jenkins, CEHS Nurse provide pertinent information regarding COVID-19 and the many guidelines: https://youtu.be/jX91uctcs4k
Spending the first half of the week w/4th grade students + @Flipgrid New to #PondCoveSchool students even used it in different states last year during remote learning #oneofthebestappsever
Governor Mills released the Health Advisory for the week: https://mailchi.mp/maine/media-release-maine-doe-celebrates-april-as-the-month-of-the-military-child-1322004?e=529b28fd2e
Governor Mills released new advisories for counties: https://mailchi.mp/maine/media-release-maine-doe-celebrates-april-as-the-month-of-the-military-child-1321960?e=529b28fd2e
Congratulations Pond Cove Elementary School! A recipient of the National Blue Ribbon Schools award which affirms the hard work of educators, families, and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging and engaging content.
The restriction on Massachusetts has been lifted by Governor Mills. The exempt states for travel are now: MA, NY, NH, VT, NJ, CT. All other states will require a 14-day quarantine or a negative Covid test result.
Due to a recent federal waiver extension, ALL kids eat free lunch in our school system until December 31st!
Exempt states for travel are still New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, New York, & New Jersey. All other travel requires a 14-day quarantine or a negative Covid test. These requirements include if you must venture outside of Maine for a medical appointment.
School Nutrition Update: Good News! The U.S.D.A has extended their summer feeding waiver! What this means is all of our students regardless of eligibility will be able to access both breakfast and lunch at no cost to them.
Bus assignments are now live on the parent portal in PowerSchool!
Parents of students in the Hybrid Model, please remember to complete the Parent Contract in the PowerSchool portal prior to sending your student to school next week, and to complete the self assessment every school day before sending your student/s to school. If they answer “Yes” to any question, please keep them home. Bus assignments, for those who requested bussing, will soon be available on PowerSchool.
ME residents state visit exemptions are the same from last week. However, if they visit elsewhere: 14-day quarantine or a negative test are the requirement. Seasonal homeowners, workers traveling to Maine, and other visitors may also utilize a recent negative COVID-19 test as an alternative to the required 14-day quarantine in Maine effective immediately.
The Maine CDC Travel Guidelines state exemptions list: NH, VT, CT, NY, NJ. As of today, if you have traveled to these states, you DO NOT need a negative COVID test or 14-day quarantine. Any other travel outside of ME and these states will require one of the two.
Last night the School Board approved the Calendar change and the Hybrid Model for the reopening of school. You can view the video by clicking the CETV icon at the bottom of the website page.
Don't forget that you can watch the School Board Meeting via Facebook Live! Tonight starting at 6:30 pm.
Due to the anticipation of a high volume of participants for tonight’s School Board Meeting, in addition to being available via Zoom, we will be Live-streaming via our Facebook Page. See you tonight at 6:30 pm!
Don't forget to vote on July 14, 2020! The School Budget Referendum is on the ballot!
School Budget Referendum- please vote July 14, 2020 at the Cape Elizabeth High School!
Congratulations to Mrs. Caitlin Ramsey for being selected as 2020 Maine Music Teacher of the Year! Every year Mrs. Ramsey spends countless hours working with close to 300 middle school band students and is a highly sought after clinician, adjudicator and conductor throughout New England! We are so proud to call her a Caper!
Officer Estes of CEPD will be distributing the remaining Ruth's Reusable Resource Packets in the parking lot of the library on May 28th from 10 am to 11 am!
Read here about the new program authorized by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act: provides assistance to families of children eligible for free or reduced-price meals during the closure of schools. https://mailchi.mp/maine/cu5lemq6y0-1321372?e=fe90a325c3
A little background for those who would like to know more about the Greco Roman Project! https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1iRlt6MFASYAp9hf9FqJmat48tr46dlhjxXBVnc3K5vQ/edit#slide=id.p
Happy Teacher's Appreciation Week! Just a few words to describe our teachers! https://www.facebook.com/capeelizabethschools/photos/a.402911943195878/1653106231509770/?type=3&av=354934214660318&eav=AfbkAV9dIUGrFZqpCQAsheolWuHYlaHS1HiyRyPi6X4C_jKYTEgfJstfozB8PqMwLlQ&theater
Day 2 of Teacher's Appreciation Week: A Message from Governor Mills https://mainedoenews.net/category/news-views/press-releases/
6th grade math and science teachers got a CEEF grant to start raising brook trout in our classrooms this year. It was not the first year we hoped for but we release 174 brook trout into the Presumpscot River https://youtu.be/J7eBk0MyQH0
Marco Hansel was recently awarded 3rd Place in the Bagaduce Music Young Composers Competition. This competition is aimed at students 18 and younger who submit original works to be evaluated by professional composers and musicians. This is a tremendous honor for Marco. Congrats!
CESD Tech Department has purchased 10 Hotspots for use for families without internet access during remote learning. If you are in need of these services, call your Principal, or put in a Tech Helpdesk ticket.
From the Technology Dept: TML boosts WIFI that faces the car park- should allow users, students or citizens, to park their cars either directly in front of the library, or anywhere along the front - or half of the parking spaces closer to the doors, and access the guest WiFi.
CEMS Students - Reminder that Trimester 3 starts on Monday, March 16th!
Visiting Author Chris Van Dusen is amazing! All Pond Cove student will meet him today.
Due to the inclement weather and icy conditions, Cape Elizabeth Schools are closed today, Friday, Feb. 7. Town Hall is closed until 10 am. Please be safe if you have to drive anywhere today, and enjoy your weekend.
So excited to share that author Chris Van Dusen is coming to Pond Cove on February 7th!
Due to the snow day, the CEMS Spelling Bee has been rescheduled to Friday, January 17th at 3 p.m. in the LLC.
Due to the amount of anticipated snow, Cape Elizabeth Schools will be closed today, Thursday, Jan. 16. Stay safe and warm!
The Spelling Bee is this Thursday, January 16th at 3 pm in the CEMS Library!
CEMS Variety Show is Wednesday, January 15th! There will be 2 shows at 2:45 and 7:00 p.m. Hope to see you there!
Remember that the eSports Club will be having a fund raiser at Elsemere BBQ at 448 Cottage Road in South Portland from 4-9pm tonight! Any eat in or dine out will help support the teams.
November 16, 2019, Cape Elizabeth hosts a VEX Robotics tournament at the Cape Elizabeth Middle School. It’s a great local opportunity to see Grade 7-12 VEX robots and teams from around Maine in action.
Please remember to vote on the Cape Elizabeth School Department Budget on Tuesday June 11, 2019. Voting will take place at the Cape Elizabeth High School. Polls open at 7 am and close at 8 pm.