4.3.2024 Dear Brewer School Department Families & Staff, Due to the impending storm and the likelihood of dangerous road conditions due both to the predictions of wet, heavy snow and downed trees and other hazards, we are canceling school for tomorrow, Thursday, April 4, 2024. All after school activities are also canceled for the afternoon and evening of April 4th. Please be safe if you have to be out during the storm. Sincerely, Gregg Palmer (he/him/his)
23 days ago, Gregg Palmer, Superintendent
The Brewer School Department is changing from a 2-hour delay to a school cancellation today, March 21, 2024, due to worsening storm conditions. Stay safe if you have to be out on the roadways. Best, Gregg Palmer
about 1 month ago, Gregg Palmer, Superintendent
The Brewer School Department will have a 2-hour delay this morning, March 21, 2024, due to low visibility during the early darkness with some blowing snow. The delay means bus runs and school openings will occur 2-hours later than a normal day. Our end of day schedule will remain the same as any other day. Be safe, Gregg Palmer, Superintendent
about 1 month ago, Gregg Palmer, Superintendent
The US CDC issued a press release on March 1st, 2024 which updates the isolation guidelines for COVID-19. The update highlights that when people get sick with a respiratory virus they should stay home and away from others. For people with COVID-19 and influenza, treatment is available and can lessen symptoms and lower the risk of severe illness. The recommendations suggest returning to normal activities when, for at least 24 hours, symptoms are improving overall, and if a fever is present, it has been gone without the use of a fever-reducing medication before returning to school. This means that there is no longer a mandated 5-days of isolation or 10-days of masking. However, the CDC does continue to encourage masking for 5-days upon return to normal activities. As part of the guidance, CDC provides active recommendations on core prevention steps and strategies: *Staying up to date with vaccination to protect people against serious illness, hospitalization, and death. This includes flu, COVID-19, and RSV (if eligible). *Practicing good hygiene by covering coughs and sneezes, washing or sanitizing hands often, and cleaning frequently touched surfaces. *Taking steps for cleaner air, such as bringing in more fresh outside air, purifying indoor air, or gathering outdoors. Please let us know if you're in need of a home test in order to identify what kind of illness you are experiencing.
about 2 months ago, Gregg Palmer, Superintendent
4.27.2023 Dear Brewer School Department Families, Brewer High School (BHS) is closed tomorrow, Friday, April 28, 2023 due to a plumbing issue that has affected most of the building. For safety purposes we need to have that addressed before reopening the building. After school activities will be happening, but nothing will be scheduled inside the building until further notice. Brewer Community School (BCS) will be in regular session. It is not affected. BHS students should check their school email and Google Classroom accounts tomorrow no later than 7:50 a.m. for any instructions from your teachers regarding school work and classes. Sincerely, Gregg Palmer, Superintendent (he/him/his)
12 months ago, Gregg Palmer, Superintendent
IPM Required Notification April 24, 2023 __________________________________________ When necessary, the Brewer School Department applies specific herbicides and pesticides for both weed and insect control. Weather permitting, Green Thumb Lawn Service will be performing the weed and insect control application to the BCS and BHS athletic fields on Sunday, April 30, 2023 with a rain date of Sunday, May 7, 2023. Please observe all postings, and keep off all treated areas during the application and until dry. The weed control being applied is Chaser (EPA Registration No. 34704-928). The fertilizer & grub management being applied is 22-0-5 (EPA Registration No. 100-1492-82757). The insecticide being applied is Bisect L (EPA Registration No. 34704-955). If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Gretchen Gardner, Brewer School Department’s Director of Business & Finance, at 207-989-3160.
about 1 year ago, Gregg Palmer, Superintendent
3.15.2023 The Brewer School Department will have a 2-hour delay Wednesday morning in order for roads and parking lots to be made safe for travel.
about 1 year ago, Gregg Palmer, Superintendent
Brewer School Department and AOS#47 hosted a session with Maine Learning Technology Initiative (MLTI) called "Left to Their Own Devices." It has a lot of important information about keeping our youth safe in the digital world while also helping them to learn how to be positive role models and leaders there as well. Here is the link to the recorded session. https://youtu.be/MoX-riUxQ-0
about 1 year ago, BSD
Brewer School Department partners with PREP and SPRUCE to offer FREE virtual informational sessions for parents. Topics include: Age Appropriate Media Use and Screen Time, Managing Stress and Enhancing Self-Care, Eating Disorders in Young and Young Adults, Suicide and Suicide Prevention, Caring for LGBQT Students and Families. Click on the following document to learn more about these free sessions! https://5il.co/rugd
about 3 years ago, BSD
Parent Info
2/2/2021 Brewer Schools will be canceled Tuesday, February 2nd due to the approaching winter storm. In Brewer this means there will be no academic program, no remote learning. It is a traditional snow day. Our food services program will also be closed to protect the safety of those staff. This does not affect co and extra curricular activities the evening of Wednesday, February 1st since the storm will not hit until closer to midnight. It is atypical to cancel the evening before a storm, but the certainty of the forecast, and what will be dangerous conditions makes me want to send the message in support of keeping our students (and families) off the roads in the morning if at all possible. Brewer Central Office will also be closed for our staff's safety. Sincerely, Gregg Palmer, Superintendent of Schools he/him/his
about 3 years ago, Gregg Palmer, Superintendent
12.1.2020 Dear Brewer Schools' Families, Brewer Community School (BCS) has power, heat, and internet and the city's roads are clear so BCS will have school today. Brewer High School (BHS) had a remote learning day for cohort B planned for today with at-school learning previously cancelled due to the recent cases of COVID-19. Due to power outages in RSU 63 and Orrington and Dedham that remote day for cohort B will likely be postponed to Wednesday, December 2. This means that cohort A would not have a remote learning day on Wednesday. Principal Slowikowski will follow up with BHS families to confirm this schedule and these changes. Brewer High School will return to its regular remote schedule including in-person instructional day for cohort A on Thursday, December 2; and for cohort B on Friday, December 3. Sincerely, Gregg Palmer, Superintendent
over 3 years ago, Gregg Palmer, Superintendent
Storm Update
Spectrum Is Offering Free Internet Again! "To help ease the strain for families and teachers who still lack broadband, we will again offer free internet service for 60 days beginning September 21, 2020. The offer includes free access to Spectrum Internet at speeds up to 200 Mbps in most markets, in-home Wi-Fi, and a self-installation kit for households with K-12 and/or college students or educators who do not already have a Spectrum Internet subscription for 60 days. Those interested in enrolling should call (844) 310-1198."
over 3 years ago, BSD
Brewer School Department's administrative team has been working on videos to help inform parents, students, and staff of the new protocols we have in place for reopening of our schools. Here is the first video! Be looking for more to come! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArF2pka6BwY&feature=youtu.be
over 3 years ago, BSD
Attention Parents! The Maine Department of Education wants your feedback on the start up of schools this fall. Please follow the link provided and connect to the parent survey on the page. https://www.maine.gov/doe/fall2020survey
almost 4 years ago, BSD
Another parent video from Dr. Kahn! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1I5Exg58-U
almost 4 years ago, BSD
about 4 years ago, BSD
If you signed up to receive a ham donated by our local IGA, they are ready for pick up today (4/16) and tomorrow (4/17) at the normal lunch stations!
about 4 years ago, BSD
ham photo
14th day of kids being home and a month to go! Here is video to help if you are already feeling the stress. Surviving Distance Learning by Dr. Andy Kahn, Eastern Maine Eastern Maine Counseling https://youtu.be/TRiDyxm45oc
about 4 years ago, BSD
Brewer Schools have kicked off home learning this week! Please checkout our website as we have added a new tab that allows parents and students to access information. If you have any questions, we ask that you please contact the schools directly. :)
about 4 years ago, BSD
Home Learning Resources
Due to the National Weather Service forecast predicting hazardous weather conditions of snow, sleet, and mixed precipitation throughout the day, there will be No School today, Thursday February 27th, Brewer School Department. No school today.
about 4 years ago, Gregg Palmer, Superintendent