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)
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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."
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
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
Another parent video from Dr. Kahn! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1I5Exg58-U
Another support video from Dr. Kahn. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=JQmpyoNHEF8&feature=emb_logo
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!
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
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. :)
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.
Brewer Schools are closed today, February 7, 2020 due to slippery conditions and predictions of additional ice. Be safe, everyone.
All after school activities for Brewer School Department are cancelled. Be safe!
All after school activities are canceled today, January 16. Be safe today, everyone.
Brewer Schools will close today, January 16, 2020 due to inclement weather. Our central office will be open.