Reminder: Next Thursday (January 28th for group A) and Friday (January 29th for group B) are both Early Release Days . This includes PK and also remote learners. Dismissal will follow the normal routine, but the time is adjusted for 3 hours earlier.
This Thursday and Friday, BCS is having a Spirit Day! This time, it is Color Day. Students are encouraged to dress as much as they can in a single color. So, in order to be in the spirit of the day, students in a classroom don't have to dress all in the same color. Instead, they get to use what they have to try to deck themselves out in a single color, so each classroom will be like a field of wildflowers, with all of the different colors represented.
Welcome back! This is just a reminder that this Wednesday will be cohort B attending school. Here is a link to the district calendar: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1018631/updated_11.23.2020.pdf
Reminder: Monday (December 21st for group A) and Tuesday (December 22nd for group B) are both Early Release Days . This includes PK and also remote learners. Dismissal will follow the normal routine, but is adjusted for 3 hours earlier. We wish everyone a wonderful December break!
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
Just a reminder that Wednesdays are no longer flex/home learning days. Starting this week, groups will take turns coming to school in person on Wednesdays. (December 2nd will be group A, and December 9th group B, and so on.)
Picture retake/make up day is coming! Retakes for group A are on December 3rd, and group B on December 4th. Remote students please call the office to make an appointment!
Spirit days coming up this week: Thursday 11-5 (group A) and Friday 11-6 (group B). It's crazy hair day!!! Brought to you by the BCS Student Council.
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
Congratulations to our Bikes for Books 2020 (Virtual Edition) Winners: Grade 3-4 Max Coffin Spencer McIntosh Oliver Morris Ender Clark Charles Johnson Camden Bryant Caleigh Simpson Alexis Markie Rosalyn Seamans Cara Brown Mazie Verge Brooke Tower Grades 5-8 Lly Marchese Isabelle Seamans Breanne White Caydence Moran Darcy Tardiff Kendellyn Asay Jacob West Brigham Zaehringer Rajdeep Nayak Dominic Tower Matthew Goodwin Preston McLean Thanks to Scott Walton, and the Ralph Pollard Lodge, and their sponsors, for helping us to give away 24 bikes!
Another parent video from Dr. Kahn! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1I5Exg58-U
Today is national thank a nurse day! We really appreciate our awesome BCS team of Ms. Warmuth and Ms. Riddle!
Today is National School Lunch Hero Day! A huge thank you goes out to our food services director and staff for all that they do to support our school!
If you haven't yet done so, take a moment to check out the videos, read alouds and other activities provided by our awesome Related Arts Teachers! These can be found in the Home Learning Resources on our website: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ijins7BJhwuAZpk_83LAd8DnnOqlJuFI
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!
Today- April 13, at 1:20 EDT, NASA Astronauts and Maine natives, Christopher Cassidy and Jessica Meir will be on an earth-to-space call. It will air live on NASA television and the agency’s website, https://www.nasa.gov/nasalive
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