Mountain View School pivots to online learning after COVID cases reported

SULLIVAN — Following two positive cases of COVID-19 at the Mountain View School, students will attend classes remotely through March 23, according to a letter released by Regional School Unit 24 (RSU 24) Superintendent Michael Eastman on March 15.

Students were dismissed from school early Monday. Eastman said 12 staff members and 44 students were in quarantine after being “directly impacted by COVID-19.” He did not specify whether the two positive cases were staff or students. 

Those affected will quarantine through March 23, even if they receive a negative COVID test, the letter states. 

Eastman wrote that Friday, March 19, remains a planned staff-only professional day. He also clarified that students who participate in hybrid learning who would normally be learning from home on March 23 will return to in-person instruction on March 25.

These dates to return to in-person learning may change pending additional positive cases.

“Please know that the Mountain View School facility and all of our buses will be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized while the facility is closed, just like we have done daily this entire year,” Eastman said.

For questions, contact Mountain View Principal Fredy Lazo at [email protected] or Eastman at [email protected]  

Rebecca Alley

Rebecca Alley

Reporter at The Ellsworth American
Rebecca is the Schoodic-area reporter and covers the towns of Eastbrook, Franklin, Hancock, Lamoine, Sorrento, Sullivan, Waltham, Winter Harbor and Trenton. She lives in Ellsworth with her husband and baby boy who was joyously welcomed in June 2020. Feel free to send tips and story ideas to [email protected]

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