RSU 24 extends Thanksgiving break

SULLIVAN — Citing the community’s “exhaustion” from dealing with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Regional School Unit 24 (RSU 24) Superintendent Michael Eastman announced in a Nov. 12 letter that the district’s calendar will be altered so that all schools will be closed the full week of Thanksgiving.

“Students are feeling the weight of the uncertainty that exists day-to-day with the pandemic. Parents are working hard and are often exasperated with the changes made by the school on very short notice. Our staff, who have worked hard throughout these last two months have had to endure continuous demands and changes that have come about as the result of COVID,” Eastman wrote. “The stress endured by each, and every stakeholder has taken a toll on our entire community. With that concern in mind, I believe it is necessary to take measures to support our students, our parents and our staff.”

Schools will reopen Nov. 29.

“In the spirit of the holiday, please know that I am thankful for the hard work, the patience and the understanding that has been required of families, students and staff during the pandemic,” Eastman said.

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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