Due to the high number of students having to quarantine, all Bangor schools will remain remote for Monday, Jan. 25.
The Bangor School Department also continues to experience bus driver shortages. In order to have students in school, we are exploring one possible solution. If a large core of parents/guardians are willing to transport their children to school Tuesday, January 26 through Friday, January 29, we believe we could provide busing to those truly in need of transportation. However, to make this work, we need to know how many children are able to have transportation provided by their parents/guardians and how many will need busing. Please fill out the survey found at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScAESFqrDu7LpoUIqoHIxkNuv2F18gXuPq91O4SSVTc9Qu2Fg/formResponse
or contact your child’s school by noon Friday, January 22 to help us plan. If we do not have enough parents/guardians able to provide transportation, we may need to have additional remote learning days. A notice will be sent out notifying you whether schools will schedule remote or in person learning January 26-29. Your help is greatly appreciated.
Just a reminder that Wednesday, January 27 is a half day. Bangor High School will be dismissed at 11:00 a.m. JFDS and WSCS will be dismissed at 11:30 a.m. All elementary schools will be dismissed at noon. There will be no PreK January 27.
Please know that we understand the inconvenience these changes in learning pathways are causing for families. Challenging times call for creative solutions. This is a big request, but we genuinely want our children in school. Thank you for your consideration and all you do to support our schools. We look forward to hearing from you. Thank you.
Kathy Harris-Smedberg, Ph.D.
Interim Superintendent of Bangor Schools