June 6, 2021
Good evening. Tomorrow’s weather predictions could see temperatures rising to well over 90 degrees Fahrenheit. As many of you know, our buildings are older and they have no central air conditioning. Those with multiple stories are at further risk of high temperatures in classrooms – the higher the building, the hotter the rooms. Additionally, because of COVID-19 restrictions, we are not able to run fans and masks need to be worn. In order to make the day more palatable, multiple mask breaks each hour will be built into the day, physical activity will be minimized, and all will be encouraged to drink lots of water. If possible, please send children to school with water bottles, multiple masks that are made of cotton and are light colored, and cool clothing (that will follow the dress code). If the day proves untenable and rooms are just too hot, I will consider a half day or a remote learning day on Tuesday if hot weather conditions persist.
We have six school days left and are so close to the finish. I am so proud of our students, staff, and community for the hard work they have done to keep all safe. We are one of the few schools that offered five day in person learning for the entire year. Although no one could have predicted the unusual year we have experienced, I want to thank so many of you for stepping up to put our students first. We truly are Bangor strong!
Kathy Harris-Smedberg, Ph.D.