AOS 91 Superintendent Mike Zboray sent out the following email to the MDIRSS Community on Sunday morning, May 15th informing everyone about the need for continued masking in MDIRSS Schools May 16-20.

Here's the letter

"Dear MDIRSS Comunity

I would like to start by thanking our school community for how understanding and responsive staff, students, and families have been with the need to reintroduce masking as we manage this current surge of COVID-19. Though some parts of the state have seen their community rating change to yellow, a hopeful sign, Hancock continues to be red.

I ask for your continued cooperation as we continue to mask this coming week. I will send an update on May 20th. Keeping school open is paramount to support parents and students from having to be home missing work and vital end-of-the-year learning. Last week, the weather was a welcome factor as teachers PK-12 held classes outside. The coming week looks promising as an extra layer of mitigation to help interrupt any potential spread in school.

With the end of pool testing, schools will begin to hand out state-provided COVID test kits. Please look for a message from your school concerning distribution. Each child and staff member will receive 3 boxes with two tests each. You will also get a letter with information on how best to use the test and how to access free tests. The letter will also be linked on the MDIRSS website under the Recent News section. If you have any questions, do not hessite to contact your school's nurse.

Again, I am grateful for your understanding as we manage this surge and appreciate your continued support in maintaining in-person learning and the promise of end of year celebrations throughout our district. "

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