At the July 28th Ellsworth School Board Workshop, Dan Higgins the Ellsworth School Superintendent advised the school board that they will be presenting at the August School Committee Meeting a proposal to change the start of the School Year for students.

Students were originally scheduled to report on Tuesday, September 1st. The proposal that will be presented for a vote at the August Meeting will move the student start day to Tuesday, September 8th, the day after Labor Day.

This is consistent with the proposals and plans for all of Hancock County Schools as High School students from across the County attend Hancock County Technical Center.

The School Department will be presenting further plans on Monday, August 3rd, after the State of Maine classifies each County as Red, Yellow or Green on Friday July 31st. Counties designated Red would be restricted to remote learning. Yellow Counties would be hybrid - a combination of remote and in person and Green could be full in person learning PROVIDED that the schools can meet all safety protocols.

All students will be REQUIRED to wear masks or face shield if attending in-person schooling.

The Ellsworth School District will be reaching out to parents who have not answered the recent survey, and request that parents answer the phone.