With the closures of the AOS 91 schools for a minimum of 2 weeks effective Monday, March 16th, many parents are thinking about childcare, entertaining their children and more. Here are some things to know and some resources...

AOS 91 Administrators are working on a plan for remote-instruction so the days will count as learning-days. As more information becomes available we will share it.

Schools are working on continuing to feed those who were eligible for free and reduced meals. As more information becomes available we will share it.

There is a Facebook Group set up It Takes an Island, which is a public group to share resources. There is also a public Facebook Group MDI Helpers: Pandemic Mutual Aid

I found this Ideas for Quarantine_Social Distancing - A Giant List of things to do with your kids

This might not be right for all, but Gary Allen, the Director of Crow Athletics has offered to lead runs leaving at 3 p.m. from the Mount Desert Elementary School 5 days a week. Note - This is not affiliated with AOS 91

Travel and Leisure has a list of 12 Famous Museums from all over the world that are offering virtual tours.

UMaine Cooperative Extension has a free download Social Distancing: What is it? Why do it? And How to Make the Time at Home with Your Kids Fun!

For those who want to go to Church, without actually going to Church, AM 1370 WDEA broadcasts the services from the First Congregational Church in Ellsworth Sunday mornings at 10 am. This is also available online, on our free downloadable APP and on any Alexa device. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland has a list of Churches that are streaming Masses. Prayer is good, especially in times like this.

Open Table MDI is still offering their free meals. Meals are served every Tuesday from 4-7 p.m. at the Congregational Church in Bar Harbor, and in Northeast and Southwest Harbors on select dates

Remember there are lots and lots of college students home, much earlier than expected. If you are a business, now might be a time to get a jump start on hiring!

Acadia National Park is open! Get out and enjoy Maine's beauty!

Be flexible. Things are still in a state of flux and there will be probably be more disruptions, closures and changes

If you need help, let someone know. Now is the time for all of us to pull together.

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