Superintendent's Welcome!

August 19, 2021
 
Greetings from RSU #24,
 
I hope this email finds each of you enjoying all that summer brings.  It is hard to believe that the end of our summer vacation is in sight.  We will be welcoming students in grades kindergarten through ninth grade back to school on Tuesday, August 31st with the remaining high school students returning the next day, September 1st.  We are excited to get our students and staff back in the building!
 
The RSU Board of Directors approved our required return to school plan.  In short, the plan has it that masking in our schools is optional.  However, masking on our buses is required.  If the number of positive COVID cases in our community and/or school significantly increases, we will need to reconsider the masking requirement in our schools.  We will do our best to honor the recommended 3 foot distancing as recommended.  Our goal is to get all students back into our buildings as that is the best opportunity for each to be successful.  We will continue with our specific and intentional cleaning measures that were implemented at the onset of the virus.  If you have any specific questions regarding the reentry plan, please check the website (www.rsu24.org) for a link to the official plan.  A reminder that flexibility and understanding will be needed on the part of everyone as we navigate our way through uncharted waters.
 
The new Charles M. Sumner Learning Campus building project is moving along at a fast pace!  Please check out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PC31BEne9oQ for our live stream of the work site. If it is easier, you can find the link to the live stream on our website. It is exciting to see the progress of the building.  We are on pace to welcome students into the new building for the 2022-2023 school year.  This will be an exciting time for our students!
 
Please check your mailboxes for the Sumner Adult Education Fall Catalog.   There are a lot of great learning opportunities for the adults in our communities!
 
I appreciate the continued support of our schools.  If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch with me at meastman@rsu24.org.  I hope that you all continue to be safe and well.
 
 

Michael Eastman, Superintendent
Regional School Unit #24
2165 US Highway 1
Sullivan, Maine 04664