Please click the link below to find the recording of the District Planning Committee meeting from April 8, 2021: https://cetv.capeelizabeth.org/CablecastPublicSite/show/598?channel=1
Join us for the District Planning Committee Meeting April 8, 2021. Click on the link below to review the Agenda: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1199167/District_Planning_Committee_Agenda_April_8__2021.pdf
Please follow the link below to review the minutes from the District Planning Committee Meeting from March 30, 2021. The minutes include a link to the video recording: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1193414/DPC_Meeting_Minutes_March_30__2021.pdf
Please take a moment to read Superintendent Wolfrom's latest Budget Update: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1181453/Budget_update_five.pdf
Tonight's School Board Workshop (Meeting ID: 840 6954 0603) can be joined by clicking the link below: https://www.google.com/url?q=https://capeelizabethschools-org.zoom.us/j/84069540603&sa=D&source=calendar&ust=1616970201232000&usg=AOvVaw3rnzSsZDWPeYXbjeek0Wb4
Please take a moment to read the following release from the Maine DOE: https://mailchi.mp/maine/media-release-maine-doe-celebrates-april-as-the-month-of-the-military-child-1322864?e=529b28fd2e
Please take a moment to read over the newly updated COVID FAQs: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1174660/COVID_FAQs.docx__6_.pdf
Click below to view articles and news shared by committee members during the process of the District Planning. The link in the Gallery, "Coronavirus & School Reopening Information" also leads you to various avenues of information, including an article in USA Today. https://www.cape.k12.me.us/o/cesd/browse/199134
To find the Video & Minutes from the District Planning Committee meeting from March 16, 2021, click on the "Coronavirus & School Reopening Information" link above in the Gallery. For a quick link to the minutes click below: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1172381/DPC_Meeting_March_16__2021.pdf
Join CEMS Mindfulness Director, Erica Marcus, and CEMS Tech Integrator, Jonathan Werner, tomorrow eve 3/17 at 6:30 PM for Mindfully Connected: What Happens If…: Developing Family Strategies Before Problems Arise. Register @ https://bit.ly/3oSz8lK Students are welcome & encouraged
Please take a moment to read the letter from Superintendent Wolfrom regarding the District Planning Committee and the upcoming schedule of meetings. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1169319/District_Planning_Committee_March_15__2021.pdf
Read the latest update on travel guidelines from the office of the Governor: https://www.maine.gov/covid19/moving-maine-forward
Please click the address below to review the Budget Update from Superintendent Wolfrom. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1153999/FY22_Budget_Update_Four.pdf
Maine DOE announces a new program for Maine Teens. Click the link below to see! https://mailchi.mp/maine/media-release-maine-doe-celebrates-april-as-the-month-of-the-military-child-1322752?e=529b28fd2e
Please take a moment to read the updates to the COVID FAQs: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1148263/COVID_FAQs.docx__2_.pdf
Please click on the link below to read the latest update on vaccinations: https://mailchi.mp/maine/cu5lemq6y0-1322724?e=30078ce095
Please click the link below to read Superintendent Wolfrom's update on the ongoing Budget Process. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1138700/Budget_Update__3.pdf
Click the link below to read FAQs regarding the district's ongoing responses to COVID-19. The live link is on the district's website in the Gallery. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1131766/COVID_FAQs.docx.pdf
Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with our new Superintendent Search section on the website. https://capeelizabethme.sites.thrillshare.com/page/cape-elizabeth-superintendent-search
WCSH 6 shares a video of one of our own: https://newscentermaine.com/embeds/video/97-f756d987-669e-4854-9791-7b1d1cbae34c/iframe?jwsource=cl
Please take a moment to read the letter below from our School Nurses regarding travel for Winter Break. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1118176/Travel_Guildelines_for_Winter_Break.pdf
CEMS is celebrating a Day of Welcome by joining civil rights teams from across Maine to promote the idea that our school communities are for everyone and that all the parts of your identity make our school community a better place. FMI: http://bit.ly/CEMSWelcome2021
Please take a moment to look over the Sara Alert system the state is using regarding Covid-19 symptom tracking. After clicking the link below, you'll need to scroll down on the MDOE page. https://mainedoenews.net/
On 1/27/21, CEMS will host the first of three conversations led by Mindfulness Director, Erica Marcus, and CEMS Tech Integrator, Jonathan R. Werner. They will provide a forum to share, discuss and learn about the impacts of tech on kids and families. FMI: https://bit.ly/3oSz8lK
7th graders performing Feudalism skits in Mrs. Briggs' History classes using props purchased with an MSPA grant. Since the Plague seems to be part of the reenactment currently, all props were sanitized after 1- touch use. @CapeMspa https://www.facebook.com/groups/175878782576476/
With the holiday approaching, please take a moment to review the travel guidelines set by the State of Maine: https://www.maine.gov/covid19/restartingmaine/keepmainehealthy Vermont and New Hampshire are still on the exempt list.
In an effort to have our schools open next week, we have developed a bus schedule that will hopefully only have to be implemented for the week of December 7-11, 2020. There will have to be double runs in order to provide students with transportation to and from school. The times listed will be arrival times at schools in the morning, and departure times from school in the afternoon. 2nd wave bus students should plan to be at their bus stops 15 minutes after their normal time. We are asking parents who can transport their own students to school next week, to do so in order to help out with this transportation challenge. Please check your email to view the schedule. Thank you.
Effective Thursday, December 3, all Cape Elizabeth Schools will transition to full remote learning. Please check your email for the letter from Superintendent Wolfrom regarding the positive case.
As we get ready for Thanksgiving Break, CEMS wanted to THANK the Cape Community for supporting both our remote and in-person learning. Have a fun, safe week and we'll see you soon! https://youtu.be/vupzOYWHNf0
UPDATE: Massachusetts has been removed from the travel exemption, people coming to ME from MA must either quarantine for 14 days or receive a negative COVID-19 test with a sample taken no longer than 72 hours from arrival in ME. This will go into effect on Monday 11/16/20.
The Mills Administration has released its Friday Health Advisory, and although Cumberland County remains in "green", they are closely monitoring our county. Please see the media release by clicking the link below. https://mailchi.mp/maine/media-release-maine-doe-celebrates-april-as-the-month-of-the-military-child-1322264?e=529b28fd2e
Click below to learn more about Cape's recent Professional Development exploring the interrelationship of trauma, racial identity, and COVID-19 and their impact on our students. https://bit.ly/3naFdIZ
Please click the link below to read the Executive Order from Gov. Mills regarding the new rules of face coverings. https://www.maine.gov/governor/mills/sites/maine.gov.governor.mills/files/inline-files/An%20Order%20to%20Revise%20Indoor%20Gathering%20Limits%2C%20Strengthen%20Face%20Covering%20Requirements%20and%20Delegate%20Certain%20Authority.pdf
Please click the link below to review the agenda and supporting documents for the upcoming School Board Meeting on November 10, 2020 at 6:30 pm via Zoom Webinar. You can click the link in the Events section to join the meeting. https://www.cape.k12.me.us/o/cesd/browse/175938
NEW INFORMATION REGARDING TRAVEL: The State is exempting residents from the following states from the testing and 14-day quarantine requirement for travel and lodging: Vermont, New Hampshire and and Massachusetts.* *Exemptions for CT, NY and NJ end Nov. 4, 2020**.
Please click on the link below to review the agenda for the Special School Board Workshop on November 3, 2020 at 6:30 pm via Zoom. Click the link in the Events section to join. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/990348/SB_Workshop_11.3.20.pdf
Please take a moment to click the link listed below to read the update from Superintendent Wolfrom regarding the positive Covid-19 case at CEHS. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/987031/Positive_covid_case_UPDATE__10.28.2020.pdf
Please use the link below to join the School Board Workshop in session at 6:30 pm tonight. Meeting ID 878 4910 0905 https://www.google.com/url?q=https://capeelizabethschools-org.zoom.us/j/87849100905&sa=D&source=calendar&ust=1604269799812000&usg=AOvVaw2-wSD97pKSejJIEqnX8H8p
Want to learn more about the CEMS Civil Rights Teams (CRT)? Please click below to read a brief introduction from Mrs. Royal and Mr. Werner, the CEMS CRT Advisors. http://bit.ly/CRTIntro2020
As the holidays approach, please keep checking the state's travel guidelines to stay up to date as you make your plans: https://www.maine.gov/covid19/restartingmaine/keepmainehealthy
The Building Committee Meeting will be via Zoom on October 20, 2020 at 6:30 pm, click on the Events section to join. The agenda and supporting documents can be viewed by clicking the link address below. https://www.cape.k12.me.us/o/cesd/browse/172460
The DOE made some changes to the screening tool. Below is the link. It has been updated in the Parent/Student Handbook and in the weekly reminder sent via PowerSchool! https://www.maine.gov/doe/sites/maine.gov.doe/files/inline-files/Pre-Screening%20Tool_11.pdf
Please take a moment to read the documents for Remote Instruction Guidelines. Staff: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/957639/Remote_Instruction_Guidelines_-_Staff__9_16_2020___1___1_.pdf Students: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/957646/Remote_Learning_rules_for_students___1_.pdf
October 13th at 6:30 pm is the Regular School Board Meeting. Below is the link to the page for the agenda and supporting documents. Please follow the link on the Events Section to join the meeting. https://www.cape.k12.me.us/o/cesd/browse/171494
Watch Karen Jenkins, CEHS Nurse provide pertinent information regarding COVID-19 and the many guidelines: https://youtu.be/jX91uctcs4k
Governor Mills released the Health Advisory for the week: https://mailchi.mp/maine/media-release-maine-doe-celebrates-april-as-the-month-of-the-military-child-1322004?e=529b28fd2e
Governor Mills released new advisories for counties: https://mailchi.mp/maine/media-release-maine-doe-celebrates-april-as-the-month-of-the-military-child-1321960?e=529b28fd2e
Congratulations Pond Cove Elementary School! A recipient of the National Blue Ribbon Schools award which affirms the hard work of educators, families, and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging and engaging content.
The restriction on Massachusetts has been lifted by Governor Mills. The exempt states for travel are now: MA, NY, NH, VT, NJ, CT. All other states will require a 14-day quarantine or a negative Covid test result.
Don't Forget - Gold Hybrid Picture Day Friday, September 25
Due to a recent federal waiver extension, ALL kids eat free lunch in our school system until December 31st!
Exempt states for travel are still New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, New York, & New Jersey. All other travel requires a 14-day quarantine or a negative Covid test. These requirements include if you must venture outside of Maine for a medical appointment.
School Nutrition Update: Good News! The U.S.D.A has extended their summer feeding waiver! What this means is all of our students regardless of eligibility will be able to access both breakfast and lunch at no cost to them.
Bus assignments are now live on the parent portal in PowerSchool!
Parents of students in the Hybrid Model, please remember to complete the Parent Contract in the PowerSchool portal prior to sending your student to school next week, and to complete the self assessment every school day before sending your student/s to school. If they answer “Yes” to any question, please keep them home. Bus assignments, for those who requested bussing, will soon be available on PowerSchool.
ME residents state visit exemptions are the same from last week. However, if they visit elsewhere: 14-day quarantine or a negative test are the requirement. Seasonal homeowners, workers traveling to Maine, and other visitors may also utilize a recent negative COVID-19 test as an alternative to the required 14-day quarantine in Maine effective immediately.
The Maine CDC Travel Guidelines state exemptions list: NH, VT, CT, NY, NJ. As of today, if you have traveled to these states, you DO NOT need a negative COVID test or 14-day quarantine. Any other travel outside of ME and these states will require one of the two.
Last night the School Board approved the Calendar change and the Hybrid Model for the reopening of school. You can view the video by clicking the CETV icon at the bottom of the website page.
Don't forget that you can watch the School Board Meeting via Facebook Live! Tonight starting at 6:30 pm.
Due to the anticipation of a high volume of participants for tonight’s School Board Meeting, in addition to being available via Zoom, we will be Live-streaming via our Facebook Page. See you tonight at 6:30 pm!
Don't forget to vote on July 14, 2020! The School Budget Referendum is on the ballot!
School Budget Referendum- please vote July 14, 2020 at the Cape Elizabeth High School!
In recognition of CPR/AED Awareness Week (6/1-7/20), CEMS created this video to celebrate the over 500 students now trained in Hands Only CPR and the use of AEDs. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQhTe60heu8&feature=youtu.be #CaPeRSAVESLIVES
Officer Estes of CEPD will be distributing the remaining Ruth's Reusable Resource Packets in the parking lot of the library on May 28th from 10 am to 11 am!
Read here about the new program authorized by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act: provides assistance to families of children eligible for free or reduced-price meals during the closure of schools. https://mailchi.mp/maine/cu5lemq6y0-1321372?e=fe90a325c3
A little background for those who would like to know more about the Greco Roman Project! https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1iRlt6MFASYAp9hf9FqJmat48tr46dlhjxXBVnc3K5vQ/edit#slide=id.p
Happy Teacher's Appreciation Week! Just a few words to describe our teachers! https://www.facebook.com/capeelizabethschools/photos/a.402911943195878/1653106231509770/?type=3&av=354934214660318&eav=AfbkAV9dIUGrFZqpCQAsheolWuHYlaHS1HiyRyPi6X4C_jKYTEgfJstfozB8PqMwLlQ&theater
Day 2 of Teacher's Appreciation Week: A Message from Governor Mills https://mainedoenews.net/category/news-views/press-releases/
Happy Teacher's Appreciation Week! https://www.facebook.com/capeelizabethschools/videos/2847985838634025/
6th grade math and science teachers got a CEEF grant to start raising brook trout in our classrooms this year. It was not the first year we hoped for but we release 174 brook trout into the Presumpscot River. https://youtu.be/J7eBk0MyQH0
CESD Tech Department has purchased 10 Hotspots for use for families without internet access during remote learning. If you are in need of these services, call your Principal, or put in a Tech Helpdesk ticket.
From the Technology Dept: TML boosts WIFI that faces the car park- should allow users, students or citizens, to park their cars either directly in front of the library, or anywhere along the front - or half of the parking spaces closer to the doors, and access the guest WiFi.
CEMS Students - Reminder that Trimester 3 starts on Monday, March 16th!
Ms. Payne's Language Arts Classes are currently reading nonfiction for book groups. Ask an 8th grader for a nonfiction suggestion.
Mary Poppins rehearsal has been cancelled for this afternoon, Tuesday, February 11th
Indoor Track will practice on Monday, Feb. 10th, Tuesday, Feb. 11th and Thursday, Feb. 13th. Practices start right after school and end at 4:00 for the late bus.
Due to the inclement weather and icy conditions, Cape Elizabeth Schools are closed today, Friday, Feb. 7. Town Hall is closed until 10 am. Please be safe if you have to drive anywhere today, and enjoy your weekend.
The first CEMS indoor track practice will be Monday February 10th after school.
There will be 7th/8th grade dance Friday, January 31st! The theme is Hawaiian. The cost is $5 or you can donate a new or gently used hat or gloves. Student Council will donate the items to Preble St. in Portland.
Power Hour for Tuesday morning, January 21st has been cancelled.
Due to the snow day, the CEMS Spelling Bee has been rescheduled to Friday, January 17th at 3 p.m. in the LLC.
Due to the amount of anticipated snow, Cape Elizabeth Schools will be closed today, Thursday, Jan. 16. Stay safe and warm!
The 2020 CEMS Variety Show is today! There are two shows at 2:45 and 7PM and this year the show is free! We can't wait to perform for all of you. See you at the show!
The CEMS Spelling Bee is this Thursday, January 16th at 3 pm in the CEMS Library!
CEMS Variety Show is Wednesday, January 15th! There will be 2 shows at 2:45 and 7:00 p.m. Hope to see you there!