Congratulations to the five new Eagle Scouts from Cape Elizabeth Troop 30. From left to right, Danny Gray, Tommy Gray, Johnny Gray, Ethan Dorval and Nick Leschey. Check out the article in the current edition of the Cape Courier: https://secureservercdn.net/22.214.171.124/nma.8e7.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/June-2-2021-web.pdf?time=1623320989 Photo from Cape Courier
Wow! Two in one year! Maggie Cochran and now Anna Cornell! Go Capers! Read the press release below: http://cdn.gatorade.com/prd/poy/pdfs/2021/pressreleases/2021_SB_ACornell.pdf
Congratulations to the Cape Middle School Girls Softball team Class B Championship. https://www.pressherald.com/2021/06/16/softball-unbeaten-cape-elizabeth-rallies-past-fryeburg-for-class-b-south-title/
Voting Day is Tuesday June 8th! Check your email for directions! And please remember to vote!
Cape softball beats York 15-0 to cap off a perfect 16-0 season! https://www.pressherald.com/2021/06/02/softball-cape-elizabeth-finishes-perfect-regular-season-with-big-win/
In case you missed the Q & A Session regarding the Vaccine Clinic being held at CEHS and CEMS, you can view the recording of the video below: https://reflect-cetv.cablecast.tv/vod/641-School-Department-Q-A-on-COVID-vaccine-clinic-v1/vod.mp4
Governor Mills names all Maine Nurses "Nurse of the Year", and boy do ours deserve it! Click the link below to watch her video of thanks! And say "Thanks" to Erin Taylor of PCES, Jill Young of CEMS and Karen Jenkins of CEHS! https://mailchi.mp/maine/media-release-maine-doe-celebrates-april-as-the-month-of-the-military-child-1323208?e=529b28fd2e
A correction was made to the consent form, please read the email or click the link below and use the "Covid-19 Patient Vaccination Consent Form". https://www.cape.k12.me.us/o/cesd/browse/108834
Please check your email for a letter from the Superintendent regarding vaccinations for students 12 years and older.
Click the link below to join the Zoom meeting to meet our new Superintendent on Wednesday June 2, 2021 at 6:30 pm: https://www.google.com/url?q=https://capeelizabethschools-org.zoom.us/j/84848936035&sa=D&source=calendar&ust=1620655059760000&usg=AOvVaw3prF-s0l7box4Y6I7nj42v
Click the link below to read the Press Herald article about our beacon of strength Donna Wolfrom: https://www.pressherald.com/2021/04/28/outgoing-cape-elizabeth-superintendent-steady-anchor-during-pandemic/
Join us this evening April 30th from 6:30 - 7:30 pm for the annual Gabe Zimpritch Poetry Symposium reading. Tina Chang, Poet Laureate of Brooklyn, is leading the poetry workshop today with Lisa Melanson and 14 Cape students. Please register in advance at the following link: https://www.thomasmemoriallibrary.org/zimpritch-poetry-symposium/ After you register, you will be emailed a Zoom link for the evening.
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
Volunteer Club Winter Clothing Drive for Preble Street was a huge success! In January & February, students collected 10 garbage bags of clothing - hats, mittens, gloves, coats, boots and heavy socks along with $200 in cash through Venmo. Everything was dropped off at Preble Street just before February break.
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
REGISTER NOW for 2021 Maine Virtual One Act Play Festival. CEHS presents Euripides extraordinary Greek tragedy, THE BACCHAE. Saturday March 20: starts at 11 a.m. CEHS is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_vey6rB51RX-KOdJWflzovw
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
8th Grade Elective Open House - link to video from this virtual event: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1H-Z1rvh_Xbc-cSYDUwTaj91U-iJ16-hM/view?usp=sharing
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
Join artist and CEHS art teacher - Roz Gross - for a panel discussion about her art featured in the current exhibit at Portland Museum of Art: Untitled, 2020: Art from Maine in a ________ Time. https://player.vimeo.com/video/515326997
Scheduling portal opens Wed. 3/1. You will be able to start selecting electives for the 2021-22 school year. You have until March 17th to complete your selections. Brandy Lapointe: firstname.lastname@example.org for current 9th & 10th graders. Eamon Keenan: email@example.com for current 11th graders.
Please click on the link below to read the latest update on vaccinations: https://mailchi.mp/maine/cu5lemq6y0-1322724?e=30078ce095
CEHS Girls Basketball v. Greely TODAY VARSITY 4:45 pm. JV 6:40 pm. Watch live: https://cetv.capeelizabeth.org/CablecastPublicSite/show/514?channel=1
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
Portland Museum of Art panel discussion Thursday, February 18th from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. featuring our own Rosamond Gross. The artists from the exhibition "Untitled, 2020: Art from Maine in a ________ Time" will discuss their work. Register here: https://www.portlandmuseum.org/eventscalendar/conversations-with-maine-artists-february
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
We all need to "Mask Up" now more than ever! #SlowTheSpread https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPlEvWQQu_E&feature=youtu.be
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
The State of Maine is seeking two student representatives for the Maine State Board of Education. Follow the link below to review the application process. https://mailchi.mp/maine/media-release-county-colors-9-4-1322612?e=529b28fd2e
Due to the impending weather predictions, Cape Elizabeth School Department will be holding school remotely on Tuesday, February 2, 2021.
CEHS grad Ben Berman talked to Ellen DeGeneres about making free pizzas for his community and raising money for local Philadelphia charities. During the pandemic, Ben started making pizza as a way to connect with friends. To maintain social distance - he lowers the pizza to the street using using a makeshift pulley. The idea took off! His pizza is so popular, he has a weekly lottery. People from around the world - who will never get to taste one of Ben's pizzas - are donating. Ben covers all production costs. Donations go to Philly charities fighting hunger and homelessness. To help continue his efforts, Ellen and her friends at Shutterfly gave Ben $10,000! So that is $44,000 and counting! Follow Ben @goodpizzaPHL on Instagram! https://www.ellentube.com/video/ellen-meets-pizza-maker-giving-back-to-community.html
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/
Due to the completion of budget presentations on Tuesday, January 26th, there will be no School Board Budget meeting tonight, January 27th.
Cape Elizabeth Esports will be starting up for the Spring Season this Friday. Students who are interested should attend the Zoom meeting on Friday January 29th at 2:30pm. https://cutt.ly/ceesportsspring2021
Speech & Debate news from Coach Lisa Melanson: On 1/23 Debate took first place, with the Varsity Public Forum team of Nicoletta Coupe and Swetha Palanippan taking first place; Ava Corbin and Tess Straw winning Novice Public Forum.
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.
Speech & Debate finish 1-2-3 in virtual competition! In spite of the pandemic, CEHS Speech and Debate teams are working hard, adapting to the online platform Jitsi Meet and winning. This past weekend, Debate (Lincoln/Douglas and Public Forum) took first place; Speech, second place; and Congress, third place. Congratulations to Coach Lisa Melanson and the team members!
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.
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
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
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
PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES Thursdays & Friday (10/22, 10/23): Click here for a list of Zoom meeting links by teacher: https://bit.ly/34eR56h
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
Congrats to both Overwatch Teams for their wins today! Team Smuggler won 2-0 for best out of three. Unfortunately for Team Crescent's opponent, they had to forfeit. To follow the season, click https://nasef.leaguespot.gg/seasons/02692c8a-6bc0-4a48-9c28-45a40ba9759d
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.
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!
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/
Marco Hansel was recently awarded 3rd Place in the Bagaduce Music Young Composers Competition. This competition is aimed at students 18 and younger who submit original works to be evaluated by professional composers and musicians. This is a tremendous honor for Marco. Congrats!
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.
CEHS students can still check out library books! Students can use the Sora app on their iPads or check out the available titles here: https://soraapp.com/library/capeme
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.
Due to the amount of anticipated snow, Cape Elizabeth Schools will be closed today, Thursday, Jan. 16. Stay safe and warm!
"How to design an app" Three representatives from Tyler Technologies will be in the Achievement Center on Friday from 2:30 - 4 pm to show students how to design an app & enter the MAINEAPP CHALLENGE. No coding experience needed - all are welcome! FMI see Ms. Raspiller
Remember that the eSports Club will be having a fund raiser at Elsemere BBQ at 448 Cottage Road in South Portland from 4-9pm tonight! Any eat in or dine out will help support the teams.
Welcome to Cape Elizabeth High School!