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posted Mar 15, 2020, 2:05 PM by Kelly Johnston   [ updated Mar 15, 2020, 2:07 PM ]
We are reconnecting with you today to communicate next steps as we work through the current impact of COVID-19 and our commitment to “flatten the curve” and promote social distancing.  School and district leaders have been meeting throughout the weekend. Here are the critical updates
at this time:
  • Scarborough Public Schools will be closed for 2 weeks, through March 27.  We continue to reassess our timelines for school closure on an ongoing basis, utilizing the most current CDC and Department of Education guidance.  We will reassess our decision to re-open as we approach the two-week timeline.

  • School buildings will be open Monday, March 16, from noon to 6 pm and Tuesday, March 17, from 7 am to noon, for anyone in need of their chromebook or laptop (grades 6-12), medications, or other critical personal belongings.  Beginning on Wednesday, March 18, buildings will be closed. 

  • Families currently participating in the School Nutrition Backpack Program will continue to be served.  If you are experiencing new concerns around food security, please contact us at or leave a message at 730-4700 to access support.   

  • We are in the process of setting up a centralized webpage for all things COVID-19, including our communications as well as optional learning ideas, resources and activities at  This link should be live by Tuesday, March 17. The resources will be there for when you and your children are ready to access them. Our intention is to provide opportunities to stay connected as a learning community. 

Most importantly, please take care of yourselves and your families as we navigate these challenging times.  Feel free to reach out to school leaders with questions; we will be in touch as new information becomes available.