Request to Keep Yarmouth High School's Hybrid System Until the 2021-2022 School Year

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A "Thank You" and Moving Forward

Thank you to those of you who have signed this petition and have shared it with your friends and family.

Aiming to hear feedback from students, this morning (3/29) Amy Bongard, YHS’s Vice Principal, sent out a student survey regarding the Pandemic Instruction Task Force’s all-in proposal.

The task force’s proposal is to return back to in-person learning on Monday, May 3rd. If their plan goes through, Yarmouth students will attend in-person school on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 8:00 am to 1:30 pm. (Wednesdays would continue to be remote days.)

In the same email, it is noted that because of the likelihood of close contact increasing, if an outbreak were to happen, it is more probable that the schools would go all-remote due to increased quarantines. Doctor Dolloff has acknowledged the possible risks we’d face if we were to proceed with the PITF’s proposal, and I strongly believe that the heightened risk of contracting Covid-19 is not worth a month and a half of in-person school.

Waiting to invite all students back to campus until the 2021-2022 school year is our best decision. Not only will waiting give us the chance to have eligible students receive their vaccine, but will also give the school additional time to ensure that requirements from the Maine Department of Education regarding health and safety protocols will be met.

Anonymous Student
1 month ago