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HSD Updates 12.16.21
HSD Updates 12.16.21
Jim Chasse
Thursday, December 16, 2021

Dear Families,

HSD wishes you the greatest of holidays!  May your days be merry and bright.   

We can not thank everyone enough for all the hard work on behalf of our students during a historic time.  Hope never fails- we will get to the end of pandemic road, hopefully sooner than later!  

Here are a few updates on:  Pool Testing/Enrollment/WinterKids/New Nurse/Lunch/HMS 


• 2021 Regular Pool Testing Ended Yesterday

Concentric, the company that processes our pool testing will be on break beginning Friday.  We will resume pool testing when we return from break.   We will continue to allow for the drive-up test clinic until next Wednesday.

Student-athletes will work directly with the coach and or athletic director for any student/family that might present COVID symptomatic over the break on a case by case basis.  


Hermon welcomes Gail Daries, HHS Nurse 

We welcome Gail to our Hawk family.  Gail comes to us with 23 years of nursing experience, all at Northern Light.  She has worked in many capacities at the hospital and is currently working in the intensive care unit for children.   She is a graduate of HHS.  She lives in Brewer with her husband and children and is very excited to return to her roots! 

Gail will take over the duties at HHS but will also service HMS when our part-time nurse, Tiffany Howard is not on site.  

Welcome, Gail!  


Hermon High School Basketball 

We are allowing for full capacity into the gymnasium, masks are required.  If you want to watch Hermon basketball online, please go to https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/ and subscribe.  We have two very nice cameras installed that will allow for home viewing of basketball games.  You can search for Hermon High School and see the full schedule, watch live games, as well as on demand.  Subscription allows you to watch all games in our conference or state if schools are members of nfhs (which most are).  Thank you to our AD for making all of this available to our community near and far.   Hermon Athletic FB Page  Team Schedules Link

A great start!! 

Indoor Track Information: https://www.hsd.hermon.net/art...



• United Technology Center

A special THANK YOU to the staff and our students at UTC for a surprise holiday gift of delicious warm bread!  


Patricia Duran School Receives Acceptance into WINTERKIDS!!  

WinterKids Winter Games: I am very excited to announce that our school was selected to participate in the 5th Annual WinterKids Winter Games. WinterKids is a friendly competition between local schools across Maine with the purpose of getting students outside during the winter. “WinterKids is the only nonprofit in Maine dedicated exclusively to increasing outdoor physical activity in children and families during our longest, most sedentary season.” There is no cost to schools--they provide us with educational materials and challenges to get our students outside and get our families and communities engaged in outdoor activities alongside our students. We are very excited for this opportunity.  


•Our Counts Are Up!   

We recognize the work of our kitchen staffs.  This year we continue to make a strong comeback in feeding our students, nutrition = academics!!!      ALL MEALS ARE FREE

Below is a copy and paste of our November student lunch counts.  Go Food Service!

PADS SchoolMondayTuesdayWednesdayFridayTotal WeeklyTotal Monthly
Date11/01/202111/02/202111/03/202111/04/202111/05/2021
Breakfast----983983
Lunch----11321132
Date11/08/202111/09/202111/10/202111/11/202111/12/2021
Breakfast---no school834834
Lunch---no school920920
Date11/15/202111/16/202111/17/202111/18/202111/19
Breakfast195190214195185979
Lunch2331912501772121063
Dateno schoolno schoolno schoolno schoolno school0
Breakfast0
Lunch0
Breakfast2796
Lunch3115
Hermon MiddleMondayTuesdayWednesday>td >FridayTotal WeeklyTotal Monthly
Date11/01/202111/02/202111/03/202111/04/202111/05/2021
Breakfast162137
Lunch136121133157137684
Date11/08/202111/09/202111/10/202111/11/202111/12/2021
Breakfast81216no school1854
Lunch137140142no school141560
Date11/15/202111/16/202111/17/202111/18/202111/19/2021
Breakfast202018161791
Lunch155145145125178748
Dateno schoolno schoolno schoolno schoolno school
Breakfast0
Lunch0
Breakfast182
Lunch1992
Hermon HighMondayTuesdayWednesday>td >FridayTotal WeeklyTotal Monthly
Date11/01/202111/02/202111/03/202111/04/202111/05/2021
Breakfast----222222
Lunch----12131213
Date11/08/202111/09/202111/10/202111/11/202111/12/2021
Breakfast---No school146146
Lunch---No school778778
Date11/15/202111/16/202111/17/202111/18/202111/19/2021
Breakfast----242242
Lunch----13281328
Dateno schoolno schoolno schoolno schoolno school0
Breakfast0
Lunch0


TOTAL
Breakfast8231.16
Lunch31635.4

Parents, IF YOU HAVE A LUNCH BALANCE FROM LAST SCHOOL YEAR, PLEASE PAY YOUR BILL BALANCE OR MAKE ARRANGEMENTS TO DO SO!  THANKS


•Enrollment Recovers, Continues to Climb 

December 2021

PreK

51 

0

103 

1

64 

2

79 

3

89 

4

74 

5

80 

6

87 

7

82 

8

72 

9

161 

10

136

11

143 

12

130 

Total

1351 



A special THANK YOU to our HMS Parent Advisory Council for all the help in providing a special time for our middle school students.  This is our second field trip of the year and much deserved by our students.  HMS PAC rented theater rooms for each grade level, covered the student ticket costs and helped supervise a great and safe day.  



Let it Snow!  Have a great winter break