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Fall Flu Clinics
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South Portland Schools will be hosting free flu clinics in partnership with Northern Light Health this October.

Although the vaccine is provided at no charge, there is an associated cost to administer the vaccine which will NOT be charged to your family. We appreciate it if you include accurate insurance information to keep costs low. Children presenting with an incomplete form will not receive their vaccine. There is no cost to families and those without insurance will be vaccinated if the appropriate form is completed.

If you would like your child to receive the flu vaccine at school please click on the link below from Northern Light and complete the consent form. You must complete all highlighted fields, so please use N/A if it doesn't apply.

Registration Link

For more information please visit: https://tinyurl.com/spsdflu2021

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Band Students Participate in 'The PenPal Project'
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South Portland band teacher Jen Fletcher and Jake Walker, 5th grade band director in Huntley, Illinois came up with the innovative idea to engage students by learning an instrument in a less traditional setting. Dubbed "The PenPal Project," the program enabled students to learn from each other in a safe and teacher-monitored environment using FlipGrid and video conferencing.

"This idea stemmed from the desire to give students some excitement during virtual learning, but also to show them that everyone was going through the challenges and triumphs of learning a band instrument." said Ms. Fletcher.

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Superintendent Matheney shares Entry Plan
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Since his hiring in March, Superintendent Tim Matheney has been working on his 2021 Entry Plan. In order to accelerate his learning about South Portland's critical issues, organizational strengths and valued traditions, the Superintendent has been actively meeting with members of the leadership team, staff, the Board of Education and the broader community. With the lens of equity, Matheney's plan focuses on all areas of our education system.

Par­ents, students and staff who are interested in participating in Entry Plan activities are encouraged to contact the Superin­tendent's Office at 207-871-0555 or supt@spsdme.org

Please continue to visit our website for updates, and click "Read More"to view the Entry Plan.

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South Portland Baseball State Champions
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On Saturday, June 19, 2021 the South Portland High School baseball team captured the 2021 Class A Baseball State Championship with a 3-2 victory over the Bangor High School Rams at Saint Joseph's College in Standish Maine.

The state title is the first for South Portland baseball since 1952 and ends a sixty-nine year state championship drought for the Red Riots. Since 1952 the Red Riots have finished as state runners up twice (1991, 2015) and as regional runners up six times (1980, 1987, 1990, 2001, 2016, 2019).

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2021-2022 Proposed Reopening Plan
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On Wednesday June 9th former Superintendent Kunin presented a Reopening Plan for the 2021-2022 school year to the Board of Education. The plan detailed a return to in-person learning, full time five days a week, and holds the health and safety of students, staff and community as the primary consideration; strives to ensure equitable access to opportunity for all of our students; and was built to be flexible and to address multiple possible scenarios.

"We anticipate a much more normal and joyous level of activity across our schools with music and athletics" said Kunin.

The slides of the presentation can be viewed here, and a recording of the workshop presentation and discussion is available here.

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