January 7, 2022
Health & Safety Update
COVID-19 Cases
Between December 22 and January 7, there were 93 new COVID-19 case in the Brunswick School Department:
Cumulative statistics on all COVID-19 cases during the 2021-22 school year are available on the COVID-19 Dashboard.

Please note that the number of COVID cases has risen dramatically over and since the Winter Break. Our district medical staff is working hard to respond to all cases in a timely manner. However, this is an always dynamic and often overwhelming challenge. Consequently, the data above and on the Dashboard is as accurate as possible but it is constantly evolving. Thank you for your understanding.

Updated Health and Safety Protocols
There have been substantial changes in the district’s Health and Safety Protocols. These changes are described in this notice.  

Pooled Testing
Pooled testing continues to be an effective tool at monitoring and identifying COVID-19 in the school community. You can still register your children for pooled testing. The directions can be found here.
Brunswick School Board
The newly-elected and re-elected members of the Brunswick School Board were sworn in on January 3rd during the board’s annual reorganization meeting at the town hall. During the meeting, the board also approved the elections of Beth Bisson as chair and Sarah Singer as vice-chair. Committee assignments will occur at the January 12th meeting.
Pictured left to right: Erica Carley Harris, Celina Harrison, and Joy Prescott.
BSD Facilities & Grounds Update
Our facilities and grounds crew has been busy lately! Listed below are some projects that have been completed leading up to and during the December holiday break.

  • Deep cleaned all of the school buildings which included scrubbing and refinishing many of the floors.

  • Gym lights have been replaced
  • Repaired the gym bleachers & basketball hoop
  • Window replacements in eight different rooms
  • Added four different water fill stations
  • Cleaned the HVAC ventilation systems in the gym, cafeteria & kitchen

  • The small gym floor has been replaced
  • Added additional illuminated exit signs to the gym locker rooms

  • Started electrical wiring for magnetic door holders and fire alarm system
Brunswick High School Athletics
If you'd like to support Brunswick Athletics but cannot attend a game in person - please take a look at all the opportunities you have to watch our high school student-athletes via Live Streaming! 

Brunswick High School Master Sports Schedule:  https://www.mpaschedules.org/public/genie/1142/school/1881/

Individual Sport Links:

Superintendent's Notebook
Look around - geography puts you in your place
"What three major seas does Turkey border? If I had asked that question when I was a child, my parents would have pointed to the globe that sat in our living room or they would have told me to walk down the street to visit the Sangerville Library to look at an Encyclopedia Britannica set (we didn’t have one). As a kid, I loved learning about where countries, oceans and rivers were; what different cultures were like; what languages were spoken there; and so forth. My father was a World War II Navy veteran, and he regularly looked at Life magazine or Time-Life Books, which introduced me to places he traveled during the war..."

Click here to read the full article in the Portland Press Herald from Superintendent Potenziano.
Kate Furbish Elementary School Featured by the
Maine Principals' Association
Kate Furbish Elementary School was featured on Wednesday, January 5th as Maine's positive story of the day from the Maine Principals' Association. You can read the story by visiting the MPA's website here.
Employment Opportunities
WE'RE HIRING! Click the link below to view current employment opportunities within the Brunswick School Department.
Merrymeeting Adult Education Update
Our new Winter/Spring 2022 catalog is here!

Merrymeeting Adult Education is offering a wide array of interesting classes, from popular offerings like Intro to Wood Carving and Nordic Walking to some brand new offerings like Basics in Taxidermy and Sugar Easter Eggs. 

Visit Merrymeeting Adult Education online to see the full list of available programs.
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