12.1.2020 Dear Brewer Schools' Families, Brewer Community School (BCS) has power, heat, and internet and the city's roads are clear so BCS will have school today. Brewer High School (BHS) had a remote learning day for cohort B planned for today with at-school learning previously cancelled due to the recent cases of COVID-19. Due to power outages in RSU 63 and Orrington and Dedham that remote day for cohort B will likely be postponed to Wednesday, December 2. This means that cohort A would not have a remote learning day on Wednesday. Principal Slowikowski will follow up with BHS families to confirm this schedule and these changes. Brewer High School will return to its regular remote schedule including in-person instructional day for cohort A on Thursday, December 2; and for cohort B on Friday, December 3. Sincerely, Gregg Palmer, Superintendent
Brewer High School Parent Teacher Conferences will be held virtually this year, Monday, November 23rd from 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm and Tuesday, November 24th from 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm. To set up an appointment, visit our website at brewerhs.org and look for 'Parent Teacher Conferences' under the News section. You can also get assistance from our main office by calling 989-4140.
Just a friendly reminder that picture retake day will be November 9th for Cohort A and November 10th for Cohort B. Remote students should be here around 11am on each day, to have their photo taken. We have extra picture forms in the office if needed!
Charlotte Morelli, a sophomore at Brewer High School, recently celebrated her 16th birthday and in lieu of gifts she asked for donations to the Brewer Music Association. The result? A 300 dollar check that Charlotte presented to Brewer High music teacher Brady Harris on Friday! Thank you , Charlotte. And Happy (belated) Birthday!
A friendly reminder to all students that Monday, November 2, is the beginning of Quarter 2. That means, because of the changes brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, students' schedules will change to Black Day classes. Before Monday, it will be important for each student to check your Black Day schedule in Infinite Campus so you know which class to report to when you arrive at school. That schedule will be the one you'll follow each day for Quarter 2.
Order your yearbook!
All senior information and senior portraits must be submitted for the yearbook no later that SATURDAY OCTOBER 31ST. We will not accept anything past this date. If we do not receive a senior portrait from you we will use your school ID photo from Infinite Campus. All forms and information can be found on the Trident Yearbook website. If you have any questions, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seniors and Senior Families: Do you want help filing your FAFSA? One-on-one assistance is available on October 8, 14 and 15. Please contact Justine Cone at Brewer High School at email@example.com to set up an appointment today.
Just a reminder of the adjustment to the cohort days this week due to the in-service day on Friday, October 9. Cohort A will be in person on Monday and Wednesday; Cohort B will be in person on Tuesday and Thursday. There is no Flex Day this week. Brewer UTC students will have classes at UTC on Tuesday and Thursday, as usual. Again, there is no school for students on Friday.
Spectrum Is Offering Free Internet Again! "To help ease the strain for families and teachers who still lack broadband, we will again offer free internet service for 60 days beginning September 21, 2020. The offer includes free access to Spectrum Internet at speeds up to 200 Mbps in most markets, in-home Wi-Fi, and a self-installation kit for households with K-12 and/or college students or educators who do not already have a Spectrum Internet subscription for 60 days. Those interested in enrolling should call (844) 310-1198."
School photos will be taken on Tuesday, September 22 (Cohort B) and Thursday, September 24 (Cohort A). Students who are 'remote learners' should be at the high school on their respective cohort day at 12 noon. Students have been given order forms, but if you need another, they are available in the main office.
Financial Aid Night is Wednesday, September 23 at 6pm. All seniors will be emailed a link to attend this virtual event. Don't miss this opportunity to learn more about filing your FAFSA and other ways to help pay for college. Can't make it? Email Justine Cone at firstname.lastname@example.org to get a recording of the event.
As we get ready to welcome students back to Brewer High School, here is an informational letter about the upcoming school year. We are looking forward to seeing our students again! https://drive.google.com/file/d/14ntsZTbKjWpMkR07Hwqsuz8xgzl8apvo/view?usp=sharing
Brewer School Department's administrative team has been working on videos to help inform parents, students, and staff of the new protocols we have in place for reopening of our schools. Here is the first video! Be looking for more to come! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArF2pka6BwY&feature=youtu.be
LAPTOP PICKUP IS HERE (almost)! Laptop Pickup will take place Wednesday and Thursday, August 19 & 20, at Brewer High School. This is only for students in grades 10-12 who turned in their laptops after last school year. (Freshmen laptops have not yet been delivered to us.) The annual laptop fee is $25 and must be paid at that time. We can not take credit/debit cards, so cash and checks only, please. Every person entering the building must be wearing a mask, and we ask that everyone practice social distancing. Hours are Wednesday, 4-6 PM, and Thursday, 11 AM - 1 PM. See you then!
Attention Parents! The Maine Department of Education wants your feedback on the start up of schools this fall. Please follow the link provided and connect to the parent survey on the page. https://www.maine.gov/doe/fall2020survey
Yearbooks are in! If you have purchased a Brewer High School yearbook, and it is paid in full, you can pick up your book tomorrow (Wednesday) from 9 AM to 2 PM. We will have curbside pickup on the tennis courts side of the school. If you owe a balance or would like to buy one of the extra books, you'll be able to pick up a book on Thursday, 10 AM to 1 PM.
Another parent video from Dr. Kahn! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1I5Exg58-U
Congratulations to Peyton Pelletier and Mataya Philbrick for earning the Seal of Biliteracy in French! Students who are proficient in English and an additional language earn the Seal of Biliteracy by demonstrating their skills on an approved assessment. Peyton and Mataya will have a Seal of Biliteracy affixed to their diploma and their accomplishment will be noted on their permanent high school transcripts. Bien joué!
Another support video from Dr. Kahn. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=JQmpyoNHEF8&feature=emb_logo