Maine School Administrative District #53

Serving the communities of Burnham, Detroit and Pittsfield

Sherry Littlefield, Superintendent


Families, please see the following letter from the superintendent regarding reopening of school and please complete this brief survey regarding transportation and attendance. Your responses will help guide our decision-making.

Dear Parents/Families/Staff of MSAD#53 Students,

We hope that you are doing well and taking some time to enjoy summer to the best of your ability during this difficult time. As we prepare to return to school, we are working diligently to implement the guidelines set forth by the "Framework for Returning to Classroom Instruction" as well as the "Return to School: School Nurse Guidance" planning documents and resources. We are well underway with a health clinic re-design and increased ability to disinfect and promote safe health clinic practices here at Manson Park, Vickery, and Warsaw. Please take some time to review the guidelines at the following link:

Our safety planning highlights include (but are not limited to):

  • Face coverings/masking for all, mask break taking daily routines, masking on the bus

  • Hand hygiene and mask wearing education and training

  • Isolation space for sick students/staff

  • Health clinic processes re-design and structure

  • Physical distancing considerations

  • Self screening PRIOR to coming to school for students and staff

  • Facilities cleaning and disinfection

  • Classroom instruction and meal modifications

We are committed as a team and community to keep our students and staff as safe as possible. As of now we are considered to be in a category "Green" status for the district and we are committed to preventing transmission and spread. Thank you for your time and consideration, our administration will continue to update you on the specifics of the opening days in the coming weeks.

Board Meeting August 13, at 6:00 PM

Join via Zoom

Meeting ID: 984 6781 3952

Passcode: 9eLTMm

"MSAD 53 Virtual Art Show"

Our sincere apology to Jocelyn Ardry, kindergarten student, as her piece, entitled Minnie Mouse, was accidentally omitted from the 2020 Virtual Art Show. Great work Josie!

Drop Off and Pick Up Reminder for Traffic Flow

The loop in front of Warsaw is one-way in the morning for drop off. Please enter from Somerset Avenue. We will continue to have a crossing guard at the location between Vickery and Warsaw. Families who have children in both buildings can make one drop in the morning. Busses enter from Hartland Avenue and drop students off at Warsaw first and then Vickery. If you enter from Hartland Avenue, please remember to only drop at the crosswalks. Also, the back parking lot at Warsaw is not a drop-off / turn around spot. This creates a very dangerous situation.

During afternoon pick-up we will continue to close the front loop at Warsaw to traffic. Students exiting the buildings to board busses makes this necessary. If you are parked in front of Warsaw during afternoon dismissal, we kindly ask for you to remain parked until all students have exited the building and the busses have left for the day. The gym parking lot at Warsaw will continue to be a pick-up area, along with Vickery’s visitor parking spaces.

Parents: For safety reasons it is very important that you do not drop your children off at school before 7:30 am. Staff does not arrive until 7:30 and the school doors are locked. Thank you for your understanding.
2019-20 School Schedule7:50am (K) 8:00 am PreK -2:25pm (Manson) Mon, Tues, Thurs. & Friday 8:00am-2:45pm (Vickery) Mon, Tues, Thurs. & Friday7:50am-2:45pm (Warsaw) Mon, Tues, Thurs. & FridayWednesday Early Release Schedule8:00am-1:30pm (Manson) Wed.8:00am-1:40pm (Vickery) Wed.7:55am-1:40pm (Warsaw) Wed.


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