September 18, 2020

 Dear HMS Families,

 It’s wonderful to have your children back with us! We are all working together to settle into the new safety routines and protocols. This takes time and we appreciate the conversations you are having at home about the importance of helping each other to stay as safe and healthy as possible. 

 To our students who are learning in the fully remote model - we miss seeing you and your teachers, AND, we are very glad that you have an option that is working well for you during this time. We are looking forward to seeing you online soon! 

 I included some brief video updates, one of which shows the progress with construction for students and parents who have not seen our school for a while. The other is just a quick hello to all :  ) Thanks for sharing these with your children.

 Video from Ms. Adler

 Renovation Update

 Thanks very much,

Joan Adler and Tom McDowell

HMS Administrative Team

(scroll down for updates/important dates)


Our Students: Figuring It Out Together! 





Thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue our planning to determine what the HMS athletics program will look like this fall. We understand and appreciate your interest in having this information as soon as possible. Please know that attending to our students’ well being and safety is of utmost importance to us; we want to make sure that both are possible in our planning for this fall. We are continuing to work closely with Dave Creech, Yarmouth Athletic Director. We hope to have information for you by early next week.


Extracurricular Activities

I will share the list of extracurricular activities and advisors for each activity in an email this Monday. We are putting the finishing touches on these options for our students.


School photos

Thanks to Tom McDowell and Geskus, we have a wonderful and safe plan to move forward with our school photo day(s)!


-Students in cohort 2 will have their photos taken on September 25.


-Students in cohort 1 will have their photos taken on September 28.


-Students in the fully remote learning plan can join us on September 25 between 10:20 and 11:00 to have their photos taken.


Photo packets will be coming home with your child soon (Tuesday at the latest!).


Virtual Open House dates and times

Please check HMS Events for your child(ren)’s virtual open house dates and times and reach out to their teachers if you have questions.


Arrival at HMS

Students may arrive at HMS between 7:40 am and 8:00 am. Thanks for your continued support with this.


Presentation for Parents

Please see the attached flyer for information on this Casco Bay Can presentation by Dr. Duffy.


Thanks to our PTO

Huge thanks to our PTO, and all of our students and families who participated in writing the heartfelt messages we found waiting for us at HMS last week! We appreciate your ongoing work, which means so much to us every single day, and we feel your support with us as we welcome our students back to HMS. The beautiful flowers are such a lovely touch and look wonderful at the entrance to our school!



We are grateful to YEF for our outdoor learning spaces!


Dr. Duffy September 2020 Flyer