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New Flu Clinic Dates Announced

posted Sep 17, 2020, 12:39 PM by Seth Cole   [ updated Sep 17, 2020, 12:39 PM ]

There has been a change made to one of the Flu Clinic dates. The new dates are Tuesday, September 29th and Thursday, October 1st. The scheduled times are the same, with Shapleigh’s clinics from 10-11:30 am each day to accommodate both of the hybrid student groups.

If you have any questions, please call Shapleigh school nurse Brenda Bladen, RN. at (207) 439-5866.

The permission forms that were sent home will still be used, but one is also attached to this notice for your convenience. Please return the signed, completed form by September 18, 2020.

Please fill out the insurance information thoroughly, including the guardian's signature. There is no charge for the vaccine itself but the organization that provides the clinics will be able to be reimbursed for providing the equipment and staff. 

We wish you all a safe and happy autumn!

Brenda Bladen, RN 

Kittery School District Draft Re-Opening Plan Announced

posted Jul 29, 2020, 1:16 AM by Seth Cole

Superintendent Eric Waddell and the Collaborative Planning Team are pleased to share the DRAFT Re-opening Plan for the Kittery School District.  The plan reflects several months of work, and although it remains a DRAFT, it has been vetted extensively by Kittery School District staff.  The plan continues to evolve since the Maine Dept. of Education's Framework For Returning to Classroom Instruction also changes weekly.  

The plan has seven parts as well as an appendix with the Pre-Screening Tool and the Maine DOE Framework for your reference.  The Planning Team welcomes your feedback as we prepare to move the plan forward to the Kittery School Committee at its August 4th meeting.  

Specific feedback for this Re-opening Plan should be emailed to Donna Schoff ( by noon on Friday, July 31st. 

Click here to read the draft re-opening plan.

Eighth Grade Promotion On Channel 22, YouTube!

posted Jul 14, 2020, 9:53 AM by Seth Cole

The Shapleigh School Eighth Grade Promotion, held in drive-by fashion on June 4, is being shown locally on Kittery's Channel 22. Over the next week, it will be shown at the following times:

Wednesday July 15, 5:30pm
Friday July 17, 7pm
Saturday July 18, 3pm
Sunday July 19, 7pm
Monday July 20, 3pm

You can also watch the one-hour edited video by clicking here.

Rice Summer Reading Program Online!

posted Jul 8, 2020, 6:56 AM by Seth Cole

The Rice Public Library Summer Reading Program is online this year! Join on Beanstack at or by downloading the app. Search for "Rice Public Library" and join in!

Student Google Meet On Race & Activism Set For July 8

posted Jul 2, 2020, 10:25 AM by Seth Cole

On Wednesday, July 8, 1-2pm, Mrs. Martin and Ms. Diharce will be hosting a Google Meet conversation on race, racism, activism, and more.  

We hope to provide a safe space where students can talk openly, ask questions, and share how they are feeling and impacted. We plan to share videos and read books as well.  These meetings will continue on a bi-weekly basis throughout the summer.  

You are welcome to join for any and all meetings. All 4th and 5th graders are welcome (going into 5th and 6th). CRTP members have already received a calendar invitation with the meeting information.  

If you are not a CRTP member or haven't received theinvitation, please email for the meeting ID so you can join us.  We will use the same meeting ID for all the meetings. Siblings and parents are welcome as observers, but please know this is geared toward Shapleigh 4/5 students...we'd like them to have their voices heard and be able to speak openly.

Let us know if you would like to meet in a smaller group or privately with me and/or Ms. Diharce. Hope to see you on July 8th at 1pm! -Mrs. Martin and Ms. Diharce

Shapleigh School And Central Office Summer Hours

posted Jun 25, 2020, 5:45 AM by Seth Cole

Summer is upon us, and so too are Shapleigh School summer hours!

-Shapleigh will be closed the week of June 29th.
-Beginning July 6, Shapleigh's office will be open Tuesday through Thursday from 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM.
-Shapleigh will be closed Mondays and Fridays.

Meanwhile, at Central Office:

-Beginning June 29, Central office will be open Monday through Thursday from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
-Central Office will be closed Fridays in July
-Central Office is closed Monday, July 6th

Enjoy Our Celebration Of Remote Learning Slideshows!

posted Jun 5, 2020, 8:53 AM by Seth Cole

WE DID THIS! Thank you all who contributed photos to Shapleigh School's Celebration of Remote Learning slideshows. These slideshows, separated by grade level, highlighted the varied learning experiences of Shapleigh students since mid-March. 

Grade 4 slideshow:
Grade 5 slideshow:
Grade 6 slideshow:
Grade 7 slideshow:
Grade 8 slideshow:

Shapleigh Virtual Art Show On Display!

posted Jun 5, 2020, 5:21 AM by Seth Cole

The Shapleigh 2020 Virtual Art Show webpage is up! Please check it out to see the amazing artwork created by Shapleigh’s SUPER art students. 
Congrats to our student artists, and thank you to Mrs. Sutherland for compiling!

Daigneault Named Shapleigh June Student Of The Month

posted Jun 3, 2020, 8:35 AM by Seth Cole

Shapleigh School fourth grader Braden Daigneault was named the Rotary Club of Kittery's Student of the Month for June, it was announced this week.

"He is responsible, respectful, and an empathetic friend and classmate. Braden is always the first to help someone in need, and he is fantastic at reading to me and knowing when I could use an extra hand and gracious about it too."

"If I could use one word to describe Braden it would be 'genuine'. He is the real deal."

"He is always respectful and shares his positivity with everyone around him."

"He is a great problem solver and uses his creativity to see things from new prospectives." 

"He works hard to boost others self esteem as they try new things. He is patient, likable and kind. He truly brings joy to everyone he is around." 


A book will be donated to the Shapleigh School Library in Braden's honor.


Marlee Mickle Named Shapleigh May Student Of The Month

posted May 27, 2020, 6:01 AM by Seth Cole

Shapleigh School fifth grader Marlee Mickle was named the Rotary Club of Kittery's Student of the Month for May, it was recently announced.

Marlee has totally embraced remote learning. That comment came up again and again. But also teacher's report she has always shown strong leadership qualities, she has a strong work ethic,open to suggestions, and makes the best out of every situation. She exhibits positive influence on her peers and an eagerness to go above and beyond in her academics.. She is always looking to help out others to achieve the greatest accomplishments for her class as a whole."

A certificate and Rotary medallion will be mailed to all Students of the Month, a book will be given to the school libraries dedicated to them, and when accessible their names will be added to the Rotary Student of the Month plaques in their schools. Congratulations to Marlee, her family, and her teachers. We are honored to have been "Introduced" to her, even if at a distance, and we are proud to know that she is helping to make a great community here in Kittery!

Shapleigh rotates the nomination of the student of the Month between Grades and to complete the rotation cycle a June Student of the Month is selected at Shapleigh and the Rotary will recognize that Student next week.

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