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Scholastic Book Fair To Take Place Oct. 21-Nov. 3

posted Oct 19, 2020, 7:23 AM by Seth Cole   [ updated Oct 19, 2020, 8:51 AM ]

Shapleigh School will hold its Scholastic Book Fair from October 21-November 3. Families can shop online starting Wednesday, with all purchases benefitting our school. All book orders greater than $25 include free shipping!

Also, in-person students can shop at school the week of October 26. More details to come.

Click here to shop online.


Virtual Open House Videos Available!

posted Oct 13, 2020, 6:36 AM by Seth Cole

We are sorry that we can't fling open our doors and invite everyone in for our annual open house this year, but we didn't want to completely abandon it either!  Below please find links to our virtual open house videos.  We continue to be thrilled every day to welcome students into the building! Thanks to all our Kittery families for their continued adherence to "The Kittery Promise" and daily self checks before coming to school so that we can continue to stay open! 


The Faculty and Staff of Shapleigh School 

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4th Grade Mrs. Gilpatrick: DT0AfstE0-0

4th Grade Mrs. Pearl: iK0Ws

4th Grade Ms. Waters: 24MFi57iA-Y

4th Grade Mrs. Fickett: 67bxwNxTZy8

5th Grade In-person teachers: YVY-y0TbfTo

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8th grade: RGHDHRWjM

Mr. Bassett: NBV7hJOcu78

Vision 2025 To Hold Three Community Conversations

posted Oct 9, 2020, 11:42 AM by Seth Cole

The Kittery School District is creating a new vision for the future. Join us for a series of interactive conversations about the hopes and dreams that our community has for our youth. Engage with other community members, parents, teachers, administrators, and students around questions of engagement, success, and innovation in our schools. Click here for more information.

Shapleigh 2020-21 Student Handbook Available

posted Oct 9, 2020, 10:00 AM by Seth Cole

The Shapleigh School 2020-21 Student Handbook is now available. Information has been updated to reflect Covid-19 and changes in policies and procedures as a result of the pandemic. Click here to view the student handbook.

InkTober 2020 Taking Place All Month!

posted Oct 5, 2020, 7:46 AM by Seth Cole

Shapleigh School students and staff are particpating in InkTober 2020 all month long, led by art teacher Aimee Sutherland. Participants are encouraged to make a drawing in ink, based on the prompt list to the left, and then post it to Shapleigh's Flipgrid using the code f1bc2dcb. For more information, visit

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

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