October 21, 2021

Dear RSU 1 Staff and Families,

I am writing to inform you that a member of the Dike Newell community has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual was in school during the period of infection/transmission. All those considered a close contact to the positive case have been individually notified and, if necessary, excluded from school. 

Wearing masks, getting vaccinated, if eligible, and signing up for pooled testing are the three most effective steps we can take to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our schools and reduce the number of individuals required to quarantine. It is not too late to sign up for weekly pooled testing. If you would like to do so, please follow the sign-up steps on this pooled testing consent letter. 

Questions for the school can be directed to the Dike Newell School Nurse, Dawn Dill, by calling 207-443-8285 or emailing ddill@rsu1.org. For general COVID-19 questions, dial 211 (or 1-866-811-5695). Thank you for assisting us in preventing the spread of COVID-19 in our community. 


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Patrick Manuel 

Superintendent of Schools