Students and staff in Bingham-based Maine School Administrative District 13 will not have to make up snow days during the 2020-21 school year because of the state of emergency caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the district’s school board decided.

MSAD 13 has two schools, Moscow Elementary School and Upper Kennebec Valley Junior/Senior High School. District Superintendent Sandra J. MacArthur wrote a letter to the community Friday detailing the decision, which comes amid weeklong February vacation for students that will feature no annual high school basketball tournament because of the pandemic.

Sandra MacArthur, superintendent in Maine School Administrative District 13. University of Maine at Farmington photo

“Please stay safe and healthy during the February break,” MacArthur wrote. “It certainly will be different without the basketball tournaments. Enjoy your snow days.”

Due to Maine’s current state of emergency, schools are not required to make up snow days during this academic year.

For students in grades PK-8, staff will provide suggested academic activities for snow days. Students in grades 5-12 are expected to work on and submit incomplete assignments. The last student day is June 14.

MSAD 13 serves students from the towns of Athens, Bingham, Moscow and some unorganized territories.

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