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  • Protect Your Child From the Sun and From Ticks!
    Here are two important announcements from our school nurse, Monica Furrow, with tips about protecting your child in these warmer temperatures!

    Sunscreen:

    The summer is on its way and we are all looking forward to spending lots of time outside for play times and also lessons! However on really hot days we can’t offer the protection of shade to every child so it is incredibly important that children bring a hat to school every day to be worn outside for protection. We also ask that all children wear sunscreen to school which is applied before they arrive in the morning as this offers protection during the school day.

    Tick Season:

    Ticks carry germs that can transmit disease and make people sick. The most common illness caused by ticks that bite and attach for more than 24 hours is Lyme disease. 
    • Year-round tick bite prevention is still the best defense against Lyme disease:
    • Wear light colored clothing—it makes it easier to see the ticks that attach to your clothing. 
    • Use repellent with DEET, but use with caution on children.  
    • Use Permethrin on clothing for extra protection.
    • Do a body check for ticks after being outside and especially at least every 24 hours.
    • Look closely—ticks can be as small as the period at the end of this sentence.  
    • Remove a tick right away. Use fine-tipped tweezers to grasp the tick as close to the skin as possible. Pull upward with steady, even pressure. (Don’t twist or turn the tick.) Then be sure to clean the bite area and your hands with rubbing alcohol, or soap and water.
    For more information about ticks and how to prevent bites visit the Maine CDC website: http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/mecdc/infectious-disease/epi/vector-borne/lyme/index.shtml#lymeMaineResidents. 
    Posted Jun 3, 2018, 12:05 PM by Geoff Cyr
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About Our School!

We are a Pre-Kindergarten-through-fifth-grade school of over 250 students, with twelve classrooms, two resource learning centers, Title One math and literacy classrooms and an Afterschool Program. SES has superb parental and community support. We are committed to excellence in education. Our achievement goals for students focus on literacy and math. We are a learning community dedicated to continuous progress.

We believe that all students can learn and be successful. Working together, school, families and the community, we strive to provide a quality education program for all students. Students are nurtured and taught in a supportive, caring environment. We strive to provide every opportunity for maximum student achievement and confidence. Student assessment data indicate that children are doing a great job of applying academic skills and processes in meaningful ways in order to meet or exceed expectations on local and state standards.

We believe that education is a cooperative effort among home, school and community. Thank you for your interest in Searsport Elementary School.

Searsport Elementary School was built in 1991. If you visit our school you will see it reflects our coastal heritage. Murals, paintings, and sculpture depict the ocean, and tiles on the outside of the school are of ocean animals. We currently have approximately 200 students in grades K-5.

Our students have art, music including chorus for grades 4 & 5 and band for grade 5, library and P.E. weekly. Teachers and students have access to iPads and laptops, including 1:1 laptops for students grades 3 through 5. Our library has over 8,300 titles. Click on our automated catalog to see what the library has to offer. 

We have a full-time guidance counselor in the building, who provides classroom, small group, and individual guidance. Our guidance program works to support the academic needs and meet the emotional needs of our students.