Regional School Unit No. 56

147 Weld Street, Dixfield, Maine 04224

Phone: (207)562-4300    -    Fax: (207)562-6075

Pam Doyen, Superintendent of Schools


January 12, 2022

Dear RSU 56 Students, Staff, Families, and Community Members, 

The Maine Center for Disease Control has updated the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for Maine schools. 

The Standard Operating Procedure has been updated to clarify questions from the previous iteration and to offer an option to suspend contact tracing for those schools who are implementing a universal masking policy, defined as "A policy of requiring consistent and correct usage of well-fitting masks in indoor spaces for all students, faculty, staff, and visitors, and across all school-based and school-sponsored activities. A universal masking policy allows for removal of masks while eating/drinking in designated spaces, but not for indoor 'mask breaks.' "  

RSU 56 will not be requiring nurses and/or administrators to complete contact tracing. 

The updated SOP can be viewed, here

As always, please be patient and polite to your school nurse and office staff when/if you need to interact. They are absolutely trying their best to keep all staff and students safe in our schools by following the SOP guidelines. 


Pam Doyen, Superintendent of RSU 56