The Portland Public Schools learned today that one individual at Reiche Community School, Brackett Street on the west end, has tested positive for COVID-19, resulting in 15 close contacts having to quarantine. Due to the number of staff quarantining and the need to clean the building, Reiche will be closed to in-person instruction on Friday, January 15. Students and staff will transition to fully remote learning during that time. It is anticipated that the Reiche building will reopen for in-person instruction on Tuesday, January 19th.
Reiche students and families will receive communication from teachers regarding remote experiences and assignments. Meals will be available for students at Portland, Deering and Casco Bay high schools and the Talbot Community School from 1;00 pm to 2:00 pm.