A Message from Nurse Scripture:

                                                                                                                                                              January 18, 2019

Dear Parents/Guardians,

We have had a confirmed case of Influenza A (‘’the flu’’) at PADS.  Symptoms of Influenza are fever, cough, runny nose, sore throat, muscle aches, headache and tiredness.  Some (especially children) will have vomiting and diarrhea as well. Influenza is spread by tiny droplets made when people cough, sneeze or talk if those droplets land on or in someone’s mouth or nose nearby.  Less often, it could be spread by touching a surface or object with flu virus on it and then touching their mouth or nose. People are most contagious with flu the first 3-4 days after their illness begins.  It is possible to infect others 1 day before showing symptoms and up to a week or more after.

Please keep in mind that in general, students should not be returning to school after having fever, vomiting or diarrhea until they have been without those symptoms for at least 24 hours and without using fever-reducing medications such as Tylenol or Ibuprofen.  Please reinforce with your children the importance of washing hands well and often, coughing/sneezing into their sleeve, away from others and keeping fingers away from eyes, nose and mouth at all times.

For more information about flu go to https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/index.html

When you call the school to report an absence, please provide details such as “fever and coughing” or “vomiting”.  This is helpful for tracking illnesses. If you have any questions/concerns please feel free to contact me at 207-848-4048 or angela.scripture@schools.hermon.net

Angie Scripture, RN

School Nurse

Patricia A. Duran School

Important Safety Notice:

When you arrive at school in the mornings you will see that our drop off loop in front of the gym is open for drop offs. It is a one way loop that brings you through the one way visitor and 10 minute parking lot in front of the school. There will be absolutely no passing of vehicles in the drop off loop. You must enter and exit behind the vehicle in front of you. The loop will be open from 8:30-9:00. All other times of the day it is closed for dropping off, as it is our fire lane.
Parking is to be in the large parking lot to the side of the school and on the grass area as needed. We will have staff directing traffic for the next few days. There will be staff helping students from the drop off loop throughout the year.
Please notice and abide by the marked sidewalks and crossing areas. They are here to keep you safe.

Mrs. J. Perry, Principal
HES strives to maintain a safe, healthful, happy learning environment where the academic focus is evident and successful.
School Pledge
I am a unique,
and valuable person.
I respect myself
and I must
respect others.
My words and
actions are kind,
safe, and honest.
I accept only my best
in all I do.
I am proud to be me.
School Song
(to the tune of This Land is Your Land)
This school is your school,
this school is my school.
From the Pre-K students
to the 4th grade classrooms.
From the cafeteria,
to the outside playground.
This school was made
for you and me.
There’s math and science,
and social studies.
There’s a great library,
some art and music.
There’s computer and P.E.,
reading and writing.
This school was made
for you and me.
Use the links to the left to find helpful websites from “Kids’ Links”,  Grade level pages and more.

The federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) requires all states, school districts, and schools to provide annual report cards to parents and communities. The report card displays statewide as well as district achievement data in the areas of reading and math for students in grades 3-8,  and at the 3rd year of high school. Science achievement is reported at grade 5, 8 and at the 3rd year of high school. Report Card information can be found here.

Hermon Elementary School Is Thinking GREEN!


During the last several years, HES teachers have begun a program to reduce the amount of trash generated at our school. We are pleased that No Sort recycling has come to HES, and do our best to direct all appropriate items to those containers.

We are encouraging all students who bring juice or water to school, to use some type of refillable bottle. This is a win-win-win endeavor: your child will learn a valuable lesson (Maine State Learning Results: Science and Technology C3), you will help our school (and planet), and you will save $$$.



First REDUCE, then REUSE, then RECYCLE, always RESPECT.



For questions or comments about the HES web site, please e-mail clare.caddell@schools.hermon.net