Dear Pemetic Families,


Yesterday we had the day off of school in observance of Veterans Day.  I would like to thank all those Veterans of the Southwest Harbor community who have served our country.  A truly selfless act in support of the values we cherish as Americans. 


I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all of our parents who have been thoughtfully following our MDIRSS Screening Tool if students are feeling unwell and having them stay home. In some cases it has led to the finding of a positive case that has protected the rest of the school community and potential disruption that contact tracing can have. It is a delicate balance of wanting all students in school and at the same time protecting the school community as a whole. Thank you!


This past week saw the beginning of the winter sports season as basketball tryouts began for boys and girls.  We are combined with Tremont to be able to field both an A and B team. Details regarding spectators will be released prior to our first home game on December 13th.  


This coming week The MDI Hospital will be conducting a COVID-19 vaccination clinic. They will be at Pemetic on Wednesday the 17th. See the vaccination details below if you choose to sign your child up. 


Picture re-take day is on Thursday the 18th.  We still have time to bring in donations for the Thanksgiving Basket food drive. See the flyer below for details about requested items. 


If you have any questions regarding travel as we head into the Thanksgiving and winter holiday season you can find that information on the Maine CDC website or just click the following link - Maine CDC COVID-19 Travel information.

I hope you all have a fabulous weekend. 


Mr. Z

Hello Families,

Our COVID-19 vaccine clinic will be held at Pemetic Elementary on November 17th. Consents must be turned in by November 15th.  The clinic for the second shot will be on December 9th.  Vaccines are only available to students ages 5-11.  You can access the form by clicking here A Patient Acknowledgement Form.  Also the paper form will be going home with the qualifying students that are present in school. Please return the consent form as soon as possible, if you want your child vaccinated against COVID-19.

Please call or email me if you have any questions.


Pediatricians Share: What Parents Need to Know about the COVID-19 Vaccine for Children

The CDC has recently recommended 5 to 11 year old children receive the COVID-19 vaccine, offering a way for parents to protect their children and families from COVID-19 infection. Join MECAP for a forum featuring Maine pediatricians as they share information about children and the COVID-19 vaccine and give advice on what to consider when making the decision to vaccinate children against COVID-19. There will be time for questions from the audience.


  • Gretchen Pianka, MD, MPH, Pediatrician at Central Maine Pediatrics
  • Jillian Gregory, DO, Pediatric Critical Care Physician at Maine Medical Center
  • Sydney Sewall, MD, MPH, Pediatrician at Maine General Health
  • Michael Ross, MD, Pediatrician at Northern Light Pediatric Primary Care

Moderator: Claire Berkowitz, President, Midcoast Maine Community Action

WHEN: Tuesday, November 9, 2021 from 6pm--7:15pm EST

WHERE: Via Zoom, register at to receive the webinar login information.

Picture Retake day will be Thursday, November 18th
Habits of Work Awards Handed Out This Week


Trewett Nietz


Grace Grey
Benjamin Coles


Cash Sawyer
Trewett Nietz
Stella Renner
Maddox Kebarian-Rumill
Declan Baesmann
Jackman Berzinis
Kieyara Gray
Izzy Lemoine
Jacob Aerts

The Pemetic Times
Click on the link to read the first publication of The Pemetic Times that the middle school students put together. Great job on your first issue!!
Please go to the Mount Desert Island Regional website for instructions and to complete an application. Any questions, call 244-5502.
Minecraft Social Club

Please Note
Minecraft Winter Session will start November 30th, 3:00-4:15

Monday, November 15th

Boys 3:00 - 4:30pm
Girls 4:30 - 6:00pm

Tuesday, November 16th

Girls 3:00 - 4:30pm
Boys 4:30 - 6:00pm

AYS 3/4  Girls 6:00 - 7:00pm

Wednesday, November 17th

Boys 3:00 - 4:30pm
Girls 4:30 - 6:00pm

Thursday, November 18th

Girls 3:00 - 4:30pm
Boys 4:30 - 6:00pm

AYS 3/4  Girls 6:00 - 7:00pm

 School starts at 8:15 for K-8. Students need to be in the classroom at 8:15, or they will be marked Tardy. 

Pre-K students from Tremont start at 8:15 - 11:15.

Pre-K students from Southwest Harbor start at 11:50 - 2:55.

Please call the office at 244-5502 and let us know if your child is going to be absent, tardy, or getting dismissed during the day.

Dismissal starts at 2:58 p.m., this year.  

Thank you. 
Please be aware that the menus are planned ahead, but like everywhere, there are unexpected shortages and supply issues that interfere with best laid plans.

We appreciate your understanding that meals may unexpectedly change and apologize for any inconvenience. 

Maybe during these uncertain times, packing some extra, healthy snacks may help with an unanticipated change in lunch.

Please go to this link to sign your child up for breakfast. This is a one time only sign up. 
Becoming active and involved in your child’s education, builds healthy children and a healthy community.  A great way to do so, is by joining the Pemetic PTO.  We strive to be an all inclusive and positive organization, committed to enhancing the lives of our students.  If you’re interested in joining, you can find us at our Pemetic PTO Facebook page, or you can join our Google Group by e-mailing Co-President Adam Babbitt at



MDI Community Response - A great, up-to-date site for all the latest Island resources and news related to COVID19.
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