Superintendent Letter: Learning Plan Update

 

Dear Families,

We plan to remain in a full in-person learning model for the remainder of the school year.
Fully remote learners are still being honored by the Governor’s Office.

Important update about the remote learning option from the CT Department of Education:
The Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) continues to emphasize that access to in-person learning opportunities is a priority, both for educational access and the importance of the social-emotional support provided to students in the school building. At this time, the Connecticut State Department of Public Health (DPH) and the CSDE do not anticipate the need to mandate, due to public health necessity, continued voluntary remote learning options next school year.  

The Department of Health expects to be able to offer COVID vaccines to students aged 12-15 very soon. To that end, we are hoping to schedule vaccination clinics at each middle school.

Health Metrics-City of Norwich Positivity rate per 100,000:
October 19 40.7
October 26 30.8
November 2 22.4
November 9 18.1
November 16 33.4
November 23 43.3
November 30 40.9
December 7 38.1
December 14 61.5
December 21 70.3
December 28 65
January 4 82.3
January 11 111
January 18 110.6
January 25 87.4
February 1 69.9
February 8 49.3
February 15 30.1
February 22 20.6
February 28 19.5
March 7 17.2
March 14 18.1
March 20 14.8
March 27 20.3
April 3 22.1
April 16 25.4
April 23 23.2
April 30 18.1
May 7 18.6

 

Learning Model Plan (subject to change)
Sept 8-11 Hybrid in half days
Sept 14-Oct 1 Hybrid in full 2 days & High Need Students 4 days
Oct 2-16 Generally Remote (High Need Students in person)
Oct 19-23 Generally Remote add high-need students. Adult Education and pre-school in person.
Oct 26-Nov 13 Hybrid model
Nov 16-Dec 18 Hybrid model 2 days, All IEP & ESL students invited 4 days
Dec 21-Dec 23 Remote due to staffing
Jan 4-15 Hybrid model 2 days, All IEP & ESL students invited 4 days
Jan 20-29 Remote due to staffing
Feb 1-19 Hybrid model 2 days, All IEP & ESL students invited 4 days
Feb 22-Mar 5 All students invited 4 days a week (Wednesday is remote)
Mar 8-Jun 21 All in-person  students 5 days
 
Remote learning numbers by school as of today:
Huntington Mahan Moriarty Stanton Uncas Vets Wequonnoc Kelly Global
13.75% 14.52% 14.56% 16.57% 14.74% 12.34% 14.07% 26.13% 16.01%

 

I hope you are all safe and well.

Sincerely,
Kristen E. Stringfellow Ed.D. Superintendent

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NPS Calendar 2020-21

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