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.

COVID vaccines are now available to students aged 12-15. There is a vaccination clinic being held at Kelly Middle School on Monday, May 17th and at Global Middle School on Tuesday, May 18th. In order for children to participate in this school-based clinic, a signed parental consent needs to be submitted to the school today. 

At this time, the outdoor mask requirement has eased in that students and staff who remain 6 feet apart when outside can shed their mask. As of May 20, 2021, the outdoor mask requirement in CT is lifted.

Yesterday, the CDC lifted the requirement for indoor masks (except in certain specific circumstances such as doctors' offices and hospitals) for fully vaccinated persons. We are awaiting guidance from DPH and CSDE to see how this will be organized in our schools. In the meantime, we will adhere to the previous guidance.

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
May 14 16.4

 

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
10.44% 14.52% 14.56% 16.57% 14.17% 12.45% 14.81% 26.17% 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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