Superintendent Letter: Learning Plan Update

District

 

Dear Families,

This will serve as my final school learning model letter. We plan to remain in a full in-person learning model for the remainder of the school year.

The CT Department of Health DPH and Department of Education CSDE are strongly urging everyone eligible for the COVID vaccine to be vaccinated. DPH and CSDE have advised Superintendents that unless vaccination rates significantly increase in our state, the mask order may remain in effect for all CT Public Schools in the fall. Vaccination is the fastest and safest way to return to normal. DPH and CSDE advise that all people aged 12 and older should get vaccinated now so that they are fully vaccinated as of the first day of school as students will be returning to school in person.

Fully vaccinated students and adults are not required to quarantine from school/work if they are a close contact to a COVID positive person.

As soon as the FDA authorizes the COVID vaccine for administration to children under age 12,  I will work with UCFS to establish clinics in Norwich. Please keep checking your email throughout the summer for updates.

 

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
May 21 9.8
May 28 5.5
June 4 3.7
June 11 2.9

 

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
9.15% 14.58% 13.81% 16.08% 14.45% 11.44% 14.13% 26.69% 14.46%

 

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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