Superintendent Letter: Learning Plan Update



Dear Families,

Today, meetings were held with Uncas Health and DOH (Department of Health) to review the health metrics related to COVID-19 in the City of Norwich. 

During the week of October 26-October 30 we will return to the hybrid model as planned. 

  • Positive tests in Norwich still appear to be trending downward.

  • We are hopeful that our positivity rate data in the City may have peaked.

  • The community as a whole still has a number of positive cases, schools tend to be very well controlled environments where multiple mitigation strategies are intentionally managed (frequent hand washing, mask use, monitoring symptoms, monitoring close contacts, cohorting, distancing, maximizing outdoor time, cleaning and disinfecting, etc.)

  • Everyone should remain vigilant in safety efforts to minimize risk outside of school.

 Phase in to Re-Open (As long as the health metrics remain favorable)

Aug 31-Sept 4

All staff in-Training

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 26-30

Hybrid model 2 days & High Need Students in 4 days

Nov 2-6

Hybrid model 2 days & ALL IEP students in 4 days

Nov 9-13

All students in 5 days a week (hybrid eliminated)


I hope you are all safe and well. We are eager to welcome our NPS students back to school.



Kristen E. Stringfellow, Ed.D.

Mark Your Calendar

NPS Calendar 2020-21

First page of the PDF file: nps-calendar_2020-21