Superintendent Letter: Learning Plan Update



Dear Families,

Yesterday, 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 November 2 to November 6, we will remain in a hybrid model. UPDATED

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

  • Our city is still in a “red alert status” meaning that our positivity rates are still high. 

  • The CT Department of Health maintains that schools are 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.

  • Please be extra careful this weekend if you are planning to enjoy any Halloween celebrations. Your health and safety is of the utmost importance.

 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 welcome to attend 4 days UPDATED
Nov 9-13 Hybrid model 2 days & ALL IEP students welcome to attend 4 days UPDATED
Nov 16-20 All students in 4 days a week (remote learning on Wednesday) UPDATED


As a reminder

Next Week:

  • Cohort A attends school Monday only

  • There is no school on Election Day, November 3

  • Remote learning only on Wednesday, November 4

  • Cohort B attends school on Thursday and Friday

The Week of November 9:

  • Cohort A attends school on Monday and Tuesday

  • Wednesday, November 11 is Veterans Day, no school.

  • Cohort B attends school on Thursday and Friday

At this point, the community rates need to lower before we can move into full in-person learning. I hope you are all safe and well. 


Kristen E. Stringfellow Ed.D.

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NPS Calendar 2020-21

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