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School Community News
Issue #12
Have a safe holiday weekend!

Gilbert School's fall semester starts on
Tuesday, September 8
For the first week of the school year, students in Cohort A will report for in-person classes on Tuesday, Sept. 8 and Wednesday, Sept. 9. Students in Cohort B will report for in-person classes on Thursday, Sept. 10, and Friday, Sept. 11.

All students, teachers, and staff must wear a mask when present in the school building!

Attention parents: The Gilbert School wants you to help us with screening students for Coronavirus symptoms. Please screen your children before you send them to school! If they display ANY symptoms, please keep them home!

Remote and hybrid learning will be part of this semester. We anticipate there may be some technological glitches. However, we will work on any solutions to any disruption to remote learning. We ask that you please be patient with us as we go through this unusual opening of school!

The Gilbert School fully intends to deliver the best education to our students in this school year!
TGS COVID Assessment guide
Interim Guidance for the Use of Face Coverings in Schools during COVID-19
Universal source control, or the wearing of face coverings (masks) that completely cover the nose and mouth at all times by everyone when in public or any time a person is within 6 feet of someone not living in their household, has been the most important mitigation strategy implemented during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to read the full story.
Interim Guidance for Responding to COVID-19
Scenarios in Connecticut School Districts
The Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) and State Department of Public Health (DPH) have collaborated to provide school districts with guidance and protocols for responding to specific COVID-19 scenarios that may occur with school reopening for the 2020–21 school year. This guidance complements the Containment Plan (p. 23) requirement of Adapt, Advance, Achieve: Connecticut’s Plan to Learn and Grow Together, which instructs school districts to develop written protocols for containment and immediate response related to symptoms of, diagnosis of, or exposure to the virus. Click here to read the full story.
Public Health Indicators on COVID19 Data 
Pulled from and represent 7 day rolling average of cases (confirmed and suspected) as calculated by the daily data reported by towns to the Connecticut Department of Public Health. As of this week, Winchester is in "orange" - which means that the number of COVID-19 cases in town favors moving to hybrid learning. Click here to read the full story.
CIAC press release on football
Main elevator being repaired
Due to circumstances beyond our control, the school building's main elevator is not functioning. It is continuing to be repaired and we are hoping the repair project will be completed soon.

The Gilbert School will be contacting families who have children who are dependant on the elevator to work out virtual teaching arrangements for the beginning of the school year.

Roof repair project
A roof repair project for the school building is ongoing. Work on the project will continue while classes are in session next week. The project was originally scheduled to be finished before the new school year, but was delayed due to the storm and power outage in August. The project will be completed after the first week of school.
7th Grade Orientation
Important informational videos for parents
Athletic department's parents meeting
Parents of Students Who Want to Participate in Gilbert Sports
On Tuesday, Sept. 8 at 5:30 p.m. the Gilbert Athletic Department will be holding their annual parents meeting. This will be a virtual meeting on the Zoom website. We will be discussing the Gilbert sports programs and what you need to know for your athlete to participate. We will also discuss the ever changing experience that is Covid-19 and how it is impacting sports here at Gilbert.  

This meeting is open to all parents. I look forward to seeing everyone there.
If you have any questions please contact the Athletic Director at:

Buckley Morgan
860 379-3721
TGS Supply list for students
School bus routes
Important information

The following important information pertaining to the fall 2020 reopening can be accessed via the following links:

Travel advisory
Attention all parents and students and families taking trips outside of Connecticut this summer:

The Gilbert School wants to remind you that if you travel to one of 33 locations on Connecticut's travel advisory list, when you come back to Connecticut you must self-quarantine for 14 days. You have to self-quarantine before the start of school.

Attention Gilbert Alumni! We want to stay in contact with you!

The Gilbert School
200 WIlliams Avenue
Winsted, CT 06098