I hope this email finds you well. Even though we just finished the school year, we are already working on a “Return To In-Person Instruction Strategy”.
Governor Lamont announced an outline for the reopening of schools this Fall.
The plan, "
Adapt, Advance, Achieve: Connecticut's Plan to Learn and Grow Together
," calls for
to return to school
(five days per week) this fall. The plan highlights five strategies that schools across the state will have to implement in order to mitigate the spread of the virus:
Maximize social distancing
Frequent hand washing/use of hand sanitizer
Mandatory face coverings that completely cover the nose and mouth for students and staff
Enhanced cleaning/disinfection of spaces/surfaces
Keeping elementary and middle school students grouped in cohorts
Furthermore, the state's guidelines also require districts to have plans for remote learning and a hybrid model (in-person and remote learning) if there is a change in community spread of COVID-19. Today, the CSDE will release a detailed version of the plan which will include specific criteria to determine if/when districts need to ramp down to the hybrid model or remote learning.
The OEEC (Office of Education, Evangelization and Catechesis) has also mandated that Archdiocesan schools prepare a three phase Return To In-Person Instruction Strategy. I will be assembling a team comprised of teachers, members of our School Board, parents, and health care professionals. The team will assist me in creating action steps for each phase.
Additionally, I have already been conferring with John Karzar from the Town of Wetherfield and Susan Cowan our school nurse so that I stay apprised of the type of instruction that will take place in Wethersfield.
The health and well-being of each student and staff will continue to be my top priority. As plans evolve and finalize, I will continue to keep you informed.
Enjoy your evening!!
Ann T. Sarpu