Dear Parents and Guardians, We are writing to inform you that today, September 14, 2020 we learned that an individual who was last physically present at Naugatuck High School on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 tested positive for COVID-19. The Naugatuck Valley Health District has completed the contact tracing investigation and has determined that there was no exposure or risk. Naugatuck Valley Health District has recommended, and our medical advisor and I concur, that we will continue with in-person learning as scheduled. The Naugatuck Public School and Naugatuck Valley Health Districts are committed to maintaining a safe environment for students and staff. We continue to proactively monitor the illness of students and staff and implement strategies to safeguard the health of our school community. The safety of our school community remains our priority. We appreciate your support and understanding in these challenging times. In partnership, Chris Montini Superintendent Naugatuck Public Schools Carissa Caserta, MPH Acting Director Naugatuck Valley Health District Deborah Sauers Nursing Supervisor Naugatuck Public Schools
Dear Parents and Guardians, First, I’d like to thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate these unprecedented times. The safety of our students, staff, and community remains our priority. NPS has collaborated with the Naugatuck Valley Health District to complete the contract tracing investigation and determined that in-person learning at Naugatuck High School can resume on Monday, September 14, 2020, following the Monday-Wednesday / Tuesday-Thursday schedule. NPS will continue to work hard to implement strategies to safeguard the health of our students and staff and will keep health and safety at the forefront in all that we do. I’d like to thank the NHS staff who implemented the safety and mitigation protocols which led to the quick return to in-person learning. In partnership, Christopher Montini Superintendent
Good morning, Starting today, Thursday September 10, 2020 distance learner meal pick up will be changing to expand pick-up times. City Hill Middle School cafe in the lower parking lot will be open for pick up from 8 am to 9 am and 11:45 am to 12:45 pm . Naugatuck High School in front of the auditorium will be open for pick up from 11:15 am to 12:45 pm Please note that Naugatuck Public Schools has been given temporary permission by the USDA to provide breakfast and lunch to any child 18 and under even if they are not registered in Naugatuck Schools. If the child is unable to come in person to get their meals only the child's parent or guardian can pick it up for them. If you have any questions please contact Kate Murphy at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear Parents and Guardians, We are working with the Naugatuck Valley Health District to conduct our contract tracing investigation. Contact tracing is a public health intervention in which the contacts of a person with a communicable disease are identified, and possibly tested, quarantined or isolated to interrupt the transmission of the virus in a population. Individuals who meet the following criteria will be contacted by Naugatuck Public Schools and Naugatuck Valley Health District staff: Individuals who were within 6 feet of someone who has COVID-19 for a total of 15 minutes or more (does not need to be consecutive time). Individuals who have had direct close contact with a person who is diagnosed with COVID-19. This can be physical contact with the person such as hugging or kissing them, they coughed, sneezed or somehow got respiratory droplets on you, or you have shared eating or drinking utensils. Individuals who provide care at home to someone who is sick with COVID-19. Close contacts of any person diagnosed with COVID-19, regardless of a school exposure, are required to quarantine for 14 days from the last exposure to the positive individual. It is very important to answer the call and provide any necessary information to health officials. All information obtained through the investigation will be kept confidential. If you are not contacted, you or your child(ren) had no known exposure. In-person learning at Naugatuck High School is suspended for Thursday (all NHS students will participate in distance learning from home) and virtual learning on Friday will continue as usual. On Friday, we will communicate the status for in-person learning at NHS for Monday, September 14, 2020. As always, the safety of our students, staff, and community is our first priority. In partnership, Chris Montini
Dear NPS Community: As we look forward to welcoming your child back to school, we want to ensure that our school community is working together to promote health and safety for ALL. Please be reminded of the following guidelines: In accordance with state requirements, all students and staff will wear face masks when they are inside the school building and on buses. Students who have medical reasons making it unsafe to wear a mask shall provide documentation to the School Nurse from a licensed MD/DO/NP attesting that the medical condition prevents them from having the ability to wear a mask safely. Parents or Guardians should perform the Parent at Home Screener prior to leaving for school to identify fever and other possible COVID-19 symptoms. Whether your child is attending school in-person or virtually, attendance for will be taken daily using Powerschool. If your child is going to be absent, please follow the normal attendance protocols by contacting the school to notify them. If your child is sick you will speak to the school nurse to discuss symptoms and determine next steps. CSDE guidelines regarding when a child can return to school are embedded for your review. Your child’s school nurse will use these guidelines to assist you in determining when your child may return to school. The school nurse will also consult with the local health department to guide this process. Should your child need to be out of school for 10 or more days, the school will transition your child to temporary online learning. Thank you for your continued partnership. We are very excited for your child(ren) to return to school!
Hello families, The YMCA will be offering before and after school care for all Naugatuck students in grades K-8. This program will start on the first day of school and cover all the half-days in September. The YMCA program will continue providing childcare after Oct. 2 and has plans in place to accommodate whatever the future holds, whether the schools continue with half-days, full days, or a hybrid model. The YMCA serves the community by providing proven, safe, quality childcare for all children ages five through 12 enrolled in one of the Naugatuck schools. The program creates a comfortable, secure environment that allows each child to develop his/her sense of self-esteem, sense of belonging, and a sense of accomplishment. This program permits children to choose some of their daily activities. It is designed to be a comprehensive childcare program based upon the fundamental factor of positive child development relative to physical, social, and emotional growth. It is fully licensed by the State of CT. Bus transportation is provided to and from the schools. The YMCA accepts continuous enrollment on a space-available basis. Locations : Western Elementary School Andrew Avenue Elementary School YMCA building on Church St. ( If schools have to close all children will have their distance learning in the YMCA building.) Hours: Before School : 7 a.m. until the start of school After School : Dismissal until 6 p.m. Full-time or Part-time Distance learning support at the YMCA School vacations and Holiday care are available for an additional fee and run from 7:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Rates: Quality care at a reasonable cost. We are a participating Care 4 kids provider. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify. Signup & Questions: Contact Sherri Beck Call 203-729-9622 Email email@example.com Distance Learning: The children will follow the schedule set forth by the schools for the distance learning portion to be sure they complete their school work as assigned. COVID Policies : The YMCA will be following the schools' policies, the State of CT Office of Early Childhood Policies and the Naugatuck YMCA Policies. Naugatuck YMCA location : 284 Church Street Naugatuck, CT 06770 Phone : 203-729-9622 Fax : 203-723-0083 Website : naugatuckymca.org
Hello families, SPARK will be offering before and after school care for students at Hop Brook Elementary School and Maple Hill Elementary School and after school care only at Cross Street Intermediate. All programs are located right on-site in the school cafeteria and gym. This program will start on the first day of school and cover all the half-days in September. SPARK will continue providing childcare after Oct. 2, whether the schools continue with half-days, full days, or a hybrid model. Space is still available. Call SPARK's office at 203-729-2980. Hours: Before School (Maple Hill & Hop Brook): 7 a.m. until the start of school After School (Maple Hill, Hop Brook & Cross St): Dismissal until 6 p.m. Rates: $12 Morning $28 Afternoon - half-day rate (Discounts for siblings) Due at sign-up: $25 Registration Fee or $35 per Family 2-week security deposit based on your child’s schedule Distance Learning: Our staff will assist your child in logging on and completing their required schoolwork on the Chromebook at the program. Covid Policies : SPARK will follow all of the same policies the school district has implemented.
Good afternoon Parents and Guardians, I hope this message finds you and your family well and without significant damage from the storm. Unfortunately, I know many of you remain without power (we just got ours back yesterday). Today at noon, Eversource indicated that they hope to have power restored to all customers by Tuesday. Hopefully, all will be restored sooner. Although we considered postponing due to power outages, we have we have decided to continue with the webinar scheduled for tomorrow at 2:00 p.m. to review the return to school plans for those who have access. We will record the webinar and post it on the website for those of you who are unable to attend. The link to register for the Zoom webinar is listed below. You'll have to register for the webinar with your name and an email address. Once you register, you'll be prompted to download Zoom (it's free) on your device. Because of this, it's best to register in advance of the meeting. In addition, we've started a Frequently Asked Questions page to our website that be accessed from the Return to School button. In partnership, Christopher Montini Superintendent of Schools Zoom Webinar Information: You are invited to a Zoom webinar. When: Aug 8, 2020 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Topic: Return to School Webinar for Parents and Guardians Register in advance for this webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_PsOTQmnuR6uYF7fXNmNQFA After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.