This school year Ansonia Public Schools provided devices to students for use. Now that every student has a device they will continue to use that device next school year. As this school year comes to a close your child will retain their device over the summer and bring it with them to school when classes resume in August. The devices are for school use only and should be stored in a safe location over the summer. If your child is graduating, or leaving the district prior to August, please return the device to their current school. Thank you and have a great summer!
Dear Ansonia Families: If you’ve already taken the survey, Thank You ! If you have NOT already completed the survey, we encourage you to take a few minutes to do so. Please fill out THIS SURVEY by Thursday, April 22nd. We would like to find out how many families would be interested in vaccinating their children 16+ with Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine if offered. We also would like to know how many other individuals within the student's household would be interested in getting the COVID-19 vaccine if offered. Thank you!
Dear Ansonia Public School Families: We would like to find out how many families would be interested in vaccinating their children 16+ with Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine if offered. We also would like to know how many other individuals within the student's household would be interested in getting the COVID-19 vaccine if offered. Please complete THIS SURVEY Thank you!
April 8, 2021 Dear Ansonia Public School Families: In the event that you plan to travel during the April Break next week, we feel that it is important to remind you of the guidelines that you should follow in order to help keep our community safe. Here is information that was just released today from both the CT State Department of Education and the Department of Public Health about traveling: Individuals or families planning overnight out-of-state travel in the coming weeks, and even those planning only in-state or regional day-trips, have the potential to return home with unrecognized SARS-CoV-2 infection. This is especially true where travel involves states with fewer restrictions and safety measures in place, where compliance with masking and other mitigation strategies may be low, and where more contagious virus variants may be widely circulating. Of particular concern for families with members who either attend or work at K-12 schools and students and school staff returning from travel and subsequently reporting to school during their infectious period, could significantly impact the continuing operation of schools for in-person learning in the weeks following spring breaks. The responsibility lies with individuals and families to take the steps necessary to protect themselves, their school communities, and others before, during, and after travel, as it would not be reasonable to expect schools to investigate or enforce recommendations related to private activities. Both the CDC and DPH continue to recommend against out-of-state travel during this time. However, for individuals and families associated with K-12 schools in Connecticut who choose to travel in the coming weeks (for spring break or otherwise) the following actions are recommended : Continue to utilize all appropriate mitigation strategies while traveling (including mask wearing, distancing, symptom recognition, etc.) regardless of whether the policies and procedures in place at your destination mandate them. Before travel, review the current DPH and CDC recommendations for travel during COVID-19and be sure to plan sufficient time for any necessary actions. Follow DPH and CDC best-practice quarantine and testing procedures upon return, including: quarantining for a full 7 days, even with a negative COVID-19 test result obtained between days 3-5; or quarantining for a full 10 days without testing; and continuing to monitor for symptoms during all quarantine periods. Individuals or families choosing not to observe quarantine should at a minimum: get tested for COVID-19 after they return; stay out of school until they receive a negative test result back from the laboratory; be acutely and continuously aware of any symptoms of COVID-19 that they or their family members may develop in the two weeks after travel; and be prepared to immediately isolate/quarantine themselves if/when symptoms develop. In the unfortunate event that you or someone in your household is not feeling well and has a COVID test pending, we kindly ask that you keep all students home until the negative test result is confirmed so as not to potentially infect other students or staff. As we return from Spring vacation on April 19, 2021, we would like to share that K-8 will return to a full week of in-person classes . This means there will no longer be remote learning on Wednesday. If we all continue to work together with the goal of keeping our schools open and do all we can to keep each other healthy and safe, we will have a successful end to this school year and Finish Strong! Sincerely, Dr. Joseph DiBacco, Superintendent of Schools
April 7, 2021 Dear Ansonia Public School Families: I am pleased to inform you that as of Monday, April 19, 2021, we will be open inperson five days a week through the end of the school year for all students in Mead, Prendergast and Ansonia Middle School. Ansonia High will remain on an early release schedule. Parents whose children are opting for remote learning may keep their children in remote learning for the remainder of this school year. We ask that you continue to do your part in following all CDC COVID-19 safety protocols. I am also sharing more details about the upcoming changes to the location of several Pre-K classes and our sixth grades. This summer, the School Readiness classrooms (Butterflies, Dragonflies and Grasshoppers) that have been located in Ansonia Middle School will be moved to Prendergast School. The Board of Education Pre-K classrooms (Honeybees and Ladybugs), which have also been in AMS, will be relocated to Mead School, joining the Smart Start Pre-K classroom there. We anticipate that these moves will be completed by mid-August 2021. We plan to make this transition as smooth as possible for all children, families and staff. The sixth grades will move out of the two elementary schools and into Ansonia Middle School this summer. The sixth graders will be placed in learning teams, similar to that of the seventh and eighth graders. AMS Principal Peter Colaccino expressed his excitement about the prospect of the sixth graders joining their older peers, as well as the opportunity this move will afford to all of our early adolescents. Have a great Spring Recess next week - and stay Ansonia Strong! Sincerely, Dr. Joseph DiBacco, Superintendent of Schools
This is an important message from Ansonia Public Schools. Good evening, due to busing and staffing issues Ansonia Public Schools will have a remote learning day on Monday March 29, 2021, for all of our schools. We apologize for any inconvenience and will provide you with more information as it becomes available. Thank You Dr. Joseph DiBacco Superintendent
Ansonia Public Schools has switched to a new communication platform called ParentSquare. This new platform has many advantages and features that the prior system did not have. Information has already been sent to parents and guardians regarding accessing and using ParentSquare. If you'd like to check out some of the features available please follow this link: https://www.parentsquare.com/features/