Good afternoon, Your child at Ansonia Middle School has been invited to join our Ansonia Charger Club – An Afterschool Program that we offer to students in grade 6th, 7th, and 8th. If you would like your child to attend this program please come to the Ansonia Middle School Cafeteria on Wednesday, September 15th at 6:00 PM. It is a teacher recommended program and is also first come first serve. There you will enroll your child in the program. If you have any question you can contact Mary Lynn Mott at 203-736-5095, Ext. 1010. Thank you and hope to see you on Wednesday night. Thank you!
Dear Parent/Guardian, Ansonia Public Schools in partnership with Naugatuck Valley Health District will be hosting a Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic on Friday, August 20th at Ansonia High School for anyone that is 12 years and older as well as any eligible household family members ! Please be advised that a parent/guardian must be present for the student to be vaccinated. Walk-ins are welcome but appointments are preferred. You can schedule your appointment by clicking this link: https://bit.ly/3m1BcJN Please wear loose fitting shirts where your upper arm can be easily exposed. You will be required to sit and wait for an observation period after being vaccinated. Please review the attached Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine. This document contains the most recent and basic information about COVID-19 disease and the Pfizer vaccine. Please complete the attached Recipient Registration Form for each person that will be receiving the Pfizer vaccine. This information is required for the Vaccine Administration Management System (VAMS). Please review the attached Pre-Vaccination Checklist. Please print and complete page 1 for each person that will be receiving the Pfizer vaccine. This checklist is required for each person’s appointment. Review the rest of this document for information about the vaccine. If you can, please bring a photocopy of identification and insurance cards for all individuals receiving vaccine. ID is required. Uninsured will not be turned away. We look forward to seeing you on Friday, August 20th as we increase our efforts to #VaxtheValley and get #Vax2SchoolCT!
Dear Ansonia Public School Families, With the approach of the 2021-22 school year, the Connecticut Department of Public Health and the State Department of Education have jointly released a document titled: “ Interim Recommendations for COVID-19 Prevention in Connecticut's PreK-12 Schools .” Click here to access it. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with what it says, now that we are just a few weeks away from the start of the school year for all students on Aug. 26, 2021. We expect further guidance from the State in the next few weeks and will continue to share information about what you can expect for your child this fall. We are committed to providing a safe and a positive learning experience for all students. The information below is to help you prepare for the school year. We will provide updates as new information arises, and we will send out that information through Parent Square and post on our website, www.ansonia.org as well as our Facebook page , www.facebook.com/AnsoniaPublicSchools . Here are a number of things to plan for: Our school district will be guided by the Department of Public Health, with supports provided by the Naugatuck Valley Health District. In-person instruction is a priority. We plan to start the year fully in-person. There is no option for voluntary remote instruction. Face coverings will be required of all students and staff in school and on the bus. Every attempt to socially distance (3 feet or more between students) will be made. Ventilation systems will continue to be inspected and maintained. Cleaning protocols will continue to be followed. More information about protocols for COVID positive cases will be provided before the start of the school year. Extracurricular activities will begin either on time or with minimal delay/modification. Student-athletes will receive additional information about interscholastic sports. Things you and your family can do: Follow the rules and set the example. If eligible, get vaccinated. Wash your hands regularly. If unvaccinated, avoid indoor congregate settings. Do not send your children to school if they are symptomatic. Have a plan in case your child is required to isolate or quarantine. Sincerely, Steve Bergin, Assistant Superintendent of School
July 30, 2021 Dear Ansonia Public School Families: As we prepare for the start of the new school year, we wanted to let you know about a change in our student database program. We have used Tyler SIS (TEMS) for the past 10 years, and we rolled out a parent portal so parents could check student schedules, etc. This summer, we have been working on a transition to PowerSchool, which will also feature a parent portal once the system is up and running. Therefore, please note that you CANNOT access your child’s schedules in the Tyler (TEMS) system for the coming year. We will provide further updates as we get closer to our first day of school on Aug. 26, 2021. Thank you for your understanding during this transition period! Sincerely, Steve Bergin, Assistant Superintendent of Schools
July 21, 2021 Dear Parents and Guardians: Today we were made aware that an individual at Prendergast School tested positive for COVID-19. The individual was last in the building on Wednesday, July 20, 2021 . Although this impacted our school, the close contact of others was not widespread. All individuals with whom these persons were in close contact have been notified and have been ordered to quarantine. Under the District’s protocols, our school-based teams responded quickly to get the information needed to make the best decisions possible. While we cannot share the full details for privacy reasons, we can inform you that Ansonia Public Schools continues to work closely with the Naugatuck Valley Health District to perform contact tracing and quarantine close contacts to prevent the spread of the virus. Quarantining as a result of close contact tracing is not an indication that someone has contracted the virus; it is simply a prudent and precautionary step. We cannot oversell the fact that our best protection from broad transmission of COVID-19 within our schools and community is a knowledgeable and attentive population. You have a part to play in keeping everyone safe by performing a daily health screening. Families should err on the side of caution when deciding whether or not to send children to school if symptoms develop. Health screening should happen each day with your child prior to sending them to school. You may always contact our nursing staff if you have questions or concerns. We will keep you up-to-date on any further developments as they happen. We will also continue to follow all recommended safety protocols. Finally, please remain Ansonia Strong as we all face this national health crisis together. Sincerely, Tara Lanese Tara Lanese ESY Coordinator 21 de Julio de 2021 Queridos Padres y Guardianes: Hoy nos enteramos de que una persona de la escuela Prendergast dio positivo por COVID-19. El individuo estuvo en el edificio por última vez el Miércoles, 20 de Julio de 2021 . Aunque esto afectó a nuestra escuela, el contacto cercano con otras personas no fue generalizado. Todas las personas con las que estas personas estaban cerca el contacto ha sido notificado y se le ha ordenado que se ponga en cuarentena. Según los protocolos del distrito, nuestros equipos escolares respondieron rápidamente para obtener la información necesaria para tomar las mejores decisiones posibles. Si bien no podemos compartir todos los detalles por razones de privacidad, podemos informarle que las Escuelas Públicas de Ansonia continúan trabajando en estrecha colaboración con Naugatuck Valley Health Distrito para realizar el rastreo de contactos y poner en cuarentena a los contactos cercanos para evitar la propagación del virus. La cuarentena como resultado del rastreo de contactos cercanos no es una indicación de que alguien haya contraído el virus; es simplemente un paso prudente y precautorio. No podemos exagerar el hecho de que nuestra mejor protección contra la transmisión amplia de COVID-19 dentro de nuestra las escuelas y la comunidad son una población informada y atenta. Tienes un papel que desempeñar para mantener a todos a salvo mediante la realización de un examen de salud diario. Las familias deben pecar de cautelosas al decidir si enviar o no a los niños a la escuela si se desarrollan los síntomas. Los exámenes de salud deben realizarse todos los días con su hijo/a antes de enviarlo al colegio. Siempre puede comunicarse con nuestro personal de enfermería si tiene preguntas o inquietudes. Lo mantendremos informado sobre cualquier nuevo desarrollo a medida que suceda. También continuaremos siguiendo todos los protocolos de seguridad recomendados. Finalmente, permanezca Ansonia Con Fuerza mientras todos enfrentamos esta crisis de salud nacional juntos. Atentamente, Sinceramente, Tara Lanese Tara Lanese ESY Coordinadora
Naugatuck Valley Health District BACK TO SCHOOL IMMUNIZATIONS Appointments Available Monday-Thursday 10 – 3 pm Immunizations Available : Hib, MMR, Varicella, Meningococcal, Pneumococcal, Tdap, Dtap, Polio, H epatitis A, & Hepatitis B FREE For Children on Husky (Up to 18 years old) Or $20.00 For The First Vaccine/$10.00 For Each Additional Vaccine To make an appointment, call: (203) 881-3255 Ext: 107 Naugatuck Valley Health District 98 Bank St, Seymour, CT 0648