Stamford Public Schools has created a 44-member reopening taskforce to identify and address issues concerning the fall school year. The taskforce is made up of students, parents, teachers, administrators, business leaders and community members who are utilizing information provided by local and state governments and health professionals. Our eight subcommittees are looking at health and safety; teaching and learning; food service; transportation; family and community engagement; technology; facilities; and childcare.
At the July 22, 2020 BOE meeting, the district presented the complete details of the SPS Reopening Plan, as developed for submission to the CSDE. As required by the plan, each school district in Connecticut must include at least three educational model options, as follows:
- In-person with stipulations model requires students and staff to wear a mask as well as a plan for increased hand washing and sanitizing in order to mitigate the possibility of transmission.
- Hybrid model that includes a combination of in-person learning and Distance Teaching and Learning to reduce the number of students attending school in person on any given day.
- 100% Distance Teaching and Learning where all students participate in all instruction online.
Please note that the transition from one educational model to another, or the determination of which educational model we begin the school year with, is dependent upon the assessment and recommendation from the Stamford Department of Health, given the public health data available at that time. As we have seen over the past few months, the status of COVID-19 spread across communities is changing quickly. Therefore, having different educational plans ready and providing ongoing training for staff, students and families will be critical for future success in keeping our community safe.
365体育投注平台In support of the Reopening Plan, SPS will provide a device to all students as a part of our new 1:1 technology initiative and a Wi-Fi hotspot to any student in need. Families or staff members who require technology or support, should contact their individual building principal.
Stamford Public Schools Re-Entry Planning Information
Connecticut State Department of Education Information on Re-Opening
365体育投注平台Following are the links to information available on the Department of Education's website regarding plans for reopening schools.
(Fall 2020 State Re-Opening Plan) (06-29-20)