376 Wayne Street Bridgeport, CT 06606
Main Office 203.275.4650 • Fax 203.337.0180 • Nurse's Office 203.275.4661 • Mrs. Rebecca Cabrera, Principal
BRIDGEPORT PUBLIC SCHOOLS
April 5, 2021
Hello Bridgeport Public Schools Students, Families and Staff,
As we welcome more students back to full in person learning 4 days a week on April 19th, we will continue to strictly follow health and safety guidelines and implement COVID 19 prevention strategies. New guidance from health officials advises that distances of less than 6 feet are possible because of our current mitigation strategies and increase in the COVID vaccination rate in the community, especially among educators and school staff.
Remote learning will continue for the remainder of the school year for those students who have health conditions that place them in a high-risk category. We understand that some families may continue to have concerns about sending their children to school for in person learning. We are hoping you will reconsider your decision. Students can continue to access their current classrooms through synchronous instruction on TEAMS. However, as more students return to schools, teachers will need to step away from the camera often so they can focus on the children in their classrooms.
There have been some questions and concerns raised around travel during the April break. Collectively, we have the responsibility to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community and follow state guidelines if you must travel. Therefore, if you are traveling with your children over the April break, please follow the recommendations of the State of Connecticut and keep your children home until they can be tested and receive a negative result. We want to keep everyone safe in school so we can remain open to in person instruction.
We look forward to welcoming our children back!
Michael J. Testani
Superintendent of Schools
March 8, 2021
Hello BPS Students, Families and Staff,
Bringing all students back to school for full in person learning has been our goal since we closed our school buildings nearly one year ago. Throughout this difficult time, we have worked closely with our state and local health officials. As the time away from the classroom has continued, concerns over students and staff emotional wellbeing has become more of a concern.
Over the past several weeks, the positivity rate has declined and we have been able to vaccinate all our staff who wished to be vaccinated. It is time for BPS to fully reopen our schools so all students can attend school in person. All students may return to full in person learning 4 days a week beginning on April 19, 2021. We will continue following our current Wednesday schedule. Our plans include distances of less than 6 feet in classrooms and lunchrooms. Guidance from health officials advise that these shorter distances are possible because of the reduction in the positivity rate, the administration of the vaccine and our mitigation strategies.
We will have all our staff who requested to be vaccinated by April 19, 2021. Remote learning will continue for the remainder of the school for those students who have health conditions that place them in a high-risk category. These students can continue to access their current classrooms through synchronous instruction on TEAMS.
For many families this news comes as a relief but this announcement of increased numbers of students in classrooms may create some anxiety. As we have done all year, we will continue to follow the health data when making decisions.
We will closely monitor the situation daily over the next several weeks. I will communicate with you as we learn more and I have more information to share.
We look forward to welcoming our children back!
Sincerely, Michael J. Testani Superintendent of Schools
April 12-16, 2021
School resumes Monday April 19 with IN-PERSON LEARNING FOR ALL!
Dear Madison Families,
Please consider your choice and let us know of your decision by next Wednesday, April 7th.
If you need assistance please call us at 203-275-4650.
Mrs. Cabrera, Principal
The School Nurse will follow up with any student who is Covid-19 positive or is considered a close contact.
The School Nurse will provide education and guidance to the family on the new guidelines regarding quarantine -
10 days without a Covid-19 test or 7 days IF a test is taken on DAY 5 of quarantine AND it is negative. The day of last contact is day 0.
It is important for families to self monitor for symptoms the entire 14 days.
Thank you for your assistance in keeping our school safe and healthy.
If you require meals for your remote learning children, meal pick up for remote learners at Madison is from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm daily.
Meal Pick-up is at the front door. Please ring the bell so we may assist you.
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EVERY DAY COUNTS!
Online or in the classroom, your child belongs in school every day.
If your child is absent from school please call the Main Office 203.275.4650
Absence is excused for illness and emergency only.
A note explaining the reason for absence is due the day your child returns to school.