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    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 

Special Announcements from the Superintendent


    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



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  • April 19, 2021 Reopening


    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


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MADISON SCHOOL Special Announcements

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    Spring Break

    April 12-16, 2021

    School resumes Monday April 19 with IN-PERSON LEARNING FOR ALL!

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  • Dear Madison Families,

    1. We welcome all students  to return to full in-person learning beginning on Monday, April 19th .
    2. Madison School would like to make a smooth transition for each child’s return to the classroom. To do this, we need to know immediately what your preferred learning plan is for the remainder of the school year. 
    3. It is important that you please confirm with your child’s teacher by next Wednesday, April 7th, if your child is a remote learner and wishes to return to in-person learning on April 19th
    4. On April 19th, we will not be able to change the schedule. All families who have chosen in-person learning will have students learning in school full time from that date. 
    5. Remote students will then remain remote and will not be admitted back to in-person school this year.  
    6. In-person learning will continue on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday weekly.
    7. All students will remain remote every Wednesday.

    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.

    Thank you,

    Mrs. Cabrera, Principal

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  • Some reminders for our students and policy per BOE Bridgeport:
       ~If a student reports a covid case, confirmed or suspected, they must be referred to myself or Mrs. Cabrera.  If the student reports the case, you are allowed to confirm with the parent that there is concern for illness, and if the students report is accurate, the parent can be referred to the nurse or Mrs. Cabrera.  
       ~If a student is hospitalized or injured and a report is made verbally, the case must be referred to the nurse or Mrs. Cabrera. Documentation to return to school and physical activities is required.  This is for the safety of the student, and for the sake of liability. 
       ~If a student is sent home to quarantine, or a student distance learning is ill and cannot participate distance learning due to illness - you will be informed of the expected return to school date.  This information will either be emailed to you or left in your mail slot.
      ~If you have an absence note, excusing days absent, please make a copy and provide one to the front office to excuse the absence and one to the nurse mailbox for follow up.  The notes are needed in a timely manner, please? This would allow for follow up as necessary.


    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.  

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    Grab and Go
    breakfast/lunch is available daily at the front door for our remote learning students.

    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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Madison School Arrival and Dismissal Door Assignments

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Madison School COVID-19 Notification

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School Re-Opening Important Notices

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Madison School In-Person/Remote FAQs

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Social-Emotional Learning at Madison School

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    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.  

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