Click below to enjoy some Read a Loud for our families to share during this month of celebration.
Today's Read along:
The Director of Bridgeport Department of Public Health, Lizette Earley RN, Nursing Supervisor and I work collaboratively when Bridgeport Public Schools is notified that a member of our school community has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19). The affected person is immediately instructed to remain home in self-isolation for 10 days and is provided with additional instructions to follow prior to returning to school. Family members are also instructed to self-quarantine and get tested.
Anyone who is considered a “close contact” with this person will be notified to quarantine by school or local health officials and provided with appropriate steps to take. Staff and students exhibiting any symptoms, or feeling ill, should remain home and call their medical provider to report their symptoms and ask about testing prior to seeking in-person care at a clinic, physician’s office, or hospital. Additional information is available on our website. https://www.bridgeportedu.net/Page/16030
MedicalCase: Individual who tests positive for SARS-CoV-2 by laboratory-confirmed PCR or Antigen Test.
BoardroomClose Contact: Person exposed for 15 minutes or more, cumulative in a 24-hour period, within six feet of a Case.
SchoolhouseSchool setting: classroom, other interior school location, bus stop, bus or other form of transportation, school grounds, or school-related event held at other locations.
January 29, 2021
Hello Bridgeport Public School Community,
To commemorate and celebrate the contributions to our nation made by people of African descent, American historian Carter G. Woodson established Black History Week (then called “Negro History Week”) nearly a century ago. The event was first celebrated during the second week of February 1926, because it coincided with the birthdays of both Abraham Lincoln (February 12) and abolitionist/writer Frederick Douglass (February 14). That week would continue to be set aside for the event until 1976 when, as part of the nation’s bicentennial, it was expanded to a month. Since then, U.S. presidents have proclaimed February as National African American History Month.
Black History Month honors the contributions of African Americans to U.S. history. Among prominent figures are Madam C.J. Walker, who was the first U.S. woman to become a self-made millionaire; George Washington Carver, who derived nearly 300 products from the peanut; Rosa Parks, who sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott and galvanized the civil rights movement; and Shirley Chisholm, who was the first African American woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.
We must draw inspiration and guidance from the past and through that inspiration find tools and pathways that will help our students strive for success. We cannot help but to be inspired by Martin Luther King’s oratory, commitment to racial justice, and his ultimate sacrifice. King's work and impassionate call for racial equality for African Americans has inspired generations. As our nation continues to struggle with some of the very same issues Dr. King faced; his legacy is a reminder to all of us that many of the positive changes that have happened in this country came about because people were willing to fight for them. Let's be reminded that when we come together and speak with one voice, we can make a big difference.
IMPORTANT INFORANTION FOR PARENTS OF ENGLISH LEARNERS. We need all EL staff to help get this information out to families.
I would also like to have the link send to all families with the following message.
Hello Bridgeport Public School Families,
The attached link includes important information for parents of English Language Learners. We have included the information in several languages.
Kaizala will be our School base communication for our parents. Please take a moment to download this app and click the link above. Scroll to your child's/children's homeroom teacher/s and click all the links attached. Of course you would only click Portuguese or Spanish, if your child takes those classes. IMPORTANT: Please register your name as: name(childrens names) sample Maria(Jose,Kimberly). Thank you! :)
We need everyone to make sure you join this group!! This is for important messages for MCM parents. This is the QR code.