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