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NEW CDC GUIDELINES FOR LEARNING


Posted Date: 03/22/2021

NEW CDC GUIDELINES FOR LEARNING

With last week’s new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control, Norwalk Public Schools is pleased to announce that the district will now be able to make additional space available for in-person learning. In accordance with the change in CDC guidelines, NPS will begin transitioning our classroom set ups to 3 feet of social distancing, instead of the 6 feet of distancing that has been in place since the start of the school year. 

Masks will still be required for all students and staff, and all hand washing, cleaning and other health protocols will also remain in place. Six feet of distancing will still be required in common areas and when masks are off. 

With this change, our district will be able to make more room available in classrooms for students. As a result, the hybrid option currently in place at the middle and high school levels will be discontinued based on the schedule below. An option for remote learning will still be available at all grade levels for families who prefer it. 

Principals will begin working with their custodians and other staff to implement this change using the following schedule:  

Elementary and K-8

Monday, March 29:  All elementary school buildings transition to 3 feet distancing, with the exception of Silvermine Grade 4 & 5 at the Jefferson annex. 

  • Monday, April 5:  Silvermine Grade 5 students move back to main building from Jefferson annex
  • Monday, April 12:  Silvermine Grade 4 students move back to main building from Jefferson annex, if space allows     

Middle Schools

Monday, April 5: All middle school buildings transition to 3 feet distancing. Students on hybrid learning will transition to in-person instruction, unless a family chooses to switch to full remote learning.  

High Schools 

Monday, April 19:  All high school buildings transition to 3 feet distancing. Students on hybrid learning will transition to in-person instruction, unless a family chooses to switch to full remote learning.  

Throughout these new changes, the health and safety of our students and staff continues to be our number one priority. We are very excited to welcome more NPS students back into their buildings.

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