News & Announcements:
June 2, 2020
Dear Canterbury Families:
As we begin the month of June and the end of our academic year on June 12th we would like to update you on activities and news that will bring us to the last day of school in a strong fashion.
Special Activities at Baldwin Middle School
For the end of the school year, we have a few events coming up at Baldwin. Later this week, on Friday, June 5th, we will be hosting a virtual BMS field day in the morning. Later that day, we will be holding a reverse parade at CES for all Canterbury students from 2-3:30. The 8th grade commencement goodie bag pickup will be that evening from 4-7 at BMS. Beginning on Tuesday, June 9th, and continuing on June 10, we will be opening the building to a limited extent to allow for Chromebook returns as well as student item pickups. We then finish the school year with our commencement, scheduled for Thursday, June 11th from 6-7 at the Canterbury Town Hall.
Special Activities at Canterbury Elementary School
The Celebration of the Arts will be done remotely Thursday, June 4th. We will share links to showcase videos of our CES Chorus and our CES artwork. The Reverse Hello Parade is Friday, June 5th, from 2-3:30 at CES. Both schools will gather at CES. The driveway will not open before 2 pm so please do not come early so that we have time to set up and maintain our social distancing. June 11th is the 4th Grade Send Off from 10-12. 4th graders and their families will participate in a celebration at CES June 11th in which each child will be able to place a personalized rock around a flowering tree that will be planted at CES in honor of this year’s 4th graders. Rain Date is June 12th from 10-12.
Special Education Extended School Year
Children eligible for Extended School Year Services (ESY), which is often loosely called “summer school” will receive virtual services because of the pandemic. It will take place on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays between the hours of 8:30 and 11:30 am. Specific times are determined by the child’s IEP. ESY will begin on July 7th and end on August 8th. We are looking forward to an exciting summer of virtual learning and making progress toward IEP goals!
As CT starts to reopen, we would like to stress the importance of continuing the guidelines for social distancing and wearing face coverings put forth by the CDC. Limiting face to face contact with others is still the best way to prevent the transmission of Covid-19. While it is tempting to resume all of our normal activities now that the warm weather is here, it is important to remember that the risk of exposure to Covid-19 is still with us. The state reopening is the first of many steps toward our new normal. Please follow the guidance the experts put forth. We want you and your family to be safe and healthy, and we look forward to the time we can be together again.
Please accept the appreciation of the Canterbury School District to the over 20 parents and community members who have volunteered to be part of the Reopening of School Task Force.
We will continue to communicate with you after the school closing on June 12, to keep you informed about the activities in the Canterbury School District as well as the work of the Reopening of School Task Force. Please continue the amazing job you are doing. Stay well during this stressful and uncertain time.
James A. Connelly
Interim Superintendent of Schools
45 Westminster Road, Canterbury, CT 06331
Phone (860) 546-6950 Fax (860) 546-6423
Important Information for Parents and Students for the 2019-2020 School Year