News & Announcements:
May 14, 2020
Dear Canterbury Families:
Please know we continue to be very concerned about you and your families during this very stressful time.
We will continue to provide communication to you on a regular basis.
Your help and cooperation with the schools and their amazing and dedicated staff has been appreciated and is encouraging to the Board of Education and the administration during these past two months. As you are aware Governor Lamont has ordered all schools closed through June 30, 2020. The last day of school in Canterbury is Friday, June 12th. Our plans are to provide an exciting and strong “remote learning program” until the very last day of school.
- It is imperative that we continue with the recommended CDC guidelines for social distancing. As of May 14th, Canterbury has 11 confirmed positive cases of Covid-19. While the numbers have gone up, Windham County continues to have the lowest number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in CT. Please remember to wash your hands often, stay home as much as possible, stay at least 6’ apart from others if you must go out, and cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face covering while out in public (cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2 or anyone who has trouble breathing).
- Separate summaries of the end of year grading policies are being communicated to parents by the two school principals.
- Canterbury Elementary School is planning a “send off” event for the 4th graders during the last week of school. Details will be forthcoming.
- Baldwin Middle School is having an 8th grade commencement program at the Canterbury Town Hall parking lot with students and families driving to and parking with all social distancing norms observed on Thursday, June 11th at 6pm. The rain date is June 12th. Details will be forthcoming.
- There is no “remote learning program” on May 25th, Memorial Day. “Grab and Go” meals will be delivered on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday that week.
- We would like to thank all the parents and friends of Canterbury Public Schools who so graciously donated their time and talents in making cloth masks for our schools. We truly appreciate your help in keeping our staff safe. If you would like to donate masks, please email Kim Jodoin at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are planning to organize a “Reopen School Task Force” to begin the complicated and challenging work to open educational programs in Canterbury at the end of the summer with guidance and direction from the State Health and Education departments. Because Covid 19 continues to evolve and with the lack of an effective vaccine, this work will be long and very complicated.
Our goal is to create a safe and healthy environment, one in which our families, students and staff will have confidence attending and working in. If you are interested in joining or contributing to this task force, please contact me at email@example.com by June 1, 2020.
Please continue the amazing job you are doing. Stay well as we complete the 2019-2020 school year 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