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James A. Connelly, Interim Superintendent of Schools,  860-546-6950



June 12, 2020

Dear Canterbury Families:

Thank you for your support and understanding as we complete this strange and unprecedented school year in a strong position. Below you will find some updates, and we plan to communicate with you through the summer via the Canterbury Public Schools website:

• As we close out such a strange and historical school year, we want to give a few safety reminders to our Canterbury families. Remember to follow the CDC guidelines on social distancing as we navigate the reopening of life as we know it. Also, as in summers past, we encourage you to practice seasonal safety. Wear sunscreen, be safe when swimming, wear your bike helmet, and stay hydrated.

• The emotional health of our students and families continues to be a focus for us as we manage the ongoing stress of the pandemic and racial tensions in the world. Our website will be updated with links to support families with talking to children about these very important topics. Please take the time and make the space necessary for children to express their concerns. Starting school in the fall will present us with opportunity to engage more with students on their thoughts and perceptions at a level appropriate for their age. Over the summer we will fine-tune our plan for meeting the emotional needs of students so we can help them transition safely back to school.

• “Grab and Go” meal program will go until June 30th. We will be delivering every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday until the end of the month. Every delivery will have meals for 2 days, including Friday that will have meals for Friday and Saturday. After June 30th meals will be available at locations serving summer meals. Towns include Griswold, Plainfield, and Windham.

Thank you for your efforts and support to our staff during this time. I know we are all looking for the day when we will meet again. Stay well.


James A. Connelly
Interim Superintendent of Schools


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