Dear Members of the Fairfield Public Schools Community
Good afternoon, I am providing a brief update on several matters this afternoon.
Due to the forecast for tomorrow afternoon, the Board of Education meeting is postponed to Thursday, August 6, at 7:30 pm. On the Board’s agenda that evening will be a discussion of the hybrid model as the instructional model to begin the 20-21 school year. This would replace the in-person model in all grades, PK to 12. Parents will continue to have the option of selecting remote learning for their students.
Also, on the Board meeting agenda that evening will be representatives of the Fairfield Department of Health who will answer Board member questions on the health data and reopening plan.
Because of the delay of the Board meeting, there will be a corresponding delay in the family survey. The survey will now go out on Monday, August 11 and will conclude on August 16.
In order to help you make a decision on which model to select we will provide a webinar on Tuesday, August 11 at 7 pm. That webinar will explore the schedules and instructional plans for all of the learning models, including hybrid. We will send the link to this webinar next week.
Finally, we continue to receive new guidance from the state on reopening plans and requirements. We received today information from the departments of Education and Public Health on how to choose the appropriate instructional model for the start of school. That information is called Addendum 4 and will be posted later today on the district’s COVID web page under School Reopening Information and Resources. This information has been shared with the Health department.
We will be making annotated changes to the Reopening Plan and will share those with you when they occur.
Stay safe tomorrow and take care, Mike
Superintendent of Schools
Fairfield Public Schools