Dear Members of the Fairfield Public Schools Community
As you are aware, a number of our neighboring districts are closing schools due to concerns that community members in those districts have contracted COVID-19. At this time, there are no similar concerns in Fairfield and our intent is to continue to open our schools until there is a reason to close. Again, a decision to close will be made in consultation with the town’s Health Department.
The timing of an identified case in Fairfield will determine how quickly we can transition to distance learning. The longer we can stay in school the more we can prepare and be better able to transition quickly from the traditional schooling format to a distance-learning model.
If closure happens within a day or two we will likely need to close schools (similar to a snow day) where no learning opportunities would be provided. Our teachers would not be working. We would then communicate to you when distance-learning would begin.
We continue to prepare for closure.
- Tomorrow we will be sending home necessary learning materials for all students.
- Friday we will dismiss early in order to give teachers time to prepare for distance learning lessons in the event of a closure.
- We are working on plans and communications for students, parents, and teachers that will detail resources, supports, and expectations for distance learning experiences. These plans, which will include means of addressing our special education students, will be sent as soon as they are ready.
We are here to support you and your families. These are new experiences and challenges for all of us. We appreciate your support as our staff work to provide learning for your children.
Take care of yourselves and your families
Superintendent of Schools
Fairfield Public Schools