COVID-19 Updates & Resources
End-of-year plans, free books, and P-EBT Cards
As you have probably already heard, the Governor has extended distance learning for the remainder of the school year. The last day of our virtual school year in Naugatuck is June 11. Meal distribution will continue at our 11 sites through June 30 from 11 am-1 pm M-F. After June 30, we will begin our summer meal program.
In the coming weeks, you will be hearing from schools regarding plans for June conferences as well as scheduled times in June to pick up student belongings. Schools will also be distributing Scholastic book packs for every PK-8 child thanks to the State Department of Education and a generous donation from the Nooyi Family. The books will be yours to keep.
I am also happy to share with you that the State will be distributing additional money directly to families for groceries through the Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) Program. Because we have Free lunch programs in all of our schools, each NPS family will be mailed a debit EBT card worth approximately $350 per K-12 student enrolled in our district. These EBT cards will be mailed directly to you from the Connecticut Department of Social Services (DSS) based on the primary address on file in our PowerSchool Database. PLEASE email or call your school secretary if you need to update your address information by Monday at 4 pm. The debit cards will be mailed with instructions in Late May through the end of June. You can find more information about the State’s P-EBT program on our P-EBT Questions and Answers page.
Please know how grateful we are for your continued partnership as we continue with distance learning for the remainder of the school year. We remain committed to supporting you in any way possible. Our plans for summer programming and next school year will be developed based on guidance from the state and communicated as soon as possible.
4/19/2020: Distance Learning Continues
I hope you and your loved ones are safe and healthy. And I hope you were able to enjoy April Break.
As I am sure you are aware, Governor Lamont has extended school shutdown in Connecticut through May 20th. He also committed to decide if we need to be closed for the remainder of the year sooner, rather than later. This means we have at least 4 more weeks of distance learning.
We are so grateful for your partnership and patience with as we have shifted to distance learning. We understand how challenging it can be to manage your children’s learning along with everything else you are doing. Please know we are here to support you. Our focus during this next month will continue to be on relationships with each and every learner. Our goal is for all children to feel connected with their school and good about themselves as they engage in this new learning environment. If your child is struggling academically or emotionally, please email your child's teacher, as we truly want to help in any way we can!
Technology repairs are now being conducted by appointment only. Please let your child's school know if you need a repair and the technology department will contact you directly to schedule an appointment
Free meal distribution will continue at the same 11 sites throughout the closure from 11 am - 1 pm.
Pick-up sites are located at:
- Naugatuck High School
- Southwood Garden
- Lantern Park
- Central Ave.
- Andrew Ave.
- Maple Hill
- Hop Brook
- City Hill
- Cross St.
The high school will also be surveying families this week regarding graduation and other end-of-year celebrations. Report cards and grading will be revised so they appropriately represent learning during this statewide crisis and period of distance learning. Your principals will share more details with you about the grading and report card revisions in the coming weeks. We will also begin to plan for our eventual return.
I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your continued partnership as we navigate these uncertain times.
4/6/20: Meal Service during April Break
- 🍏 We are closed on Friday, April 10 but we will be passing out the meal on Thursday, April 9. You will get 2 meal bags per child on Thursday.
- 🍐 Monday, April 13: You will get meal bags for both Monday and Tuesday
- 🍑 Wednesday, April 15: You will get 3 meal bags per child. (1 for Wednesday, 1 for Thursday and 1 for Friday)
4/4/20: April Vacation is back on April 10-17
Good Afternoon NPS Families,
I hope that you and your families are well. This pandemic is challenging and changing us in ways that we will only come to realize as we come to the other side of this. And I do believe that together we will get to the other side...And we will be stronger and more united as a community than ever before.
I want to thank you for your partnership, support, and patience during our shift to distance learning. We are all learning and adjusting as we proceed. Our focus continues to be on health and safety, relationships and connecting with each and every child. We are expecting a decision in the coming week about the remainder of the school year and will communicate with you as soon as we hear.
I have received clarification that we can revert to the last published calendar prior to the COVID closure. As such, we will have April Vacation from April 13-17th as well as the planned holiday on April 10th. The last day of school will be June 11th.
All my best to you and your loved ones,
3/30/20: Consent by Parent(s) or Guardians(s) for Distance Learning Participation and Information Regarding Student Confidentiality
First and foremost, we hope this email finds you, your family and loved ones safe, healthy and in good spirits. As the remote educational opportunities currently being provided due to the COVID-19 pandemic develop, it’s important to remember that we all must respect the privacy of our students.
Through NPS’s remote educational opportunities, students may be receiving group lessons through video or teleconferencing. As a result, parents and guardians may see, hear, or be exposed to confidential and personally identifiable information about students other than their own child. In an effort to maintain student privacy, we ask that all families and students agree and implement the following:
- To whatever extent possible, make arrangements that students participate in video or teleconferencing lessons in a private space where, other than a parent/guardian, no other individual has access to or is present during the period of instruction. Encourage student use of headphones or earbuds if possible.
- Parents and guardians who may be present during video instruction should distance themselves from the lesson to avoid unnecessary access to confidential or personally identifiable information regarding other students (and their families).
- Parents and guardians should not disclose any information concerning other students or their families that may have been incidentally discovered during any such observations of a class or instruction.
- As with school visits, electronic recording or video/audio taping by parents/guardians, and students of either students or teachers in our schools, in the classroom, or during remote instruction is not permitted.
- Any such recording, release or disclosure of confidential information concerning other students or their families and any disruption to the delivery of instruction to any student may result in the suspension of virtual/remote learning privileges.
Continuing to protect student confidentially during this unprecedented pandemic is important. Implementing the procedures outlined above will support student confidentiality and promote the success of the remote educational opportunities currently being provided. Through participation in our remote learning program, parents and guardians are agreeing to the terms listed above. If parents or guardians object to their child’s participation in any online virtual learning opportunities, please contact Christopher Montini, Assistant Superintendent, or Nicole Reichardt, Director of Special Services, by email. If you are in disagreement, the virtual learning program will not be provided to your child and we will determine a different means by which to address your child’s educational needs. Please address any specific questions about our district’s remote learning plan with your school principal.
Now more than ever, we are thankful for the Naugatuck Public School and greater community, the strong relationships between our schools and families, and our amazing students (whom we miss very much).
Naugatuck Public Schools
NPS COVID19 Crisis Family Resources
We have expanded our team and hours to accommodate the needs of the community during this difficult time. Weekend and evening appointments are available! We are meeting with our clients using a HIPAA secured platform so clients will be able to video chat with us for their sessions.
We take most major insurances including Anthem, Aetna, Cigna, UnitedHealthcare, Connecticare, and Husky/Medicaid.
Our office can be reached at 203-729-0341 or via email email@example.com with questions and/or new appointments!
Offices are closed but help is available!
Wellmoreo contact us you may use the methods below
Wellmore Behavioral Health
Please be sure to leave the full name and date of birth of the person you are concerned about.
We will attempt to respond to messages and emails during the hours of 9 am – 5 pm, 7 days a week. It may take more than 24 hours to respond to your call or email.
For child services call: 203-756-7287 or email firstname.lastname@example.orgFor adult services call: 203-755-1143 or email email@example.com
Emergency Mobile Psychiatric Services
For a child in crisis, dial 2-1-1
For an adult in crisis, dial 1-866-794-0021
Mental Health Information
3/25/20: Chromebook Repairs
3/22/20: First Day of Distance Learning
March 22, 2020
Naugatuck Public Schools Family,
I have never been more proud to be part of the Naugatuck community as we have pulled together to embrace this new challenge. Tomorrow we will officially begin using our technology tools to connect and learn virtually and from a distance. We will continue to focus on relationships as we partner with you to ensure that each and every one of our children and families is engaged in learning. This first week, expect a slow start and a few glitches as we all learn how to do this – we will get better with time! Communicate with your teachers and school support staff when you have questions and please be patient with us and trust that we will do whatever it takes to stay connected with your children.
We are here as partners with you in this time of crisis. While educating your children is always important to us, wellness, and relationships come first. There is no problem we cannot solve together, no questions we do not want to hear, and no need that is beyond the scope of our community.
I am truly looking forward to how this community will take this opportunity to pull together and take care of each and every child in our NPS family!
Have a great evening and have fun learning during these next few weeks. I will stay in communication as we learn more about the evolution and duration of this pandemic closure.
03/17/20 - Chromebook distribution
March 17, 2020
Dear Naugatuck School Families,
Thank you for your patience, understanding, and flexibility during this unprecedented pandemic! Our priority is taking care of our community as we adapt to the changing circumstances.
As you may be aware, the Governor issued an executive order closing schools for two weeks. Guidance from the State Department of Education has shifted from short term closure to longer-term distance learning. It is likely that the closure will be extensive so we are shifting our plan to engage students and families in distance learning indefinitely. Distance learning days will count as regular school days. We will begin distance learning on Monday, March 23, 2020.
In the coming days, each school principal will communicate with families regarding the distribution of Chromebooks and the detailed plan for each school. Call your child’s school as soon as possible if you do not currently have internet access or need any other accommodations. Please visit this page for information on how to get free internet for the next two months.
- Andrew Avenue Elementary: 203-720-5221 | firstname.lastname@example.org
- Hop Brook Elementary: 203-720-5231 | email@example.com
- Maple Hill Elementary: 203-720-5236 | firstname.lastname@example.org
- Salem Elementary: 203-720-5242 | email@example.com
- Western Elementary: 203-720-5244 | firstname.lastname@example.org
- Cross Street Intermediate: 203-720-5227 | email@example.com
- Hillside Intermediate: 203-720-5260 | firstname.lastname@example.org
- City Hill Middle School: 203-720-5250 | email@example.com
- Naugatuck High School: 203-720-5400 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Our goal is to be partners in this process to ensure that all of our students are engaged in meaningful learning during this period. We will need your support and your children will need your encouragement.
This week we will be preparing and distributing Chromebooks.
The last day of school is now scheduled for June 11, 2020.
While details of each school plan will be shared by the principals, here is the general outline for our plan:
- This week: Preparing and distributing Chromebooks (K-12), supporting families who need access to the internet, and developing our virtual learning plan.
- March 23-27: Building capacity of staff, introduce learning plan and platforms to students, begin distance learning, and ensure connection with 100% of our students.
- March 30 - April 3: Increasing staff and student capacity to learn in a virtual setting. Ensure 100% student engagement.
- April 6th - until further notice: Continue strengthening our distance learning with 100% engagement.
We will communicate more information as it becomes available.
3/13/20 School Lunch Program Emergency Feeding Protocols
persons (18 years of age and under) under the direction of CT State Department of Education, (CSDE) version of
the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) program standards as outlined below.
The following sites will be open each weekday from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm as long as we are continuing distance learning. A
bagged breakfast and a bagged lunch will be provided to take home for each child under 18 years old regardless of their school enrollment status. Children do not need to be present in order to collect the meals.
Sample bag breakfast: (must take complete meal bag): Nutrigrain bar, 100% Fruit Juice, Graham Cracker, Piece of Fruit, Milk
Sample Lunch Bag: (must take complete meal bag): Sandwich, Vegetable, Fruit, and Milk
If you have any questions about meal distribution, please contact Kate Murphy at
Breakfast and Lunch distribution times: 11 am – 1 pmNaugatuck High School Main Entrance
543 Rubber Ave. Naugatuck, CT 06770
City Hill Middle School lower parking lot café doors
441 City Hill St. Naugatuck, CT 06770
Cross St. Intermediate School Main entrance
120 Cross St. Naugatuck, CT 06770
Salem Elementary School Café door entrance
124 Meadow St. Naugatuck, CT 06770
Andrew Ave Elementary School main entrance
Western Elementary School Café door entrance
108 Pine St. Naugatuck, CT 06770
Maple Hill Elementary School main entrance
641 Maple Hill Rd. Naugatuck, CT 06770
Central Ave Early Childhood Center side door entrance
28 Central Ave. Naugatuck, CT 06770
4/9/20: Gov. Lamont announces schools will be closed until at least May 20
This is from the governor's press release:
Governor Lamont, in consultation with State Education Commissioner Miguel Cardona, today announced that he soon plans to sign an executive order extending the date for which classes at all public schools statewide remain canceled until at least May 20.
“Out of the best interests of the health and safety of students, teachers, and staff, we feel this is the best approach at this time,” Governor Lamont said. “We’ll continue consulting with our public health experts and education officials in the coming weeks as the situation continues to change. I want everyone to know that this is done out of an abundance of caution, and our education officials will continue to speak with school districts to help amplify their learn-from-home initiatives during this difficult time.”
The governor plans to sign the order in the coming days.