Notice to and Consent by Parent(s) or Guardians(s) for Distance Learning Participation and
Information Regarding Student Confidentiality
March 30, 2020
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. If we are still shut down during the scheduled April vacation, we will continue distance learning during that time.
The last day of school is now scheduled for June 12, 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. Continue learning during the dates originally earmarked for April vacation.
We will communicate more information as it becomes available.
3/13/20 School Calendar and FAQ (updated 3/24/20 to reflect current situation)
There have been many questions related to the impact of the Coronavirus Closure on the 2019-2020 School Calendar. Please be advised that adjustments to the calendar may be subject to revision depending on any further response to the changing conditions associated with the pandemic.
- No parent-teacher conferences in March
- March 23: Start distance learning
- June 8-10: Parent-Teacher Conferences - early dismissal pre-k through 8
- June 11: Half day for students, full day for teachers
- June 12: Tentative last day of school. Half-day for students, full day for teachers
Below are responses to some of the most frequently asked questions:
What about the governor's waiver of the 180 school day requirement?
We have until June 30th to have 180 school days. Our new last day of school is now June 12th. If we need to extend the shutdown or cancel more days, we will adjust. We cannot have school past June 30th so if we do not have 180 days by then, the state will waive the requirement.
What about April vacation?
We will continue working from home doing distance learning during the days that had been scheduled for April break.
How are report cards and parent conferences impacted by the coronavirus closure?
March parent conferences are canceled. Report cards will be distributed after we return to school.
We will hold parent conferences for PK-8 students in June in conjunction with the final report card. The schedule for conferences will be communicated closer to the June dates.
How will the closure impact high school graduation?
The Board of Education set a fixed date for high school graduation of June 11, 2020. The closure will not impact that date.
Graduates will not have to return to school after graduation.
What about online learning?
We have begun distance learning. Your students should check-in to their Google Classrooms every day.
Where should I direct further questions?
Please direct questions to your school principal and secretary. We will monitor questions and send district communications as needed.
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