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Summer 2021 Updates

Derby Public Schools is providing updates and a variety of resources for our families and staff during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We will continue to communicate with families and staff via Skylert, our mass notification tool, and post on www.derbyschools.com. Read previous updates HERE.

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Tuesday, June 1, 2021
New Guidance Approved for Summer Learning Opportunities and Programs

Earlier this evening, Derby Public Schools held a Special Board of Education meeting to discuss guidance for summer learning opportunities and programs. Changes to the district's COVID-19 safety logistics were approved by the Board and can be viewed HERE. This includes guidance the district will follow this summer on masks, transportation, field trips, classroom and cafeteria seating, hand washing and hand sanitizing, quarantine and close contact guidelines, cleaning, COVID-19 positive case communication and visitors. The recommended changes are in consultation with our guiding local physicians, Sedgwick County Health Department and CDC guidelines. One of the most notable changes is that starting June 2, masks for students, staff and visitors are optional. 

Please continue to monitor symptoms when not feeling well and do not come to school or work if you are sick or showing symptoms. It is important each of us does our part and continues to follow these everyday preventive actions to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and other communicable diseases. Staying home when experiencing COVID-19 symptoms also helps to reduce close contacts and quarantine numbers.

It is important to emphasize that a decision has not been made on COVID-19 safety logistics or masks for 2021-2022 school year. This will be discussed at a future Board of Education meeting later this summer.

We hope you are enjoying the first week of summer break and we look forward to hosting a variety of wonderful learning experiences throughout the summer!


Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Reminder: Last Day of School and Early Release Times; Upcoming Special BOE Meeting for Summer Guidance

Good afternoon!

This is a reminder that Wednesday, May 26 is the last day of school for students in grades K-11. It is an early release day. Your school’s early release time is listed on the school year calendar, if you ever need to reference this. You can also view the calendar HERE.

If you have a student in grades K-8, there is still time to sign-up for free summer learning opportunities. Read more HERE.

On June 1, Derby Public Schools will hold a Special Board of Education meeting at 5:30PM. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss safety logistics for summer programming, including guidance on masks. The district continues to work with local health professionals as well as review new guidance received. We also anticipate reviewing safety logistics in relation to COVID-19 for the 2021-2022 school year in July. Once determined, families and staff will be notified via Skylert, our mass notification tool.

Despite challenges thrown our way, thank you for making this another unforgettable school year!

Sincerely,

Heather Bohaty

Superintendent of Schools

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