Glastonbury Public Schools

COVID-19

Information & Resources

No Plan to Change Our Current Learning Model

September 28, 2020

We have begun to receive questions regarding future plans for learning. At this time we have no plans to change our current learning model (Hybrid Plan B). Overall our reopening plan appears to have worked well.

We are watching carefully as some local schools have had to close for a few days or a couple of weeks due to the spread of COVID-19. Meanwhile, some districts are preparing to open secondary schools five days a week in the coming month. We will continue to monitor these communities, especially those with large high schools like ours, as we regularly evaluate our learning plan. We will also be cautious about changing plans as cooler weather and the flu season approach.

While we have no set date to transition to Plan A (full-time in-school classes for all grades), we would provide parents, students, and staff with 1-2 weeks notice before making such a change. A transition to Plan C (eLearning for all grades), on the other hand, could be made quickly if needed to protect the health and safety of our community.

Glastonbury Public Schools COVID-19 Dashboard

Glastonbury Public Schools will provide transparent and accurate data on COVID-19 cases in our schools. We will also maintain student and staff member privacy.

Any Glastonbury Public Schools student or staff member who tests positive for COVID-19 will isolate at home. We will notify our town health department. We will also notify staff and parents when there is a positive case of COVID-19 in their school. Contact tracing will follow each positive test result. Anyone in direct contact with the person who tested positive (less than 6 feet for more than 15 minutes and certain other types of contact of less than 15 minutes in the last 2 days) will be notified and will need to quarantine for 14 days as well.

  • This dashboard will be updated daily.

  • A case is removed from the list once they are cleared to return to school or work per CDC guidelines.

  • Students or staff who are eLearning or eTeaching entirely from home will not be included in the report unless they are also physically participating in school or district activities.

  • The numbers listed for people in quarantine indicate people who were in direct contact with someone who tested positive. (Student Quarantine FAQs)

COVID Dashboard

Summer/Fall 2020 District Communications

Districtwide Emails Sent to Parents Regarding School Reopening, Coronavirus, eLearning, etc.

Videos for Parents, Students, and Staff

Wear a Cloth Face Covering

Best Protective Measures

Handwashing Demonstration

Coronavirus Explained

National and State Resources

Best Practices to Avoid the Coronavirus

Staying Healthy

  • Wear a face covering that fits snugly around nose and cheeks, avoids gaps, and is thick enough not to see sun/light through

  • Watch social distancing

  • Wash hands frequently and thoroughly for at least 20 seconds

  • Use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick

  • Stay home when you are sick

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, and then throw the tissue in the trash

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

Wash your Hands Often

Stay healthy by washing your hands often, especially during these key times when you are likely to get and spread germs:

  • Before, during, and after preparing food

  • Before eating food

  • Before and after caring for someone at home who is sick with vomiting or diarrhea

  • Before and after treating a cut or wound

  • After using the toilet

  • After changing diapers or cleaning up a child who has used the toilet

  • After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing

  • After touching an animal, animal feed, or animal waste

  • After handling pet food or pet treats

  • After touching garbage

Spring 2020 District Communications

Emails Sent to Parents Regarding Coronavirus, eLearning, etc.

Note: Technology related emails can be found on the e-Learning Tech Support page.