Holiday Wishes and Safety Reminders

Holiday Wishes and Safety Reminders
Posted on 11/24/2020

November 23, 2020 

Dear NPS Parents and Guardians, 

As we approach the holiday season this year, I want  to remind families that they can still enjoy time with loved ones while remaining focused on health and safety. I understand that parents will be welcoming students home from college and families may be traveling to celebrate with relatives in or outside of Connecticut. With the number of cases rising in Connecticut and the importance of keeping our students and staff protected this year, I want to share some important tips to support a safe holiday season. Please click this link to view the CDC Holiday Guidelines for families. 

This holiday season may include travel or large group gatherings where appropriate social distancing or mask-wearing efforts might be compromised. If at all possible, travel should be avoided. However, if you find your family’s holiday plans might pose a risk to others, I recommend that you self-quarantine for 14 days from the event or date of travel and have your child temporarily transition to distance learning. Please communicate with your child’s school if you will be making this temporary switch in learning models. 

In addition, If you travel to a state on the CT Travel Advisory and stay longer than 24 hours, you must obtain a PCR COVID-19 test three days prior to leaving the state or upon return. A negative PCR test must be presented to the school prior to school reentry. The Department of Public Health also requires that you quarantine at home until you receive the results. If you do plan to travel for more than 24 hours to a state on the Travel Advisory list please complete this Holiday Travel Form for Families no later than Tuesday, November 24.

I am continuously impressed with our staff,  students’, and families’ compliance with our extensive mitigation strategies. Thank you for your support and understanding, and I  wish you all a wonderful, safe, and healthy holiday season. 

Sincerely, 

Maureen Brummett, Ed.D

Superintendent of Schools