Message from Superintendent of Stamford Public Schools, Dr. Tamu Lucero
Staff and Families,
Since communicating accurate and timely information to staff and parents is a top priority in our district, I want to inform you of a difficult decision our administrative team has made. Looking ahead to the upcoming weeks, we unfortunately anticipate our current staffing challenges, in both the Hybrid and the Distance Teaching and Learning models, to become increasingly more difficult. In order to ensure continuity and quality of teaching and learning, we are going to temporarily transition to100% Distance Teaching and Learning, beginning on Monday, December 21, with an expected reopening of our school buildings on Tuesday, January 19, 2021.
More information regarding this transition will be shared with you directly from your building leaders early next week.
Additionally, we recognize that ongoing two-way communication between parents and teachers is critical to the success of our students. Therefore, next week, we have set aside time for parent-teacher conferences, at both the elementary and secondary levels. In an effort to ensure sufficient time for all conferences, we are scheduling Early Release Days for all students on Wednesday, December 16, Thursday, December 17 and Friday, December 18. In this way the schedule is consistent across the district.
Thank you for all your flexibility, understanding, and support to ensure the health and safety of our staff and students.
Dr. Tamu Lucero