Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a global challenge that is affecting many aspects of our lives, including school operations. We’ve created this page to compile information related to COVID-19 that is relevant to our families. Please check back frequently for updates.
COVID-19 Health and Safety Compliance Liaison: John Woodmansee, 860-754-8765, John.Woodmansee@ct.gov
Suggestion Box: Do you have a question or concern about distance learning or CTECS’ response to COVID-19? Please leave your comments in our online suggestion box. We will respond to you individually, or incorporate an answer into our weekly communications.
CTECS REOPENING PLAN, SCHOOL YEAR 2020-2021
Enclosed in this guide (guia en español) is information on new procedures, protocols and plans that have been implemented in our efforts to provide the safest learning environment in these circumstances for our students. Our plan was developed following guidelines issued by the Connecticut State Department of Education’s (SDE) Adapt, Advance, Achieve: Connecticut’s Plan to Learn and Grow Together reopening document, and in consultation with local and state health departments.
Please keep in mind that CTECS’ Guide to Reopening is based on public health information available at this time. The plan will be revised and adjusted as new guidance is received, or as necessary to best support the health and safety of our students and employees
Updates from the Superintendent
September 21, 2020 – Please stay home when sick
August 17, 2020 – Hybrid Learning Plan, WBL and Face Masks
August 7, 2020 – Schools to open in Phase 2, Hybrid Learning; Opt-in form for Distance Learning
July 31, 2020 – CTECS Guide to Reopening, School Year 2020-21
June 26, 2020 – Governor Lamont’s reopening guidelines
May 5, 2020 – In-person classes canceled for school year
May 1, 2020 – Grading Policy, future plans
April 24, 2020 – Bringing out the best in us
April 17, 2020 – Grading policy, supports and resources
April 9, 2020 – School closure extended to May 20, cycle rotations, and more
April 2, 2020 – April vacation, third quarter grades and more
March 26, 2020 – Distance Learning starts 3/30, cyber safety, and more
March 20, 2020 – Distance Learning Plan announced
March 17, 2020 – Free meal locations announced
March 13, 2020 – School closures are announced
March 10, 2020 – CTECS is taking preventative measures
February 28, 2020 – Monitoring COVID-19, sharing healthy behavior guidelines
View the Distance Learning website that also holds valuable information, including FAQs, guidance for parents and caregivers, and technical support.
COVID-19 Resources and Information
State of Connecticut
Centers for Disease Control
Supports & Resources
Grief Counseling Resources and Support
Kids in Crisis: 203-327-KIDS
Text the Crisis Text Line at 741741
Call the National Suicide Life Line at 800-273-8255
Call The Trevor Project (LGBTQ support): 866-488-7386
For CT’s mobile crisis: Dial 2-1-1, select option 1
Call 911 and ask for a Crisis Intervention Trained (CIT) officer
Trans Lifeline’s Hotline is a peer support service run by trans people, for trans and questioning callers. Dial 877-565-8860
Public Health Emergency Crisis Intervention
The Disaster Distress Helpline (DDH) provides crisis counseling and support for anyone in the U.S. experiencing distress or other behavioral health concerns related to any natural or human-caused disaster, including public health emergencies. Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746.
For any victims and survivors who need support, call 1-800-799-7233 or 1-800-799-7233 for TTY, or if you’re unable to speak safely, you can log onto thehotline.org or text LOVEIS to 22522.
Call 800.656.HOPE (4673) to be connected with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area.
Warm Lines in Connecticut. Please note that these are not crisis lines. In an emergency, please call 9-1-1. Warm Lines are telephone support services staffed by people who have experience/expertise with mutual support. The days/hours of operation vary.
The Hartford Warm Line is a peer run warm line based in Connecticut but open to national callers. There is one Spanish speaking counselor (limited hours) and there are no call limits. There are no chat or text capabilities.
National Alliance on Mental Illness Warmline Directory
National Alliance on Mental Illness
Mental Health and COVID-19 – Information And Resources
Videos for Students and Families