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,

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

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.

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

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 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

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