Danbury Schools Set Dates For Reopening Under Hybrid Model

Rich Kirby

DANBURY, CT — The city's public schools have set the dates for their reopening, on a hybrid attendance model.

Prekindergarten and elementary schools will return on Jan. 19, the middle schools on Jan.25, and Danbury High School on Feb. 01.

For all but about 100 special education students, it will be the first time they've seen a blackboard since the outbreak of the coronavirus last March.

A large spike in COVID-19 cases in mid-August curtailed the district's reopening plans, from hybrid to full remote. Continued high positivity rates, which made Danbury one of the state's first coronavirus red zones, have kept the doors shut. Danbury has been a fixture on Connecticut's red zone map since.

In his letter to families informing them of the new schedules, Superintendent Sal Pascarella warned that the "...constantly evolving public health crisis ... may necessitate changes to our plans. If your child is attending in-person hybrid learning, please be prepared for a shift in the learning mode."

This article originally appeared on the Danbury Patch