ENFIELD, CT — The first in-person meeting of the Enfield Board of Education in more than six months resulted in the extension of the current hybrid model learning plan until Nov. 9.
Under the current plan, students attend school in person two days per week, and have remote learning three days a week. The school board had established Oct. 2 as its date to evaluate the conditions of the coronavirus pandemic, with hopes of returning to full-time in-person classes Oct. 19.
While the hybrid plan has been extended for three additional weeks, parents who initially opted for full remote learning for their children but wish to place them into the hybrid program may do so on the original Oct. 19 date by reaching out to their child's grade level dean and guidance counselor.
The full remote option will be available for families for the entire 2020-21 academic year, Superintendent of Schools Chris Drezek said.
During nearly 80 minutes of briefing by Drezek, he explained the protocol for contact tracing and the length of time to complete it. When a confirmed case of coronavirus occurs within the Enfield Public Schools, notification is first made to the Department of Public Health, then contact tracing calls begin.
Drezek emphasized if someone in the home is having coronavirus symptoms and has undergone testing, the student should stay home until the test results are received. If the results come back positive, the parent or guardian should call the school and let them know the situation.
The complete board meeting may be viewed below.