NORWALK, CT — The city's new Schools Superintendent Dr. Alexandra Estrella will host an online town hall meeting on Wednesday to discuss Norwalk Public School's reopening plan, which was submitted to the state Department of Education on Friday.
In the face of the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, all school districts in the state were required to submit a three-pronged plan that discussed how the district would handle a full in-person reopening, a full virtual reopening, and a hybrid of both in-person and virtual learning with schools at 50 percent capacity.
Wednesday's town hall is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in English, and 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Spanish. It can be viewed on the Norwalk Public School's YouTube channel, or registering for the Zoom webinar. For more information, click here.
"Depending upon the community spread level (minimal, moderate, high) of COVID-19 at any point during the next school year as determined by health experts, the district will, in consultation with the Norwalk Health Director and Connecticut State Department of Education, implement a full in-person learning plan, hybrid in-person/remote learning model, or a full remote learning model," Norwalk officials wrote. "A full-time, synchronistic, virtual option will be made available to families (Pre-K-12) who opt out of in-person learning. Families may determine to opt into or out of the virtual program at any point during the course of the school year."
To view Norwalk Public Schools' reopening plan, click here.